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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As agencies across the Federal government adjust operations to accommodate COVID-19 coronavirus disruptions, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) CISO for Acquisition Katie Arrington assured stakeholders today that the pandemic is not disrupting the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.






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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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Katie Arrington, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) CISO for acquisition and a prime mover for the recently released Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, this week emphasized the vital importance of defense contractors making the switch away from Chinese-built communications equipment.  






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Katie Arrington, the Defense Department’s (DoD) Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition and a driving force behind the Pentagon’s recently released Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, voiced a vigorous defense on Feb. 26 of U.S. law and policy that bans the Federal government and its contractors from doing business with China-based network equipment maker Huawei.






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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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