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Advocates for Advancing CMMC Advisory Groups

Industry Advisory Group (IAG)

The IAG is an independent consortium of leaders and subject matter experts representing a diverse cross-section of DIB companies within the CMMC ecosystem. The IAG works solely in an advisory capacity around the industry's latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to the Cyber AB’s mission.

As noted experts in the cybersecurity industry, many IAG members are CISOs in large, complex organizations. Many regularly present at professional forums on leading cybersecurity issues. They also provide practical insights that strengthen implementation of CMMC program requirements and program direction. Members include experts who can advise on resources, critical field information and ongoing support opportunities.

IAG’s activities are public and transparent. They lead workgroups around relevant topics such as how primary contractors can work with sub-contractors to adopt CMMC, insights about successes and challenges when a company implements CMMC requirements, funding, and ways to support smaller DIB companies in the ecosystem.

Academic Advisory Council (AAC)

The AAC is an independent consortium of leaders and subject matter experts representing a diverse cross-section of academic institutions within the CMMC ecosystem. The AAC works solely in an advisory capacity regarding academia’s latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to the Cyber AB’s mission.


The Academic Advisory Council was chartered to assist in two critical areas:

  1. Advise the Cyber AB in developing effective and accessible curricula for training and educational development of the CMMC professions

  2. Collaborate with the Cyber AB to assist institutes of higher education that support the DoD in understanding how best to pursue and achieve CMMC certification in a university environment
AAC’s activities are public and transparent. Their advice strengthens the Cyber AB’s program direction, as AAC members share resources, research, and educational opportunities. They support formation of topical focus groups, and provide insights on cybersecurity innovations and exam criteria for various CMMC certified professions.

 

 

 

 

Group Members

IAG Members

 

Michael Baker

Chief Information Security Officer

DXC Technology Co.

 

Yong-Gon Chon (Chair)

Managing Partner

GroCyber, LLC

 

Nicole Dean

Chief Information Security Officer

Accenture Federal Services

 

Darren Death, Ph.D.

Chief Information Security Officer

ARSC Federal

 

J.C. Dodson

Vice President and Chief Security Officer

BAE Systems, Inc.

 

David Ehinger

Director, IT Security

Rolls-Royce North America

 

Allison Krache Giddens

President

Win-Tech, Inc.

 

Adam McNair

President and Chief Operating Officer

Highlight Technologies, Inc.

 

Mike Rohde

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

ServiceNow

 

Samuel Salinas

Lead, Enterprise Compliance Services

Raytheon Technologies

 

Ted Steffan

Compliance Officer

AWS

 

Brian Thompson

President

SARCAT

 

Timothy Trickett

Chief Information Security Officer

BDO USA

 

Richard Wakeman

Chief Architect for Cybersecurity, Aerospace & Defense

Microsoft

 

 

AAC Members

 

Nelson Baker, Ph.D.

Dean, Professional Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Sol Bermann, J.D.

Executive Director of Information Assurance

University of Michigan

 

Mike Borowczak, Ph.D.

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science

University of Wyoming

 

Bill Butler, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Capitol Technology University

 

Mike Corn (Vice Chair)

Chief Information Security Officer

University of California, San Diego

 

Jordan DiMaggio

Vice President, Policy and Digital Strategy

University Professional & Continuing Education Assocation

 

Scott V. Dolan, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Excelsior College

 

Melanie Kyle Gingrich (Chair)

Vice President for Training & Certification

The Cyber AB

 

Adam Grant

Export Compliance Officer

University of Maryland

 

Jodi Ito

Chief Information Security Officer

University of Hawaii

 

Kim Milford, J.D.

Executive Director

Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC)

 

Peter Schiffer, Ph.D.

Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics

Yale University

 

Jeffrey C. Sun, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Dean for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

University of Louisville

 

Mladen Vouk, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

North Carolina State University

 

Talitha M. Washington, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science Initiative

Atlanta University Center Consortium

 

Von Welch

Associate Vice President, Information Security

Indiana University

 

Kenneth L. Williams, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Center for Cyber Defense

American Public University System