The CMMC Has Arrived. Here’s What DoD Contractors Need to Know to Comply

Government contractors that want to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) soon will have to prove to a third-party auditor that they meet new elevated cybersecurity standards to be considered for DoD contracts.

The new DoD compliance regimen known as Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was released as Version 1.0 on January 31, 2020. It’s based on a unified cybersecurity standard modeled after management maturity models used by other entities inside and outside the government, with a set of five levels that describe the maturity of a government contractor’s cybersecurity practices and processes.

The CMMC could have major compliance implications for DoD contractors, as detailed in a new white paper from Unanet, a leader in ERP software purpose-built for government contractors.

We’ve been following the CMMC process closely here at Unanet. To assist government contractors in their efforts to comply with the policy, we have integrated capabilities into the Unanet software platform to support the relevant technical requirements within the new model. What’s more, our Cloud Operations team has been diligent about keeping abreast of new DoD policies and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that its processes and procedures are similarly aligned with CMMC and NIST 800-171 standards.

For information on how Unanet can support and simplify your organization’s compliance with Federal government requirements, contact us.

by Kim Koster

Feb 06, 2020