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Featured Speakers:

  • Linus Barloon II
  • IT Security Branch Manager, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate
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    Linus Barloon II is an experienced program management executive, cybersecurity and information systems leader, who brings more than 12 years of proven results in directly relevant information assurance (IA), remotely deployed information security, and secure communications infrastructure initiatives across the military and civilian landscape. Now retired from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) after 24 years of service, he works as the Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where he designs and develops leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations.

    He is also highly regarded for his subject matter expertise in applying real-world cybersecurity, cryptography, engineering, and information technology (IT) solutions to business needs, he is experienced in identifying associated risks, following NIST standards and guidelines for risk management and IA policy, and implementing information security techniques and network protocols that protect and restore wired and wireless IT and other networked systems, services, and capabilities supporting mission-critical applications.

    In Linus’ previous role, he led all Cyber efforts to protect, detect, react and recover from the Cyber threat for networks supporting the White House Military Office. Linus, regarded as an expert and explainer, is also described as being one of the precious few who can both drive the execution and explain the cyber-challenges to laymen. He revolutionized the White House Communications Agency's cyber-program by consolidating operations and staff from four directorates into a single organization for real-time cyber-analysis and defense. And while defending the network used by the president, he also collaborated with everyone from the Senate Cyber Working Group to Air National Guard units to promote measurable, repeatable risk-based approaches.

    In 2014, Linus was recognized as Federal 100 Award Winner for being a government leader who played a pivotal role in the federal government IT community. Linus is a member of the International Council on Cyber Security and on the Board of Directors for the Governor of Virginia Cyber Security project Semper Secure.

    Linus holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

  • Steven Cooper
  • Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
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    Steven I. Cooper was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce by Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 16, 2014. As CIO, Cooper serves as the principal adviser to Commerce’s 12 agencies’ CIOs and the Deputy Secretary. He also leads development and implementation of the Department’s enterprise-wide information technology (IT) strategy and operations, oversees the building and operation of a robust enterprise IT security risk program, and serves as an adviser on mission and business IT systems and services.

    Prior to joining Commerce, Cooper served as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Information Services and CIO. Previously, Cooper was the Deputy CIO, as well as IT Director and CIO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, where he oversaw a team of 400 professionals working to ensure the operational excellence of mission support and business systems and the underlying technology infrastructure. In February 2003, Cooper was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where, among other accomplishments, he developed the Department’s first IT Strategic Plan.

    Prior to joining DHS, Cooper was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and served as Senior Director for Information Integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. In this role, he launched the development of the National Enterprise Architecture for Homeland Security to address information integration within the federal government and the sharing of information with state, local, and relevant private-sector entities.

    Cooper also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including working as Senior Vice President and CIO of the American Red Cross, where, most notably, he helped start the first-ever National Call Center to provide emergency financial assistance during Hurricane Katrina. Cooper was also a founding partner of Strativest, a firm focused on identifying emerging technologies applicable to homeland security, emergency response and preparedness, served as President of Fortified Holdings, and worked as CIO for Corporate Staffs at Corning, Inc. Previously, he also served in senior management roles with Eli Lilly Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, MAXIMA, Inc., and CACI, Inc.

    In 2007, Cooper was named one of the Top 100 CIO’s in America by CIO Insight. He was also named Government Civilian Executive of the Year by Government Computer News in 2003; a Titan of Technology by the Northern Virginia Technology Council; was a recipient of the Fed 100 Award recognizing the 100 Most Influential People in Federal Government Technology; and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Five to Watch while serving in the White House. Cooper has served as a board member and officer of several nonprofits and humanitarian organizations working to more effectively help people and emergency responders prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

    Cooper received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and was honorably discharged as a Naval Air Reserve petty officer following service during the Vietnam War.

  • Chris Dorobek
  • Founder, Editor and Publisher, DorobekINSIDER
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    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.

  • Darryn Graham
  • Chief Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
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    Darryn Graham's 25 years of experience in software design, development, and architecture has made him a trusted advisor for the IT leadership of organizations across the globe. To help bridge the gap between IT and Business, Mr. Graham leverages a Green Belt in Lean/Six-Sigma and has been responsible for providing process improvement and efficiency guidance to Federal Civilian, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Agencies. It is his successes in solving challenges across this spectrum of organizations that uniquely equips Mr. Graham with the ability to architect solutions to reduce costs and increase efficiencies for these customers. In his role as Chief Architect for Software AG Government Solutions, Mr. Graham provides technical and architectural thought leadership. He “owns the art of the possible” in terms of enterprise software strategy for customers, helping to shape IT architecture as it relates to SOA, BPM, Cloud, and Big Data.

  • Alexandra Habershon
  • Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank
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    Alexandra is Program Coordinator for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT). Since joining INT in 2011 she has coordinated the activities of the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA), has designed and delivered anti-corruption training programs and workshops, and coordinated special research projects. Her most recent policy and technical research has focused on whistleblower reporting mechanisms and protections, and the development of data mining methodologies to detect and deter corrupt practices in public contracting and development financing. She is an expert on asset declaration and conflict of interest systems, and has contributed to World Bank publications and international policy dialogue on standards and best practices for financial disclosure by public officials. Prior to joining INT Alexandra delivered technical assistance on behalf of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative and worked as a governance and public sector consultant for the World Bank and other donors in the areas of justice and security sector reform. She has operational experience in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Alexandra has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Georgetown University.

  • Steven Hernandez
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services and Member, (ISC)² Board of Directors
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    Steven Hernandez has worked in the information security field for the past seventeen years in a variety of contexts. He has worked on the front lines in operations centers and led research teams attempting to balance security, privacy, and other mission considerations. He has experience in international manufacturing, healthcare, non-profits, and government at the federal, state, and local levels. The greatest strength that he will bring to the Board is the culmination of his experience in organizational strategy, cybersecurity, and business operations. He has had the opportunity to contribute to tactical, day-to-day security operations as well as guide and influence broad security initiatives such as the US government's FedRAMP program across large organizations with international presence. Mr. Hernandez believes that the best security performance and most comprehensive solutions come from collaborative efforts where we combine the right processes, implement the appropriate technology, and train people to solve our most complex problems.

    He has volunteered and served (ISC)² for the better part of the past decade. After becoming a member of (ISC)² he was invited, and volunteered, to write exams, serve on the U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cybersecurity (GAB), judge for the Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA) and contribute to its Executive Writers Bureau over the span of almost a decade. Mr. Hernandez is the lead author and editor of the third edition of the (ISC)² Official Guide to the CISSP CBK, the (ISC)² Official Guide to the HCISPP CBK, and several published works about information assurance with international collaboration.

  • Joseph Hungate
  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Joah Iannotta, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, U.S. Government Accountability Office
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    Joah G. Iannotta, Ph.D., is an Assistant Director in the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Forensic Audits and Investigative Service (FAIS) team. Her team provides Congress with data-driven forensic audits and investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in federal programs. Joah joined GAO in 2004 and, before joining FAIS, worked in GAO’s Physical Infrastructure team on surface transportation issues, particularly technology and policy options to make cars and trucks more fuel efficient. Prior to GAO, Joah was a research associate at the National Academy of Sciences. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, Master's degree at Smith College, and received a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

  • Dwayne Jackson
  • Managing Partner, Software Tech Enterprises
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    Dwayne Jackson is the President and CEO of Software Tech Enterprises, Inc. Software Tech Enterprise is an Information Technology (IT) solution based consulting firm that provides IT consulting for the Federal, State, and Local Governments as well as leading commercial clients. Mr. Jackson founded the company in 2002 and is responsible for strategic direction and development. Under his leadership, revenue has increased more than 30%, customer retention and satisfaction exceed industry norms, and the company has developed an internal proposal capability. Mr. Jackson is an accomplished IT professional with over 26 years of combined experience in both the Private Sector and the Federal Government. He has consulted in Project Management, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Re-engineering, Business Process Management, and Full Life System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methods, techniques, and approaches. Mr. Jackson has managed a number of mission critical successful projects and developed motivated teams to support an organization’s IT mission.

  • George Jakabcin
  • Chief Information Officer, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury
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    George J. Jakabcin is the Chief Information Officer for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), a $158 million (FY 2015) Independent Audit/Law Enforcement Treasury Bureau. TIGTA (authorized FTE of 835) is routinely recognized as a best place to work, ranking 10th out of 315 agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Government 2014 publication. In fiscal year 2015, TIGTA identified monetary benefits totaling more than $16 billion in IRS recommendations for improved operations or nearly $20 million per FTE. George is an accomplished executive with over 40 years of experience in information technology, information systems security, telecommunications, and systems integration. He has a proven track record of successfully leading people, driving and managing change, and managing significant programs.

    Prior to joining TIGTA, George served as the Assistant Deputy Associate CIO (ADA CIO) – Systems Integration (SI) for the IRS. As ADA CIO - SI George was a key leader in organizational development/change management efforts to deliver integrated project support across all engineering and architecture disciplines. The scope of his responsibilities included systems, infrastructure, and security engineering, enterprise architecture management, data architecture and management, integration and performance testing, portal operations, and modernization and core infrastructure projects. He ensured the effective integration of IT systems engineering and aligned business needs with technical solutions while considering emerging technologies.

    George joined the IRS in 2002. As Director, Modernization Security he ensured that the modernized security capabilities adequately safeguard taxpayer and other sensitive data. He established the Security Engineering function within IRS and was responsible for providing executive leadership in the design, development and delivery of a comprehensive Service-wide IT Modernization and System Security program. His team led implementation of numerous technological innovations that garnered awards from the highest levels of the IRS. Prior to joining the IRS, Mr. Jakabcin held leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, GTE/Contel, Satellite Information Service Corporation (SISCORP), Informatics, Lexis/Nexis and Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc.

    He was the initial Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the Information Assurance Shared Interest Group (SIG) and led the development of the information assurance approach to security management. He was a 2008 finalist for the Government Information Security Leadership Award. He continues to serve as a government representative on the Cybersecurity SIG Government Advisory Panel (GAP). He also serves on the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Chief Information Officer’s Working Group.

    Mr. Jakabcin holds a Bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University (formerly LaSalle College) and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and also holds the System Security Engineering – Capability Maturity Model Appraiser (SSE-CMM Appraiser) certification.

    George is an enthusiastic music, movie and sports fan. He is a competitive tennis player.

  • Bill Lochten
  • National Vice President, Software AG Government Solutions
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    Bill Lochten is national vice president of Software AG Government Solutions Inc. He has responsibility for the overall management and direction of Software AG's sales organization with its U.S. federal government clients and strategic business partners.

    Bill has more than 25 years of industry experience with enterprise software and information services companies. Prior to joining Software AG Government Solutions, he was managing director of Information Builders' Federal Systems Group. Before that, Bill served as director of public sector at StorageTek. For more than four years, he held several sales leadership positions at Siebel Systems. Bill was a major contributor to the company’s newly established public sector organization, working with national, state and local government customers.

    Bill began his career at 3M Company. During his 12 years there, he excelled in various sales leadership positions, including the overall management of the U.S. public sector sales organization for the Intelligent Transportation Systems Division.

    He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University.

  • James Martin
  • Executive Vice President, Bold Note
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    James has a long and rich technical program management background spanning software development, solution architectures, configuration management, and process automation. He built and led an 80-person team to transform a federal agency into an Application Service Provider (ASP) and consistently met or exceeded service level agreement targets for the external agency following solution deployment. He successfully led his program supporting the agency’s fifth consecutive financial statement clean audit opinion. He led the successful development, deployment, and operations for 26 Business Process Management (BPM) / Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) automated workflow / integration solutions. Also, he oversaw successful transition of environments from physical to virtual to improve uptime, reduce maintenance windows, and decrease time to provision. During this time James consistently received 100% award fees for contract performance.

  • Nitin Naik
  • Director, Strategic Planning and Technology Direction, Enterprise Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
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    Dr. Nitin Naik is an information systems leader with extensive experience in applying technology to business problems, including the last 15 years in various senior management positions. Presently, he serves as Technical Director for Strategic Planning and Technical Direction at the IRS. Prior to this position he served as the Director Enterprise of Architecture and was responsible for leading the effort to develop, maintain, and govern the Enterprise Architecture services across the Service including application, technical, security, and information architecture to provide a balanced focus on IRS strategic goals, business needs, and external compliance. Dr. Naik has also served as Technical Director responsible for areas of IT infrastructure, portal modernization and web services.

    Before joining the IRS, Dr. Naik served at NASA as Associate Chief Technology Officer and was managing a portfolio containing the Enterprise Architecture, Agency web presence, IT infrastructure strategy, and data management programs.

  • Francisco Salguero
  • Chief Information Officer, Rural Development, Department of Agriculture
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    Francisco Salguero started his career in the private sector within the technology and telecommunications industry, working on start-up and established organizations. He began working with state and local governments at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a technical project manager for law enforcements systems.

    He began his federal service in 2005 at USDA Food Safety Inspection Service as a Project Manager in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Salguero also served as the Planning & Governance Branch Chief; and then as the Associate CIO Infrastructure Operation Division where he was responsible for the agency data center operations and continuity, WAN/LAN network, and infrastructure engineering.

    Mr. Salguero joined the USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer (USDA OCIO) in December 2009 as the Deputy Associate CIO (DACIO) for Technology Planning, Architecture, & E-Government (TPAE). As the Deputy ACIO Mr. Salguero was responsible for the integration and streamlining of process planning of key function, including: Enterprise Architecture, Capital Planning, and Project & Portfolio Management. He was responsible for the oversight of the USDA $2.5B IT portfolio and the capital Planning and Investment Control process. In 2010 he led the development of the USDA Open Government Plan, as part of the 2009 Presidential Memorandum on Open Government Directive. The plan was ranked in the top 4 among all federal government agencies.

    Mr. Salguero then joined the International Technology Service (ITS) within the USDA OCIO as the Deputy Associate CIO. Provided executive management and leadership in the technology infrastructure and end-user information technology services to USDA Agencies that included: Farm Services Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS); consisting of an operational budget of $240M. He also provided key leadership in the Departmental Enterprise Messaging System (EMS), a major multi-agency undertaking to consolidate USDA into one email system for all agencies and offices within the Microsoft Federal Cloud. Provided oversight for the day-to-day operations and provided leadership to manage a large complex, geographically dispersed IT operations. This includes managing a federal and contractor staff of 600 personnel; providing leadership in acquisition management, personnel administration, change management, customer service and internal organizational performance and morale.

    Mr. Salguero is currently the Chief Information Officer for USDA Rural Development (RD), he has successfully led the administration of RD’s Information Technology (IT) portfolio management and service delivery activities for over 40 RD loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. These programs represent a $193 billion loan portfolio of over 1 million loans, over $38 billion in program level annually, and an annual administrative budget of over $612 million. He provides executive management and leadership in all aspects of the information technology services to Rural Development (RD). Rural Development is responsible for providing key leadership in the Agency IT modernization project, Comprehensive Loan Program, a major multi-year undertaking to modernize the IT systems within the Agency. Oversee the day-to-day operations and provide leadership to manage large complex, geographically dispersed IT operations. This includes managing a budget of $75 million and a federal and contractor staff of 240; providing leadership in acquisition management, personnel administration, change management, customer service and internal organizational performance and morale. Plans and oversees the RD IT governance structure. Participates in agency budget formulation and oversees an IT investment management process for selecting, controlling and evaluating IT investments.

  • Thomas Sasala
  • Chief Technology Officer, US Army Information Technology Agency
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    Mr. Sasala serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (ITA). In this role, Mr. Sasala is responsible for the establishment and oversight of the technical direction of the Agency. Mr. Sasala is charged with ensuring that ITA takes a proactive approach to identifying and deploying new technologies, ensuring alignment with and integration of the Agency’s technology with Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Army and Pentagon technology strategies. Most recently, he served as the Senior Technical Director for ManTech International, providing technology strategy and leadership for the defense and intelligence communities. In his career, Mr. Sasala has extensive experience supporting both public and private sector clients, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Security Service, and the U.S. Navy. He holds an M.S. in Telecommunications and Computers from The George Washington University and earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

  • Kevin Schmitt
  • IT Portfolio Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
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    Kevin Schmitt is a senior Information Technology (IT) Portfolio Manager currently serving as a program manager of Enterprise Architecture and Capital Planning services at the Department of the Interior (DOI). Mr. Schmitt has 17 years of experience with IT planning, management, and business and systems integration across a broad base of industries; including federal government, Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, biotechnology, financial services, and social media. In 2008, he was appointed as a lead for the development of the Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM), successfully establishing a federal wide architecture process. In 2013, Mr. Schmitt and his team received the 2013 Government CPIC Leadership Award for the approach and results yielded through DOI’s reduction and reinvestment analysis (Exhibit 53D). Mr. Schmitt continually builds and matures relationships between business and IT communities through collaboration, process integration, and providing alternatives which challenge conventional approaches in order to realize business goals and corporate mission.

  • Christopher Steel
  • Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
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    Chris Steel has been in the software development, delivery, security and management field for more than 20 years. He is the Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions and a technologist who is experienced in systems’ modernization and organizational transformation. Mr. Steel is the co-author of Core Security Patterns (Sun Press – 2005) and is a CISSP, ISSAP and Sun Certified Java Architect. Prior to Software AG, he founded and served as the CEO of FortMoon Consulting, a cloud-based Big Data solutions provider.

  • Clive Thompson
  • Author and Technology Writer for New York Times, Wired, Smithsonian
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    Clive Thompson is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired.

    As a child growing up in Toronto of the 1970s and 80s, Clive Thompson became fascinated with the first “home computers”—the ones you plugged into your TV, like the Commodore 64, and programmed using BASIC. He was hooked, spending hours writing video games, music programs, and simple forms of artificial intelligence. The obsession stuck with him, even as he went to the University of Toronto to study poetry and political science. When he became a magazine writer in the 1990s, the Internet erupted into the mainstream, and he began reporting on how digital tools—everything from email to digital photography to instant messaging—was changing society.

    Clive started out pessimistic about the impact of the Internet on life. He worried, like many social critics before him, that society and civility would fall off a cliff. But over the next twenty years he realized that when everyday people were given remarkable powers of self-expression on a global scale, amazing things happened more often than not: Wikipedia, YouTube “response” conversations, collaborative art, crazy new forms of writing like TV recaps, collaborative problem solving, and the ESP-like awareness that comes from the status-update universe.

    Today, Thompson is one of the most prominent technology writers, respected for doing deeply reported, long-form magazine stories that get beyond headlines and harness the insights of science, literature, history and philosophy. He specializes in writing not merely on the inventors of technologies, but about how everyday people use them—often quite unpredictably. In addition to the New York Times Magazine and Wired, he writes for Mother Jones and Smithsonian. He is one of the longest-running bloggers, having launched his science-and-tech blog Collision Detection since 2002. In his spare time he’s also a musician, performing in The Delorean Sisters and writing original music as part of the duo Cove. He is married and lives in Brooklyn with his two children.

  • Dan Waddell
  • Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2
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    Dan 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.

  • Tod Weber
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Software AG Government Solutions
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    Tod Weber is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Software AG Government Solutions Inc. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the strategy, operations and growth of the company. Tod previously held the position of national vice president within Software AG USA, where he joined the organization through the acquisition of Fairfax-based webMethods Inc.

    Tod has more than 25 years of engineering, sales and management experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining webMethods, he was a senior manager at Oracle, where he led a significant portion of the company’s focus on application sales to the federal civilian market. Before that, he was senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Infowave Software Inc., where he joined via the acquisition of Telispark Inc., which was a startup spun out of Deloitte.

    Tod gained much of his experience in the software industry from his 13-year tenure at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). At PTC, he successfully built the company’s federal, major account and global alliance organizations from the ground up. When he left PTC as senior vice president, he had helped the company grow revenues from $11 million to $1 billion while delivering 41 consecutive quarters of increasing shipments and profit.

    Tod started his career as an aerospace engineer at the Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin), where he contributed to the aerodynamic design of the F-22 Raptor. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland as a Glenn L. Martin scholar.

  • Dr. Barry West
  • Chief Information Officer & Chief Privacy Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
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    Dr. West was appointed the Chief Information Officer / Chief Privacy Officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on December 1, 2014. As the FDIC CIO / CPO, he is a corporate officer and is responsible for all aspects of information technology across the entire corporation. He has held prior CIO positions at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), Department of Commerce, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS). Dr. West also held private sector executive positions at S.E. Solutions Inc. and Tab Books Inc. He is also the current President of the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). Dr. West completed his Executive Doctorate in Business from Georgia State University with a focus on Cloud Computing.

  • Jim Rolfes
  • Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Service, Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury

Agenda

6 Minutes
Welcome, Introductions, and Program Overview
Tod Weber

Tod Weber

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Software AG Government Solutions

Tod Weber is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Software AG Government Solutions Inc. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the strategy, operations and growth of the company. Tod previously held the position of national vice president within Software AG USA, where he joined the organization through the acquisition of Fairfax-based webMethods Inc. Tod has more than 25 years of engineering, sales and management experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining webMethods, he was a senior manager at Oracle, where he led a significant portion of the company’s focus on application sales to the federal civilian market. Before that, he was senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Infowave Software Inc., where he joined via the acquisition of Telispark Inc., which was a startup spun out of Deloitte. Tod gained much of his experience in the software industry from his 13-year tenure at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). At PTC, he successfully built the company’s federal, major account and global alliance organizations from the ground up. When he left PTC as senior vice president, he had helped the company grow revenues from $11 million to $1 billion while delivering 41 consecutive quarters of increasing shipments and profit. Tod started his career as an aerospace engineer at the Fort Worth Division of General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin), where he contributed to the aerodynamic design of the F-22 Raptor. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland as a Glenn L. Martin scholar.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Software AG Government Solution
National Vice President, Software AG Government Solutions
45 Minutes
Morning Keynote
Modernizing Agency Operations with Business Strategy and Technology
Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper

Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce

Steven I. Cooper was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce by Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 16, 2014. As CIO, Cooper serves as the principal adviser to Commerce’s 12 agencies’ CIOs and the Deputy Secretary. He also leads development and implementation of the Department’s enterprise-wide information technology (IT) strategy and operations, oversees the building and operation of a robust enterprise IT security risk program, and serves as an adviser on mission and business IT systems and services. Prior to joining Commerce, Cooper served as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Information Services and CIO. Previously, Cooper was the Deputy CIO, as well as IT Director and CIO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, where he oversaw a team of 400 professionals working to ensure the operational excellence of mission support and business systems and the underlying technology infrastructure. In February 2003, Cooper was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where, among other accomplishments, he developed the Department’s first IT Strategic Plan. Prior to joining DHS, Cooper was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and served as Senior Director for Information Integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. In this role, he launched the development of the National Enterprise Architecture for Homeland Security to address information integration within the federal government and the sharing of information with state, local, and relevant private-sector entities. Cooper also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including working as Senior Vice President and CIO of the American Red Cross, where, most notably, he helped start the first-ever National Call Center to provide emergency financial assistance during Hurricane Katrina. Cooper was also a founding partner of Strativest, a firm focused on identifying emerging technologies applicable to homeland security, emergency response and preparedness, served as President of Fortified Holdings, and worked as CIO for Corporate Staffs at Corning, Inc. Previously, he also served in senior management roles with Eli Lilly Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, MAXIMA, Inc., and CACI, Inc. In 2007, Cooper was named one of the Top 100 CIO’s in America by CIO Insight. He was also named Government Civilian Executive of the Year by Government Computer News in 2003; a Titan of Technology by the Northern Virginia Technology Council; was a recipient of the Fed 100 Award recognizing the 100 Most Influential People in Federal Government Technology; and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Five to Watch while serving in the White House. Cooper has served as a board member and officer of several nonprofits and humanitarian organizations working to more effectively help people and emergency responders prepare for and respond to natural disasters. Cooper received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and was honorably discharged as a Naval Air Reserve petty officer following service during the Vietnam War.
Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
46 Minutes
Session 3-A
Leading with Cybersecurity for Effective IT Transformation

Linus Barloon II

Linus Barloon II

IT Security Branch Manager, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate

Linus Barloon II is an experienced program management executive, cybersecurity and information systems leader, who brings more than 12 years of proven results in directly relevant information assurance (IA), remotely deployed information security, and secure communications infrastructure initiatives across the military and civilian landscape. Now retired from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) after 24 years of service, he works as the Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where he designs and develops leading-edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a cyber-secure environment for customer organizations. He is also highly regarded for his subject matter expertise in applying real-world cybersecurity, cryptography, engineering, and information technology (IT) solutions to business needs, he is experienced in identifying associated risks, following NIST standards and guidelines for risk management and IA policy, and implementing information security techniques and network protocols that protect and restore wired and wireless IT and other networked systems, services, and capabilities supporting mission-critical applications. In Linus’ previous role, he led all Cyber efforts to protect, detect, react and recover from the Cyber threat for networks supporting the White House Military Office. Linus, regarded as an expert and explainer, is also described as being one of the precious few who can both drive the execution and explain the cyber-challenges to laymen. He revolutionized the White House Communications Agency's cyber-program by consolidating operations and staff from four directorates into a single organization for real-time cyber-analysis and defense. And while defending the network used by the president, he also collaborated with everyone from the Senate Cyber Working Group to Air National Guard units to promote measurable, repeatable risk-based approaches. In 2014, Linus was recognized as Federal 100 Award Winner for being a government leader who played a pivotal role in the federal government IT community. Linus is a member of the International Council on Cyber Security and on the Board of Directors for the Governor of Virginia Cyber Security project Semper Secure. Linus holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.
IT Security Branch Manager, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate
Steven Hernandez

Steven Hernandez

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services and Member, (ISC)2 Board of Directors

Steven Hernandez has worked in the information security field for the past seventeen years in a variety of contexts. He has worked on the front lines in operations centers and led research teams attempting to balance security, privacy, and other mission considerations. He has experience in international manufacturing, healthcare, non-profits, and government at the federal, state, and local levels. The greatest strength that he will bring to the Board is the culmination of his experience in organizational strategy, cybersecurity, and business operations. He has had the opportunity to contribute to tactical, day-to-day security operations as well as guide and influence broad security initiatives such as the US government's FedRAMP program across large organizations with international presence. Mr. Hernandez believes that the best security performance and most comprehensive solutions come from collaborative efforts where we combine the right processes, implement the appropriate technology, and train people to solve our most complex problems. He has volunteered and served (ISC)² for the better part of the past decade. After becoming a member of (ISC)² he was invited, and volunteered, to write exams, serve on the U.S. Government Advisory Board for Cybersecurity (GAB), judge for the Government Information Security Leadership Awards (GISLA) and contribute to its Executive Writers Bureau over the span of almost a decade. Mr. Hernandez is the lead author and editor of the third edition of the (ISC)² Official Guide to the CISSP CBK, the (ISC)² Official Guide to the HCISPP CBK, and several published works about information assurance with international collaboration.
Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services and Member, (ISC)2 Board of Directors
Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2
50 Minutes
Session 3-B
Proactive Strategies for Business Process Analytics
Executive Vice President, Bold Note LLC
Director, Strategic Planning and Technology Direction, Enterprise Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
Chief Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
57 Minutes
Session 4-A
Detecting and Deterring Fraud, Waste and Abuse with Data Visibility and Analysis
Program Coordinator, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank
Assistant Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, U.S. Government Accountability Office
George Jakabcin

George Jakabcin

Chief Information Officer, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury

George J. Jakabcin is the Chief Information Officer for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), a $158 million (FY 2015) Independent Audit/Law Enforcement Treasury Bureau. TIGTA (authorized FTE of 835) is routinely recognized as a best place to work, ranking 10th out of 315 agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Government 2014 publication. In fiscal year 2015, TIGTA identified monetary benefits totaling more than $16 billion in IRS recommendations for improved operations or nearly $20 million per FTE. George is an accomplished executive with over 40 years of experience in information technology, information systems security, telecommunications, and systems integration. He has a proven track record of successfully leading people, driving and managing change, and managing significant programs. Prior to joining TIGTA, George served as the Assistant Deputy Associate CIO (ADA CIO) – Systems Integration (SI) for the IRS. As ADA CIO - SI George was a key leader in organizational development/change management efforts to deliver integrated project support across all engineering and architecture disciplines. The scope of his responsibilities included systems, infrastructure, and security engineering, enterprise architecture management, data architecture and management, integration and performance testing, portal operations, and modernization and core infrastructure projects. He ensured the effective integration of IT systems engineering and aligned business needs with technical solutions while considering emerging technologies. George joined the IRS in 2002. As Director, Modernization Security he ensured that the modernized security capabilities adequately safeguard taxpayer and other sensitive data. He established the Security Engineering function within IRS and was responsible for providing executive leadership in the design, development and delivery of a comprehensive Service-wide IT Modernization and System Security program. His team led implementation of numerous technological innovations that garnered awards from the highest levels of the IRS. Prior to joining the IRS, Mr. Jakabcin held leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, GTE/Contel, Satellite Information Service Corporation (SISCORP), Informatics, Lexis/Nexis and Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc. He was the initial Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the Information Assurance Shared Interest Group (SIG) and led the development of the information assurance approach to security management. He was a 2008 finalist for the Government Information Security Leadership Award. He continues to serve as a government representative on the Cybersecurity SIG Government Advisory Panel (GAP). He also serves on the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Chief Information Officer’s Working Group. Mr. Jakabcin holds a Bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University (formerly LaSalle College) and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and also holds the System Security Engineering – Capability Maturity Model Appraiser (SSE-CMM Appraiser) certification. George is an enthusiastic music, movie and sports fan. He is a competitive tennis player.
Chief Information Officer, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury
Chris Borneman [Moderator]
Vice President, Government Solutions, Software AG
47 Minutes
Session 4-B
Portfolio Management Essentials

Managing Partner, Software Tech Enterprises, Inc
IT Portfolio Manager, Planning and Portfolio Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
48 Minutes
Session 5 Afternoon Keynote
Aligning IT Modernization to Agency Missions—An Executive Perspective
Chief Information Officer & Chief Privacy Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
63 Minutes
Session 6 Closing Plenary Session
Visualizing Agency Modernization—From People to Process to Technology
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Service, Bureau of Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury
Francisco Salguero

Francisco Salguero

Chief Information Officer, Rural Development, Department of Agriculture

Francisco Salguero started his career in the private sector within the technology and telecommunications industry, working on start-up and established organizations. He began working with state and local governments at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a technical project manager for law enforcements systems. He began his federal service in 2005 at USDA Food Safety Inspection Service as a Project Manager in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Salguero also served as the Planning & Governance Branch Chief; and then as the Associate CIO Infrastructure Operation Division where he was responsible for the agency data center operations and continuity, WAN/LAN network, and infrastructure engineering. Mr. Salguero joined the USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer (USDA OCIO) in December 2009 as the Deputy Associate CIO (DACIO) for Technology Planning, Architecture, & E-Government (TPAE). As the Deputy ACIO Mr. Salguero was responsible for the integration and streamlining of process planning of key function, including: Enterprise Architecture, Capital Planning, and Project & Portfolio Management. He was responsible for the oversight of the USDA $2.5B IT portfolio and the capital Planning and Investment Control process. In 2010 he led the development of the USDA Open Government Plan, as part of the 2009 Presidential Memorandum on Open Government Directive. The plan was ranked in the top 4 among all federal government agencies. Mr. Salguero then joined the International Technology Service (ITS) within the USDA OCIO as the Deputy Associate CIO. Provided executive management and leadership in the technology infrastructure and end-user information technology services to USDA Agencies that included: Farm Services Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS); consisting of an operational budget of $240M. He also provided key leadership in the Departmental Enterprise Messaging System (EMS), a major multi-agency undertaking to consolidate USDA into one email system for all agencies and offices within the Microsoft Federal Cloud. Provided oversight for the day-to-day operations and provided leadership to manage a large complex, geographically dispersed IT operations. This includes managing a federal and contractor staff of 600 personnel; providing leadership in acquisition management, personnel administration, change management, customer service and internal organizational performance and morale. Mr. Salguero is currently the Chief Information Officer for USDA Rural Development (RD), he has successfully led the administration of RD’s Information Technology (IT) portfolio management and service delivery activities for over 40 RD loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs. These programs represent a $193 billion loan portfolio of over 1 million loans, over $38 billion in program level annually, and an annual administrative budget of over $612 million. He provides executive management and leadership in all aspects of the information technology services to Rural Development (RD). Rural Development is responsible for providing key leadership in the Agency IT modernization project, Comprehensive Loan Program, a major multi-year undertaking to modernize the IT systems within the Agency. Oversee the day-to-day operations and provide leadership to manage large complex, geographically dispersed IT operations. This includes managing a budget of $75 million and a federal and contractor staff of 240; providing leadership in acquisition management, personnel administration, change management, customer service and internal organizational performance and morale. Plans and oversees the RD IT governance structure. Participates in agency budget formulation and oversees an IT investment management process for selecting, controlling and evaluating IT investments.
Chief Information Officer, Rural Development, Department of Agriculture
Chief Technology Officer, US Army Information Technology Agency
Chris Dorobek

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.
Founder, Editor and Publisher, DorobekINSIDER
5 Minutes
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National Vice President, Software AG Government Solutions

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