Title 48 vs. Title 32: What’s the Difference?

Title 48 vs. Title 32: What’s the Difference?

Last week, we took a closer look at the steps of rule-making as it pertains to CMMC. The CMMC rule-making process involves various steps to define the requirements, procedures, and expectations for organizations seeking certification.

Today we’re going to provide an overview of Title 48 and Title 32. Title 48 and Title 32 are two different sets of regulations that pertain to CMMC.

Title 48

Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is commonly known as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). This is the rule that most organizations are thinking about when it comes to CMMC compliance.

  • Contains the primary set of rules and guidelines that govern the acquisition process for the federal government, including procurement of goods and services.
  • Establishes the requirements and procedures for incorporating CMMC into DoD contracts
  • Outlines how CMMC assessments and certifications are integrated into the acquisition process, including clauses and provisions that must be included in contracts to ensure compliance with the CMMC framework.

Title 32

Title 32 authorizes the DoD to implement the CMMC framework and its associated requirements through its various components, such as the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and other directives.

  • Enables the DoD to establish the rules and procedures for assessing and certifying contractors’ cybersecurity maturity levels in accordance with CMMC.
  • Focused on National Defense and contains various regulations related to military and defense matters
  • Provides the authority for the DoD to establish and enforce cybersecurity standards and requirements for contractors and subcontractors within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

In summary, Title 48 provides the overarching acquisition regulations that include clauses for CMMC implementation in DoD contracts, while Title 32 provides the specific authority and framework for the DoD to establish and enforce cybersecurity requirements through the CMMC framework. Both titles play a crucial role in ensuring the proper integration and enforcement of CMMC within the federal acquisition process.

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Jennifer Vosburgh is a seasoned Marketing and Communications professional. With over 15 years of experience, she has a strong background in Marketing, Communications, and Event Management. As Vice President of Tego Data Systems in Raleigh, NC, Jennifer is responsible for delivering full-scale Marketing Campaigns across all platforms including website, email, social media, events, and more.

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