Exclusive: CMMC Board Ousts Chairman and Other Top Member

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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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