Coronavirus Constraints Pose CMMC Rule Change Delays

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Social distancing requirements are complicating the Defense Department’s implementation of its unified cybersecurity standard. Katie Arrington, DoD’s CISO for acquisition, said that while the pandemic hasn’t affected training preparations, social distancing efforts have delayed the public hearing needed for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement rule change needed to enforce new cybersecurity standards for contractors. She explained that ordinarily the public hearing should be happening “right now, but we just don’t have the capability to do that yet.”

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