The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to shore up public sector cyber defenses and extend its partnership with the private sector by advocating that each use a similar standard for network security.
“We are suggesting some protocols that DHS has already built and some sectors have started to adopt that will send information about the security of the traffic that it’s carrying,” said Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at DHS’ National Protections and Programs Directorate.
“A contract might not be just for cyber security, but have that as one of the tasks,” Eifert said.
The Potomac Officers Club will bring together industry and government leaders to discuss how to best defend and support domestic critical infrastructure at the “Federal Critical Infrastructure” Summit on March 19.
Government leaders Dr. Harvey Davis, NSA director of installations and logistics, and Dr. Timothy Unruh, director of the Energy Department‘s Federal Energy Management Program, will lend their insights to the GovCon executive audience with many more speakers being lined up.
Former DHS Cybersecurity Deputy Undersecretary Mark Weatherford and Ed Goetz, VP and chief security officer at Constellation Energy, will also offer their perspectives on the state of domestic infrastructure.
Click below to register and sign up now to save a front-row seat with your peers — government and business leaders — at our upcoming events.
Kevin Robinson Becomes MTSI’s President and CEO
He joined MTSI in 1997 and became VP of strategic development in 2008, focusing on unmanned systems and missile defense programs.
Bonnie Cook Named ManTech Mission Solutions, Services Group EVP
Bonnie Cook has been promoted to EVP of business operations for ManTech’s mission solutions and services group, where she is responsible for enterprise services across the company and her group’s business staff functions.
The 25-year company veteran formerly served as an executive in numerous ManTech affiliates, international subsidiaries and joint ventures.
“Bonnie has been the driving force in molding our finance, contracts, human resources, and recruiting functions into organizations capable of supporting a multi-billion dollar company,” said Daniel Keefe, MS&S group president and COO.
Mick Lopez Appointed Harris SVP, CFO
The 30-year finance veteran was previously CFO at Aricent Group and spent a majority of his career at IBM, where Lopez served as CFO for the personal computers business and manager of Latin America acquisition initiatives.
He succeeds Gary McArthur, who served in the CFO role since 2006.
Matt Widmer Elevates to Lead Deloitte Financial Advisory Services Federal Team
Michelle Hertz Named General Counsel at CGI Federal
The more than 20-year government contracting veteran previously served as managing counsel since joining the Fairfax, Va.-based subsidiary in 2010.
As managing counsel, Hertz was responsible for the subsidiary’s legal dealings and led oversight of the contracts department, as well as security and compliance programs.