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Download this event overview to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face event held on January 29th in Washington, DC.

After two and a half years, it is clear that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a critical piece of the federal government’s embrace of cloud computing. Yet it is also clear that there is still a lot of work to be done to broaden the adoption of FedRAMP standards and realize the full benefits of having a standardized governmentwide framework for cloud security.

This eBook will help you to understand how agencies can go beyond compliance and actually begin to fully incorporate FedRAMP into their cloud operations. The eBook builds on lessons learned during the first phase of the FedRAMP while also providing insights into the evolution of the initiative.

Topics addressed include how to:

  • Streamline the FedRAMP authorization process and maximize cost savings
  • Integrate FedRAMP with other security initiatives, such as Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) and the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) programs
  • Incorporate FedRAMP into acquisition vehicles
  • Work effectively with cloud service providers

Featured Speakers:

  • Chris Bollerer
  • Director, Security Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, Department of Health and Human Services

    Mr. Bollerer is the Director of Security Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, Mr. Bollerer oversees a host of IT security-focused activities spanning the full lifecycle of IT governance. Specifically, Mr. Bollerer is responsible for policy development and implementation, compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), continuous monitoring, workforce development, training and awareness, and HHS-sponsored Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) activities.

    Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Bollerer spent 16 years in the private sector most recently providing security-focused subject matter expertise to the Federal government.

    Mr. Bollerer lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

  • Kelley Dempsey
  • Senior Information Security Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Kelley Dempsey began her career in IT in 1986 as an electronics technician repairing computer hardware before moving on to system administration and network management. While with the Department of the Navy in 1998, she began focusing on information system security and conducted a large scale DITSCAP certification and accreditation from start to finish. In 2001, Kelley joined the NIST operational Information Security team, managing the NIST information system certification and accreditation program and then joined the NIST Computer Security Division FISMA team in October 2008. Kelley has co-authored NIST SP 800-128 (Security-Focused Configuration Management), NIST SP 800-137 (Information Security Continuous Monitoring), NISTIR 8011 (Automating Ongoing Assessments), and NISTIR 8023 (Risk Management for Replication Devices), and is a major contributor to NIST SPs 800-30 Rev 1, 800-37 Rev 1, 800-53 Rev 3/Rev 4, 800-53A Rev 1/Rev 4, 800-39, 800-160, and 800-171. Kelley earned a B.S. in Management of Technical Operations, graduating cum laude in December 2003, and an M.S. in Information Security and Assurance in December 2014. Kelley also earned a CISSP certification in June 2004, a CAP certification in January 2013, and a Certified Ethical Hacker certification in November 2013.

  • Chris Dorobek
  • Founder, Editor and Publisher, DorobekINSIDER

    Christopher J. Dorobek is the founder, editor and publisher of the DorobekINSIDER, a blog and audio program that focusing on the business of government. The DorobekINSIDER is now part of GovLoop, the knowledge network for government.

    He is an award winning journalist and thought leader. In 2008, his editorials in Federal Computer Week were recognized with the ASBPE national editorial award, and in 2010, he was awarded Federal Computer Week’s prestigious Federal 100 Award — the first working journalist win that award in its more than 20 year history. Most recently, Dorobek served as the anchor of Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s afternoon drive program, the DorobekINSIDER. He also served as the Internet evangelist for Federal News Radio’s Web site, FederalNewsRadio.com. Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with nearly two decades of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

    Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006.Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He also written for AFCEA’s Signal magazine. And he is a regular moderator for events.

    He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

  • Matt Goodrich
  • FedRAMP Director, GSA Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration

    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, Office of the CIO, 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.

  • Nick Son
  • Managing Director, Technology Advisory & Assessment Services, Coalfire Public Sector

    Nick Son is Managing Director of Washington DC office. He leads FISMA and FedRAMP solutions business serving U.S. Federal, state, local and commercial clients. Mr. Son has over 20 years of experience in information assurance, cybersecurity program management and legislative compliance. He is a subject matter expert in the area of FISMA, FedRAMP and 3rd Party Reporting.

    Nick is serving world’s largest cloud service providers as an advisor and as an independent assessor for the FedRAMP program. He focuses on designing and implementing optimal compliance programs across different industry verticals and market segments to include FISMA, ISO, HIPAA, PCI and SOC and cloud technology stacks IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

    Nick led the information security and assurance services to Civilian Agencies with a special focus on the financial markets. In this program manager role, he was responsible for 1) planning and managing the development of the new security policy, 2) developing a comprehensive oversight and compliance program to facilitate the demonstration of compliance with federal information security requirements which includes FISMA, POA&M, Security Program Reviews and Security Outreach Support, 3) developing and implementing a standardized system accreditation program for an executive agency for unclassified and classified system, 4) developing the incident response program; established and operated a near-real-time incident handling and reporting capability servicing.

  • Mike Younkers
  • Senior Director, Systems Engineering, US Federal, Cisco Systems

    Mike Younkers is the Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco’s US Federal team where he leads teams of system engineers that directly support a $2B dollar business in the Civilian, Defense, and Intel space. This includes direct account responsibilities and integrated team responsibilities for Cisco’s core, advanced and emerging technologies. Additionally, Mike is responsible for representing US Federal customers within Cisco’s development organization for the aggregation, validation, prioritization and delivery of all US Federal unique requirements such as new features and functionality, and certifications including Common Criteria, FIPS 140, USGv6 and DOD related certifications. He is also responsible for Cisco’s technical competitive posture in the Federal market. Mike is the Cisco Federal spokesperson on IPv6 and official social media presence on Twitter via @MichaelYounkers.

    He has twenty years of experience in designing, deploying and maintaining large-scale enterprise and wide area networks for the US Intelligence Community and twelve years of management while at Cisco. He also served with the US Government as a team leader on a Technical Operations Team supporting development and field deployment of tactical mobile communications systems in a classified environment.

    He’s an out-of-the-box leader whom builds communities of interest to support customer solutions that increase employee engagement and development in Virtualization, Collaboration, and Secure Borderless Networks. Mike focuses on all parts of the business from employees to Cisco’s Partner community and enables teams to work together for the common customer goal. Through his ability to look holistically at our industry, he drives customer satisfaction and employee loyalty.

    Prior to joining Cisco, Mike worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as a Technical Operations Office, Network Engineer and Cooperative Education Trainee.

    Mike has a MS in Telecommunications and Computers from George Washington University and a BSEE Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

  • Chris Spina
  • vCloud Government Service Specialist, VMware

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