On January 31, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued the widely anticipated final version (v.1) of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Model. The version followed seven drafts and multiple rounds of comments from the contracting community. In the lead up to the release, DoD representatives walked back the timing for full implementation of CMMC. Contractors will all need to be certified in the coming years, but concerns about a mad scramble towards certification of the entire defense industrial base in calendar year 2020 have now been allayed.
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