GovForward: The ATO and Cloud Security Summit - AGENDA
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8:00 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

9:00 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Opening Remarks

5 minutes
George Jackson
George Jackson
Vice President of Events
GovExec
George Jackson
George Jackson
Vice President of Events
GovExec
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9:05 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Program Introduction

10 minutes
Craig Abod
Craig Abod
President
Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Craig Abod
Craig Abod
President
Carahsoft Technology Corp.
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9:15 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Opening Keynote

15 minutes
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
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9:30 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Navigating New FedRAMP Guidance from OMB

30 minutes

On the heels of the FedRAMP Authorization Act, the Office of Management and Budget has been working to create more authorization pathways for cloud providers. OMB also replaced the Joint Authorization Board (with the FedRAMP Board). In this session, you’ll learn how diverse perspectives from the frontlines of cyber and IT modernization will make it easier for agencies to team up to review solutions in the fast-growing software-as-a-service category.

Drew Myklegard
Drew Myklegard
Deputy Federal CIO
Office of Management and Budget

On the heels of the FedRAMP Authorization Act, the Office of Management and Budget has been working to create more authorization pathways for cloud providers. OMB also replaced the Joint Authorization Board (with the FedRAMP Board). In this session, you’ll learn how diverse perspectives from the frontlines of cyber and IT modernization will make it easier for agencies to team up to review solutions in the fast-growing software-as-a-service category.

Drew Myklegard
Drew Myklegard
Deputy Federal CIO
Office of Management and Budget
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10:00 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

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10:20 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

The Impact of AI on Agency Cloud Operations

30 minutes

President Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence, released in October 2023 has prompted many agencies to publish their first AI roadmaps. They need to walk a fine line – adopt AI in a transparent and responsible way, safeguard some of the Nation’s most sensitive data, and scale their operations in the cloud. It’s a lot to juggle simultaneously. In this session, you’ll learn how IT leaders are using automation to limit friction while deploying commercial applications for government use.

Eric Hysen
Eric Hysen
Chief Information Officer and Chief AI Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Jeff King
Jeff King
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Treasury
James Donlon
James Donlon
Senior Director, Solution Engineering
Oracle

President Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence, released in October 2023 has prompted many agencies to publish their first AI roadmaps. They need to walk a fine line – adopt AI in a transparent and responsible way, safeguard some of the Nation’s most sensitive data, and scale their operations in the cloud. It’s a lot to juggle simultaneously. In this session, you’ll learn how IT leaders are using automation to limit friction while deploying commercial applications for government use.

Eric Hysen
Eric Hysen
Chief Information Officer and Chief AI Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Jeff King
Jeff King
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Treasury
James Donlon
James Donlon
Senior Director, Solution Engineering
Oracle
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10:50 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

11:10 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Leveraging FedRAMP for Cloud Success and Expansion: An ISV's Perspective

30 minutes
David Kubicki, CSSP
David Kubicki, CSSP
Solution Architect Manager, Federal
Palo Alto Networks
David Kubicki, CSSP
David Kubicki, CSSP
Solution Architect Manager, Federal
Palo Alto Networks
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11:40 AM EDT Thursday, July 11

12:00 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Government’s Vision for a Modernized Future of Cloud Security

30 minutes

The FedRAMP Program Management Office released a new roadmap this year that included four primary goals, six specific initiatives, and 28 other things they’re working on too – like overhauling the SCR process and exploring reciprocity with external frameworks. In this session, you’ll get an update from FedRAMP and DoD on their efforts designed to include new security features faster and improve customer experience for everyone.

Eric Mill
Eric Mill
Executive Director for Cloud Security
General Services Administration
David DiMolfetta
David DiMolfetta
Cybersecurity Reporter
Nextgov/FCW

The FedRAMP Program Management Office released a new roadmap this year that included four primary goals, six specific initiatives, and 28 other things they’re working on too – like overhauling the SCR process and exploring reciprocity with external frameworks. In this session, you’ll get an update from FedRAMP and DoD on their efforts designed to include new security features faster and improve customer experience for everyone.

Eric Mill
Eric Mill
Executive Director for Cloud Security
General Services Administration
David DiMolfetta
David DiMolfetta
Cybersecurity Reporter
Nextgov/FCW
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12:30 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

1:10 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Unpacking Agency Sponsorships

30 minutes

Back by popular demand! For Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), the most difficult step in the FedRAMP process involves finding sponsorship. It’s a road littered with misconceptions, competing interpretations, and unique roles & responsibilities – a perfect storm around this key element to authorization. In this session, we’ll bust some myths about sponsorship, mitigate roadblocks to collaboration, and offer best practices for quicker authorizations.

Matt Rattigan
Matt Rattigan
ATO Acceleration Advisor
UberEther

Back by popular demand! For Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), the most difficult step in the FedRAMP process involves finding sponsorship. It’s a road littered with misconceptions, competing interpretations, and unique roles & responsibilities – a perfect storm around this key element to authorization. In this session, we’ll bust some myths about sponsorship, mitigate roadblocks to collaboration, and offer best practices for quicker authorizations.

Matt Rattigan
Matt Rattigan
ATO Acceleration Advisor
UberEther
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1:40 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

2:00 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

What's Next for StateRAMP (and Programs Like It)?

30 minutes

Federal agencies are required to use FedRAMP-authorized services, but state & local governments do not have a similar StateRAMP mandate. Still, demand is up and the StateRAMP program is rolling out new elements designed to improve cloud security for their constituents. In this session, you’ll learn from State officials about StateRAMP’s new Security Snapshot, their effort to harmonize frameworks, and their new joint procurement task force.

Leah McGrath
Leah McGrath
Executive Director
StateRAMP
Jaime Schorr
Jaime Schorr
Chief Cooperative Procurement Officer
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
J.R. Sloan
J.R. Sloan
Chief Information Officer
State of Arizona

Federal agencies are required to use FedRAMP-authorized services, but state & local governments do not have a similar StateRAMP mandate. Still, demand is up and the StateRAMP program is rolling out new elements designed to improve cloud security for their constituents. In this session, you’ll learn from State officials about StateRAMP’s new Security Snapshot, their effort to harmonize frameworks, and their new joint procurement task force.

Leah McGrath
Leah McGrath
Executive Director
StateRAMP
Jaime Schorr
Jaime Schorr
Chief Cooperative Procurement Officer
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)
J.R. Sloan
J.R. Sloan
Chief Information Officer
State of Arizona
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2:30 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

2:50 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Streamlining Agency Adoption through Digital Authorization Packages

30 minutes

The fourth strategic goal included in FedRAMP’s new roadmap reads “increase program effectiveness through automation and technology forward operations.” To accomplish it, the PMO list three benefits they plan to deliver first, including support for machine-readable digital authorization packages. In this session, we’ll discuss that pilot program and the potential benefits for key performance metrics tied to customer experience.

Stanley Lowe
Stanley Lowe
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Interior
Travis Howerton
Travis Howerton
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
RegScale
Jason Miller
Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Network

The fourth strategic goal included in FedRAMP’s new roadmap reads “increase program effectiveness through automation and technology forward operations.” To accomplish it, the PMO list three benefits they plan to deliver first, including support for machine-readable digital authorization packages. In this session, we’ll discuss that pilot program and the potential benefits for key performance metrics tied to customer experience.

Stanley Lowe
Stanley Lowe
Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Interior
Travis Howerton
Travis Howerton
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
RegScale
Jason Miller
Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Network
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3:20 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Government’s Push to Make buying SaaS Easier

30 minutes

Contracting Officers have new guidance for purchasing cloud-based Software as a Service from the General Services Administration clarifying that – under specific conditions – “an upfront payment is not considered an advance payment.” It could make buying those services easier for agencies, lead to price savings, and help small businesses as a result. In this session, GWAC leaders will discuss the new criteria and the policy’s possible impact on competition in government acquisition.

Skip Jentsch
Skip Jentsch
IT Specialist - Enterprise Architecture, Office of IT Services
General Services Administration
Joanne Woytek
Joanne Woytek
Program Director
NASA SEWP
Rich Beutel
Rich Beutel
Founder
Cyrrus Analtytics

Contracting Officers have new guidance for purchasing cloud-based Software as a Service from the General Services Administration clarifying that – under specific conditions – “an upfront payment is not considered an advance payment.” It could make buying those services easier for agencies, lead to price savings, and help small businesses as a result. In this session, GWAC leaders will discuss the new criteria and the policy’s possible impact on competition in government acquisition.

Skip Jentsch
Skip Jentsch
IT Specialist - Enterprise Architecture, Office of IT Services
General Services Administration
Joanne Woytek
Joanne Woytek
Program Director
NASA SEWP
Rich Beutel
Rich Beutel
Founder
Cyrrus Analtytics
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3:50 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

4:10 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

4:30 PM EDT Thursday, July 11

Main Stage

Closing Remarks

5 minutes
George Jackson
George Jackson
Vice President of Events
GovExec
George Jackson
George Jackson
Vice President of Events
GovExec
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