Ty Schieber, board chairman of the accreditation body for the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, said certification and audit data of contractors seeking accreditation under CMMC will be hosted on the Department of Defense Information Network, Nextgov reported Tuesday.
“DOD intends to maintain their instance [of the repository] on the DOD network and we will be responsible for populating that,” Schieber said Tuesday during a press conference.
Schieber said individuals seeking to become certified CMMC assessors have begun applying for the formal education program, which could begin later this year or early 2021.
“I’m pleased to report that we had a very successful ‘warm opening’ with over 167 transactions,” he said.
Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.
Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Virtual Forum 2020 on June 24th to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.