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CMMC Accreditation Body Kickoff Meeting

Information Last Updated: November 7, 2019

The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) appreciates the responses received to the Request for Information (RFI) HQ0034SS10032019 seeking information on how to define the long-term implementation, execution, sustainment and growth of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body.

As a follow on activity, OUSD(A&S) is organizing a CMMC Accreditation Body Kickoff meeting for organizations and/or individuals interested in performing the following key functions associated with a CMMC Accreditation Body.

  • Establish the CMMC Accreditation Body inclusive of a Board of Directors. The CMMC Accreditation Body will set the terms and conditions for accrediting CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAOs).
  • The CMMC Accreditation Body will provide oversight for CMMC accreditations and assessments, including managing and providing all associated processes (e.g., quality control, training, dispute resolution, database and records management). The CMMC Accreditation Body will liaise with the Department of Defense regarding the CMMC assessments of individual companies.

The purpose of this meeting is to address only these key topics and requirements associated with forming a CMMC Accreditation Body. This kickoff meeting will not discuss or address any requirements associated with creating C3PAOs or the incorporation of assessment tools or infrastructure. The intent is for the Accreditation Body to address C3PAO and assessment tool requirements after it has formed.

The Accreditation Body kickoff meeting will be held on November 19, 2019, from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd, Plaza level, Arlington, Virginia, 22203, and will be hosted by Professional Services Council. Please arrive no later than 08:30 AM to sign in and be seated. In order to support maximum participation from parties interested in forming the CMMC Accreditation Body, each organization should limit their participation to no more than two (2) representatives. Participants must register for this event no later than November 14, 2019 at to guarantee a seat.