The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence announces a Memorandum of Understanding & Engagement Agreement with Capitol Technology University.

FREMONT, CA: 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, announces a Memorandum of Understanding & Engagement Agreement with Capitol Technology University.

This latest partnership will extend efforts to advance the objectives for enhancing the training and education of the workforce in help of cybersecurity protection and resilience along with supply chain risk management on behalf of the US Department of Defense (DoD) global Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network of suppliers, contractors, and vendors. The CMMC-COE partner network will share an extensive range of capabilities from member organizations, including cyber standards frameworks, education, solution architectures, cyber mentoring, workforce, and other elements required to scale to the whole DIB marketplace's demands in the US and abroad consisting of over 400,000 contractors.

This is an exciting opportunity for the CMMC Center of Excellence. This new partnership will further assist in advancing the objectives for enhancing the supply chain security and resilience of the US Department of Defense. As a cyber education leader, Capitol Technology University is pleased to collaborate with the CMMC- COE. This partnership will enable further CMMC implementation through improved education, training, and mentoring programs. These programs will advance CMMC deployment guidance issued by the DoD and allow us to achieve the aims established in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Capitol Technology University is an independent institution that has stressed STEM education since 1927. Capitol Tech, the national winner of the 2020 SC Media Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program, provides hands-on courses taught by industry experts that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechatronics Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. Also, Dr. Ron Martin, a Professor of Practice at Capitol Tech in various fields, including Access and Identity Management, joins the CMMC-COE Board of Advisors as Capitol Technology University's representative. Dr. Martin's identity credentialing expertise will afford the firm access to an expert in this unique aspect of cybersecurity. At the same time, the leadership will also benefit Capitol Tech by offering the university a voice during meetings.