ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit

The ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit will be held on June 13, 2018 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

–>Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

This educational, one-day symposium examined the Cloud tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to provide agencies with greater efficiency and cost savings.

The morning session featured speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon included the MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts examined cloud and data center challenge topics.

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 Cloud Technology Showcase, please view the prospectus or contact Jordan Purvis at

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

Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase, Grand Ballroom

–>Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks in ATARC Cloud 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

Margie Graves, Acting Federal Chief Information Officer (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Navigating the Cloud Security Landscape

As agencies implement solutions in the cloud, they must have a thorough understanding of the various components of cloud security. This panel will examine the security risks associated with the cloud and discuss the need for proper cloud security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring.


Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio


Christine Calvosa
, Deputy Chief Information Officer of Technology & Resiliency, FCC (pending agency approval)

Dr. Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, NIST

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

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Cloud Center of Excellence
Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

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

Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

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

Susan Shuryn, Cloud Computing Lead, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, U.S. Department of Navy (pending agency approval)

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

11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Veterans Affairs Cloud Broker Program

Sidney Rodgers, Project Manager, VA OI&T Service Delivery and Engineering, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium
Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Cloud 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 Cloud Technology Showcase | June 2018

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