Disruptive DevSecOps

Disruptive DevSecOps

 
Disruptive DevSecOps
Disruptive DevSecOps
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Agencies are continuously updating their software development lifecycles and IT operations. More than ever, it’s critical for them to maintain a short timeframe during this process to improve workflows. Strong DevSecOps strategies and transformational cultures are critical for developing modern, efficient and secure digital services to meet agency mission needs. This includes agile methods in coding, infrastructure support and security, and building the skilled workforce to collaborate and support these services.

Date
August 18, 2022
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET
Where
Virtual event
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Disruptive DevSecOps

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Hear from Drew Myklegard, Acting Deputy Federal CIO, OMB and Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research.

Defense leaders have also described DevSecOps as critical to implementing the Joint All Domain Command-and-Control (JADC2) initiative, elevating software factories to harbingers of DOD IT modernization. Hear from Army Software Factory and the Air Force’s Kessel Run and 309th Software Engineering Group about how they’re preparing DOD IT for the future.

Hear from Dave Cantrell, CISO, BESPIN, U.S. Air Force, Robert DeVincent, Chief Software Officer, 309th Software Engineering Group, U.S. Air Force, Manuel Gauto, Chief Engineer, Black Pearl, U.S. Navy and …

Hear from federal cybersecurity experts on how their organizations are employing DevSecOps for secure development cycles that pair agility and speed of deployment with the most up-to-date protections against an evolving threat landscape. Panelists include Joe Garcia, DevOps Security Engineer, CyberArk, Elizabeth Schweinsberg, Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service and Jennifer Swanson, Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), U.S. Army.

Hear from Linda Ennis, Director, Transition Management and EHRM IO Release Manager, VA.

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Agenda

 
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Welcome Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: DevOps for Cloud Migration

  • Drew Myklegard, Acting Deputy Federal CIO, OMB
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
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Panel: Building a DevSecOps Culture with DOD Software Factories

The Defense Department’s new software modernization strategy, announced in February, calls for all military service branches and DOD components to implement DevSecOps practices to improve software delivery and security, highlighting DOD software factories as the leaders in this effort. Defense leaders have also described DevSecOps as critical to implementing the Joint All Domain Command-and-Control (JADC2) initiative, elevating software factories to harbingers of DOD IT modernization. Hear from Army Software Factory and the Air Force’s Kessel Run and 309th Software Engineering Group about how they’re preparing DOD IT for the future.

  • Dave Cantrell, CISO, BESPIN, U.S. Air Force
  • Robert DeVincent, Chief Software Officer, 309th Software Engineering Group, U.S. Air Force
  • Manuel Gauto, Chief Engineer, Black Pearl, U.S. Navy
  • Moderator: Nikki Henderson, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Panel: DevOps for Better Security

Modernization programs such as cloud migration and edge computing come with new security risks, and their development can open agencies to distinct vulnerabilities. Hear from federal cybersecurity experts on how their organizations are employing DevSecOps for secure development cycles that pair agility and speed of deployment with the most up-to-date protections against an evolving threat landscape. 

  • Joe Garcia, DevOps Security Engineer, CyberArk
  • Elizabeth Schweinsberg, Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service*
  • Jennifer Swanson, Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), U.S. Army
  • Moderator: Sarah Sybert, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: DevSecOps’ Role in EHR Implementations

  • Linda Ennis, Director, Transition Management and EHRM IO Release Manager, VA
  • Moderator: Adam Patterson, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research

Featuring

 
CISO, BESPIN, U.S. Air Force

Linda A. Ennis is the director of transition management for VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Integration Office (EHRM IO). In that role, she drives technology requirements for the department’s new electronic health record (EHR) solution, supporting key functions of enterprise architecture and engineering, cybersecurity, data migration, interoperability, identity and access management, health data products, applications transitions, data management and integration and infrastructure/networking.

Ms. Ennis supports EHRM IO’s Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer (ODCIO) in the development of strategies and initiatives for EHRM IO’s achievement of its agency priority goals. Her areas of responsibility include driving the effective use of information technology for service management across the VA enterprise.

Ms. Ennis’s most recent experience includes oversight of planning, integration, reporting and management activities in support of VA’s IT program for the Office of Information and Technology’s (OIT) Office of the Chief Information Office. She delivered the first enterprise cloud broker contract for the VA an achievement recognized by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) and other federal organizations. In addition, her experience includes financial and programmatic support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Business Systems division and the OIT Program Management Office and Product Development divisions. Ms. Ennis has implemented various methodologies to identify, assess and manage the requirements on many of these programs at NIH and VA.

Ms. Ennis brings to VA 27 years of progressive experience in leadership roles spanning the public and private sectors, as a technology innovator, adviser and entrepreneur in the fields of domestic and international business, financial management and IT, where she was responsible for the design, engineering, operational management and governance of complex IT solutions. She has supported global scale program management, continuity of operations and risk analysis support within the federal government and in the commercial sector. Ms. Ennis’ breadth of hands-on experience in organizational design and transformation brings new perspectives in partnership and creative problem-solving on many highly visible and successful programs and projects.

Ms. Ennis attended the University of Colorado. She is an avid sports enthusiast, skier, golfer and bibliophile.

Director, Transition Management and EHRM IO Release Manager, VA

Mr. Robert “Devo” DeVincent is the Chief Software Officer of the 309 Software Engineering Group, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah from February 2022 to present. He is a technical advisor for an engineering organization with roughly 1,900 scientists and engineers providing software, hardware, cloud, and Dev*Ops solutions for multiple ground based, air borne, and space based DoD weapon systems and/or platforms that include the F-16, F-22, A-10, KC-135, C-17, Minute Man III ICBM, Sentinel ICBM, Military Strategic and Tactical Relay, C3I, F-35, and others. The engineering team specializes in software engineering, hardware design, automatic test systems, test driven development, automated deployment, simulation and emulation, mission planning, technology updates, web-based design, and systems engineering. Mr. DeVincent is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ogden Silicon Slopes Aerospace and Defense Chapter.

After an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Crops, Mr. DeVincent immediately began his civil service career at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah in April 2014. He has served in various levels of responsibility including Product Owner, Team Lead, Test Director, Subject Matter Expert, Program Manager, Cloud & Dev*Ops Senior Technical Advisor, Technical Director, and Chief Software Officer.

Prior to his current position, Mr. DeVincent was employed as a Senior Technical Consultant supporting the development of the On-Site Managed Services (OMS) Cloud Solution, an S6 Platoon Sergeant at Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 38 where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and fulfilled a voluntary two year religious/service mission in South America where he learned Spanish, Portuguese, and Guaraní.

Chief Software Officer, 309th Software Engineering Group, U.S. Air Force

As a DevOps Security Engineer for CyberArk, Joe Garcia has an expert-level background in DevOps, Cloud and Security and is currently focused on creating strategies and best practices to help customers automate success. As CyberArk's subject-matter expert in automation, Joe Garcia shares CyberArk's vision of building a security community that is as agile as the automation they are securing in today's fast paced environments. You can typically find him spreading that shared vision at DevOps events, conferences, webinars, podcasts, and anywhere automation is a hot topic. Follow him on YouTube, LinkedIn, & Twitter at InfamousJoeG.

DevOps Security Engineer, CyberArk

Manuel Gauto is the Director of Engineering at SOLUTE, a Sigma Defense Company, and supports Black Pearl, the Department of Navy’s software modernization enablement organization, as Chief Engineer.

In his current position, Mr. Gauto is responsible for the technical direction and execution of the Black Pearl portfolio of services. Prior to his work on Black Pearl, Mr. Gauto worked with the Navy surface, subsurface, and airborne communities on a variety of software modernization projects that include rearchitecting existing programs of record and deployment of software factories to develop novel capability for the fleet.

Mr. Gauto holds a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics from George Mason University.

Chief Engineer, Black Pearl, U.S. Navy
Acting Deputy Federal CIO, OMB

Elizabeth Schweinsberg is a Security Engineer with the Digital Service at CMS after 9 years in corporate threat detection and incident response with Facebook and Google. She works to keep the internal networks safe from malware, hackers, and the Internet. Ms. Schweinsberg has been in the computer industry for over a decade and in digital forensics since 2005 in both the government and private sector. When not behind the computer, Ms. Schweinsberg can often be found behind a book or sewing machine.

Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service

As a member of the Senior Executive Service since April 16, 2017, Ms. Swanson currently serves as the Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)).  In this position, Ms. Swanson leads digital engineering across ASA(ALT), with a focus on implementation of agile software development, DevSecOps, and data centricity.

Ms. Jennifer Swanson previously served as the Director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC) headquartered in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Ms. Swanson provided state of the art software engineering products and services throughout the Army.  The SEC supports C5ISR systems with a portfolio that includes tactical, business and logistics systems. As Director, she oversaw a global mission, running an organization of approximately 3,000 military, civilian and industry employees, with an annual budget in excess of $600 million.

Her previous assignment was Deputy Program Manager (DPM), Mission Command, Program Executive Office for Command Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), where she oversaw development and fielding of the Army’s mission command suite of software, including Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE). Prior to DPM, she was also Director of Technical Management Division, PEO C3T where she managed the integration of tactical network packages providing mobile voice and data communications across the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) down to the dismounted Soldier with mission command software to provide complete capability to deploying BCTs.

Former assignments include Chief, Technical Management Division of PEO C3T’s former Project Manager, Tactical Radio Communications Systems (PM TRCS), Product Director of PM WIN-T’s Tactical Network Architectures and Configurations-Current, Evaluator with the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity and developer and division chief with the CECOM Software Engineering Center.

Ms. Swanson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Monmouth University. She is Level III certified in Systems Engineering and Program Management.

Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), U.S. Army

Agenda

 
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Welcome Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: DevOps for Cloud Migration

  • Drew Myklegard, Acting Deputy Federal CIO, OMB
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
-

Panel: Building a DevSecOps Culture with DOD Software Factories

The Defense Department’s new software modernization strategy, announced in February, calls for all military service branches and DOD components to implement DevSecOps practices to improve software delivery and security, highlighting DOD software factories as the leaders in this effort. Defense leaders have also described DevSecOps as critical to implementing the Joint All Domain Command-and-Control (JADC2) initiative, elevating software factories to harbingers of DOD IT modernization. Hear from Army Software Factory and the Air Force’s Kessel Run and 309th Software Engineering Group about how they’re preparing DOD IT for the future.

  • Dave Cantrell, CISO, BESPIN, U.S. Air Force
  • Robert DeVincent, Chief Software Officer, 309th Software Engineering Group, U.S. Air Force
  • Manuel Gauto, Chief Engineer, Black Pearl, U.S. Navy
  • Moderator: Nikki Henderson, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Panel: DevOps for Better Security

Modernization programs such as cloud migration and edge computing come with new security risks, and their development can open agencies to distinct vulnerabilities. Hear from federal cybersecurity experts on how their organizations are employing DevSecOps for secure development cycles that pair agility and speed of deployment with the most up-to-date protections against an evolving threat landscape. 

  • Joe Garcia, DevOps Security Engineer, CyberArk
  • Elizabeth Schweinsberg, Digital Services Expert, U.S. Digital Service*
  • Jennifer Swanson, Chief Systems Engineer for the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), U.S. Army
  • Moderator: Sarah Sybert, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: DevSecOps’ Role in EHR Implementations

  • Linda Ennis, Director, Transition Management and EHRM IO Release Manager, VA
  • Moderator: Adam Patterson, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research

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