DoD Issues Proposed CMMC Rule Requiring Cybersecurity Assessments of Contractors

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has issued its long-awaited proposed rule implementing its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program to protect sensitive, unclassified government information in the possession of defense contractors. The rule sends a strong message to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB): If defense contractors want to do business with DoD, they will need to demonstrate their cybersecurity compliance, regardless of the size or type of company….
By: Perkins Coie
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