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LightGrid, LLC is Selected as the Small Business Participant on the 2020 AFCEA TechNet CMMC Panel


Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) – LightGrid, LLC (LightGrid) will serve as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) panelist during the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Virtual TechNet Cyber convention on December 1, 2020. The Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated that its defense contractors implement unified, DoD approved, cybersecurity hygiene practices by 2025. The panel will cover the requisites of the CMMC mandate and its significant impact upon the defense industry.

The Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) Major General Garret S. Yee will moderate four CMMC panelists who represent the government and both large and small business including: Sara Crabtree (LightGrid), Kemal Piskin (LinQuest Corporation), Chris Newborn (Defense Acquisition University), and JenniLynn Bushby (DISA). The discussion will highlight the importance of cybersecurity measures throughout all supply chain management lifecycles, address industry concerns about subsequent audits, and inform the audience on how to prepare for the upcoming requirements.

“Keeping our Information Technology (IT) networks secure from our adversaries is an area which impacts the military, government and industry alike,” said Sara Crabtree, LightGrid’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Contracts. “I’m excited to be a representative of the small business community and to share what LightGrid has done to meet the requirements of DFARS 252.204-7012 and 7019 and consequently NIST 800-171, as well as prepare for our future CMMC audit. It’s also a great opportunity for us to learn from the other panelists and the TechNet community.”

LightGrid is a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone) Small Business headquartered in Beach, VA. They are a registered ISO 9001:2015 company with a Top-Secret facility clearance. Since 2010, they have been “Defending the Nation Thru Innovation” by supporting DISA and other DoD agencies with technologies refreshment, systems engineering, telecommunication engineering, cybersecurity, infrastructure analysis, and project management solutions. For more information about LightGrid`s services and history, please visit their website at

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