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Software Special Interest Group  

MITRE Corporation
7515 Colshire Drive,
Building 2
McLean, Virginia

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Jul 25    5:30 pm - 7:15 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Aligning Corporate Governance with 
IT Governance and Why Should I Care?

Presented by Ms. Louise Peabody, CPA, CRMA, PMP

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:30 – 6:00 PM Networking & Pizza

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Evening Program

7:00 – 7:15 PM – Special Announcements

*There is no cost to attend at McLean or Silver Spring


IT Risk Management requires an integrated approach to governance and involvement and commitment beyond the IT department.


Stakeholders across an organization often have differing perceptions regarding the roles, responsibilities, and the key components for effective governance. Our program will present strategies and discussions to better align those charged with designing, developing and overseeing governance with IT professionals balancing compliance and program requirements with their day-to-day operational pressures. The session will help you:

·              Better understand board members’, executives’, and audits’ roles

·              Recognize and address some common communication challenges

·              Consider Frameworks for Governance, Risk Management and Cybersecurity such as COSO, NIST, Center for Internet Security, etc.

·              Improve skills for managing both upwards and downwards

·              Understand increased governance risks for global or highly decentralized organization

This session will also help you understand and communicate:

·              What is Corporate Governance?

·              What is IT Governance?

·              How to help Executive Leadership understand IT Governance

·              How to help IT Professionals value and manage Governance Programs

·              Current challenges including globalization and geographically disbursed workforces

·              Costs of Compliance – risk vs. reward

Louise Peabody has over 30 years of experience providing advisory, accounting and IT services in She fosters an integrated approach to governance helping directors, executives and employees understand and participate in achieving organizational objectives. Louise is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  She is a Board Member for the STEM for Her Foundation overseeing Program Development. Her background provides a unique mix of experience addressing financial, operational, IT and compliance challenges in the Washington DC area.  She is a former partner at CohnReznick LLP where she recently focused on clients’ risk management and compliance needs. Louise has extensive experience consulting with emerging and complex businesses, not-for-profits and government agencies advising on implementation and sustainment of governance and internal controls programs.

July flyer here.

MITRE Parking Pass here.

Locations and Registration


The presenter will be at the MITRE-2 location with presentation remote dial-in available to the out of region participants:

MITRE Corporation

MITRE-2 Building, Room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102


Host: Dave Morse, Cell: 808-226-2222

MITRE Corporation

Room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724


Host: Aaron Dagen, Desk Phone: 732-578-6301

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993

Host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976


                 Registration Webpage: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/116740


Join online meeting: https://asq509.webex.com/asq509/j.php?MTID=m0a010c24d11fa032bb527bf80e1a7c75


Meeting number

801 837 070

Meeting password


Join by Phone:  1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)


Access Code:  801 837 070


You must register by noon on Monday, July 24, 2017. If you cannot attend at one of our physical locations, simply select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 5 business days for registration before the meeting.


For registration problems or further information contact Rhonda Farrell at:

 [email protected] or 831-419-4585


Software SIG Chairpersons: Rhonda Farrell (ASQ 509), Kristine Hejna (ASQ 511).


Software SIG Committee:

Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Farzad Aidun, Aaron Dagen, James L. de la Houssaye, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson, Mary E. Lewis, David Morse, Maryam Rahmani, James M. Simpson.


Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509) & Northern Virginia Section (511) Software Special Interest Group (SW SIG). Members of the ASQ SW SIG include software quality professionals, software engineers, and others interested in applying quality principles to the field of software development.  See our web page: https://asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/2499/pid/2499.  We meet every month in person, via remote dial-in, or through our MITRE-sponsored VTC sessions.


Additional Sponsors include the IEEE Women in Engineering NOVA group. More information can be found at: http://sites.ieee.org/nova-wie/