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IPC’s John Mitchell: DOD Should Consider CMMC Compliance’s Impact on Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises

IPC Survey on CMMC

John Mitchell, president and CEO of electronics manufacturing industry association IPC, said the Department of Defense (DOD) should give careful consideration to small and medium-sized businesses seeking to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Leslie Weinstein, author of the IPC report on CMMC, said DOD can use existing industry certifications and standards to help reduce the costs and address uncertainties associated with CMMC compliance.

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First Company to Clear DOD’s Initial Assessment Awaits Certification as CMMC Assessor; Matthew Montgomery Quoted


The Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC) has allowed an anonymous company to move forward in the Department of Defense's contractor cybersecurity standards certification process. The first company to gain the approval of DIBCAC will now await the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body's (CMMC-AB) decision on whether it will be granted the Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) status.

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CyberSheath Announces New CMMC Managed Service; Eric Noonan Quoted

Eric Noonan

CyberSheath Services International announced Tuesday the next evolution of its CMMC Managed Services, including its CMMCEnclave. CMMCEnclave is a service that enables small and mid-sized businesses to obtain CMMC certification required to secure Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. CyberCloud Shared Services shares desktops while data security is enforced to CMMC compliance standards. 

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

Karlton Johnson

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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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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CohnReznick Earns CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization, Registered Provider Organization Certification; Bhavesh Vadhani Quoted


CohnReznick has become one of the first organizations to be recognized with a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) and a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) accreditation body. “CohnReznick is excited to advance within the CMMC-AB ecosystem, enabling us to assist our clients in taking the next step toward CMMC compliance,” said Bhavesh Vadhani

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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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SPA Designated a RPO with CMMC-AB; William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been designated a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). “SPA’s Registered Practitioners prepared SPA for a successful CMMC assessment, and we are now certified and ready to assist industry partners in this important security effort,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA president and CEO. 

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