Press Release

Cyber Resilience Summit Brings Together U.S. Government Leaders and IT Standards Experts
October 20 Summit Theme is “Ensure Resiliency in Federal Software Acquisition

Needham, MA – October 3, 2016 – The Cyber Resilience Summit will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. The Summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Registration is open to the public and costs $95 USD. Admission for government officials is complimentary.

The Consortium for Information & Software Quality™ (CISQ™) hosts this semiannual event to brief U.S. Government leaders on cyber risk standards for ensuring quality, security, and resiliency in IT acquisition and modernization programs.

One of the Summit’s major themes is legacy IT modernization. In his keynote address, Dr. David Bray, CIO of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will discuss how the FCC prioritized cyber resilience during a period of digital transformation. He led a team of “change agents” that upgraded the FCC’s aging legacy IT, which was comprised of more than 207 different systems, to cloud computing, saving the FCC millions.

In addition to Dr. Bray’s keynote, the Summit will feature a “Titans of Cyber” panel, representing stakeholders from: the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. They will discuss what’s being done to secure the nation’s critical IT infrastructure and will advocate for cyber risk standards in IT software development, sustainment and acquisition processes. The discussion will be led by Marv Langston, who previously served as Department of Defense Deputy CIO, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for C4I, the Navy’s first CIO, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

  • J. Michael Gilmore, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Kevin Dulany, Chief, IA Acquisition and Technology Oversight Division, DIAP
  • Ray Letteer, Chief, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Christopher Page, Command Information Officer, Office of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy
  • Vice Admiral Kevin Green, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Three other presentations are scheduled during the event: “Standards of Practice for IT Modernization and Software Assurance” which will focus on standards and best practices for combating cyber risk, “Defending Against Exploitable Weaknesses When Acquiring Software-Intensive Systems” and “Integration of Security and Agile/DevOps Processes.” To view the complete Cyber Resilience Summit agenda and register, please visit

This event is supported by the Object Management Group®Interoperability Clearinghouse, and the IT Acquisition Advisory Council.



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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