DOD CONTRACTORS: A DOD spokeswoman told FedScoop that the Defense Department‘s new cybersecurity standard for contractors (The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification), has completed the interagency review process, and will head into an open comment period once an interim rule is published.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will soon be an official rule in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations. However, before the rule is finalized, the public will have a period to provide input on one of the largest-ever changes to defense contracting.
The DFARS rule will be published as an interim rule with a delayed effective date. The interim issuing of the rule change will allow for time to consider “all public comments” as the Pentagon develops the final rule.
Katie Arrington, the DOD CISO for acquisition and sustainment and lead CMMC official, has said the new rule-making process with an expected end-of-year publishing date is on track.
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