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The Department of Defense’s recent dramatic paring down of its contractor cyber requirements could collapse the market of cybersecurity assessors, the CEO of the accreditation body tasked with setting up that market told FedScoop.

David McKeown, the DOD’s chief information security officer, said Wednesday that the number of companies that will need a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) assessment could be as few as 40,000 — a small fraction of the initial 300,000 that was projected before the requirements where changed Nov. 4 with the introduction of CMMC 2.0.

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Originally published Nov. 10, 2021.