Before the year 2026, all businesses that contract with the United States Department of Defense will be required to fulfill CMMC compliance. Although CMMC is not fully rolled out, it is YOUR responsibility to align with the compliance mandates when the time comes. Preparing for CMMC can be daunting and complicated.
**Attention: Calling all DoD contractors!**
CMMC is just one part of maintaining your DoD contracts. You also need to ensure you are meeting other prerequisites, such as the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System (DFARS) rules and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework.
Along with business procedures, your data collection and protection policies should also comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). Depending on the nature of your business, your data may need various types of security protocols that match other certifications as well, such as CMMC’s prerequisite, NIST 800-171.
Businesses working for the DoD must comply with CMMC before the year 2026. It might sound like just another compliance regulation, but it will force your company to adopt stricter security measures. This, in turn, can potentially increase your business’ resilience to attacks, reduce cyberthreats and help avoid disasters in the future.
If your company relies on DoD contracts to stay in business — keep reading.
By 2026, all businesses working along the DoD supply chain will be required to earn CMMC compliance. Failure to do so will cost your company future contracts. If the DoD is your prime customer, this could potentially paralyze your business. Don’t wait to prepare until it is too late.
Without CMMC compliance, your business can lose the opportunity to continue its contract. With 300,000 other companies working for the DoD, these contracts are heavily sought-after and can be quickly granted to another company. If you lose your contract, what would happen to the future of your business?