Pentagon to give companies credit for existing certifications under new contractor cybersecurity program

By Justin Doubleday / April 1, 2020 at 12:26 PM
The Pentagon plans to give companies credit for existing cybersecurity qualifications as part of a new contractor cyber certification program, after the tech industry lobbied for the reciprocity, according to a defense official. Katie Arrington, chief information security officer within the Pentagon's acquisition office, said the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program will feature some level of reciprocity for existing cybersecurity certifications. She specifically highlighted the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the International Organization for Standards and DOD's...

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