On Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, the CMMC Accreditation Body (AB) hosted an urgent Town Hall meeting to discuss the newly released CMMC 2.0.
The purpose of this town hall was to provide a deeper look into the DoD and CMMC AB’s strategic plan to implement CMMC 2.0 the right way. Details are subject to change through the rulemaking progress, but it’s nice to see some transparency and discussion stemming from the industry feedback and an internal review process.
Here are some of the highlighted updates:
Overall, it was nice to hear these topics being discussed publicly. The focus doesn’t change for DoD contractors who handle Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), as NIST SP 800-171 needs to be implemented correctly, AND managed.
Organizations within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and Defense Supply Chain (DSC) are still responsible for their compliance programs. Accountability will continue to be applied to those being awarded defense contracts, in order to perform and prove they are meeting contract requirements.
If you are looking for the most affordable and practical path to implement NIST SP 800-171, in order to meet the compliance requirements of DFARS 252.204-7012, 7019 and 7020 (and eventually CMMC 2.0), set up a time to talk with one of Beryllium’s cybersecurity and compliance advisors today.
As more information is publicly released, Beryllium will continue to provide updates via our website and social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Also, make sure to always refer to the Undersecretary of Defense – Acquisition and Sustainment website and the CMMC AB’s website for the most updated and accurate information available.