ATARC Federal Big Data Summit

December 5, 2017 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Big Data Summit will be held on December 5, 2017 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium will examine big data and analytics tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to provide agencies with increased efficiency and cost savings.

The morning session features speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts brainstorm and whiteboard specific challenge areas.

The event is free to government and full-time academics and qualifies for 7.5 CPE credits from (ISC)², the World’s largest IT security organization.

To learn more about industry participation in the Big Data Technology Showcase, please view the prospectus or contact Beau Banks at

Grand Ballroom
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions


Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling Engineer, MITRE

7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC DevOps Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Introduction
Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Army (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – The State of Data in the Federal Government

How are Federal agencies dealing with the exponential growth of data within the government? What types of data strategies are being developing and implemented? What impact has emerging technology had on data and analytics? This panel will examine the state of data in the Federal government.


Tom Temin, Anchor, The Federal Drive, Federal News Radio


Kirsten Dalboe
, Director, Data Operations, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pending agency approval)

Dan Morgan, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation (pending agency approval)

Robin Thottungal, Chief Data Scientist/Director of Analytics, Environmental Protection Agency (pending agency approval)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Break in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense (pending agency approval)

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Kelly Tshibaka, Chief Data Officer, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service (pending agency approval)

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

11:50 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC Big Data Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Adelaide O’Brien, Research Director, Government Digital Transformation Strategies, IDC Government

1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC DevOps Collaboration Symposium

Christine Harvey, Senior Simulation and Modeling 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

MITRE-ATARC Big Data Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Big Data 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.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

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 Big Data Technology Showcase | December 2017

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