MAR 27, 2020 | US
Tech Companies Tell DoD Its New Cyber Standards Are Missing the Mark
Federal News Network, March 27, 2020
By Jason Miller
On the heels of the official launch of the Defense Department’s cybersecurity maturity model certification effort, six industry associations are warning that without more clarity, the initiative could falter.
The Alliance for Digital Innovation, BSA | The Software Alliance, the Cybersecurity Coalition, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the Internet Association and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) wrote a letter to Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and sustainment, and Katie Arrington, the chief information security officer in the Office of the Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment, outlining a series of recommendations for how to improve the CMMC program before it truly gets going.
“We are concerned that current plans for implementing CMMC lack sufficient clarity and predictability in key areas, and as a result may unnecessarily generate confusion, delay and associated costs. These challenges could lead to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) being even less secure, if left unaddressed,” the letter states. “We strongly support efforts to improve DIB cybersecurity and appreciate the department’s openness in meeting with and accepting input from industry about the CMMC during the autumn of 2019. We pledge to continue this partnership, as it is imperative that industry stakeholders and government continue to work together to ensure that the CMMC meets its overall objectives.”
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。