Gary Washington

Gary Washington

CIO, USDA APHIS

Gary Washington has with over 30 years of progressive experience providing analysis, strategic planning, and program leadership to various organizations. Foster positive view of organization operations by building strong coalitions with stakeholders. Experienced in leading change and people through high-profile transitions using expertise in business and political acumen. Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing large public and private sector organizations that administer complex rules-based benefits and services for a large group of customers. Technical expert and analyst on complex program issues. Very strong critical thinking, problem solving, research and liaison skills. Recognized for outstanding communication skills, flexibility, and keen political savvy, sense of humor and leadership abilities.

Adrian Gardner

Adrian Gardner

CIO, FEMA

Adrian R. Gardner serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, Mr. Gardner is responsible for the governance and operations of the agency's information systems, ensuring the system complies with regulatory requirements in support of FEMA's mission and objectives.

Richard W. Lombardi

Richard W. Lombardi

Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force

Mr. Richard W. Lombardi is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, Management and Deputy Chief Management Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.  Mr. Lombardi exercises the Under Secretary's Chief Management Officer responsibility for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Air Force business operations. In that role, he advises Air Force senior leadership on establishing strategic performance goals and managing Air Force-wide cross-functional activities to meet those goals. He also serves as the Air Force’s Director of Business Transformation, overseeing implementation of continuous process improvement initiatives Air Force wide.

Moderator: Chris Dorobek

Moderator: Chris Dorobek

Christopher J. Dorobek is the voice behind GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER, a blog and audio program that focuses on six words: Helping government do its job better.

Kirit Amin, PMP

Kirit Amin, PMP

CIO, US ITC

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.

Leo Scanlon *Invited*

Leo Scanlon *Invited*

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, HHS

Leo Scanlon is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. He serves as chairman of the HHS Cyber Security Working Group, which coordinates cybersecurity collaboration between HHS Operating Divisions and their partners in the private sector. He is the executive sponsor of the HHS Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC). The HCCIC supports cyber threat and indicator sharing across HHS Operating Divisions, DoD and civilian agency partners, and healthcare cybersecurity stakeholders in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NHISAC).

Beth Killoran *Pending Agency Approval*

Beth Killoran *Pending Agency Approval*

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD

In October 2014, Ms. Beth Killoran joined the Department of Health and Human Services.  Over that period, she has served as the acting Deputy Chief Information Officer and as the Executive Director for the Office of IT Strategy, Policy and Governance.  As acting CIO for the Department of Health and Human Services, she provides leadership on high priority projects, engages in strategic IT investment planning, and drives change across the organization.

Dr. Barry C. West

Dr. Barry C. West

Senior Advisor and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management, DHS

Dr. West is a career technologist with 30 years in the information technology field.

He was recently appointed as the Senior Advisor and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Prior to his current position, he was the President of the Mason Harriman Group, which is a management consulting company based out of Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Curtis K.S. Levinson

Dr. Curtis K.S. Levinson

D.Hl.(hc), CISSP-CAP, MBCP, CCSK, C|CISO
United States Cyber Defense Advisor to NATO

Dr. Levinson has over 25 years of focused experience in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. He is a highly experienced advisor, risk assessor and technology architect specializing in all phases of the security engineering process including regulatory compliance, policy formulation, cyber attribution and forensics, risk analysis, network/system hardening and resilience, implementation, testing, certification and accreditation, operations, training and managing the security of information and telecommunications systems in a wide variety of environments.

Lesley Anne Field

Lesley Anne Field

Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
Executive Office of the President

Lesley Anne Field is the Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President, and is currently serving as the Acting Administrator – a role she has had periodically since 2008.  Her office is responsible for developing and implementing government wide regulations and policies to support over $470 billion in federal contracting each year, and she leads initiatives to strengthen the acquisition workforce, leverage the government’s buying power, and improve transparency.  Prior to joining OMB in 2001, Lesley served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as a contracting officer and policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary.