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***UPDATE: Currently, NH MEP has received funding through the CARES Act to provide partial funding for the CMMC Implementation to manufacturers that have been impacted by COVID-19.***

CMMC Implementation Services

NHMEP has partnered with Mainstay Technologies to provide Phases 1 and 2 of CMMC Implementation to New Hampshire manufacturers who are DoD suppliers or sub-contractors. We begin by working with your IT management on a gap analysis of your current cybersecurity strategies to discover strengths, weaknesses and the best solution to bring your company into CMMC compliance.

What is CMMC?

CMMC Version 1.0 was released in January 2020 and serves as a unified cybersecurity standard for future Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions. For the bidding process on DoD contracts, CMMC will ensure a fairer process by outlining required levels based on your company’s business requirements. CMMC V1.0 defines a maturity model as a set of characteristics, attributes, indicators, or patterns that represent capability and progression in a particular discipline. It works to establish best practices through defining and structuring action that must be taken by a company to prove that it has incorporated these practices.

The CMMC Framework

The CMMC model framework organizes processes and cybersecurity est practices into a set of domains. For each of the 17 domains, there are processes that span five levels of cybersecurity maturity. Additionally, each of the domains contain one or more capabilities spanning the five levels. And, for a given capability, there are one or more practices that must be demonstrated.

The 17 Domains

Each domain is comprised of processes and capabilities across the five levels.  The domains include:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Asset Management (AM)
  • Awareness and Training (AT)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Identification and Authentication (IA)
  • Incident Response (IR)
  • Maintenance (MA)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • Personnel Security (PA)
  • Physical Protection (PE)
  • Recovery (RE)
  • Risk Management (RM)
  • Security Assessment (CA)
  • Situational Awareness (SA)
  • System and Communication Protection (SC)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

Phase 1 – Basic Cyber Hygiene 

Processes are performed and select practices are documented where required. There are 17 practices to demonstrate basic cyber hygiene. Equivalent to all practices in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 48 CFR 52.204-21 from FAR Clause 52.204-21. The first level ensures basic safeguarding of federal contract information.

Phase 2 – Intermediate Cyber Hygiene

Processes are documented, including Level 1 practices and a policy exists that includes all activities. Practices demonstrate intermediate cyber hygiene. This level complies with FAR, includes a select subset of 48 practices from NIST SP 800-171, and includes an additional 7 practices to support intermediate cyber hygiene. A total of 72 practices must be demonstrated at this level as organizations transition to demonstrate cybersecurity maturity progression to protect controlled unclassified information.

To get started with a gap analysis for CMMC Implementation or to learn more, please contact NHMEP:

 

Zenagui Brahim

(603) 226-3200

zenaguib@nhmep.org

Eric Basta

(603) 226-3200

EricB@nhmep.org

 

“Working with the Partnership was a cost effective way to remain ahead of implementation timelines to achieve compliance with NIST 800-171.  Their administrative and technical assistance provided a rich contextual understanding of controlled information and information systems, and guided our company’s policy approach to information exchange governance.  We are now better prepared to meet current and emerging information security obligations for all of our clients.”

Paul Movizzo

DoD Business Development, Creare, LLC

About NH MEP

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172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

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Press Releases

The 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit a Virtual Success

On Thursday, October 29th, the 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was successfully conducted online with over 200 participants in attendance, (mostly small to medium-sized manufacturers) making it one of the largest manufacturing events to be held virtually since COVID-19 began. Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President of Brazonics Inc. kicked off the summit thanking the teams at NH MEP, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the NH Business and Industry Association. He thanked People’s United Bank and BAE Systems as the major sponsors and acknowledged the other sponsors as well. He introduced Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, who made opening remarks and introduced Governor Chris Sununu. The governor acknowledged progress made in manufacturing and other sectors and encouraged manufacturing innovation in the state as the sector recovers.

Progressive Manufacturing & SÓLAS Expand with Purchase and Move to Newport, NH

Newport, NH – After years of continuous growth, Progressive Manufacturing, Inc. announces the purchase of a manufacturing facility located in Newport, New Hampshire. With significant improvements over the past few months, the renovated facility, offices, and warehouse are now home to Progressive Manufacturing and its fireplace brand, SÓLAS Contemporary Fire. Both businesses are fully operational at the new headquarters as of October 26, 2020.

With over 40,000+ square feet, the new facility has doubled Progressive Manufacturing’s space. The move provides a unique opportunity to create a modern manufacturing workplace, streamline production, and create a new showroom for the SÓLAS brand of fireplace products.

NH Housing Relief Offers Funding for Residents Struggling with Rent or Mortgage Due to COVID-19

The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing.

There is a concern about the current moratorium on evictions. Many people who could access these funds are not doing so since they cannot be evicted at this time. The issue is that the safeguard from eviction and these funds are currently scheduled to end on the same day (December 30, 2020).

Students Learn about Safran’s Manufacturing Capabilities During New Hampshire Manufacturing Month

Rochester, NH – The aerospace activities of Safran Aerospace Composites in Rochester, New Hampshire, were spotlighted during the 7th annual New Hampshire Manufacturing Month. In a virtual presentation on October 2, Human Resources Manager Sean Hoeing provided an overview of the company’s activities and career opportunities. At Rochester, Safran Aerospace Composites partners with Albany International to produce jet engine components.

This annual month-long celebration of manufacturing is organized by New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP) in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the Council, the New Hampshire Department of Education, and many other partners.

NIST Promoting Several Prize Challenges to Solve Industry Needs

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) is offering six prize challenges through its Open Innovation program to innovators, manufacturers, students and companies across industry. PSCR Open Innovation focuses on outcomes and results, not on specific requirements. The problem solvers (aka Challenge participants) determine the “how” and the “solution” by using their creativity to reach the desired goal. Participants may advance their research concept, commercial their products, or enhance their business products all while improving safety and efficiency for America’s First Responders.

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