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DoD Cyber Requirements and Directives

Cristina Ledezma - Raytheon

Apr 25, 2018

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The field of cyber engineering is relatively new as compared to other engineering disciplines such as software, mechanical, and systems. However, as we consistently hear and read about, cyber has rapidly become all-encompassing for every industry, including the Department of Defense. Specifically for DoD and weapons systems, the application of cyber engineering and cyber solutions must account for the entirety of the system life cycle. This requires a cyber test and evaluation strategy be defined from the start of a program and applied throughout the system life cycle, or system “V”. This presentation will discuss the cyber requirements and directives as levied by the Department of Defense and how this affects program test and evaluation strategies and implementation across DoD programs.

About the Speaker

Cristina was born in Germany, raised in Louisiana, and transplanted to Indiana.  She has worked in multiple roles and industries during her career including software development and test in both the automotive and defense industries. She is currently a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer with Raytheon Information, Intelligence, and Services (IIS). Cristina received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University. She has also received her Masters in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Cristina is married and has three children.

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