Wednesday, September 16, 2015

USMA 73 Grad Nominated for Service to America Award.

A USMA graduate, Ron Ross (73), has been nominated for a Sammie Award. This is award is named for Samuel J. Heyman and is the Service to America Medal awarded annually to highlight excellence in our federal workforce and inspire other talented and dedicated
individuals to go into public service.
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Ron Ross, a fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a preeminent leader in helping the government better secure its information systems. He developed the first set of unified information security standards and guidelines for all federal agencies, and most recently helped establish the government-wide program for cloud security assessment and authorization.

“Ron Ross has played a critical role in ensuring a higher level of protection for federal information systems, and has significantly strengthened critical infrastructures and created a more secure nation,” said Matt Scholl, chief of NIST’s computer security division. “His risk management framework is fundamentally changing the way federal agencies protect information and information systems, and is reducing the vulnerability of the U.S. critical infrastructures to cyberattacks.”

You can read more about the award, the other nominees, and Ron's work in the area of cyber security on behalf of our country.

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