February 24, 2020
Pentagon explores establishing ‘accreditation body’ to run contractor cybersecurity program
The Pentagon’s acquisition office is moving toward the establishment of an independent “accreditation body” to run a new contractor cybersecurity auditing program viewed as key to preventing the theft of sensitive national security information.
In an Oct. 3 request for information, the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment asks non-profit organizations to provide information “related to the establishment of an Accreditation Body for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.”
The CMMC is a...