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Cyber Resilience Summit: Modernizing and Securing Government IT

October 19, 2017


Topic: Reducing Modernization Risk through Compliance to Software and Risk Management Standards


Hosted by: Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) in cooperation with the Object Management Group (OMG) and IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00am – 3:15pm followed by “Cyber Mingle” until 4:00pm


Venue: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA


Contact: 781-444-1132 x149


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With passage of the Technology Modernization Act and Executive Order for Cyber Security seeking to modernize and secure legacy systems, forward-leaning public officials, standards bodies, and IT Communities of Interests are converging for the 4th annual Cyber Resilience Summit on October 19 in Arlington, VA. With growing threats from a tech savvy adversary, Federal agencies need to embrace advanced risk management and modernization practices proven effective in the global IT market.


If you look at the Trump agenda, you understand that the government is trying to maximize the use of commercial innovation, commercial standards and commercial best practices, and in doing so, direct that at the modernization and security of legacy systems that right now are the #1 cyber threat.


The program will cover the topics of risk-managed digital transformation and the practical application of systems engineering to support agile acquisition, cloud readiness, big data, technical debt control, and cyber risk management of complex mission, C2, weapon and citizen-facing systems.



Registration is complimentary for government employees; industry $250; includes refreshments and lunch.









8:00 Registration and Coffee Social
8:20 Welcome Remarks
Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
– John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
8:30 Opening Keynote Panel
– Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer
– Greg Smithberger, CIO/CTO, NSA
– Donald Freese, FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Information Technology
9:15 Titans of Cyber Panel: Policy and Directives for Modernizing and Securing Legacy IT
Topics: FITARA, MGT Act, Executive Order for Cyber Security
Lead: Dr. Edward E. Amoroso, CEO, Tag Cyber LLC

– Jeffrey Eisensmith, CISO, DHS OCIO
– Sara Mosley, Acting Director for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, DHS CS&C
– Jack Wilmer, Cyber lead for American Technology Council, White House OSTP
– Ken Bible, Deputy CIO, U.S. Marine Corps
10:30 Break & Networking
10:45 Standards to Measure and Manage Security, Resilience and Technical Debt
– Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
– John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
11:25 Cyber Resilience Standards of Practice
Lead: Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)

– Dr. Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST
– Roberta Stempfley, Director of SEI’s CERT Division
– Herb Krasner, University of Texas at Austin (ret.), Texas IT Champion
– Marc Jones, Director of Public Sector Outreach (Vol), Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
12:15 Luncheon and Networking
12:45 Luncheon Keynote: Navy Cyber Way Forward
– Dr. Thresa Lang, Deputy Director, Navy Cybersecurity/Deputy Director, Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy)
1:15 Titans of Cyber Panel: Best Practices and Innovations for Rapid, Secure Modernization

Lead: John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)

– Therese Firmin, Principal Director, DCIO (CS) and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Defense
– Jose Arrieta, Director, Office of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations, GSA
– Brigadier General (ret) Greg Touhill, former U.S. CISO; President of Cyxtera Federal Group
– Matt Conner, CISO, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

2:15 Supply Chain and Integration Risk Management
Lead: Joe Jarzombek, Global Manager, Synopsys Software Integrity Group

– Emile Monette, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, DHS OCISO
– Shon Lyublanovits, IT Security Category Manager and Director of the Security Services Division for the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
– Dave Duma, Acting Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense
– Don Davidson, Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition Integration Division, Department of Defense (DoD-CIO)
3:15 Closing Remarks
’til 4:00 informal “Cyber Mingle”












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