CMMC early adopter program to further spur vendor cyber actions

The Defense Department has been talking about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards for more than three years. And while the final version 2.0 standards aren’t going to be ready until next summer, the impact of just talking about improving cybersecurity among contractors is real. Stacy Bostjanick, the chief of implementation and policy and deputy CIO for cybersecurity for the Defense Department and Dr. Kelly Fletcher, the principal deputy chief information officer for the Defense Department spoke about this at the recent AFCEA NOVA Small Business IT Day.