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Speakers & Panelists
Session 1 | Security Operational Center (SOC) Consolidation
10/18/19: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Chris will explain how the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command effectively turned two 24/7 operations centers into one - The Integrated Cyber Center - despite the intelligence agency and Unified Combatant Command having separate missions and different authorities. He will dive into the benefits of integration and unity in the ICC.

Chris Agar
will be in the following session(s):

Session 1 | Security Operational Center (SOC) Consolidation
10/18/19: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

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Think Like an Attacker
10/17/19: 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Matthew Batten is a Red Team Security Engineer at SIXGEN, Inc. conducting red team operations in support of the Department of Defense. Mr. Batten has eight years of experience in the information security field and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps specializing in signals intelligence. Current certifications include OSCP, GREM, and CISSP.

Matthew Batten
will be in the following session(s):

Think Like an Attacker
10/17/19: 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

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Welcome
10/17/19: 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Closing Remarks
10/17/19: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Donna Bennett was recently recruited to her current position at DOC Deputy CISO to lead the $30M /50+ personnel cybersecurity office supporting the $2.9B / 43,000+ personnel cabinet-level federal agency charged with promoting job creation and economic growth for the United States of America. She is the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), responsible for the unprecedented Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) integration of Personal Identity Verification smart cards for the Single Sign-On (SSO) access of all assets within the FEMA Enterprise Network (FEN). Ms. Bennett was charged with all aspects of cyber security to include - operations and cyber defense; customer engagement; solutions implementation and integration, security architecture: cyber assurance; security governance; risk and compliance; and security transformation and training. She was also responsible for establishing a FEMA ICAM Sub-Committee in partnership with a cross-section of State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) emergency managers across the nation for the integration of PIV-Interoperable (PIV-I) smart cards for access to the FEN and mission support applications as required by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

In the face of proliferating cyber-attacks and high-profile breaches, Ms. Bennett sought to harden the FEMA IT defense posture by extending two-factor, certificate-based authentication to mobile devices for first responders, called Derived Credentials. This feature allows for greater access, enhanced cyber security and improved customer experience in support of disasters.

As a security industry veteran, Ms. Bennett brings over 20 years of experience leading large enterprise information security architecture, policy, operations, and modernization. Prior to 2014, Ms. Bennett served in various cyber security leadership positions throughout the Department of Defense, to include the Department of Navy. Following her distinguished U.S. Naval service, she worked in industry as an Enterprise Network Architect, refurbishing networks while ships were awaiting their next deployment cycle.

Ms. Bennett managed Cyber Security of the Unified Atlantic Region Network Operations Center at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic. She was the Senior Information Assurance Officer for U.S. Naval Forces Europe/ U.S. 6th Fleet supporting two combatant commands: United States European Command (EUCOM) (51 countries and territories) and United States African Command (AFRICOM) (53 African Nations) in planning and implementing the security of applications and networks in support of several Maritime Domain Awareness Programs

Ms. Bennett holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University and Master of Science Degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University (NSA Center of Excellence). She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Fellows, Executive Service Development Seminar, and holds various Technical and Cyber Security certifications. Her awards include the National Security Agency's Frank B. Rowlett Award, Joint Civilian Service Commendation, Civilian of the Year, the Federal 100 (2017), Fed Scoop Top 50 Women in IT (2016 and 2017), and GCN DIG IT Award for Cyber Security (2016 and 2017). In addition to her professional work, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where she teaches Cybersecurity Management and Policy.


Donna Bennett
will be in the following session(s):

Welcome
10/17/19: 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Closing Remarks
10/17/19: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
10/17/19: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Interos Inc. and started the company with the vision that the future of doing business would be built on data, artificial intelligence and machine learning around global business relationships. Her drive to be the world's leading authority on supply chain transparency and assurance is embedded in the DNA of the company she built.

With more than 25 years of specialized experience in supply chain risk management (SCRM), vendor risk management, big data analytics, cybersecurity and supply chain strategy, Jennifer is a recognized leader in the development of integrated solutions that deliver mission readiness and operational excellence through the identification, visualization, and prioritization of opportunities and threats to an organization's global business network.

In addition to her visionary work and success in the software industry, Jennifer is a sought after speaker on the topic, and is a leading voice on economic opportunity for women. Through her involvement with the W(omen) 20, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), WIPP International and Quantum Leaps, she travels the world promoting women's economic empowerment through opportunity, collaboration and entrepreneurship.


Jennifer Bisceglie
will be in the following session(s):

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
10/17/19: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Technical Breakout Sessions - Host
10/18/19: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bill Bradd is the Branch Chief, Cybercity Solutions and Services section under Office of Cybersecurity and Office of IT Risk Management (OCRM) responsible for team managing situational awareness, Enterprise Security Operations Center and Computing Diagnostic Mitigation.

Bill Bradd has over 30 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity supporting various Federal agencies. He comes to the Department from the Census Bureau, where for nine (9) years, he was the Assistant Division Chief for Technical Security, Office of Information Security, where he managed teams providing Situational Awareness, Forensics Computer Incident Response and Security Operations Center activities for the Census Bureau and 2020 Decennial Census, as well as other special projects. Prior to joining the Census Bureau, he managed the IRS' Computer Security Incident Response Team, which provided centralized reporting and monitoring for both physical and cybersecurity. He began his federal career with the U.S. Custom Service (Customs and Boarder Protection) where he managed the Security Operations Center. Bill has 20 years cybersecurity experience in both the private and public sectors. Bill served 22 years in the USAF, 16 of which were as an Investigator with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.


Bill Bradd
will be in the following session(s):

Technical Breakout Sessions - Host
10/18/19: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Hardening the Network
10/17/19: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Dr. Jim Q. Chen, Ph.D. is Professor of Cyber Studies in the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at the U.S. National Defense University (NDU). His expertise is in cyber warfare, cyber deterrence, cyber strategy, cybersecurity technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Based on his research, he has authored and published numerous peer-reviewed papers, articles, and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Chen has also been teaching graduate courses on these topics. He is a recognized expert in cyber studies and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Jim Chen
will be in the following session(s):

Hardening the Network
10/17/19: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Master of Ceremonies
Registration - Host
10/17/19: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Bharat Dass is the Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Reporting and Analytics (CSRA) section under Office of Cybersecurity and Office of IT Risk Management (OCRM) responsible for FISMA compliance and reporting, workforce development, audit support, supply chain risk assessments and policy development.

Bharat Dass has over 20 years of experience in the field of cybersecurity supporting various Federal agencies first as a contractor and the last 5 years as a Department of Commerce employee. He has experience in governance, risk management and compliance focusing on FISMA, security policy development, audit support, system security assessment and authorizations, and vulnerability management. He joined NTIA/FirstNet as IT Security Manager/ISSO in 2014 where he stood up the cybersecurity program. Prior to joining FirstNet, he has worked at FDIC, DOL, DOE, HHS and Smithsonian Institute in various roles as Security Assessor, Security Analyst and Cybersecurity Program Manager. Bharat has a B.S in Electronics Engineering from NED University and M.B.A from Indiana University of PA. He holds the PMP, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, CAP, CIPP/G, ITIL V3 certifications.


Bharat Dass
will be in the following session(s):

Master of Ceremonies
Registration - Host
10/17/19: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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Where is FedRAMP Going?
10/17/19: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
John Hamilton is the Program Manager of Security Operations for FedRAMP. In this role, he works to ensure effective day-to-day operations of the FedRAMP PMO's Readiness Assessment review process, public-facing website, customer mailbox, and secure repository. He also coordinates with FedRAMP's Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and independent assessor accreditation body (A2LA) to ensure provisionally authorized Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) meet FedRAMP performance standards and guidelines.

John Hamilton
will be in the following session(s):

Where is FedRAMP Going?
10/17/19: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

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Keynote | The Role of Leadership in Cybersecurity
10/17/19: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for producing prioritized and executable resource investment options; collecting and reporting the $7 billion Air Force information technology (IT) presidential budget; developing and implementing results-oriented governance; performing Air Force IT system portfolio management analysis; and facilitating, validating, and reporting compliance with all federal/DoD/Air Force IT policy, Congressional mandates, and legal obligations. He is also the C4 representative on the Air Force Corporate Board.

Mr. Hatcher is from Selma, Ala. He completed 30 years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel, and entered federal civil service in July 2013. While on active duty, he served on the Joint Staff, a combatant command staff and two major commands. He commanded an installation in Southwest Asia, the Air Combat Command Communications Group at Langley AFB, VA; the 99th Communications Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV; and provisional commander 11th Communications Squadron, Bolling AFB, DC. His units won both Department of Defense and Air Force level awards. His previous assignment was the Director of Communications, Chief Information Officer, and the provisional Director, Nuclear Command Control and Communications (NC3) Center, Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command.

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Joint C4I Staff and Operations Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1994 Master of Science, Computer Systems Management, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1998 Joint and Combined Staff Officers Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2000 Air War College, by seminar
2007 Expeditionary Commanders Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix AFB, N.J.
2010 Cyberspace Operations Transition Course, by correspondence
2013 Nuclear 400 - Senior Leader Nuclear Management Course, Kirtland AFB, NM
2015 APEX Senior Executive Orientation Program, Washington DC
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. September 1983 - October 1986, Logistics Systems Programmer, Directorate of Logistics Management, Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. October 1986 - August 1991, Chief, Software Management Division, later Investigative Systems Project Manager, and later, Chief, Computer Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Computers, Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
3. August 1991 - July 1992, Chief, Command and Control Software Quality Assurance Section, Strategic Communications and Computer Center, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. August 1992 - November 1993, Chief, Nuclear Planning Systems, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
5. November 1993 - July 1995, Communications Officer, Communications Team Chief, and later, Chief of Command Center Communications, Directorate of Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. August 1995 - August 1998, Chief, C4 Plans and Programs Branch, C4 Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii
7. August 1998 - August 1999, Information Systems Flight Commander and later Provisional Commander, 11th Communications Squadron, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.
8. August 1999 - July 2000, Director, General Officer Matters, 11th Support Group, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
9. July 2000 - June 2002, Deputy Division Chief, Networks Division, Directorate of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. July 2002 - July 2004, Commander, 99th Communications Squadron, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. July


A.G. Hatcher, Jr.
will be in the following session(s):

Keynote | The Role of Leadership in Cybersecurity
10/17/19: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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EINSTEIN
10/17/19: 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Mr. Kalpos leads Service Integration for the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining DHS in 2014, Mr. Kalpos was a Certifying Authority within the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) and held other various cybersecurity related roles in industry.

Kalpos has taken DHS' Einstein 3 Accelerated to new heights by expanding adoption of the network defense system from 25 percent of the .gov enterprise in 2015 to more than 90 percent in 2016. He advised and briefed every civilian agency on the program and also serves as senior adviser to the White House, where he provides operational guidance to the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. CIO on Einstein activities. His stellar performance has also earned him a DHS leadership award and the NASA CIO Award.

Career highlight:

Giving a speech on cybersecurity and national security initiatives in the Ronald Reagan Building amphitheater days after the Office of Personnel Management breach occurred. I was humbled and honored to represent my department and my country, while fielding questions associated with arguably the largest breach in U.S. history.


Kosta Kalpos
will be in the following session(s):

EINSTEIN
10/17/19: 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

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Session 2 | The Role of Technical Staff in Securing the Network
10/18/19: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Assistant Director, he oversees the Center's efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. The Center provides a central venue for government and industry to combine their knowledge and capabilities in a uniquely collaborative and forward-looking environment. Center activities support both operational and strategic unified risk management efforts.

Mr. Kolasky's current position is the culmination of years of risk and resilience experience. He most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for NPPD's Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), before it became the CISA Infrastructure Security Division on November 16, 2018, where he led the coordinated national effort to reduce the risk posed by acts of terrorism and other cyber or physical threats to the nation's critical infrastructure, including soft targets and crowded spaces.

Mr. Kolasky has served in a number of other senior leadership roles, including acting Deputy Under Secretary for NPPD before it became CISA. In that position, he helped to oversee CISA's efforts to secure the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. He has also held a position as the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Infrastructure Security Division, where he led strategic planning, performance management and budgeting for the organization, and served as Director of the DHS Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure Integrated Task Force to implement Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, as well as Executive Order 13636 on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

He is also the former Assistant Director for the Office of Risk Management Analysis at DHS where he was responsible for developing policies and processes to enable risk-informed strategic decisions by DHS. Prior to joining DHS, he was a journalist and an entrepreneur. He helped start two of the first public policy web sites and served as the Managing Editor for IntellectualCapital.com.
Mr. Kolasky joined the Federal government in 2008 after six years as a management consultant. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002.


Bob Kolasky
will be in the following session(s):

Session 2 | The Role of Technical Staff in Securing the Network
10/18/19: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Verizon 2019 Data Break Investigations Report (DBIR)
10/17/19: 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM
Jim Meehan is the Global Investigation Manager for Global Security Services where he
coordinates the forensic investigations conducted by the investigative response unit worldwide.

Prior to working at Verizon, Jim worked with the United States Secret Service. With 27+ years
of law enforcement experience, his career spanned numerous disciplines within the United States
Secret Service to include supervising technical security countermeasures and tactics. He served
in a supervisory capacity on the Presidents Protective Detail during which he advanced to the
principal assignment on the President's Counter Assault Team. In his last assignment with the
agency he was the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of Cyber Operations. In that position he
supervised and engaged in historical transnational cybercrime investigations, oversaw the
Critical Systems Protection Program and all of the Secret Service network intrusion and forensic
examination programs.

He continues to cultivate key partnerships with members of government, academic, private
industry, national and international law enforcement entities. He is a prominent speaker on
transnational investigations both domestically and internationally.
Jim currently serves on the Advisory Panel for the International Association of Financial Crime
Investigators. He was previously a United States representative on the Five Eyes Law
Enforcement Group (Cyber Crime Operations) and the G-8 Roma-Lyon Cyber Crime Working
Group.

He has a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies (Counter Terrorism) from the National Defense
University and has graduated from the Chief Information Security Officer Program at Carnegie
Mellon University.


James Meehan
will be in the following session(s):

Verizon 2019 Data Break Investigations Report (DBIR)
10/17/19: 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM

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The Path Ahead
10/17/19: 8:35 AM - 9:00 AM
Department of Commerce

In his current position Mr. Mendes is the Department of Commerce acting Chief Information Officer.
Prior to this, he was the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration Bureau where he held responsibility for the global technology infrastructure for the entire organization.

Mr. Mendes is the recipient of multiple awards including MIT CIO Innovation Award. He was 2014 Nominee to the CIO Hall of Fame.

He is a co-author of the critically acclaimed "CTO Leadership Strategies" from Aspatore Books and is an internationally recognized leader in cloud technology adoption and the convergence of broadcasting, IT and new media technologies.

Previously, Mr. Mendes also served as the Acting CEO for the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, the CIO/CTO of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors and Director, Technology Services and Innovation for the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, of the United States of America. In 2015 he served as Interim CEO and in 2014 as Interim COO of the entire Agency.
In those capacities, Mr. Mendes oversaw the operations of the BBG entity that endeavors to provide the people of Cuba with access to objective news and information as well as the largest digital audio distribution system in the world through a $1.2B global network that includes 84 transmitting stations, utilizes 15 geo-stationary satellites, 3000+ affiliates, redundant circumnavigating fiber and a growing MPLS network. BBG broadcasts reach a weekly audience of 278 million in over 100 countries and 63 languages.

In his former position as SVP Strategic Planning and Global CIO for Special Olympics International, Mr. Mendes was responsible for the formulation of the organization's Strategic Plan and all aspects of the global movement's information technology, Internet and media infrastructures.
In the past, as Chief Technology Integration Officer at PBS, he was responsible for developing and implementing technology strategy in both Broadcasting Engineering and Information Technology divisions of the Public Broadcasting Service. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Pluvita, Inc. a biotechnology and bioinformatics startup.
He is the recipient of multiple industry awards including:
2010-2018 Top 100 Hispanic IT Executives
2008 MIT CIO Innovation Awards
2006 Mid-Atlantic IT Executive of the Year
2006 Mid-Market Leadership
2005 Technology Leadership in Broadcasting
2004 Innovation in Storage Award
2003 Excellence in Broadcast Engineering
2001 Premier 100 IT Leaders


André Mendes
will be in the following session(s):

The Path Ahead
10/17/19: 8:35 AM - 9:00 AM

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Cybersecurity Skills from the NICE Framework to Combat Cybercrime
10/17/19: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Title/Position:
•Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Program Office
•Senior Security Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
•NIST representative to Federal Cybersecurity Research & Development Interagency Groups

Bill Newhouse is the Deputy Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and Security Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Both NICE and the NCCoE are part of the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

As the deputy director of NICE, he leads and promotes efforts to foster, energize, and promote a robust network and an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development that can more effectively secure cyberspace and is lead author of the NICE Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181.

At the NCCoE, he is leading the drafting of practice guides that address broad technology gaps in cybersecurity implementations that affect areas of risk in the retail, hospitality, and Federal sectors. These projects rely on insight and passion from members of various industries who share a common goal of addressing cybersecurity risk by demonstrating that commercially available technologies can be configured to improve the ability of sectors to address cyber risk. Additionally, Mr. Newhouse promotes cybersecurity R&D coordination efforts as a co-chair of a federal cybersecurity interagency working group and as a regular representative of NIST at Federal cybersecurity focused R&D working groups.

Before coming to NIST in 2010, Mr. Newhouse spent five years detailed from the National Security Agency to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he worked initially with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and then with the Office of the Chief Information Officer for Identity and Information Assurance focused on cybersecurity R&D and technology discovery. He started his Federal career at NSA and worked there for 23 years focused initially on secure telecommunication systems, then on information assurance, and finally cybersecurity.
Mr. Newhouse is a graduate of both the Georgia Institute of Technology and George Washington University and has been with the federal government for over 30 years.


William Newhouse
will be in the following session(s):

Cybersecurity Skills from the NICE Framework to Combat Cybercrime
10/17/19: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Session 3 | Securing the Cloud - Zero Trust Networking
10/18/19: 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
Eric Pennaz is Cloud Solutions Architect for Google's Public Sector Cloud team based in Washington D.C. In this role, Eric shares responsibility for the direction of Google Cloud's US Federal Civilian work. He specifically focuses on cyber security, scientific computing, and artificial intelligence.
Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, and a Master's of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Eric Pennaz
will be in the following session(s):

Session 3 | Securing the Cloud - Zero Trust Networking
10/18/19: 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Integration of Privacy & Cybersecurity
10/17/19: 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Dr. Purvis is the Director of the Office of Privacy and Open Government (OPOG) and the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) at the United States Department of Commerce (DOC).

She is a Senior Executive Service member and performs as the Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP) within the DOC. In this capacity, Dr. Purvis serves as the key policy advisor on implementing the Privacy Act of 1974; the privacy provisions of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and of the E-Government Act of 2002; the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA); the principles of transparency and open government; and leads the Department's Directives Management Program. Dr. Purvis also represents the Department on the National Science and Technology Council, Federal CIO Council Privacy Committee.

Dr. Purvis served prior as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS). As the NESDIS CIO, Dr. Purvis was responsible for ensuring the security posture of ground control systems for critical high impact satellites including: the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite Preparatory Project (NPP), the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (NPOES), the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R series (GOES R), and multiple international level agreements for foreign data acquisition and exchange.

Dr. Purvis is an Attorney, a member of the Maryland Bar, and a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran with over 20 years of agency-level leadership experiences in information technology (IT) law, IT privacy, IT architecture, IT security, systems development, acquisitions, operations and maintenance, and program management.

Prior to her federal service, Dr. Purvis served as a Senior Manager Consultant to the government from the Noblis Earth Observation Systems Cyber Security/Information Assurance Group. Her work with Federal Agencies in this capacity dates to 2001. In the Air Force, she was a Communications and Computer Systems Officer who supported the Cyber Criminal Investigations (CCI) program. Her last assignment was at the USAF Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) as Chief of the Computer Operations Division.

Dr. Purvis is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, a dual major Master's degree in Acquisitions and Procurement, and Computer Information Resources from Webster University in St. Louis, and a Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University Law School.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Her awards include a Certificate of Outstanding Contribution from Noblis, a Certification of Recognition as a Rising Star from the Government and Defense Technology Awards Conference, an AFOSI Communications and Information Professionalism Award, AF Company Grade Officer of the Year, and four AF Company Grade Officer of the Quarter awards.


Catrina Purvis
will be in the following session(s):

The Integration of Privacy & Cybersecurity
10/17/19: 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

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Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
10/17/19: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Kanitra Tyler walked through NASA's doors more than two decades ago as a young student, and since then has become one of the most highly regarded leaders at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Agency. An expert in network security and cybersecurity policy, she is highly sought after for her expansive depth of knowledge. She is an informed voice and valued contributor at any table at which she takes a seat. With an unmatched reputation for transforming organizations through process and people, Kanitra is a passionate advocate for collaboration, and, in every role she assumes, proves that partnerships are what move missions forward.

Over the course of her constantly evolving career, Kanitra has held a number of roles, including the GSFC Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Program Manager of the inaugural IT Security Change Management team. In 2018, she was tapped to lead the Agency's Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Service. She has bought her full breadth of experience to the position, including a proven track record for successfully leading dynamic teams. Kanitra has set out to mature the Agency's capability to make near, real-time, risk-based decisions, and to create a culture of collaboration, efficiency and compliance.

Kanitra holds a Masters in Information Security, a Masters in Network Security, and several industry certifications, including a CISSP, CAP, CEH, NSA IAM/IEM, CHFI, CECES and ITIL v3.


Kanitra Tyler
will be in the following session(s):

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
10/17/19: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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