Heermann earns CISSM Award

Heermann earns CISSM AwardRear Adm. Scott Dillon, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, surprises Mary Heermann with a Mark Kolstoe Command ISSM Award during a Jan. 16 cybersecurity meeting at China Lake — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

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By STACIE LAWRENCE

NAWCWD Public Affairs

Mary Heermann, an information systems security officer at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, was honored with a Mark Kolstoe Command Information Systems Security Manager Award during a ceremony Jan. 16 at China Lake.

The award, named in honor of a former CISSM at NAWCWD, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding achievements or contributions to the field of cybersecurity.

“We spend a lot of time talking about getting products developed faster and out to the fleet,” said Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, NAWCWD commander and guest speaker.

“Our cybersecurity workforce is a perfect example of the people who ensure that we’re not cutting corners because doing the work that you do is as important as anything we do here at NAWCWD to ensure that products get delivered to the fleet on time.”

Heermann currently supports the Software and Mission Systems Integration Department (4.9) and was instrumental to obtaining authorization for the Secure Campus Wireless Local Area Network tablets in addition to her work with the Multi-Object Brokered Wireless Fidelity Hub, which meets a growing demand from the warfighter, according to her nomination.

“Mary has a rare skill in her ability to find and address cyber requirements for new technologies and is considered a trail blazer with a keen ability to document and train others,” her nomination read.

“In addition to her efforts on SCWLAN and MOBHub, Mary has authored many documents for the 4.9 department, provided extensive input on the cybersecurity workforce ISSO training effort and developed the Access Management Policy that is being adopted by the command.”

Story First Published: 2019-03-08