PROGRAM


 

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

The security threats The United States faces security threats that demand an agile and integrated Intelligence Community (IC) Information Technology (IT) Enterprise. At the same time, however, the Federal budget deficit has increased pressure on the IC to make ever smarter IT investments.  In this security and fiscal environment, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Jr., has challenged IC agencies to identify and harvest substantial savings from IT investments.  Efforts are ongoing to reduce costs from the IC’s current structure and operations and install efficient enterprise-wide IT procedures and processes that will result in dollars that can be repurposed for mission execution.   In parallel and making the task all the more challenging, investments must be made that will continue to enable the IC to fulfill traditional strategic requirements for national policymakers as well as tactical requirements in support of military and contingency operations.

 

The 31st AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium will explore in depth the delicate and demanding balancing act that is the IC IT Enterprise Initiative.  Speakers from across the IC and from outside the Community will delve into how savings will be achieved, where new investments will be made, and how the private sector can best participate.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & VIEW EXHIBITS
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8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

AFCEA WELCOME

Mr. Steven Ritchey

Vice President for Intelligence

AFCEA International

 

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIRS’ WELCOME

Mr. Charles Allen

Principal

Chertoff Group

 

Ms. Linda Millis

Vice President of Industry

AFCEA International

 

Mr. Albert Pisani

Senior Vice President, Intelligence Group

TASC

 

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

NGA DIRECTOR WELCOME

Mr. Michael Rodrigue

Deputy Director

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

NSA AND THE IT ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

Speaker

Mr. John (Chris) Inglis

Deputy Director

National Security Agency

Mr. Inglis is NSA’s chief operating officer, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy.

Overview

Mr. Inglis will share the successes of the NSA’s IT Enterprise Architecture initiative.  This program led in part to the NSA being selected as a key service provider for several major Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) services.  These included an integrated government cloud service enabling IC agency missions with a common thin-client environment for building dynamic analytic workflows distributed across the enterprise.

Focus Questions 

  • How has NSA accomplished implementing the government cloud and applications mall and application store services for IC ITE?
  • What role can industry play in supporting NSA for the IC ITE activities?
  • How are efficiencies being tracked and measured for the NSA services?
  • How are agency cloud security issues being addressed?
  • Is the “charge back model” a viable alternative for funding services provided to agencies?

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

THE CHALLENGE

Speaker

Mr. Al Tarasiuk

Assistant Director of National Intelligence and Intelligence Community CIO

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Overview

Mr. Al Tarasiuk will discuss the Director of National Intelligence’s charge to the IC to identify and implement IT that allows the Community to gain significant enterprise-wide business efficiencies.

 

Focus Questions 

  • How does the IC’s approach to IT operations change as result of the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE)?
  • What is the status of the top three or four priority IC ITE implementation objectives?
  • Given the rapid movement toward an open Cloud-based architecture, what are the major challenges?

 

10:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

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11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

SESSION ONE: STANDARDS & GOVERNANCE

Session Co-Chairs

Brig Gen Neal Robinson, USAF (Ret.) 

Director, Business Development

Oracle Corporation (National Security Group)

 

Mr. Lewis Shepherd

Director and General Manager
Microsoft Institute

Microsoft Corporation

 

Session Speakers

Mr. John Garing

Vice President,

 Vion Corporation

Mr. Garing is a Vice President of ViON Corporation of Washington, DC. He is the chief ViON strategist for the application of capacity-on-demand as a business strategy for the acquisition of information technology infrastructure for government and private sector enterprises.  While he was with the Defense Information Agency (DISA), he pioneered the utility computing concept and developed innovative financing of data processing for the acquisition of commodity-based, capacity-on-demand processing and storage as managed services rather than as capital assets.

Maj Gen Robert Latiff, Ph.D., USAF (Ret.)

Director, Intelligence and Security Research Center

George Mason University

Gen Latiff has designed and taught numerous courses in GMU’s Applied IT Masters Degree Program and leads the development of a program of study in intelligence technologies.  He currently directs the design and presentation at the CIA of a lecture series and specially designed academic offerings on Big Data and Advanced Analytics.  Dr. Latiff is also an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Notre Dame.

 

Ms. Yvonne Lowe

Director, Strategic Programs

Office of the Intelligence Community CIO

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Ms. Lowe is in charge of Enterprise Portfolio Management, Policy and Governance for the IC CIO. She was a recipient of the 2011 Federal 100 Award by Federal Computer Week for her leadership with key agencies and members of the IC to establish common ground on a streamlined, cohesive business strategy.

The Honorable James Simon

Chief Strategist, Worldwide Public SectorMicrosoft Corporation

Mr. Simon served at CIA for nearly three decades, much of that time as a senior analyst.  After Mr. Simon retired from government, he joined Microsoft where he now helps governments around the world solve complex problems drawing on Microsoft technology and capabilities. 

Overview

Speakers in this session will address how the concepts, rules, and policies (i.e., the standards) for IC IT modernization were developed, whether the standards are the right ones, and whether they will be able to overcome bureaucratic inertia and ensure the successful transformation of the IC IT Enterprise. 

 

Focus Questions 

  • Given the standards the IC will be using, how will success be measured and by whom?
  • Is governance best achieved through budgetary means, statutory orders and policies, or community norms?
  • How long is too long to wait for "success" in any particular governance-body lifespan, and who gets to swing the axe?

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH & VIEW EXHIBITS
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1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

SESSION TWO: DELIVERY OF MISSION CAPABILITIES THROUGH THE CLOUD

Session Co-Chairs

Mr. Grant Schneider

Deputy Director for Information Management and Chief Information Officer

Defense Intelligence Agency

 

Ms. Gwyn Whittaker

Vice President/General Manager

Mosaic Intelligence Integration (MI2) Group

LinQuest Corporation

Session Speakers

Dr. Patrick Dowd

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect

National Security Agency

Dr. Dowd is the NSA lead for the IC ITE Cloud effort leveraging his deep experience in data, utility, and storage Clouds.

 

Mr. Gus Hunt

Chief Technology Officer

Central Intelligence Agency

Mr. Hunt leads the vision of Key Technology Enablers across the CIA that will overlay on the Commercial Cloud in areas of Advanced Data Analytics, Widgets and Services, Security as a Service, Metadata Management, and Infrastructure.

 

Mr. Michael Mestrovich

Senior Technology Officer for Solutions & Intelligence Community Desktop Architect

Defense Intelligence Agency

Mr. Mestrovich serves as the Architect for the IC Desktop Environment Joint Program Office.  He assimilates information from the Community Joint Engineering Teams in order to make architecture decisions for the desktop environment.

 

Mr. Adam Pisoni

Co-Founder and CTO

Yammer

Mr. Pisoni oversees all engineering and software development at Yammer as Chief Technology Officer.  He is considered one of the pioneers and creators of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) software category, along with Yammer’s CEO and Chairman, David Sacks. Mr. Pisoni and Mr. Sacks co-founded Yammer in 2008 when they recognized a rare opportunity to fundamentally change the way people work by bringing social networks inside the workplace.

Overview

Cloud technology provides the next step forward in the path toward an integrated IC infrastructure which brings both mission advantages as well as challenges.  This session will look at the disruptive IT change that Cloud virtualization has spawned within the private sector and how the IC is embracing this shift in the intelligence integration. 

 

Focus Questions

  • Where is the government headed on the technology path in Cloud, analytics, and networks?
  • What are the biggest technological challenges the IC ITE consolidation will create?
  • How is the ODNI ensuring that the various technology elements of the IC ITE are seamlessly integrated?

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

DESSERT BREAK & VIEW EXHIBITS

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3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

PRESENTATION OF THE 2012 CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

Ms. Maureen Baginski

Ms. Maureen Baginski

CEO

National Security Partners

Chair

AFCEA Intelligence Committee

3:45 p.m. – 4:00p.m.

CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR INTELLIGENCE SERVICE RECIPIENT ADDRESS

The Honorable Stephanie O’Sullivan

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

O'SULLIVAN AND DEPUTY DIRECTORS' PANEL

The Honorable Stephanie O’Sullivan

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Ms. Sue Bromley – CIA 

Mr. Frank Calvelli – NRO 

Ms. Fran Fleisch – NSA 

Mr. Michael Rodrigue – NGA 

Mr. David Shedd – DIA

 

4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012

7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & VIEW EXHIBITS

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. 

ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Steven Ritchey

Vice President for Intelligence

AFCEA International

 

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

WELCOME

Mr. Charles Allen

Principal

Chertoff Group

 

Ms. Linda Millis

Vice President of Industry

AFCEA International

 

Mr. Albert Pisani

Senior Vice President, Intelligence Group

TASC


8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

ELIMINATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS REDUNDANCIES

Speaker

Mr. Richard Spires

Chief Information Officer

Department of Homeland Security 

Overview 

The intelligence community enterprise can no longer afford the duplication of information technology (IT) systems and services that occurs when two or more agencies are engaged in the same operation or provide the same services to similar beneficiaries.  As the federal government seeks to identify efficiencies and  embarks on a more centralized, IT enterprise model, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing, not only monumental technology complexities, but also the daunting task of cross-agency change in culture and process largely driven by new governance structures and standards.  Focus Questions

  • What best practices are being employed in the Department of Homeland Security related to a shared IT infrastructure?
  • What are the biggest challenges in achieving a successful cross-agency enterprise?
  • What will the IT enterprise structure look like three years from now?
  • What potential savings might be realized in IT modernization and consolation and cloud computing? 

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SESSION THREE: SAFEGUARDING AND SHARING WITHIN THE CLOUD  

Session Co-Chairs

Ms. Sandra Forney

Programs Director, Civil Systems Division

Northrop Grumman Information Systems

 

Mr. Dean Hall

Associate Executive Assistant Director/ Deputy CIO

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Session Speakers

Ms. Paige Atkins

Vice President for Cyber/IT Research

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation

Ms. Atkins oversees cyber and information technology research at the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC), and most recently served as  DISA’s director of the Strategic Planning and Information Directorate, where she was responsible for ensuring DISA’s success in delivering a joint interoperable global enterprise infrastructure.

 

Ms. Catherine (Casey) Henson

Division Manager, Data Management and Security

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Ms. Henson leads the ODNI’s development of Security-as-a-Service within the IC Information Technology Environment to include information assurance, computer network defense, and data protection.  She most recently served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Chief Technology Officer.

 

Mr. Kris Radmer

Sr. Manager, Incident Management and Security Operations

Wal-Mart ISD Security & Compliance

 

Mr. Jeremy Wiltz

IT Services Division Deputy Assistant Director

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Wiltz oversees the day-to-day operations of the FBI’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD), which is responsible for IT operations and maintenance for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Prior to his role in ITSD, he led the IT Project Management Section, where he was responsible for developing an enhanced eDiscovery capability – to include initial strategies about eDiscovery in the Cloud.

Overview

Speakers in this session will address the pluses and minuses of implementing trusted security services within a unified Cloud architecture.  The discussion will include a review of the ODNI’s “security-as-a-service” plan and the issues that precipitate agency reluctance to share data.  Industry and academia speakers will provide their experiences in driving security to the Cloud and how it may translate into successful outcomes for the government. 

Focus Questions

  • As government and industry embrace Cloud services, what policies and best practices are being adopted to properly safeguard information without compromising sharing?
  • With the growing demand to leverage shared IT infrastructures how will the privacy of personal data be properly protected and how may this differ between government and industry?
  • When a security compromise occurs, who is responsible for taking corrective action to mitigate the compromise and alerting stakeholders, the service provider or the data owner?

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BREAK & VIEW EXHIBITS

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

USING IT TO DRIVE ENTERPRISE SUCCESS

Speaker

Mr. David Zanca

Senior Vice President, Customer Access & Revenue Systems

FedEx Services

Under Mr. Zanca’s direction, FedEx makes customer-facing services available across the globe and across all of FedEx Corporation’s business units – from FedEx Ground to Kinko’s.  A primary focus for Mr. Zanca is a “connectedness” strategy that embeds Fed-Ex services into mobile devices and applications that customers use every day.  

Overview

Business is increasingly consolidating diverse business units, and IT in particular, to drive cost savings and to deliver the best service for customers.  These activities present great opportunities for IT to drive business value.  FedEx’s strategy under Mr. Zanca’s leadership has been to integrate IT services at every step in the supply chain to provide leadership with a consistent, coherent view of the business.  Success in their market depends on the interaction of diverse business unit working together, while recognizing that IT as a whole is ever-changing.  Fiscal pressure drive innovation in IT and IT leaders must strategically invest in new technologies to maximize business returns.  Transformation is constant and business does not stop during change – customer service must remain a priority at every step and drive IT investment.

Focus Questions

  • What are the biggest opportunities for cost savings through IT consolidation?
  • What partnerships leveraged during consolidation of FedEx’s business units and how can private sector partnerships be leveraged as IT is consolidated across the Intelligence Community?
  • What new areas will be the focus of new investments in business IT in the next five years?

11: 45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

SESSION FOUR:  MODERNIZING CULTURE TO ALIGN WITH TECHNOLOGY

MODERNIZATION

Session Co-Chairs

Maj Gen John Casciano, USAF (Ret.)

President and CEO

GrayStar Associates, LLC

 

RADM Alexander Miller, USN (Ret.)

Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

  

Session Speakers

Dr. Gregg ‘Skip’ Bailey

Director

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Bailey is the Federal Lead for Cloud Computing at Deloitte. With a superior knowledge of change management, data center consolidation and operations, network design and deployment, and IT services performance, he has successfully shaped and transformed the IT organizations in the FBI and ATF.

Ms. Kathy Gibson

Chief EIT Talent Management Officer

Central Intelligence Agency

Ms. Gibson, as the Chief Talent Officer for the CIA’s IT workforce, is responsible for developing and implementing policies and strategies to assist in retaining and hiring the most talented CIA employees. Much of her time and energy is focused on anticipating and preparing for the organizational and cultural change that will be necessary as the CIA moves forward into a world with more IC-wide IT solutions, adoption of cloud (and other) technologies, the era of big data, and continued acceleration of the operational tempo.  

 

Mr. Thomas Greiner

Managing Director of Technology

Accenture Federal Services

In addition to providing new technologies to clients, Mr. Greiner is responsible for helping clients with the human aspects of adopting new technologies, including acceptance, staffing and personal development.  He brings insights to this panel from years of experience on the cultural aspects of technology adoption and acceptance, a challenge that will massively affect cloud adoption. 

 

Mr. Stephen Schmidt

Vice President, Security Engineering

Chief Security Officer

Amazon Web Services

Mr. Schmidt, prior to joining Amazon, served at the CTO, Section Chief responsible for the FBI’s technical collection and analysis platforms. In this capacity, he had to anticipate, plan for and implement new process and procedures for the cultural transformation necessary to ensure the success of the FBI’s Technical Intelligence Collection efforts.

Overview

The Department of Defense's and the IC's drive to move to the "IT Cloud" is dramatically changing the way IT services are provided.  To ensure success, there will have to be a concurrent fundamental change in the organizational beliefs, values, structures, and processes associated with IT service providers and customers.  The speakers in this session will explore what many argue is the hardest part of the IC ITE modernization – cultural change.  

Focus Questions

  • What are the prime components of cultural transformation attendant to major IT change?  What are the major obstacles and resistance to cultural change?
  • How can progress be measured?
  • Based on experience, what is a nominal timeline for this cultural transformation to occur?
  • How can industry help in this process?

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

STRETCH BREAK

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CIO PANEL

Session Moderator

Mr. Al Tarasiuk

Assistant Director of National Intelligence and Intelligence Community CIO

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Session Speakers

Mr. Dean Hall

Associate Executive Assistant Director/Acting Chief Information Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Thomas Hall

Deputy Chief Information Officer for Strategy

Central Intelligence Agency

 

Dr. Keith Littlefield

Chief Information Officer

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

 

Mr. Kelly Miller

Deputy Chief Information Officer

National Security Agency/Central Security Service

 

Mr. Grant Schneider

Deputy Director for Information Management and Chief Information Officer

Defense Intelligence Agency

 

Ms. Jill Singer

Chief Information Officer

National Reconnaissance Office

Overview 

The symposium’s final session is the appropriate bookend to the opening session where the DNI Clapper and the IC/CIO Tarasiuk will discuss the goals and objectives of IC ITE initiative.   In this session, Mr. Tarasiuk will moderate a panel of IC CIO’s who will highlight their agencies’ roles and responsibilities within the IC ITE initiative, how they are leveraging the capabilities and work of sister agencies, provide a status on progress made, discuss upcoming milestones and objectives, identify those issues which have impeded greater progress, and point out where industry can help. 

Focus Questions

  • How can the IC keep pace with IT technology advancement yet ensure it gets adequate life cycle use from its IT investments?
  • How is the CIO community prioritizing the next IC ITE integration targets?
  • How will Agency specific legacy capabilities be decommissioned and defunded?
  • Which of the current IC ITE initiatives are perceived as the most important to the analyst/collector missions?

  

3:45 p.m.

SYMPOSIUM WRAP-UP 

Mr. Charles Allen

Principal

Chertoff Group

 

Ms. Linda Millis

Vice President for Industry

AFCEA International

 

Mr. Albert Pisani

Senior Vice President, Intelligence Group

TASC