May 01, 2015 | Washington: Top leaders from government and industry will convene at the third annual MetricStream Governance, Risk, and Compliance Summit taking place from May 11-13, 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City to discuss the growing threat of cyber-attacks and other imminent risk, cybersecurity, and compliance challenges. Hosted by MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, the MetricStream GRC Summit is the world’s most influential gathering of over 300 federal and industry leaders, CEOs, board directors, policy makers, regulators, experts, and analysts to discuss the strategies and solutions needed to build more compliant, risk-aware and better-governed organizations.

The GRC Summit 2015 theme is 'Maximize Business Performance Through GRC Journey' and event sessions and speakers will equip and empower individuals, organizations, governments, and societies in their journey to:

  • Understand and manage the latest cyber threats facing our organizations and governments
  • Adapt to changing technology interaction paradigms such as mobility, social collaboration, and cloud services
  • Drive adoption across the organization and extended enterprise with a focus on Generation-C users
  • Layer governance, risk management, and compliance across core business processes and functions
  • Contextualize risk and compliance intelligence to help support analysis, strategic decision-making, and performance

“Cyber security is increasingly critical, and time is not always on the government’s side when it comes to complying with mandates like FISMA and OMB A-123,” said French Caldwell, chief evangelist at MetricStream. “As security requirements and standards are implemented to deal with the complexity of cyber risks, federal risk managers, auditors, and security professionals need the most current and relevant knowledge to build sustainable, scaleable, and integrated solutions.”

Day 1 of the event has a dedicated track designed specifically for risk, compliance, audit and IT practitioners in government agencies and federal departments. Notable government and business leaders will participate as speakers and program panelists, including:

  • Anne Neuberger, Chief Risk Officer, National Security Agency
  • Dr. Peter Fonash, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
  • Alma R. Cole, CISSP, EACOE, Vice President of Cyber Security, former CISO for US Customs and Border Patrol
  • Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder of the Security Innovation Network™ (SINET)
  • Joseph E. Schmitz, Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense
  • Thomas H. Stanton, President, Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM)
  • Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications
  • Doug Webster, Former CFO, US Department of Labor and Board member and Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Committee, Pentagon Federal Credit Union
  • David Solomon, Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) at Goldman Sachs
  • David Harris, Global IT Trade Control Focal, The Boeing Company
  • Craig Wilson, Former Director, Intelligence Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense

See the full speaker list at

Representatives from federal and government agencies can avail a special one-day pass for May 11, 2015 at a discounted price of USD $99, or USD $999 to attend all three event days. Learn more and register to attend the GRC Summit 2015 at

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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