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November 29, 2020

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By Sara Friedman

The Pentagon has signed a new no-cost contract with the independent accreditation body for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, clearing the way for hiring official CMMC AB staff and establishing the roles and responsibilities for the next stage of the program.

By Sara Friedman

The Edison Electric Institute is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider steps to expand lines of communication for sharing information on national security threats, in response to a May executive order focused on bulk power systems.

By Charlie Mitchell

The Government Accountability Office in a new report offers policymakers a roadmap though the security and other challenges related to fifth-generation telecom networks, with a series of options ranging from new regulation to a “status quo” approach that eschews government “intervention.”

By Sara Friedman

President Trump’s firing of CISA Director Christopher Krebs is not expected to impact proposals in a major defense policy bill to strengthen the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, according to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s Mark Montgomery.

By Sara Friedman

The accreditation body behind the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has launched a new section of its website dedicated to providing contact information for certified practitioners and consultant companies.

Inside CISA: Analysis
By Charlie Mitchell

The selection of Alejandro Mayorkas to serve as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security dovetails with the need for ongoing, even intensified, collaboration between industry and government on cybersecurity, says policy leader Kiersten Todt, who is calling for a major joint initiative that can build from the elements of CISA’s recent success on election security.

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