NATIONAL PORT, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyber AB today announced the formation and launch of its Academic Advisory Council (AAC), created to facilitate a critical voice from higher education institutions to provide key feedback and recommendations for a successful implementation of CMMC in an academic environment. The AAC will also work to promote the integration of CMMC training programs into the professional training programs of colleges and universities.
The CMMC AAC is made up of esteemed thought leaders representing the higher education community. The Council directly advises The Cyber AB only and has no affiliation with the Ministry of Defence.
“The AAC brings together recognized higher education leaders to speak with us as we support the DoD in implementing CMMC,” said Melanie Kyle Gingrich, Cyber AB Vice President for Training and Certification, who concurrently serves as Chair of the Board.
“There are dozens of universities that support the DoD through actual grants or contracts, many of which will eventually contain CMMC requirements,” Gingrich continued. “University environments and the data networks within them are different from their counterparts in the defense industry. We need to hear from the academic community on these issues, as well as hear about other challenges and opportunities for implementing CMMC within their institutions.
The first members of the CMMC Academic Advisory Council are:
Nelson Baker, Ph.D.
Dean, Professional Education
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mike Borowczak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
University of Wyoming
Michael Corn (Vice-president)
Information Security ManagerUniversity of California, San Diego
Scott V. Dolan, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Sol Bermann, J.D.
Information Security Manager
University of Michigan
William (Bill) Butler, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
capitol university of technology
Vice President, Digital Policy and Strategy
University association for professional and continuing education.
Melanie Kyle Gingrich (Chair)
Vice President Training and Certification
The Cyber AB
Export Compliance Manager
University of Maryland
Kim Milford, J.D.
Jeffrey C. Sun, JD, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor and University Researcher
University of Louisville
Talitha M. Washington, Ph.D.
Director, Data Science Initiative
Atlanta University Center Consortium
Kenneth L. Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Cyber Defense Center
American public university system
Information Security Manager
University of Hawaii system
Peter Schiffer, Ph.D.
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics
Mladen Vouk, Ph.D.
Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
North Carolina State University
Associate Vice President, Information Security
The AAC meets monthly and all ACC members serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.
About Cyber AB
The CMMC Accreditation Body, Inc. is a private, independent, Maryland-based, nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the sole official partner of the Department of Defense, by contract, for the implementation, accreditation and supervision of the CMMC ecosystem and its support to the defense industrial base.