The pilot programs follow a Defense Innovation Board study that found the Pentagon’s current spending restrictions routinely “doom” software development efforts.
Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, said the first set of third-party assessment organizations should be in place by late summer in preparation for the first set of procurements requiring the cyber standards this fall.
The Pentagon published the 1.0 version of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program on Friday after several months of listening sessions on draft editions. CMMC will make its way into Defense contracts later this year.
With the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification accreditation board set up, the Pentagon expects to release version 1 of the cyber standards on Friday that will kick off the effort in earnest.
As the Trump administration prepares to dramatically ramp up its continuous evaluation capabilities in the coming years, industry is asking for access to some of the data collected from cleared contractors. That information, industry says, will better inform their own insider threat programs.
The 2020 Defense authorization bill includes almost 1,800 pages and we found several important and interesting provisions that you should know about ranging from military cyber advisers to the possible return of lead system integrators.
DISA, GSA and industry issues dominated the 10 most read Reporter’s Notebook stories in 2019. The common theme across many of the stories is how agencies are setting the table for bigger changes in 2020.
Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt, the deputy assistant secretary for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, said 80% of companies who won contracts at Pitch Days were non-traditional contractors.
Federal procurement lawyers say the first quarter of the federal fiscal year tends to be among the busiest times of the year as contractors challenge awards and solicitations that came during the previous fourth quarter.
Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Federal Acquisition Service’s MAS consolidation initiative.
Launching a new aircraft carrier is more than floating a big ship.
The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from decision-making on a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, due to his son’s employment with one of the original contract bidders
The government has asked the Government Accountability Office to dismiss a pending bid protest against the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract so it can address unspecified issues, according to a source familiar with the protest.
The Air Force’s Cloud One program faces a protest by Leidos, while the Army names a new project manager for data and the CIO Council upgrades its website for the first time since 2017.