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CMMC Academy Releases CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide; Tommy McDowell Quoted

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The CMMC Academy, an initiative of Celerium Inc., announced on Wednesday that the CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide has been released to help defense suppliers more easily understand the new U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity compliance program.

“Although large defense contractors are experienced with security control frameworks such as NIST 800-53 and 171, CMMC extends compliance programs to smaller subcontractors,” said Tommy McDowell, General Manager of Celerium.

The CMMC Academy provides CMMC information for all defense contractors and subcontractors. The Academy’s Reference Guide makes the requirements easier to explore and allows contractors to easily select the specific levels and domains to explore and see the practices available

  • Easily select the specific levels and domains to explore and see the practices available.
  • Choose to see only the practices for a selected level or see the aggregated practices (organized by domain).
  • View a summary of the practices in a given level, and then navigate to learn more about a specific practice.

“CMMC is composed of five levels in an effort to reach 300,000 or more defense suppliers. Our new CMMC 1.0 Reference Guide is targeted to companies that need to comply with levels 1, 2, and 3, which are less complex than levels 4 and 5,” he added.

The CMMC Academy will continue to augment its Reference Guide and informational solutions as new material and insights about CMMC evolve.

Beyond helping defense suppliers learning about CMMC through online videos and the Reference Guide, the Academy also is exploring the creation of a free CMMC planning tool for defense contractors. The CMMC Academy is a free initiative of Celerium Inc.

Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

A full expert panel will include Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education and CMMC-AB chairman of the University of Virginia and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) among other members of the federal sector and industry.

Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.