As agencies at all levels of government work to provide "maximum telework flexibilities" and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, many systems are straining to keep up. Commercial services can help, but only if properly vetted and deployed. And newly scattered workforces need training -- on both the new tools being provided and the cyber risks that come with working from home.

Please join us for this virtual workshop and learn how your peers across government are working to secure and streamline essential operations in this time of telework and social distancing. Discussion topics will include:

  • The latest guidance from OMB and OPM, and practical steps agencies are taking to implement it.
  • Security risks and the steps being taken to mitigate them.
  • Obstacles to deploying COTS services for telework, and how to address them.
  • How agencies are handling missions and systems that can't be virtualized.
  • Training resources and best practices for new teleworkers.
  • Examples of how agencies have scaled up specific systems in recent weeks.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns and current restrictions on large public gatherings, this Workshop is being held as an exclusively online event.


  • Infoblox
  • Okta
  • Hitachi
  • Splunk
  • Zscaler
  • Fortinet


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM VA Quickly Expanding the Remote Opportunities
  • Dominic Cussatt Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT / Deputy CIO
    Office of Information and Technology
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Stan Lowe* Global Chief Information Security Officer Zscaler

    *providing session opening remarks
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM Enable Secure Data Access for Your Work from Home Employees
  • David McCarty Data Intelligence Business Lead Hitachi Vantara Federal
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM TIC 3.0 and Telework
  • Sean Connelly Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager Department of Homeland Security, CISA
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Combating the Cybersecurity Risks of Government Telework
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM Avoiding Cyber Burnout
  • Jothi Dugar Chief Information Security Officer National Institutes of Health Center for Information Technology

    (Note: Ms. Dugar is also a Holistic Wellness Practitioner & Coach. She is speaking in that capacity, not as an NIH official.)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM What USPTO has learned about Telework
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM Managing a Remote Workforce
  • Elizabeth Ayer Director of 18F Human Services Portfolio General Services Administration
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Quick Wins + Long Term Strategies for Distributed Work
11:30AM - 11:55 AM Scaling Up Telework Support: A Case Study
  • Thomas Ashley Director, Information Technology Services Development and Operations Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM Remote Work Reality – Balancing employee health and safety with productivity
  • Juliana Vida GVP, Chief Strategic Advisor - Public Sector Splunk
12:15 PM - 12:40 PM Avoiding Virtual Fatigue: Best Practices for Virtual Training Delivery
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM Closing Remarks


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: 4

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

1105 Media 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 website:

Telework Workshop

DATE: June 3, 2020

TIME: 8:15 AM - 12:40 PM


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

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


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]