DOD Cybersecurity Certification Body Moving Forward Despite Uncertain Funding

NextGov: The first class of assessors being trained by a volunteer accreditation body established to implement the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program should start receiving approval within the coming week, but may not have access to continuous monitoring to conduct initial audits, as the organization struggles to fund its operations.

“We don’t have any external funds to pay for things that we needed, whether it was continuous monitoring, whether it was staff, whether it was insurance, all the normal business things we needed,” said Chris Golden, a member of the board of directors for the accreditation body, or AB. “We’ve been struggling spending a significant amount of our time trying to figure those things out versus figuring out what the ecosystem is going to look like and training people and getting assessments going and those kinds of things.”

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