DoD Assessment Guides Released

If you do business with the Department of Defense (DoD), you will soon be required to demonstrate your compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to a 3rd party assessor. Though CMMC guidance was released in January of 2020, the pace of the rollout has increased in recent months. In September, the DoD issued a long-awaited, interim rule to enhance cybersecurity throughout the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The rule went into effect on November 30th and offered further information on the forthcoming CMMC framework. The focus on CMMC was further highlighted this month when the DoD released assessment guides for levels 1 and 3, of the 5 levels of CMMC. Guides are currently available at:

If you are interested in education content around the CMMC effort here in Georgia, please review the Georgia Defense Industrial Base Task force’s page for archived webinars and upcoming events. The task force is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) to form the Georgia Defense Industrial Base Task Force. The task force brings together expertise from the Georgia Cyber Center, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, and Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership. To learn more, please visit: and TAG at: . You may also contact our CMMC Project Manager, Cassia Baker, at:

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