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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Center of Excellence (COE)

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The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC), a public/private partnership serving the public sector, announced the establishment of a new Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Center of Excellence (COE) intended to advance the goals and objectives for improving the cyber and supply chain security and resilience of the Department of Defense (DoD) global Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network of contractors, suppliers, and vendors.

The CMMC-COE will focus on bringing together the many disparate cyber and national security communities of interest under one roof 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 partner network will be sharing a wide range of capabilities from member organizations, including; cyber standards frameworks, education, solution

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Discover a Fashion Film Series Celebrating Black Excellence From In the Blk

Last week, designer Victor Glemaud revealed what he’s been working on over the last few months. It was not a look book for a new spring 2021 collection, but instead, a look forward into a new and more inclusive future for the industry. Glemaud launched a new organization called In the Blk, which is a networking concept for Black designers and creatives around the world. Founding members include stylist Jason Rembert, designers Virgil Abloh, Carly Cushnie, Thebe Magugu, and many more, all of whom will work to provide connections and resources to Black fashion and creative businesses large and small. The idea is to break down the traditional entry barriers to the industry, those that have historically shut out BIPOC individuals as well as unknown names. The founding members meet virtually every Friday via Zoom or phone to discuss new initiatives and provide mentorship to those like designers Abrima Erwiah

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Black Magazine Covers: An Archive of Black Beauty, Creativity and Excellence

If you love Black folks and Black culture, it’s impossible to scroll down the Black Magazine Covers Instagram feed without a chill going down your spine. There’s Ralph Ellison on the cover of The Atlantic. Malcolm X on the front page of the foundational Black general-interest and news weekly Jet. Aaliyah’s posthumous elegance on Vibe. The singular beauty of Pam Grier on New York. Denzel on Essence. And then there are the contemporary works of art like Rihanna for [insert any magazine ever here] or a Kadir Nelson illustration for the New Yorker. Sammy Davis Jr. on GQ in 1967—the first Black man to grace this magazine’s cover—in full profile, which was rare in that era, just radiating pure charisma.

GQ talked to the page’s curator, Donovan X. Ramsey about the Black Magazine Covers account. He tells us that when magazines are at their best,

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