The Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification initiative will ultimately impact every corner of the federal contracting community. DOD's goal is to have every contractor in its supply chain certified, and civilian agencies are expected to follow suit -- so few firms can afford to ignore CMMC's planned requirements and implications.

This far-reaching security framework is still in the very early stages of development -- accreditation standards for the third-party CMMC auditors is not yet finalized, and the multi-level security requirements themselves are still being refined. Yet the first solicitations to require CMMC are expected this fiscal year, so it's essential to understand the rapid evolution of this initiative.

At this Washington Technology Power Breakfast we heard from DOD officials, members of the CMMC accreditation body and other key stakeholders discuss this critical issue. Topics discussed included:

  • The different levels of CMMC
  • Feedback on the final framework
  • Where to expect the first "CMMC contracts"
  • What to look for in an auditor
  • What will be required of small business
  • The cost of compliance and contract pricing implications



Friday, March 13, 2020

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Securing the DoD Supply Chain
  • Katherine Arrington Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition for Cyber Department of Defense
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM How Heavy is the Lift to be Compliant
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM What's Driving the Policy Behind CMMC
  • Alan Chvotkin Executive Vice President & Counsel Professional Services Council
  • John Luddy Vice President of National Security Policy Aerospace Industries Association


Boro Station, Tower III, Tysons Corner
1785 Greensboro Station Pl, McLean, VA 22102

Greensboro Metro Station

Greensboro Metro Station (silver line) is the closest metro station to Boro Station and is a 2 minute walk.

Garage Parking (On-Site)

There is a parking garage connected to the Boro Station. Once parked enter the building and follow signs to the WT Power Breakfast registration table.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

Washington Technology Power Breakfast
What CMMC Means for Your Company

DATE: March 13, 2020

TIME: 7:45 - 11:00AM

LOCATION: Boro Station, Tower III
1785 Greensboro Station Pl
McLean, VA 22102

COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address or badge on-site. All government contractors and embedded contractors must pay the Industry fee to attend.


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360