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Featured Speakers:

  • Phil D'Angio
  • VP, HP Enterprise Security Products
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    Phil Dangio is currently the Vice President for HP Enterprise Security Products where he is responsible for the global field team, Security Strategists, & Enablement programs. He previously led VeriSign’s Public Sector Identity & Strong Authentication programs where his team addressed credentialing programs across Federal, State, & Local governments. He moved on from US Public Sector to lead VeriSign’s International Government Programs initiative in 2007. Over his 15 years in the Information Security industry he has contributed to industry initiatives, publications, and program strategies across industry and government.

  • Michael Garcia
  • Deputy Director, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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    Mike is a PhD economist and Federal 100 award winning cybersecurity expert. He currently serves as the Deputy Program Manager to implement the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, working to catalyze a marketplace of innovative online identity solutions through pilot programs, a private sector-led organization developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and early federal adoption of innovative technologies.

    Mike has focused on cyber economics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology since 2011 and was previously with the Department of Homeland Security. He has also worked as a market research manager and software engineer. His dissertation analyzed the conditions that induce firms to invest in preventing data breaches and to report them when they happen.

  • Paul Grassi
  • Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, NSTIC, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce
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    Paul Grassi is the Senior Standards and Technology Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He joined NIST in June, 2014 to advance and accelerate the development and adoption of identity related standards and technologies needed to implement the identity ecosystem envisioned in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

    Mr. Grassi comes to NIST with a broad background of technology and management consulting, and significant experience developing enterprise security strategies and systems, having served a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as domestic and foreign governments. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.

  • Steve LeSueur
  • Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
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    Steve LeSueur provides Washington area businesses with public relations and communications services. He helps companies develop media strategy, writes press announcements and provides outreach to media. He writes and edits white papers, case studies and reports, and helps business executives write articles for publication. Steve also consults on website redesign and writes Web content.

    Steve also serves as a contributing editor for custom media at 1105 Public Sector Media Group, and is a regular moderator of 1105 webcast programs.

    Before starting LeSueur Communications in August 2005, Steve served more than five years as editor of Washington Technology, a business magazine published by 1105 Media, Inc. As editor, Steve directed the magazine’s coverage of companies that provide IT services to federal, state and local governments. This included both the Washington Technology website, which publishes daily stories, blogs and other features, and Washington Technology magazine, which provides in-depth coverage of the major business opportunities, events, legislation, policies and emerging technologies in the government IT market.

    Before joining Washington Technology, Steve covered national security issues and the defense industry for Defense News.

    He holds a master’s degree in history from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and an undergraduate degree in history from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He wrote the award-winning book, “The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri,” published by the University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, and has published numerous articles on Mormon history.

  • Andy Smith
  • Senior Vice President of Enterprise Fraud, Equifax
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    Andy Smith is the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Fraud at Equifax and has been with Equifax since 2011. Andy currently oversees enterprise fraud solution development at Equifax for both private and public sector customers. He previously lead the Analytical team that develops custom fraud models and scoring tools. Prior to joining Equifax, Andy was a Vice President at Capital One in a number of analytical leadership roles covering fraud, credit, and marketing. He has a demonstrated record of accomplishment in all aspects of fraud, credit risk management, consumer financial services, and profit and loss accountability. Andy holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Temple University and an MBA from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.

  • Mary Snavely-Dixon
  • Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense
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    Ms. Dixon currently serves as the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a rapidly growing, high performing, operational support organization, reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). DMDC maintains the central repository of 50 million records for military, civilians, retirees, family members, and selected contractors. It is also the central point in the Department of Defense (DoD) for contract data. DMDC’s four major business lines include: benefits and entitlements, identity management, decision support, and personnel security/assurance. Over 250 employees and 800 on-site contractors (a multi-disciplinary staff ranging from IT to psychometricians and research psychologists and statisticians) work in Monterey, CA, Arlington, VA, or one of three satellite offices in Germany, Korea, SW Asia, and Boyers, PA. Additionally, it supports the operations of over 2000 sites issuing ID cards and over 100 bases using its base access control system around the world, a truly world-wide operation. DMDC’s mission directly impacts the security of DoD’s networks and facilities across the enterprise, identification of potential fraud and abuse, personnel policies and programs, the delivery of the right benefit to the right person at the right time, and most importantly the Department’s goal of a life-time relationship with the entire DoD family.

    From 1998 through 2004, Ms. Dixon served as the Director of the DoD Access Card Office. She managed the implementation of smart card technology, also known as the Common Access Card (CAC) in the DoD. The CAC program is widely recognized as the most advanced and interoperable large-scale smart card program in the world. In fact, since 2001, the program has earned international recognition with thirteen major awards.

    ver the course of her career, Ms. Dixon worked for the Navy in positions of increasing responsibility and as a senior analyst for Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1977, she was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower) where she was responsible for military manpower, personnel, and training policy and issues within the Department of the Navy.

    Ms. Dixon holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Operations Research from George Washington University.

  • Dan Waddell
  • Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2
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    Mr. Waddell has over 20 years of experience in information technology, information assurance, and cybersecurity, with over 15 of those years in management. He is an experienced cybersecurity program manager and subject-matter expert for multiple disciplines and skill areas including CISO/CSO advisory services, secure cloud computing, privacy, data loss prevention, regulatory compliance, threat and vulnerability assessments, incident response, disaster recovery/business continuity and risk management. He is currently the co-chair of both the (ISC)² North American Advisory Board and the Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security, providing guidance and expertise on pressing information security policies and trends and recommendations regarding (ISC)² professional certification and education programs. Mr. Waddell is also a frequent speaker, contributor and volunteer on several cybersecurity-related initiatives including our Safe and Secure Online program, and is a 2013 (ISC)² President’s Award recipient.

  • Kristina Dorville
  • Chief of the Cyber Education and Awareness Branch, Office for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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    Kristina V. Dorville serves as Chief of the Cyber Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) in the Office for Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CE&A promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, education and career structure, with the added goal of broadening the Nation’s volume of cybersecurity workforce professionals.

    Previously, Ms. Dorville served as the CE&A Deputy Branch Chief and lead for the Department’s National Cyber Awareness programs, overseeing execution of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and implementation of the National Cyber Security Awareness Campaign, Stop. Think. Connect. Ms. Dorville also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at DHS. As a Deputy Chief of Staff, she directly supported and advised the Deputy Under Secretary for Cyber.

    Ms. Dorville served as a key member on the transition team responsible for the Department’s reorganization, resulting in the creation of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She was a subject matter expert and advisor to the Deputy Secretary of DHS and played a key role in coordinating and drafting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Guidance.

    Prior to DHS, Ms. Dorville worked for Booz Allen Hamilton during the standup and creation of DHS. She coordinated and managed support for FEMA exercises and played an active role in the National Exercise Series and Senior Officials Exercises. Based on her involvement and training under the National Exercise Programs, she was selected for deployment for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and provided direct support to the Principal Federal Official at the forward operating post in New Orleans. Ms. Dorville also worked on the inaugural Project Management Team supporting Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8: National Preparedness and assisted with the initial development of the DHS State and Local Fusion Center guidelines.

    Ms. Dorville is a native of Bethlehem, PA and received both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is also the Head Swim Coach at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA as well as the Ft. Myer Officer’s Club Swim Team.

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