Cyber Resilience Summit

The Consortium for IT Software Quality hosts the Cyber Resilience Summit semiannually in Washington, DC to brief Federal and State IT leaders and policy makers on standards for measuring risk and quality in software. The events are typically held in the Spring (March) and Fall (October). CISQ launched a similar Summit in Europe to brief EU governments and NATO. To access presentations, photos, press coverage, and more visit the Knowledge Repository.


The program focuses on standards and best practices for measuring risk and quality in IT-intensive programs from the standpoint of productivity, software assurance, overall quality and system/mission risk. Discussions expose proven methods and tools of incorporating such standard quality metrics into the IT software development, sustainment and acquisition processes.



Upcoming event:


Cyber Resilience Summit
October 16, 2019
Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA
Registration will open in June!



Previously held events:


Cyber Resilience Summit: The Crossroads of Modernization and Cybersecurity
October 16, 2018 in Arlington, VA


Cyber Resilience Summit: Strategies to Modernize & Secure Government IT
March 20, 2018 in Reston, VA


Cyber Resilience Summit: Modernizing and Securing Government IT

October 19, 2017 in Arlington, VA


Cyber Resilience Summit: Measuring and Managing Software Risk, Security and Technical Debt

June 6, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium


Cyber Resilience Summit: Securing Systems inside the Perimeter

March 21, 2017 in Reston, Virginia, USA




Speakers at the Cyber Resilience Summits include:

  • Dr. Paul Nielsen, Director and CEO, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
  • John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
  • Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer
  • Greg Smithberger, CIO/CTO, National Security Agency
  • Donald Freese, FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Information Technology
  • Jeffrey Eisensmith, CISO, DHS OCIO
  • Jack Wilmer, Cyber lead for American Technology Council, White House OSTP
  • Ken Bible, Deputy CIO, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Jose Arrieta, Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Senior Procurement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • John Hickey, CIO and Risk Management Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Don Davidson, Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition Integration Division, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Dr. Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST
  • Emile Monette, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, DHS OCISO
  • Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity, Commissioner’s Office, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • And more