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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Receives First Wash100 Award

Kathleen Hicks Deputy Defense Secretary

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of Defense, has been recognized for her leadership and drive for innovation and been named to the annual list of Wash100 Award recipients for the first time in her federal career. Hicks has received her 2021 Wash100 Award for her data prioritization efforts and policy advancements, which will ready the federal defense sector for the future of warfare.

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Accenture’s George Franz, Ian Fogarty: Agile Product Management Could Help DOD Maintain US Innovation Edge

George Franz Cybersecurity Lead AFS Natl Security Unit

George Franz and Ian Fogarty of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a guest piece published Friday on Breaking Defense that the Department of Defense should combine Agile software development with product management to speed up the development of weapons systems and help maintain U.S. edge in innovation and the country's global preeminence. “Done correctly, Agile Product Management achieves the speed and responsiveness to evolving needs provided by agile software development, while also helping to handle the complexities associated with suppliers/providers, large and complex integrations, and a wide ecosystem of stakeholders typically seen in mission critical defense and intelligence systems,“ Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general, and Fogarty wrote.

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Report: DoD, CMMC Accreditation Body Near Agreement on Contractor Cybersecurity Audit

Department of Defense acquisition officials are close to finalizing a memorandum of understanding with the accreditation body for DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program to define the responsibilities and roles of CMMC auditors, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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Tripwire’s Maurice Uenuma: CMMC Reflects DoD’s Seriousness to Address Supply Chain Cyber Weaknesses

The Department of Defense introduced the final version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in late January and Maurice Uenuma, vice president of federal at Tripwire, said CMMC is a key step to securing DoD's supply chain, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. The Potomac Officers Club will host its CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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