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.
Joe Klimavicz – CIO, Department of Justice
John Edwards – CIO, CIA
Robert Adams – CIO, State Department
Fireside Chat: Lt. Col. Chris Cline, Director of Strategic Plans, U.S. Army
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
Keynote speech: Thomas Michelli -- Acting Principal Deputy CIO, Cybersecurity, Department of Defense
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