Melissa Bruce

Melissa Bruce

Executive Director, Business Management Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Department of Homeland Security

As Executive Director of the Business Management Office (BMO) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Melissa Bruce oversees effective development, governance, and advocacy of the overall $6.8B IT budget of the Department of Homeland Security. She is responsible for managing over $500M in appropriated, working capital and reimbursable funding for OCIO. Ms. Bruce oversees IT policy development, Federal IT Acquisition Reform implementation, the DHS Capital Planning and Investment Control process, as well as many other governance and compliance processes such as IT Acquisition Reviews and the Paperwork Reduction Act. She is the principal advisor to the CIO, Deputy CIO, and executive leadership in managing the organization’s activities in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution tasks.

Kshemendra Paul

Kshemendra Paul

Chief Information Officer’s Cloud Action Officer
Deputy Director for Strategy and Mission
Department of Homeland Security

Kshemendra Paul’s primary assignment is to support the Chief Information Officer as his Cloud Action Officer. In this role, he helps drive DHS’ enterprise cloud strategy, policy, collaboration, performance management, accountability, and services approach. His incumbent role is the Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O) Deputy Director for Mission and Strategy within DHS’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO),

Prior to joining IS2O, Mr. Paul served as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE). In this role he was the U.S. government lead for advancing terrorism-related information sharing. He was appointed to that position in 2010 and served until the end of the administration. Mr. Paul worked closely with federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners, as well as private sector and international allies, to balance the needs for information sharing and safeguarding to enhance national security and protect the American people. He also co-chaired the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee.

Jasmine Miller

Jasmine Miller

Program Advisor
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Jasmine Miller is a program advisor for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Recently, she supported the Employee Engagement Center of Excellence, working with stakeholders across CBP, DHS, and outside the agency to address longstanding challenges in the areas of engagement and morale. During her time at CBP, she has been involved in operations management, human capital, workforce planning, process improvement, and data analysis for the Office of Information and Technology. Before joining CBP, Jasmine worked in private industry with a focus on recruitment and account management. The merging of private industry and federal government experiences allows her to incorporate the strengths of both in order to improve government operations. The collaboration between government and industry also attracted her to Young AFCEA. Jasmine has been an active member of the Government Advisory Council for Young AFCEA Bethesda since 2016. Jasmine is a native Northern Virginian and graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management. 

Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

Performance Analyst
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Executive Office of the President (EOP)

Kelly Morrison is a performance analyst at the Office of Management and Budget and is leading reform of the IT Capital Planning and Investment Control, or CPIC, process. The first stage of that overhaul will culminate with the release later this year of the new draft of circular A-11, the memo that governs the federal budgeting process. She also coordinates the office's work on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA. Since coming to the OMB from the Department of Interior in September last year, she also has worked on oversight of the president's roughly $90 billion IT budget. Her responsibilities include PortfolioStat, TechStat and CyberStat — monitoring spending performance and helping ensure that that it is aligned with administration priorities.

Jason Gray

Jason Gray

CIO
Department of Education

Jason Gray was selected in May 2016 to serve as the U. S. Department of Education's chief information officer (CIO). In this position he oversees an information technology (IT) portfolio of $689 million in programs. As the CIO, Gray serves as a principal advisor to the under secretary, deputy secretary, and secretary with respect to the astute use of IT to exceed the expectations of the Department's customers. He serves as the day-to-day lead for coordinating and managing the various functions within Office of the Chief Information Officer, and coordinates with and provides advice to the Department's senior leadership regarding IT, information management, information assurance, and website activities management and operations.

Jennifer Kuk

Jennifer Kuk

IT Category Management Specialist
OMB

Jennifer Kuk is the IT Category Management Specialist in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.  In this role, Ms. Kuk supports the government-wide IT Category Management activities for the nearly $50 billion in IT spending, including subcategories such as hardware, software, telecommunications, and related goods and services with the goals of improving coordination across federal agencies, streamlining the IT acquisition process, and achieving significant efficiencies and cost savings.  Ms. Kuk also supports the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform (FITARA), which gives agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs) more authority over the budget, governance, and personnel processes for agency IT investments and provide areas of opportunity for greater collaboration and reduction of duplication.

Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

Performance Analyst
OMB

Kelly Morrison is a performance analyst at the Office of Management and Budget and is leading reform of the IT Capital Planning and Investment Control, or CPIC, process. The first stage of that overhaul will culminate with the release later this year of the new draft of circular A-11, the memo that governs the federal budgeting process. She also coordinates the office's work on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA. Since coming to the OMB from the Department of Interior in September last year, she also has worked on oversight of the president's roughly $90 billion IT budget. Her responsibilities include PortfolioStat, TechStat and CyberStat — monitoring spending performance and helping ensure that that it is aligned with administration priorities.

Natalie Rico

Natalie Rico

Senior Policy Analyst
OMB

Natalie Rico is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Federal Financial Management at OMB. She contributes to government-wide initiatives to improve federal financial policies, processes, and systems. Specifically, Natalie supports government-wide financial spend data management and transparency efforts. In this role, she engages federal and non-federal stakeholders on key issues to foster a more efficient and effective federal management.

David Shive

David Shive

CIO
General Service Administration

David A. Shive is the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration.

Shive oversees GSA IT - formerly known as the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) - and information technology operations and budget, ensuring its alignment with agency and administration strategic objectives and priorities.

Shive joined the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of the Chief Information Officer in November 2012. Prior to being named CIO, he was the Director of the Office of Enterprise Infrastructure, responsible for the enterprise information technology infrastructure platforms and capability that support the GSA business enterprise. He was also the Acting Director of HR and FM Systems for the GSA CFO and CPO offices.

Trent Teyema

Trent Teyema

Chief of Cyber Readiness Section and Chief Operating Officer
Cyber Division
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. 

Tim Ruland

Tim Ruland

Chief IT Security Officer
US Census Bureau

Tina Bohse

Tina Bohse

Director of Special Program Sales
CenturyLink Strategic Government

Jonathan Alboum

Jonathan Alboum

Former Chief Information Officer
USDA

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.

Kirit Amin, PMP

Kirit Amin, PMP

Invited

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.

Johnson Joy

Johnson Joy

Chief Information Officer
HUD

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.

 Luke McCormack

Luke McCormack

Former CIO
DHS

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. 

Tony Scott

Tony Scott

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.

Christine Calvosa

Christine Calvosa

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 sustainabilityShe 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.

Max Everett

Max Everett

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.

Joseph Klimavicz

Joseph Klimavicz

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.