CMMC Expert Tony Bai on the DFARS Interim Rule, Rollout Timelines, Certification, and More

With questions surfacing around CMMC and the changing regulatory landscape, Tony Bai, Federal Practice Lead at A-LIGN, offers his expert advice on a variety of federal compliance topics to help you understand what frameworks your organization should care about, how you can prepare and what is on the horizon for federal compliance.

A 20-year Air Force retiree, Tony is responsible for overseeing NIST-based engagements, including FedRAMP, FISMA, and 800-171, and providing cybersecurity advisory and guidance to our clients.  He has over 27 years of IT experience with the last 10 years specializing in cybersecurity, providing risk assessments for government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. And when he’s not leading the federal team at A-LIGN? You can catch him at comic book conventions or supporting his children’s Boys and Girls Scouts troops.  

CMMC Update – What you need to be prepared for in 2021

CMMC Update - What you need to be prepared for in 2021

The DoD’s CMMC regulation has been discussed in the federal compliance space for over a year. Now that a rollout schedule for the program has been announced and C3PAO organizations are preparing for training, it’s critical for all organizations in the DoD supply chain to stay updated on new developments to ensure they are proactively preparing to meet these new requirements.  

In this Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) webinar, Tony joins SysArc CEO Tim Brennan to share updates on the DFARS Interim Rule, the latest rollout schedule, the status of the CMMC Accreditation Body Board and ecosystem and more.  

SECAF members can access the webinar recording here.

How to Get FedRAMP Compliant and Give Your Business a Competitive Edge in 2021

How to Get FedRAMP Compliant and Give Your Business a Competitive Edge in 2021

Hosted by Carahsoft, Tony joins subject matter experts from AWS and Anitian for this lunch-and-learn webinar to discuss how to achieve FedRAMP compliance, the costs and timelines associated with the process, the impact that FedRAMP compliance can have on revenue and the importance of automation. Specifically, Tony delves deep into the FedRAMP framework and how to prepare for the 3PAO audit process.  

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Fed’s New CMMC Requirement

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Fed's New CMMC Requirement

Tony makes a guest appearance on Anitian’s Security on Cloud Podcast to discuss all things CMMC. Tune in to learn about this DoD framework and why it’s being introduced. Tony covers everything you need to know, including: 

  • How the framework compares to NIST 171 and FedRAMP  
  • Who should obtain CMMC certification  
  • How other federal organizations might adopt the CMMC framework  
  • What the certification process looks like  
  • The projected timeline for training and assessments  

Click here to listen to the full podcast.  

Have questions about federal compliance or want to learn more from Tony Bai? Email [email protected] or call 888-702-5446 to begin your compliance journey today.