The group charged with overseeing implementation of new cybersecurity standards for Department of Defense supply chain companies has released its requirements for third-party assessors – the next step in a multi-year process designed to better secure the defense industrial base. […]

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Assessors for the new cybersecurity standard for contractors of the Department of Defense have not yet been selected, but a Department of Homeland Security official praised DoD’s efforts and said his department is looking toward their example.






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The Accreditation Body responsible for orchestrating the implementation of the Defense Department’s (DoD) new cybersecurity standard for contractors released two requests for information on May 27 as the organization looks to begin training assessors this summer.






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While the fight regarding the JEDI cloud computing contract between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pentagon drags on, AWS is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) in another capacity – the department’s cybersecurity standard for contractors.






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Katie Arrington, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) lead and CISO for acquisition at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Undersecretary of Defense, confirmed that the CMMC and FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) offices are working on a way to grant reciprocity between the two certifications.






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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (AB) Chair Ty Schieber and Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Katie Arrington shared new insights on what CMMC-AB looks like and how companies can expect to interact with it.






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The fifteen-member Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body hosted an online meeting of thousands today, with the biggest news being that no third-party assessment groups have yet been appointed to help in the effort by the Defense Department (DoD) to create formal cybersecurity certifications for defense industrial base firms.






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Katie Arrington, CISO for acquisition at the Department of Defense, says a rule change on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will benefit small businesses looking to work with the Defense Department.






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The Department of Defense (DoD) released the final version of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in January 2020, but without certification processes in place, third-party entities are offering fraudulent CMMCs to contractors interested in working with the department.






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The Department of Defense is making progress on both its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and a new policy on software development in the department, said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of acquisition at the Pentagon, in a press conference today.






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Cyber Security Brainstorm

The Department of Defense released a draft version of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), dated August 30, offering a glimpse into how the department plans to apply cybersecurity requirements to its contractors in the near future.






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The Defense Department (DoD) Office of Under Secretary Acquisition of Sustainment is creating a new certification model to streamline DoD’s cybersecurity acquisition processes, Special Assistant to DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense Acquisition for Cyber Katie Arrington said at the Professional Services Council Federal Acquisition Conference today.






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