March 5, 2019 — Federal cloud security expert Martin Rieger joins Penguin Computing, a leading provider of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), enterprise data center and cloud solutions, as Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM), helping to expand the cyber security and risk management capabilities Penguin Computing is able to bring to its government clients.
In his role as ISSM, Rieger will establish National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) based policies, procedures and security plans for a purpose-built, government version of the Penguin Computing On Demand (POD) high-performance computing (HPC) via cloud solution. Penguin Computing chose a seasoned ISSM because of the company’s commitment to quickly and correctly building a security program to meet the federal government’s highest bar for cloud accreditation, known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Formerly serving as a Director for multiple Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAO’s) and the ISSM for both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force’s Surgeon General, Rieger brings decades of experience and expertise consulting, preparing and shaping strategy around federal cloud security programs to ensure all federal information, assets and technologies are adequately protected and meet FedRAMP compliance requirements. He is based in Washington D.C. and will report to Sid Mair, Senior Vice President of Federal Systems.
Rieger will continue to build upon success of the Penguin Computing federal systems group, which helps to address federal, state, and local agencies with a growing need for Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, advanced simulation and computing, mission-critical research and engineering projects. Through this work, Penguin Computing has designed and built nine supercomputers that were ranked in the TOP500 List. All nine supercomputers are built on the Tundra Extreme Scale computing platform using Open Compute Project (OCP) specifications and are deployed in U.S. national labs as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Commodity Technology Systems-1 (CTS-1) contract.
Source: Penguin Computing