Representatives from 11 companies joined federal and local officials in a partner signing ceremony at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. From L-R: Pat Gallagher (NIST), Brig Lambert (Venafi), John Conners (Vanguard Integrity Professionals), Governor Martin O'Malley (Md.), County Executive Isiah Leggett, Vernon Lee (Microsoft), U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)Tom Gann (McAfee), Gigi Schumm (Symantec), Dave Patterson (Intel Federal), Hemma Prafullchandra (HyTrust), Bill Cull (Splunk), Michael Brown (RSA Federal Business), Ned Miller (Hewlett-Packard), Gen. Keith Alexander (NSA), and Gregory Akers (Cisco Systems). Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor.
Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, Governor Martin O'Malley, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, joined the NCCoE and our colleagues for the inaugural signing of National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnerships (NCEP). Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, served as master of ceremonies for the event.
NCEP is a formal mechanism for partnering with the NCCoE in which a company contributes hardware and software components and shares best cybersecurity practices and personnel with the center to address cybersecurity threats. Eleven companies were celebrated as NCEP participants.
The following individuals participated in the signing ceremony on behalf of their companies:
We extend a warm welcome to our new partners, and thank Senator Mikulski, Governor O’Malley, General Alexander and Executive Leggett for honoring us with their participation yesterday, and for their ongoing support of our work.