All Press Releases for February 11, 2021

Provincia Government Solutions among first organizations to achieve C3PAO status and announces CMMC Partnership with LBMC

Key Partnership helps boost cybersecurity posture of Defense Industrial Base by offering cybersecurity assessments and certifications

"Our commitment to the CMMC program, along with strategic key partnerships, enables us to provide critical assessment and consulting services to the Defense Industrial Base." - Sese Bennett, CEO

    NASHVILLE, TN, February 11, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Provincia Government Solutions, a leader in NIST and FISMA assessments, announced today that it is now recognized as a CMMC-AB approved Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). Provincia Government Solutions is proud to be one of the first organizations to be approved by the CMMC Accreditation Body (AB). C3PAO's are uniquely qualified to provide the services required to conduct CMMC assessments.

The CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is a unified cybersecurity standard for DOD acquisitions which will boost the cybersecurity posture of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The certification focuses on various cybersecurity standards and best practices that range from basic cyber hygiene to the more advanced cybersecurity controls. The CMMC replaces the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 assessment model previously used for contractors of the DoD. This new certification will require third party evaluation in order to determine whether a contractor is secure enough to work with the DoD and participate in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The CMMC aims to ensure that all contractors dealing with the DoD are able to protect the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI) that they may be handling in their work.

Provincia Government Solutions also announced a strategic partnership with LBMC to provide CMMC assessment services to a broad set of commercial entities in addition to government contractors. LBMC is a national leader in IT assurance and cybersecurity services to public and private organizations throughout the United States.

"We are very excited to be approved as a C3PAO in the CMMC program and to partner with LBMC. We are also honored to participate in the Department of Defense's mission of reducing the risk incurred by members of our nation's supply chain. As government assessors with over 30 years of experience, we recognize the importance of securing and maintaining sensitive environments. Our commitment to the CMMC program, along with strategic key partnerships, enables us to provide critical assessment and consulting services to the Defense Industrial Base community," said Sese Bennett, Provincia Government Solutions' CEO.

"For many years, LBMC has been a leading provider of IT assurance and cybersecurity services. This partnership allows LBMC to provide our clients the ability to attain and demonstrate CMMC certification while enjoying the world-class service delivery experience that they have come to expect from LBMC," said Mark Burnette, Shareholder-in-Charge of LBMC Information Security.

About Provincia Government Solutions

Provincia Government Solutions is a Minority Owned Small Business with the Small Business Administration HUBZone certification. We have been providing independent information security assessment services to government contractors since 2002. With over 30 years of combined government experience, our team makes the difference when navigating complex audit and compliance requirements. Through years of active participation and contribution to the security community, we have built processes to comprehensively identify security issues facing organizations while translating security data into actionable intelligence enabling informed decision making. Provincia Government Solutions specializes in providing information security services for local, state, and federal agencies and business partners. Some of our services include FISMA, NIST (800-53, 800-37, 800-171, CSF), Security Control Assessments (SCA), MARS-E, TRICARE, FedRAMP consulting, and Technical Testing Services. For more information about Provincia Government Solutions, please visit:

Media Contact:
Jessica Hoffman | Provincia Government Solutions | (615)-807-2822 | [email protected]

About LBMC

LBMC is a Forbes 2020 Top Recommended Firm, one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms and a top 50 firm in the nation serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. The LBMC Family of Companies has more than 700 employees, with offices in Chattanooga, Nashville (Brentwood), and Knoxville, TN. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of advisory and business consulting needs for its diverse client base. Today, we've become industry leaders in financial, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services for businesses and individuals. For more information, visit

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