On Nov. 4, the Department of Defense announced significant changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, intended to simplify the certification standard and prioritize protection of certain types of controlled defense information.

Read on for an overview of the changes, a timeline for their implementation and implications for defense contractors.

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Photo of Edwin O. Childs Edwin O. Childs

Ned Childs is a government contract and investigations and enforcement attorney who represents companies across a wide range of sectors, including the defense, services, technology, and aerospace industries. His practice, spanning more than a decade in Washington, encompasses a broad array of legal…

Ned Childs is a government contract and investigations and enforcement attorney who represents companies across a wide range of sectors, including the defense, services, technology, and aerospace industries. His practice, spanning more than a decade in Washington, encompasses a broad array of legal services, including government contract investigations, disclosures, and regulatory enforcement actions; bid protests and government contract disputes; government contract counseling; export licensing and enforcement; prime contractor-subcontractor disputes; corporate ownership and acquisition issues; and election law investigations and enforcement matters.

Photo of Abram J. Pafford Abram J. Pafford

Abe is an experienced litigator who represents government contractors across the full spectrum of government contract matters, including litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings and investigations. As a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar department, Abe prosecutes claims arising under…

Abe is an experienced litigator who represents government contractors across the full spectrum of government contract matters, including litigation, appeals, administrative proceedings and investigations. As a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations and White Collar department, Abe prosecutes claims arising under the Contract Disputes Act, defends against False Claims Act lawsuits initiated by the Department of Justice, and represents protestors and intervenors in pre-award and post-award bid protests before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the GAO.

Photo of Todd R. Steggerda Todd R. Steggerda

Todd Steggerda is Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation department, which was recently recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. In a dynamic practice spanning nearly 20 years in Washington, Todd has resolved a diverse range…

Todd Steggerda is Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation department, which was recently recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. In a dynamic practice spanning nearly 20 years in Washington, Todd has resolved a diverse range of high-stakes government investigations and regulatory enforcement matters for companies operating in the defense, national security, technology, healthcare and other sectors, including dozens of matters investigated by the civil and criminal divisions of the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense. Todd previously served as Chief Counsel to a Presidential Campaign.

Photo of Sydney L. Snower Sydney L. Snower

Sydney is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation practice. Her practice focuses on criminal and civil investigations, including in the financial services, government contracting, aviation, and accounting industries.

Photo of Jason M. Vespoli Jason M. Vespoli

Jason focuses his practice on federal and state procurement, government technology, bid protests and government contract disputes, and regulatory compliance. He utilizes experience in state government, government technology, and complex procurement to solve problems in innovative and efficient ways.