The Cyber AB Approves Edwards Performance Solutions as an Authorized C3PAO

December 6, 2022 – Edwards is proud to announce we join an elite group of peers, receiving formal award by The Cyber AB and the DOD as a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO)!

In addition to our RPO, LTP, and LPP status, Edwards is now authorized to conduct formal CMMC assessments for organizations seeking certification (OSCs) throughout the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).

Edwards leveraged its years of project management expertise to architect its Government Community Cloud (GCC) High Enclave for use as a C3PAO environment. Edwards project management skills ensured this initiative remained focused to meet all CMMC Level 2 compliance requirements – passing the assessment performed by the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC).

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team. They followed a structured approach to evaluating, documenting, and demonstrating our CMMC compliance to the DCMA DIBCAC assessors. As a result of their keen focus, CMMC understanding, and strong process background founded in ISO 9001 and CMMI, they were able to pass both the DIBCAC scoping and assessment on the first try!” – Edwards CISO, Sam Bell

As both a government contractor and commercial provider, Edwards is invested in supporting the contractor community navigate CMMC. This is an extremely important step in Edwards support of the CMMC ecosystem and builds on our robust reputation as a CMMC advisor.

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About Edwards

Edwards Performance Solutions is proud to call Maryland home for 25+ years. Since the beginning we’ve focused on solutions that help organizations achieve their business goals. We help smart people do big things, combining expertise with an approach that incorporates cybersecurity into the enterprise-wide culture through our four solution areas: Enterprise Management, IT Solutions, Training & Development, and Cybersecurity.

The Edwards cybersecurity team brings a wealth of combined experience in assessing and interpreting NIST, CIS, HIPAA, ISO 27001, etc. standards and guidelines. This expertise makes for dynamic solutions and marks Edwards as one of the CMMC industry’s most respected consultants. Learn more about our CMMC solutions here.

About CMMC

CMMC is a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The standard was created for the Defense Supply Chain and overseen by The Cyber AB to deliver consistent and informative assessments to participating organizations against a defined set of controls/best practices. CMMC builds upon NIST 800-171 and 800-172 by adding a formal assessment process and network of C3PAOs, LTPs LPPS, RPs and RPOs to support DIB contractors achieve compliance. The level of certification an organization requires is largely dependent on the type of information they handle and the work they may be bidding. The CMMC Model itself is created and managed by the DoD.