Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Establishing Identity in a Cloud Computing Environment
Cloud Computing is rapidly gaining currency as the critical government IT initiative for the next several years. This initiative recently received a major boost from President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget request and a related White House report in May that called for a transformation of Federal IT with the widespread adoption of Cloud Computing delivery model. Proponents such as OMB CIO Vivek Kundra are advocating a partnership between government and commercial service providers to deliver applications and IT resources through Cloud Computing subscriptions for software, infrastructures and platforms.
This dynamic and new approach to networking, data storage,resource budgeting, and information management promises to reduce the escalating costs of larger and more complex computer networks through pooling resources. However, this new approach places greater emphasis on establishing the identity of those seeking entry.
Panelists will discuss how the transformation of Federal IT along with a Cloud Computing delivery model places greater emphasis on establishing identity. To that end, faced with the risk that an intruder might breach the initial logon and have access to sensitive or even classified data, what is being done to ensure that the right people access the right places? What steps are being taken to validate user credentials, to authenticate their identity at critical junctures, and to authorize access to the places where people are sanctioned to go? These issues and their impact on current identity management policies will be explored.
Roberta G. Stempfley- Chief Information Officer, Defense Information System Agency, DOD
Tim Grance- Program Manager of the Cyber and Network Security Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Doc Shankar- Engineer, IBM Federal Security
David Hunter- Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector, VMware, Inc.
Moderator: Ron Ritchey -Technologist - Cloud Computing, Booz Allen Hamilton
About the Panel:
Roberta G. Stempfley
Chief Information Officer
Defense Information Systems Agency, DOD
Prior to assuming this position, she was the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Vice Director for Strategic Planning. In that role, she was responsible for supporting the Director in decision making; strategy development and communicating that strategy both internally and externally; aligning DISA program execution with Department of Defense (DoD) strategy for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding and supporting global-net-centric solutions; operating the Global Information Grid (GIG); information assurance; and management of DISA information technology resources.
Mrs. Stempfley received a bachelor of science degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and a master of science degree in computer science with a specialization in computer security from James Madison University. In 2002, she graduated from the Federal Executive Institute and the National Security Management Course
Program Manager of the Cyber and Network Security Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tim Grance is a senior computer scientist in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. He leads a 27-person team of researchers in the Systems and Network Security Group and is engaged in a broad research program focused on such topics as forensics, access control, identity management, vulnerability analysis, privacy protections, security metrics, protocol security, smart cards, and wireless/mobile device security. In addition, he is also the Program Manager for Cyber and Network Security (CNS) Program and exercises broad technical and programmatic oversight over the NIST CNS portfolio. This portfolio includes high profile projects such as the NIST Hash Competition, Cloud Computing, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Protocol Security (DNS, BGP, IPv6), Combinatorial Testing, and the National Vulnerability Database.
He has extensive public and private experience in accounting, law enforcement, and computer security. He has written on diverse topics including incident handling, intrusion detection, privacy, metrics, contingency planning, forensics, and identity management. He was named in 2003 to the Fed 100 by Federal Computer Week as one of the most influential people in Information Technology for the US Government. He is also is a recipient of the US Department of Commerce's highest award—a Gold Medal, from the Secretary of Commerce. He has been at NIST since 1995.
IBM Federal Security
Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector
David Hunter is VMware's Chief Technology Officer for Public Sector. In this role, David functions primarily as a liaison between VMware and the public sector community, evangelizing virtualization's value to improving the business of government. He also ensures that VMware considers the unique requirements of the government community as part of our product development.
Prior to his role as Public Sector CTO, David led VMware's Partner Engineering organization, where he was responsible for VMware's engineering engagements with server and storage vendors as well as VMware's hardware certification programs.
David has over 25 years of industry experience and has held senior engineering management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and SQU Systems. He has worked on a broad range of systems and applications including runtime patching of Linux-based telecommunication devices; dynamic binary post-link optimization; performance analysis of operating systems and databases; real-time hardware design and operating systems development. David holds 3 U.S. Patents and has a B.S.E.E. in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, a diploma in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff Officer College. He served three years on the Secretary of the Navy's Reserve Force Policy Board and is currently a member of Northeastern University's College of Computer & Electrical Industrial Advisory Board.
Technologist - Cloud Computing
Booz Allen Hamilton