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Virtual Event

A discussion with federal executives and tech-minded members of Congress on how artificial intelligence and complex data analytics are improving the delivery of government services in agencies dedicated to medical research, health care and national security.


March 11, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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Brian R. Gattoni is the Chief Technology Officer for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Mr. Gattoni is responsible for the technical vision and strategicalignment of CISA data and mission services to manage risk to federal networks and critical infrastructure. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

Previously, Mr. Gattoni was the Chief of Mission Engineering & Technology responsible for developing innovative analytic techniques and new approaches to technology insertion to increase the value of DHS Cyber mission capabilities. In 2015, Mr. Gattoni was named the DHS Systems Engineer of the Year. Prior to joining DHS in 2010, Mr. Gattoni served in various positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency and the United States Army Test & Evaluation Command.

Mr. Gattoni holds a Master of Science Degree in Cyber Systems & Operations Planning from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

CTO, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS

Congresswoman Haley Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham. She earned a master’s degree in social policy and philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from American University.

Before being elected to Congress, Congresswoman Stevens served as the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Auto Rescue Task Force, the federal initiative responsible for saving General Motors, Chrysler, and 200,000 Michigan Jobs. She also played a key role in setting up the Office of Recovery for Automotive Communities and Workers, and the White House Office of Manufacturing Policy. After serving in the Obama Administration, Congresswoman Stevens worked in a manufacturing research lab focused on the future of work in the digital age.

Congresswoman Haley Stevens sits on the House Committee on Education & Labor, and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology, where she also serves as Chairwoman of the Research & Technology Subcommittee. On these Committees, Congresswoman Stevens works to protect access to healthcare, promote manufacturing, expand educational opportunity, stand up for workers’ rights, and increase investment in critical research and development. 

Congresswoman Stevens resides in Rochester Hills and attends Kensington Church in Troy.




Welcome Remarks



Keynote: Congress and AI Policy

Hear how Congress is helping guide the oversight and management of AI research within the federal government, shaping the usage of new technologies to better serve the American public.

  • Rep. Haley Stevens, (D-Mich.)

Federal AI Collaboration

Innovation-focused agencies are researching, developing and implementing AI tools focused on making the best use of new technologies to maintain America’s competitive edge and improve the efficiency of the federal government as a whole.

  • Bryan Lane, AI Lead, IT Modernization Centers Of Excellence, GSA
  • Lisa Nichols, Assistant Director for Academic Engagement, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President*
  • Kamie Roberts, Director, National Coordination Office (NCO), Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program*

Improving Research and Diagnostics with Data Analytics

AI and complex data analytics are pushing the frontiers of medical research and diagnostics while improving the treatment and detection of disease. Panelists will discuss how new methodologies are leading to better patient outcomes, as well as how data analytics are allowing for better insights into complex medical conditions.

  • Dr. Gil Alterovtiz, Director, National Artificial Intelligence Center, VA
  • CDR Ivonne Arena, Deputy Chief of Staff, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, DHA*
  • Bakul Patel, Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence, FDA*
  • Karen Matthews, Lead Medical Informatics Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems*

AI and Advanced Data Analytics for National Security

Data is a critical asset for identifying threats to various aspects of national security, including pathological and environmental threats, warfare, homeland security and intelligence matters. How are officials within the national security space applying artificial intelligence to data to make quick insights and decisions to protect the country?

  • Brig. Gen. Matthew Easley, Director, AI Task Force, Army Futures Command*
  • Brian Gattoni, CTO, CISA
  • Eric Schmidt, Co-Chair, National Security Commission on AI*
  • Barry Smith, Transportation Security Lab Manager, Applied Research Division, DHS*

Fireside Chat: How AI is Helping DOD Innovate

Defense leaders are using artificial intelligence to streamline workflows and enable cyber resiliency. At the Defense Department, excitement for emerging technologies like AI are impacting how leaders are strategizing around acquisition, cybersecurity and more.

  • Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, Director, JAIC, DOD*

Closing Remarks