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April 12, 2024

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Procurement coalition raises questions over DOD treatment of external service providers in CMMC proposed rule

By Sara Friedman / March 27, 2024

The Coalition for Government Procurement is seeking clarity on how the Defense Department will allow external service providers to play a role in achieving compliance with the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, in a filing on the proposed rule to implement the program.

“The definitions of ‘External Service Providers’ and ‘Cloud Service Providers’ must be clarified to facilitate continuing access by small and medium-sized businesses, especially, to external security services. Already, a very large percentage of SMBs rely upon...

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