Potomac Officers Club to Host CMMC Forum 2020 on Wednesday, June 24th; Katie Arrington to Serve as Keynote

Potomac Officers Club to Host CMMC Forum 2020 on Wednesday, June 24th; Katie Arrington to Serve as Keynote
Katie Arrington

On Jan. 31st, the Department of Defense (DoD) officially released its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to certify DoD contractors’ cybersecurity practices and bolster supply chain security.

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.

In order to address the changing security processes Potomac Officers Club will host a CMMC forum on June 24th to 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.

Click here to register for POC’s Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020.

This forum will include a keynote speaker and two panels, featuring experts from the federal market that will expand on the unique challenges facing federal agencies, businesses and government contractors moving forward with the CMMC guidance.

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Arrington

Katherine Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient,  will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020.

Arrington serves as the central coordinator and integrator within the OUSDA and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), to align acquisition cyber strategy. Since the release of the CMMC guidance, Arrington has announced her support for the regulation and commented on how the shift from NIST standards will affect both the public and private sectors.

Panelist: Ty Schieber

Ty Schieber, senior director of Executive Education and CMMC accreditation body (AB) chairman of the University of Virginia (UVA), will speak on the “Implementing CMMC” panel.

He has led business operations for a range of large, mid-tier, small and start-up companies, where he has provided cyber, engineering and technology services and products for Federal, State, Local government and commercial clients involving P&L responsibility of $185 million in revenue, 1000 employees and 250 programs dispersed over 38 states and 5 countries.

On the panel, Schieber will use his knowledge and experience he gained from his career in the industry to discuss the regulation changes within CMMC, and how the AB will enact the new guidelines within both the public and private sectors.

Panelist: Dawn Greenman

Dawn Greenman is deputy program manager of cybersecurity for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). She will serve as a panelist on “Implementing CMMC.” With JHU/APL, she oversees cybersecurity projects across the organization and assists in the oversight of JHU/APL’s cyber operations, security engineering, and IT compliance functions.

Over the past 25 years, Greenman has held positions of increasing responsibility in information technology and cybersecurity, working for companies small to large. In 2017, Greenman led JHU/APL to compliance with DFARS 7012 and NIST SP 800-171.

Alka Bhave: Moderator of “Implementing CMMC”

Alka Bhave, vice president of performance excellence with Perspecta, will moderate the “Implementing CMMC” panel.

As vice president of performance excellence, Bhave leads an independent organization with a mission to drive excellence into the performance of Perspecta programs, with scope across all lines of business and corporate functions.

She has more than 23 years of experience in program management, systems engineering and integration and technical contribution to the development of complex space and ground systems mission and IT systems.

Panelist: Richard Naylor

Richard Naylor, senior cyber advisor and deputy director for Counterintelligence (Cyber) of Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will serve as a panelist on “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity.”

Naylor is responsible for executing DCSA’s Cyber operations. He joined the DCSA in 2011 as the Chief, Cybersecurity Division. DCSA is a strategic asset to the nation and its allies, continuously ensuring a trusted federal, industrial and affiliated workforce, and enabling industry’s delivery of uncompromised capabilities by leveraging advanced technologies and innovation.

Panelist: Ted Ross

Ted Ross, CEO and Co-Founder of SpyCloud, will serve as a panelist on “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity.” Ross brings more than 29 years of industry experience, focusing on network and security. He began his career with the U.S. Air Force, then was director of network engineering at West Corp. He has also worked with Walmart as a strategy advision and with Tipping point as an executive technology director.

On the panel, Ross will use his knowledge and experience he gained from his career in the industry to discuss the regulation changes within CMMC, and how it will affect both government and industry employees.

Panelist: Terry Roberts

Terry Roberts, CEO and founder of WhiteHawk, will serve as a panelist on the “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity” Panel. She has established the first Cybersecurity Online Exchange. She has enabled all businesses to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying, and connections to the best products, services, insights and trends industry wide.

Previously, Roberts was the TASC vice president for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running all Cyber/IT, Financial and Business Analytics cross cutting, innovative technical services. Prior to TASC, Roberts was the executive director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire US Interagency.

She has a special focus on leveraging and transitioning commercial innovation and acquisition excellence to government programs and capabilities and establishing the Emerging Technologies Center and Cyber Intelligence Consortium.

Matt Kraning: Moderator of “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity”

Matt Kraning, co-founder and chief technology officer of Expanse, Inc., will moderate Potomac Officers Club’s “The Role of the DIB in Countering Adversary Activity” Panel.

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

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.

Join Potomac Officers Club for its CMMC Forum 2020 on June 24th to learn about the impact DoD’s CMMC will have on cybersecurity practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

Register here for Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Wednesday, June 24th.

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