ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit

April 6, 2016 | Grand Hyatt Washington| Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit will be held on April 6, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Map and Directions

Government Chair
Dave Peters
, Deputy Director, Network Programs, Information Technology and Services, U.S. General Services Administration

Pat Benito, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration and Opening of ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Government Briefing – DoD Mobility
Kimberly Rice*, Program Manager, DoD Mobility Program Management Office, DISA

*Pending Agency Approval

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Mobility to Enhance the Government Mission

As Federal agencies develop mobile capabilities, what impact does mobility have on the agency’s mission? How can legacy applications and tools be augmented by mobile solutions? What game-changing mobile applications have been developed and implemented by Federal agencies? This panel will examine the mobile technologies used by government agencies to boost mission efficiency and effectiveness.

Walter Bigelow*,
Division Chief, IT Services Management, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice

*Pending Agency Approval


Bill Marion*, Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Service, U.S. Air Force

*Pending Agency Approval

Dave Peters
, Deputy Director, Network Programs, Information Technology and Services, U.S. General Services Administration

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Government Briefing – Innovative GEOINT App Provider Program (IGAPP)
Shana Simmons*, GEOINT Integration Capabilities Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

*Pending Agency Approval

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Safeguarding the Mobile Ecosystem

Whether it is the device, the data, the application or all of the above, government agencies must secure an increasing number of mobile components. In addition, challenges must be resolved in the Trusted Execution Environment relating to Identity, Credential and Access Management. This panel will examine the ever-expanding mobile ecosystem relating to security, identity and trusted access.

David Cooper, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

DJ Kachman*, Director, Mobile and Security Technologies, Enterprise Systems Engineering, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

*Pending agency approval

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Academic Briefing
Dr. Sukumar Ganapati, Associate Professor/Director, Ph.D. Program in Public Affairs, Department of Public Administration, Florida International University
Author, Using Mobile Apps in Government, IBM Center for The Business of Government

11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
ATARC Briefing
Mike Hettinger, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

11:45 p.m.  1:00 p.m.
ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
ATARC Mobile Innovation Lab Project Briefing – Mobile App Vetting

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

1:40 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Mobile Collaboration Symposium
Pat Benito, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ATARC Reception hosted by Samsung


1. Mobile DevOps
Mobile devices and their apps offer speed and agility for the development community. Mature development kits, and well defined application programmer interfaces (APIs) make it easier than ever to create mobile solutions for the enterprise. The rapid explosion in mobile devices and apps and supporting backend services, can make it difficult on the IT operations groups who must support and maintain these capabilities. The modern DevOps movement aims to solve these problems by bringing the development and IT operations communities together, to increase collaboration, and ultimately improve the quality and supportability of IT. This session will explore the challenges organizations face with rapid mobile software development, and discuss DevOps approaches, lessons learned, and best practices.

2. Continuous Mobile Integration
Commercial mobile technology evolves at a very rapid pace, and often too fast for government acquisition cycles. This often leads to organizations sustaining obsolete mobile technology. Government mobility programs need to be able to evolve with the commercial sector to ensure the best mobile technology is provided to employees to improve their productivity and happiness, and also ensure that mobile solutions evolve to meet emerging cyber threats. This session will identify programmatic and technical approaches to continuously integrate new mobile technology into the enterprise, and capture best practices and lessons learned on continuous mobile integration.

Government Lead
Brian Deyo, Systems Engineer, United States Peace Corps

Industry Lead

Joseph McKairnes, Senior Sales Engineer, Silanis Technology

3. Mobile App Vetting Strategy
Creating and sustaining a mobile application vetting capability within an organization can be an expensive and time consuming prospect. For agencies that don’t have many apps to vet, this can lead to a negative return on its investment. This session will investigate what it takes to stand up a mobile app vetting capability within an organization and explore the concept of creating a public/private partnership between the government and private sector to establish app vetting standards & criteria, provide “approved” criteria for vendors, evaluate app vetting tools for effectiveness and establish joint (government/commercial) app vetting service providers/labs to “certify” apps, e.g., “UL Certified.”

Industry Lead

Tim LeMaster, Director, Systems Engineering, Lookout

4. Secure Components of Mobility
Government agencies want to use commercial solutions — under NSA’s Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program — to field classified mobile solutions. The government classified space represents a significantly smaller sales volume when compared to unclassified DoD mobility, and is dwarfed by consumer and private sector sales volumes. Attracting commercial vendors to build to government requirements can be challenging, since the profit margins are greater in private sector sales. This session will investigate how a public/private partnership can be used to get the government and key private sector industries (healthcare, financial, energy), who are also interested in mobile security, to adopt a core set of requirements for commercial mobile vendors. The ultimate goal is to create a new market that is lucrative for commercial vendors to participate in, while making government and critical private sectors more secure.

Government Lead
Donovan Cozzens, C2 Systems Technologist, U.S. Marine Corps

Government Lead
Chris Magaha, Director, Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Management Office

Industry Lead

Josh Dixon, Senior Solutions Architect, Samsung

Industry Lead
Robert Nowak, Vice President, Business Development & Programs, Apriva

5. Mobilizing Legacy Government Applications
As the Federal government moves toward a mobile workforce, how can legacy government applications be mobilized to meet the increasingly complex needs of workers in the field? This session will examine the strides made by agencies in mobilizing legacy applications, discussing the challenges faced during these projects and the solutions that allowed for successful mobile outcomes.

6. Mobility Solutions to Enhance Citizen Engagement
The Digital Government Strategy, a Presidential Memorandum released in May 2012, charged the government with harnessing the power of technology to enable citizens and an increasingly mobile Federal workforce to securely access high-quality digital information, data and services “anywhere, anytime on any device.” In the four years since this memo was released, how has mobile technology been used to deliver a better digital experience to U.S. citizens? What methods and mobile technology solutions will be used to engage citizens in the future?

Government Lead
Jacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, U.S. General Services Administration


1.   Participants come prepared to:

  • Break out into teams
  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Write ideas on the table space whiteboard
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Attend and complete session that you have signed-up
  • Support the moderator and team members
  • Create sets of best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • No business development

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

atarc_logoThe host organization is the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center. ATARC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges. ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.