|Registration is Now Open!
Practices Emerge in Rush to Modernize and Secure Government
The 6th semiannual Cyber Resilience Summit:
The Crossroads of Modernization and Cybersecurity returns to Arlington, VA in
October. The discussion focuses on helping Federal IT
leaders meet modernization and cybersecurity objectives. This
involves new operating models, changes to technology
acquisition to focus on software quality requirements and
acceptance criteria to industry-supported standards, deploying innovative cybersecurity and
resilience methods, evaluating cloud readiness, and building
trust in the Agile and DevOps pipeline by measuring code
quality and productivity. Look for an agenda to be posted in
This is a unique opportunity to get this
right for the next twenty years.
You are deploying the "legacy systems of tomorrow" and need sustainable outcomes.
RSVP today to join the discussion: http://it-cisq.org/cyber-resilience-summit-oct-2018/
Registration is complimentary for
government, not-for-profit organizations and universities.
Quality Measures to Embedded Systems
Extensions working group launched in February and plans to
submit a specification to the OMG in Q4 of this year.
Says Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director:
"CISQ has launched a workgroup from its sponsor organizations to update the CISQ measures to incorporate
embedded code. One of the first observations of the members with 35 years of experience in embedded systems development was that more of the functionality that used to be non-embedded is being loaded onto chips. With the evolution of IoT, this trend is only growing larger. Consequently they felt the majority of the weaknesses underlying the current CISQ measures are also relevant to embedded code. We will be adding more weaknesses into the measures and a few may be primarily
for embedded, especially where there are real-time issues."
Texas State Laws for IT Project Performance &
On June 19th in Austin, TX, CISQ hosted a
breakfast workshop for state agency CIOs and IT teams tasked
with complying with the Texas Cybersecurity Act and new
reporting requirements for measuring cost, schedule, scope and
quality of large IT projects. When done properly, these measurements can be used to drive down costs, control risks, and improve project performance over time.
Talks were delivered by Herb Krasner (U Texas (ret.)), Dr. Bill
Curtis (CISQ), and
Phillip Crenshaw (CGI). Click
here to access the new laws, position papers and presentations.
Herb Krasner presents New (?) Measurements for IT Projects: Leveraging Industry Best Practice
|Join the September 10 webinar!
Managing Risk in the Supply Chain
As the cyber threat landscape evolves and external dependencies grow more complex, managing risk in the supply chain must focus on the entire lifecycle. The Internet of Things (IoT) is contributing to a massive proliferation of a variety of types of software-reliant, connected devices throughout critical infrastructure sectors. With IoT increasingly dependent upon third-party software of unknown provenance and pedigree, software composition analysis and other forms of testing are needed to determine 'fitness for use' and trustworthiness.
For an informative discussion on this subject, register
to host 2-day event for the Government of
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) will host a special event for the Canadian Government at its Technical Meeting the week of September 24 - 28, 2018 in Ottawa.
GC event is Wednesday, September
26 and Thursday, September 27.
OMG members will be providing
information sessions and tutorials on the OMG portfolio of open specifications and standards that align to government
IT objectives and priorities.
Daily keynotes will be
delivered by Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman
and CEO, OMG; Len Bastien, CIO,
Department of National Defence, and
Teresa D'Andrea, Director Enterprise
Interoperability, Treasury Board of
complimentary with options to add lunch
and reception for a fee. Come
explore OMG specs! The CISQ
briefing is on Thursday, September 27
from 3:30 - 4:00pm.
IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and
Asset Management Summit,
September 5 - 7, Orlando, FL. CISQ saves
$350 off the registration fee with the
Technical Meeting, September 24 -
28, Ottawa, Canada. Check out special
events open to the public and/or
request a guest pass by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Supply Chain Assurance Forum,
September 26 - 27, MITRE Corp., McLean,
2018, September 30 - October 5,
Anaheim, CA. CISQ saves $200 off the
registration fee with the code SWCM.
NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC),
October 8 - 10, Portland, OR.
AppSec USA, October 8 - 12, San
Jose, CA. CISQ saves $50 off the
registration fee with the code US18-CISQ50.
+ DevOps East, November 4 - 9,
Orlando, FL. CISQ saves $200 off the
registration fee with the code SWCM.
Application Strategies & Solutions
Summit, November 27 - 29, Las
Vegas, NV. CISQ members save $325 off the
registration fee with the code GARTOMG.
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