The Georgia Defense Industrial Base Task Force was developed by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Technology Association of Georgia in partnership with various industry stakeholders to assist the DIB with resiliency.
The Task Force’s 2020 goal is to support the defense industrial base developing cyber resiliency with the support of the State of Georgia and other key industry stakeholders.
Through industry partnerships and collaboration, the Task Force provides training, collaboration, recruitment and compliance assistance for the Defense Industrial Base.
Members and guests of the Task Force receive access to resources and materials to assist them with managing federal compliance requirements including DFARs, ITAR, CMMC and more.
Joining the Task Force
The Task Force is actively recruiting additional subject matter experts to support the mission of the Task Force. If you are part of the DIB and interested in contributing, collaborating, or collecting information related to cyber resiliency please reach out to us
DOD Officials Discuss Cybersecurity Standards
CMMC model for the implementation of assessments
CMMC-AB Credentialing and Accreditations National Conversation
The CMMC Training Ecosystem
An Overview with CMMC AB Board Chairman, Ty Schieber
Task Force Members
Technology Association of Georgia
Georgia Centers of Innovation
Adams and Reese LLP
Georgia Department of Economic Development, Centers of Innovation
The Clunhou.se at the Cyber Center
Augusta University and Cyber Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
The University of Georgia SBDC
Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC)
Director, TSYS Cybersecurity Center
Columbus State University
Recent Georgia Defense Industrial Base Taskforce blog posts
What is CMMC?
By Justin Orcutt
Around $600 billion is lost annually to cyber theft, which accounts for 1% of the US GDP. The Under Secretary of Defense, Ellen M. Lord, declared that “Cybersecurity threatens the defense industry and national security of both U.S. government and [its] allies and partners.”
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Framework (CMMC) is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) response to growing threats. It’s a combination of multiple standards, and its objective is to enhance the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) through enacting controls throughout its supply base. CMMC is designed so that it is not a one-size-fits-all standard. Instead, it is highly customizable and cost-effective to implement at lower levels for SMB.