John Simms

John Simms

Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program

DHS

John Simms is an information security executive with over 20 years of information technology and security experience. John currently serves as the Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program. Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, John served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and a Senior Advisor to the CISO at the U.S. Department of State.

While serving as the FDA CISO, John was responsible for the FDA Information Security Program which consisted of security operations and compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), 2002. John brings a unique mix of security operations and compliance experience to the CDM program and DHS, which will leverage CDM to support ongoing authorization of security controls to automate risk management and FISMA compliance for Federal agencies.