Charlotte, N.C., April 20, 2021 – Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a U.S. top 20 professional services firm, is pleased to announce that the firm has been cleared as a Candidate Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body. This accreditation follows DHG’s Registered Provider Organization (RPO) status, achieved last December.
“We are thrilled to continue as an early pioneer in the critical CMMC initiative. Since we achieved the RPO accreditation last year, we have assisted defense contractors across the country with readiness for CMMC. We look forward to continuing to help our clients navigate the CMMC certification requirements,” said Scott Brezler, DHG’s Managing Partner of the Government Contracting industry group.
Only C3PAOs can perform CMMC certification assessments, so this is a critical step in preparing to perform full assessments when the assessor program is finalized later this year. Over the next few months, DHG will continue to prepare for the implementation of the program. Multiple DHG team members will undergo assessor training and DHG will undergo a Department of Defense (DoD) assessment prior to being able to perform certification assessments.
The CMMC framework was released in 2020 and adopted by the DoD to enforce protection of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) throughout its supply chain. CMMC certification will be included as a requirement in new DoD contracts starting later this year, with all contracts expected to include the certification requirement by 2026.
For more information about DHG’s CMMC capabilities and services, please visit https://www.dhg.com/services/advisory/technology-compliance/cybersecurity.
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