How to Receive Funding for DoD Cybersecurity Compliance

Written by Jacob Acker

October 26, 2022

The DoD Cybersecurity Compliance is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0).

What is this?

The CMMC program is aligned to DoD’s information security requirements for Defense Industrial Base partners (those of whom create products or services that allow for the sustainability or deployment of military operations).

Why’s it important?

Michigan Cyber Defense is created a CyberSmart program that provides $22,500 to small to medium-sized businesses to help obtain the CMMC 2.0.

My company sells products or services for the military… How do I get $22,500 for CMMC 2.0?

Talk to us – we’re a pre-approved CyberSmart resource for the state of Michigan. 

We conduct your gap analysis and can assist in writing your System Security Plan and Plan of Actions and Milestones. Moreover, we can help you become certified. 

How do I know if I need the CMMC 2.0 Compliance?

If you create products or services for the military, you need the compliance. If you create products or services for another company that works with the military, you’re going to need the compliance. 

Many times, we say that if you’re ITAR certified, you’re going to need the CMMC 2.0 certification. 

What if I do nothing?

After 2025, you will no longer be eligible to sell products directly or indirectly (prime or subcontractor) to the DoD or Aerospace industries. 

How long is the State of Michigan providing grant funds for becoming CMMC 2.0 certified?

Until October 2023, but we recommend getting started right away.