What is the CMMC?

In 2020, the Department of Defense released the initial version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification™ (CMMC) standard, with the requirement that all companies conducting business with the US Government must be CMMC certified at the appropriate level. Certifications will begin for new and existing defense contractors in 2021.

The CMMC combines cybersecurity standards and best practices then maps these controls and processes across several maturity levels that range from basic to advanced cyber hygiene. Each CMMC level, when implemented, will reduce risk against a specific set of cyber threats using associated controls and processes.

The Darkblade Systems team includes one of the first CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) Provisional Assessors on staff and has been approved as a CMMC Candidate Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization™ (C3PAO) as well as an official CMMC Registered Provider Organization™ (RPO).

Darkblade Systems currently provides consulting services for NIST and CMMC compliance readiness and pre-assessment services for CMMC Maturity Levels 1 through 3. Once the Darkblade Systems team receives its final Authorized C3PAO certification and the CMMC-AB finalizes Maturity Level assessment criteria, the Darkblade Systems team of Cyber and Information Technology professionals will begin conducting formal CMMC assessments.

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As a Candidate C3PAO, our complete assessment services for CMMC Maturity level 1-3 satisfy new DFARS-mandated cybersecurity review and compliance requirements to remain competitive within the DoD contracting environment.


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Want to become CMMC compliant but aren’t sure where to begin? Our CMMC-AB trained pre-assessment teams can confirm existing process effectiveness, identify areas of concern, and help your organization prepare for your first CMMC assessment.


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Need a better understanding of CMMC?  Leveraging both our company’s Candidate C3PAO and RPO knowledge and expertise, our consulting teams can walk you through the ins and outs of this new requirement, including essential training and building a CMMC program that works.

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