Who Needs CMMC Certification?

Maintaining high levels of security for confidential information is critical to the mission of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which has established rules and guidelines for the safeguarding of classified and controlled unclassified information (CUI). These security requirements are designed to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information and to protect federal contract information (FCI) and CUI held by DoD contractors. Understanding the security requirements and certification process is essential for contractors who access the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and who provide supply chain services for the Department of Defense. This article will detail who needs CMMC certification.