• CMMC Compliance

  • The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors (AGC) is excited to partner with Ignyte Institute to accelerate the education and adaptation of their members to the emerging cybersecurity certification requirements for Defense Construction Contractors.

    As it was announced a month ago, all contractors and vendors working with DoD had to perform a self-assessment of their cybersecurity compliance with NIST SP 800-171 by 01 Dec 2020, and register their score with the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS). This is just an initial step in the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) that soon will be the minimum requirement to be eligible for DoD contract awards.

    Starting in fiscal year 2021, some construction companies that bid or plan to work on DoD projects, or their agencies such as the Corp of Engineers, might be subject to the pilot implementation of CMMC requirements mandating a certification between Level 1 and Level 3 to qualify for government contracts. Overall, after the full transition to CMMC, as a unified cybersecurity standard, defense contractors will be required to obtain certification corresponding to one of the five different maturity levels in order to be eligible for contract award.

    The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors (AGC) will collaborate with Ignyte Institute to launch a CMMC-adaptation program designed to introduce the emerging DoD-sponsored regulations to local construction companies and equip them with the necessary resources to prepare for the new standards.

    The first step is getting trained. We encourage you to visit the Ingyte Institute website to learn about the training that is available to AGC members free of charge to help you understand the requirements and what you need to do to become compliant.

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