ATARC Federal DevOps Summit

June 28, 2017 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal DevOps Summit will be held on June 28, 2017 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.


This educational, one-day symposium will examine the DevOps tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to create an agile development cycle that provides greater efficiency and cost savings than traditional methods.


The morning session features speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts brainstorm and whiteboard DevOps challenge areas.


The event is free to government and full-time academics and qualifies for 7.5 CPE credits from (ISC)², the World’s largest IT security organization.

–>Free Government registration

Government Chair
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Jim Tunnessen, Chief Digital Officer, Voice of America

Industry Chair
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Anil Karmel, Co-Chair, NIST Cloud Security Working Group/Founder and CEO, C2 Labs

MITRE Chair
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Michelle Casagni, Principal Agile Engineer, MITRE

MITRE Chair
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Melissa Heeren, Senior Software Engineer, MITRE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

–>Free Government registration
–>Participants in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

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Jim Tunnessen, Chief Digital Officer, Voice of America

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Introduction
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Jim Tunnessen, Chief Digital Officer, Voice of America

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – DevOps and Government Transformation

What impact is DevOps having on the Federal government? This panel will examine policy, cultural and technical challenges faced by the government and examine solutions for successfully implementing DevOps methodology, tools and techniques within Federal agencies.

Moderator

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center

Panelists

Sarah Fahden
, Chief, Verification Program Portfolio, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS (pending agency approval)


Evan Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pending agency approval)


Brendan Sudol
, Software Engineer, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Beau Woods
, Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Break in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Mark Schwartz
, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

John Owens, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (pending agency approval)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Michael Hermus, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
DevOps in the Federal IT Ecosystem

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center

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Anil Karmel, Co-Chair, NIST Cloud Security Working Group

11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Andreas Grabner, Senior Technology Strategist/DevOps Thought Leader

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium

MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

CHALLENGE AREAS

1. Scaling Agile

  • What does scaling agile mean?
  • When should you scale?
  • What are the different models/methods of scaling agile to include lessons learned and best practices?

2. Rugged/Secure DevOps

  • How do you continuously modernize applications in a DevOps environment with security baked in?
  • How do you get Information Assurance (IA) involved in sprints? How do you move IA mindset from waterfall to agile?
  • How do you employ DevOps in tactical and disconnected environments (or unsecured to secured where secure is privacy for PHI or classified)?
  • How do you integrate open source products into government operational ecosystems?
  • What is the role of ATOs (Authority to Operate) for DevOps tools?

3. Assessing DevOps

  • Are you ready for DevOps?
  • How well is your DevOps processing working?
  • How do you improve your DevOps process?

4. Right-Sizing Documentation for Developers and Decision-Makers

  • Agile doesn’t mean NO documentation
  • Incrementally developing and updating documents and plans
  • Documenting ground truth about system – balance between ad-hoc developer discussions and final decisions
  • How do large priorities of management get translated and prioritized into work of teams?
  • Tracking progress using Agile Metrics and EVM

5. Acquisition Model for Agile

  • Applying Agile development practices within the Defense Acquisition System
  • Tailored acquisition models with focused guidance for accelerated acquisition
  • Understanding where and how to tailor programs

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

1.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium

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Michelle Casagni, Principal Agile Engineer

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Melissa Heeren, Senior Software Engineer

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase | June 2017

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