New Pentagon official takes on oversight of CMMC as DOD prepares potential 'significant modifications'

By Justin Doubleday / May 19, 2021 at 2:20 PM
An official appointed by President Biden now has direct oversight of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, as the Defense Department prepares to potentially make "significant modifications" to the nascent effort. Jesse Salazar, who was named deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy in February, "recently assumed oversight" of the CMMC program, he told the Senate Armed Services cybersecurity subcommittee during a May 18 hearing. Before joining the Biden administration, Salazar led global external relations for the Advanced Industries...

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