Katie Arrington resigns from DOD, announces bid for Congress


A senior Department of Defense official who helped launch the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification officially resigned Monday  after settling a protracted legal dispute over her security clearance. Katie Arrington has been on leave from the department since May, following allegations she disclosed classified information. In October she filed a lawsuit against the DOD and National Security Agency in response to the allegations relating to her suspension. The lawsuit was settled…

New CMMC-AB board chair Jeff Dalton wants to make CMMC 'boring again'


The new chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification-Accreditation Body wants to eliminate the drama often associated with the Department of Defense’s contractor cybersecurity regulations and turn it back into the “boring” process it was intended to be. To do that, Jeff Dalton says it’s finally time to turn the board that oversees the Accreditation Body into a more professional group of strategic advisers rather than the startup staff it…