Report: DoD, CMMC Accreditation Body Near Agreement on Contractor Cybersecurity Audit

Report: DoD, CMMC Accreditation Body Near Agreement on Contractor Cybersecurity Audit - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Department of Defense acquisition officials are close to finalizing a memorandum of understanding with the accreditation body for DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program to define the responsibilities and roles of CMMC auditors, Inside Defense reported Wednesday.

The recently established CMMC-AB will certify third-party auditors tasked with evaluating vendors' compliance with the Pentagon's new cybersecurity standards.

Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, was named in January as board chairman of the accreditation body for the CMMC program.

Schieber will serve as a panelist at the Potomac Officers Club's CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

Report: DoD, CMMC Accreditation Body Near Agreement on Contractor Cybersecurity Audit - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC's timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

A full expert panel will include Ted Ross of SpyCloud, Terry Roberts of WhiteHawk and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) among other members of the federal sector and industry.

Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD's CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

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