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It’s clear that cybersecurity concerns will dominate the IT landscape for the nation and the world in 2015.

Although Federal agencies have been focused on strengthening their networks, facilities, and data from cyber attacks for years, the aggressors are more capable, sophisticated, and motivated than ever. Given this harsh reality, it is essential that Federal IT executives and their senior leadership have frank and open dialogue about their organizational risk profiles, data protection, vulnerable business applications, and the consequences and costs of not taking steps to defend critical infrastructure and information.

Despite the daunting nature for Federal security and management professionals, progress is being made. Security automation is helping to eliminate routine mistakes, skilled professionals are joining the Federal ranks, law enforcement and cyber staff are collaborating through trusted information-sharing environments, and innovative technologies are being developed to meet the challenges.

Featured Speakers:

  • Peter Gouldmann
  • Director, Office of IT Security Compliance, Directorate of Information Assurance, Bureau of Information Resource Management, Department of State
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    Mr. Peter Gouldmann is Director of IT Security Compliance for the U. S. Department of State. In this role he oversees risk identification and management to Department of State operations arising from its use of information technology. Pete directs teams responsible for security control assessments, compliance reporting and Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office IT security engagements. He is the chief strategist responsible for moving the Department to ongoing authorization.

    Pete’s 30+ years of IT and security experience spans public, private, domestic and global organizations as well as the United States Air Force. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Management, a Bachelor of Science in Management, and is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University’s Advanced Management Program. Pete has been awarded the CIO certificate in Federal Executive Competencies from the CIO University, and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

    Pete is an expert, and often speaks on and has authored articles on the topic of information risk management. He was a past co-chair of the Committee on National Security Systems permanent subcommittee and a member of the NIST Joint Taskforce Transformation Initiative Interagency Working Group. Pete also co-chairs the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Council.

  • Joseph Hamblin
  • Federal Chief Security Architect, IBM
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    Joe has over twenty-five years’ experience in security, 18+ years with IBM, leading the Federal security business. He has architected and lead several significant security implementations which serve as many as 16+ million (growing to 70 – 100m) users at Federal agencies. Was in the U.S. Air Force then worked at DoD Agency, formed his own company before joining IBM.

    He serves as the Chair of the Federal CTO Security Technical Council. The council is responsible for setting the direction for architecture and design of all IBM Federal initiatives and identifying emerging Federal Security requirements.

    Joe also chairs the IBM Security World Wide Technical Community. The community is responsible for setting product directions, providing direction on product education, and integrating federal standards into the IBM security product set.

    Joe also represents IBM on the GSA, FICAM and NSTIC initiatives including E-Authentication and HSPD-12, FIPS 140-3, 800-131, SCAP and many others.

    Joe had his own company prior to coming to IBM working with the U.S. Intelligence Community. Joe also worked for two years as Government employee for the Intelligence Community. Joe was in the U.S. Air Force for six years.

    Leading IBM Federal PIV/CAC enablement of all IBM Systems, and CDM Phase 1 and 2 Technical Leader.

  • Joel Hardi
  • Director, Solutions Architecture, Equifax Identity and Fraud
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    Joel Hardi, CISSP is Director, Solutions Architecture for Equifax Identity and Fraud. He designs and implements identity, authentication, screening, and eligibility solutions for the federal government and private sector clients. As Solutions Architect he has worked on large scale citizen-facing implementations for agencies including CMS, IRS, USPS and SSA. He has also worked on similar problems for Equifax's commercial clients in the card, mortgage and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Hardi has more than 10 years’ experience in in identity, security engineering, systems design and policy. He graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematic Economic Analysis.

  • Michaela Iorga
  • Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
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    Dr. Michaela Iorga is the Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Co-chair of NIST Cloud Computing Security and Cloud Computing Forensic Science Working Groups. Michaela is a recognized expert in cloud computing, information security risk assessment, information assurance and ad-hoc mobile networks. She has an extensive knowledge base in the development of complex security architectures and a deep understanding of security, privacy and identity and credential management issues in the cyberspace - an expertise she gained while serving, in different roles, government, academia and private sectors. In her role at NIST, Dr. Iorga promotes American innovation and industrial competitiveness by working with industry, academia, and other government stakeholders to develop and disseminate vendor-neutral cybersecurity standards and guidelines that meet national priorities. Her current focus includes the development of security, privacy and forensic science specifications and guidelines that support the widespread adoption of cloud computing.

  • Daniel McCrae
  • Acting Deputy CIO, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
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    As Acting Deputy CIO for NOAA, Dan provides leadership, guidance, and oversight for major Department of Commerce (DOC) and NOAA systems and business processes in support of a $1 billion IT portfolio and 20,000 NOAA employees and contractors. He oversees a $50M operations budget and broad portfolio of services and functions to include IT service delivery, data center management, application development, cybersecurity programs and operations, IT capital investment and strategic planning, financial management and human resources, enterprise architecture, public & private cloud services, networking & telecommunications, and acquisition.

    Dan joined NOAA as the Director of the IT Service Delivery Division in September 2012 where he led the development, provisioning, and management of an enterprise IT services portfolio. In this position he was responsible for the management and operation of networking, data center and private cloud services, systems and application development, and mission support computing services.

    Dan came to NOAA after spending 33 years in Japan where, for 15 years, he directed information technology services and operations as Chief of IT for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Region. In that role he managed IT services and operations in support of 3,000 faculty & staff, and 27,000 students at 50 campuses on military bases throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His 30 year career in the federal government also includes positions in DODEA Pacific where he was responsible for the design, implementation, and operations of campus networks and infrastructure at more than 40 sites in Okinawa, mainland Japan, South Korea, and Guam; seven years working with the U.S. Air Force in systems development; and three years as a systems analyst in the private sector in Japan. Dan began his journey to Japan in 1980 as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps.

  • Ken O'Brien
  • Chief Technology Officer, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN), Department of the Treasury
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    Ken O’Brien joined the Department of Treasury/Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as its Chief Technology Officer in March 2011. In his role as CTO, Ken sets the IT vision, strategy, and technical direction for FinCEN; oversees development and operations of FinCEN’s data collection, processing, analysis, and dissemintion systems; and, partners with stakeholders to advance FinCEN’s mission to safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering.

    Ken is currently focussed on the delivery of FinCEN’s new information processing and analytical systems enabling enhanced data quality, integration, and analytical techniques to detect money laundering and criminal activity.

    Prior to joining FinCEN, Ken was Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the US Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency, where he delivered the first production phase of RMA’s IT Modernization. Mr. O’Brien has also held senior technical and management in financial, avaition, and national security sectors.

    Ken earned degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, earned a MS in Computer Science and a MBA from George Mason University, and is currently pursing a MS in Business Analytics from George Washington University.

  • Dan Waddell
  • Managing Director, North America Region and Director of U.S. Government Affairs, (ISC)²
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    Mr. Waddell is responsible for managing operations in the North America Region, which primarily focuses on supporting our U.S. and Canadian members, customers and strategic partners. He also leads all U.S. Government Affairs activities and is the primary (ISC)2 official responsible for interacting with public sector entities (i.e. federal, state and local governments); major corporations; universities and other higher education institutions; and professionalization organizations throughout the U.S. Mr. Waddell serves as the principal point of contact for various trade associations; public interest groups and other entities focused on information security and information security workforce issues. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology, information assurance, and cybersecurity, with over 15 of those years in management.

    Mr. Waddell has been a featured guest speaker on cybersecurity issues on both TV and radio shows such as “NBC News4 Midday”, “Government Matters” and “Federal News Radio”, in addition to several cybersecurity conferences across the United States. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a non-partisan think-tank based in Washington, D.C. that acts as a conduit between the legislative community, technology providers and federal agencies. Mr. Waddell also chairs both the (ISC)2 U.S Government Advisory Council and the U.S. Government Executive Writers Bureau, and received the (ISC)² President’s Award in 2013.

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