ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit Agenda

July 23, 2015 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
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7:30 a.m. – 
9:00 a.m. 
Registration and ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 
Visionary Keynote
Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Federal Cloud Adoption: Sky’s The Limit?

Cloud Computing continues to gain greater traction within the Federal Government, but how are agencies actually utilizing this technology? What are the different types of Cloud services and what is their respective adoption rate? Which applications are being migrated to the Cloud and which applications are staying in-house? Do agencies prefer Public, Private or Hybrid models? And ultimately, has the transition to Cloud impacted IT expenditure and worker productivity?

Frank Konkel, Government Executive

Dan Doney, Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
Stan Kaczmarczyk, Director, Cloud Computing Services Program Office, Office of Integrated Technology Services, U.S. General Services Administration
Phil Klokis*, Chief Information Officer, Public Building Services, U.S. General Services Administration

*Pending Agency Approval

10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Navigating the Cloud Security Landscape

As agencies research and ultimately implement Cloud solutions, they must have a thorough understanding of cloud security components. This panel will examine the security risks associated with a cloud deployment and discuss successful implementations. In addition, the panel will talk about cloud security policy including standardized FedRAMP requirements for all government agencies, as well as DoD’s Security Requirements Guide (SRG).

Molly Walker, Executive Editor, FierceGovernmentIT

Claudio Belloli, FedRAMP Program Manager for Cybersecurity, U.S. General Services Administration
Kevin Dulany*, Chief, Risk Management Oversight Division, DoD
Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, NIST
Leo Wong*, Chief Information Security Officer, USDA FNS

*Pending Agency Approval

10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
ATARC Update – Mike Hettinger, Executive Director, ATARC

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Cloud Technology of the Future

Cloud Computing is picking up tremendous momentum in both the government and private sector, but what new Cloud technology on the horizon may impact the industry in the future? This panel will examine the art of the possible, as well as the tools and ideas we may be hearing more about in the next couple of years.

Dan Mintz, Senior Advisor, ATARC/Program Chair, Information Systems Management, University of Maryland University College

Dan Campbell, Senior Research Engineer, Cyber Technology and Information Security Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
John Skudlarek, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

*Pending Agency Approval

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Innovation Awards
Tom Suder, ATARC

MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium Opening Remarks & Logistics
Justin Brunelle, MITRE

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Cloud 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.

Cloud Challenge Areas

1. DevOps and Automation in the Cloud

  • What are the primary challenges with cloud service automation?
  • What services, tools, and utilities have been effectively used to manage cloud automation?
  • What current non-cloud DevOps practices are applicable to cloud use? What practices must change?
  • How do we integrate Cloud IT Operations Automation and Orchestration with DevOps?
  • Does DevOps change between cloud and non-cloud systems in the government?

Government Lead
Jim Tunnessen, Chief of Digital Innovation & Development, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Karen Caraway, Principal Systems Engineer

2. Integration Services and Migration Aids

  • What gaps exist in the migration process?
  • What tools are available to help understand the suitability ROI for cloud migration? What tools exist for migration of applications?
  • What services exist to help manage the integration between clouds (such as services split between commercial, private, and hybrid environments)?
  • What are the challenges in migrating applications to the cloud (e.g., cloud ready vs cloud optimized)?
  • How can data services be effectively made available in a heterogeneous cloud environment?

Government Lead
Roger Seeholzer
, Security Architect, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Nicole Gong, Lead Software Systems Engineer, MITRE

3. Acquisition and Contracting for Cloud Services

  • What cost concerns does your organization have when planning a migration to the cloud?
  • How can the government or cloud vendors construct purchasing agreements that support pay-per use capabilities?
  • How can the government or cloud vendors construct purchasing agreements that adapt to variable use?
  • How have CSPs helped mitigate this challenge, and what else should the government expect or encourage them to do?

Government Lead
Maynard Crum
, Deputy Director, Strategic Programs, U.S. General Services Administration

Jim Vann, Acquisition Analyst, MITRE

4. Data Interchange in Federated Clouds

  • Are government-wide standards the solution to data interoperability?
  • How can government cloud storage be reliably accessed to other government agencies?
  • What are the challenges – and potential solutions – to accessing data in heterogeneous environments?
  • Will the practices of commercial cloud services be suitable for government-owned clouds? Do the commercial services used by government cloud consumers pose a risk to government data?

Government Lead
Bette Pollard, Information Security Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Council

Julia Packer, Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer, MITRE


1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Cloud Collaboration Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ATARC Reception


1.   Participants come prepared to:

  • Break out into teams
  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Write ideas on the table space whiteboard
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Attend and complete session that you have signed-up
  • Support the moderator and team members
  • Create sets of best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • No business development

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 for the ATARC Federal Cybersecurity Integration Summit 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.