Inside Cybersecurity

September 17, 2021

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Defense assessment agency provides details on CMMC scoping, lessons learned

By Sara Friedman / September 9, 2021

The Defense Contract Management Agency’s process to conduct assessments for the Pentagon’s cyber certification program is adapting to meet the needs of stakeholders, according to DOD official John Ellis who provided an overview to Inside Cybersecurity on lessons learned in recent months.

The assessments are conducted through DCMA’s Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center, which was formalized in 2019 to conduct assessments of Defense contractors against NIST Special Publication 800-171.

The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is largely based...

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