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C3 (Doesn’t) Spill the Beans at AFAC

Last year, C3 Integrated Solutions supported the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) with a financial donation, and a promise to match that donation with volunteer time as soon as it was safe to gather again in-person. With a vaccinated team, and with AFAC recently re-opening to volunteers, C3 was excited to make good on that promise. On June 18th, the C3 team headed to AFAC’s warehouse a...

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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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C3 Integrated Solutions Becomes CMMC Registered Provider Organization (RPO)

C3 Integrated Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). The CMMC framework is a set of mandatory cybersecurity requirements that all contractors within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) will be required to implement, in order to earn valuable contracts fro...

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2020 Holiday Giving: C3 Supports Veterans and Helps Fight Food Insecurity

Like many best laid plans in 2020, our annual tradition of supporting Wreaths Across America has needed to evolve this year. While we’ll miss coming together to lay wreaths on thousands of veteran’s graves at Arlington National Cemetery, C3 has found new ways to support our Veteran’s community AND fill a need in our local community. We’re proud to make our holiday contributions on behalf o...

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The C3 CMMC Readiness Program Goes Live

The C3 CMMC Readiness Program Goes Live Clients and friends of C3 have heard us speak many times about the implications of the pending CMMC requirements for all DoD contractors. Now, with the implementation of the DFARS Interim Rule, CMMC has officially arrived and is now codified. To meet the needs of small and mid-market system integrators throughout the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), C3...

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Microsoft Office 365 Announces Changes to Anti-SPAM Features

Over the past few months, Microsoft has been updating how Office 365 deals with spoofing and phishing attacks.  While many of these new features come as a part of the add-on Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 2 license, a few of them have affected all license levels and have taken some admins by surprise. As a recent example, automatic e-mail forwarding was disabled for all tenants, which su...

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Planning Your 2021 Budget?  Make Sure You Include CMMC

Planning Your 2021 Budget?  Make Sure You Include CMMC As the summer ends and the calendar turns to fall, most companies start the planning process for their annual budget.  This is a key time to make the case for top priorities and necessary investments across the organization, including IT.  Most years, we would talk about a hardware refresh, or maybe digital transformation, and of course cy...

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