Monday, April 22, 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Bob Gearhart
Principal Consultant
GCS
Speaker
John Kreger
Vice President, Public Sector Programs, The MITRE Corporation
Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee

    Monday, April 22, 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

    • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
    Speaker(s)
    Keynote
    Kevin Boshears
    Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    Department of Homeland Security
    Keynote
    Darlene Bullock
    Deputy Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    Department of Homeland Security

      Monday, April 22, 9:40 AM - 10:45 AM

      • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
      The speed and frequency of which man-made threats and natural disasters are occurring require creative solutions with minimal time-to-market. To achieve this, DHS and other government Agencies in the business of securing the homeland need to expand the use of Non-Traditional Procurement Methods such as OTAs, BAAs, BPAs Consortiums and other such new, innovative and flexible contracting mechanisms. This panel will bring together procurement and contracting experts from the government and industry communities who have extensive experience in the area of Non-Traditional Procurement to discuss strategies, examples, and best practices for the implementation of such Methodologies....
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      Douglas Maughan, Ph.D.
      Head, Office of Convergence Accelerators
      National Science Foundation
      Panelist
      Anil John
      Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
      DHS Science and Technology Directorate
      Panelist
      Capt Steven Lauver, USAF
      Director of Technology Acceleration
      AFWERX
      Panelist
      Bobby McCane
      Chief Procurement Officer
      Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Panelist
      Justin Taft
      Chief Executive Officer
      Cyber Apex Solutions Consortium
      Tracks:

        Monday, April 22, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

        • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
        Remaining competitive in federal government marketspace can be challenging for small businesses. As agencies modernize their operations to deliver mission outcomes, leveraging category management will drive more value and cost-savings for federal acquisition programs. As a result, Procurement and Contracting Officers are relying heavily on government-wide acquisition contracts to reduce their spend under management and leverage efficiencies through best-in-class contract vehicles.  This panel will discuss strategies and business tactics that small businesses can leverage for success in the current federal homeland security marketspace as well as upcoming Procurements....
        Speaker(s)
        Moderator
        Dwight Deneal
        Director, Small Business and Industry Liaison Programs
        U.S. Coast Guard
        Panelist
        Chanel Bankston Carter
        Director, Strategic Outreach and Communications
        Department of Veterans Affairs, OSDBU
        Panelist
        Dewayne Carter
        National Manager, Customer Care and Outreach Division, OSBU
        General Services Administration
        Panelist
        Bob Connolly
        Director, OSDBU
        Department of Justice
        Panelist
        Lorenzo Jacobs
        Director of IT Acquisition Support
        U.S. Customs & Border Protection
        Tracks:

          Monday, April 22, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

          Monday, April 22, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

          • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
          As part of the Homeland Security conference, AFCEA Small Business members may choose to register for matchmaking, on Monday, April 22nd. Full conference registration and AFCEA membership are required, but there is no additional charge for matchmaking. If you have already registered and would like to add matchmaking, please contact the registration center at homelandregistration@spargoinc.com or 703-449-6418. Prime- and sub-contractors who are looking for partners for procurement opportunities with DHS and other federal agencies need to take advantage of this networking opportunity! Please contact Ben Smith for more information. Confirmed Primes Alion AT&T Avaya CACI CGI Federal Deloitte DRS General Dynamics Information Technology IBM KBRwyle Leidos ManTech NGS/Anthem SAIC Confirmed Federal Agencies U.S. Coast Guard State Department Customs and Border... ...read more...

            Tuesday, April 23, 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

            • Room: Atrium Ballroom B

              Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

              • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
              Speaker(s)
              Keynote
              Christopher Krebs
              Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
              Department of Homeland Security

                Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
                The Smart Phone gave rise to Edge-Level computing, putting the power of the space shuttle in the palm of our hands. With the maturity of Cloud Computing and Data Analytics, data is no longer protected behind closed doors, complicating data protection. Looming are smaller operating systems that are beginning to allow a multitude of sensors, all affordable, to be reliable, interoperable and connected. Real-time data can now be gathered from sources previously off the grid enabling a level of automation based on real-time data and beyond. This revolution promises both predictive and deeply analytical computer analysis that can warn us... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Bradford Boston
                former President and CEO
                NetNumber
                Panelist
                Kevin Gamache, Ph.D.
                Chief Research Security Officer
                Texas A&M University
                Panelist
                Damon Kachur
                Vice President of IoT Solutions
                Sectigo
                Panelist
                Andras Szakal
                Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
                IBM U.S. Federal
                Panelist
                Bruce Willins
                Technology Solutions Engineering Fellow
                Zebra Technologies
                Tracks:
                  • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                  By simulating a complex physical and cyberattack which impacts multiple critical infrastructure sectors, government emergency management coordinators can assess municipal response capability, communication between public and private partners, and integration of military and other government CIP capabilities. Leveraging lessons learned from municipal table top and live fire exercises like Jack Voltaic II, this panel will discuss actions that federal, state and local governments can take to enhance CIP and incident response to an ever- advancing high end adversary threat to our communities. Representatives will share their thoughts on policy and resourcing actions that could be taken to better enable federal,... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Moderator
                  Bob Butler
                  AFCEA Cyber Committee
                  Senior Vice President, Critical Infrastructure Protection, AECOM
                  Panelist
                  Michael Dent
                  Chief Information Security Officer
                  Fairfax County, Virginia
                  Panelist
                  Mark Kneidinger
                  Deputy Director, National Risk Management Center
                  DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                  Panelist
                  Jeff McManus
                  Director, Mission Assurance
                  DC&MA, OASD (Homeland Defense & Global Security)
                  Panelist
                  Mike Steinmetz
                  State Cybersecurity Officer/Senior Advisor on Homeland Security
                  State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
                  Panelist
                  MG Michael Stone, USA
                  Commander, 46th Military Police Command
                  Assistant Adjutant General - MI Army National Guard
                  Tracks:

                    Tuesday, April 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                    • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                    The Smart Phone gave rise to Edge-Level computing, putting the power of the space shuttle in the palm of our hands. With the maturity of Cloud Computing and Data Analytics, data is no longer protected behind closed doors, complicating data protection. Looming are smaller operating systems that are beginning to allow a multitude of sensors, all affordable, to be reliable, interoperable and connected. Real-time data can now be gathered from sources previously off the grid enabling a level of automation based on real-time data and beyond. This revolution promises both predictive and deeply analytical computer analysis that can warn us... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Moderator
                    Grant Evans
                    Chief Executive Officer
                    SPYRUS
                    Panelist
                    James Allen, Sc.D.
                    Office of the Chief Information Officer
                    Federal Bureau of Investigation
                    Panelist
                    John Felker
                    Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
                    Department of Homeland Security
                    Panelist
                    Eddie Reyes
                    Director, Emergency Communications
                    Prince William County, Virginia
                    Panelist
                    Ted Stille
                    Diplomatic Security Service
                    State Department
                    Tracks:
                      • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
                      Cyber threats to critical infrastructure are now at the forefront of homeland risk planning, a task made difficult by accelerating advances in technology; however, these very same technologies present government executives and first responders with new strategic and tactical opportunities.  From IoT sensors, to AI analytics and Machine Learning (including simulation and gaming) in both a secure cloud and at the "edge," to shared mobile applications, to the new nationwide broadband responder network (FirstNet) -- government executives and first responders can leverage the technology needed to defend our homeland.  This panel will explore how diverse emerging technologies can be integrated... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Moderator
                      James Mitchell
                      Chief of Staff
                      FirstNet
                      Panelist
                      Sri Elaprolu
                      Senior Leader, Machine Learning
                      Amazon Web Services
                      Panelist
                      Bradley Hayes, Ph.D.
                      Chief Technology Officer
                      Circadence Corp
                      Panelist
                      Mark Jules
                      Global Vice President, Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence
                      Hitachi
                      Panelist
                      Chris Lindenau
                      Chief Revenue Officer
                      Utility, Inc.
                      Panelist
                      Matt Walsh
                      Director of Business Development - Smart Cities, UAS and IoT for FirstNet IoT
                      AT&T
                      Tracks:

                        Tuesday, April 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                        • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                        This event is the culmination of Season Two of AFCEA International's Innovation Shark Tank series. Participants will include: 1. Automation Anywhere (video from their previous Shark Tank appearance - free to watch, but registration is required): Our Vision: Take the robot out of the human. To liberate employees from mundane, repetitive tasks, allowing them more time to use their intellect and creativity to solve higher order business challenges. We see a world where every employee will work side by side with digital workers, making them exponentially more productive and far more fulfilled. Automation Anywhere is a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and is at... ...read more...

                          Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                          • Room: Atrium

                            Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                            • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                            Where have Departments and agencies identified as potential uses for advanced technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, mobility, IOT, Blockchain and others. Where does the intersection of future technology intersect with legacy systems and modernization efforts? What advances are going to occur in the next 3 to 5 years that industry should be prepared for? This panel will discuss various initiatives / applications / ideas / implementations on this topic....
                            Speaker(s)
                            Moderator
                            Matthijs Broer, Ph.D.
                            Director, Strategic Capabilities
                            The MITRE Corporation
                            Panelist
                            Brian Gattoni
                            Chief Technology Officer
                            DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                            Panelist
                            Steve Gottwals, Ph.D.
                            Technical Director, Security Solutions
                            Adobe Systems Federal
                            Panelist
                            Vincent Sritapan
                            Portfolio Manager, Physical and Cyber Security
                            DHS Science and Technology Directorate
                            Panelist
                            Jeremy Wiltz
                            Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Services Division
                            FBI
                            Tracks:
                              • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
                              Acquiring cutting edge technology can be a challenge. Engagement with Silicon Valley, and other companies that typically don't interact with the federal government brings a set of hurdles that should be considered before engaging. These panelists have experience in bringing new technology into their agencies....
                              Speaker(s)
                              Moderator
                              David Coker
                              Area Vice President, Federal Channels and Alliances
                              NETSCOUT
                              Panelist
                              Mark Borkowski
                              Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition / Chief Acquisition Officer / Component Acquisition Executive
                              U.S. Customs and Border Protection
                              Panelist
                              Polly Hall
                              Acquisition Innovation Advocate
                              DHS Procurement Innovation Lab
                              Panelist
                              Sharon James
                              Contracting Officer
                              Department of State
                              Panelist
                              Jonathan Mostowski
                              Acquisition Strategis
                              U.S. Digital Service
                              Tracks:

                                Tuesday, April 23, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

                                • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                Acquisition officials are becoming more and more innovative in their support of the mission, especially when it comes to rapidly changing platforms like IT and Communications. These panelists have had success with innovative approaches, and want to share the methods behind their success, and some things to look out when trying new approaches within agencies that might be resistant to change....
                                Speaker(s)
                                Moderator
                                Rich Smith
                                Vice President, CACI International
                                and former CTO and CISO, TSA
                                Panelist
                                Kevin Cox
                                CDM Program Manager, Network Security Deployment
                                DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                                Panelist
                                Carlene Ileto
                                Executive Director, Products and Services Delivery Management Office
                                Department of Homeland Security
                                Panelist
                                Jeff Koses
                                Senior Procurement Executive
                                General Services Administration
                                Panelist
                                Jim Piché
                                Homeland Sector Director
                                GSA FEDSIM
                                Tracks:
                                  • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
                                  Technology professionals in Federal Government and the Commercial Community have been well aware of the accelerating advance of technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, mobility, IOT, Blockchain and others. What examples are out there of the implementation of these technologies, and what is their potential use in real-world scenarios? How can the use of one or more of these technologies improve our ability to solve physical and cyber security threats to our digital and physical infrastructure? This panel will discuss various initiatives / applications / implementations on this topic....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Moderator
                                  Tim Lemaster
                                  Chief Security Architect
                                  Lookout
                                  Panelist
                                  Marc Abrams, Ph.D.
                                  President and CTO
                                  Harmonia
                                  Panelist
                                  David Chavez
                                  Vice President, Architecture & Innovation, Office of the CTO
                                  Avaya
                                  Panelist
                                  Tommy Gardner, Ph.D.
                                  Chief Technology Officer
                                  HP Federal
                                  Panelist
                                  Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D.
                                  President and General Manager
                                  Perspecta Labs
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, April 23, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

                                    • Room: Atrium

                                      Wednesday, April 24, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

                                      • Room: Atrium Ballroom A
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker
                                      LTG  Bob Wood USA (Ret.)
                                      Executive Vice President
                                      AFCEA International

                                        Wednesday, April 24, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

                                        • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker
                                        Mark Emery
                                        Principal
                                        Emery Consulting, LLC
                                        Handout(s)

                                          Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

                                          • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Keynote
                                          Suzette Kent
                                          Federal Chief Information Officer
                                          Office of Management and Budget

                                            Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                            • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Moderator
                                            Sandy Peavy
                                            former CIO, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
                                            Member, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee
                                            Panelist
                                            Ron Bewtra
                                            Chief Technology Officer
                                            Department of Justice
                                            Panelist
                                            David Epperson
                                            Chief Information Officer
                                            DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
                                            Panelist
                                            Max Everett
                                            Chief Information Officer
                                            Department of Energy

                                              Wednesday, April 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                              • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                              As critical infrastructure has heightened in importance and visibility, operational concerns should be at top of mind. This panel will explore operational considerations that need to be supported in joint agency environments. The discussion will cover regulations, statutes, and other issues that can influence on-the-ground operators and their mission to protect and recover assets....
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Moderator
                                              Bob Nunnally
                                              Director of Corporate Growth & Development, Oasys
                                              Member, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee
                                              Panelist
                                              BG Adam Flasch, ARNG
                                              Director, Joint Staff
                                              Maryland National Guard - Joint Force Headquarters
                                              Panelist
                                              Rob Glenn
                                              Director, Private Sector Division
                                              Federal Emergency Management Agency
                                              Panelist
                                              Paul Jarris, MD, MBA
                                              Principal, PE Jarris Health and Recreation, LLC
                                              former Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
                                              Panelist
                                              Debra Jordan
                                              Deputy Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
                                              Federal Communications Commission
                                              Panelist
                                              Terry Stockholm
                                              CEO, IT Operational Strategies, LLC
                                              former Chief, IT Disaster Operations, FEMA

                                                Wednesday, April 24, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Moderator
                                                Brad Barker
                                                Client Executive, ARRAY Information Technology
                                                Chair, Homeland Security Conference
                                                Speaker
                                                Margie Graves
                                                Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer
                                                Office of Management and Budget

                                                  Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

                                                  • Room: Atrium Ballroom B
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker
                                                  John Kreger
                                                  Vice President, Public Sector Programs, The MITRE Corporation
                                                  Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee