C3 Named One of 2022’s Best Places to Work in Virginia

C3 Integrated Solutions was recently named as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Virginia was created by Virginia Business Magazine and Best Companies Group. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and busi...

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CMMC 2.0: What It Means for You

Late last week, the DoD announced CMMC 2.0.  This revision is the result a six-month review of the program that was partially driven by the change in administrations, requests by Congress and industry feedback.  Here are the highlights of the changes: Levels 2 and 4 have been eliminated, as have any CMMC-unique practices and all maturity processes from the CMMC Model; CMMC Level 1 now pe...

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Two Massive Changes to Microsoft Pricing That Will Impact Your Budget

Yes, we know that’s a dramatic headline, but this is important stuff. There are two upcoming changes to Microsoft licensing that will likely have big impacts on your budget in 2022…and beyond. Its important that these changes be incorporated into your budget planning now. Starting on March 1, 2022, all commercial tenants in Microsoft 365 will see changes in pricing as well as the enforcemen...

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Zero Trust Security – Behind the Buzz

These days, everyone is talking about Zero Trust Security. A simple Google search will return pages of ads from vendors pushing their Zero Trust product, with promises of instant and foolproof security.  Some vendors even claim to include fairy dust and magic rainbows. While their claims may be somewhat accurate (fairy dust and magic rainbows notwithstanding), one thing that remains unanswered is...

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C3 Integrated Solutions Ranks No. 1225 – and 34th in IT Management – on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List

Three-Year Revenue Growth of 393% Lands Arlington-based IT Firm in Prestigious List for Second Year in a Row Inc. magazine today revealed that C3 Integrated Solutions has again been named to its annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking as No. 1225 of the fastest growing private companies, and the 34th fastest growing IT Management company in the U.S.  The list represents a unique look at the most succe...

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Microsoft Licensing Strategies for Staffing Firms

One of the profiles that we often see when working with clients involves staff augmentation firms.  For these companies, people are – quite literally – the product.  Their employees work at a government location, use government equipment, and operate almost entirely outside of their employer’s corporate IT Network. While these workers are found in cubicles, they typically do not possess...

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Microsoft Licensing Strategies for Factory Employees

A key vertical within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is the manufacturing sector.  One of the unique aspects of this vertical with respect to security and compliance, is that not all workers are found sitting in an office cube behind a computer. Some employees, such as those who work on the shop floor, do not spend their day answering e-mail, working spreadsheets, or updating Word documents. ...

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Navigating CMMC with C3 and Conquest Cyber

Is CMMC in your future? On March 9, C3’s Bill Wootton and Conquest Cyber’s Ben Toscado sat down to discuss their new partnership, which will help clients navigate CMMC compliance faster and more efficiently than ever before. Bill and Ben discussed: The levels of maturity for CMMC compliance. How to secure your environment and position it for CMMC compliance with the CMMC Readiness P...

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Webinar Now Available…Data Defined: CUI and ITAR Data from a Practical and Legal Perspective

On March 3rd, C3’s Bill Wootton and Jody Reed, Counsel at McMahon, Welch, and Learned sat down to discuss the similarities and differences between CUI and ITAR data. As many DoD contractors know, they are facing significant technical, practical and legal challenges now that CMMC certification is required to work with the DoD. Having a clear understanding of CUI and ITAR data is key to determinin...

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Deciphering Microsoft’s Latest Guidance Around DFARS and GCC

Microsoft’s announcement this week that the GCC version of Microsoft 365 can now support DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance is an important step in the evolution of the service and good news for many defense contractors. This news creates an additional option for some companies as they chart the best path to meet both DFARS and CMMC compliance. However, this does not change the guidance for defense c...

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