ATARC Federal DevOps Summit

August 18, 2016 | Ronald Reagan Building | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal DevOps Summit was held on August 18, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Government Chair
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Mark Schwartz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Industry Chair
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Casey Coleman, Group Vice President, Unisys Federal Systems

MITRE Chair
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Michelle Casagni, Principal Agile Engineer

MITRE Chair
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Melissa Heeren, Senior Software Engineer

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

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

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Mark Schwartz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Casey Coleman, Former Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration/Group Vice President, Unisys Federal Systems

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Keynote Introduction
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Casey Coleman, Former Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration/Group Vice President, Unisys Federal Systems

9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Mark Schwartz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – DevOps in the Federal Government

Moderator
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Casey Coleman, Former Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration/Group Vice President, Unisys Federal Systems

Panelists
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Cris Brown, Master Data Management Program Manager, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Mark Schwartz, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Dr. Greg Shannon (presentation), Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break in ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Agencies Adopting Agile Approaches: Challenges and Solutions

Moderator
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Panelists
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Joe Crobak, Software Engineer, United States Digital Service

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Pamela Isom, Director of Applications, Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Jim Tunnessen, Chief Technology Officer, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Josh Corman (presentation), Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Where Data Lives in DevOps: A Case Study in Test Data Transformation
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Jason Anders (presentation), Technology Director, Fannie Mae

12:00 p.m.  1:15 p.m.
ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium

(Note: These afternoon sessions are restricted to government attendees and industry partners.)

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.

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 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

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

DEVOPS CHALLENGE AREAS

1.   Nuts and Bolts of Culture Change in the Government Space

  • Share current challenges in changing longstanding cultures to embrace Agile and DevOps
  • Do’s and Don’ts from agencies working to enact this culture change

Government Lead
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Jay Huie, Innovation Specialist, 18F, U.S. General Services Administration

MITRE Lead
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Diane Hanf, Systems Engineer

2.   Product Owner Expectations

  • How to transition from traditional PMO role to Agile Product Owner
  • Understand and embrace expectations

Government Lead
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Jennifer Hoover, Project Manager, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Industry Lead
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Pramod Malhotra, Director of Software Development, Information Innovators

MITRE Lead
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Melissa Heeren, Senior Software Engineer

3.   DevOps Reality

  • What can “continuous” integration and deployment look like in your Agency?
  • You don’t have to be Google to embrace DevOps culture

Government Lead
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Peter Chin, Chief, Application Development and Architecture Division, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Industry Lead
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Tanusree McCabe, 
Senior Solutions Architect, Sevatec

Industry Lead
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Sri Vasireddy,
Managing Partner, REAN Cloud

MITRE Lead
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Susan Kuwana, Principal Software Systems Engineer

4.   Secure Development Operations (SecDevOps) – The Intersection of Security, Development and Deployment

  • Where does Security fit in a DevOps model?
  • How do you continuously modernize applications with security baked in?

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

MITRE Lead
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Michael Kristan, Software Systems Engineer

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

atarc_logoThe host organization is the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center. ATARC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges. ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.