DoD Interim Rule
On September 29, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule which provides for the transition to and implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. This new rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a DoD Assessment Methodology and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework in order to assess contractor implementation of cybersecurity requirements and enhance
the protection of unclassified information within the DoD supply
What does this mean for Vendors?
This new rule becomes effective on November 20, 2020 and requires CMMC Certification at the time of contract award.
A copy of the interim rule can be found here: DoD Interim Rule