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Metro DC DoD Contractors - CMMC 2.0 NIST 800-171 Audit & Certification

Metro DC DoD Contractors - CMMC 2.0 NIST 800-171 Audit & Certification

November 11, 2022

 Outsource the CMMC Compliance Process - Audits,Certifications, Consultations

“Every organization that does business with theDepartment of Defense will be required to be certified to the appropriatecybersecurity level before bidding on a contract or subcontracting to a prime.CMMC 2.0 is expected to go into effect inMay 2023 and be in contracts by July 2023. Are you ready?” 

Since September 2020, all DoD contractors have been requiredto be CMMC NIST 800-171 certified (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)to bid on many contracts. Uncertified contractors will not be able to holdexisting DoD contract or acquire new DoD contracts. We assist contactors in theDC, Virginia, and Maryland area to become CMMC 2.0 NIST 800-171 compliant.  

New CMCC 2.0 Requirements

In November 2021 DoD released a new streamlined CMMC 2.0model. The new program focuses on reducing costs and aligning cybersecurityrequirements. They reduced the number of CMMC levels from 5 to 3.  Thissimplification is helping to streamline the assessment and auditing process.  

Prepare for - and Pass - your Audit to Receive CMMC Certification

There will be 3 levels of the in the new CMMC 2.0 each withdifferent security controls. All contractors and sub-contractors will need todemonstrate they meet the appropriate cybersecurity level to receive a CMMCcertification. If your company ever touches FCI (Federal Contract Information)or CUI (Controlled Unclassified Information), your company will fall under thenew CMMC 2.0 Level 2 standards.  First Column IT is an independentcontractor based in Manassas Virginia that will get your company ready to beaudited and assist in your certification and audit process. As a ManagedSecurity Service Provider (MSSP) we will guide your team through every step, tomake it a seamless process. These basic steps include gap analysis, create aremediation plan, monitoring and reporting, produce documentation stating yourcompanies SOP’s and SSP’s, showing how your company meets compliance, and thenconsult during the audit process.  

·      CMMCassessments in the DC Metro area - free consultations

·      Automatedassessment and evidence-collection platform

·      Plansof Action and Milestones (POAMs) assistance

·      SimplifyCMMC & NIST 800-171 requirements

·      DoDcyber security training

·      Preparefor and pass your CMMC audit – all levels

·      Cybercompliance remediation services

·      OutsourcedMSSP for small and medium sized contractors

·      FAQ’sclick here https://www.acq.osd.mil/cmmc/about-us.html  

About First Column IT- Manassas Virginia

First Column IT has been serving government contractors theDC metro area for 20 years. Cybersecurity is a priority for any business, butfor government and DoD contractors, it’s often mandatory.  We have IT consultantson staff that are CMMC Registered Practitioners and experts in the process ofgetting companies prepared for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification(CMMC) 2.0. Whether you are an in-house security officer that needs helpwith the technical implementation of the cybersecurity requirements necessaryto keep your company compliant, or you are building your framework from theground up, the knowledgeable IT professionals at First Column IT can help. Callus today to see how we can help you build a capable, flexible, and CMMCcompliant IT infrastructure.

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