Breakfast and Networking
Summary: The role of the CIO in national security has changed drastically over the past two decades. The CIOs speaking on the panel will discuss the challenges they face and their priorities as emerging technologies continue to transform their agencies.
David Shive – CIO, GSA
Robert Adams – Principal Deputy CIO, State Department
Frontis Wiggins – Director for Strategic Engagement, Northrop Grumman
Fireside Chat: Pentagon Meets Silicon Valley
Summary:The Defense Department has made a strong push to improve it's relationship with Silicon Valley and new emerging technology companies. Two leaders from both government and industry will discuss the possibilities and the many roadblocks that still lie ahead.
Lt. Col. Chris Cline - Director of Strategic Plans, U.S. Army
Simon Meachem - CEO - Trusted Networks and Former Senior Executive, White House OSTP
Michael Hoffman - President, GovernmentCIO Media
Man vs. Machine: Is Automation National Security's Silver Bullet?
Summary: Today's agencies face a plethora of cyberthreats, not only spearheaded by human attackers but by automated bots, making it more challenging than ever to secure federal IT systems and infrastructure. To fight fire with fire, more agencies are deploying automation to thwart incoming threats, and agencies like DIA, NGA and DHS are leading the way in using automation to fortify systems. Experts from these agencies will discuss the best examples of automation today and the future demands of federal cyberwarriors.
Kristin St. Peter – Deputy Associate Director for Capabilities, NGA
Sarah Fahden – Identity, Records and National Security Division Chief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS
Anil Chaudhry – Director, Regulatory Audit Systems and Innovation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS
Nick Psaki – Principal, Office of the CTO for U.S. Public Sector, Pure Storage
Keynote speech: Thomas Michelli -- Acting Principal Deputy CIO, Cybersecurity, Department of Defense
Industry Perspective: Data Analytics (Sponsored)
National security agencies are awash with data. How can the the intelligence community improve its ability to identify threats with AI analysis tools using internal and external data?
Morten Middlefart – Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist, Lumina Analytics
Kris Smeage – Senior Vice President of Operations, Lumina Analytics
Michael Hoffman – President, GovernmentCIO Media
Defending the Homeland: Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Summary: The U.S. electric grid, the financial systems and the IT sectors are key components of the nation's critical infrastructure, and their impairment or destruction would have devastating impacts on national security and public safety. How do agencies keep those safe in an cat-and mouse race against adversaries looking to disrupt these systems and processes? Hear the best use cases from across government directly from the tech leaders safeguarding these critical sectors.
Sabra Horne – Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience, DHS
W.L Scott Bean – Assistant Director for IT Infrastructure Division, FBI
Jacob Torrey – Program Manager, DARPA
Dylan Conner – CTO, ID Technologies