DynCorp International senior director of industrial security, Cheryl Stone, has been selected to serve on the Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS) National Membership Committee. Stone has been a member of the association since 2008.
“I am honored to serve on the NCMS National Membership Committee. I initially joined NCMS to network with and learn from other security professionals. NCMS has also provided me with the opportunity to discuss industry security issues, learn about best industry practices and share ideas and programmatic guidance. I look forward to continuing my partnership with this premier organization,” said Stone.
NCMS is comprised of more than 5,000 members in the areas of industrial security management and security leadership. It is recognized as the preeminent organization regarding classification management, information security, personnel security, computer security, operations security (OPSEC), facility security and technology security.
The society also offers courses, seminars and workshops for professional development in the management of both classified and unclassified/sensitive information. Other benefits of membership include:
- demonstrated and certified education;
- access to resources on both the local and national levels for answers to questions and for advice when problems occur;
- association with audit personnel on a professional, non-adversarial basis;
- cross-pollination of ideas and programs between government and industry and between government agencies.
The Society is repeatedly called upon to provide input to deliberations of Congressional committees and executive branch panels and commissions, to comment on proposed policy and procedural changes, and to assist in the development of the regulatory documents and standards.
About Cheryl Stone
Stone is currently senior director of industrial security at DynCorp International. In this role, Stone directs the worldwide National Industrial Security Program for the Company, overseeing a team of more than 30 DI security management personnel. Her responsibilities include improving the effectiveness of DI’s industrial security and information security programs by implementing uniform, consistent and cost effective security procedures while working in support of DI’s customers on all aspects of industrial security.
Before joining DI, Stone served as associate administrator for defense nuclear security at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy. At NNSA, she managed a $750M security budget for nine U.S. nuclear weapon facilities and laboratories. Stone led technical, operational and administrative security encompassing all facets of security as well as protective force, nuclear materials control and accountability and technical security programs.
Prior to NNSA, Stone was the deputy director for security at the Department of Commerce where she led a 146 member security organization and oversaw security for seven regional offices and more than 600 facilities, both international and domestic.
In her 28 years as a federal employee, Stone has also served with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Navy. Stone has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and a Master’s degree in security management.