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Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger Shares Views on CMMC

Lauren Knausenberger

Lauren Knausenberger, chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force and 2021 Wash100 Award, said she has concerns about the potential impact of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program on small businesses seeking to work with DOD. Knausenberger thinks the Pentagon’s information technology supply chain should be supported with better cyber standards. 

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Karlton Johnson: CMMC Accreditation Board to Undergo Leadership-Focused Organizational Change

Karlton Johnson

Karlton Johnson, board chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), said he will focus on transforming his group from a director board into one more focused on organizational leadership. The board is working to help the government implement CMMC, through which the Department of Defense (DOD) would standardize the security controls of the defense industrial base.

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DOD Launches Review of CMMC Vetting Program; Robert Metzger Quoted

CMMC Vetting

Jessica Maxwell, a spokeswoman for the Department of Defense (DOD), said the Pentagon is assessing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program to ensure that it is meeting goals without impeding industry participation. Maxwell told the publication in a statement that the DOD routinely executes assessments at the early stages of major programs.

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Report: Ben Tchoubineh, Nicole Dean Step Down as CMMC Board Members

CMMC Accreditation Body

Ben Tchoubineh, chair of the training committee within the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body, and Nicole Dean, a CMMC board member, have stepped down from their posts. The CMMC-AB is advancing efforts to train enough assessors to perform in-person audits of defense companies’ readiness when it comes to cybersecurity. 

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Accreditation Body Schedules CMMC Final Rule Release, Training Classes

CMMC

Diane Knight, lead for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program's pathfinders and pilots at the Department of Defense (DOD), said at a Jan. 26th virtual town hall that a final rule on the unified cybersecurity standard could be released in April 2021. The AB has certified 16 licensed partner publishers for training materials. Two pending applications remain.

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Katie Arrington on Pentagon’s New Agreement With CMMC Accreditation Body

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is close to signing a new agreement with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body responsible for training auditors for the CMMC program.

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Mark Berman on CMMC Accreditation Body’s Role in Supply Chain Cyber Posture Maintenance

Mark Berman

The accreditation body for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is authorized to offer cybersecurity services and Mark Berman, chairman of the communications committee within the body’s board of directors, said the AB is also tasked with helping certified vendors in the defense supply chain improve their cybersecurity posture, Nextgov reported Monday.

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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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