Press Release

Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), DoD, to Deliver Keynote at CISQ IT Risk Management & Cybersecurity Summit

Needham, MA, March 12, 2015 – The Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) today announced that Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) at the U.S. Department of Defense, will present the opening keynote at the upcoming IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity Summit on March 24 in Reston, Virginia. His keynote is titled, “Lessons from Cyber Security Assessments in DoD,” which will address how people and processes are equally as important as software code to achieve cybersecurity in weapons and business systems.

Dr. Gilmore was sworn in as Director of Operational Test and Evaluation on September 23, 2009. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the United States Senate, he serves as the senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense on operational and live fire test and evaluation of DoD weapon systems. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Gilmore was the Assistant Director for National Security at the Congressional Budget Office. In this position, he was responsible for CBO’s National Security Division, which performs analyses of major policy and program issues in national defense, international affairs and veterans’ affairs.

The IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity Summit is hosted by CISQ, an IT leadership group committed to developing standards to improve IT application quality. The Summit will address issues impacting software quality in the federal sector such as: managing risk in IT acquisition, targeting security weakness, complying with legislative mandates, using CISQ standards to measure software quality, and agency implementation best practices. Attendees from government and industry will gain insights into industry standards and case studies needed to mitigate vulnerabilities and risk from both a development and acquisition management perspective.

The registration fee for this event is $50 US. All interested parties are invited to attend. To view the full agenda and register, click here. 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 in Reston, Virginia.



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.

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