Fed Talks podcast series

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 play a game of “headline or clickbait” with subject matter specialists Matt Gilbert and Joe McCaffrey to discuss the costs of varying levels of cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC) compliance. Questions addressed include:

  • Are the DoD’s estimated CMMC cost figures reasonable?
  • How should contractors treat and allocate the costs associated with CMMC?
  • Will CMMC costs incurred prior to winning a contract requiring CMMC be questioned?
  • What can contractors do to minimize the costs associated with CMMC?

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About the guests

Matt Gilbert, Principal
Matt is a principal in Baker Tilly’s risk advisory consulting practice. He leads our 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. 

Joseph McCaffrey, Principal
Joseph McCaffrey has extensive consulting experience working with government contractors and not-for-profit organizations. Joseph has advised clients in the aerospace, hospitality, healthcare, construction, security services, technology and professional services industries on a wide range of business issues and regulatory compliance matters.

About the producer

Andrew Graziano, Senior Consultant
Andrew has  been with Baker Tilly for over four years and has spent that time working with government contractors on a wide variety of compliance matters. 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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