Introduction of Michigan Defense CyberSmart Grant Program
The Michigan Defense Center is offering Michigan’s small and medium-sized defense contractors a comprehensive one-stop shop to DoD cybersecurity compliance to save this nation’s federal supply chain—and your business. Reduced pricing on your Gap Analysis along with grants to get you to the appropriate level of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) makes this a unique program and is only offered to Michigan companies! Direct contractor or sub, small, medium or large, every company is required to meet these mandates to continue current or bid on new contracts. There are no waivers.
Outline of CyberSmart Program
The Michigan Defense Center (MDC/MEDC) has pre-qualified Michigan contractors to provide cybersecurity technical services to assist with the implementation of the requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-171 required for meeting DFARS 252.204-7012 requirements, and direction on CMMC compliancy for all United States Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) contracts and work in the federal supply chain.
CyberSmart Phase 1:
Michigan small and medium-sized businesses can contract with the pre-approved vendor list to develop gap analysis report at a pre-negotiated discounted cost of $1,500 as the first step toward compliance and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The gap analysis allows companies to submit to Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) and other requirements.
CyberSmart Phase 2:
After completing Phase 1 by completing a Gap Analysis with a pre-approved vendor, up to $22,500 in grant funding is available to address any deficiencies in their IT infrastructure and become fully compliant with DoD cybersecurity requirements for all contractors.