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Pentagon Testing Waters for Accreditor of Contractor Cybersecurity Assessments

The Department of Defense will soon be on the hunt for a third-party accrediting organization to make sure contractors have met newly proposed cybersecurity standards.

DOD issued a request for information Thursday asking organizations interested in serving as the accreditation body to submit feedback on the “long-term implementation, functioning, sustainment, and growth” of the process. The program will be known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

The department issued version 0.4 of the CMMC last month, giving contractors a glimpse into the sort of cybersecurity standards they must meet if they want to work on projects that handle controlled but unclassified information.

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