From Federal News Network: Pentagon CMMC review aims to address small biz cost concerns

Article by Justin Doubleday and original article can be found here: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/cybersecurity/2021/06/pentagon-cmmc-review-aims-to-address-small-biz-cost-concerns-restore-trust-in-assessment-processes/


Article highlights:

  • The review by the Pentagon is helping refine an implementation plan for CMMC with three “broad goals," the first being managing costs for small businesses.

  • CMMC compliance could force some companies out of the defense business, but the goal is to mitigate costs to avoid this.

  • Defense Department are discussing several options to help small businesses with the certification, including maybe to provide grants or forgivable loans for the smallest ones.