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Cybersecurity and 889 Compliance in 2021: What Government Contractors Need to Know

July 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm
The Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center

2020 saw the implementation of several game-changing regulations for government contractors. None the least of these were related to DOD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. CMMC is a unifying standard for the implementation of cybersecurity across the defense industrial base, and contractors who ignore it may be prevented from competing for contracts with DOD and, most likely, all federal agencies soon enough. Section 889 prohibits government agencies and government contractors they work with from using or providing certain covered telecommunications equipment or services from Chinese manufacturers. Noncompliance with Section 889 can similarly prevent contractors from competing for work from any federal agency.

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