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HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 25, 2014
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Retired Army G-6 Addresses Chapter

The chapter was proud to present Lt. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Ret.), as its guest speaker in March. Gen. Cuviello has 38 years of experience in Operational Cyber, C4, and Information Technology roles. He was the chief information officer/G-6 of the U.S. Army with a $5.6 billion annual information technology budget. Gen. Cuviello has since worked with Lockheed Martin in numerous senior positions starting after retirement in 2003. He is now the lead client partner of the Deloittte and Touche Consulting LLP and is based in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the defense segment. Gen. Cuviello started off the luncheon by stating that if itís bit and bytes, itís cyber. He made a comparison between cyber and logistics from a project management (PM) perspective, to say that they are both often an afterthought. He furthered the discussion by stating that cyber is often not part of the processes/requirements development cycle, and it is not built in. The general said he would push for a cyber KPP (key performance parameters) requirement for Defense Department PM. He further detailed that 30 percent of weapon cost is initial PM work and 70 percent is sustainment. If the KPP succeeds, the result will be more money going to cyber. Building cyber into the weapon system can reduce the sustainment costs of the system. He further stated cyber must be built into the process. Gen. Cuviello also addressed the upcoming changes to the Defense Department certification and accreditation process. The NIST Risk Management Framework, which employs continuous monitoring and is a different way of looking at cyber in the information technology world, will soon be a reality in the Defense Department. Gen. Cuviello then discussed the reason enterprise resource planning applications do not work. The problem is that the people are first and the process is second. He presented the example of a division that does not want to adapt to the process and due their influence the process is modified. This has to change, Gen. Cuviello stated. Gen. Cuviello then stated that technology could enable the change.

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Lt. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Ret.), speaks to the chapter in March.
Lt. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Ret.), speaks to the chapter in March.
Michael Schexnayder (r), chapter president, presents Gen. Cuviello with a gift to his preferred charity in recognition of his presentation to the chapter in March.
Michael Schexnayder (r), chapter president, presents Gen. Cuviello with a gift to his preferred charity in recognition of his presentation to the chapter in March.

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