December 7th | 1 PM ET

Mr. John Ellis leads the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC), the Department of Defense’s center responsible for ensuring contractor compliance with CMMC 2.0 and DFARS. It is the leading organization that audits defense contractors as well as organizations intending to become CMMC auditors (C3PAOs).
Mr. Ellis will provide his perspectives on:

  • What CMMC 2.0 and existing DFARS, NIST 800-171 obligations require from defense contractors
  • DIBCAC audits for contractors and auditors
  • Enforcement of existing DFARS regulations

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn straight from the DIBCAC director and ask your questions about CMMC 2.0.

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About the Panelists

John A. Ellis

Title: Director, DIBCAC (Acting). Director Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) Software Division

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 cybersecurity contract requirements and policies. In addition, John is also the Acting Director for DCMA’s Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC), responsible for assessing cybersecurity compliance throughout the Defense Industrial Base.
A retired Army Colonel, he served on active duty for more than 30 years. He became a commissioned second lieutenant in the Field Artillery in May 1985 and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995. He served in a variety of assignments until his retirement 1 June 2015. He 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.

Lieutenant General (retired) Ed Cardon

Title: Former Commander, US Army Cyber Command

About: Lieutenant General (Retired) Edward Cardon served 36 years of distinguished service in the US Army during which he commanded troops in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, including four separate deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Prior to that, as the head of the Army Cyber Command from 2013 to 2016, Lieutenant General Cardon transformed the command into a world-class cyber force. He led the creation and certification for two separate operational headquarters for global offensive cyberspace operations ahead of schedule, including the cyber task force that focused on crippling ISIS.
He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and has Master’s Degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College and the United States Naval Command and Staff College.

Sanjeev Verma

Title: Co-founder & Chairman, PreVeil

About: Sanjeev is a technology entrepreneur with a track record of building successful businesses. He is the co-founder of PreVeil, an end-to-end encrypted cloud file sharing and email platform that is used by hundreds of defense companies for compliance with DFARS 7012, NIST 800-171 and ITAR.
Prior to PreVeil, he founded Airvana and led it from a start-up to a publicly-traded company.
He earned a BS in EE from the Delhi College of Engineering, an MS in EE from University of Rhode Island and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.