Chris Buthe

Chris is currently responsible for the management of CMTC’s Cyber Physical Security Services initiative. Using CMTC’s partnership model, Chris has helped develop a Cybersecurity public private partnership that includes the California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GoBiz), the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), California based Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection, the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA),and MITRE.

CMTC is a central contributor to the California Advanced Supply Chain Analysis and Diversification Effort (CASCADE), which focuses on Cybersecurity in DoD suppliers.

Utilizing expertise from the NIST Laboratories, Chris applies the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST Standards to the security and regulatory challenges facing Small to Mid-Sized Manufacturers. In 2014-2015, Chris led the NIST Transportation MTAC that spanned the Defense, Automotive, and Aerospace sectors. Prior to joining CMTC in 2014, Chris had over 30 years of experience in contract management, integrated product teams, strategic alignment, risk management, and business continuity.
He also enjoyed volunteer work for the Employer’s Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR).

Chris earned a B.A. from UCLA, and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Chris benefits from Defense Acquisition University continuous learning in Cybersecurity, Acquisition, and DoD contracting. Chris participated in a two-year joint program of MIT’s Lean Advancement Initiative, PMI and INCOSE that resulted in the “Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs”. He is also a member of ASQ, NDIA, and ESGR.