New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have expressed confusion about whether new vendor cybersecurity standards will limit the number of vendors that qualify for critical government technology projects. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMS) standards published by the Pentagon in January were meant to increase cyber protections, but some small businesses have expressed concerns that they will not be able to compete for government contracts.

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