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CMMC leaders push for using NIST controlled unclassified information standard across federal government

By Sara Friedman / March 8, 2023

The Defense Department’s CMMC leader Stacy Bostjanick and accreditation body CEO Matthew Travis are pushing for the entire federal government to adopt NIST Special Publication 800-171, the Pentagon’s foundational standard for handling sensitive federal data for its cyber certification program, to ensure consistency between defense and civilian requirements.

NIST 800-171 is focused on controlled unclassified information and has 110 controls that align with level two of the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

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