Teal, a sophisticated managed IT services provider headquartered in the Washington DC Region, is pleased to announce that the CMMC-AB approved it as a registered provider organization (RPO).
“Teal is excited to join the CMMC-AB ecosystem and take this step in the CMMC journey with our clients,” said Justin Weeks, a Certified CMMC Assessor, and VP of Cybersecurity & Compliance at Teal. “By assisting our customers in their preparation efforts to become CMMC Certified, we get to improve their information security posture, and contribute to the protection of the defense supply chain.”
This achievement officially marks the entry of Teal into the CMMC ecosystem and is part of the firm’s ongoing expansion of offerings to defense contractors and clients seeking assistance with cybersecurity maturity model certification (CMMC).
“We’ve been at the forefront of this emerging program for a while now,” said Don Sauer, cofounder and CEO of Teal. “Throughout 2019 and 2020, we made significant investments in time, energy, effort and funds to ensure we can offer our clients the sophisticated guidance and comprehensive services they need as CMMC takes center stage. Receiving the RPO designation from the CMMC-AB is formal recognition of those investments, efforts and most importantly, our readiness in helping others move forward.”
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) provides a set of mandatory cybersecurity requirements across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and Defense Supply Chain (DSC). Contractors must meet the appropriate level of certification for their organization in order to handle Federal Contract information (FCI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and to be awarded Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.
“Many service providers are out there ‘talking-the-talk,’ as they say,” said Gar Whaley, cofounder and CRO of Teal. “One call to our CMMC team will clearly show that Teal walks-the-walk. Our team is excited to stand by our clients on this vital national journey towards a more secure and effective supply chain.”
According to the CMMC-AB, RPOs are qualified as:
- Aware: Employs staff trained in basic CMMC methodology.
- Registered Practitioner Staffed: Offers non-certified consultative services.
- Targeted: CMMC assessment preparation.
- Trusted: Bound by a professional code of conduct
Meeting all those qualifications, the CMMC-AB granted Teal the status of registered provider organization in the CMMC ecosystem.
Teal continues to deliver sophisticated cybersecurity solutions and services to small organizations – helping them meet CMMC & NIST SP 800-171 requirements.
Teal partners with small- to medium-sized organizations and provides them with advanced IT services that accelerate strategic growth through technology. Having established a legacy over two decades, the company’s commitment to delivering ultra-responsive services, prioritizing integrated cybersecurity, and investing in its staff sets it apart from its competitors.
Small business leaders deserve to optimize their IT investments and empower their teams with an award-winning partner who genuinely cares about their success. For more information, explore our CMMC services or access Teal through the CMMC Marketplace.