Press Release

Consortium for Information & Software Quality to Host IT Risk Management & Cybersecurity Summit in March

Needham, MA, February 10, 2015 – The Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) today announced that it will host the IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on March 24 in Reston, Virginia. Registration is now open.

Congress and the White House have mandated action for software quality including: Executive Order 13636, NDAA Sec. 933 and SEC Regulation SCI. Federal agencies are required to comply with these mandates to prevent breaches and outages that affect national and economic security. With this in mind, the Consortium’s organizers have designed this one-day leadership forum for attendees to network, exchange information and share insights into the role that standards in software quality play to help mitigate such vulnerabilities and risks.

The agenda will feature CISQ Director, Dr. Bill Curtis, who led development of the Capability Maturity Model at the Software Engineering Institute, and now leads development of the CISQ software quality measures. “This event responds to the growing demand to manage risk and dependability of software whether produced internally or outsourced. CISQ’s automated software quality measures are available to support compliance and to help safeguard our nation’s IT assets,” he said. “The Summit is a venue where industry and government can share how they improved their security and operational risk thresholds from both a development and acquisition management perspective,” he added.

Attendees are expected to join from: the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Energy, General Services Administration, U.S. Defense Health Agency, U.S. Army, PEO EIS, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, National Security Agency, DOT&E, MITRE and other parties to hear national experts and thought leaders address:

  • The National State of Software Quality and Security
  • Using CISQ Metrics to Automate Software Measurement
  • Latest Advances in Cybersecurity and the New CISQ Security Standard
  • Complying with Legislative Mandates
  • Business Case: Improving Risk Posture by Measuring Risk and Quality in Software Development
  • Business Case: Cost Efficiencies by Measuring Risk and Quality in Software Development

The day will include a presentation on the development of CISQ standards to automate measurement of functional size and structural quality of software. Future work on standards for measuring technical debt and quality-adjusted productivity will also be described.

Please refer to the Twitter handle @It_CISQ and join the CISQ LinkedIn group to stay abreast of the event’s lively, interactive discussions.

The registration fee for this event is $50 US. All interested parties are invited to attend. To view the full agenda and register, visit To influence standards work for software quality, learn more about becoming a member of CISQ at

The Summit is co-located with the Object Management Group® Technical Meeting, which runs from March 23-27.



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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