Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is necessary for any government contractor to do business with the Department of Defense and its associated agencies. Certification is required to ensure government contractors have stringent and resilient cybersecurity systems to protect vital U.S. information assets against hacking from hostile actors and mismanagement due to inferior information technology (IT) system practices.
During Potomac Officers Club’s 2021 CMMC Forum, the major players in public and private spheres will meet to discuss the latest updates, requirements and questions regarding Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
CMMC Accreditation Body chairman Karlton Johnson will deliver the Forum’s keynote address and provide his overview and perspective of the CMMC rollout as well as the top priorities for the board and how industry feedback will help to improve the vision behind how the organization develops for the first 100 days
Before serving as the CMMC Accreditation Body’s chairman, Johnson accumulated over 32 years of experience in strategic leadership, cybersecurity and enterprise communications technologies.
Johnson is a decorated combat veteran and previously served as the chief information officer for the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq. During his time in the Middle East, his joint team conducted numerous combat missions in hostile fire zones that promoted Iraqi military strength and experience.
Johnson also served as the CIO lead cyberspace expert adviser to the 4-star commander of the U.S. Forces stationed in South Korea. In that capacity, he provided strategic oversight for all U.S. communications in South Korea, which was approximately 28,000 military personnel,
After retiring from active service, Johnson held leadership positions in large multinational firms with employees as many as 47,000 and managed portfolios up to $5.5 billion. He currently serves as the CEO of Delaine Strategy Group LLC.
Join Potomac Officers Club to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing federal organizations and how private industry can help address those challenges during the Potomac Officers Club’s 2021 CMMC Forum