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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification CMMC

“ We need risk management solutions to assess, measure, and mitigate risk in real time across multi tier partner and supplier networks to achieve our goal of cost, schedule and performance, as they are only effective in a secure environment .”
Kevin Fahey DoD
The Honorable Kevin Fahey,
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition​

The DoD is working with John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to review and combine various cybersecurity standards into one unified standard for cybersecurity.

The new standard and maturity model will be named Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

The CMMC levels will range from basic hygiene to “State-of-the-Art” and will also capture both security control and the institutionalization of processes that enhance cybersecurity for DIB companies.

The required CMMC level (notionally between 1 – 5) for a specific contract will be contained in the RFP sections L & M, and will be a “go/no-go decision”.

The CMMC must be semi-automated and, more importantly, cost effective enough so that Small Businesses can achieve the minimum CMMC level of 1.

The CMMC model will be agile enough to adapt to emerging and evolving cyber threats to the DIB sector. A neutral 3rd party will maintain the standard for the Department.

The CMMC will include a center for cybersecurity education and training.

The CMMC will include the development and deployment of a tool that 3rd party cybersecurity certifiers will use to conduct audits, collect metrics, and inform risk mitigation for the entire supply chain

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cost performance schedule security

Cost Schedule and Performance

are only effective in a secure environment.

To succeed with Deliver Uncompromised requires commitment at the enterprise rather than the element level—for the Department and for its contractor base.

Given the threat environment and its consequences for DoD, this report identifies a number of strategic elements—courses of action (COAs)—to address the cyber and supply chain security challenge.

We classify actions into short term (ST), medium term (MT), and long term (LT), based on how quickly and urgently the Department should initiate action.

The COAs are listed and described in more detail further in the report