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  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Time: 7:30AM - 12:10PM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Registration Now Open

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is at a turning point.

Over the last several years, The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have been laying the foundation for CDM, providing agencies with the tools and processes to gain visibility into their IT environments and to understand the risks they face.

In the coming year, DHS and GSA will be working with agencies to develop more advanced capabilities. The second phase, already underway, is focused on managing employee access and privileges and security-related behaviors, while the third phase will address boundary protection, event management and incident response. However, such tools, while necessary, are not sufficient. 

Register now for this event where federal cyber experts will discuss how CDM itself can serve as a foundation for an agency’s broader cybersecurity strategy—not only strengthening its cybersecurity measures but also positioning an agency to adapt and respond as cyber threats evolve.

Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • An update on the evolution of the CDM program
  • Best practices in identity credential and access management
  • Emerging trends in security-related behavior management
  • Strategies for reducing the attack surface of an agency’s network
  • The value of an “as a service” approach to cybersecurity

Featured Speakers:

  • Kevin Cox
  • CDM Program Manager, DHS
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    Kevin Cox is the Program Manager for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. In this position, Mr. Cox leads the effort working collaboratively with federal agencies to deploy cybersecurity solutions to identify agency networks and assets and protect them and agency data in real time against the growing cybersecurity threats. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Cox served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Department of Justice, where he oversaw the organization’s cybersecurity continuous monitoring capabilities and the security posture dashboard. Mr. Cox holds M.A. degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Chicago.

  • Jim Piché
  • Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, General Services Administration
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    Jim Piché is FEDSIM's Homeland Sector Director and is responsible for the management and administration of FEDSIM's Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Professional Services Projects at DHS and its component agencies. Most notably, the FEDSIM and DHS partnership for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) as a means to offer state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools and services to government networks. Jim's Sector also supports DHS' Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services, & Support (SENS3) and the Technology Integration Program (TIP) at St. Elizabeth’s campus – the future home of DHS.

    Prior to his assignment at FEDSIM, Mr. Piché was the Customer Service Director for Navy ERP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • Dominic Sale (Invited)
  • Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A), Office of GovernmentwidePolicy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA)
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    Dominic Sale is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A) within the Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) at the General Services Administration (GSA). In this role, Dominic leads a team that helps Federal IT Executives navigate the complexities of the Federal IT landscape – so they can focus on the mission.

    Dominic regularly partners with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to drive change in the Federal government in critical areas such as cyber security, digital government and IT infrastructure. Mr. Sale manages a portfolio of programs ranging from the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) and the DotGov domain management, to IT accessibility guidance and tools and data center optimization. With a 20year career focused on Federal IT management, Dominic has experience in strategic planning, performance management, process reengineering, and cyber security modernization. He leads a team of technical experts who regularly advise senior government leaders and policymakers on the most pressing IT policy issues, foster interagency communication and coordination, and identify and support activities and new ideas to improve the quality and timeliness of Federal IT service delivery.

    Before joining GSA, Dominic spent six years at OMB’s Office of EGovernment and Information Technology, most recently as Chief of Data Analytics and Reporting for the Federal Chief Information Officer. Dominic led OMB’s efforts to improve insights into Federal IT by addressing data quality and timeliness, and bringing to bear analytical talents and tools. Throughout his career there, Dominic has guided the implementation of several high profile transformation initiatives, including the IT Dashboard, Recovery.gov, USAspending.gov, and Business USA.

    Prior to Federal service, Mr. Sale worked in the private sector at BAE Systems and BearingPoint, where he managed enterprise architecture, capital planning and security initiatives at the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Census Bureau. He has worked on a wide variety of federal issues at a number of agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Park Service.

7:30 - 8:15AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:20AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:20 - 8:50AM
Session 1: CDM: Raising the Bar on Cybersecurity
Kevin Cox
CDM Program Manager, DHS
8:50 - 9:20AM
Session 2: Acquisition Strategies: What’s New in CDM Phase 3
Jim Piché
Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, GSA
9:20 - 9:35AM
Session 3: Technology Insights I
Steve Caimi
Industry Solutions Specialist, Cisco
9:35 - 9:50AM
Session 4: Technology Insights II
9:50 - 10:10AM
Networking Break
10:10 - 10:40AM
Session 5
Dominic Sale (Invited)
Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A), Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration
10:40 - 10:55AM
Session 6: Technology Insight Session III
10:55 - 11:10AM
Session 7: Technology Insights IV
11:10 - 11:40AM
Session 8
Rod Turk
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
11:40AM - 12:10PM
Session 9
Closing Remarks

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.

CPE Credits are available for the Event: Face-to-Face Cybersecurity: CDM, Pushing the Boundaries of Cybersecurity.

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

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

1105 Media PSMG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.learningmarket.org

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