Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program Approaches Testing Phase 

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By Labor Day, the Department of Defense expects to have 73 individuals ready to conduct initial assessments for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. This initial class of assessors will determine whether companies meet the requirements detailed in the CMMC model, which will be maintained by DoD. The provisional assessors will play a crucial role in shaping the assessment standard on which the whole program rests. But control of the standard could be in question; a statement of work that the DoD is working to finalize with the CMMC AB could reportedly change who is responsible for maintaining the standard.

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