Looking for the latest information security and privacy insights from EXTEND? Follow us on LinkedIn.

Meet CMMC Requirements.
Protect National Security.

EXTEND assists contractors in safeguarding FCI and CUI to foster compliance with CMMC 2.0 requirements, give you a competitive advantage, and position you to successfully obtain and renew contracts with the DoD and prime contractors.

Are you looking for support to comply with CMMC?

Don’t Let Your Unknowns Compromise National Security.

The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 framework to enhance the protection of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within non-federal systems and networks.

A single data breach or cybersecurity incident that exposes defense information could pose significant security risks to our nation and our service members. Thus, it is crucial for you to clearly understand the CMMC framework, as it requires all DoD contractors and subcontractors to adhere to NIST SP 800-171 information security guidelines. Adhering to CMMC 2.0 involves a self-assessment or an external audit depending on the type of data and on the FAR or DFAR clauses in your contract.

Meeting CMMC requirements can be simpler than you think.

EXTEND simplifies your journey to compliance and certification. Led by a CMMC Registered Practitioner, we offer tailored services that address the unique challenges that DoD contractors and subcontractors face and guide you through the certification process. We assist in enhancing your standing within the DoD supply chain, allowing you to:

  • Support uninterrupted DoD contract renewals, maintaining vital revenue streams.
  • Gain eligibility for future DoD contracts, positioning your business for growth.
  • Enhance your cybersecurity posture, significantly reducing your risk profile.
  • Protect sensitive information, safeguarding national security and your reputation.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to security, setting you apart from competitors.

Our Expertise Just Turned into Your Biggest Advantage.

As an ISO-27001-certified company, we hold ourselves to the highest standards when implementing information security programs. Our mission, guided by knowledgeable and ethical professionals who prioritize information security, is to improve the security maturity of our clients’ organizations to fit their strategic objectives so they can defend against cybercrime and data breaches.

Here’s how EXTEND Resources helps you comply with CMMC:

  • CMMC Level Assessment

    Define your required level based on data handling (FCI or CUI) and contract requirements.

  • Asset Identification

    Identify CMMC-relevant assets and data flows.

  • Information Enclaves

    Design CMMC-compliant repositories for DoD project data as needed.

  • NIST 800-171 Conversion

    Leverage existing compliance to facilitate meeting CMMC objectives.

  • CMMC Compliance Platform Implementation

    Streamline compliance efforts with an integrated platform.

  • MSP CMMC Evaluation

    Validate that your IT services provider adheres to CMMC requirements.

  • CMMC Documentation and Preparation

    Build a watertight case for compliance. Start from a rich library of policies templates.

  • C3PAO Assessor Selection and Assessment

    Guide you through choosing an assessor and completing assessments.

CMMC Readiness Services

The CMMC 2.0 program outlines three distinct levels of certification based on the sensitivity of the data you handle and the specific risks faced by your organization:
Level 1:
Ensures that contractors can protect Federal Contract Information (FCI) with basic cybersecurity practices
17 practices that ensure basic cyber hygiene
Requires an annual self-assessment and attestation
Level 2:
Focuses on protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) by implementing structured cybersecurity practices and policies
110 practices aligned with NIST SP 800-171
Requires a third-party assessment administered by a C3PAO every three years for critical national security information, along with an annual self-assessment for some programs
Level 3:
Requires organizations to manage and protect CUI and reduce risk from Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) with advanced cybersecurity practices
Builds on top of Level 2 and adds compliance requirements with 24 controls from NIST SP 800-172
Requires a government audit every 3 (three) years

If you’re aiming to meet Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 requirements, EXTEND Resources has the expertise, tools, and dedication to help you comply across the full spectrum.

Interested in knowing what level your organization falls under?

CMMC Readiness Services

With EXTEND, compliance for CMMC L1 and L2 requirements becomes a streamlined, achievable journey. We offer comprehensive services, led by a CMMC Registered Practitioner, tailored to your unique needs. Learn more today.

You may wonder: Why should I partner with EXTEND?

Complying with CMMC requires you to properly understand your sensitive data, follow NIST SP 800-171 guidelines at the objective level (and requirements outlined in NIST 800-172 for CMMC Level 3), and properly document every single security procedure.

When you choose EXTEND, you can expect:

  • CMMC Certified Professionals and Registered Practitioners: An expert guide can assess your readiness, lead or assist with your CMMC program implementation, and prepare your organization for certification.
  • Streamlined CMMC Compliance: We leverage rapid assessment tools, efficient processes, and a library of policy templates that can be tailored to your organization.
  • Expert CMMC Assessment Support: Our internal audit validates your assessment readiness, and the EXTEND team can support you throughout the certification assessment.
  • Reduced time and costs: Significantly reduce the time and costs your organization might otherwise incur in trying to understand, implement, and document an effective CMMC program on its own.
  • Improved Cybersecurity Maturity: Our team helps you grow beyond CMMC compliance. Working with EXTEND allows you to identify and address gaps in your cybersecurity program and enhance your organization’s overall cybersecurity maturity.

What CMMC 2.0 Means for CSPs and ESPs

Under the CMMC framework, both Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and External Service Providers (ESPs) that process, store, or transmit DoD confidential data fall within its scope. If you outsource elements of your information technology or information security work to a third party, they must also comply with CMMC at your organization’s designated level.

Most importantly: You may not be able to get CMMC certified unless your ESPs and CSPs get certified.

The inclusion of CSPs and ESPs, under the CMMC 2.0 framework has several implications:

  • CSPs and ESPs become directly accountable for the security of the data they handle, with their compliance status potentially affecting your own eligibility for DoD contracts.
  • Providers, such as your managed IT services provider, will need to adopt more stringent security measures, including advanced data encryption, access control, and incident response capabilities.
  • While CMMC 2.0 is specific to the DoD supply chain, standards set by the framework may lead to new compliance requirements across other sectors of the federal government.

Don’t wait any longer to comply with CMMC 2.0

With CMMC 2.0 expected to take full effect in Q1 2025 and assessment schedules filling up, now is the time to start preparing. Take the first step towards securing your place in the defense industrial base and safeguarding our national security.

Discover how our CMMC readiness services can help your organization achieve and maintain compliance, no matter your CMMC-level requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions about CMMC 2.0

How Does EXTEND Help Me Get CMMC Certified?

EXTEND Resources’ team of InfoSec experts and CMMC Registered Practitioners help you advance your security program to meet the required maturity level and guide you through self-assessments and third-party or governmental audits. This includes a detailed assessment of your current cybersecurity posture, identification of the specific CMMC level required for your organization, and implementation of necessary NIST controls.

What Makes EXTEND Resources Qualified to Assist with CMMC Certification?
Our team comprises information security and compliance experts, led by Certified CMMC Professionals (CCPs) and Registered Practitioners (RPs). EXTEND Resources is also an ISO-27001-certified company across our people, processes, and technologies, so we uphold the highest standards in implementing information security programs.
Who Requires Assistance with CMMC Certification?

Any DoD contractor or subcontractor dealing with Federal Contract Information (FCI) or Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) will benefit from our services. EXTEND Resources is particularly helpful for organizations seeking to understand the complexities of the CMMC framework or that have not fully implemented the NIST 800-171 framework.

When Should I Start Preparing for CMMC 2.0?

Depending on the current state of your security program, becoming ready for a CMMC third-party assessment can take 12-18 months. With CMMC 2.0 expected to take full effect in Q1 2025, now is the time to start preparing. EXTEND Resources can help you understand the implications of the updated framework for your organization and assist you with implementing security program changes needed for compliance ahead of the DoD’s implementation schedule.

How Does EXTEND Resources Determine My Organization’s CMMC Level?
We begin with a comprehensive assessment of your data handling practices, existing contractual requirements, and future plans to contract with the DoD. Based on this analysis, we define the CMMC level you need to achieve, ranging from Level 1 (Foundational) to Level 3 (Expert).
Can EXTEND Resources Help If My Organization Already Complies with ISO 27001?

Absolutely. While ISO 27001 provides a strong foundation, CMMC requires additional, specific controls to meet a comprehensive list of assessment objectives. EXTEND Resources can easily leverage your existing compliance activities to meet CMMC objectives, fostering a smooth transition and compliance with DoD-specific requirements.

What Is the Cost of Achieving CMMC Certification with EXTEND?

Costs vary depending on your organization’s current cybersecurity posture, the CMMC level required, and the complexity of your systems and controls. If you are interested in getting a quote, contact us today.

Who Will Perform My Organization’s CMMC Assessment?
EXTEND Resources assists you in selecting a qualified Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) for your needs. An EXTEND CMMC expert can support your organization throughout the assessment process. The number of C3PAOs is limited, so becoming CMMC-ready and scheduling an assessment date sooner rather than later will help your organization avoid certification delays.
How Does EXTEND Resources Support My Ongoing CMMC Compliance?

Beyond initial certification, we provide ongoing compliance support, including regular reviews of your cybersecurity posture, updates to your security practices as necessary, and preparation for re-certification. Our goal is to facilitate your ability to maintain uninterrupted DoD contract eligibility and CMMC compliance.

How Can My Organization Get Started with EXTEND Resources?
Don’t wait until CMMC 2.0 is fully implemented to begin your CMMC journey. Doing so can put you at risk of losing critical DoD contracts. All it takes is to click on the button below, and our team will be in touch shortly.
Scroll to Top
Skip to content

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Learn More

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.