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.
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
Rod Turk was named Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce in July 2016. Selected based on his proven ability to lead and manage while achieving efficiency and results. He serves as a member on the OCIO senior leadership team responsible for providing leadership and maintaining oversight for the information technology across the Commerce Department’s bureaus.
Rod will continue in his current position as the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Rod manages and oversees manages the Department of Commerce's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. He and his team manage Department-wide cybersecurity initiatives, programs, and monitoring at DOC, including risk assessment of the information technology owned or operated on behalf of DOC.
Information Security Instructor
Delaware Technical Community College
Jerrod Bates is an Information Security Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. He is also an adjunct instructor at Delaware State University and Wilmington University. He teaches Security+, Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics as well as other security related courses. He has been involved on the planning committee for the US Cyber Challenge camps since 2010. Jerrod has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from DeVry Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
Chief Information Security Officer
Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972. He is currently the Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Officer and the Director of the Virginia Tech IT Security Lab.
He designed the curriculum for the US Cyber Challenge camps and is one of its founding members.
He is a co-author of the FBI/SANS Institute's "Top 10/20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities" document.
He is the co-author of the "Responding to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks" document that was prepared at the request of the White House in response to the DDOS attacks of 2000.
He is a coauthor of the Center for Internet Security's series of Security Benchmark documents for Solaris, AIX and Windows2000. He and Virginia Tech are original charter members of the CIS
National Security Council, The White House
Director for Cybersecurity Policy
Tyson B. Meadors, Director for Cybersecurity Policy, joined the NSC from the Department of the Navy where he most recently served as the lead of US Fleet Cyber Command Commander's Innovation Group. In that role, he led efforts to develop advanced cyber concepts of operations in coordination with national, international, Fleet, and private sector research, development, technology, and experimentation (RDT&E) partners in support of full-scope cyber capability development. He was also a pilot member of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC), where he led groundbreaking, interagency cyber security research. Previously, he served as both a naval intelligence and surface warfare officer supporting operations in the African, European, and Pacific theatres. Tyson has a Bachelor's of Science degree in information technology and English from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master's of Science degree in cyber security from the University of Maryland University College, as well as related diplomas and certifications from Old Dominion University, the North China Institute of Science and Technology, the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, and the Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies (SANS).
Program Manager for Cyber Security Division
Science & Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Edward Rhyne is a program manager for Cyber Security Division (CSD) for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) at DHS S&T. He manages the Security for Cloud-based Systems, Moving Target Defense (MTD), and Hardware-enabled Trust programs, as well as multiple efforts supporting national and regional level cyber competitions. Rhyne has transitioned efforts in Domain Name System Security, Software Quality Assurance, and Internet Measurements and Attack Modeling. Prior to working within CSD, Rhyne managed numerous programs in the Chemical and Biological Division of HSARPA.
Prior to his assignment with DHS, Rhyne was a program manager for biological sensors at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to managing programs, he was the systems engineer for the Biological Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and chief engineer on various autonomous sensor systems. Rhyne graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, the Pennsylvania State University with a master’s degree in metals science and engineering, and Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s in Business Administration.
US Cyber Challenge (USCC)
Karen S. Evans serves as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge. She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service, responsibilities ranged from a GS-2 to Presidential Appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Before becoming the Administrator, Ms. Evans was the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Energy, and before Energy, she was Director of Information Resources Management Division, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves as a Director on the boards of the NIC, Inc; Center for Internet Security; The Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy and an outside manager for Accenture Federal Services.
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Beth Cappello is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for ICE, supporting the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). OCIO provides mission-critical Information Technology (IT) services and products that enable ICE and DHS to meet their respective missions. OCIO has modernized vital IT systems, matured the organization to contemporary IT management disciplines, and significantly enhanced the cyber defense posture of the enterprise.
Executive Director, Information Sharing and Services Office
Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security
Donna is a national leader in information sharing, data management and enterprise IT service delivery. She leads the delivery of applications, platforms, services and data infrastructure for mission facing and business management customers at DHS. Deploying high-visibility capabilities, her office is focused on high-quality delivery of innovative solutions for identity management, national scale collaboration and trust platforms, and scalable data infrastructure solutions to customers within a dynamic environment.
Unified Shared Service Management Office
General Services Administration
Beth Angerman is the Executive Director of the new Unified Shared Service Management Office in GSA, responsible for working closely with OMB, the new >governance board, providers, and customers to implement the enterprise-wide vision for mission-support functions across government. Beth is a change agent motivated by collaborative stakeholder engagement and delivering results. She’s driven to lead strategies for government to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and to help Federal organizations deliver missions better, faster, and cheaper.
Chief Information Officer
Office of Information Technology
Department of Health and Human Service's Health Resources and Services Administration
Adriane Burton has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within Health and Human Services since 2014. She has transformed HRSA’s grants management and performance reporting systems that provide oversight for over 80 health programs, implemented Business Intelligence capabilities across the enterprise, and deployed an infrastructure to support a mobile workforce. Prior to coming to HRSA, she worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 12 years in various positions that supported 40,000 users. She was the Director of the Division of Computer System Services (DCSS) at the Center for Information Technology (CIT) where she managed NIH’s 37,000 square foot central Data Center. Ms. Burton implemented an agile NIH private computing cloud; deployed elastic storage; upgraded NIH’s email and messaging systems; expanded NIH’s Scientific Computing capabilities; re-architected NIH’s video streaming architecture to improve video functionality and video quality; deployed collaboration tools; and improved the overall security for IT systems.