Press Release

CISQ Announces Cyber Resilience Summit on October 19, 2017 in Virginia

Needham, MA – September 8, 2017 – The Consortium for Information & Software Quality™ (CISQ™) today announced that registration is open for the fourth annual Cyber Resilience Summit to be held at the Army Navy Club in Arlington, Virginia on October 19, 2017.

Federal agencies are actively modernizing and securing legacy systems to combat cyber threats and improve digital services for their constituencies. The Cyber Resilience Summit will distill standards and best practices from the cyber standards community for building and acquiring secure and resilient software. Mr. Tony Scott, former Federal CIO under President Barack Obama, and Mr. Greg Smithberger, CIO and CTO of the National Security Agency, will kick-off the program. Speakers from government and industry will cover the topics of: risk-managed digital transformation, the practical application of systems engineering to support agile acquisition, cloud readiness, big data, technical debt control, and cyber risk management of complex mission, C2, weapon and citizen-facing systems.

VENUE: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00am – 4:00pm

COST: Complimentary for government employees and media. Select “Special” under Payment Type and enter the code CISQGOV17 for government employees and CISQP17 for media at registration. The fee is $250USD for non-government employees. Registration includes refreshments and lunch.

HOSTS: Consortium for Information & Software Quality in cooperation with the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)

“CISQ is active in driving IT policy in state and local government,” says Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ. “Code quality standards have been cited in a U.S. General Services Administration statement of work for new Information Technology and Development Services (ITDS) contracts. Herb Krasner, a member of the CISQ Advisory Board, led new Texas state legislation to improve the oversight and performance of large state IT projects ( And the U.S. State Department cited software quality requirements in a large Consular Systems Modernization project.” “We look forward to this event to connect with Federal IT leaders tasked with getting the job done right.”

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About CISQ
The Consortium for Information & 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 introduce a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size. Founded by the Object Management Group (OMG) and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon, 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. CISQ is sponsored by Accenture, Atos, CAST, Huawei, and WIPRO.

About IT-AAC
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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