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Cybersecurity Summit 2018

Moderator: Nicole Blake Johnson

Moderator: Nicole Blake Johnson

Managing Editor
GovLoop

Nicole Blake Johnson is the Managing Editor at GovLoop, the knowledge network for government. In her role, she writes and leads the development of in-depth reports and online news articles for the government community, particularly in the technology space. She also writes a bi-weekly series on GovLoop.com called “The Intersection,” which focuses on stories at the intersection of people and technology. When she isn’t writing, Nicole enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her 1-year-old Devin and husband, Troy.

Nicole has covered all aspects of the government IT community for the past seven years. Prior to working at GovLoop, she covered government IT issues at FedTech and StateTech magazines, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.

Master of Ceremonies: Ira Hobbs

Master of Ceremonies: Ira Hobbs

Principal
Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC

Ira L. Hobbs is the principal officer of Hobbs & Hobbs, LLC, an information management consulting practice that focuses on the Federal market. He performs a wide range of tasks associated with the growth and development of small companies from a management and leadership perspective.

Before his current work, Mr. Hobbs served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During his federal tenure, Mr. Hobbs served as co-chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Workforce Committee whose goal was to improve the recruitment, retention, and skills of the Federal IT workforce.