Reports: UVA Official Ty Schieber Named Board Chairman for New DoD Cybersecurity Certification

Ty Schieber, senior director of executive education at the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, has been appointed to lead an independent body that will be responsible for the governance of the Department of Defense cybersecurity maturity model certification, Inside Defense reported Thursday.

Schieber will help select up to 13 members to be part of the CMMC program’s accreditation body.

His corporate career has included positions at Clarity Enterprise Solutions, Dispersive Technologies, QinetiQ North America and Ocean Systems Engineering. He also worked for the U.S. Marine Corps beyween 1987 and 1998.

The Pentagon is set to roll out its certification program this month in a push to ensure industry compliance with the Pentagon’s cybersecurity framework and protect the defense supply chain.

FCW reported Thursday that Lt. Gen. Mike Andrews, a department spokesman, said that defense industry, cybersecurity and academic professionals will comprise the governing body. Andrews told the publication that DoD will require contractors to have a CMMC certificate upon award of a contract.

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