The Cyber Community of Change
Jim Craft, DoD
Sean Kelley, EPA
Victor Valdez, SEC
The Cyber Community of Change (Cyber CoC) is established by the Senior Executives Association (SEA) and is led by SEA members. The Cyber CoC, within the limits of this Charter, and under the supervision of the SEA Board of Directors, works collaboratively with SEA members and key stakeholders to develop programs and policies that improve the overall effectiveness of senior executives and other leaders within the Federal government.
The Cyber CoC is designed to be a secure platform from which SEA members and key stakeholders are able to effectively collaborate. The overall goal is to create an environment where SEA members and stakeholders are confident that their opinions are valued and will be included as part of the overall SEA Strategic Plan.
SEA members who participate in the Cyber CoC will do so in his or her individual, non-official capacity, not while on duty, unless otherwise authorized by his or her employing agency. None of the reports, studies or other work products of the CoC are to be viewed as official SEA documents until approved by the SEA Board of Directors.
The CoC will develop a Cyber Handbook for Senior Career Leaders that defines how cyber should be used to advance mission accomplishment, assists leaders who face a cyber-breach, and creates a guide to cyber regulations, tools and regulations.
Provide a forum where SEA members and key SEA stakeholders can network and engage with one another professionally.
Inform the SEA Board of Directors about important policy issues affecting the cyber community.
Provide a platform from which SEA members can learn about cyber practices and programs that will enable members to be more effective in their jobs and careers.
Produce reports, studies, and other products that are educational for SEA members and help inform SEA’s Strategic Direction.
Develop a long-term strategy that sustains the activities of the Cyber CoC.
Cyber CoC Leadership & Membership & Structure
The Cyber CoC will be co-chaired by two SEA members, one of whom must be a current career SES. The SEA Board of Directors will make the initial appointments of CoP co-chairs, who will serve 2-year terms. Following these initial appointments, the membership of the CoC will vote at the SEA Annual Conference for new chairs on a biannual basis.
The co-chairs are encouraged to seek relationships with associations and other groups that share a common vision and mission to the Cyber CoC. The co-chairs will recruit Cyber CoC membership from the following sources:
- SEA Members
- SEA Associate Members
- SEA Rising Leaders
- SEA Corporate Partners
- Cybersecurity Associations & Special Interest Groups
Cyber CoC Meetings and Reporting
The CoC will meet at least quarterly and will provide regular updates to the SEA Board of Directors about activities and progress toward CoC goals. An official Cyber CoC business meeting will be held during the Annual SEA Conference.
Cyber CoC Resources
SEA will provide the CoC with resources to function, including an online collaboration platform that enables members to participate remotely.
The Cyber CoC will operate within the following guidelines:
- The CoC cannot represent official SEA or PDL policy without the prior consent of the SEA Board of Directors.
- The CoC is not authorized to collect, expend or commit SEA resources without the prior consent and knowledge of the SEA President.
- All reports and other work products created by the CoC are non-binding on the SEA until the SEA Board of Directors officially approves those work products.
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