Breakout II

11:25 a.m. — 12:05 p.m.

Track A-2: Government Security Initiatives

The White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. FISMA. NIST's Cybersecurity Framework. There's no shortage of cybersecurity initiatives and tools created to secure federal agencies. But the rise in high-profile breaches, like those at OPM and on the Democratic National Committee, begs the question: Is it all working?

Emery Csulak, CISO, CMS
Jennifer Gilbert, Chief, Strategy Division Cybersecurity, DOD
Karl Mathias, CIO and Assistant Director, DOJ/U.S. Marshals Service
Moderator: Dominick Delfino, VP, WW Sales & Systems Engineering, VMware
Track B-2: The Government Workforce

Ask any CIO about their biggest concerns, and near the top of the list will be the dire need for more talented personnel. There's a lack of qualified technologists in the federal government, and agencies don't have the incentives or high salaries to draw IT and cybersecurity workers away from their cushy gigs in the private sector. In that type of environment, how does the federal government compete?

David Bacon, IT Director, Office of Human Resources, SSA
Mika Cross, Director of Strategic Communications, Digital and Public Engagement for the Veterans' Employment and Training Service, DOL
Moderator: Mike Wilkerson, Senior Director, End User Computing & Mobility Sales, Federal, VMware
Track C-2: Digital Transformation

As agencies move to digitize operations, they face a plethora of challenges in spite of the perceived efficiencies and cost savings moving away from legacy systems would bring. As barriers like a lack of funding, cultural pushback and risk aversion trouble agencies' first steps in modernization, what steps can they take to better enable this necessary digital transformation?

Dan Hoffman, Chief Innovation Officer, Montgomery County
Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Coby Holloway, VP, Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation Services, SAIC
Moderator: Dave Ryan, Senior Director, Public Sector Alliances, VMware