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Concerns raised by US Universities, as they write to the OUSD A&S seeking clarity on the application of CMMC to academic and research institutions.

As the CMMC debate continues, it is raising some interesting, difficult and dare I say it academic questions.  Several representative bodies for research institutions in the US have written to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD[A&S]).  Raising concerns over the implementation of CMMC and its financial impact on academic institutions during COVID …

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Cyber security standards: An important subject for the US Senate and House Armed Services Committee

Cyber security is an important topic for discussion in 2021.  Whilst this years US elections will undoubtedly create some breathing space for regulation, the Senate and the House Armed Services Committee has set an agenda for discussion of CMMC in 2021.  CMMC is one component of the drive in the US for Supply chain security.  …


Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Challenges and opportunities for contractors in complying with the US DoDs requirements

It won’t be long before the draft DFARS text for the US DoD CMMC programme is released for public consultation.  Whilst no one knows what it will say, the MoU between the Department of Defence and the CMMC AB is in the public domain.  The first round of training for CMMC provisional assessors has taken …