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Pentagon finalizes change to acquisition rules setting up DOD methodology for cyber assessment standard

By Sara Friedman / November 20, 2023

The Pentagon will use a methodology developed by DCMA’s Defense Industrial Base Cyber Assessment Center for NIST Special Publications 800-171 assessments moving forward, according to a final rule formalizing an arrangement that is seen as a placeholder for the upcoming rollout of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

The change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement is part of a final rule issued on Friday containing several technical amendments.

The Defense Department issued an interim final rule...


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