Vice President, Government Affairs
Katie Arrington 2

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. As a Senior Executive Leader with demonstrated ability to build relationships and deliver results across multiple sectors including the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, State and Local Government, public sector, private sector, and nonprofit organizations, with one major goal and that is to advance the America First agenda. With Over 25 years of sustained engagement and impact in public service, national security, cybersecurity, technology, economic development, and education, all with a focus of reform, scalability, and sustainability. Proven leader in various roles as a Senior Executive and manager, elected Government official, technical solutions engineer, entrepreneur, and business leader. Unique understanding of how legislation and National policy are promulgated and implemented across the Federal Government, industry, and by our citizens. Recognized change agent responsible for driving transformation within every echelon of government in the areas of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. Keenly adept coalition builder with strong partner networks across government, industry, the American public, and with allied partners to develop the talent, techniques, technology, and tools to advance our common National Security and National Defense interests with policy and legislation.


Ms. Arrington 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.

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