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The 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Summit for Government Contractors is a one-day, high level, broad sweep of how cybersecurity impacts the latest regulatory requirements, business risks, and technology challenges in today's government and commercial landscape. This program will focus on cybersecurity challenges, issues and solutions with timely updates on new rules and regulations as well as proposed current legislation. We will discuss corporate leadership awareness, responsibilities and proactive strategies to help organizations move from a 'reduce-risk readiness' to a proactive posture, protecting customer and personal information and critical data.

If you are in a leadership position and the threat of a cyber event keeps you up at night, you should not miss this event.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Senior-level Executives, Directors of IT, Directors of Contracts, Information Technology Experts, Finance and Accounting Professionals, Human Resource VPs and Directors, Risk and Compliance Directors and Managers, Technology and Security Experts, Corporate and Outside Counsel, Contracts Administrators.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Here are just a few of our industry-leading speakers who are changing the face of cybersecurity through thought leadership, perseverance and innovation.

Matthew Eggers, 
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy,
National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. leads the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, which focuses on developing and advocating the Chamber’s cyber policies before Congress, the administration, and the business community. He handles homeland and national security issues, such as cybersecurity, chemical security, and pandemics, on behalf of the Chamber’s approximately 200 National Security Task Force members. Eggers guides the Protecting America’s Cyber Networks Coalition, a partnership of 50 leading business associations representing nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, on policy development and media outreach.

Chris Furlow, President, Ridge Global. Chris Furlow develops custom risk management strategies and helps clients focus on the enterprise perspective, tying together people, processes and technologies. After the 9-11 attacks, Mr. Furlow was named Director for State Affairs in the White House Office of Homeland Security and served as policy liaison to governors on behalf of the Executive Office of the President. 



Thomas Hofmann, ‎VP of Intelligence at Flashpoint. Tom Hofmann leads the intelligence directorate that is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of Deep and Dark Web data. Mr. Hofmann has been at the forefront of cyber intelligence operations in the commercial, government, and military sectors, and is renowned for his ability to drive effective intelligence operations to support offensive and defensive network operations.



John McClurg, Vice President – Ambassador-At Large, Cylance John McClurg is Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large of Cylance, where he is responsible for building Security and Trust programs & operational excellence efforts. He engages the industry around the globe on the risk challenges today and how Cylance uniquely mitigates them with the application of machine learning with CylancePROTECT®. He champions a move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and mitigating future risks. He comes to Cylance from Dell where he served as its CSO.


Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix.  Kurt leads the security, compliance, risk and privacy strategies for Citrix products. An information services veteran with more than 20 years experience, his credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation, he served as Commissioner for the U.S. public-sector CLOUD2 initiative. 




Kim Rupert, Senior VP Contracts and Pricing, SAIC and Board President, National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Kim is responsible for setting policy across the functional organization to facilitate business operations and ensure compliance with laws and regulations. She holds a masters certificate in government contracting from George Washington University and has previously served on NCMA's Executive Advisory Council and as a chapter vice president.



Rob Wilson, President and COO, NeoSystems. Rob Wilson co-founded NeoSystems with the vision of establishing the company as a firm built on superior technological capabilities. Since then, NeoSystems has become SSAE-16 SOC 1 & SOC 2, PCI-DSS, and MA 201 compliant, with three data hosting centers across the country. In addition, Rob is spearheading NeoSystems efforts in FEDRAMP and the company is FISMA ready.



KEYNOTE SESSIONS
"Current Landscape and Future Trend of Federal Government IT Acquisition," presented by Kevin Brancato, Bloomberg Government

"Not If, But When: How Artificial Intelligence will Liberate Security of the Future," presented by John McClurg, Special Government Employee (SGE), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ambassador-at-Large, Cylance.

NETWORK WITH YOUR PEERS!
Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be provided, giving attendees an opportunity to converse with their peers and also with subject matter experts. Immediately following the day's program there will be a cocktail reception.

NICCS APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDER
Federal Publications Seminars is an approved provider for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS). NICCS is managed by the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


REGISTRATION FEE

Cost is only $395. Group pricing is available - call 888.494.3696 for details and a quote.


SESSION OVERVIEWS
Governance, Risk & Compliance
Session covers the creation and implementation of risk management frameworks, compliance-related standards and instituting governance across the extended enterprise. This program will set the tone for the rest of the day as Robert Metzger will discuss the legal aspects for the industry and government.

Insurance Risk and Compliance: Leadership Challenges
This C-Suite Roundtable focuses on insurance risks and compliance challenges facing today’s leaders, and will provide in-depth discussion with insurance underwriters/carriers and enterprise executives. Learn how risk is mitigated and what can/cannot be covered under insurance policies.

Elevating Cyber to the Corporate Board Level: What Your BOD Needs to Know
This C-Suite View Roundtable focuses on the intersection of business and security at the board and c-suite levels.   Learn about what proposed legislation is in the works as well as how executives and boards should approach cyber challenges and events.  This is an informative bottom-up approach to ensuring overall responsibility and understanding of cyber risk, from preparedness to reporting, and features expert opinions of CXOs, covering the latest legislation and trends in information security. 

Cloud Security and Virtualization
This afternoon session will discuss the security aspects of using and leveraging cloud services and virtualization technologies/services, segmentation, deployment models, and extended architectures. Internal and external threats.

Business Risk Mitigation and Strategic Planning for a Cyber Event
Our Final Session concludes with understanding the business risks, planning and a review of emerging technologies designed to assist in implementing a strategic plan.  This session includes business risk and analysis technologies and will provide practical approach to strategically planning, for cyber incidents. Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI) will show how to implement a practical exercise to implement a cyber security plan. 


Cybersecurity Summit for Government Contractors Co-Chair and Partner: NeoSystems

ABOUT NEOSYSTEMS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES:
NeoSystems delivers strategic back office services to over 500 government contractors, from small companies through federal divisions of large corporations. We provide industry experts for implementations and upgrades, day-to-day accounting, hosting, financial planning, and reporting. At NeoSystems, our clients leverage best-in-class software including Deltek Costpoint and GCS Premier. With Neo, our clients benefit from our secure, private, redundant cloud that is SSAE-16 SOC 1 & SOC 2, PCI-DSS, MA 201, HIPAA, and ITAR compliant. - See more at neosystemscorp.com.
Dates and Locations
September 27, 2017
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
$395
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
AM

Introductory Remarks
Federal Publications Seminars, NeoSystems

Governance, Risk and Compliance
Robert Metzger, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
Jeffery Chiow, Partner, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
Michael Wright, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Mike Cullen, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Insurance Risk and Compliance: Leadership Challenges
Terry O’Connor and Steve Britt, Partners at Brezenweig Leonard
Chris Furlow, President, Ridge Global

Current Landscape and Future Trend of Federal Government IT Acquisition
Kevin Brancato, Bloomberg Government

Elevating Cyber to the Corporate Board and Executive Level
Donna Dodson, Kevin Stine, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Matthew Eggers, Executive Director, Cyber Security Policy, US Chamber of Commerce
Chris Furlow, President, Ridge Global
Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix
Rob Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, NeoSystems Corp.



Lunch and Keynote Address 

“Not If but When?” How Artificial Intelligence will Liberate Security of the Future
John McClurg


PM

Cloud Security and Virtualization (Panel discussion) 
Panel:
David Carlino, Senior Solutions Architect, GB Protect
Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix
Rob Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, NeoSystems Corp.


Business Risk MItigation and Strategic Planning for a Cyber Event: Managing Risk in the Public Sector and Mitigating Threats Using Intelligence from the Deep and Dark Web
Tom Hofmann, VP of Intelligence, Flashpoint

Roadmap to DFARS 7012 Compliance by 12/31
This panel will cover the operational aspects of enabling information security and will provide a case study on application of best practices, and discuss how companies are ensuring and accelerating their compliance.
Moderator:
Alexander Major, Partner, McCarter & English

Panel:
Pamela Walker, Senior Director, Federal Public Sector Technology, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), Information Security Council
Kim Rupert, Senior VP, Contracts and Pricing, SAIC, BoD President, National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Closing Remarks 

Cocktail reception immediately following the last session (5:00 - 6:30 p.m.)



Jeffery M. Chiow
Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, PC.

Chiow represents clients in litigation and government investigations that usually have some nexus to a government contract. He also provides counsel on business and compliance issues faced by government contractors. He was named one of four “Associates to Watch” among all government contracts attorneys in the country by Chambers USA®. In 2014 and 2015, he was listed as a “Rising Star” among government contracts attorneys in Washington, DC by SuperLawyer®. Particular interests include aerospace and defense (he was a U.S. Marine Corps weapons and sensors officer in the F/A-18D Hornet before becoming a lawyer), bid protests, cybersecurity, technology services contracting, schedule contracting and contingency contracting.
John McClurg
Vice President – Ambassador-At Large, Cylance

John McClurg is Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large of Cylance, where he is responsible for building Security and Trust programs & operational excellence efforts. Engages the industry around the globe on the risk challenges today and how Cylance uniquely mitigates them with the application of machine learning with CylancePROTECT®. Champions a move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and mitigating future risks.

He comes to Cylance from Dell where he served as its CSO, advancing responsibilities that included the strategic focus and tactical operations of Dell’s internal global security services, both physical and cyber. He was also charged with the advocacy of business resilience and security prowess generally, the seamless integration of Dell’s various security offerings, and with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives, including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
 
McClurg was recently voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; is a member of the Utah Bar Association; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; sits on the FBI’s Domestic Security (DSAC) & National Security Business Alliance Councils (NSBAC); and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. He also holds an MA in Organizational Behavior, BS and BA degrees in University Studies and Philosophy from Brigham Young, and advanced doctoral studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA.
Kim Rupert
Kim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow is the senior vice president for corporate contracts and pricing for SAIC. She is President-Elect of the NCMA Dulles Corridor Chapter and on the Board of Directors for the National Contract Management Association.

Kim is responsible for setting policy across the functional organization to facilitate business operations and ensure compliance with laws and regulations. She rejoined SAIC in this corporate capacity in December 2007 after a brief stint at QinetiQ North America as their senior vice president of contracts and procurement. Before that, she spent 12 years in positions of increasing responsibility at SAIC. Prior to that, she worked in the contracts department of Ideas, Inc., a company later acquired by SAIC. Rupert is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a masters certificate in government contracting from George Washington University. She has previously served on NCMA's Executive Advisory Council and as a chapter vice president and president of NCMA's Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chapter. 
Matthew Eggers
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy
National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Matthew J. Eggers is executive director for cybersecurity policy in the National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Eggers also leads the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, which focuses on developing and advocating the Chamber’s cyber policies before Congress, the administration, and the business community. 
He handles homeland and national security issues, such as cybersecurity, chemical security, and pandemics, on behalf of the Chamber’s approximately 200 National Security Task Force members.
Eggers guides the Protecting America’s Cyber Networks Coalition, a partnership of 50 leading business associations representing nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, on policy development and media outreach. In the 114th Congress, the Chamber led industry’s efforts to pass cybersecurity information-sharing legislation—the top cyber policy priority of the coalition.
Michael J. Scheimer
Michael Scheimer is a Senior Associate, Washington, D.C., at Hogan Lovells. Mike has vast experience handling government contract cybersecurity issues, including comprehensive knowledge of cloud computing, data breach reporting, information sharing programs, and government information system security accreditation processes.

Michael has also served as a legal analyst in the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the General Counsel, International Affairs, and also as a national security policy analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, he supported major defense acquisition programs including ballistic and cruise missiles, space and cyberspace systems, and missile defense.

Prior to that, Mike supported Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs and counter-IED systems as an acquisition policy analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
Pamela Walker
Pamela Walker serves as Senior Director for Federal Public Sector Technology at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). She is responsible for the federal government technologies portfolio and is also a member of ITI’s cybersecurity team.

Previously, she served as the first Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), Senior Director of Homeland Security for TechAmerica and Senior Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).
Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NeoSystems Corp.

Rob Wilson co-founded NeoSystems with the vision of establishing the company as a firm built on superior technological capabilities. Since then, NeoSystems has become SSAE-16 SOC 1 & SOC 2, PCI-DSS, and MA 201 compliant, with three data hosting centers across the country. In addition, Rob is spearheading NeoSystems efforts in FEDRAMP and the company is FISMA ready.

These certifications have allowed NeoSystems to open its world-class infrastructure to hosting client software, such as Deltek, IBM, and Microsoft. In addition, Rob created strategic alliances with these software firms allowing NeoSystems to invest in the software on behalf of its clients.

Before joining NeoSystems, Rob worked to develop and implement technologies helping companies offer superior service to clients. He spent five years at America Online in Systems and Network Operations where he built and managed scalable systems’ hosting applications serving more than 26 million simultaneous users. In addition, he was an operational consultant on Netscape's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) government contract, a critical program for providing network security. See more >>
Robert Metzger
Mr. Metzger is a Shareholder at the law firm of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell. He is a member of the firm's Government Contracts and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, and is the head of RJO’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises leading U.S. and international companies on key public contract compliance challenges and in strategic business pursuits. His litigation practice includes representation of companies in civil matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. His transactional practice includes international projects, joint ventures, direct and FMS sales to foreign governments. Bob has been recognized as among the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and supply chain risk management. He also has extensive experience in federal and state bid protests and in controversies arising from information technology (IT) implementation projects.
Steve Britt
Steve Britt is a Partner and Director of Corporate and Technology Law, at Berenzweig Leonard LLP, Washington, D.C. Metro Area. 

Steve Britt is a corporate and technology attorney with deep experience in business and technology issues and complex transactions. He represents U.S. and international clients in the hardware, software, internet, data hosting, Cloud, government contracting and professional services industries.

His extensive transactional experience includes formation and founder documents, LLC operating agreements, software and technology licensing, value-added reseller agreements, click-wrap and open source licenses, online terms of use, privacy policies, early stage capital raises and all manner of corporate agreements, including for mergers and acquisitions (asset or capital stock sales, exchanges or combinations). Steve also counsels executives on employment and separation agreements and related equity incentive agreements, including provisions concerning severance, non-competition, non-solicitation and acceleration of equity grants. His government contractor clients are often involved in services related to national security and intelligence, or in licensing technology to the U.S. Government.
Terry O'Connor
Partner, Director of Government Contracts
Berenzweig Leonard LLP

Terry O’Connor has been involved in Government contract law for more than 40 years, litigating, teaching, writing, and advising government procurement professionals in both the public and private sectors. Working for years with those on both sides of a government contract has provided him with a unique perspective that helps him successfully solve government contract problems.

He began as a federal government attorney and, for more than a decade, wrote government contracts and advised government employees on a wide range of procurement issues.

EDUCATION
George Washington University Law Center, LL.M. Government Procurement Law
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.R.P.
University of Notre Dame, J.D.
Canisius College, A.B.
Thomas Hofmann
Tom Hofmann is Vice President of Intelligence at Flashpoint. Tom leads the intelligence directorate that is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of Deep and Dark Web data. He works closely with clients to prioritize their intelligence requirements and ensures internal Flashpoint operations are aligned to those needs. Mr. Hofmann has been at the forefront of cyber intelligence operations in the commercial, government, and military sectors, and is renowned for his ability to drive effective intelligence operations to support offensive and defensive network operations. 
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PLATINUM SPONSORS
Platinum Sponsor

Citrix


Citrix uniquely offers the industry’s most complete and integrated digital workspace that’s streamlined for IT control and easily accessible for users. Citrix delivers the only digital workspace that offers complete choice of device, cloud and network. Only Citrix offers a truly integrated workspace to enable people to securely access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere, anytime, any device and any cloud. The Citrix digital workspace includes end user computing and networking technologies that are industry-recognized leaders in their individual categories. 

Platinum Education Sponsors

Baker Tilly


Baker Tilly is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized advisors position government contractors for success in the federal marketplace—helping them mitigate risk in a highly complex and regulated environment. Our clients rely on our valuable insight—rooted in deep government and industry experience—to make better business decisions. We partner with CFOs, CEOs, controllers, VPs of finance, chief compliance officers, and legal counsel to maximize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your IT investments and information assets. We work with organizations to achieve measurable security enhancements and performance improvements, and to reduce administrative costs.
 
Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, PC





Rogers Joseph O'Donnell is a litigation boutique founded in 1981 by a group of attorneys who believed -- and continue to believe -- that smaller is smarter. Free from the bureaucratic and economic burdens of a supersize law firm, we can listen to our clients more attentively, think more creatively, and act more nimbly.
CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT SPONSORS
Silver Sponsor

Berenzweig Leonard

Berenzweig Leonard, a dynamic business law firm based in the Washington, DC metro region, provides a full suite of legal services for business, executive, and creative clients. Our government contracts team assists contractors of all sizes in balancing aggressive advocacy with the preservation of long-term business relationships with government customers.

Education Partner

Norwich University



Ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education, Norwich University offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs for residential and online students. Norwich is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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