Tag Archives: DFARS

Microsoft Further Developing CMMC Acceleration Program for DoD Suppliers

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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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DoD Seeks Feedback on Interim Rule for CMMC Implementation

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

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

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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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DoD Proposes New Rule on Performance-Based Contract Payments

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The Department of Defense has proposed a new rule to address the use of performance-based payments in contracts, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. According to the report, the proposed rule would subject all fixed-price contracts to performance-based payments to help companies manage their cash flow and reduce compliance and oversight costs.

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DoD Proposes Rule to Limit Use of LPTA Approach in Competitive Procurements

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The Department of Defense has proposed a rule that aims to set restrictions on the use of the lowest price technically acceptable approach in the source-selection process. A Federal Register notice published Tuesday says DoD introduced the rule as an amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to comply with the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

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