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Near-Peer Competition is Back:
Are We Ready Now and Into the Future
February 6 - 8, 2018  San Diego Convention Center

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Stephanie M. Watt

Chief, Cyber Controls Section, Ecosystem Cyber Line of Business (LOB)
Defense Information Systems Agency


Stephanie M. Watt is the Chief, Cyber Controls
Section for the Defense Information Systems Agency
(DISA) Ecosystem Cyber Line of Business (LOB). She
is responsible for developing and maintaining DISA’s
organizational and system-level cybersecurity
programs which include cybersecurity architecture,
requirements, objectives, policies, cybersecurity
personnel, and cybersecurity processes and
procedures. As lead Subject Matter Expert, Ms. Watt
supports senior executives, division chiefs and other
branch chiefs in developing, integrating and deploying
IT projects and Risk Management Framework (RMF).
She is extensively experienced with Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI), Inspector General (IG) inspections, AT 801(SSAE16) financial audits and Internal Management Control Programs.
Ms. Watt first began her IT career with the United States Air Force in 1997. After serving in Aviano, Italy and Eglin AFB, Florida, she separated from the military but continued to support defense operations as a Secure Network Administrator with Sentel Corporation. In October
2003, she accepted a position with Unisys Corporation as an Information Assurance Officer with DISA, and moved to Prattville, Alabama where she currently resides. Ms. Watt was sworn into federal service with DISA in February, 2005, and has since pioneered successful strategies in
Information Assurance, Enterprise Storage and Backup Administration, UNIX and Database Administration, and Enterprise Tools Management.
Ms. Watt is a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University, and an MBA in Project Management with Capella University. She is married with two daughters, one son, and one grandson.


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