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GSA Updates $4.4B DoD Office 365 BPA Following CMMC Integration; Allen Hill Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has refined requirements for a potential $4.4 billion Microsoft Office 365 implementation contract as the agency works to integrate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) into contract language. 

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PSC Report Forecasts Continued Rise in Federal AI, Cybersecurity Spending

Cybersecurity Spending

A new Professional Services Council (PSC) report projects continued rise in federal investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence initiatives, including robotic process automation and machine learning. The council’s report anticipates that spending on cloud platforms will remain flat, while DoD could see a 2 percent increase in its topline budgets. 

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Katie Arrington: CMMC Requirements Open to Changes as DoD Factors in Public Comments

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 requirements and other elements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program could still change as the Department of Defense assesses the public comments submitted through the end of November, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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Microsoft Further Developing CMMC Acceleration Program for DoD Suppliers

Microsoft CMMC Acceleration Program

Summit 7 Systems, a national leader for Cybersecurity and Compliance Solutions for the Aerospace and Defense industry, has helped Microsoft to build out a knowledge base for DIB companies in support of Microsoft’s  CMMC Acceleration Program. “Microsoft has and continues to be out in front with reference documentation for meeting CMMC and DFARS requirements,,” said Scott Edwards, president of Summit 7.

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GSA Looks to Add CMMC Requests in Alliant 2 IT Contract’s Replacement

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is planning to incorporate requirements under the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program into a governmentwide contract that will replace the Alliant 2 vehicle. GSA previously included CMMC language in a previously issued request for proposals and is looking to add the requirements in the Polaris small business contract for information technology support. 

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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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Katie Arrington: DoD Should Transform Workforce Culture Around DevSecOps

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) should step up efforts to change the workforce culture around DevSecOps. She noted that DoD should educate its personnel about DevSecOps and cited how the department’s Adaptive Acquisition Framework could help advance DevSecOps adoption.

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DoD Seeks Feedback on Interim Rule for CMMC Implementation

Cybersecurity Spending

The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking comments on an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework and an assessment methodology as part of efforts to better protect unclassified data within the DoD supply chain and evaluate vendors’ implementation of cyber requirements. DoD introduced the interim rule as an amendment. 

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CyberSheath Services Leverage Microsoft Offerings to Launch CMMC Managed Services for Defense Contractors

Mandana Javaheri

CyberSheath Services International has launched its Managed Services for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to ensure compliance with the new cybersecurity standards for commercial contractors for the federal government. The company will leverage  Microsoft-focused technology stack to support CMMC policy changes and new implementation requirements. The company will integrate Azure Government Blueprints.

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Keith Nakasone: GSA Integrates Cyber, Supply Chain Risk Mgmt Requirements Into Contracts

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone, deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) at the General Services Administration (GSA), said GSA’s office of ITC is adding supply chain risk management and cybersecurity requirements to old and new federal contracts to ensure that vendors comply with certain requirements.

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