Chief of Cyber Readiness Section and Chief Operating Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Trent R. Teyema is a dynamic and motivational Senior Executive Service (SES) Special Agent with the FBI. He is a leader with over 25 years of extensive background in high-risk national security and law enforcement environments. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in information security, incident response, digital forensics, and cybersecurity policy.
Mr. Teyema currently is the FBI’s Chief for Cyber Readiness and Chief Operating Officer where he is responsible for all business operations for the Cyber Division. In this role, he drove operating strategy and execution which increased the overall cyber readiness posture of the FBI.
Chief IT Security Officer
US Census Bureau
Director of Special Program Sales
CenturyLink Strategic Government
Former Chief Information Officer
Jonathan serves as the chief technology officer, Public Sector for Veritas Technologies where he helps government organizations manage, protect and extract new business value from data on-premises and across complex, multi-cloud environments.
Alboum is a seasoned IT leader with experience in the private and public sectors, having served in executive roles in the federal government for more than a decade. His tenure includes serving as the chief information officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where he led the development of the USDA’s IT modernization strategy that focused on cloud computing, network modernization and enhanced information security protections for a $3 billion annual technology spend.
Former Chief Information Officer
U.S. International Trade Commission
Kirit Amin was named US International Trade Commission (USITC), Chief Information Officer (CIO) in December 2014. Working directly for the Board of Commissioners he has mapped out near, mid, and long term strategic goals and a roadmap to increase operational efficiency and modernization, increase cyber security posture and awareness, reduce infrastructure risks, and to bring the Commission in compliance with outstanding mandates to include HSPD 12/PIV, TIC/MTIPS, ISCM, etc.
Chief Information Officer
Johnson Joy leads the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the mission and vision to modernize HUD’s information technology (IT) to become a model for other federal agencies. In June 2017, Johnson was appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and serves under Secretary Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Before joining HUD, Johnson was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based Information Technology (IT) consulting company, J3 Global, Inc. Bringing more than two decades of IT experience to HUD, Johnson previously served as a program manager for Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna.
Johnson’s executive management experience includes implementing major system improvements for small and large organizations, and helping organizations adapt to the rapidly changing and dynamic IT environment.
On December 16, 2013, Luke J. McCormack became the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer. He will oversee DHS’ continuing efforts to implement information technology (IT) enhancements and strengthen IT security.
Mr. McCormack has extensive IT and leadership experience, both inside and outside of DHS, as well as in the public and private sectors.
He previously served at the Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management/Chief Information Officer, where he provided strategic direction, management services, oversight to cross-component information technology efforts and IT infrastructure services.
Former Federal Chief Information Officer
Tony Scott is CEO of the Tony Scott Group, and is a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Privacy at Squire Patton Boggs, a prominent International law firm. Until January 2017, he served in the Obama administration as the 3rd Federal Chief Information Officer (Federal CIO) for the U.S. Government, and was appointed to that role by President Obama in February 2015. The Federal CIO has oversight, budget and management responsibilities for the more than $85 billion that the Federal Government annually spends on IT. In that capacity, he created the government wide response plan after the OPM cybersecurity hacking incident, including the Cybersecurity Sprint and Implementation Plan (CSIP), which dramatically improved the information systems security posture of the Federal Government. His numerous appearances before Congress, and many other forums - providing CXO level public and private sector insight on matters such as digital workplace transformation, cybersecurity, governance, open data, and workforce diversity have been widely recognized.
Acting Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission
Christine Calvosa is a results-oriented IT Director with over 10 years of success delivering innovation, quality, and sustainability. She is an effective and strategic-thinking leader with a demonstrated history of guiding modernization efforts to successfully transform and secure stagnant systems. She consistently focuses on collaboration, communication, and documentation as pillars of teamwork and she is committed to excellence. She is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Max Everett was selected in July 2017 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy. In this position, he oversees the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leads and manages the various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Everett has vast experience in managing and implementing information technology and cybersecurity for both public and private sector organizations.
Most recently, Mr. Everett served as Managing Director of Fortalice Solutions, leading cybersecurity risk assessments, advising clients on risk management, and developing secure infrastructure solutions.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Information Officer
United States Department of Justice
Mr. Joseph F. Klimavicz joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership team as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in May 2014. In this position, he provides leadership and oversight of the Department’s information and technology programs.
Mr. Klimavicz previously served as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) CIO and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications from January 2007 until May 2014.
Chief Information Officer
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
On October 17, 2017, Howard Whyte was appointed to the position of FDIC Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). As the CIO and CPO, Howard also serves as an advisor to the Chairman, Board members, and senior executive managers on all strategic issues relating to information technology (IT), including governance, investments, program management, strategic planning, and security. Howard reports directly to the Chairman and provides leadership to the Division of Information Technology (DIT) and the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) functions and operations.
Howard has over 20 years of information technology (IT) and security experience in the federal government, military, and private sector. Howard joined the FDIC in January 2017, as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In that role, he worked to reduce cybersecurity risk by implementing a 24/7 Security Operations Center, incorporating threat intelligence into security operations, and worked with Divisions and Offices to address IT security challenges.
Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access
General Services Administration
Dominic Sale is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A) within the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) at the General Services Administration (GSA). In this role, Dominic leads a team that helps Federal IT Executives navigate the complexities of the Federal IT landscape – so they can focus on the mission.
Dominic regularly partners with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to drive change in the Federal government in critical areas such as cyber security, digital government and IT infrastructure. Mr. Sale manages a portfolio of programs ranging from the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) and the DotGov domain management, to IT accessibility guidance and tools and data center optimization. With a 20year career focused on Federal IT management, Dominic has experience in strategic planning, performance management, process reengineering, and cybersecurity modernization. He leads a team of technical experts who regularly advise senior government leaders and policymakers on the most pressing IT policy issues, foster interagency communication and coordination, and identify and support activities and new ideas to improve the quality and timeliness of Federal IT service delivery.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Edward Davis Jr. is an experienced Chief Information Officer with a demonstrated history of providing, leading and managing the delivery of IT services and technologies to the federal government, local government, and private industry. Strong information technology leader and professional with over 20 years’ experience in management and delivery of excellent IT service, solid systems and data security, modernization of legacy IT systems, and management of complex IT projects that include deployment of Office 386 and Microsoft Azure services, development of a complex Salesforce application for the management of Grants, and the design deployment and implementation of the Department of Homeland Security St. Elizabeth core network infrastructure and United Stated Coast Guard Headquarters building IT network and service.
Chief Information Officer
USDA, Rural Development
Mia Jordan serves as the Chief Information Officer for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Previously Jordan was the Director of IT Governance and Chief Architect of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Since 2010, Jordan has overseen a $200M+ annual Information Technology budget, delivering business critical systems. Prior to joining NRCS, Mia was the Capital Planning Lead with the National Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy, where she managed a $1.5B portfolio of IT investments
Chief Technology Officer
Dave Larrimore has over 10 years of experience modernizing, innovating, and fostering technology as a business/mission enabler. In addition to supporting the development and implementation of the first US Department of Agriculture (USDA) enterprise cloud strategy, Mr. Larrimore served as a Branch Chief and Program Manager at the General Services Administration (GSA) where he lead a multidisciplinary team that enabled the transition of IT programs and project from a traditional waterfall development approach to Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He has also developed and managed a cloud automation governance model to support cloud-based automated testing and continuous integration services.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, Program Office
Bill Newhouse is the Deputy Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and Security Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Both NICE and the NCCoE are part of the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
As the deputy director of NICE, he leads and promotes efforts to foster, energize, and promote a robust network and an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development that can more effectively secure cyberspace and is lead author of the NICE Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181.
Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
National Institute of Standards and Technology - U.S. Department of Commerce
Rodney Petersen is the director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He previously served as the Managing Director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a Senior Government Relations Officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he worked at two different times for the University of Maryland - first as Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President and later as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Rory D. Schultz is a 32 year federal employee with 26 years’ experience in IT customer service, 23 of which have been in leadership positions. He began his Federal career as a summer intern and research analyst with the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan Administration. After several summers, he returned as a GS-4 Research Analyst with the Records Management Branch at the Department of the Treasury. Over the next years, he was steadily promoted through increasingly complex and more responsible positions.
Chief Cloud & Enterprise Data Architect
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Pamela Wise-Martinez is a strategic business and technology innovation leader with over 20 years’ experience in public and private sectors.
Today, Ms. Wise-Martinez is Chief Cloud and Enterprise Data Architect for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. She is responsible for the strategic and tactical approach for Cloud deployments. Recently, she developed a streamline approach for business, IT and cyber-security, alternative analysis for Cloud and managed services.