Speakers and Panels

 

Featured Speakers

 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 26

12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Conference Welcome

Mr. Kent Schneider

President & CEO

AFCEA International

 

 
 

Tuesday, February 26

12:10 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Conference Overview

Mr. Jim Flyzik

Conference Chairman

and President, The Flyzik Group

VIDEO

 
 

Tuesday, February 26

12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Address

Mr. J. Alan Orlob (confirmed)

Vice President, Global Safety & Security

Marriott International

SLIDES

VIDEO

 
 

Wednesday, February 27

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote

Gen Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.) (confirmed)

Principal, The Chertoff Group

and Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

VIDEO

 

Wednesday, February 27

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Address

Mr. John Fass Morton (confirmed)

Author, Next Generation Homeland Security: Network Federalism and the Course to National Preparedness

SLIDES

VIDEO

   

 

Thursday, February 28

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote

Mr. Rand Beers (confirmed)

Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

Department of Homeland Security

VIDEO

 
 
 

Panel Sessions

 

Tuesday, February 26

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

Cybersecurity

VIDEO

 

Panelists from Government and Industry will discuss how they are extending the 'anywhere, anytime, anyplace' vision to their organizations. Cyber topics discussed will cover mobile security, cyber physical system security, standards, and policy.

 

Moderator:

Ms. Paige Atkins (confirmed)

Vice President, Cyber/IT Research

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. Darren B. Ash (confirmed)

Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management and Chief Information Officer

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

Mr. Richard Puckett (confirmed)

Chief Security Architect

GE

 

Ms. Bobbie Stempfley (pending approval)

Director, National Cybersecurity Division

Department of Homeland Security

 

Mr. Jeff Voas (confirmed)

Computer Scientist

National Institute of Standards and Technology

 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 26

3:15 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Critical Infrastructure Protection - Electric Power Sector (Robustness & Reslience)

VIDEO

 
Panelists will highlight the risks that are inherent in the US power grid and report on the status of work being done by the private sector in conjunction with the government to mitigate the risks to this key critical infrastructure.

Moderator:

Mr. James F.X. Payne

President

Z&A InfoTek, Inc.

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. William Bryan (confirmed)

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration

Department of Energy

 

Dr. Stephen D.Flynn (confirmed)

Founding Co-Director, George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

Northeastern University

 

Mr. Daniel C. Hurley, Jr.

President & CEO

Resource Management Strategies International, Inc.

former Director, Communications and Information Infrastructure Assurance Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

SLIDES

 

Dr. Jeffrey Mazer (confirmed)

Physical Scientist, Smart Grid Program

National Institute of Standards and Technology

SLIDES

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 27

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

Biometrics/Identity Management

VIDEO

 
Panelists will cover a wide range focus of how identity management and biometrics play a key role in both homeland security and defense capabilities for government, military, public and private sector.

Moderator:

Mr. Jim Williams (confirmed)

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Daon, Inc.

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. David Cuthbertson (confirmed)

Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Mr. Troy D. Potter (confirmed)

Vice President, Identity and Biometrics Solutions

Unisys Federal Systems

 

Mr. Don Salo (confirmed)

Director

Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 27

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Information & Intelligence Sharing

(video not approved to post)

 
In this session, panelists will explore the truth about fusion centers, their role in homeland security and their relationship with the intelligence community. The panelists are experts who have run fusion centers at federal, state and local levels, and with DHS and IC positions responsible for fusion center liaison.

Moderator:

Mr. Kshemendra Paul (confirmed)

Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. Christian Beckner (confirmed)

Deputy Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute

The George Washington University

 

Mr. Scott McAllister (confirmed)

Deputy Undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis for State and Local Program Office

Department of Homeland Security

 

Mr. Russell Porter (confirmed)

Director, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Federal, State, Local & Tribal Partnerships

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Mr. Michael Sena (confirmed)

President

National Fusion Center Association

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 27

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Emergency Management

VIDEO

 
The panel discussion will be focused on how federal, state and local governments, as well as private sector work together in facilitating emergency management practices and expertise. Panelists will address from their experiences salient issues and concerns in the area of emergency management.
 

Moderator:

Mr. Christopher David (confirmed)

Chief Technology Officer

InfoZen

 

Panelists:

 

RDML Jamie Barnett, USNR (Ret.) (confirmed)

Partner and Co-Chair, Telecommunications Group

Venable, LLP

 

Mr. Jack Brown (confirmed)

Director, Office of Emergency Management

Arlington County, Virginia

 

Mr. Chris Geldart (confirmed)

Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

The District of Columbia

 

Ms. Becca O'Brien (confirmed)

Senior Engagement Manager

McKinsey & Company

 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 27

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

Mobile Communications for Homeland Security

VIDEO

 
Mobile communication devices (includes Blackberrys, iPhones, smart phones in general) have become indispensable tools for today’s highly mobile society. Panelists will discuss how these multifunctional devices and improved wireless technology are not only for common public use, but also serves as an essential element for the homeland security community.
 

Moderator:

Mr. Jim Bugel (confirmed)

Vice President - Public Sector

AT&T

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. Steve Cooper (confirmed)

Former Executive Director, Information and Technology Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer

Federal Aviation Administration

and First CIO, Department of Homeland Security (retired)

 

Mr. John Santo (confirmed)

President, MissionReach Consulting Services, LLC

and Former Executive Director, DHS Joint Wireless Program

SLIDES

 

Mr. Patrick Sullivan (confirmed)

Director, Government Relations

Harris Corporation

 

Mr. Shawn Lapinski (confirmed)

Chief Interoperable Architect

Joint Wireless Program Office

Department of Homeland Security

 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 28

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

Training, Modeling and Simulation

VIDEO

 
Visualization is rapidly replacing traditional text-based approaches to training. DHS and DoD are using state-of-the-art simulation and modeling to reinvent operational training. These advanced methods of training are reducing costs, enhancing learning experiences and reducing injuries. Hear the stories from government leaders and learn how these techniques can be incorporated into other solutions.
 

Moderator:

Ms. Sandy Peavy (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

SLIDES (all three presenters)

VIDEO (extracted from slide #3)

 

Panelists:

 

Dr. David Boyd (confirmed)

Director, Office of Interoperability and Compatibility

Department of Homeland Security

 

Dr. Ben Hamilton (confirmed)

TTD Program Manager

Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office

 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 28

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CIO Roundtable

Panel will be recorded for the Federal Executive Forum program on Federal News Radio 1500 AM

VIDEO

 
Get your pens and notepads ready for a fast-paced roundtable discussion with the leading CIO’s in the Homeland Security arena. Hear the priorities, challenges and strategies of these government leaders as they move forward to provide solutions to complex homeland issues. This will be a fun and productive session taped in a live radio format for future airing on Federal News Radio.
 

Moderator:

Mr. Jim Flyzik

Conference Chairman

and President, The Flyzik Group

 

Panelists:

 

Mr. Robert Carey (confirmed)

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Department of Defense

 

Mr. Rob Mancini (confirmed)

Chief Technology Officer

The District of Columbia

 

Mr. Luke McCormack (confirmed)

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management and Chief Information Officer

Department of Justice

 

Ms. Sandy Peavy (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

Mr. Richard Spires (confirmed)

Chief Information Officer

Department of Homeland Security

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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