Joe Jarzombek is the former Director for Software Assurance in the National Cyber Security Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He led government inter-agency efforts with industry, academia, and standards organizations to shift the security paradigm away from patch management by addressing security needs in work force education and training, more comprehensive diagnostic capabilities, and security-enhanced development and acquisition practices.
After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Col. in program management, Joe Jarzombek worked in the cyber security industry as vice president for product and process engineering. He served in two software-related positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense prior to accepting his current DHS position. Throughout his career he has actively lead process improvement initiatives, including serving on the CMMI Product Development Team and later on the CMMI Steering Group. He has continued to co-lead efforts to integrate safety and security into integrated Capability Maturity Models (CMMs).