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A Toast to the Big Game: Celebrate the Big Game from Home and Help Out Local Businesses While You Do

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On a night when many would typically be flocking to their favorite bars and restaurants to watch the Big Game, this year will be a little different. Recently, Emily Arseneau, Director for Collectif 1806, teamed with Cointreau and YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss what people can do to support local bars and restaurants. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/6yqrz1ggz1k It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a calamitous effect on local bars and restaurants, with the industry facing a long road to recovery. 1 in 6 restaurants have closed since March and 85% of local establishments are still at risk for permanent closure. Local bars and restaurants and their staff are core to the memorable experiences we all hold near and dear and these cherished establishments remain at risk for closures and jobs lost. So, on one of the biggest nights of the year, Cointreau is lending its microphone and raising awareness for the industry with its first ever Big Game campaign in partnership with the Independent Restaurant Coalition for “Love Letter,” which encourages people to express gratitude to their favorite places on social media. It’s a testament to our love for the industry and we’re looking forward to seeing love letters from people nationwide. For everyone enjoying the game at home this year, try the Original Margarita with Cointreau. It’s easy to make and will be sure to elevate any game day celebration. Here’s how to do it: Ingredients: 1 oz Cointreau 2 oz Blanco Tequila 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice Steps: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass Garnish with a lime wheel For more information, visit Cointreau.com/SaveRestaurants About Emily Arseneau: Based in NYC, Emily Arseneau is the Director for Collectif 1806, Remy-Cointreau USA's flagship bartender engagement program. Emily has consulted on concepts and menus all across the United States and has been a guest on streaming platforms for Bustle, Refinery 29, and more as a cocktail expert. She has hosted cocktail master classes throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and China. Emily and her creations have been featured in publications such as Food & Wine, Modern Luxury, American Airlines Magazine, and Liquor.com. Currently, her career focuses on people management and the development and recommendation of incredible heritage brands. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Taste of the NFL Goes Virtual to Feed 30 Million School Kids

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America’s children are facing a severe hunger crisis, which has been made worse by the pandemic. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. children under the age of 18 are food insecure – they wake up hungry every day. For many kids, school meals are the only adequate meal they get each day. To help, GENYOUth has partnered with the 30th Annual Taste of the NFL event taking place on Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th). Recently, Alexis Glick, the CEO of GENYouth teamed with celebrity chefs Tim Love and Andrew Zimmern on a satellite media tour to discuss the important initiative. GENYOUth, the nationally recognized leader in creating healthier school communities, is helping schools feed America’s kids. GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency School Meal Delivery Fund has raised over $10.5 million to support 8,800 schools with grants to fund their emergency meal delivery programs. Live from the Tampa Bay Super Bowl, Taste of the NFL @Home will feature super chefs like Carla Hall, Tim Love, Andrew Zimmern and Lasheeda Perry as they help viewers plan the perfect game day menu at home. The purpose is to help provide funds to schools across the country and specifically in your community. The event will also include chalk talk with legendary athletes with experience performing on the biggest stage. “A Hunger to Win” will be hosted by three-time Emmy-award winning broadcaster, James “JB” Brown, host of “The NFL Today” on CBS-TV, “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, Special Correspondent for CBS News and GENYOUth board member. This engaging and entertaining “Chalk Talk” will offer Taste of the NFL livestream viewers a candid conversation with three of the world’s top athletes. Joining Mr. Brown will be two-time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback, Peyton Manning, five-time World Series Champion, Derek Jeter, and decorated U.S. boxer, Claressa Shields. For information on how to get involved, please visit tasteofthenfl.com About Alexis Glick: A veteran media executive, television personality and former Wall Street executive, Glick helped launch the Fox Business Network, the largest cable news launch in history, where she served as Vice President of Business News and anchored “Money for Breakfast” and “The Opening Bell” before taking on the role of CEO at GENYOUth. GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization, Glick created in partnership with the NFL, all 32 NFL teams, and America’s dairy farmers, is the largest in-school health and wellness program in the nation whose mission is to create healthier school communities. Glick recruited a world-class board of directors comprised of some of the nation’s most powerful leaders in business, sports, academia and politics. GENYOUth supports 40 million kids daily in 73,000 of our nation’s schools and has raised well over $100M in funds for schools. Glick has been called one of the top “business of philanthropy rock stars” by Forbes. About Andrew Zimmern: An Emmy winner and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. In February 2020, Andrew returned to television with What’s Eating America, which premiered on MSNBC, and in 2021, he will premiere Family Dinner on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network.As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy award-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. About Tim Love: Chef Tim Love is known as much for his vibrant personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine, creating inspired and innovative dishes that have earned critical and popular acclaim. With restaurants spanning the nation from Seattle to Knoxville, Love’s roots remain in Texas, where he is chef and owner of seven beloved Texas restaurants. Host of CNBC’s show Restaurant Startup, he and co-host Joe Bastianich vie against each other to invest their own money in restaurant concepts they believe will make them millions. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

February 01, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Dating 101 in 2021

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2020 was a rollercoaster year, upending all of our norms, including the world of dating. Bumble, the women-first social networking company, recently found that 40% of daters say they aren’t confident they know how to date any more. Recently, Clare O’Connor, Head of Editorial Content at Bumble teamed with YourUpdateTV to share insights from the popular online dating app. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/k-bJv4ejWtc One of the biggest trends coming out of 2020 and into 2021’s cuffing season is the rise in “Slow Dating.” Daters are being more intentional and serious about their online dating lives as they raise the bar on what it means to build trust while dating on Bumble. Another trend is a surge of newly single daters, otherwise known as “New Dawn Daters.” – these are users that were in a relationship that ended shortly following the outbreak of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdowns where daters were not able to see their partners. Despite all of the challenges that this past year presented, data shows that people feel a sense of optimism and are more intentional about finding love in 2021. When it comes to using dating apps, 45% of daters are looking for a serious relationship and 41% are keeping it casual. For more information, tips and advice on getting started, visit bumble.com/datingguide. About Clare O’Connor: Clare O'Connor is Bumble's Head of Editorial Content, working on building out a content platform at the women-first social networking company. Prior to joining Bumble, she spent more than seven years as a staff writer at Forbes, most recently covering women entrepreneurs and workplace equality. During graduate school at Columbia University's School of Journalism she worked at CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. She was born and brought up in Bermuda. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 27, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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CMMC Center of Excellence Announces Engagement Agreement with Choice Cybersecurity

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence ( CMMC COE ), hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public-private partnership serving the public and private sectors for more than 15 years, is excited to announce a partnership with Choice Cybersecurity, a certified Registered Provider Organization (RPO) that provides end to end security and compliance solutions for government contractors working to meet all levels of CMMC compliance. This unique partnership will extend efforts to identify and include proven capabilities within the CMMC COE Marketplace to improve cybersecurity protection and resilience for the global defense industrial base network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers. The executed Engagement Agreement establishes a collaborative engagement between Choice Cybersecurity and the CMMC COE to partner in the furthering of their respective and complementary missions and objectives regarding the adoption, use, and expansion of CMMC based cybersecurity practices, risk management, and compliance for the DIB contractor community and the information and communications technology sectors creating a broader CMMC ecosystem globally to improve security and resilience. Specific actions will include: The co-development of CMMC advisory services, cyber training and education programs to accelerate CMMC certification, increase cyber adoption and improve cyber protection & resilience. Co-sponsor symposiums, training programs and podcasts leveraging their combined cyber and IT expertise. Host regular working groups, with other partners, to enable collaboration and communications. Source qualified CMMC/ cyber professionals to serve as advocates. Establish an independent Industry Cyber Security Advisory Council with peer organizations to advise and educate leaders across government and industry on the continued evolution and effectiveness of CMMC. The CMMC-COE ( http://cmmc-coe.org ) and Choice Cybersecurity partnership will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest to reduce complexity, improve awareness, and accelerate industry effort to become more cyber resilient against the growing threats from nation states and criminal enterprises. The range of capabilities offered by Choice Cybersecurity, including Risk & Compliance Assessment; Security Products & Services; & Continuous Compliance Services, strengthens the portfolio of technology partner providers supporting the CMMC Center of Excellence. “This is exciting opportunity for us”, said Mr. John Weiler, Chairman of the Board at CMMC Center of Excellence, “This new partnership will further help advance the goals and objectives for improving the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense (DoD)”. "Choice Cybersecurity is excited to partner with the CMMC COE to improve the overall cyber resilience of companies in the defense industrial supply chain. The collective effort will go a long way in preventing future cyber attacks and data breaches across the entire ecosystem.” said Steve Rutkovitz, CEO, Choice Cybersecurity. The CMMC-COE establishes both a Market Place and Knowledge Clearinghouse that will include resources that support the overall effort, including white papers; tutorials; recorded webcasts; presentations; and more, that will help reduce the cost and burden on small and medium size contractors already struggling from the impact of COVID. For more information on the CMMC COE, please visit http://cmmc-coe.org email info@cmmc-coe.org or call 703-863-3766 For more information on Choice Cybersecurity, please visit https://www.choicecybersecurity.com/ About Us ---------- CMMC-COE.ORG is a unique non-profit public-private partnership, with a vision to accelerate Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) adoption, and reduce time & cost for security compliance for our partners by leveraging commercial best practices, CMMC standards, and innovative solutions for a measurable success. Our mission, focused on DOD mission objectives, cost containment and expeditious CMMC compliance, is to help the DIB improve cyber posture and resilience, and simplify its acquisition. The CMMC-COE is hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership (P3) chartered in 2007 as an honest broker to reach outside the confines of the Federal IT advisories that lack dynamic reach into the Global IT Market, and dedicated to the adoption of commercial IT management standards of practice and innovations emanating from the Global IT market. Team IT-AAC has already demonstrated the value of its decade long investment, and provides a unique value to agencies seeking to achieve accelerate the transformation of legacy processes and systems. Our Just-in-Time SMEs apply an innovative suite of Technology Business Management and Agile Acquisition Processes needed to assure the business value of commercial IT. The Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH), is the managing partner that make up the 24 NGO/SDO organizations that make up the IT-AAC. ICH provides the contract vehicles, clearances, and critical resources proven to guide sustainable, measurable and repeatable processes needed to drive better investment decisions as the speed of mission need, while aligning existing processes, methods and workforce with IT reform mandates contained in Clinger Cohen Act, FITARA, IT MGT Act, EO13838. Contact Details Bob Dix +1 703-975-6633 bob.dix@it-aac.org Company Website https://cmmc-coe.org

January 27, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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“STOCK MARKET FOR SPORTS” SURPASSES $2 MILLION IN USER TRADES

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Jock MKT (Jock Market), the platform that is turning sports into a stock exchange, announced they have surpassed $2 million in user trades since launching in September of 2020. It took four months for Jock MKT to hit their first $1 million in trades and only 26 days to reach their next $1 million milestone between December 25, 2020 and January 19, 2021. Now approved in 34 states, Jock MKT is planning to host their first “cash market” for the NFL’s biggest game on Sunday, Feb. 7. Users will be able to bid on virtual shares of Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players during an IPO stage that will conclude prior to kickoff. When the IPO ends, any Jock MKT user can buy and sell shares from other investors during the game in real time for real money. “The early users of Jock MKT have become like a community,” said Tyler Carlin, Co-Founder of Jock MKT. “We’ve gotten to know many of them by their screen names in the app; I think we probably get as excited as they do when someone that’s been around from the beginning nets a big win.” On January 24, Travis Kelce’s IPO price was $11.01 for the NFL’s Conference Championship Round. Investors in Kelce needed to bid at least $11.01 to obtain shares in the IPO or buy shares through a bid and ask model that is similar to a real stock exchange. Kelce ended the day with the most fantasy points and his shares paid out $25 per share for a return of 127%. In the same cash market, Marquez Valdes-Scantling saw the biggest return at +237%, Aaron Jones saw the biggest loss at minus 84%, and Tom Brady was down 23% verses his IPO price. Patrick Mahomes was up 45%. “One person shared a screenshot on Twitter of their $1,200 return after they invested in Kelce shares on Sunday,” added Carlin. “Then, another user saw a $1,500 return during this past weekend’s PGA Tour event. It’s been great to see, and we’re looking forward to giving more fans a fun way to be invested in the action, especially during sports’ biggest event on February 7.” Jock MKT was co-founded by Tyler Carlin, a 2013 graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Led by Will Ventures, the platform raised its first round of funding in September. Will Ventures’ Founding Partner and Managing Director is Isaiah Kacyvenski, a retired eight-year NFL veteran with a Harvard MBA. Accomplice founding partner Ryan Moore, an early investor and current board member of DraftKings, is also a stakeholder in Jock MKT. Headquartered in Boston and launched in 2020, Jock MKT ( JockMKT.com ) is a fantasy gaming platform where users can make real money – every minute, every second, of every game. Inspired by a traditional stock exchange, Jock MKT allows users to buy and sell shares of athletes in real time. Jock MKT was co-founded by Tyler Carlin and investors include Isaiah Kacyvenski, Ryan Moore, Brandon Adams and Alumni Ventures Group. Available in the U.S. in 34 states, Jock MKT offers gaming options for events tied to the NFL, NBA and PGA Tour. Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2792 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://jockmkt.com/

January 26, 2021 09:37 AM Eastern Standard Time

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TeamSnap Named Best Club Management Software for 2021

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TeamSnap has been named as the best sport management software of 2021 by Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services. TeamSnap’s industry-leading platforms have been evaluated based on its management features and integration capabilities including its registration and payment solutions along with its new Health Check COVID-19 screening tool that has been used for close to 10 million completed screenings since its launch in August. "We are incredibly proud to have created an efficient and easy-to-use platform that millions of sports organizations and teams trust and rely on everyday," said TeamSnap co-founder and CEO Dave DuPont. "This independent industry recognition is a testament to the efforts of our determined product team. As sports events return over the coming months, we are heartened to know that TeamSnap will be helping thousands of community clubs, leagues and associations get back up and running.” Digital.com’s research team has conducted a 40-hour assessment of more than 70 different software solution providers. TeamSnap was assessed for its capacity to manage schedules, payments and communications along with its integration into other external platforms. To access the complete list of best club management software, please visit https://digital.com/club-management-software/. -30- ABOUT TEAMSNAP Since its formation in 2009, TeamSnap has been single-mindedly focused on taking the work out of play. 24 million coaches, administrators, players and parents rely on TeamSnap’s powerful and easy-to-use tools for communication, scheduling, payment collection and registration, organizing every sport and group activity in the world. For more information, visit https://www.teamsnap.com/. Contact Details Greg +1 416-458-3591 greg.mcisaac@teamsnap.com Company Website https://www.teamsnap.com/

January 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Earns Entrepreneur Number 1 Rated Printing and Marketing Franchise and Franchise Business Review Top Franchise Rankings for 2021

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Minuteman Press International is Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 #1 Rated Printing & Marketing Franchise Marking an Impressive 30 Years and 18 Years in a Row at Number 1 Franchise Business Review Has Named Minuteman Press to Their Top Franchises of 2021 Rankings Based Directly on Franchisee Feedback Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, has been awarded the 2021 #1 printing and marketing franchise ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Minuteman Press franchise team has now achieved this prestigious #1 rating for an impressive 30 years and 18 years in a row. Independent franchisee satisfaction firm Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to their Top Franchises of 2021 listing based directly on comprehensive feedback and Minuteman Press franchise reviews from owners. In 2020, Minuteman Press reached an incredible milestone, celebrating 45 years in franchising. Thanks to a complete team effort and the leadership of Nick Titus, third-generation President of Minuteman Press International, Minuteman Press franchisees have been able to adapt and operate efficiently despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “ Printing is an essential business and Minuteman Press owners provide critical, high-demand products and services to businesses and organizations to help them operate efficiently, market effectively, communicate with clients, and grow,” says Titus. He adds, “To once again receive top franchise rankings from Entrepreneur and Franchise Business Review is a testament to the dedication of our owners and the mutual commitment we have in helping them succeed.” Peter Castorena has owned his Minuteman Press franchise in Lancaster, CA for nearly 15 years. Already a member of the President’s Million-Dollar Circle for achieving yearly gross sales of at least $1 million, Peter has continued to grow his sales even during the COVID-19 pandemic. He says, “There is nothing more that Minuteman Press International could have done to support franchise owners like me during this unprecedented time. We really appreciate the leadership and communication shown by Nick Titus as well as the additional marketing resources and ongoing support we have received when we needed it most.” One of the marketing resources established by Minuteman Press to help support local businesses everywhere during the pandemic is Bounce Back USA. The free initiative provides free local business listings and free COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters. Bounce Back USA was featured in Forbes and has helped connect thousands of businesses in local communities to their consumers with the idea of supporting and shopping local. Titus says, “I am very proud of the work we’ve done with Bounce Back USA (and the Bounce Back programs in other countries we operate) as well as the various marketing campaigns and strategies we’ve quickly developed and made available to our franchisees. As a team, we are constantly striving to help our franchisees and their clients grow their businesses.” He continues, “As essential businesses, our franchises remain open and operating with safe ordering, pickup, and delivery options. For each of our locations, we continue to add more high-demand products and services and we have been doing this for a long time. Today, your local Minuteman Press franchise can provide virtually any type of custom printing and design, direct mail campaigns, large format printing (banners, posters, and signage), custom branded apparel, promotional items, and more.” Titus concludes, “As we move forward into 2021, I am optimistic that we will be able to continue the momentum that we’ve built together. I am thankful for the diversity of products and services that our owners can provide their customers. Already having longstanding relationships with vendors and suppliers enabled us to pivot easily during the pandemic and offer PPE products to our customers as well as other essential products. Our owners have been able to adjust to the needs of their clients throughout the pandemic, and moving forward I feel we will continue to stay strong and grow together.” For more information about #1 rated Minuteman Press printing franchise opportunities and to read Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. About Minuteman Press International Minuteman Press International is the number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. At Minuteman Press, We Are The Modern Printing Industry ™ providing high quality products and services that meet the needs of today's business professionals and go way beyond ink on paper. Today, our centers offer innovative branding solutions and produce custom designs, promotional products, branded apparel, direct mail marketing, large format printing (banners and posters), signs and graphics, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise. Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and access franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report: State of American Business

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The pandemic has caused unprecedented economic disruption. In conjunction with the State of American Business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new economic report on the outlook for and challenges facing key industries across the country. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/uTchoM1ZxrQ The Chamber has released its annual policy agenda, detailing the most important legislative and regulatory priorities for the American business community. It includes how business is ready to work with the new Biden Administration and the new Congress to rally for recovery as we continue to battle the pandemic. Neil Bradley, Exec VP and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, conducted a nationwide media tour from Washington, DC in conjunction with D S Simon Media and YourUpdate TV to address results of a new economic report on the business outlook for recovery in 2021. During interviews with TV and radio stations across the country, Neil Bradley discussed: Results of the new economic report on the business outlook for recovery in 2021 What local businesses can do to rally for recovery post pandemic How business hopes to work with the Biden Administration to get things done on issues including infrastructure, immigration, and the workforce. The Chambers most important legislative and regulatory priorities to help local businesses recover. The latest on support available for local businesses About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CMMC Center of Excellence Announces Engagement Agreement with itSM Solutions

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence ( CMMC COE ), hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public-private partnership serving the public and private sectors for more than 15 years, is excited to announce a partnership with itSM Solutions, a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create training and technology solutions that enable enterprises to design, operationalize and automate a cybersecurity risk management program based on the best practice publications created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission. This unique partnership will extend efforts to identify and include proven capabilities within the CMMC COE Marketplace to improve cybersecurity protection and resilience for the global defense industrial base network of contractors, vendors, and suppliers. itSM has created an innovative, turnkey NIST 800-171 FastTrack Readiness Program that will provide DIB companies with an affordable, fixed price cybersecurity risk management solution that will deliver the cybersecurity risk management outcome expected by the Department of Defense. The FastTrack program will include accredited certification training, online mentoring from industry experts plus an online Integrated Risk Management (IRM) platform that will seamlessly integrate all cybersecurity and IT Risk and Compliance functions into a powerfully automated assessment and program management solution. The executed Engagement Agreement establishes a collaborative engagement between itSM Solutions and the CMMC COE to partner in the furthering of their respective and complementary missions and objectives regarding the adoption, use, and expansion of CMMC based cybersecurity practices, risk management, and compliance for the DIB contractor, vendor, and supplier community of providers creating a broader CMMC ecosystem globally to improve security and resilience. Specific actions will include: The co-development of CMMC advisory services, cyber training and education programs to accelerate CMMC certification, increase cyber adoption and improve cyber protection & resilience. Co-sponsor symposiums, training programs and podcasts leveraging their combined cyber and IT expertise. Host regular working groups, with other partners, to enable collaboration and communications. Source qualified CMMC/ cyber professionals to serve as advocates. Establish an independent Industry Cyber Security Advisory Council with peer organizations to advise and educate leaders across government and industry on the continued evolution and effectiveness of CMMC. “This is exciting opportunity for us”, said Mr. John Weiler, Chairman of the Board at CMMC Center of Excellence, “This new partnership will further help advance the goals and objectives for improving the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense (DoD)”. “itSM Solutions is proud to partner with the CMMC COE on this very exciting initiative,” stated Mr. Rick Lemieux, Managing Partner and Chief Revenue Officer at itSM Solutions. “We look forward to collaborating with the COE on solutions that will not only get DIB companies ready for CMMC certification but also provide them with the skills and tools necessary to manage cybersecurity risk management as they would any other business function”. The CMMC-COE ( http://cmmc-coe.org ) and itSM Solutions partnership will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest to reduce complexity, improve awareness, and accelerate industry effort to become more cyber resilient against the growing threats from nation states and criminal enterprises. The CMMC-COE establishes both a Market Place and Knowledge Clearinghouse that will include resources that support the overall effort, including white papers; tutorials; recorded webcasts; presentations; and more that will help reduce the cost and burden on small and medium size contractors already struggling from the impact of COVID. For more information on the CMMC COE, please visit http://cmmc-coe.org email info@cmmc-coe.org or call 703-863-3766 For more information on itSM Solutions, please visit https://www.itsmsolutions.com/ About Us ---------- CMMC-COE.ORG is a unique non-profit public-private partnership, with a vision to accelerate Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) adoption, and reduce time & cost for security compliance for our partners by leveraging commercial best practices, CMMC standards, and innovative solutions for a measurable success. Our mission, focused on DOD mission objectives, cost containment and expeditious CMMC compliance, is to help the DIB improve cyber posture and resilience, and simplify its acquisition. The CMMC-COE is hosted by the Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership (P3) chartered in 2007 as an honest broker to reach outside the confines of the Federal IT advisories that lack dynamic reach into the Global IT Market, and dedicated to the adoption of commercial IT management standards of practice and innovations emanating from the Global IT market. Team IT-AAC has already demonstrated the value of its decade long investment, and provides a unique value to agencies seeking to achieve accelerate the transformation of legacy processes and systems. Our Just-in-Time SMEs apply an innovative suite of Technology Business Management and Agile Acquisition Processes needed to assure the business value of commercial IT. The Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH), is the managing partner that make up the 24 NGO/SDO organizations that make up the IT-AAC. ICH provides the contract vehicles, clearances, and critical resources proven to guide sustainable, measurable and repeatable processes needed to drive better investment decisions as the speed of mission need, while aligning existing processes, methods and workforce with IT reform mandates contained in Clinger Cohen Act, FITARA, IT MGT Act, EO13838. Contact Details Bob Dix +1 703-975-6633 bob.dix@it-aac.org Company Website https://cmmc-coe.org

January 25, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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