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The Potomac Officers Club hosts a number of supply chain events to serve as a venue for government leaders and industry executives to talk about federal efforts to protect and defend supply chains from threats and the private sector’s role in strengthening supply chain response to current and future challenges. The CMMC Forum is one of the events that provides speakers an opportunity to discuss the impact of the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program on cyber practices, supply chain security and other aspects of the federal market.

POC Supply Chain Events: In Retrospect

  • The Secure Supply Chain Forum in July 2019 included a panel discussion on how federal agencies defend and protect supply chains from susceptible threats. Speakers also shared their insights on the technological challenges facing supply chains.
  • POC hosted two events on CMMC in 2020 – the CMMC Forum in June and the Fall 2020 CMMC Forum in November - to provide audience the latest updates on the cybersecurity certification process, including information on the program’s timeline and the CMMC Accreditation Body.
  • The 2021 CMMC Forum gave the audience an overview of the program rollout, the top priorities for the board and latest developments and changes. Speakers also discussed the importance of cyber hygiene and clean data, CMMC’s impact on the defense industrial base and how the program would develop in the future.
  • The Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 virtual event in June 2020 enabled government and industry leaders to share their views on the role of public-private collaboration, the importance of defining the requirements and how coordination at tactical and strategic levels helped them navigate the challenges of the pandemic from an unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment to plant closures and other issues.

Notable POC Supply Chain Event Speakers

  • John Polowczyk

    is a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who led the supply chain task force for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He previously served as vice director for logistics, J4 with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • Katie Arrington

    is chief information security officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
  • Karlton Johnson

    is chairman of the board of directors for the CMMC Accreditation Body and serves as CEO of Delaine Strategy Group. He is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who previously served as chief information officer for Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq.
  • Kristen Baldwin

    served as deputy director for strategic technology protection and exploitation within the office of the under secretary of defense for research and engineering.
  • Brian Fitzpatrick

    serves as chief growth officer at Advanced Technology International. He previously worked at LMI as chief growth officer and interim president and CEO

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The Potomac Officers Club hosts between 12 and 18 events each year to bring together GovCon executives and talk about technology and business trends for the benefit of its exclusive members.
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