2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Edna M. Conway

Name: Edna M. Conway
Title: Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain
Agency/Company: Cisco Systems

Securing the supply chain. Conway oversees the security of Cisco’s global supply chain of more than 75,000 partners — and partnership is one of her defining qualities. In 2016, she collaborated with U.S. military services, intelligence and energy agencies, and the General Services Administration on a rigorous approach to security and resilience across the government’s supply chain and its commercial IT suppliers. Conway’s contributions and insight helped shape regulations, guidance and standards for value chain security. Thanks to her involvement, the government’s attitude toward security, risk and compliance is shifting from limiting damage to achieving operational and business excellence.

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