Cybersecurity

Rule Change to Add CMMC Requirements to Contracts Completes Interagency Review

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification has undergone an interagency review as part of a rulemaking process needed to make CMMC a part of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

“The rule has finished interagency review, and we are still expecting the rule to come out by the end of the calendar year,” a spokeswoman for DoD told the publication in an email.

A rule change to DFARS will facilitate the integration of CMMC requirements into contracts. Once the interim rule for the cyber standard is published, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed rule.

Updates on the rule change came weeks after the CMMC Accreditation Body approved 11 licensed partner publishers that will provide education curricula.

Join Potomac Officers Club for its Fall 2020 CMMC Forum on Oct. 7th, 2020 to learn about the requirements and priorities of implementing the certification, including scoping of CMMC assessments, supply chain impacts and C3PAOs, as RFPs quickly approach. 

Katherine Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) for the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as the keynote speaker. Don’t miss out on this must see event! Click here to register for the Fall 2020 CMMC Forum.

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