Initially, the CMMC compliance deadline for defense contractors was 2026, with a gradual rollout for different contract types. However, the DoD recently announced that the new contract compliance deadline will move to October 1, 2025. All new DoD contracts will require CMMC compliance starting in 2025, regardless of their level or type.
The first step toward compliance is understanding the framework, its levels, and the required practices and processes. Implementing processes necessary for each level of the framework takes time and resources. Getting started early will help to ensure a smooth transition to compliance.
Compliance with the CMMC framework also ensures that defense contractors implement best cybersecurity practices. The CMMC framework sets a standard for cybersecurity practices that all contractors must meet, which helps to protect sensitive DoD information. It also helps prevent cybersecurity incidents and breaches, which can have severe consequences for contractors and the DoD.
CMMC 2.0 experts expect other federal agencies, state and local governments, and businesses to adopt similar cybersecurity requirements. Given an increase in cybersecurity incidents experienced by all types of companies, now is the time for all enterprises to understand the competitive advantage and benefits of tackling cybersecurity head-on.
Impact Washington will roll out additional resources and educational opportunities on CMMC 2.0 and cybersecurity throughout 2023. Specifically, we offer cyber security forums as a resource on CMMC for management and technical staff members. Our panel of cyber security experts will answer questions and provide helpful information to aid the process of CMMC compliance.
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