The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) vision for CMMC is to be a unified cybersecurity standard for DoD acquisitions to reduce exfiltration of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) from the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
This Microsoft Tech Community Public Sector Blog post is an in depth response for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) regarding compliance with the newly-established Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
The CMMC Center of Excellence is an IT-AAC sponsored and hosted public – private partnership that will be the focal point for coordination, communication, and collaboration in support of entities seeking to achieve the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements, to improve and enhance the cybersecurity and overall security of the supply chain for the defense industrial base and the United States Department of Defense.
OCTOBER 2020 - Andrew Hoover and Katie Stewart, architects of the CMMC model, discuss reviewing and communicating CMMC activities and measuring those activities for effectiveness, which are requirements of Level 4 of the model
Representatives from several primes are discussing the impact of CMMC on the supplier base. These primes include Jeffrey Dodson (BAE Systems), Christopher Page (Huntington Ingalls Industries), Mike Gordon (Lockheed Martin), and Noble Dean (L3Harris).
October 24, 2019: DoD has announced CMMC as a unified cybersecurity standard to be consistently applied to all organizations across the Defense Industrial Base. CMMC certification becomes a requirement in 2020. It will greatly enhance the cybersecurity of the supply chain, but will also enforce new requirements for your organization to participate on any DoD contract. CMMC requires certification by an accredited third party and is pass/fail. Watch Ms. Arrington's CMMC introduction.
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