Procurement coalition raises questions over DOD treatment of external service providers in CMMC proposed rule

By Sara Friedman / March 28, 2024 at 2:02 PM
The Coalition for Government Procurement is seeking clarity on how the Defense Department will allow external service providers to play a role in achieving compliance with the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, in a filing on the proposed rule to implement the effort. “The definitions of ‘External Service Providers’ and ‘Cloud Service Providers’ must be clarified to facilitate continuing access by small and medium-sized businesses, especially, to external security services. Already, a very large percentage of SMBs rely upon...

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