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Defense Dept. pushing to keep cyber certification costs to $1,000 per year for most companies

By Justin Doubleday / April 17, 2020

The Pentagon official overseeing the Defense Department's new cybersecurity certification program thinks most companies in DOD's supply chain will be able to maintain the required cyber credentials for $1,000 per year or less.

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer within the Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment directorate, said DOD has priced out how much it will cost contractors to implement the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. DOD plans to begin including CMMC in contracts this fall.

The CMMC program includes five...

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