- Manager, Eisner Advisory Group LLC
Jill Lawson is a Manager within EisnerAmper Digital serving as the firms Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Provisional Assessor. She spent seven years in the Marine Corps before serving as a civilian with the Department of Defense (DOD) in various roles including Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 Certified Program Manager with DAWAI Level 2 Certification in Systems Engineering, Testing, and Contracting.
Jill is responsible for building the firm’s knowledge to identify cybersecurity requirements; System Security Plan (SSP) tailored creation and assessments, tailored CMMC and NIST 800-171 policies, procedures, and plans, CMMC assessment readiness, and CMMC mock assessments. She has expertise working with the DOD prime contractors, DOD sub-contractors, DOD suppliers, and companies that are pursuing DOD contracts for the first time.
As a certified DOD Acquisition Program Manager with 20 years of experience, Jill managed multiple DOD Programs ranging from medical kits to armored ground vehicles. She has served at the Marine Corps Systems Command and at Special Operations Forces Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L). She also has experience in creating, implementing, and updating enterprise-wide policies for SOF AT&L. She uses that experience to create implementable business policies that meet contract requirements.
Additionally, Jill has represented SOF AT&L on multiple Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) working groups that shaped the CMMC program. She intricately understands how to advise companies on the current NIST 800-171 and emerging CMMC DOD contract requirements.
Upon retirement from SOF AT&L Jill pursued CMMC certifications to partner with the Defense Industry Base in meeting cybersecurity requirements.
Most recently, Jill published the EisnerAmper Digital Book: Department of Defense (DoD) Releases Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 Interim Rule to Enhance Cybersecurity Hygiene for Government Contractors.