Getting CMMC Certified-ISO 9001 Philadelphia PA-ISO PROS #17

Getting CMMC Certified in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)

The Department of Defense is developing a new system called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. That model will replace NIST 800-171 on DoD RFIs and RFPs by mid-2020. Five stages of the CMMC vary from simple basic hygiene to cutting-edge technologies. Unlike NIST 800-171, a portion of self-attestation is not included on the CMMC. Any entity that does business with the Department of Defense should be required before bidding on a contract or subcontracting a premium to obtain a check by an independent auditing company.

Stability is important to the procurement and shouldn’t be exchanged along with advancing prices, schedules, and efficiency. The Department’s committed to fully working with the DIB to strengthen the protection for CUI within a supply chain.

OUSD(A&S) partners to create a CMMC with DoD departments, University Associated Research Centers (UARCs), Federally Supported Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and industry. The CMMC must review and integrate numerous information protection guidelines and common practices, as well as map those controls and procedures through different stages of sophistication from simple to sophisticated cyber safety. The relevant controls and procedures, once introduced, will mitigate vulnerability to the specific set for cyber threats for a given degree of CMMC.

The CMMC builds on existing law, which centers on transparency by adding an element of authentication due to the cybersecurity requirements. Its aim is for the CMMC to be as cost-effective and easy to introduce at lower CMMC costs for small businesses. The aim is to conduct auditing and risk-informing through accredited third-party qualified organizations.


How is your business impacted by CMMC?

The first impact of receivers should be that of recompetes. Recent jobs with a client will be up for grabs depending on the degree of CMMC that the contracting agency requires. During the RFI it will be useful to start to think about the planned situation for CMMC and question the transaction lifecycle submission times.

It would be linked to certain aspects of the capture plan (i.e., which NAICS code or small enterprise set-aside the organization would include in the policy of takeover). Moreover, because the organization has a higher rating of CMMC than its rivals, there are benefits of drawing new customers.

Eliminating uncertainty would be a massive advantage to current certification holders. In a significant part, the sector has been seeking to grasp compliance and consider how regulation can be enforced by the DoD.

Compounding this case, Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) recently received a Civil False Claims Act (FCA) complaint about misleading the U.S. government for stating they were complaint with DFARS 7012 and NIST 800-171. A former employee and cybersecurity investigator brought the case against them, so AR did not properly protect itself on the grounds of its own self-assessment. Now companies can focus on CMMC evaluation by third parties and reduce the possibility of future FCA behavior. IT security costs will be a compliance charge for all future projects, which would be a factor of the best value propositions. Contact ISO Pros in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) today to make sure your company is CMMC compliant.