Ron Lear, director of IP development and architect of CMMI products and services at the CMMI Institute, will participate the expert panel during Potomac Officers Club’s Fall CMMC Forum on October 7th.
Lear has more than 35 years of experience with continual performance improvement, product development, engineering and service/operations management, supply chain and quality management. He led the development and launch of the CMMI Product Suite, including CMMI V2.0, MDDAP and CMMC-related products.
He is a Certified CMMI High Maturity lead appraiser (CHMLA), Certified CMMI instructor with over 300 appraisals completed to date with multiple small and large organizations, including aerospace, automotive, defense, finance, biomedical and medical device, insurance, IT, telecommunications and systems and software integrators.
Lear is ISACA’s lead for CMMC, and he is an active member of the CMMC Accreditation Body Assessment Method Working Group and one of the primary authors of the current CMMC Assessment Methodology.
As the first CMMC RFPs quickly approach, it is essential that organizations and companies shift gears to CMMC preparation. CMMC is not just about fixing a gap or implementing a control, it’s about an organizational behavior, such as Practice Maturity and Process Maturity, which is essential for Level 3 and higher.
During the forum, Lear will discuss the meaning of “process maturity” and the concept of “evidence” of maturity. He will also analyze the requirements and priorities of implementing the certification, including scoping of CMMC assessments, supply chain impacts and C3PAOs.
Katherine Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSD(A&S)) for the Department of Defense (DoD) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a keynote speaker during the forum.