Malicious cyber activity threatens economic and national security daily through the theft of intellectual property (IP) and sensitive information (SI) from U.S. industrial sectors. Recognizing this menace, the DoD issued an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), in an effort to assess contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements and enhance the protection of unclassified information with the Department’s supply chain. The implementation of the DoD Assessment Methodology and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework has been designed to effectively provide increased assurance to the Department.
Acquisition professionals recently heard from an executive-level panel including Katie Arrington, the Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, John Tenaglia Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting and Lt. Gen. David Bassett, Director, Defense Contract Management Agency, during a DAU Webcast about CMMC. The experts discussed the background, intent and implementation of interim DFARS rule 2019-D041 for the proper assessment of how contractors are implementing cybersecurity requirements. The event included a moderated discussion led by Dave Pearson, Center Director of Engineering and Technology at DAU and questions from the webcast audience.
“The protection of DoD’s controlled, unclassified information across our supply chains and throughout the Defense industrial base is critical to ensuring that our warfighters maintain their technical edge in the battle space,” Pearson said.
View the webcast: CMMC and Implementation of Interim DFARS Rule 2019-D041
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