CyberOne is pleased to provide you with some resources below to help you prepare for and implement CMMC Certification.
CMMC Funding Support for DIBs
CMMC Certification Levels 1-5 explained
CMMC Certification: Where and When to Start
Fedscoop – resource for articles and updates on CMMC, including funding sources, certification steps, and general information.
SmallGoveCon – Legal news for small government contractors
CMMC Main Oversight Body – The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD) provides regular
CMMC Accreditation Body National Conversation Series. These recorded presentations led by the CMMC Advisory Board
(NDISAC) The National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center – For information on CMMC implementation at all levels
(DIBSCC) The defense Industrial Base Sector Coordinating Council
National Contract Management Association: NCMA
(NIST) National Institute for Standards and Technology
Undoubtedly, as a DoD or government contractor, you’re beginning to hear more and more about CMMC Certification. CMMC currently only applies to DoD contractors. The broader security community, however, believes CMMC is the wave of the future and likely to be replicated across multiple Federal Agencies in the not so distant future.
If you are in the SMB category, like so many of us, and holding a Federal contract, either directly or through a Prime, you are likely wondering what your next steps should be? Most importantly, you want to know how much it is going to cost and now and in the future. The first set of good news is that most of us only need achieve Level 1 certification. Certification at this level can be achieved for less than $10,000.
That number may still be a heavy lift for some, particularly in light of our uncertain economy and, of course, COVID. More good news! For companies needing to boost their cybersecurity efforts in response to CMMC, there’s hope. The SBA and DOD have tried to provide assistance, where possible, to small business federal contractors. Your local Procurement Technical Assistance Center might have resources available, too.
If you are a manufacturer, there may also be grants available through MEP’s (Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers) run through the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST).
Finally, the DOD has announced that cybersecurity costs will be an “allowable cost” under DOD contracts, which could allow small business prime contractors the chance to recover some of the associated compliance costs.
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of “if’s” “but’s” and maybe’s” when it comes to funding and costs for CMMC. You’re best bet then is to find a company that guarantees certification for the lowest price possible.
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