Matt Kraning, Expanse Co-Founder & CTO, to Moderate at Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd

Jeff Brody
Matt Kraning

Matt Kraning, co-founder and chief technology officer of Expanse, will moderate “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity” panel at the Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Thursday, April 2nd.

Register here for POC’s CMMC Forum 2020.

Kraning is an expert in large-scale optimization, distributed sensing and machine learning algorithms run on massively parallel systems. Prior to co-founding Expanse, Matt worked for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), including a deployment to Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense (DoD) officially released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to certify DoD contractors’ cybersecurity practices and bolster supply chain security at the beginning of the year.

CMMC’s revision has moved away from self-certification, replacing current National Institute of Science and Technology’s (NIST) standards for cybersecurity with a five-level system of requirements for defense contractors.

As a moderator at POC’s event, Kraning will introduce the most important topics on the new CMMC guidelines, including CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker at the CMMC Forum 2020. She will address the CMMC’s timeline, how the certification process could change and will provide a memorandum of understanding with a newly established CMMC accrediting body.

A full expert panel will include Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education and CMMC-AB chairman of the University of Virginia and Richard Naylor of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) among other members of the federal sector and industry.

Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

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