cmmc audit readiness/dfars, nist 800-171 complIAnce

Help for Washington State businesses to assess their cybersecurity maturity with the objective of complying with Department of Defense requirements, such as the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)


ProgramS and DETAILS

Impact Washington has been awarded a cybersecurity grant by the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment through the Washington State Department of Commerce, with the broad intent of strengthening Washington State cyber-security posture in the defense supply chain.  Work performed under the focuses on cybersecurity training, CMMC audit readiness and includes one-on-one support for select companies.  Work funded by this grant is currently underway and will continue at least through the end-of June grant period of performance.

Goals of this program include:

  • Help Washington State businesses assess their cybersecurity maturity with the objective of complying with Department of Defense requirements, such as the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
  • Serve as case studies to determine time, cost, and other resources needed to bring Washington State defense supply chain businesses into compliance with DoD cybersecurity requirements.
  • Provide selected cybersecurity service providers an opportunity to gain additional experience in working with clients who need to comply with emerging DoD cybersecurity requirements and establish replicable support models for other members of the DoD supply chain in need of assistance.  8 private cybersecurity service suppliers (CSPs) are working with 20+ members of the DoD supply chain and contact information as well as a summary of work performed will be available.

Though grant awards have been made and one-on-one support of 20+ members of the Washington State defense supply chain is currently underway, there are numerous ways that all companies in the DoD supply chain can benefit from the work being done under this grant:

"We take reasonable steps to safeguard our data and information but are just beginning our CMMC cybersecurity journey.  We appreciate the training and support from Impact Washington."

-Owner, Composite Manufacturer for Aerospace and Defense

informational webinar:

Impact Washington, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) hosted an informational  webinar called Cybersecurity for Defense Contractors. This event was specifically designed to assist Northwest Manufactures with an overview of the CMMC and actionable steps your organization can take to comply with these standards to keep and win more defense business. VIEW RECORDING HERE

Self-Paced E-Learning:

Impact Washington has developed two learning management system (LMS) courses with partner Ignyte Institute to provide on-demand, self-paced e-learning on this topic.  These courses are available on the Cybersecurity Readiness Learning Center:

  • Senior management course:  Provides a general overview of the DFARS/NIST 800-171 standards and how they relate to emerging CMMC compliance requirements.
  • Practitioners course:  Looks at the alignment of the DFARS/NIST 800-171 standards with the 5 levels of CMMC, focusing on level 3 compliance, and provides guidance, resources, and tools for preparing and submitting a CMMC certification package.

The courses are available at no-cost to members of the Washington State DoD supply chain. Registration for the courses will remain available at least through June 2021.

 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT:

Companies needing additional information, individual support, or who would like to be informed about potential future grant programs are asked to complete this our Program Registration Form. By registering, your company will be updated as additional information and programs become available.