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Update makes Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification simpler for defense contractors, attorney says

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program has an update to reduce and streamline the system. Those changes could have big impacts for federal contractors. Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, said CMMC 2.0 is good news for contractors in that new self-certification measures could lower costs and there is more reliance on existing […]


Former top agency official advises federal contractors to get ahead of vaccine mandate

All federal employees have until Nov. 22 to get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 without the option for just testing. The White House says that deadline applies to both agencies and federal contractors. Robert Shea, national managing principal for public policy at Grant Thornton and former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, said […]


Companies not doing business with federal government may have to obtain CMMC certification

The board overseeing the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is losing two members, which leaders of the board say is part of the normal churn of an all-volunteer organization. Eric Crusius, Partner at Holland & Knight, agrees the churn makes sense given the board’s all-volunteer status. Crusius said it’s possible private sector companies not […]


How contractors can prepare for the coronavirus

Eric Crusius, Partner at Holland & Knight, discusses how the coronavirus could impact government contractors and what they can do to prepare.


GSA enters phase two of schedules consolidation

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses next steps for the General Services Administration’s schedules consolidation, and what contractors need to do to prepare.


NDAA provisions for defense contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses important contracting takeaways from the NDAA and the government’s continuing efforts to build an e-commerce infrastructure.


Updates on Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, outlines new details of the Pentagon’s new cybersecurity certification, and how it could impact smaller contractors.

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