The ATO and Cloud Security Summit

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Join us Thursday, July 11th for GovForward's 6th Annual ATO and Cloud Security Summit!


Close the gap! That’s the new policy push for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. FedRAMP was established to help standardize the government’s approach to using cloud service offerings. Between July 2019 and April 2023, agencies increased the number of authorizations by roughly 60 percent, expanding from core infrastructure to encompass a diverse landscape of software applications.


However, with growth comes complexity, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has highlighted areas fit for improvement – noting agency use of non-FedRAMP services and the need for consistent cost structures among Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), along with a call for guidance to better navigate FIPS 140-3 cryptographic requirements. To help bridge these gaps, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is finalizing new guidance informed by government and industry feedback.


During the 2024 “GovForward: The Government Cloud, Security, and ATO Summit,” you’ll hear from experts about the improved program changes and understand how advancements at the federal level are impacting the broader public sector market, including the Department of Defense and state & local governments.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of:

  • New FedRAMP guidance from the Office of Management and Budget
  • The strategic Emerging Technology Prioritization Framework and its potential to propel AI (Artificial Intelligence) authorizations forward.
  • Efforts to streamline and automate the Authority to Operate (ATO) process DoD guidance and updates for Impact Levels 4, 5, and 6 (IL4, IL5, and IL6)
  • New guidance on how CSPs can navigate cryptographic requirements contained in the Federal Information
  • Processing Standard (FIPS 140-3)
  • What’s next for StateRAMP and TX-RAMP, the Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program

Speaker and Presenter Information

Congressman Gerry Connolly

Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation


Eric Hysen*

Chief Information Officer and Chief AI Officer

Department of Homeland Security


Jeff King

Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer

Department of Treasury


Stanley Lowe*

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of Interior

Leah McGrath

Executive Director



Eric Mill*

Executive Director for Cloud

General Services Administration


Drew Myklegard*

Deputy Federal CIO

Office of Management and Budget


Jaime Schorr

Chief Cooperative Procurement Officer

The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)


J.R. Sloan

Chief Information Officer

State of Arizona


Joanne Woytek

Program Director



*Pending Agency Approval

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, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Jul 11, 2024, 8:00am - 4:45pm


Government/Military:  $0.00
Contractor/Private Sector/Retirees:  $195.00

Waldorf Astoria
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
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