By Angel N. Davis,
With Cybersecurity awareness a keen focal point, regardless of business size, Government Contractors now have an overwhelming responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of sensitive customer data. The latest Department of Defense (DOD) regulation being developed to support the growing number of cybersecurity concerns , is the DOD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
The DOD issued a new draft of the CMMC Model, version, 0.6 on November 7, 2019. According to DOD, the CMMC will be a unified cybersecurity standard for DOD acquisitions, to reduce exfiltration of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) from the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The CMMC audit will be conducted by certified Independent, 3rd parties. The overall objective of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is to combine a variety of cybersecurity standards and best practices, map these practices and processes across several maturity levels and when implemented will hopefully reduce and help manage risk, against cyber threats. The applicable CMMC level, will be specified in the solicitation.
CMMC, revision 1.0 will be implemented in January 2020. CMMC requirements will be included in Requests for Information in June 2020 and will be included in Request for Proposals starting in Fall 2020.
As the Department of Defense works to refine the model, stakeholder feedback has been requested.
For additional information, regarding the implementation of CMMC, please click on the following Link: https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/faq.html
As the new year approaches, Centre Law & Consulting, will continue to keep you updated on the latest regulations.
If you have questions regarding the CMMC, please contact us here or call us at 703-288-2800.
About the Author:
|Angel Davis, CFCM
Angel N. Davis has over 13 years of experience in federal contracts management. She is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and is currently the President of the Tysons Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). While completing the NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), Angel successfully pioneered the NCMA Tysons Women In Leadership Initiative.
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