GovCon Series: CMMC - A Small Business Forum for Compliance
Please join the GovCon Council of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to hear from a diverse panel of experts from the GovCon community as they discuss the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
Panelists will provide:
- Insight on shaping the CMMC requirements for RFPs
- Answers to technical questions about CMMC requirements
- Provide ideas on how to best prepare for an audit
About Our Speakers:
Buddy Dees, Senior Acquisition Program Analyst, Department of Defense
Buddy is the Government co-lead responsible for the development and implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Acquisition Lead Analyst for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS) that support Command and Control, Communications and Cyber capabilities.
Karlton D. Johnson, Vice Chairman of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Body Board of Directors
Karlton is a USAF combat veteran, senior executive, and respected visionary leader with over 32 years of subject matter experience in strategic leadership & risk, partnership creation, organizational excellence, mission assurance, cybersecurity and enterprise communications technologies.
Neil McDonnell, President & Founder, GovCon Chamber of Commerce
GovCon expert and small business trainer Neil McDonnell is a technology entrepreneur and communications specialist. He is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed in the federal marketplace and brings over 20 years of practical experience as an actual small business owner. Neil published one of the first eBooks on CMMC in 2018 called "CMMC Made Easy."
Matthew Edwards, Vice President, Strategic Operations, Corvid Technologies
Matthew Edwards is the VP of Strategic Operations at Corvid Technologies, which provides technology-based solutions to the Department of Defense, primarily focused on high-fidelity computational physics solutions for Modeling & Simulation. He has served in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing operations and management roles for over 25 years at small, medium and large GovCon companies, and will provide oversight for Corvid's CMMC project.
Mike Jennings (Moderator), Owner, Business Engineering, Inc.
Mike Jennings is the President of BEI, an IT managed services provider headquartered in Reston. Mike has led BEI?s client compliance programs, including HIPAA, NIST 800-171 and now CMMC. He brings experience as a business owner and the leader of small and large technology companies as well as providing IT support services for many government contracting firms.
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