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Innovating Security 2011


The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of the Chief Information Officer is hosting its innaugurate Information System Security Conference.   The goal of the conference is to provide a forum to increase knowledge on various initiatives, exchange information and ideas, and engage in discussions on ways to further protect and strengthen the security posture of DOC's information systems.

The Innovating Security 2011 conference is not open to the general public.    This conference is intended for internal DOC general users, general management, and technical information system security staff.   


See session descriptions, room assignments, and full Conference at-a-glance!


General User Track


Technical Track

Additional Sessions

Wednesday, September 7

8:00am – 9:00am

Check-in (HCHB 14th Street Lobby)

9:00am – 10:00am

Introductory Remarks, Dr. Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary of Commerce

Evolving IT and Threat Landscape, Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, AT&T

10:00am – 11:00am


  Authorizing Official Role and Responsibilities G. Meyer, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton Security and Social Networking J. de Ferrari, Assistant Director, General Accountability Office  Security Certifications G. Bieber, Chief, IAETAP, INFOSEC Program Management Office, Defense Information Systems Agency

11:00am – 12:00pm


  FISMA Forecast R. Ross, Project Leader FISMA Implementation Project, NIST, DOC  PANEL: Implementing Cloud Computing Moderator: J. Connor, Information Security Specialist, NIST, DOC Panelists: S. Leeb, NOAA, DOC G. Strawn, NITRD F. Whiteside, DOC  

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own) and come see our special guest on Planning and Positioning Your Security Career, A. Bright, Manager, Classification and Assessment Policy, OPM

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Mobile Device Security

P. Fusco, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Managing a Remote Workforce

D. Campbell, Senior Advisor for Telework, USPTO, DOC

The Future of Networking

S. Donelan, TIC Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security



2:00pm – 3:00pm



Information System Owner Role and Responsibilities, Part I

G. Meyer, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Personal Electronic Devices: Understanding the Risk

G. Stanley, Legislative Client Advocate, National Security Agency

FedRAMP Overview

M. Lewin, General Services Administration

3:00pm – 4:00pm



Information System Owner Role and Responsibilities, Part II

G. Meyer, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Transitional Forensics & Intrusions: Moving the Front Line

J. Drissel, Chief Executive Officer, CyberESI

CSAM Training

K. Gandola, Senior Systems Engineer, Northrup Grumman Information Systems

Thursday, September 8

9:00am – 10:00am

Advanced Persistent Threats, Mr.T. W. Sager, Chief Operating Officer, Information Assurance Directorate, National Security Agency

10:00am – 10:30am

Visit the External Vendor Exhibits in the Lobby, and network with your peers!

10:30am – 11:30am



The Complexities of Auditing Information Systems

(NOTE time change: 11:00am-12:00pm)

T. Zinser, Inspector General, DOC

DOC Information Security Policy Roadmap

P. McMahon, IT Security Policy Program Lead, OITSIT, OCIO, DOC

Preparing for the "What If"

B. Walsh, Acting Director, Cyber Security Program, Department of Homeland Security

Information System Owner Role and Responsibilities, Part I

G. Meyer, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

11:30am – 1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm – 2:00pm


Identity Theft

S. Toporoff, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

Information System Owner Role and Responsibilities, Part II

G. Meyer, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

PANEL: Implementing the Risk Management Framework


T. Ruland, Chief Information Security Officer, Census, DOC


H. Eldakdoky, Census, DOC

J. Jackson, ITA, DOC

L. Reed, NOAA, DOC


Test, Training, and Exercise Programs

D. Gallup, Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

2:00pm – 3:00pm


Protecting Government Information

R. Shaddox, Senior Privacy Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Assigning Position Designation

E. Dorsey, Assistant Director, Counterespionage, OSY, DOC

PANEL: Implementing Enterprise HSPD-12 LAC


S. Sell, Logical Access Control Team Lead, NIST, DOC


E. Ebright, Federal Aviation Administration

B. Erwin, General Services Administration

N. Ghadiali, National Gallery of Art

C. Irwin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration


3:00pm – 4:00pm



Security in the Supply Chain

D. Davidson, Chief, Outreach, Science and Standards, TMSN, DOD-CIO


PANEL: Implementing Real Continuous Monitoring


R. Clark, Senior Advisor
National and Cyber Security, DOC


M. Coose, NCSD, Department of Homeland Security

S. Solanki, BEA, DOC


Situational Awareness and Incident Response

R. Slaybaugh, Cyber Threat Analyst, US-CERT

4:00pm – 4:30pm

DOC IT Priorities and Vision, Dr. S. Szykman, Chief Information Officer, DOC


Conference Wrap-up: Innovation Generation, Mr. T. Hurr, IT Security Compliance Officer, OITSIT, OCIO, DOC

Security Instructions:

DOC badge holders do not require visitor registration. All other guests (i.e., speakers) will be pre-registered for access to the facility. 


Start Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
End Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Location: Session rooms to be provided on-site the first morning of the conference.  Check-in at 14th Street entrance lobby:  <BR><BR>U.S. Department of Commerce <BR>1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., <BR>Washington, DC  20230
Audience: Government
Format: Conference


U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of the Chief Information Officer


Registration closed August 31, 2011. 

Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis
Phone: (301)975-3881
E-mail: angela.ellis@nist.gov

Technical Contact:

Vendor Contact:

Both days will offer exhibits from 9:30am-1:00pm, highlighting internal DOC services and external product and service vendors! 

Federal Business Council, Inc.
ATTN: Mark Gable
8975 Henkels Lane, Suite 700
Annapolis, MD 20701
Desk 800-878-2940 x235
Fax 301-206-2950