ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit Agenda

August 12, 2015 | Ronald Reagan Building | Washington, DC

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
Registration and ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. 
Mobile App Vetting Briefing
Rob Palmer (speaker presentation), Deputy Executive Director (Acting), Enterprise System Development Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Vincent Sritapan (speaker presentation), Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Mobility to Enhance the Mission

As Federal agencies develop mobile capabilities, what impact will mobility have on the agency’s mission? How can case management systems and field survey tools be augmented by mobile solutions? How can mobile technologies such as Bluetooth, navigation, messaging and collaboration boost mission effectiveness?

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Patrick McFall, Acting CIO, Division of Information Technology, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rob Palmer, Deputy Executive Director (Acting), Enterprise System Development Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Shana Simmons, GEOINT Integration Capabilities Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Securing the Mobile Ecosystem

Whether it is the device, the data, the application or all of the above, security is the name of the game in Federal mobility. This panel will examine the ever-expanding mobile ecosystem from a security point-of-view and discuss tools and tactics to properly secure the complementary components of mobility.


Steve Watkins, Contributing Editor, Federal Times

Bill Edwards, Integrated Project Team Lead, U.S. Navy
Dr. Lon Gowen, Chief Technologist and Special Advisor to the Chief Information Officer, USAID
Kimberly Rice, Program Manager, DoD Mobility Program Management Office, DISA

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

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Government Briefing – Federal CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program

David Fern (speaker presentation), IT Specialist, Social Security Administration/Program Manager, Federal CrowdSource Mobile Testing Program

11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
ATARC Visionary Panel – Mobile Technology of the Future

Tablets are a large part of the technology landscape, yet it has only five years since the first iPad was released. Five years from now, what new mobile technology will be on the market and what improvements will have been made to existing mobile devices? Where do things stand with machine-to-machine and car-to-car technology? This visionary panel will examine mobile tools and technology we may see in the not-so-distant future.

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

Samy El-Tawab, Ph.D. (speaker presentation), Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

Tian Lan, Ph.D. (speaker presentation)
, Assistant Professor, Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University

Yier Jin, Ph.D. (speaker presentation), Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Central Florida

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ATARC Mobile Innovation Awards (Past Winners)
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Tim Young, Principal, Deloitte Digital

12:00 p.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.

Mobile Challenge Areas

1. Mobile App Vetting Tools & Trends
This session will detail the current state of the practice of app vetting and will focus will be identifying challenges left to solve, and eliciting recommendations for solutions to those challenges. The session will discuss current app vetting guidance and processes that people are following, review list of app vetting tools and services that are popular. It will also identify where tools need improvements, and provide recommendations to commercial vendors to improve their app vetting tools.

Government Lead
Vincent Sritapan, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Industry Lead
Adam Salerno, Manager, Federal Accounts, Veris Group

Drew Buttner, Software Assurance Lead, MITRE

2. Mobile Pilot Challenges and Lessons Learned
This session will discuss mobility pilots across the government and identify key lessons learned and challenges that need to be overcome to run a successful mobility pilot. This will also discus how to identify apps to use to ensure successful missions. This session will focus on lessons learned that span people, process and technology and will produce information that will be published in a Mobile Pilot Best Practice Guide.

Government Lead
Jacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, Digital Services Innovation Center, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration

Industry Lead
Nicolas Tempestini, Senior Manager, Accenture

Marie Collins, Department Head for Mobile & Emerging Platforms Security

3. Access Control Patterns for the Mobile Device World
Mobile devices, together with cloud migration and the dissolving enterprise perimeter, are forcing a re-think of enterprise access control methods. Desktop authentication protocols built for trusted LANs are not a good fit for mobile devices that travel between trusted and untrusted networks and may have little to no enterprise policy or control. This session will explore emerging and current practice access control mechanisms for restricting enterprise access to authenticated and authorized users. Risk-adaptive access control (RAdAC), API gateways, OAuth, SAML, PKI, and OpenID Connect could all have a part to play in mobile access control. We will discuss what is currently working, and provide recommendations on where further research and investments are needed to improve the status quo.

Government Lead
Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Industry Lead
Ben Andreas, Vice President of Sales, Intercede

Mark Russell, Lead Infosec Engineer, MITRE

4. Internet of Things
This session will examine the current and future impact of the Internet of Everything on the Federal government and private citizen. The session will focus on the cyber physical aspects of this domain, and the impact these systems will have on key sectors such as transportation and healthcare. The session will also discuss and identify the security challenges faced with securing the systems, applications and data.

Government Lead

Eric Simmon, Senior Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Industry Lead
Craig Ano, Senior Technical Account Manager, Samsung

Dave Keppler, Principal Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE

5. Mobilizing Legacy Government Applications
As the Federal government moves toward a mobile workforce, how can legacy government applications such as a case management system be mobilized to meet the needs of workers in the field? This session will examine the strides made by agencies in mobilizing legacy applications and discuss the challenges faced during these projects.

Government Lead
Peter Chin, Division Chief, Case Management Systems Office, Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts

Industry Lead
Stu Hammer
, Director, Application Transformation, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services

Industry Lead
David Park, Mobility Strategist, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services

6. Mobile Capabilities for Field Data Collection
Many government agencies collect data from the field, often using traditional pen and paper. This session will examine ways an agency can transform their field data collection using mobile tools, discussing lessons learned and best practices that can be utilized by other agencies facing similar challenges.

Government Lead
Rob Farley, Chief, Information and System Technologies Branch, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Government Lead
Pam Hird, Program Manager, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Industry Lead
Kelly Bennett, Senior Technical Architect, Adobe


1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium Opening Remarks & Logistics
Pat Benito, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Mobile 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 hosted by Samsung


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