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Cyber Resilience Summit Agenda Published for October 19, 2017

Featured speakers from DHS, NSA, DoD, Navy and Marines


Needham, MA – September 25, 2017 – The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) today announced that the agenda is published and registration is open for its fourth annual Cyber Resilience Summit. CISQ is co-hosting this full-day event with the IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, Virginia, on October 19, 2017.


The current executive agenda for Federal IT seeks to modernize legacy systems by maximizing the use of commercial innovation, commercial standards and commercial best practices. Public officials, standards bodies, IT communities of interest, and leaders from industry will discuss the digital transformation and the practical application of systems engineering to ensure success in these goals.


Speakers from U.S. Federal Government and industry will address how federal agencies are modernizing and securing legacy systems to combat cyber threats and improve digital services for their constituencies. Sessions include:

  • Keynote panel with Tony Scott, former Federal CIO under President Barack Obama, and Mr. Greg Smithberger, CIO and CTO of the National Security Agency
  • Keynote: Defense Cyber Way Forward by Dr. Theresa Lang, Deputy Director, Navy Cybersecurity/Deputy Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer
  • Titans of Cyber Panel: Policy and Directives for Modernizing and Securing Legacy IT Topics: FITARA, MGT Act, Executive Order for Cyber Security
  • Standards to Measure and Manage Security, Resilience and Technical Debt
  • Titans of Cyber Panel: Best Practices and Innovations for Rapid, Secure Modernization
  • Supply Chain and Integration Risk Management

Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Bill Curtis, Consortium for IT Software Quality Executive Director
  • John Weiler, IT Acquisition Advisory Council Vice Chair
  • Jeffrey Eisensmith, CISO, DHS OCIO
  • Sara Mosley, Acting Director for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, DHS CS&C
  • Jack Wilmer, Cyber lead for American Technology Council, White House OSTP
  • Ken Bible, Deputy CIO, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Jose Arrieta, Director, Office of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations at GSA
  • Brigadier General (ret) Greg Touhill, former U.S. CISO and current President of Cyxtera Federal Group
  • Matt Conner, CISO of the National Geospatial Agency
  • Emile Monette, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program
  • Shon Lyublanovits, IT Security Category Manager and Director of the Security Services Division for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in the GSA Federal Acquisition Service
  • Dave Duma, Acting Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the Department of Defense
  • Joe Jarzombek, Global Manager, Synopsys Software Integrity Group
  • Edward E. Amoroso, CEO of Tag Cyber LLC
  • Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST
  • Roberta Stempfley, Director of SEI’s CERT Division
  • Herb Krasner, University of Texas at Austin (ret.), Texas IT Champion


The complete agenda and registration information is online.  Registration is open to the public and costs $250 USD. Admission for government officials and media is complimentary with pre-registration by October 18.


The event is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, CAST, CGI, Cognizant, ISHPI Information Technologies and Synopsys.


About the Event Hosts

The Consortium for IT Software Quality™ (CISQ™) is an IT industry leadership group comprised of IT executives from the Global 2000, system integrators, outsourced service providers, and software technology vendors committed to introducing computable metrics standards for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, CISQ is a neutral, open forum in which customers and suppliers of IT application software can develop an industry-wide agenda of actions for improving IT application quality and reduce cost and risk. For more information, visit


The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) is a public/private “do tank” composed of leading IT public interest groups, standards bodies and government agencies working together to fundamentally transform how the government acquires and manages IT and Cyber solutions. As the “architect of FITARA”, we are ushering in agile standards of practice and innovations emanating from the $4T Global IT market.



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