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CMMC Advisory and Assessment Services

Navigate your path to CMMC compliance with advisory and assessment services from a leading C3PAO candidate and RPO.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Coalfire Federal is one of the first Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) candidate companies recognized by the CMMC Authorization Body (CMMC-AB). In addition, our team is also a Certified Registered Provider Organization (RPO) staffed with experienced and qualified consultants ready to help your company prepare for and achieve CMMC certification.

CMMC requirements are exacting. Coalfire Federal can help you confidently prepare for certification in a cost-efficient manner and on your required timeline to become certification-ready. Our suite of services include:

  • Boundary workshop to determine in-scope organizational and systems environment.
  • Gap analysis to evaluate your current state against CMMC requirements.
  • Remediation planning and support to close existing gaps and achieve process maturity.
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Among the first C3PAOs candidates, Coalfire Federal has the knowledge and experience to understand and assess your environment, security controls, and business process against CMMC requirements. Coalfire Federal offers the following services:

  • Readiness review to explain the assessment process and documentation requirements.
  • Mock assessment to predetermine the likely outcomes of a CMMC assessment.
  • CMMC assessment to achieve certification.
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CMMC Overview

The Department of Defense (DoD) has started the phased roll-out of its CMMC program. CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure that Defense Industrial Base (DIB) companies implement appropriate cybersecurity practices and processes to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) and controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within their unclassified networks.

Whether a prime, subcontractor, or sub-tier supplier, every organization doing business with the DoD will need to be CMMC certified before being awarded a contract that has CMMC requirements.

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How CMMC Is Different

CMMC and the Interim DFARS rule, which became effective November 30, 2020, address deficiencies in the NIST 800-171 framework and its enforcement that affected its ability to keep CUI, CDI and FCI secure. The changes affect both the DoD's acquisition process and supplier requirements for doing business with the DoD. Most significantly:

  • No self-attestation and self-reporting

    Organizations will no longer self-assess and report compliance. CMMC assessments are conducted by Certified Assessors (CA) affiliated with a C3PAO.

  • No more Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMs)

    CMMC requirements are pass-fail and cannot be satisfied by a POAM that promises to address a requirement in the future. All CMMC practices and process must be satisfied to achieve certification. Enforcing the same requirements for all bidders levels the playing field and makes security an incentive rather than a disincentive.

  • Maturity, not compliance

    CMMC requires that organizations achieve and maintain cyber maturity commensurate with the sensitivity of information they exchange. Organizations can no longer think in terms of checking a box; instead they must focus on getting and staying secure.

How to Prepare for CMMC

  • Get started now!

    It can take time, resources, and investment to fully understand and implement good cybersecurity practices and become CMMC certification-ready.

  • Understand the CMMC framework

    Gain an understanding of the CMMC framework by reviewing resources from the CMMC Accreditation Body and FAQ.

  • Complete a CMMC boundary workshop and gap analysis

    Our CMMC boundary workshop and gap analysis are used to determine in-scope organizational and systems environment and evaluate your current state against CMMC requirements.

  • Get professional help

    As a C3PAO and RPO, Coalfire Federal can offer both advisory and assessment expertise that will help your organization achieve CMMC certification.

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Federal Services

The federal government's responsibility to protect personal, sensitive, proprietary, and classified information from a wide range of malicious actors is essential and continuous. Government entities need cybersecurity solutions that will support their mission-critical goals while meeting unique requirements. Boasting a deep understanding of federal government IT needs, the Coalfire Federal team has over a decade of experience providing a full range of long-term and short-term cybersecurity solutions to government clients, including:

Department of Homeland Security

Social Security Administration

Department of Agriculture

Department of Justice

Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Communications Commission

U.S. Agency for International Development

Department of Labor

Department of Health and Human Services

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Information Services Agency

Why Choose Coalfire Federal

Outstanding Qualifications

Outstanding qualifications and client satisfaction metrics demonstrate our excellence as a prime or subcontractor partner.

Experienced with Multi-Year Projects

Experience with multi-year commercial assessment and advisory projects using cross functional lines of business and service delivery collaboration.

Certified Consultants

Wide variety of cleared and certified consultants to ensure satisfaction of specific client requirements.

Trusted Provider

Trusted provider to the largest federal agencies (including 12 executive departments), solving complex and constantly changing cyber challenges and successfully achieving mission-specific objectives.


C3PAO Certification RPO Certification 2011 SRI Certification 2013 SRI Certification 2015 SRI Certification CMMISVC/3 Certification
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