The time has come…the moment we have all been waiting for… Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (also known as CMMC) has arrived. On July 6th, one of the most anticipated contract vehicles released its first official solicitation documentation.
GSA 8(a) STARS III has been on the radar for many small businesses looking to leverage their respective set-asides to get on one of the most lucrative contract vehicles presented by the Unites States Government. GSA 8(a) STARS II served as an excellent opportunity for new federal contractors to build their performance report card with the government. It did not fail to disappoint as many companies small and large found ways to leverage the vehicle and potential partnerships to become profitable for years to come.
Considering the impact GSA STARS has had on the contracting world, it would only make sense that THIS vehicle would become the very first to require Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. Up until the recent solicitation, the contracting world only heard rumors and did not even know what the compliance standards would entail. We all waited in suspense to see how the language would appear. Here you have it folks…
If you have been patiently awaiting the solicitation documentation you can click here to review the solicitation in its entirety. If you have been researching, conducting Business Development efforts, updating your Probability of Win calculations and setting yourself up to get a piece of the $50,000,000,000 (yes BILLION) pie do not let your efforts, hopes and dreams drift away due to compliance.
We understand that small businesses need to utilize their funding and resources wisely. With new, more stringent compliance requirements, Fuse Solutions offers “Compliance as a Service” to help supplement customers’ system admin efforts with the focus on helping you prepare for NIST 800-171 AND CMMC requirements. Please submit a “contact us form” if you are eager to focus your efforts on winning and not letting a little compliance slow you down.