Baker Tilly Fed Talks CMMC podcast

Fed Talks is a series of audio episodes featuring current issues in government contracting, offering thoughtful, bite-sized insights with rotating guests from inside and outside Baker Tilly.

On this episode of Fed Talks, we discuss industry critiques of CMMC’s binary certification process with Baker Tilly subject matter expert Matt Gilbert.

Questions addressed include:

  • Why are some industry experts saying that CMMC lacks agility?
  • In what ways can the CMMC assessment process be more flexible without undermining its purpose?
  •  How can contractors prepare themselves to succeed within CMMC’s current design?

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About the Host

Derek Boyd, CPA, Director

Derek consults with numerous government contractors and designing and building compliant business systems in accordance with FAR, CAS, and DFARS requirements and industry best practices. Derek has supported contractors in both a consultative and internal capacity for over a dozen years, working directly with contractors and their government stakeholders.

About the Guest

Matt Gilbert, Principal

Matt is a principal in Baker Tilly’s risk advisory consulting practice. He leads our Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Government Contractor IT Risk suite of services.  Matt’s expertise includes internal auditing, SOX compliance, information technology controls, business process controls, and ERP risk and controls. Matt is actively engaged in supporting government contractors, grant recipients, state and local governments and federal agencies navigate the CMMC requirements but also has extensive experience supporting NIST 800-171 and 800-53 related assessments.  

About the Producer

Andrew Graziano, Senior Consultant

Andrew has been with Baker Tilly for over 2 years and has spent that time working with government contractors on a wide variety of compliance matters.  In particular, Andrew has experience with incurred cost proposals, indirect rate modeling, price proposal preparation, cost impact analysis, and commercial sales practice disclosures. In his spare time, he produces and edits this Fed Talks podcast.

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Music Credit
Artist: Chael
Song: Sparks

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