CMMC uncertainty threatens small contractors, business leaders warn

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Jackson Barnett
Jun 24, 2021 | FEDSCOOP

Small business owners warned members of Congress on Thursday that uncertainty over the costs and timeline of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program could push their enterprises out of the defense industrial base.

In testimony given to a House Committee on Small Business subcommittee, they also raised concerns over the department’s communication strategy for the scheme, saying it has allowed information to trickle out through social media, rather than contacting affected contractors directly.

“There is no consistent method or message from DOD,” said Michael Dunbar, a small business president who testified on behalf of HUBZone Contractors National Council. “A lot of small businesses have been ignored.”

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