February 27, 2024
First CMMC voluntary assessment scheduled for August as DOD ‘joint surveillance’ program begins
The first official CMMC assessment starts Aug. 22 under the Pentagon’s “joint surveillance voluntary program,” where a certified third party assessment organization will conduct the examination and report results to the Defense Contract Management Agency for final approval.
The joint program allows voluntary assessments to start and then be converted into a three-year CMMC certification when the rulemaking goes into effect. The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is overseen by the Office of the DOD CIO and supported by...