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Understanding the Basics of CMMC Level 1

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In this series, we have provided an overview of the Department of Defense’s (“DoD”) proposed Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (“CMMC”) rule and its implementation timeline. Now, we delve deeper into the three CMMC security levels, starting with CMMC Level 1.

What contracts will be subject to CMMC Level 1?

CMMC Level 1 will apply to all DoD contracts where the contractor will receive Federal Contract Information (“FCI”), except contracts that are purely for commercially available off-the-shelf (“COTS”) items. FCI is information not intended for public release that is provided by or generated for the Government under a contract to develop or deliver a product or service to the Government. Types of documents that could contain FCI include contracts, modifications, statements of work, technical drawings, and government communications to the contractor. Given the broad definition of FCI, contractors can expect that nearly all non-COTS, DoD contracts will involve FCI and will therefore be subject to CMMC Level 1.

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