Provincia to Bring 8(a) and HUBZone Status Option to Government Agencies and Contractors


Nashville, Tenn.– Government agencies and contractors looking for vendors with HUBZone or 8(a) status will soon have a new cybersecurity vendor to choose with the announcement by LBMC Information Security, which is carving out Provincia Government Solutions as a separate entity.


Sese Bennett, Provincia CEO, will lead the new entity through the HUBZone and 8(a) certification process and chart its strategic direction. Thomas Lewis, CEO of LBMC Information Security LLC, will oversee the partnership between the two companies.


“We are very excited about the launch and partnership with Provincia Government Solutions. Our clients have desired the 8(a) and HUBZone status in a proven, trusted partner, and we are excited to respond to their needs,” Lewis said.


The federal government’s HUBZone program is intended to boost small businesses in economically underutilized areas by setting aside contracts for which they receive preferential bidding treatment. The 8(a) program assists small businesses that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.


Provincia’s core engagement leadership team including Mary Gail Manes and Jessica Hoffman will come over in- tact from LBMC Information Security and provide a seamless transition to the new company. “One of our primary goals in starting Provincia was to provide additional contracting options to our clients while retaining   the same trusted and experienced professionals leading their engagements,” Bennett said. “We are pleased to be able to provide this along with the ability to draw on the technical depth and broad capabilities of LBMC’s Information Security and Risk Services practices.”


For over 15 years, LBMC Information Security has successfully assisted government contractors comply with some of the most secure and strict security requirements in the government space, with unmatched depth of expertise in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contractor community. Provincia Government Solutions offers services in the FISMA, NIST 800-53, 800-171, CMS ARS, FedRAMP, NIST Common Security Framework (CSF), Security Controls Assessments (SCA), and Ongoing Authorization and Continuous Monitoring.

About LBMC Information Security

LBMC Information Security, a member of The LBMC Family of Companies, is a world-class firm and leading service provider for information security. A leading IT Security firm that has been helping government client achieve compliance with FISMA since its inception LBMC Information Security offers a full spectrum of services in the areas of security monitoring; compliance, including PCI DSS, FISMA/NIST, CMS, SSAE 16, and HITRUST to name a few; and security consulting ranging from risk assessment to design and implementation to ongoing monitoring. For more information visit


About LBMC

Top 50 firm in the country and the largest professional service solutions provider based in Tennessee, serving approximately 10,000 clients with diverse needs across a spectrum of industries. Today, LBMC has more than 600 employees who are industry leaders in healthcare, financial services, human resources, technology, information security, and wealth advisory services. For more information visit