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Karlton Johnson: CMMC Accreditation Body’s Board Eyes Nonprofit Status, Grant Funding

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Karlton Johnson
Karlton Johnson Chairman CMMC-AB Board

Karlton Johnson, chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body’s (CMMC-AB) board of directors, said the volunteer board is working to transition operations to paid staff as it awaits potential nonprofit status, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

Johnson told the publication in an interview that the board filed to operate as a nonprofit in February and expects to be recognized as a 501(c)(3) entity after approximately eight months. He noted that the board is also looking into implementing nonprofit activities such as using grants to secure funding. 

The board is additionally handling efforts to select vice presidents and a chief financial officer for the AB, according to Nextgov. The board could be required to only attend quarterly or biannual meetings in the future, Johnson said.

“If in doubt, the government has oversight with us and so we’re working hand in hand with the government,” he noted.