The DoD is implementing a contractor cybersecurity certification process in accordance with DFARS clause 252.204-7012.  Contracts leaders at our recent Executive Roundtable panel discussion, Contracts’ Challenge: Cybersecurity and DFARS 252.204-7012, outline the following implications of DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC):

  1. Your DoD contract eligibility and revenue are at risk
  2. You may need to educate executives on increased supply chain responsibilities
  3. You need to start the CMMC process now

The extra weight of compliance and revenue risk will fall, primarily, on the shoulders of the contracts department, as the burden stems from the new DFARS regulation.  However, contracts professional can engage and educate c-level executives to help promote the need for security and contract management solutions to ease the arduous contract information security compliance process.

Learn more about the importance of the regulation and some crucial next steps you must take to ensure your organization is ready to meet the cybersecurity certification requirements by downloading the whitepaper, “Three Key Implications of CMMC Every Contracts Leader Should Know.”