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Press Release: Manchester, England; New Jersey, USA

NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Training Program now available for purchase by US State, Local, and Federal Government via the US General Services Administration’s Office of Information Technology (GSA/ITC), through our strategic partner Solutions³LLC and their GSA Contract GS-35F-0519W .

Through our strategic partner Solutions³ LLC, US Contracting and Procurement Officers are now able to purchase the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Training courses, from NCSP® Awareness, through Foundation, Practitioner, and a number of NCSP® Specialists courses for their US Government Department and Agency customers across Federal, State & Local, and Higher Education.

Utilizing the US Government’s General Services Administration (GSA) IT Contract, GS-35F-0519W held by Solutions³ LLC, the NCSP® Training courses are now available along with their IT Professional Services and additional ITIL® Training.

In conjunction with the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (FAR Part 13), contracts under $250,000 offer an easier federal buying process for both the Contracting Officer and Small Businesses. Unlike the normal bidding process, vendors do not have to supply an exact quotation for the service and/or goods. Simplified Acquisition Contracts allow Contracting Officers to pay with a SMART Pay Card or via a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) and can be issued immediately and in large volume if required.

Accredited through APMG International, certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the US, the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program teaches individuals and organizations “HOW” to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST-CSF) Program with courses available at the following levels:

  • NCSP® Awareness Certificate

  • NCSP® Foundation Certificate

  • NCSP® Practitioner Certificate

  • NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate (Foundation and Practitioner combined)

  • NCSP® 800-53 Specialist

  • NCSP® 800-171 Specialist

  • NCSP® ISO 27001 Specialist

Commenting on the development, Steven Cockcroft, Owner of CySec Professionals Ltd stated:

“Through our strategic partnership with Solutions³ LLC, we are delighted to offer our industry first NCSP® Program via the US Government General Services Administration, which makes it easier for Contracting Officers to procure quality, accredited, certified and approved NIST Cyber Security Framework training for government personnel. Adoption of the NCSP® Program continues globally, with individuals and organisations alike undertaking the training at increasing rates month on month.

We are passionate about cybersecurity, enabling the provision of secure solutions from global vendors as well as bringing career development opportunities to both existing and future cybersecurity professionals.

We look forward to growing our partnership with Mike Battistella, President of Solutions³ LLC, and his team in the USA. We look forward to the support from Solutions³ LLC and its partners for other mutually beneficial opportunities that we are actively progressing.”

Mike Battistella, President & FSO of Solutions³ LLC:

“As a US Federal Contractor with eighteen years of past performance, Solutions³ LLC has excelled in providing our clients with thought leadership and best-in-class IT Service Management, IT Operations Management, and Cybersecurity solutions. Our fabric has always included training as a key differentiator in a highly competitive business, so it’s no surprise that the NCSP® Program is a natural fit for us as an organization and is our number one cybersecurity training offering.

“Our focus on the US Federal, State, and Local government, as well as Higher Education, will allow us to equip our clients to self-assess through practical and applicable cybersecurity training.”

Tricia Battistella, Founder & CEO of Solutions³ LLC:

“As a Professional Services and Training organization, we see the need to provide a very real and practical solution to the cyberthreat our clients are facing each and every day. We strive to educate our clients on the importance of the NIST controls and how to apply those controls, thus enabling them to become self-reliant. The NCSP® Program allows us to provide the training and solution they need to fast track their Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance journey.

“As an Economically Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), we so appreciate the partnership with CySec Professionals and the entire NCSP® team. Adding the NCSP® courses to our GSA Schedule, will allow our organization to grow significantly, positioning the Solutions³ team to have an even greater impact on our customer and partner community.”

GSA Purchasing Information

On-line access to GSA-based NCSP® training ordering information, terms and conditions, up-to-date pricing, and the option to create an electronic delivery order are available through GSAAdvantage!® utilizing Contract Number: GS-35F-0519W.

Solutions³ LLC Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP) URLs

Solutions³ LLC SAP Home Page:

Solutions³ LLC SAP Products Page to include the NCSP® courses:

About CySec Professionals Ltd

Through its wholly owned professionals, academy, veterans and graduates focused websites, as well as growing and engaged global partnerships and networks, CySec Professionals Ltd aims to enable opportunity, education and inspiration for existing and future cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

CySec Professionals Ltd is an APMG International Approved Training Organisation, a provider of NCSC Certified training and a CMMC-AB Licensed Training Provider.

About Solutions³ LLC

Solutions³ LLC is an award-winning consulting and training organization, providing full lifecycle IT Management solutions built on industry best practices. Their complete solution includes innovation, thought leadership, and market-leading applications, implemented by a highly qualified team. Solutions³ LLC focuses on the architecture, implementation, and training of each solution they provide. Their unique training, led by instructors who are also practitioners, brings valuable experience into the classroom.

Solutions³ LLC provides expert consulting and training services in the areas of:

  • Cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management, Compliance

  • Cybersecurity Training (NCSP®, Technical Skills, & Awareness)

  • IT Service Management (ITSM)

  • IT Operations Management (ITOM)

  • Critical Notification Systems (CNS),

  • Project Management

  • Staff Augmentation

About the US Government General Services Administrations IT Schedule 70 Contract Vehicle

The Information Technology category of the MAS (GSA Schedule) Program offers IT Services, Hardware, Software, and a variety of specialty IT offerings. Previously known as IT Schedule 70, this is one of the largest government contracts. Consistently, Schedule 70 accounts for about half of the sales going through the GSA Contract program (all 33 GSA Schedules). IT Schedule 70 is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract under the GSA Schedule Program. The type of contract is called an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), which means that there are no orders or dollars attached to the award, but it is rather a channel for sales to flow through. It is the major US government procurement vehicle for IT products, software and Professional Services.

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