Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Conference

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Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) Conference

Date: March 5th from 9am - 3pm | Location: DreamPort Facility in Columbia MD


Abstract

On March 5th 2020 at DreamPort and Eccalon will host Department of Defense leaders and cyber solution industry experts to provide industry with the latest update on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC).

Keynote address by Katie Arrington, Cyber Information Security Officer for the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S).

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington

Katherine "Katie" Arrington currently is the Chief Information Security Officer for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD (A&S), to align acquisition cyber strategy.

As the cyber-lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber-programs, Arrington is responsible for conducting analysis within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense. This cross-functional analysis will ensure transparency within the acquisition strategy, interoperability between enterprise networks and compliance strategies for cyber-initiatives.

The soon to be published agenda will include information and demonstrations on CMMC solutions that have been part of test and evaluation efforts conducted by DreamPort and Eccalon that can assess IT and manufacturer operational technologies (OT) that also are part of all of critical infrastructure systems.

Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, Director, DoD OSBP, leads a network of 700 full-and part-time Small Business Professionals across the Department of Defense (DoD). He ensures they leverage DoD's small business industrial base to contribute to military readiness, introduce innovation to build a more lethal force and provide timely and cost-effective products and services. The work of DoD's Small Business Professional workforce annually results in more than $50 billion in prime-contract spending and over $40 billion of subcontract-spending for small businesses.

Mr. Jackson is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army,where he served for 23 years. In the military, he was the Deputy Program Manager for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force; a Foreign Military Sales Acquisition Officer/Program Manager for a Major Weapon Systems, Ammunition and Service for the Government of Iraq; and the Department of the Army System Coordinator (DASC) within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics and Technology directly managing the Joint Air to Ground Missile (JAGM) and the Hellfire Missile System.

Mr. Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in History from Virginia State University, a master's degree in Business Administration fromNichols College,and a master's degree in Procurement and Acquisition from Webster University. He is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certified Program Manager and a Level 2 Contracting professional.

Mr. Jackson is married to Michelle and they have two children, Paige and Colin.

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards brings 20+ years of experience in business, systems engineering, training and security to Summit 7 Systems. As President and Managing Partner – Scott is providing thought leadership around Security, Compliance, Cloud Services and Knowledge Management for DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171 / 53, and CMMC requirements. Before launching Summit 7 Systems, Scott spent 6 and a half years working for SAIC and CSC as a Senior Computer Engineer and as the NASA Datacenter Chief Engineer and Engineering Manager. Prior to his civilian career, Scott served as an Officer in the US Army Signal Corps. Mr. Edwards is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, and obtained a Master of Science in Computer Science (Information Assurance) from the National Security Agency program at James Madison University.

Jon Williams

Scott Edwards

Jon Williams has over 15 years of experience advising contractors on a wide range of government contracting matters and Federal Acquisition Regulation compliance, including the federal procurement programs for small businesses (i.e., the 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, and SDVOSB programs). He represents contractors in bid protests, size protests and appeals, and related administrative and court proceedings. Mr. Williams assists large and small contractors in navigating SBA audits and investigations, including subcontracting plan compliance reviews, IG investigations, and suspension and debarment proceedings. He regularly helps contractors to establish teaming, subcontract, joint venture, and mentor-protégé relationships. Additionally, he counsels contractors on cure notice responses, requests for equitable adjustment, claims, and disputes on government contracts.

Mr. Williams helps clients explore corporate restructuring and small business planning, including development of affiliation mitigation or avoidance strategies as well as growth and exit plans. He has handled many significant buy and sell-side transactions, including partner buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, business line and subsidiary spinoffs, and debt refinancing. Mr. Williams routinely reviews and drafts corporate resolutions, operating agreements, bylaws, shareholders' agreements, employment agreements, and many other business contracts. He also works closely with the firm's Litigation Group on disputes between contractors, and with the firm's Labor & Employment Group on Service Contract Act compliance and negotiations with labor unions.

Mr. Williams is a member of the HUBZone Contractors National Council Board of Directors and serves on their Government Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) and serves on their Legislation and Regulatory Committee.

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