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New Mandatory Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors

Late last month, the Department of Defense (DOD) published an interim rule that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and requires a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework in all defense contracts. This makes CMMC certification a "go/no go" factor for defense contractors to do business with the federal government (whenever the solicitation and contract requires certification), with a complete phase in of the rule's requirements for all defense contractors by 2026. Click here for further information.

Also check out AGC's on-demand webinars that explain the minimum cybersecurity requirements for companies that do business with the federal government, and the steps contractors need to take to comply; those who cannot show their compliance may risk losing future work.

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