CMMC depends upon Authorized C3PAOs. DCMA’s DIBCAC team plays a crucial role in the C3PAO authorization process. However, the DIBCAC teams’ calendars were already full prior to CMMC. In this article, co-authored with Kyle Lai, Carter Schoenberg, Tony Buenger, and Derek White, we discuss whether the current system is likely to clear the CMMC C3PAO backlog in a timely manner and explore a few alternatives.
Changes to the FAR/DFARS imposed by the recent Executive Order on Increasing our Nation’s Cybersecurity and the expected publication of the Final Rule for CMMC are now both expected in September, although the exact dates are still unknown. With all the expected changes, October promises to be a very busy time for defense contractors!
Don’t throw out your computer equipment or software just yet. A little diligence can save you time, effort, and expense while preparing for a CMMC assessment.
Employees are increasingly using smart devices, such as smart watches, to improve their productivity. But accessing CUI from those devices can create unintended issues. This article discusses how smart devices can impact your obligations under CMMC and other government contracting requirements.
Two C3PAO-focused events were held this past week: a C3PAO Roundtable, and a session on ISO 17020 accreditation requirements. More details, and a link to the ISO 17020 recording are available in the article.