One of the biggest, most complicated projects in the defense industrial base isn't a new weapons system or cloud computing environment. It's the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), which is set to upend how the Department of Defense does business with 300,000 contractors who provide everything from advanced aircraft to the shoelaces in
The accreditation body overseeing the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program-the CMMC-AB-issued a request for proposal that provides insight into how the group plans to keep track of contractors outside of conducting physical audits.
DOD released its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on January 31st, billed by the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment as "Version 1.0." By the end of September, the Defense Department will require at least some companies bidding on defense contracts to certify that they meet at least a basic level of cybersecurity