*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT! DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT FOR OUR GUEST SPEAKER, THIS HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 18!*
With rapidly changing technology and increased regulations related to cybersecurity for government contractors, VSRA is committed to providing our Members with the resources needed to meet requirements and maintain secure systems.
For that reason, VSRA's Cybersecurity Committee is honored to host a FREE CMMC Webinar on Thursday, June 18 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. This in-depth 90-minute session will feature Katie Arrington, DoD's Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition. Topics of discussion will include:
- Overview of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
- Explanation of CMMC's 5 certification levels
- Update on the DoD's plans for CMMC
- Updated timeline for implementation
- Your questions will be welcomed!
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, Ms. 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. She also meets with key Cyber personnel (across both DoD and Federal Agencies) as well as legislators to ensure that changes made in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are supportive in reaching the goals of decreased spending and increased compliance with current and future standards. The final focal point will be on protecting the Department's intellectual property/data and securing our weapon systems and critical infrastructure.
Before assuming her position in OUSD A&S, Ms. Arrington had an extensive career as a legislator and senior cyber executive. Ms. Arrington was a candidate for South Carolina US House of Representative 2018 and a South Carolina State Representative for 2 terms. She has substantial experience and capabilities in cyber strategy, policy, enablement, and implementation across a wide range of domains, including DoD, Federal, Healthcare and State. She acquired her experience in cyber over the past 15 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, Centuria Corporation and Dispersive Networks. This has given her the unique experience of working at a large business, small business, and non-traditional contractor for the government. She attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Keats at DKeats@VirginiaShipRepair.org or Cybersecurity Committee Chair Tracy Gregorio at Tracy@g2-ops.com.