The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government-wide plan to secure cloud products and services, is almost a decade old. It is still evolving, however. Early in 2021, the House of Representative passed a bill that would have codified a number of its provisions into law, standardizing its processes for agencies to on-ramp cloud computing technologies. To date, the Senate has not acted on the bill. At the same time, alongside FedRAMP, the Defense Department is pushing out its own security standards for suppliers, which is, in turn, seeing expanding use in civilian IT contracts.

FedRAMP remains an important part of the federal government’s “Cloud Smart” policy for agencies, as hundreds of cloud projects have been authorized by the program. As it moves into its second decade, federal policy makers and technologists look to keep FedRAMP up with ever-advancing IT and security concerns.

This summit will examine the new policy developments, challenges agencies still face in reusing authorizations, and efforts to pass legislation to put FedRAMP requirements into law. It will also look at constantly evolving security landscape, the variety of cloud deployment models and the challenges agencies face to secure the data in them.

Attendees will come away with a better understanding of:

  • How the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program will work with FedRAMP
  • What the transition for FedRAMP to National Institute for Standards and Technology’s SP 800-53 Rev5 -- which catalogs security and privacy controls--means for federal agencies and suppliers.
  • How state and local governments are assessing using FedRAMP
  • The current status of moves to automate the authorization process through the General Services Administration using standardized machine-readable language (Open Security Controls Assessment Language --OSCAL) and a Web Services API.
  • Lessons COVID 19 and the SolarWinds hack have taught as agencies accelerated their move to cloud and amplified the need for increased security
  • How agencies are using FedRAMP to speed digital transformation





  • Uptake
  • Acquia
  • Red Hat
  • Okta
  • Splunk
  • ServiceNow
  • Boomi
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • AvePoint


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Building on Success: A Look at FedRAMP’s New Initiatives
  • Brian Conrad Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity GSA
  • Kevin Cochrane* SVP, Product Marketing Acquia
    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:55 AM - 10:35 AM Panel: Enabling Digital Transformation with FedRAMP
  • Victoria Yan Pillitteri Acting Manager, Security Engineering and Risk Management
    Computer Security Division
  • G. Nagesh Rao Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security US Department of Commerce
  • Cynthia Schultz Cybersecurity Federal Auditor Uptake
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Executive Insights: Leveraging Data & Security Analytics
  • Judy Baltensperger Project Manager, CDM Dashboard Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Juliana Vida GVP, Chief Strategic Advisor - Public Sector Splunk
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM NGA’s Journey to Multi-Cloud
  • Eric Sanders Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Office
    Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Strategy & Management
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM Microsoft 365 and Teams: Real World Security + Adoption
  • Jay Leask Director, Strategic Accounts and Solutions AvePoint
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Break
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM Panel: How NIST’s OSCAL Can Help Automate and Reduce Risk for FedRAMP users
  • Joseph Flynn CTO, Public Sector Boomi
  • Dr. Michaela Iorga Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing NIST
  • Paul Wand Cybersecurity Visualization Engineer National Renewal Energy Laboratory
12:55 PM - 1:25 PM Executive Insights: FedRAMP and IT Modernization
1:25 PM - 1:45 PM A CSP’s view on the Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity and how it relates to FedRAMP
  • Mike Rohde Deputy Chief Information Security Officer – Federal, Office of the CISO ServiceNow
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM Break
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM Executive Insights: The Value of Automation
  • Shane M. Barney Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology USCIS, DHS
  • Raj Parameswaran President, Information Technology Maximus Federal
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM Investing in FedRAMP: An Industry Perspective on Securing the U.S. Government
  • Ryan Gillis Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy Palo Alto Networks
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM How FedRAMP Plans to Keep Up with Agile Development
3:15 PM Closing Remarks



Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW | Washington, DC 20005


The Metro Center Station (red/blue/orange/silver lines) is .1 miles from the hotel and in walking distance.


Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 12th Street.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 5

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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FedRAMP Summit

DATE: August 18, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]