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Download this eBook to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face event held on June 10th in Washington, DC.

Adoption of cloud computing environments is expanding gradually across the public sector, as Federal agencies seek cost-effective ways of hosting and delivering information, services, and applications to constituents, partners, and employees. Yet many remain uncertain about information security in the cloud, and consequently are opting for hybrid or community cloud infrastructures to take advantage of cost reductions with lower risk profiles.

While there is no single answer when it comes to an ideal cloud computing architecture for every agency, there are a number of considerations to balance budget pressure, information security mandates, demands for operational agility, and the need for sound procurement practices.

This eBook addresses several key issues for evaluating cloud computing option in 2015-2016:

  • How can FedRAMP-certified providers protect your agency's information?
  • What are the primary issues with cloud migration and what about changing providers and architects over time?
  • Ultimately, who is responsible for protecting data hosted outside of agency perimeters, and what best practices are available to avoid common mistakes of early adopters?

Featured Speakers:

  • Beth Anne Bassinger-Killoran
  • Executive Director, Office of IT Strategy, Policy and Governance, Office of the CIO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Ms. Beth Anne Killoran serves as Executive Director for the Office of IT Strategy, Policy and Governance within the Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Information Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the IT Capital Planning process, which encompasses the collection, analysis, tracking and reporting of $7 Billion of IT investments across the department. The position's portfolio is administered through three Departmental Domains: Health and Human Service, Scientific and Research, and Administration and Management. Each domain encompasses enterprise architecture, strategic planning, and vendor management to enable transparency, and efficient, effective and economic growth for the IT spending within DHHS.

  • Matthew Goodrich
  • FedRAMP Director, GSA Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration
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    Matt Goodrich is the Director for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) in GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

    Matt has worked on FedRAMP as part of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative since August of 2009. In this role, he manages the FedRAMP Program Management Office and sets the overall direction of the program. As a mandatory Federal-wide initiative, FedRAMP is one of the leading cloud computing security programs paving the way for cloud adoption and ensuring the security of cloud computing solutions used by the US Government.

    Matt has focused his career on removing the barriers to cloud adoption across the Federal government. He was part of the team that created the first governmentwide cloud procurement vehicles through Apps.gov as well as the IaaS and cloud email BPAs at GSA. He authored two of the integral documents in the Administration's push for cloud adoption. First, during his tenure at OMB, he was the key author of Security Authorization of Information Systems in Cloud Computing Environments which created the FedRAMP program. Second, he co-wrote Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government: Best Practices for Acquiring IT as a Service which provides guidance to agencies in how to procure cloud services and was published through the CIO and CAO Councils. Matt has been recognized by industry for his work in promoting cloud computing by receiving a Fed100 Award in 2013 as well as being named "Mr. FedRAMP" by Federal Computer Weekly.

    Matt began his career in the Federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in 2009. Matt has a BBA in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.

  • Roopangi Kadakia
  • Web Services Executive, NASA

    Roopangi Kadakia is the Web Services Executive for NASA since 2011. She has been instrumental in bringing over 150 applications and websites into the cloud. Prior to her time at NASA, she was the CISO for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group where she created a global security program. She was also the CISO and Deputy CIO for Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Roopangi was the Technical Director for the Presidential Initiative FirstGov at startup. This is now usa.gov. Roopangi has also been Peace Corp Volunteer in Malawi and has worked Peace Corps.

  • Henry Sienkiewicz
  • Technology Consultant, former CIO and former Vice Chief Information Assurance Executive and Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA), Defense Information Systems Agency
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    From May 2008 until the end of June 2013, Henry J. Sienkiewicz was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he served in multiple capacities. Most notably he served as the Agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO) for two years and as the Designated Approving Authority (DAA) for three years.

    Mr. Sienkiewicz is currently providing strategic advice to a select number of emerging technology companies, focused specifically on cyber security, data centers, and mobility. His completing his third book, with a targeted publication date of October 2015.

    He is a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel. From 1996 until 2008, he had a varied commercial career, primarily as either the Chief Executive Officer Chief Operating Officer or Chief Information Officer equivalent at multiple technology companies.

    In 2011, he was named one of the Top 50 Government CIOs by Information Week. In 2013, Mr. Sienkiewicz was selected by Computer World as Premier 100. Henry is also a member of MindShareDC. He has published two books of contemporary philosophy, Untangled (2013) and Centerlined (2006). Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Science from the Johns Hopkins University.

  • Keith Parker
  • Senior Manager Consulting Division, ASI Government
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    Keith is a retired Army Acquisition Officer with over 17 years in the Program Management field of Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance, Enterprise infra / Info-structure, and Mobility. His last 6+ years on active duty were with the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). Three (3) years (2004 – 2007) were supporting Operations Iraqi / Enduring Freedom. During the time, he established the Defense Communications Systems - Southwest Asia (APM DCS-SWA) which designed, procured, tested, and fielded high-capacity data, imagery, and voice capabilities to support the deployed Warfighter in Southwest Asia, and to allow the Army to manage its Southwest Asia Info-structure as an Enterprise. From 2007 – 2010, he led not only the Army, but the Department of Defense (DoD) with the mobility program “Go Mobile”. In 2009, the “Go Mobile” program received final approval for an initial set of commercially available smart phones that, along with a suite of pocket-sized devices, could turn soldiers into a true wireless workforce — at a surprisingly affordable price. By the time he retired, the iPhone and iPad were approved for the Army’s mobile workforce. Recently, Keith supported Portfolios valued at $9.4B of IT investments for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s as a consultant for their IT transformation and Acquisition Agility initiatives. Currently, he is supporting the General Services Agency (GSA) as a consultant to the Cloud Computing Services (CCS) Program Management Office (PMO).

  • Bill Rowan
  • VP, Federal, VMware
  • Michael Shepherd
  • Business Development Manager, Cisco
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    Michael Shepherd is a Sales Business Develop Manager in Cisco’s Public Sector Organization and is focused on helping Federal Agencies, States, Municipalities and Education (Higher Education and K-12) customers with their journey to cloud computing. He has been with Cisco for fifteen years and has held numerous roles in Sales, Sales Management, and Business Development in Cisco's Service Provider and Public Sector organizations. Over the past five years he has worked extensively with End Users, Regional Educational Network providers, Independent Software Vendors (ISV), and Commercial Service Providers in their efforts to plan, build and/or consume cloud computing solutions – public, private, community and hybrid.

  • Dan Waddell
  • Managing Director, National Capital Region, (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.

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