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Karlton Johnson: CMMC Accreditation Body’s Board Eyes Nonprofit Status, Grant Funding

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Karlton Johnson, chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body’s (CMMC-AB) board of directors, said the volunteer board is working to transition operations to paid staff as it awaits potential nonprofit status. “If in doubt, the government has oversight with us and so we’re working hand in hand with the government,” he noted.

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Ellen Lord Recommends Strategies to Prepare for CMMC Implementation: Four Step Process

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, after the announcement of the new cybersecurity regulations, emphasized the concerns that  the Department of Defense (DoD) had with its supply chain concerning sensitive and unclassified government data, and discussed the three new changes with the implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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DoD CMMC Becomes a Global Intrigue As Countries Investigate New Cybersecurity Regulations; Stacy Bostjanick Quoted

Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, discussed how the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has become a global intrigue as other nations look to the United States as the government implements the new model. 

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DoD Announces New CMMC Program to Launch in Spring 2020; Ellen Lord Quoted

The Pentagon will hold a public hearing in late April or early May for its new cybersecurity contracting standards, Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment with Department of Defense, announced. The department will prepare to select third party auditors and implement the requirements in 10 pilot programs in spring 2020.

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Ty Schieber, Board Chairman for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, to Serve as Panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd

Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation and accreditation body board chairman for the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, will speak on the “Implementing CMMC” panel at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Thursday, April 2nd. Register here for POC’s CMMC Forum 2020.

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Stacy Bostjanick: DoD Eyes Completion of Cyber Certification Training, Assessment Guides in March

Stacy Bostjanick, director of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification policy office within the office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said the first batch of third-party assessment organizations should be available by late summer and that the Pentagon intends to finalize the assessment and training guides for CMMC in March, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Katie Arrington: DoD’s Cyber Certification Model Could Allow for Reciprocity With FedRAMP

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said DoD considers opening the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification initiative up for a reciprocity process with the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management program to facilitate the transition, FCW reported Friday.

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DoD Acquisition Office Issues Cybersecurity Accreditation Body RFI

The Pentagon's Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment is seeking input on how to establish an accreditation body to verify the cybersecurity of controlled unclassified information stored in defense contractor-run networks.

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