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Dave McKeown

CISO, Department of Defense

Federal Leadership

The Department of Defense’s networks and weapon systems are under daily attack. Dave McKeown, DOD chief information security officer, oversees the implementation of initiatives of the DOD’s cybersecurity initiatives — both for internal DOD networks and systems and for our industrial base partners (DIB). McKeown leads the delivery of the Cyberspace Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), is driving the more efficient and secure continuous Authority to Operate policy, and stood up the Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office to drive and synchronize Zero Trust implementation.