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Consortium for Information & Software Quality to Host Cyber Resilience Summit
Consortium to Brief U.S. Federal Government on Code Quality Standards

Needham, Mass. – Feb. 2, 2016 – The Consortium for Information & Software Quality™ (CISQ™) today announced its return to Washington, D.C. as host of its fourth annual cyber event, Cyber Resilience Summit, which will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Hyatt Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia. The Summit will bring defense, government and industry leaders together to discuss IT/cyber risk standards for bolstering security and resiliency in software-intensive systems. Registration is open to the public and costs $195 USD. Admission for government officials is complimentary.

“We have an outstanding program with speakers on the front lines of operational resiliency and cyber security practices. Attendees will benefit from their insights, as they learn the importance of requiring that delivered code be analyzed and measured for violations of good architectural and coding practices, especially those related to security and resiliency,” said Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, CISQ. “Attendees will also learn best practices for applying software quality standards to IT acquisition in Federal Government.”

The afternoon will feature a highly anticipated IT Acquisition Workshop. In the first session, participants will learn how to incorporate cyber risk requirements into vendor contracts to improve IT/cyber outcomes. Joe Jarzombek, former Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will lead the Workshop. The second session will focus on demonstrating compliance with federal directives for cyber risk management.

Three panels are scheduled throughout the day: “Titans of Cyber Panel: Insights from the Front Lines of the Cyber Risk Management Battle”, “Ensuring the Resiliency of Software-Intensive Systems” and “FITARA Panel: Empowering CIOs to Drive Down Software Risk.”

In addition to Dr. Curtis and Joe Jarzombek, confirmed speakers and panelists from Federal agencies and the private sector include:

  • Curtis Dukes, Director of Information Assurance, National Security Agency
  • Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Lucia Savage, Chief Privacy Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Paul Nielsen, Director and CEO, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
  • David Zubrow, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
  • Dr. Vadim Okun, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Kris Britton, Director, NSA Center for Assured Software
  • John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
  • Dr. Robert Childs, Chairman, Technology Committee, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

To view the Cyber Resilience Summit agenda and to register, please visit Walk-in registration is also available.

CISQ is presenting this event in cooperation with the Object Management Group®, Interoperability Clearinghouse, and the IT Acquisition Advisory Council.

The Summit is co-located with the quarterly OMG Technical Meeting.



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.

Ann McDonough
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