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Are you currently working, or are you interested in working, with the Department of Defense (DoD)? If so you:
*MUST be Interim Rule compliant (effective Nov. 2020)
*SHOULD BE working toward your CMMC 2.0 certification 


In November 2021, the DoD announced “CMMC 2.0,” an updated program structure and requirements designed to achieve the primary goals of the internal review:

  • Safeguard sensitive information to enable and protect the warfighter
  • Dynamically enhance DIB cybersecurity to meet evolving threats
  • Ensure accountability while minimizing barriers to compliance with DoD requirements
  • Contribute towards instilling a collaborative culture of cybersecurity and cyber resilience
  • Maintain public trust through high professional and ethical standards


cLICK HERE for Five Steps to Make Your Company More Cyber Secure


For Interim Rule:

1. Compliance Steps, click here
2. NIST SP 800-171 Self-Assessment Guides:
     -NIST Rev 2 Handbook
     -NIST Self-Assessment Handbook
3. A Scoring Methodology Guide, click here
4. Automatically scored NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment, click here
5. Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMS) Template, click here
6. System Security Plan Template (SSP), click here
7. Instructions on Supplier Risk Management System (SPRS) Score Upload:
     -Quick Guide to PIEE
     -SPRS Quick Entry Guide
     -Information to Upload into SPRS
8. Incidence Reporting Information, click here

For Cybersecurity Maturity Model 2.0 Certification (CMMC):

1. Steps to Achieving CMMC, click here
2. CMMC Level Assessment Guides:

     -Level 1 Guide
     -Level 2 Guide (this guide has yet to be released)
3. CMMC-AB certified assessors, click here
4. CUI Marking Information, click here

Cross Timbers APEX Accelerator offers free cybersecurity webinars and Interim Rule compliance reviews. To receive a review, please complete the Request for Assistance form and specify your interest in a cybersecurity review.