Trends in 800-171 reporting and SPRS scores

Author: Amira Armond, the president of Kieri Solutions – an authorized CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) providing CMMC assessments, CMMC consulting, and Compliance Documentation packages designed for small/medium business. This graphic depicts my personal experience talking with defense contractors about their 800-171 and CMMC compliance (and what score they entered in SPRS) over the Read More

MSPs and CMMC Compliance

Are you using a Managed Service Provider for your CMMC-compliant information system? Are you a Managed Service Provider with defense contractor clients? This article discusses the risks and pitfalls of having an MSP “in-scope” during your CMMC assessment, and gives tips for a better experience. This article is provided by our sponsor, Kieri Solutions, an authorized Read More

Are you ready for CMMC Assessment?

This article is provided by our sponsor, Kieri Solutions, an authorized CMMC Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). Kieri Solutions provides assessment services, high-quality CMMC consulting, and an easy to use compliance documentation package geared toward small and medium businesses. CMMC assessments are expensive! Don’t volunteer for assessment if you won’t pass. This article describes 11 Read More

CMMC News – March 22, 2021

Hello all, here is the news from the last few weeks. Not a whole lot going on in public or officially, but it feels like we are getting close to some major milestones. CMMC Town Hall from February https://cmmcab.org/videos/cmmc-town-hall-february-2021/ According to last month’s CMMC Town Hall, the DoD is actively working on defining scope.  OT Read More

DFARS 252.204-7012 – Part 1, CDI and Covered Info Systems

A guided review of DFARS 252.204-7012 covering the topics: What is a covered contractor information system? What is Covered Defense Information?

CAICO and current state of CMMC training – Ben Tchoubineh (CMMC-AB)

This Q&A session with Ben Tchoubineh (CMMC-AB Chair, Training Committee) delves deeply into the CAICO and current state of CMMC training

CMMC-AB Jeff Dalton – the CMMC Assessment Process – Part 1

Interview with Jeff Dalton (CMMC-AB) about CMMC assessments. Who is authorized to perform assessments? When should you do a pre-assessment? Can you fix issues found during an assessment?

CMMC-AB Regan Edens interview on DFARS, FedRAMP, and AB authority

This interview with Regan Edens (CMMC-AB Chairman of the Standards Management Committee) clarifies clouds and CMMC, FedRAMP, and DFARS questions for Organizations Seeking Certification (OSCs)