A Successful Startup Amid a Pandemic

When Atlas Medical Services opened in December 2019, they had no idea a worldwide pandemic would strike a few months later.   Atlas Medical Services is a medical transport company, but their services also include providing educational classes, hydration services and home fall prevention inspections for their customers.   “I first heard about [the UGA […]

Performance Trucking in Lawrenceville, GA

Working Behind the Scenes to Keep Shelves Stocked   There’s a reason your favorite grocery store remained stocked during the pandemic – logistics companies like Performance Trucking, Inc. worked around the clock to deliver food and essential products to supermarket chains across the United States.   Performance Trucking, headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA, utilized its current […]

Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville, GA

North Georgia farm has success with strawberries and pumpkins despite pandemic, thanks to UGA Johnny and Kathy Burt’s first year farming strawberries was nearly a disaster.   COVID -19 hit just two weeks before the berries ripened and their first spring strawberry festival was to begin.   “That wasn’t possible. We were on pins and […]

DIESELGRID in Forest Park, GA

Deep Market Knowledge and Operational Flexibility Lead Freight Carrier Through the Pandemic   Justin Hughes left trucking and moved into real estate in 2007, just before the Great Recession. Two years later, back into trucking, he founded the freight carrier DIESELGRID in Forest Park, and grew.   He contacted the University of Georgia Small Business […]

Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth, GA

Assistance from UGA keeps essential employees on front line   The Gwinnett Eye Clinic in Duluth kept its doors open and continued treating patients with glaucoma, retinal detachments and other eye injuries when the COVID-19 response temporarily closed many others. In fact, the practice set a record for seeing patients through its affiliation with two […]

New Revenue Streams Keeps Tifton Restaurant Afloat

March 13 would be the last “normal” night of service at The Local at The Lankford, a popular farm-to-table restaurant in Tifton. The coronavirus pandemic had begun impacting people and businesses around Georgia.   “Our last night of dining service was less of a St. Patrick’s Day party than we had hoped for,” said Jennifer […]

The CMMC Level 1, 17 Practices Identified and Explained

Welcome to this final entry regarding the 17 Practices within CMMC Level 1 compliance.  This article identifies the 6 Domains, containing 9 Capabilities and requiring 17 Practices to be active and integrated within the company operations in order to comply with 48 CFR 52.204-21 and to reach CMMC Level 1 compliance.  There are no Processes […]

CMMC V1.02 – SI.1.213 – Perform Periodic Scans of Information Systems

In our final entry of the Practices found in CMMC Level 1, within the Domain, System and Information Integrity, we cover SI.1.213 – Perform periodic scans of information systems and real-time scans of files from external sources as files are downloaded, opened or executed.  This Practice is found within the Capability, C041, Identify Malicious Content, […]