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  • Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • Time: 7:30 - 11:30AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Thank you for Attending!

The September 2013 launch of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, a joint effort of the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration, was a landmark event in federal cybersecurity. CDM is designed to provide agencies with tools and services they need to identify and address risks to essential systems.

Attendees saw keynote speaker, John Streufert, the Director of Federal Network Resilience at the Department of Homeland Security, share insights about how agencies can fully leverage the CDM program to boost the security of their enterprises.

Attendees heard from these subject-matter experts:

  • Chris Dorobek
  • Founder, Editor and Publisher, DorobekINSIDER
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    Christopher J. Dorobek is the founder, editor and publisher of the DorobekINSIDER, a blog and audio program that focusing on the business of government. The DorobekINSIDER is now part of GovLoop, the knowledge network for government.

    He is an award winning journalist and thought leader. In 2008, his editorials in Federal Computer Week were recognized with the ASBPE national editorial award, and in 2010, he was awarded Federal Computer Week’s prestigious Federal 100 Award — the first working journalist win that award in its more than 20 year history. Most recently, Dorobek served as the anchor of Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s afternoon drive program, the DorobekINSIDER. He also served as the Internet evangelist for Federal News Radio’s Web site, FederalNewsRadio.com. Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with nearly two decades of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

    Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006.Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He also written for AFCEA’s Signal magazine. And he is a regular moderator for events.

    He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

  • Tim Erlin
  • Director, Product Management, Security and IT Risk Strategist, Tripwire
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    Tim Erlin is a Director of Product Management at Tripwire, responsible for the Vulnerability Management product line, including IP360 and PureCloud. In his 12 year tenure at nCircle, prior to acquisition by Tripwire, he grew the vulnerability management business from a handful of customers to more than 5000, including global expansion. Erlin also managed nCircle's policy compliance and reporting products. Erlin's background as a Sales Engineer has provided a solid grounding in the realities of the market, allowing him to be an effective leader and product manager across a variety of products. His career in information technology began with project management, customer service, as well as systems and network administration.

    Erlin is actively involved in the information security community. His contributions include blogging, podcasts, press, speaking and television.

  • Kristen Knapper
  • Director, Civilian Sector, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, General Services Administration
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    Ms. Kristen Knapper is the Civilian Sector Director for the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM). FEDSIM is an organization with the General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, under the Assisted Acquisition Services. FEDSIM is a government leader in acquisition, project management, and system integration services. Ms. Knapper heads up a Sector led by 5 Group Managers with teams of certified project managers and contract specialists providing life cycle acquisition support services to various Federal Civilian Departments and Agencies.

    Prior to her current position, Ms. Knapper served as a Civilian Group and Air Force Group Manager in FEDSIM where she oversaw several portfolios including the United States Department of Homeland Security, US Air Force Joint Strike Fighter PMO, US Air Force Modeling and Simulation Agency, Office of Management and Budget, General Services Administration and Financial Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) among several others. She also served as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Ms. Knapper was responsible for contractual and financial administration for various task orders supporting such Government Clients as the Federal Aviation Administration, Defense NOTAMS office, Executive Office of the President, OMB and FDIC.

    Ms. Knapper began her Federal career in 1989 as a Department of the Army Supply Intern assigned to the Information Systems Management Activity (ISMA) at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. She has since served in several Logistics Management and Project Management positions within the Department of the Army and General Services Administration, notably 7 years with Pentagon Renovation, PM IM&T as the team lead for the Pentagon Consolidated Technical Control Facility and the Network Systems Management Center.

    She has a BS in Business Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Ms. Knapper is a graduate of The Defense Systems Management College Advanced Program Management Course and holds a PMP certification from PMI. She is also a 2012 ACT/IAC Fellow.


  • Tonya Manning
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Labor
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    Ms. Tonya J. Manning has more than 19 years of Information Technology (IT) Security experience developing and managing IT Security programs for the federal government. As the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Director of Information Assurance and Chief Information Security Officer , she has been recognized as the catalyst for the successful incorporation of significant security measures to safeguard the Department’s most critical information systems. Under her leadership, the Department has implemented an Enterprise Risk Management program, as well as, a Continuous Monitoring program, that automates Departmental security monitoring processes and procedures, enabling the Department to proactively prioritize and address cyber security threats and manage risks in a real-time manner. To further enhance its Continuous Monitoring program, the DOL has begun the deployment of additional security monitoring tools provided through its partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration’s Continuous Diagnostic & Mitigation program. Among other enterprise cyber security initiatives, Ms. Manning is also implementing the Department’s Identity and Access Management program, enabling the Department to enhance security, increase productivity, and protect the DOL information and information systems.

    Ms. Manning’s track record of program improvement is based on her philosophy of fostering collaborative working relationships among diverse organizational components. She also promotes the Department’s commitment to change as information technology continues to evolve. Relying upon a unique blend of creative and operational strengths, Ms. Manning has achieved inspiring career successes and has been recognized for her commendable efforts. Under her leadership, the DOL’s IT Security program was recognized as a Government Computer News Promising Best Practice. Ms. Manning is also the recipient of the prestigious Federal 100 Award and was recognized by the (ISC)2 Advisory Board for her significant contributions to the enhancement of government IT security workforce programs.

    Ms. Manning received her Bachelor of Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She is a native of North Carolina and resides in Maryland, with her husband and two children.

  • John Streufert
  • Director, Federal Network Resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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    As the Director of the Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Mr. Streufert leads DHS efforts to boost the security, resilience, and reliability of the nation’s IT and communications infrastructure.

    FNR has implemented contracts for continuous diagnostics and mitigation to Federal, state and local governments, and for security dashboards to inform and prioritize cyber risk assessments across the Federal Government.

    Previously, Mr. Streufert served as the Department of State’s Chief Information Security Officer and the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Security.

    Mr. Streufert also worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he held several positions, including acting Chief Information Officer. He has also worked with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Navy.

    Mr. Streufert earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University.

7:30 - 8:30AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 8:40AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Dorobek [Executive Host]
Publisher and Editor, DorobekInsider
8:40 - 9:20AM
CDM Essentials: Realizing Measurable Cybersecurity Results
John Streufert
Director of Federal Network Resilience, Department of Homeland Security
9:20 - 10:00AM
CDM Essentials: Developing a Cost-Efficient Acquisition Strategy
Kristen Knapper
Director, Civilian Sector, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, General Services Administration
10:00 - 10:20AM
Networking Break
10:20 - 10:40AM
Technology Insights Briefing: Evolving Tools and Tactics for Continuous Monitoring
Tim Erlin
Director, Product Management, Security and IT Risk Strategist, Tripwire
10:40 - 11:20AM
Implementing CDM: An Agency Perspective
Tonya Manning
Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Labor
11:20 - 11:30AM
Closing Remarks
Chris Dorobek [Executive Host]
Publisher and Editor, DorobekInsider

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

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