New DFARS Interim Rule - Continuing the Path to Cybersecurity Maturity

  • NERDIC Webinar - New DFARS Interim Rule for DoD Assessments & CMMC
    November 10, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Department of Defense will begin to introduce Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements into contracts through a gradual / phased roll-out under a new interim rule effective November 30, 2020. Ultimately, all new DoD contracts will include CMMC requirements. These foundational security requirements will be applicable to every non-COTS contractor and subcontractor in the Defense Industrial Base, to secure the supply chain and protect our warfighters.

The interim rule also establishes new self-reporting requirements on Contractors and Subcontractors under the NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology. Scores must be reported to DoD’s Supplier Performance Risk System before contracts are awarded.

This is the final event in a series of webinars supporting New England manufacturers in the DoD supply chain presented by Polaris MEP Cybersecurity specialist Jean Lehman.


Companies with contracts or business within the Department of Defense Supply Chain– Primes, Subcontractors to a Prime, or lower tiers.

  • Owners, Managers, Sales, Engineers, Purchasing and System Administrators at manufacturing and other businesses in the DoD Supply Chain
  • Managed Services Providers, IT Consultants to manufacturers in the Department of Defense Supply Chain
  • NOTE: Registration is limited to companies in the DoD supply chain.

Jean Lehman, Polaris MEP CybersecurityAbout the Presenters

Jean Lehman, NIST Standards Project Manager for Polaris MEP.

JEAN LEHMAN is a Cybersecurity professional specializing in helping small business clients understand paths to cyber resiliency and compliance. She translates from requirements and standards to client’s unique environment and business processes. Jean specializes in navigating DoD DFARS and NIST cybersecurity for defense contractors and subcontractors throughout the tiers of the supply chain.


A New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration Workshop

About the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC): NERDIC is a partnership of the state economic development organizations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, working to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that provide parts, assemblies, to Tier One providers working with the U.S. Department of Defense. NERDIC has financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, U.S. Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the New England Collaborative and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the participating states.


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