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NIST 800-171: Why DIB Implementation and DAM Scores Matter

Wednesday, November 17th
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

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Please join us for a free webinar on the immediate and long-term goals DIB member should have when it comes to DoD cybersecurity requirements. On Wednesday, November 17th, we'll be joined by John A. Ellis, Director of the DCMA's Software Division, to discuss DIBCAC Assessments and:

  • The high level of security concerns in current threat landscape for DIB members

  • Why NIST 800-171 compliance does not equal implementation

  • The importance of ensuring 800-171 requirements are in play NOW

  • Lessons learned and trends seen in assessments performed to-date

  • Assessment areas where many DIB members are currently struggling

  • And most importantly, we'll answer your most burning questions, so make sure to submit them when you register
Urgent questions or burning problems?  Contact us!

John Ellis

John A. Ellis is currently the Director for DCMA’s Software Division, responsible for the Policy, Training, and Tools used by the Agency’s software professionals in the conduct of their software surveillance activities, including the application of cyber security contract requirements and policies.

Mr. Ellis, a retired Army Colonel, served on active duty for more than 30 years. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in May 1985 and becoming a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995, he served in a variety of assignments until his retirement 1 June 2015.

John held assignments both stateside and abroad. Mr. Ellis’ DCMA experience began as the Commander of the Future Combat Systems (FCS)/Army Modernization Programs (AMP) contract management office in St. Louis, MO and he culminated his active duty career as DCMA’s Central Region Commander.

John is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management and earned a Master of Science (MS) in Information Systems Management from AFIT and a MS in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. He is a graduate of the Advanced Program Management Course (APMC). Mr. Ellis is a Member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in 3 disciplines: Information Technology; Program Management; and Engineering. John is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

His significant military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters), and the Army Achievement Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster).

John and his wife Gena have one child, Ursula.

Waide Jones

Waide joined the management team of Exostar in mid-2015 as the Director of Information Security.  He became the Chief Information Security Officer in August of 2016. In this capacity Waide directs the Exostar information security program to protect its information, assets, and customers.

Prior to joining Exostar, Waide spent 17 years of his career with Lockheed Martin where he held various technical and leadership roles.  He is an accomplished leader and IT security architect.  He has a proven ability to develop and execute cyber security initiatives that include people, process, and technology.  Waide is experienced in working with industry peers to influence change and create opportunities to better protect critical information from cyber threats wherever it resides.  His experiences range from program/team leadership, strategy development, cyber security risk management, supply chain cyber security, budget & financial planning, risk and vulnerability assessments, audit, IT architecture, secure system design, CIRT, forensics, and policy/standard development.

Waide holds a Master Degree in Telecommunications and a Bachelor Degree in Management Information Systems from George Mason University. Waide has several certifications to include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).