Cyber Standards Committee

The Cyber Standards Committee is chartered within NDIA for the development of standards being identified, developed, and implemented as part of the cyber protections being put in place by the federal government. Forum for discussions to provide information and comments on cybersecurity technical controls associated with NIST, ISO, FedRAMP & Technology specific standards supporting domestic and international cybersecurity best practices, mitigations, & operations. 


Ian Schmertzler, Dispel --

Ian is the President and one of the founders of Dispel, a 9-year old company that builds managed attribution communications systems and, in the civilian sector, remote access
systems for operational technology. Outside of his day job, Ian is the Vice President of the NDIA's NY-CT Chapter; a Principal Investigator for Dispel on two projects at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence; a member of the NATO NIAG Study Group of Zero Trust Architecture for Federated Environments; and a Member of the CISA IT Sector Coordinating Council. Ian served as a PI for Dispel on NIST SP 1800-10, and was part of the working group for the Organization for Machine Automation and Control "Security Considerations for Remote Access" publication.

Saundra Throneberry, Lockheed Martin --

Saundra Throneberry serves as the Lockheed Martin (LM) Principal Advisor for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) supporting the protection of Industry and Government Unclassified Information & Cyber Threat Information Sharing/Collaboration. Interfaces include the DoD DIB Cyber Security Program sponsored by the DoD Secretary of Defense & DOD CIO, DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and the DHS CISA & JCDC Programs. As part of the DIB external landscape she monitors and provides analysis related to domestic and international cybersecurity rules, regulations, legislation, memorandums, & directives. Saundra serves as the Lead for the National Defense and Information Sharing & Analysis (ND-ISAC) Cybersecurity Policy, Standards, & Regulation Working Group. Saundra in the past has served as the LM Director of Corporate Incident Response, Security Testing, and Security Risk Assessment. Saundra has received two LM Pinnacle Awards, the Society of Women Engineers Woman Engineer of the Year Award, and the Society of Professional Engineers Certificate of Excellence.