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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Maggiano's, 1201 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Welcome Reception for Early Arrivals

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Training Rooms, 1st Floor Convention Center
Immersive Training on Technical and Professional Development Topics

Unique courses led by experts in their field.  Receive up to eight (8) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs).  Training courses can be added as part of conference registration or separately.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
River Winds Golf & Tennis Club
Golf Outing at River Winds Golf & Tennis Club

Registration and Light Continental Breakfast at 7:30 am; Shotgun start at 9 am.  

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Excursions (Food Tour and Historical Tour)

Taste of Philly Food Tour and Constitutional Walking Tour

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
TechKnow Showcase | Partner Pavilion
Reception
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
ImagineNation Theater
Welcome Dinner/Keynote
Keynote Speaker:

Jack Uldrich - Global Futurist, Speaker, Author

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Continental Breakfast
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Imagine Nation Theater
Opening Keynote
Speakers

Dana Deasy - Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

Keir Dullea - "2001: A Space Odyssey" turns 50: An Interview with Lead Actor Kier Dullea 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Partner Pavilion
Partner Pavilion
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:15am to 10:50am
Center Stage
IoT in Action: Drones vs. Natural Disasters and Emergency Response

Drones are having a major impact on wildland firefighting, natural disasters (storms, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes).

  • Unmanned aircraft offer unique capabilities that no other vehicle can provide. Use of drones in fighting wildfires is still in its infancy, but fire departments around the country are figuring out new ways to use drones to their advantage.
  • Drones also provide 360-degree views, aiding existing manned aircraft in search and rescue efforts. In the face of a massive wildfire, the ability to have a constant, full view of the blaze is an invaluable tool. DOI maintains a fleet of over 300 drones used in various DOI mission responsibilities.
  • Their use in monitoring the volcano eruptions in Hawaii will be showcased.
Speaker

Richard Thurau – Remote Sensing Specialist, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Office of Aviation Services, U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. gain insights into how unmanned drone fleets are being used in diverse mission areas in government;
  2. see the impact of drone usage in conducting reconnaissance and assistance; and
  3. experience dramatic footage from drone video cameras used in the Hawaiian volcano eruption  natural disaster relief.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 1
Getting Real - Mission Value Being Achieved through Technological Innovations

Leading federal and commercial entities have already generated business-model-altering results through embracing automation, AI, and DevOps.

  • This panel will explore actual experience and hands on demos of industry or government implementation of emerging technologies and will explore the business model impacts short medium and longer term.
  • It will consider impact on: 1) cost of service delivery; 2) quality of service delivery; 3) human impacts; 4) creation of real options and other relevant experience that can impact service to the citizen.
  • Includes demos & case studies
Speakers

Tony Cossa - OCI Senior Product Strategist, Oracle

Paul Gibson - Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Justin Wear - Director of Design Research, Capgemini Invent

Business Innovation : Embracing the Digital Revolution 

Learning Objectives: 

1. See actual examples of the impact of speed and quality driven by DevOps and automated testing at USCIS.
2. Learn about cost and service delivery improvements driven in a major outsourcing company's back office through implementation of robotic process automation.
3. Hear about how machine learning is changing the economics of service delivery in a major US Federal agency.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 2
FITARA Forward - Propelling the Mission Forward

This interactive session will be a panel of government FITARA experts who will discuss the ways they have approached the continually evolving FITARA requirements for CFO-ACT agencies.

  • Topics will include the organizational changes they have made to comply with FITARA, how they have approached the FITARA scorecard process, and how they have reacted to and changed their processes to improve their scores that were not in line with what they wanted to receive.
  • The discussion will also include conversation surrounding the new portions of the FITARA scorecard, such as SLM, direct report to Secretary, MGT, and TBM.
  • Finally, the discussion will surround how FITARA has helped make a difference in agency success, and ability to meet mission-critical goals.
Speaker

Flip Anderson – Director, FITARA Operations, Office of the Information Resource Management Center

Lesley Briante - Associate CIO of Enterprise Planning and Governance, General Services Administration 

Max Everett - Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Leigh Anne Giraldi –  Associate Chief Information Officer,  IT Business Management

David Powner - Director for Strategic Engagement and Partnerships, MITRE Corporation

Modernizing for Mission Success: Making Modernization Happen

Learning Objectives: 

1. Learn how several Federal Agencies are dealing with the impact of FITARA legislation in the 2 ½ years they have been required to comply with its requirements.
2. Understand how FITARA legislation and scorecards are impacting Federal agencies and improving their IT processes and policies.
3. Engage with several Federal agencies what they would like to change or see incorporated into future.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 3
Driving Cross-Fed Efficiency via PMA [#ThreadingPMAneedle]

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) is much more than a blueprint for good government and management.

  • It can help agencies become a more modernized, efficient and customer-focused organization. Engage with panel members, understand “user profiles” and learn how the PMA can accelerate modernization, with a particular focus on IT Modernization and Sharing Quality Services.
  • Bring your questions and be part of the conversation on driving efficiency.
Speakers

Courtney Anderson – Electronic Records Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration

Stephanie Mango – Senior Vice President, CGI Federal

Dan Pomeroy – Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, General Services Administration

Modernizing for Mission Success: Optimizing for Excellence [#Optimizing4Excellence]

Learning Objectives: 

1. Learn how the PMA can help agencies achieve their modernization goals.
2. Understand how goals and milestones of the PMA intersect and support common outcomes.
3. Help agencies tactically understand how to leverage PMA via the “user profiles”.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
Talent Management - Aligning the Workforce to IT Modernization Goals & Priorities

This session links with PMA CAP Goal 1: IT Modernization, CAP Goal 2: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset,  and CAP goal 3: Developing a Workforce for the 21st Century. This session is focused on what will be required to successfully transform the Government workforce as IT Modernization increasingly requires new skill in IT and other areas (Acq, HC, etc).

  • Session will include an overview from government leaders around the challenges ahead and facilitated small table discussions about overcoming challenges to create a successful future state of the Federal Workforce.
Speakers

Dorothy Aronson - Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Anjelica Dortch - Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Management and Budget

Trey Kennedy - Senior Advisor, Federal CIO Council, General Services Administration

Joanie Newhart - Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Management and Budget

Robyn Rees - Senior IT Governance & Strategy Advisor, Budget Lead, National Science Foundation, Office of Information and Resource Management, Division of Information Systems

Debra Tomchek - Vice President, ICF

Traci Walker - Director, Digital Service Procurement, US Digital Service

Empowering the Workforce in the Digital Age

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn about Federal Workforce challenges associated with IT Modernization Efforts.
  2. Create a vision for an Evolved Federal Workforce empowered to use IT Modernization to better meet mission and drive employee development.
  3. Introduction to solutions being implemented within federal government to overcome WF development Obstacles.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
VA - The Experience is Everything: Preparing for the Journey

How Might We Identify Where We are on the CX Journey?

Speaker

Barbara Morton - Department of Veterans Affairs

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
DOEd - Driving down Cyber Risks & Reducing the Attack Surface

How Might We Tackle Shadow IT & Asset Management Beyond the Firewall?

Speaker

Steve Hernandez - Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
NASA - DATA, DATA, DATA & Blockchain

How Might We Better Use Emerging Technology to Capture Data Faster and Understand the Business of Government?

Speaker

John Sprague - Acting Associate Chief Information Officer for the Technology, Data and Innovation Division in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, NASA

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
USDA - Come Grow with Us

How Might We Gain Internal and Constituent Agreement on Enhancing Farmers.gov?

Speaker

Darren Ash – Assistant Chief Information Officer, USDA/Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area

Francisco Salguero – Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Center Stage
Intelligent Personal Assistants: Humans and High Tech Are Delivering Government Services

Intelligent Personal Assistants (IPAs) are software solutions designed to assist people with basic tasks, usually providing information using natural language. GSA’s Emerging Citizen Technology program has launched an open-sourced pilot to guide dozens of federal programs to make public service information available to consumer IPAs for the home and office, such as Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant, and Facebook Messenger.

  • IPAs can perform tasks or services on behalf of an individual based on user input and location awareness.
  • While helping solve quality of service issues, it elevates questions about long-term costs, security, privacy, and accessibility concerns.
  • Do you trust the IPA cloud providers to filter and store your online interactions, meetings and conversations in the cloud?

This session will focus on EMMA, a computer-generated virtual assistant who can answer questions and take you to the right spot on the USCIS website for immigration information and needs.

Speaker

Mariela Melero – Chief, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Courtney Winship – Division Chief, Digital Services Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. see a live demo of an Interactive Personal Assistant technology in action at US Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS);
  2. understand prudent steps to take to implement similar IPAs in their own organizations; and
  3. learn how citizen and business experiences can be enhanced with these new technologies.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:35am to 12:00pm
Center Stage
Face-Off: IT Contractors Working with the Government Must Have Cyber Insurance

Cyber-insurance is used to protect businesses and individual users from Internet-based risks, and risks relating to information technology infrastructure and activities.

  • Over the past 24 months, the discussion around cybersecurity has changed from a technical problem to be solved to a major risk that needs to be managed. In the United States, no discussion of major risk management can be held without addressing the role of the insurance industry.
  • Cybersecurity is no different. Insurance is embedded in our daily lives when dealing with risk.


From the requirement for businesses to hold insurance to the critical role in national safety to recover from major disasters such as hurricanes, epidemics and even war, insurance is a key element of the solution. So what is the insurance industry’s role in the cybersecurity fight?

  • Who pays for the recovery of a major cyber attack and how does insurance provide needed support?
  • Should Government contractors be required to hold insurance to assure that critical federal programs can survive an attack?
  • Is there enough coverage that critical infrastructure and major business can recover from a cyber attack?
Speakers

Chip Block – Vice President, Evolver

Ross Nodurft – Principal, Government Solutions

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the pros and cons of requiring government contractors to carry some level of cyber insurance in order to do business with the government;
  2. gain insights into how the commercial sector is approaching cyber insurance with its contractors and suppliers;
  3. learn about the potential federal market impact of cyber insurance requirements; and
  4. discover how cyber insurance would change federal versus contractor financial responsibilities when breaches or incidents occur.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Lunch Keynote, Awards, and Partners Graduation
Speaker

Margaret Weichert – Deputy Director, Management, Office of Management and Budget

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
Innovation Session: Customer Experience

Focused on a user-centric design from the beginning, come hear how the GSA FASt Lane Blockchain Project was built with a combined understanding of the business objectives and the intent of the system with the needs of the user. Built on blockchain, GSA took advantage of various aspects of this emerging technology to benefit the user.

Speaker

Michelle White – Director of Shared Services & IT Products Contract Operations, Information Technology Category (ITC), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
Innovation Session: Cybersecurity

Are you aware of the contractor information security requirements and the consequences for non-compliance to your future federal work? Two CISO’s will discuss how to be successful in implementing these requirements.

Speakers

Darren Death - Vice President of Information Security, Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal

Steven Hernandez - Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
Innovation Session: Emerging Technology

IBM Applies Machine Learning to Assist TSA in Finding Hidden Weapons

  • Hear how IBM is assisting TSA to improve threat object detection for x-ray baggage screening in the checkpoint environment.
  • The team will discuss early machine learning successes where this technology demonstrated a 99% detection rate for a handgun threat.
Speaker

Dr. Russell Taylor - IT Architect, IBM

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
Innovation Session: Modernization

Farmers.gov: Bringing User-Centered Design to Life with Rapid Prototyping

Speaker

Francisco Salguero – Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 2:50pm
Center Stage
Using Emerging Technologies to Battle the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse is hitting crisis levels in our Nations.  Technologies such as Big Data, Analytics, Real-time Situational Awareness and Visualization solutions can help agencies identify, locate, and dispatch immediate response. With predictive capabilities, agencies can aggregate and analyze data to quickly develop public health strategies and monitor impact.

  • Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. 
  • The U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Treasury are among the cabinet-level federal agencies focused on this National Crisis.
Speaker

Stanley Campbell - CEO, EagleForce Associates Inc. 

John Roach - Director of the Analytics Practice, KSM Consulting

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the full extent of the opioid crisis in this country;
  2. become familiar with how big data analytics and new visualization technologies can help find stop abusive prescription trends; and
  3. see first-hand through an on-line demo the power of new analytical technologies being put in place.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 1
Technology Business Management - Tools to Transform Mission Delivery

This panel will give an overview of what TBM is, what it measures, and the kinds of conversations and decisions about incremental and transformational change the tool enables. Overview + Case study.

Speakers

Sheena Burrell - IT Business Manager, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Jason Gray - Chief Information Officer, U. S. Department of Education

Denise Hill - Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Raymond Lewis - Deputy Program Manager, EIS PMO, General Services Administration

Thomas H. Murphy - VP for Information Technology and the University CIO, University of Pennsylvania

Kelly Morrison - Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Federal Government, Office of Management and Budget

Dave Newberry - Business Development, Leidos

Todd Tucker - Vice President, Standards, Research & Education, Technology Business Management Council

Bill Zielinski - Acting Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, General Services Administration

Business Innovation: Embracing the Digital Revolution

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 2
Developing a Workforce for the 21st Century

The President’s Management Agenda Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal 3, Developing a Workforce for the 21st Century, “is to align and strategically manage the workforce to efficiently and effectively achieve the Federal Government’s Mission.” Hear from OPM Senior Advisors who are leading the strategy to achieve CAP Goal 3 objectives. Our presenters will provide an overview on OPM’s primary areas of focus, then delve into the strategy OPM is driving across Government to achieve CAP Goal 3. Look forward to learning more about the initiative to digitize federal employee records and to provide HR support in managing the Cyber Workforce.

Speakers

Stephen Billy – Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management  

John Mullins – President’s Management Agenda Project Manager, Office of Personnel Management 

Basil Parker – Senior Advisor for Information Technology Workforce Development, Office of Personnel Management 

Terri Shaffer – Management and Program Analyst,  General Services Administration (Moderator)

Empowering the Workforce in the Digital Age

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the objectives of PMA CAP Goal 3 and the role of OPM
  2. Participants will learn about modernization and digitalization efforts including the Cyber Workforce and the Employee Digital Record
  3. Participants will learn what opportunities are ahead, and be able to ask questions.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 3
Data Breach Implications

When exposed or leaked data comes into the public eye what happens? News media skims through what they can, political opponents look for ammo, blame is placed, and lawsuits begin. What about the long game? A determined adversary would look at this data and ask: how can I develop assets and long-term access into specific organizations at the right level?

  • What are the possible implications to national security and the privacy and integrity of the individuals whose data has been stolen and what risks does that pose?
  • Examine the foundational doctrine approach to HUMINT (Human Intelligence) and who is a target and why.
    • This can include key decision makers, scientists, local political personalities, law enforcement personnel, religious leaders, and many more.
    • We discuss how PAA (placement, access, and accessibility) are applied to groups, trends, programs, science, military, and government.
    • This is what Foreign Intelligence Services may be doing with the data
Speaker

Brian Done – Deputy Chief Technology Officer,  Department of Homeland Security

Steve Wallace – Technical Director of the Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Shanna R. Webbers -  Acting Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Procurement Executive, The Department of the Treasury 

Enterprise Resilience: Moving to the Edge 

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
IT Modernization Dark Data Discovery & Classification in your Journey to the Cloud

There is a recognition that agencies are fearful of moving to cloud due to the fact that they do not know what data they have on premise. What do they do with their sensitive data?

  • This session will discuss the roadblocks to cloud and how to overcome them.
  • The goal will be to help create a roadmap for agencies to determine what they have and how they should move to cloud for a smooth transition.
Speaker

Torrin Cummings -  Senior Manager for Intranet Portal Solutions, Internal Revenue Service

Ashley Mahan - Acting Director, General Services Administration

Jason Miller - Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Shane Perry - IT Specialist, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)

Donna Roy - Executive Director, Information Sharing and Services Office, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security 

Modernizing for Mission Success: Making Modernization Happen 

Learning Objectives: 

1. How to assess what data you have and what you need to secure.
2. How to reduce risk and reduce the possibility of breaches.
3. How to develop a roadmap to move content to the cloud (or a hybrid solution)
4. How to identify what data can be on prem and what should be in the cloud.  5.  How to address privacy, governance, and security.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
VA - The Experience is Everything: Preparing for the Journey

How Might We Meet New CX Requirements for Federal Agencies?

Speaker

Barbara Morton - Department of Veterans Affairs

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
USDA - Come Grow With Us

How Might We Manage Expectations of Users and Demonstrate Value?

Speaker

Darren Ash – Assistant Chief Information Officer, USDA/Farm Production and Conservation mission area

Francisco Salguero – Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
GSA - Driving Down Cyber Risks & Reducing the Attack Surface

How Might We Leverage Threat Intelligence to Inform Resource Allocations & Investments?

Speaker

Bo Berlas – Director of Security Engineering, General Services Administration
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
NIH - DATA, DATA, DATA & Blockchain

How Might We Utilize Blockchain to Ready Healthcare Products and Services for Market? 

Speaker

Orlando Lopez, PhD – Program Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health


This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Center Stage
How Law Enforcement is Taking Action on the Health Care Fraud and Opioid Front Lines
Speaker

Dr. Naomi Adaniya -  Director, U.S. Department of Justice

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:55pm to 4:25pm
Center Stage
VR and Augmented Reality: USDA Food Safety

Food inspectors trained using virtual reality. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service is developing virtual reality, augmented reality and 360-degree videos for training, education and recruitment. Virtual reality can be used to acclimate inspectors to the environments they'll spend time in, but also to train them on their specific tasks

Speaker

Janet Stevens - Chief Information Officer, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)/Office of Food Safety

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the efficiencies and effectiveness of using Virtual and Augmented Reality applications for routine inspections done in the USDA Food Safety mission areas;
  2. articulate the level of effort and resources necessary to incorporate. maintain, and update VR technology; and
  3. advance VR possibilities in other parts of the government.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 1
The Cosmic Gorilla Effect: Adoption of Emerging Tech in the Federal Government​​​​

A panel conversation with public sector and industry experts. The panel will discuss issues encountered when they are faced with the challenge of modernizing technical infrastructure while implementing emerging technology. Topics will include:

  • Organizational Maturity - Skill sets and experience required to drive the perceived business value promised by emerging technologies
  • Acquisition and Procurement - Creating a process to acquire and procure technology
  • Gaining Adoption within an Organization - Organizational change required to work with new technology
  • Product and Vendor Management - New technology built to support the commercial industry does not necessarily take into consideration the requirements imposed by the Government
Speakers

Michael W. Hermus – CEO, Revolution Four Group

Harrison Smith - Internal Revenue Service

Modernizing for Mission Success: Emerging Technology

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the challenges that public sector leaders have faced when planning for and implementing and the plans they put in place to overcome these challenges.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 2
CX: Unscripted with the CX Fantasy League

An unscripted, dynamic and candid discussion with well-respected leaders sharing honest perspectives on improving customer experience across government 

  • The speakers will share their insight on timely, high impact issues that reveal each participant’s distinctive experience and expertise, including CX challenges and aspirations.
  • The audience will be drawn into the conversation for interactive, engaging  discussion
Speakers

Kathy Conrad - Director of Digital Government, Accenture Federal Services (Moderator)

Martha Dorris - Founder, Dorris Consulting International

Mariela Melero - Chief of the Office of Citizenship and Applicant Information Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Barbara Morton – Deputy Chief, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs 

Anahita Reilly - Chief Customer Officer, General Services Administration

 

Modernizing for Mission Success: Customer Experience

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Participants listen in on a heart-felt and engaging conversation between 8-very-diverse perspectives of CX projects.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 3
Security in Hybrid Cloud/Multi-Cloud Environments

Wherever you are in your cloud journey, this panel is a MUST SEE. Come hear about GSA's Cloud Center of Excellence, USDA's experience leveraging the CoEs, a former Government leader in Cybersecurity now gone to the dark side, and a CDM & FedRAMP expert from industry as they discuss best practices, lessons learned and what's next for Cloud Security. This is a no press session.

This panel will discuss:

  • GSA's Cloud Center of Excellence
  • USDA's experience leveraging the CoEs
  • Former Government leader in Cybersecurity now gone to the dark side
  • A CDM & FedRAMP expert from industry will discuss best practices, lessons learned and what's next for Cloud Security.
Speaker

Thomas DeBiase - Senior Director, Information Security Office - Shared Tech, Capital One

Jay Huie – Secure Cloud Portfolio, U.S. General Services Administration

Scott Finke - Deputy Director, Cloud Adoption Center of Excellence, United States Department of Agriculture

Michael Pitcher - Vice President, Technical Cyber Services, Coalfire Federal

 

Enterprise Resilience - Moving to the Edge

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Best practices for planning and implementing cloud security in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
The Aha Moment – When Training Contributes to Organizational Performance

Panelists will discuss the evolving expectation and application of learning-as-a-service, evolutions in learning design, development and delivery, and finally, discuss the optimal ecosystem for creating sustainable application of learning investments. This discussion will include the unique and complex intersections of learning technology, learner access and notably, the environment, opportunity and challenges required to permit employees to accelerate their engagement with peers, customers and contractors.

Speakers

Bob Fecteau  – Chief Information Officer, SAIC

Glenn Hernandez - CISO | Cyber Strategy Advisor & AFCEA Cyber Workforce Committee Chair, U.S. Coast Guard (retired)

Joanie Newhart – Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Glenda Scheiner - Director, Human Capital & Resource Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, DoD

Veronica Villalobos - Principal Deputy Associate Director, Office of Personnel Management

Traci Walker – Traci Walker, Director of Digital Service Procurement, United States Digital Service

Empowering the Workforce in the Digital Age:  Investing in Learning as a Change Management Strategy

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explore how professional communities are improving learning at the Moment of Need – both for the employee and the organization’s benefit.
  2. Discuss how modern learning strategies are evolving to deliver on the expectations of diverse learning assets.
  3. How is Agile redefining the traditional training / coaching model.
  4. Explore the direct and indirect costs associated with training, and explore strategies for creating improved sustainability of knowledge and skills.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
All Hubs Use Case 1 Out Briefs

All hubs meet to discuss their findings for use case 1.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
All Hubs Use Case 2 Out Briefs

All hubs meet to discuss their findings for use case 2.

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:35pm to 5:00pm
Center Stage
Moving From the Hunted to the Hunters in Cybersecurity

The days when Security Operations Center analysts could sit back and wait for alerts to come to them have long passed.

  • Cyber hunt teams are becoming an important part of organizations’ cyber defense teams, complementing traditional passive monitoring detection efforts with a proactive means to identify, mitigate, and remediate threats.
  • Typically, these teams are composed of a hybrid of various capabilities spanning from counterintelligence to aggressive collection designed to identify the adversary quickly.


As hostile actors enjoy a favorable digital environment in which to conduct their nefarious operations, cyber hunt teams of experienced and well-trained professionals serve as a counterbalance to the agility and adaptability of the bad guys. More importantly, these teams serve as proactive defense assets focused on tipping and queuing transactions and behaviors that drive a more take-charge approach versus primarily relying on known hostile activity.

In this Center Stage session, a cyber expert will discuss how offensive/defensive hunting works to radically improve your cyber resiliency.

Speaker

Ira (Gus) Hunt - Managing Director and Cyber Strategist, Accenture Federal Services

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the ramifications (pros and cons) of the current TIC requirements created more than a decade ago;
  2. become aware of potential changes in TIC reference architecture that shifts  protections around data and services rather than only through points of connections to external sources and the Internet; and
  3. gain insights into content and timing of new OMB guidelines to agencies regarding TICs.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Philadelphia
Networking TechCrawl Event

Four venues within 5-7 min walk from the Marriott (see locations below)

  • “Happy hour” format for guests to come and go as they please
  • Private function space offering unique Philly experiences
  • Refreshments and light fare available at each location

 

Locations:
  1. McGillin's - 1310 Drury Street
  2. Time -1315 Sansom Street
  3. Tiki - 102 S 13th Street
  4. Opa - 1311 Sansom Street

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Room 119 in the Convention Center
Government to Government Breakfast

Government employees are invited to a dialogue about important management issues, challenges, and opportunities facing government today. Join this discussion, moderated by NASA CIO Renee Wynn and SBA CIO Maria Roat, to hear what your peers have to say, offer your perspective, and gain valuable insights you can take back and use in your agency.

Attendance is open to any government employee.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Continental Breakfast
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Imagine Nation Theater
Welcome Keynotes/OFPP Awards/Reimagining Government IT Study Results
Keynote Speakers

Emily Murphy - Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration

Steve Censky – Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

OFPP Awards Presentation

Lesley Field – Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Joanie Newhart – Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Accelerating IT Modernization through Acquisition Innovation

Lesley Field – Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, U.S. Office of Management and Budget  

Tim Cooke  – President and CEO, ASI Government

ACT IAC/MeriTalk Reimagining Government IT Study Results

Tony Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Tony Scott Group and former Federal CIO

Steve O’Keeffe, Founder MeriTalk

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Partner Pavilion
Partner Pavilion
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:00am
Center Stage
Face-Off: Blockchain – Ready for Prime Time in Government?

Will Blockchain live up to the prediction that it will literally change everything or is it one of the most overhyped technologies ever?

Join us for a lively face-off between two opposing points of view. Is Blockchain ready for prime-time in Government or is there a gap between its expectation as a revolutionary technology and the reality of what it can provide?

  • By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology creates the backbone of a new type of internet. Originally devised for the digital currency, Bitcoin, (Buy Bitcoin) the tech community is now finding other potential uses for the technology.
  • Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.
Speaker

Marc Taverner - Global Ambassador, Market Development, Bitfury

Marc Wine - Senior Advisor,  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand what Blockchain is and how it is currently being used in both government and industry;
  2. learn the authentication power it offers to user access to critical data assets; and
  3. walk away with the major pros and cons associated with its use in various mission support and service delivery scenarios.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 1
If Data is the New Oil, How Might Government Create Value From its Massive Proven Reserves?

No global entity has as many repositories of data and information as the U.S. Federal government. These untapped data reserves require extraction to produce the enegy needed for overall mission efficiency and effectiveness as well as economic growth.

  • Today the federal government has an opportunity to create a modern infrastructure to extract, transport, refine, and distribute this internal resource in incredible and innovative ways.
  • Commercial tools (e.g., analytics, natural language processing, automation, and artificial intelligence) are rapidly maturing in a way that can tranform the federal business model to produce remarkable governance and new economic growth that are yet to be imagined.
Speakers

Avi Bender – Director , National Technical Information Service

Vincent Bridgeman – Vice President, National Security Services, Redhorse Corporation

Adam Goldberg –  Executive Architect, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) at the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service

William Spencer - Director - Government-Wide Category Management PMO, General Services Administration

Tom Temin - Federal News Radio

Business Innovation : Embracing the Digital Revolution

Learning Objectives: 

1.  Trigger the imagination of agency leadership and industry partners regarding the potential energy that exists within the government's data reserves.
2.  Learn what some of the best, most forward thinking agencies and companies are doing to take advantage of AI, automation, and algorithms to create value.
3.  Understand technological, policy, political, social and human barriers that need to be considered in data initiatives.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 2
The Innovators and the AcqHack: Those Who Are Doing it and Those Who Have Creative New Ideas

The session is divided into two parts:

  1. Brief presentations from some of the more innovative professionals across government, covering GSA, IRS, DHS and the City of Philadelphia. They will each talk about what they are doing to disrupt, enhance and innovate in the acquisition environment.
  2. The AcqHack: All ACT IAC members have been invited to propose new acquisition innovations--what THEY would change or implement if given the chance. Proposals were collected ACT-IAC by August 31, 2018. The track co-chairs and members of the ACT-IAC Partners Program will select the most original and innovative submittals for presentation in this session. Following the presentations, the audience will rate the proposals--with the winner(s) announced at the Banquet. The winner(s) will then be invited to present their innovative idea to the Chief Acquisition Officers Council at their regularly scheduled October or December meeting.
Speakers

Christine Derenick-Lopez - Chief Administrative Officer, City of  Philadelphia

Tim Shaghnessey - Senior Program Analyst, Internal Revenue Service

Laura Stanton - Assistant Commissioner, General Services Administration

Arum Vemury  - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Traci Walker - Director of Digital Service Procurement, United States Digital Service

Modernizing for Mission Success: Acquisition Innovation:  Acquisition Innovation Part I: The Innovators Part 2: The #ACQHACK Competition 

Learning Objectives: 

1. learning what others across the community are doing to innovate the typically sluggish and rigid acquisition process. 
2. Provide encouragement to attendees that innovation in acquisition IS possible and actually occurring—thus hopefully spurring their creativity. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 3
Zero-Trust Architectures - Planning, Practice and Reality

Addressing the challenges and lessons learned from attempting to plan, develop and deploy a zero-trust computing environment, and share out how agencies and industry can best work together to apply this methodology into specific mission environments and address those that this may not be applicable to.

Speakers

Darren Death - Vice President, ASRC Federal

Sean Frazier - Advisory CISO-Federal, Duo Security

Theodore Gates - Security Services Consultant, CISCO Systems

Steve Hernandez - Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education

John Kindervag - Field CTO, Palo Alto Networks

Stephen Kovac - VP of Global Government and Compliance, Zscaler

Enterprise Resilience: Moving to the Edge

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Demystify the concepts around zero trust.
  2. Educate the attendees on the capabilities surrounding zero trust that will improve organizational security.
  3. What is the state of the industry around zero trust?
  4. Discuss the ACT-IAC project status for zero trust and discus the deliverables that will be available. 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
"Power to the People" - How to Capture the Voice of the Customer Through Empathetic Research

An exercise in tangible empathy: Empathy is the imaginative projection of feelings and understanding to thoughts, and ideas of another, without having explicitly been told or having experienced it. With this session, we take a lesson in the power of qualitative research and the power of empathetic thinking.

  • We explore: How many touch points are composed in an entire customer journey? What are the challenges of each interaction? What do the users feel?
  • Facilitators will set up stations that represent each touch point, and participants will attempt to find the information they need for a task.
  • Facilitators are also speakers who are direct subject matter experts of the domain and will speak to how they deal with these challenges.
Speakers

Martha Dorris – Founder, Dorris Consulting International (DCI) 

Matt Ford - Deputy Chief Customer Officer, General Services Administration

Charlotte Lee – Chief Executive Officer, Kastling Group

Arianne Miller – Office of Personnel Management

Anahita Reilly – Chief Customer Officer, General Services Administration

Modernizing for Mission Success:  Customer Experience

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Attendees participate in a simulated activity that exemplifies a user journey.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
DOJ - Innovation and Data - What is the Connection?

How Might We Accelerate Opioid Takedowns?

Speakers

Dr. Naomi Adaniya - Director of both the Criminal Division Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Data Analytics Team and the Department’s Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, U.S. Department of Justice

Ron Bewtra - Chief  Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Justice 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
USDA - The Experience is Everything: Walking the Path

How Might We Measure the ROI for Implementing a CX program?

Speaker

Kimberly Graham – Acting Director, Customer Experience Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
DISA - Maturing Agency Capabilities to Address Tomorrow's Threats

How Might We Orchestrate Appliances to Streamline Agency Data Feeds?

Speaker

Steve Wallace - Technical Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:45am
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
DHS - Robots and Artificial Intelligence Take Over!

How Might We Use Robotics to Automate Low-level Processes used Throughout Government?

Speaker

Donna Roy – Executive Director, Information Sharing and Services Office, Department of Homeland Security

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:15am to 12:00pm
Center Stage
TIC-Toc: A New Approach to Trusted Internet Connections in the Cloud

Under the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) perimeter-based security model, agencies are required to reduce external connections to a target of 50 and route their traffic through this limited number of secure gateways.

  • These gateways apply common security protections, as well as common intrusion detection, information sharing, and prevention capabilities under DHS’s NCPS.
    • NCPS consists of three sensor capabilities, collectively referred to as EINSTEIN, as well as a set of analytic tools used by cyber analysts to find, identify and categorize cyber threat activity.
    • This approach of perimeter-based network security has created several challenges for agencies wishing to take advantage of commercial cloud services.
    • DHS has made recommendations on how the NCPS and Continuous Diagnostics can provide a layered security architecture that facilitates transition to modern computing in the commercial cloud.
  • In this session, cyber experts will discuss an alternative data-centric approach that emphasizes placing protections closer to the services and information systems in which sensitive data is stored and accessed. For modern services hosted in the cloud, agencies can place security protections directly in front of each service and allow direct connections
Speakers

Sanjay Gupta – Chief Technology Officer,  U.S. Small Business Administration

Michael W. Hermus - CEO, Revolution Four Group

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the ramifications (pros and cons) of the current TIC requirements created more than a decade ago;
  2. become aware of potential changes in TIC reference architecture that shifts  protections around data and services rather than only through points of connections to external sources and the Internet; and
  3. gain insights into content and timing of new OMB guidelines to agencies regarding TICs.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Partner Pavilion | TechKnow Showcase
Networking Lunch
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
Innovation Sesson: Customer Experience

Learn how agencies are succeeding with Customer Experience (CX) and why it is part of the Presidential Management Agenda. Join us for an interactive Journey Mapping session so you can better prepare to take advantage of CX now and in the future.

Speakers

Jason Moccia, Chief Executive Officer,  OneSpring

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
Innovation Session: Cybersecurity

Security is a perfect application for Machine Learning to automatically identify anomalies and malware activity that humans will miss due to the overwhelming volume of security events facing analysts today.

Please join us for a discussion on demystifies machine learning, how to make it actionable and how practical usage can reduce False Positives by up to 90%, significantly increasing an organization's security posture, and dramatically reducing costs.

Speaker

Tom Caldwell – Chief Cognitive Strategist,  TechPillars

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
Innovation Session: Emerging Technology

RPA Today and Intelligent Automation Tomorrow

speaker

Ed Burrows – Senior Advisor, General Services Administration

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 1:50pm
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
Innovation Session: Modernization

How is Treasury Driving Innovation and Modernization with New Tools and Strategies?

Speaker

Adam Goldberg –  Executive Architect, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) at the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Learning Objectives: 

Casual conversation with leaders about hot topics related to the Hub.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:00pm
Center Stage
Culture Can Eat Innovation for Lunch: Creating a Recipe for Success
How do you create a culture of innovation that enables your organization to be agile and adaptive in a dynamic environment? How do Silicon Valley powerhouses keep a start-up mentality even when they grow exponentially into global enterprises? How do you create an environment that attracts top talent and facilitates collaboration and innovation? Gain insight and inspiration from someone who has been an agent of positive change effectively leading innovation and organizational transformation in both the public and private sectors to include one of world’s most influential companies.
Speakers

Michele Weslander Quaid – Founder and President, Sunesis Nexus

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. Identify the biggest barriers to innovation and how to address them
  2. Understand the most important responsibilities for leaders of an organization in creating a culture for success in an ever-changing world
  3. Recognize your stakeholders and engage your early adopters to refine your purpose and objectives
  4. Implement best practices for getting an innovative idea heard and implemented
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 1
TMF Pioneers: Business Case Tips & Project Status [#TMFpioneers]

The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act laid the foundation for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) and Board.

  • Agencies presented their business cases to drive modernization, and the Board began awarding funds.
  • Come hear from the first 3 pioneers to learn tips for a solid business case.
  • And get an update on how these TMF pioneer projects are progressing.
Speakers

Vera Ashworth – Vice President, CGI Federal

Melvin Brown  – Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security (invited)

Kevin R. Cooke, Jr. – Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Denise Hill - Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy

Gary Washington – Chief Information Officer, USDA
 
Bill Zielinski - Acting Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, General Services Administration
Learning Objectives: 

1. Understand the TMF Board and how it operates from agencies who submitted modernization projects.
2. Learn tips for a successful business case.
3. Hear how the first 3 projects are going.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 2
Election Infrastructure - The Newest Critical Infrastructure. Are we secure? Are we prepared?

A decade past the Project Everest analysis of Ohio’s e-voting system and on the heels of the recent attempts by a foreign government to influence the most recent Presidential election, efforts are underway to secure the vote prior to the upcoming mid-terms.

  • Election infrastructure was designated as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure as a subsector under the Government Facilities sector in January 2017.
  • The Department of Homeland Security has declared that “Elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy.
  • We recognize the fundamental link between the trust in election infrastructure and the confidence the American public places in basic democratic function. A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security.”
  • In March 2018, Congress appropriated $380 million in grants for state election security expenses. The funds may be used to train local officials, acquire more sophisticated and secure software, and purchase machines to create auditable paper trails. As of July 16, 2018, 100 percent of the appropriated funds have been requested by all 50 states and five territories. What are we doing to protect the vote? Are we prepared? What will we be doing going forward?
Speaker

Justin Forbes - Applied Network Defense Team Lead, CERT/SEI

Robert Giles - Director, New Jersey Division of Elections, State of New Jersey

Hon. Tom Hicks - Chairman, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Greg Touhill - President, Cyxtera Federal Group

Mike Weber - Vice President, Coalfire Labs

Enterprise Resilience: Moving to the Edge

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn about the status of the latest critical infrastructure sub-sector.  
  2. Are States prepared?  
  3. What needs to be done to mature and evolve the program going forward?
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 3
Augmenting, Not Replacing the Workforce - Actionable Intelligence in the Hands of Our Users

A lively panel discussion and demonstration of the use of emerging technology to demonstrate how workloads can be offloaded to AI, thereby increasing the productivity of the user. We will discuss how we use AI to get actionable intelligence in the hands of the user to enhance their work performance. Possible demos:

  • Object and sentiment detection via video - Nvidia demo on querying video for keywords and returning clips of the video that contain those keywords
  • Facial recognition on the Dark Web - MEMSql demo on the Thorn project for child exploitation
Speaker

Edward Dowgiallo - Duke of Data and Earl of Enterprise Architecture, Federal Transit Administration

Jim Liew, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor in Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and co-Founder of SoKat.co, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and SoKat.co

Kyle Tuberson - Vice President, ICF

Modernizing for Mission Success: Emerging Technology- Imagine the Future

Learning Objectives: 
  1. The audience will see interaction between people on the panel that have a need and people on the panel who provide a service similar to what the user is asking.
  2. The takeaway is that the audience will understand how to take what they are asking and identify possible solutions to their need
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
Navigating the Labyrinth from Legacy to Modernization

Federal agencies are under pressure to modernize operations and systems to deliver cost-effective, innovative, and secure solutions. But IT Leaders face the challenge of “HOW” to do this against the backdrop of obsolete business processes, funding constraints, capability/skill gaps, and/or cultural and organizational challenges.  There isn't a “one size fits all’ approach to modernization.
 
This dynamic and interactive session will provide the audience with practical advice and insights from multiple viewpoints (Policy, Programs, Culture, Change Management, Technology, and End User/Customer) that will inspire attendees to recognize the various modernization challenges and devise a ‘best fit’ strategy for their agencies.

Speakers

Matthew Cornelius – Senior Technology and Cybersecurity Advisor, Office of Management and Budget

Darren Ash – Assistant Chief Information Officer, USDA/Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area

Jay Huie – Secure Cloud Portfolio, U.S. General Services Administration

Richard A. Spires – CEO and Director of Learning Tree International

Modernizing for Mission Success: Making Modernization Happen

Learning Objectives: 

1. Understand IT Modernization as a key pillar of the President’s Management Agenda and ensure agencies know the critical goals and strategies the Administration is supporting as part of its modernization focus.
2. Understand MGT, impact, and how modernization projects are prioritized.
3. Gain practical knowledge and understanding of tools, strategies, techniques and resources to help agencies achieve their modernization and mission goals.
4. Gain essential information that will help agencies determine their state of Modernization Readiness.
5. Gain a better appreciation for the ways in which modernization and transformation improves security, in line with the PMA's objective.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
GSA - Robots and Artificial Intelligence Take Over!

How Might We Benefit from the Use of AI and Machine Learning to Better Engage Citizens?

Speaker

Ed Burrows –  Senior Advisor, General Services Administration

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Modernization Hub
DOJ - Innovation and Data - What is the Connection?

How Might the Government Help its Workforce Keep Up with American Innovation?

Speakers

Ron Bewtra - Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Justice 
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase Customer Experience Hub
USDA - The Experience is Everything: Walking the Path

How Might We Address the Culture Change Involved in Implementing a CX program?

Speaker

Kimberly Graham – Acting Director, Customer Experience Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Cybersecurity Hub
OMB - Maturing Agency Capabilities to Address Tomorrow's Threats

How Might We Protect Digital Identity in a Post Privacy World?

Speaker

Joshua Moses –  Chief of Cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget
 

This 75 minute session starts with a 10 minute presentation by the speaker, then using Human Centered Design Techniques has participants Identify things about the current state that are positive, negative and have potential. The ideas will create an Importance / difficulty matrix. Results will be actionable and reported out during the afternoon outbrief sessions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:10pm to 3:40pm
Center Stage
Avoiding Bias in AI & Machine Learning; Real Possibilities and Bad Actors

Should we be concerned about the danger that may be lurking inside the machine-learning algorithms used to make millions of decisions every minute?

  • Algorithmic bias is shaping up to be a major societal issue at a critical moment in the evolution of machine learning and AI.
  • The problem of bias in machine learning is likely to become more significant as the technology spreads to critical areas like medicine and law.
  • What can be done to address AI created with harmful biases built into its core and AI that does not reflect the diversity of the users it serves.

In this illuminating session, hear from a renowned AI/machine learning expert on how real AI bias can be and what can be done to minimize it.

Speaker

Dominic Delmolino – Chief Technology Officer, Accenture Federal Services

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. learn about the impact that analytics and AI are having in agency mission performance;
  2. distinguish how biases can -- and are-- being incorporated into AI solutions (like pattern learning in facial recognition) and associated impacts; and
  3. concrete steps that can be taken to address and begin to eliminate bias in AI capabilities.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:50pm to 4:20pm
Center Stage
Automated Security Authorizations Can Unclog ATO Backlogs

Security compliance processes require agencies to obtain an authority to operate (ATO) before adopting commercial software or going live with systems, and additional requirements depending on individual agencies’ rules.

  • The authorization process is often treated as a compliance exercise, is time consuming and takes months for approval, and can become outdated upon being issued.
  • The current administration created Office of American Innovation to help agencies adopt private-sector practices. 18F’s (GSA), announced collaboration with the office to improve the ATO process and speed up approvals.

 

We'll explore opportunities to fundamentally rethink the authorization process, transforming it from reactive, periodic, and compliance-driven to continuous, adaptive, and automated.

Speakers

Rob Palmer – EVP & CTO, ShorePoint, Inc.

Keith Trippie - Founder, GotUrsix TV

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. gain an understanding of how adaptive and automated ATO reviews could dramatically speed up FISMA and FedRAMP security compliance reviews;
  2. understand what parts of the authorization process are most suitable for automation;
  3. learn of ATO-like processes that are already automated and could jump-start changes in the federal ATO process; and
  4. discuss metrics/measures that can best show impact of ATO automation changes.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 1
The Oxygen of Technology -- The Network

The transition from Networx to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) represents a significant shift from traditional telecom, to fully converged technical capabilities leveraging a fully aware, flexible and secure network infrastructure. A futurist will walk the audience through the next 10 years out, the end of the next decade, 2028- 2030 to show us how consumption will change and what agencies will need to do as it relates to the Citizen experience and expectations. An agency and industry panel will discuss the transition, how they will address the requirements of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), whether this will be an evolution or revolution and how modern telecommunications will be the nervous system / oxygen to make it all possible.

Speakers

Tom Cuneo - Vice President, Vision Technologies, Inc. (moderator)

Jeff Flick - Transition Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Crystal Philcox - Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Category Management, GSA

Jim Soltys - Senior Fellow, Noblis

Business Innovation: Embracing the Digital Revolution

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Provide a potential long-term of the future of Federal government telecommunications into the next decade.                                                                        
  2. Examine how the convergence of mobility, IoT, security and customer expectations will evolve as agencies modernize.                                                          
  3. Explore strategies for evolutionary and revolutionary change in Federal network architectures/infrastructures.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 2
Normalizing the Abnormal - It's Time to Make the OT Process THE Process

There has been a boom in the use of Other Transaction Authorities; moreover, their use has extended well beyond traditional R&D into operational business systems.

  • Some argue that we need to limit OTA use to the purpose for which they were created
  • Others maintain that if we can demonstrate that OTAs are delivering results faster, at reasonable prices, in competitive environments and with adequate transparency, they should become far more prevalent.
  • This session will center on this debate.
Speakers

Elliott Branch - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Soraya Correa - Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Chris Dorobek - Host, dorobekinsider.com (Moderator)

Jason Knudson - CEO, Vyzva Lab, LLC, former Program Manager, Defense Innovation Unit

Ben McMartin - Chief, Acquisition Management Office, US Army Research Development and Engineering Command - Ground Vehicle Systems Center

 

Modernizing for Mission Success: Acquisition Innovation

Learning Objectives: 

1. Why are OTAs suddenly so popular? 
2. How has customer dissatisfaction with the current system driven their growth?
3. Do they provide for competition, results and transparency?

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 3
Coming Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on the Government Workforce

The Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget have recently noted artificial intelligence as a shaping technology that will impact the Government workforce in multiple ways. OPM in its Quadrennial Workforce Priorities report said automation will certainly play a role in federal jobs, but its impacts won’t be immediate.

  • OPM is also encouraging agencies to consider how automation may partially replace some work or entire job functions in the future. OMB and its Office of Federal Procurement Policy will first find three areas in the federal workforce “most suited” for automation and develop pilot programs to show cost savings.
  • Both offices will also develop a reskilling plan for federal employees most impacted by automation.
  • This panel discussion will highlight artificial intelligence evaluation projects throughout the Government, lessons learned so far, and the panelists’ insights on future developments in this area
Speakers

Dan Chenok - IBM Center for The Business of Government

Adam Goldberg –  Executive Architect, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) at the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Makada Henry-Nickie - David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution

William J. Wiatrowski - Acting Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Empowering the Workforce in the Digital Age

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn how is AI is currently being used.
  2. Learn how AI is being incorporated into strategic planning.
  3. Learn how AI is likely to affect career paths and the government workforce (staffing composition and levels) in the short- and long-term.
  4. Hear lessons learned in evaluating/using AI.
     
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Track Theater 4 - Imaginarium
The Art of the Possible is Now Just the Possible - What Our Future Looks Like Today
Speakers

Amy Haseltine – Deputy Chief Information Officer and Executive Director for Enterprise Services, Department of Health and Human Services

Jennifer Hoover – Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation,  Array Information Technology

Nagesh Rao  – Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS), US Small Business Administration’s Office of the Chief Information Officer

An interactive demonstration of the use of AI and VR. During this demo we will present the use of tools and technology available today.

  • C4ISR Demo
  • Deep Detection in Remote Sensing
  • Cognitive Computing for Fraud Detection
  • Smart Cities

 

Modernizing for Mission Success: Emerging Technology: Imagine the Future

Learning Objectives: 
  1. The audience will see practical demos and should take away take with them an understanding that the ideas of how emerging technologies can make life better in the future can actually be implemented today.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
TechKnow Showcase: Emerging Technology Hub
All Hubs Use Case 3 Out Briefs

All hubs meet to discuss their findings for use case 3.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Center Stage
Quantum Computing will Break Cryptography as We Know it... and We Won't Mind

Quantum Computing can result in orders-of-magnitude faster compute and has the potential to rapidly solve problems that are impossible to calculate today.

  • But if large-scale quantum computers are ever built, they could compromise the security of many commonly used cryptographic algorithms.
  • As a result, many researchers have begun to investigate post-quantum cryptography (PQC).

 

In this enlightening session, learn about the post-Quantum Computing cryptography world.

  • How will public-key cryptography handle the very real threat of quantum computers?
  • Is it likely that Quantum Computing will be capable of cracking encryption keys anytime soon?  Should we "fight Quantum with Quantum" or are there other options?
Speaker

Dr. Dustin Moody - Mathematician, NIST

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will:

  1. understand the hype vs. reality associated with the adoption of quantum computing;
  2. learn about the potential threats quantum computing poses to existing cryptographic algorithms; and
  3. gain insights into how encryption advancements can possibly defer quantum code cracking threats to agencies' data assets.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
TechKnow Showcase: Customer Experience Hub
All Hubs Use Case 4 Out Briefs

All hubs meet to discuss their findings for use case 4.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:15pm to 6:00pm
Partner Pavilion | TechKnow Showcase
Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm
Imagine Nation Theater
Dinner/Keynote/Awards
Speaker

Anne-Marie Slaughter – Foreign Policy Expert and CEO, New America

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:00pm to Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Networking Celebration Event

Celebrate like it’s 1876 with the Dialtones at the Field House (9pm – 12am)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Continental Breakfast
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00am to 8:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
“Off the Record” Panel with Media Partners
Speakers

Tony Scott - Chief Executive Officer, Tony Scott Group and former Federal CIO (Moderator)

Anne Armstrong - President and Chief Content Officer, 1105 Media

Francis Rose - Host, Government Matters

Tom Temin - Host of The Federal Drive, Federal News Network

Tom Shoop - Vice President and Editor in Chief, Government Executive Media Group

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
CXO Roundtable

Lively forum for highlighting key issues and questions being addressed at the conference with government CXOs and other senior agency leads in a table discussion format,  enriched by report-outs to the larger audience.  Don’t miss this always popular event to share your insight and experience with government and industry colleagues. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Imagine Nation Theater
Closing Keynote Speakers and Panel Session
Keynote Speaker

Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, US Office of Management and Budget

Keynote Panel

Margaret Graves - Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Federal Government

Rajive Mathur - Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration 

Maria Roat - Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration 

Richard A. Spires – CEO and Director of Learning Tree International (Moderator)

 

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Venue Address: 
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia 19107