On Friday, September 6, 2019, our Government Contracts practice posted an article on Inside Government Contracts about the U.S. Department of Defense’s recent release of its draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) for public comment.

The CMMC was created in response to growing concerns by Congress and within the U.S. Department of Defense over the increased presence of cyber threats and intrusions aimed at the Defense Industrial Base and its supply chains. The CMMC establishes a new security framework for defense contractors to become certified as cybersecurity compliant at varying levels of cybersecurity maturity, ranging from Level 1 (“Basic Cyber Hygiene” practices and “Performed” processes) through Level 5 (“Advanced / Progressive” practices and “Optimized” processes).

The full article can be read here.