The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB) is the “manager” of the CMMC process.  With the goal to help ensure common standards and consistency in providing for a cyber-safe, cyber-secure, and cyber-resilient defense industrial base. To accomplish this, the CMMC AB is also charged with developing the audit and auditor standards, training and certification for Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), and specific elements of CMMC training for contractors in the defense industrial base. This process is to be coordinated with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.