Priorities in Securing Tomorrow’s Federal and Defense Landscape

The Trump administration has made IT modernization and digital government a top technological priority. As government systems become more sophisticated and more services move online, the vulnerability to cyber attacks also increases. Securing elections, vendors, public and private data, and matters of national security faces newfound challenges in today’s continuously shifting threat landscape. 


At this event, we examined federal cybersecurity policy and trends, federal support for state and local cybersecurity, and how the government is identifying, responding to, and mitigating cyber threats to national security. 

8:30AM – 11:40AM ET

October 17, 2019

International Spy Museum

700 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C.


Chip Stewart

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, 

State of Maryland

Amélie Koran, 

Chief Technology Officer, 

Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General 

Ian Wallace, 

Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, 

New America

David Bailey

Technology Sales Senior Director, US Public Sector,



8:00 AM

Registration & Networking

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

8:35 AM

Opening Keynote:

With cybersecurity no longer an afterthought and moving to the forefront of the national consciousness, leaders in Washington, D.C., are shaping the conversation on priorities and key considerations for federal, state and local agencies’ cyber strategies. In this session, hear from those shaping national cyber strategies in the coming decade.

9:05 AM

Panel:The Shifting Threat Landscape: What’s Next in the Fight to Secure Cyberspace?

As our nation’s adversaries and insider threats evolve, the federal government must keep pace to stay ahead of those seeking to harm our nation and its citizens. As public hacks and breaches become all-too-familiar headlines, what steps are government leaders taking to implement the technologies and processes needed to proactively fight tomorrow’s threats before critical data ends up in the wrong hands?

  • Amélie Koran, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General 
  • Ian Wallace, Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America

9:40 AM

Partner Presentation

This session showcases how VMware is transforming networking and security to empower the digital workspace.

  • Cameron Groves, Sr. Director Government, Education, and Healthcare (GEH) Solutions & Innovations Team, VMware

10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:20 AM

Defending Military and Intelligence Networks and Information

Safeguarding the intelligence that protects the homeland every day is vital to a functioning democracy and can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Identifying and mitigating the malicious menaces that seek to compromise mission-critical information is a top priority in defense communities. Hear how defense and intelligence leaders are securing their networks in an age when threats shift on a daily basis.

10:50 AM

Partner Presentation

This session showcases how Veritas is using its tools and strategies to empower government officials and modernizing data protection.

  • David Bailey, Technology Sales Senior Director, US Public Sector, Veritas 

11:10 AM

Closing Presentation

In this session, hear how the state of Maryland, recently selected to partner with the National Governors Association to accelerate cybersecurity strategies, is equipping agencies with the practices, workforce and technology needed to vigilantly combat cyber threats.  

  • Chip Stewart, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, State of Maryland

11:35 AM

Closing Remarks

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