CXO Tech Forum: Federal State of Cyber



Cyber threats are constantly evolving, requiring government and industry to develop new technologies and strategies to protect our Nation’s IT infrastructure and stay ahead of attackers. This event will examine the new Federal State of Cyber--increasing information security agencies, continuous monitoring, diagnostics and mitigation programs, supply chain risk management, cyber re-skilling academies and more. 


What you can expect: GovernmentCIO Media & Research events bring together leading academic, government, and industry technology transformers for real conversations, organic collaboration and networking.




7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Sunrise Breakfast Views


8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks


8:35 - 9:05 a.m. Protecting Patient Privacy

With the increased need for data interoperability and analyses for preventing and controlling health matters, how can government health agencies and industry work together to ensure continuous patient privacy?

  • Paul Cunningham, CISO, Veterans Affairs

  • Jeff Shilling, CIO, National Cancer Institute

  • Johnathon Brett, Director of Infrastructure & Cloud Architecture, NewWave

Moderator: Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research


9:05 - 9:35 a.m. Securing America’s Tech Infrastructure & Supply Chain

Stories like critical infrastructure hacks, crossover for privacy and security, and the advent of 5G dominate the news. What are the top information security professionals doing to ensure new and legacy infrastructure as well as supplier ecosystems are also secure?

  • Adrian Monza, Cyber Defense Branch Chief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS

  • Wanda Jones-Heath, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

  • Manuel Castillo, Senior IT Security Advisor, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Moderator: Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research


9:35 - 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote: Cyber Preparedness

What can agencies and industry do to more accurately and efficiently manage risk and increase cyber resilience? In the words of our Nation’s risk advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, “Defend today, secure tomorrow.”

  • Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Moderator: Amy Kluber, Managing Editor, GovernmentCIO Media & Research


10:15 - 10:25 a.m. Industry Perspective: John McClurg, Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large, Office of Security & Trust, BlackBerry Cylance


10:25 - 10:55 a.m. CDM and Cloud Security

Emerging technologies are requiring information security experts to fundamentally rethink how they approach security. As more government agencies shift their data to the cloud, they must also move from a perimeter security model to one that balances security with access. Similarly, with faster-moving threats and a growing number of networked devices, agencies seek to use continuous diagnostics and monitoring tools to protect their assets.

  • Beau Houser, CISO, Small Business Administration

  • Paul Beckman, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security

  • Jamie Holcombe, CIO, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Moderator: James Mersol, Research/Staff Writer, GovernmentCIO Media & Research


10:55 - 11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks


11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Networking

Speaker and Presenter Information

CISOs and senior cyberscurity leaders from FBI, Homeland Security, National Cancer Institute, Small Business Administration, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Veterans Affairs and more! 


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Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Jul 18, 2019, 7:30am - 11:30am

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Thu, Jul 18, 2019

The View of DC
1201 Wilson Blvd, Ste 214
Arlington, VA 22209
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