ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit

October 4, 2016 | Grand Hyatt Washington | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit will be held on October 4, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the tools and technology the Federal government is using in mobility to enhance the mission. For information on industry participation in the ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase, please send an e-mail to

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Map and Directions

Government Chair

Haar Sandhu, Division Chief, Mobile Computing Program, U.S. Department of State (pending agency approval)

Pat Benito
, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Mobile Category Management

Category Management is a new approach by the Federal Government to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency and deliver additional value and savings. As a part of OMB Category Management Policy 16-2: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Services, OMB has established a Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT). This panel of MSCT members will discuss the team’s work to date, as well as a pending deliverable on Oct. 31 to develop a strategy for one next-generation government-wide acquisition solution.

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Jon Johnson
, Program Manager, Enterprise Mobility Programs, General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Haar Sandhu, Division Chief, Mobile Computing Program, U.S. Department of State (pending agency approval)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Briefing
Robert Duffy, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Briefing – NIST Special Publication 800-183: Network of ‘Things’
Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, NIST (pending agency approval)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Mobility to Enhance the Government Mission

As Federal agencies develop mobile capabilities, what impact does mobility have on the agency’s mission? How can legacy applications and tools be augmented by mobile solutions? What game-changing mobile applications have been developed and implemented by Federal agencies? This panel will examine the mobile technologies used by government agencies to boost mission efficiency and effectiveness.

Bill Cerniuk
, Technology Director, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

Anmy Torres
, Chief, Infrastructure and Mobility Management, U.S. Marshals Service (pending agency approval)

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

11:30 a.m.  1:00 p.m.
ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Mobile 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.

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Visionary Briefing

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium

Pat Benito
, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

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

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception hosted by Samsung


 1. Mobile Innovation

Initiatives like DIUx (, SOFWerx (, ATARC Innovation Labs (, and MASS Innovation Bridge ( are becoming popular to help accelerate innovation and connect the government with companies developing advanced technology. This session will develop ideas recommendations from the academic and commercial sectors for agencies to use when in creating future innovation initiatives.

Industry Lead
Nick Psaki,
System Engineer, Pure Storage


Marie Collins, Department Head for Mobile & Emerging Platforms Security, MITRE

2. Mobile Technology Roadmap: What’s Next?

CIOs and CTOs need to stay on top of emerging technology that has the potential to disrupt government and commercial mobility so they can adequately plan for its adoption. This session will collect thoughts on the next set of disruptive mobile technologies from commercial, government, and academia and create a series of technology roadmap inputs that Federal CIOs and CTOs can use in their mobility roadmap planning.

Industry Lead
Steve Taylor, Solution Technologist, Intel Federal LLC

Jeff Stein, Lead Software Engineer, MITRE

3. Identity and Access Management: Moving Towards Continuous Authentication

Commercial mobility and financial companies are investing in methods to move away from username/passwords and towards more advanced methods of using biometric and other sensor data to continuously authenticate users. This session will discuss the emerging IdAM concepts, and discuss methods that can be deployed in the near future to help continuously authenticate mobile users.

Industry Lead

Mark Russell, Lead Infosec Engineer, MITRE

4. Patterns of Success for Deploying Mobility

Deploying effective mobility can be challenging due to the increasing complexity of mobile enterprise solutions, and the fast evolution of mobile technology. This session will capture best practices and patterns from government, commercial and academia for other agencies to consider when deploying mobility in their organization. This session will also look at successfully deploying mobility that integrates with other enterprise technology concepts like Cloud and Big Data.

Darshan Kadam, Transition Management, MITRE

Mike Schoenfeld, Lead System Engineer, MITRE

5. How Mobile Technology is Transforming Healthcare

The DoD and VA are leveraging mobility to improve healthcare delivery, and there is an ongoing effort by the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO) to ensure mobile healthcare efforts are synchronized across the two departments. This session will examine how mobile technology is transforming healthcare.


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.

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