2012 Conference Registration


Featured Speakers

Presentations received and approved for posting can be found underneath speaker's name/title - PRESENTATION


Tuesday, February 22

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Atrium Hall

Keynote Address

GEN Keith B. Alexander, USA

Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Director, National Security Agency/

Central Security Service



Wednesday, February 23

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Atrium Hall

Keynote Address

Mr. Bruce W. McConnell

Senior Counselor

National Protection and Programs

US Department of Homeland Security


Wednesday, February 23

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Atrium Ballroom

Lunch Address

Chief Cathy Lanier

Chief of Police, District of Columbia


Wednesday, February 23

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Atrium Hall

Fireside Chat: Collaboration When Disaster Strikes


Mr. Barry West

Executive Vice President

SE Solutions


The Honorable William Flynn

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection

Department of Homeland Security


The Honorable Craig Fugate


Federal Emergency Management Agency


Dr. Jack Hayes

Assistant Administrator for Weather Services
Director, National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Thursday, February 24

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Atrium Hall

Keynote Address

ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.)

former Commandant of the Coast Guard

Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation

Distinguished Professor of Practice, The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration


Thursday, February 24

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Atrium Hall

Keynote Address

Mr. David Aguilar

Deputy Commissioner

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Department of Homeland Security


Thursday, February 24

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Atrium Ballroom

Lunch Address

Mr. Anthony Placido

Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton

former Assistant Administrator for Intelligence

Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

Panel Sessions

All panel sessions take place in the Atrium Hall.


Tuesday, February 22

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Panel 1: Privacy vs. Security in Cyberspace

One of the largest constraints on the cyber security of the .mil and .gov networks involves the intrusiveness of the security measures and their impact of the privacy of American citizens. The scrutiny over these measures has impeded the progress of many key initiatives to counter and get ahead of a pervasive, agile and dynamic cyber threat. Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers can be obtained through legal methods in some cases without the knowledge and consent of the owner.  And with the proliferation of social networking, the characterization of private information becomes less clear.



Mr. James Byrne

Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

Lockheed Martin Corporation


Mr. John Delong

Director of Compliance

National Security Agency


Mr. Jerry Hanley

Chief Privacy Officer

Department of Energy


Mr. Alexander Joel

Civil Liberties Protection Officer

Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Mr. Peter Sand

Director of Privacy Technology

The Privacy Office

Department of Homeland Security


Tuesday, February 22

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel 2: Identity Management

This panel will address the balancing act between protecting individual privacy and strengthening security of the homeland, including: identity management current challenges, emerging requirements, and new opportunities from law enforcement to disaster response. The panel will include views from government and private industry. 



Mr. Joseph DiZinno

Director, Biometrics & Identity Management

BAE Systems


Dr. Thomas H. Killion

Director, Biometrics Identity Management Agency and

Executive Manager, DoD Biometrics
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 Headquarters, Department of the Army


Mr. Bob Mocny

Director of US-VISIT

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Dan Roberts

Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division



Ms. Stephanie Rowe (confirmed)

Chief Executive Officer



Wednesday, February 23

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Panel 3: Federal Executive Forum - DHS CIO Roundtable

(on-air live broadcast on Federal News Radio)

Federal Executive Forum DHS CIO Roundtable--a Conference tradition! Be a part of the audience at a live taping of Federal News Radio's renowned monthly radio show, spotlighting key leaders in the IT Community. Always a highlight, a select group of DHS CIO's will offer a firsthand look at progress being made on critical IT programs, and will outline their top priorities for the coming year. This prestigious panel will discuss the technologies in use today, and those in the pipeline, aimed at securing our Nation. Secretary Napolitano has crafted her strategic imperative of "One-DHS", and the CIO's will talk about the role of their organizations in making that vision a reality, including any roadblocks still to be overcome. Attendees will leave this session with a clear view of the Department's vision of Homeland Security going forward.  You won't want to miss this one!



Mr. Jim Flyzik

President, The Flyzik Group and

Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee



RDML Robert E. Day, Jr.

Assistant Commandant for C4IT and Chief Information Officer

U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Dave Epperson

Chief Information Officer

National Protection and Programs Directorate

Department of Homeland Security


Ms. Leslie Hope

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Citizen and Immigration Services

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Stephen Rice

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Transportation Security Administration

Department of Homeland Security


Wednesday, February 23

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Panel 4: Cyber Situational Awareness

There is a great deal of discussion about achieving Situational Awareness in Cyberspace but no common definition or understanding of what that means. Terms such as “Know what normal looks like” are used but not readily defined. It would be useful to discuss the operational aspects of Situational Awareness that will drive the technological solutions. In essence, what does the endstate look like? When do DHS, DoD, DoJ/FBI and the DNI declare success? What actions will this allow? How will it enhance the security of our nation? How does the term vary between Departments and Agencies and what is the common ground? The purpose this session is to allow some definitions to be offered and get feedback from the audience.



Mr. Matthew Stern

National CyberSecurity Division (US CERT) Program Director

General Dynamics


BG John Davis

Director of Current Operations

US Cyber Command


Mr. Sean McGurk

Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Marcus Sachs

Vice President, National Security Policy

Verizon Communications


Mr. Aaron Walters

Vice President, Research and Development

Terremark Worldwide


Wednesday, February 23

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Panel 6: DHS/State and Local Secure Information-Sharing

The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)—Providing Secure, Real-Time Collaboration.  Learn more about this unique, multi-faceted communications tool.  In a world where partners at all levels of Government need to be able to communicate, collaborate and coordinate in a trusted environment, HSIN provides that  capability. Hear how HSIN is answering the call from State and Local Government customers.  How about progress at the Federal level, including the Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Critical Infrastructure Communities?  Who is leading the integration efforts among all these diverse constituencies?  In addition to Voice, how about progress in Instant Messaging and Document-Sharing?  Hear what’s working and what’s not, as this group of noted experts share HSIN lessons-learned and success stories from their unique perspectives.



Ms. Donna Roy

Director, Homeland Security Information Network

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Jim Harpster

former LA County Information and Fusion Center Director



Mr. Mike Howell

Deputy Program Manager, Office of the Program Manager
Information Sharing Environment


Mr. Luke McCormack

Chief Information Officer

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Rob Riegle

Principal, Intelligence Solutions

Blue Canopy

Former DHS State/Local Director


Thursday, February 24

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Panel 7: Border Security

The panelists from various law enforcement elements are working each day to protect our borders while ensuring the safe and lawful immigration and trade. They will discuss not only the current rise in southwest border crime, but will also the unique challenges, and potential solutions, all along the northern and southern border. The panel will address the evolving mission needs and how technology could assist the mission.



Mr. Doug Wagoner

Senior Vice President

BU - General Manager, Homeland and Civilian Solutions



Chief Carlos R. Maldonado

Chief of Police

Laredo, TX


Mr. Kevin McAleenan

Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations

US Customs and Border Protection

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Brian White

Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer

The Chertoff Group


Thursday, February 24

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Panel 8: Person-Centric Screening

A common asset everyone on the planet possesses yet is totally unique to each of us is our personal identity. A person-centric model for security based on identity seems both natural and compelling. Many of us have ID Cards or access the places we work and the information we use by swiping our fingers on a biometric sensor. How can we expand the security of our information and the safety of  people and assets?  In this session we will address the components of a person-centric security framework by examining current examples of passenger screening, border security, and cargo shipping. We will explore the barriers to both physical and logical access control, the importance of sharing security data and discuss the potential for a successful Person-Centric Screening Model that can be widely adopted.



Mr. Dave Stahlman

Senior Executive



Mr. Chris Chilbert

Deputy Chief Architect

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Justin Murphy

Department of Justice


Mr. David Wennergren

Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer

Department of Defense


Thursday, February 24

2:00 p.m. - 3: 15 p.m.

Panel 9 - Cyber Training & Education

The cyber threats of today and tomorrow are becoming more sophisticated, cunning and pervasive. They are not encumbered by bureaucracy or constrained by law. They operate with motivation to be better than the cyber defenses of today and anticipate what will be in place tomorrow. They hone their skills through their daily efforts. Our government has to be able to train its employees and military forces to contest the cyber domain and protect its citizens. This panel will explore the many ongoing training initiatives and panelists will share their viewpoints of this topic.



Mr. Jason Fossen 


SANS Institute


Dr. Alan D. Carswell, PhD

Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Department

University of Maryland University College


Col George Lamont, USAF

J7, US Cyber Command


Mr. Rich Marshall

Director Global Cybersecurity Management

National Cyber Security Division

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Riley Repko

Senior Advisor, Cyber Operations & Transformation

DCS/Operations, Plans and Requirements



Thursday, February 24

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Procurement Executives Roundtable

DHS is Spending—and Top Procurement Executives Tell All!   Always highly-anticipated, you can’t afford to miss this exciting close-out Panel.  Get the inside scoop on priority spending plans.  Gain unique insight into the Department’s funding strategy, and learn more about key Programs at the heart of that strategy.   Meet and ask questions of some of the Department’s senior acquisition officials.  Listen and take notes, and map out a framework for doing business with DHS.  Everything you want to know about DHS Plans and Priorities—what a valuable ending to the Conference.



Mr. Greg Rothwell
President Evermay Consulting


Mr. Kevin Boshears

Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Department of Homeland Security


Mr. Daniel McLaughlin

Acting Director, Office of Procurement Operations

Department of Homeland Security



Dr. Nick Nayak

Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Homeland Security




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