Small / Micro-Agency Chief Information Security Officers Council (SMAC) Spotlight Small Agencies: BIG Ideas

This event qualifies for 2 CPEs

A year into the pandemic-induced remote work era, agencies have and continue to improve on ways to implement and utilize collaboration tools to communicate, manage workflows, and organize and distribute information. However, this has not been a “one tool fits all agencies” situation, and collaboration platforms vary not only between agencies but also among their sub-organizations and offices. This lack of interoperable collaboration infrastructure hinders productivity, causes effort duplication, increases cost and reduces creativity. Furthermore, the lack of commonality can lead to inconsistent security levels. The GSA has been at the forefront of driving towards a sustainable, secure, standardized collaboration system. In this event, we hear from small agency leaders on their thoughts and feedback on this goal, its benefits, potential challenges, and preferred approaches. 

Speaker and Presenter Information

Alen Kirkorian

Division Chief, Office of Innovation, Strategy, and Security, U.S. Department of State / SMAC Community Lead


Guy Hadsall

Chief, Cyber Forensics Lab, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)


Ralph Mosios

Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency


Bobby Duffy

Chief Information Officer, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (pending agency approval)


Kristine Lam

Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, 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, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Census Bureau, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, USAID, State & Local Government, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Wed, May 12, 2021, 1:30pm - 3:30pm ET

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