CMMC Updates February 2022

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CMMC is ready to evolve in 2022. Learn more about the updates below.

New compliance standards have made safeguarding information from cyber attacks a far more expensive challenge for Alabama’s defense contractors, and many small businesses could be priced out of eligibility for future government projects that bring in about $7 billion annually to Madison County alone.
Small businesses with less than 100 workers could pay $100,000 upfront for outside help protecting data and continue to spend a third that much annually to remain compliant with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0. Larger firms could be spending hundreds of thousands for cyber protection annually.
As part of their continuing mission to reduce cybersecurity risk across U.S. critical infrastructure partners and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, CISA has compiled a list of free cybersecurity tools and services to help organizations further advance their security capabilities. This living repository includes cybersecurity services provided by CISA, widely used open source tools, and free tools and services offered by private and public sector organizations across the cybersecurity community. CISA will implement a process for organizations to submit additional free tools and services for inclusion on this list in the future.
This year’s iteration of Vital Signs: The Health and Readiness of the Defense Industrial Base marks the third consecutive year that the National Defense Industrial Association offers an unclassified analysis of the state and performance of America’s defense industrial base as an enterprise.
Accessible to both the American public and defense policy community, Vital Signs strives to provide a comprehensive assessment of the resiliency of the defense sector by standardizing and integrating a set of criteria that reviews its performance in the context of the overall business environment.
As part of President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to promoting competition, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a new report on the state of competition in the defense industrial base. The report surveys the state of competition across key defense sectors and finds that extreme consolidation poses risks to our nation’s national and economic security. The report emphasizes that promoting competition is a top priority for DoD and outlines a series of actions that DoD will pursue to rebuild its competitive bench, lower costs for taxpayers, and safeguard our national security.

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