Exclusive: CMMC Board Ousts Chairman and Other Top Member


Chairman Ty Schieber and head of communications Mark Berman were voted off the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body after the recent launch of a controversial “Partner Program” sponsorship scheme. Board member Karlton Johnson, a decorated combat veteran, will serve as chair; it is unclear if he will do so permanently. Critics said the program, which Berman and Schieber pushed for without full-board approval, created a conflict of interest by allowing the CMMC-AB to take up to $500,000 to promote companies it could have been in charge of overseeing. The CMMC-AB is critical to implementation of the new CMMC standards for defense contractors, as the sole accreditor for the new army of cybersecurity assessors.

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