Katie Arrington is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment at the Department of Defense CISO(A&S) and current owner of LD Innovations LLC.
Katie led the team who created the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and is currently leading efforts that will help to ensure a robust Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), establish Defense Industrial Base Security and Resilience
Before assuming her position in OUSD(A&S), Katie has an extensive career as a legislator and senior cyber executive. Katie was a candidate for South Carolina US House of Representative 2018, 2022 and a South Carolina State Representative for 2 terms. She has substantial experience and capabilities in cyber strategy, policy, enablement and implementation across a wide range of domains, including DoD, Federal, Healthcare and State. She acquired her experience in cyber over the past 17 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, Centuria Corporation and Dispersive Networks.