ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit

October 24, 2017 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Mobile Computing Summit will be held on October 24, 2017 at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.
–>Complimentary Government Registration
–>Participants in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the mobile tools and technology the Federal government is utilizing to increase efficiency and reduce cost.

The morning session features speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC Mobile 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 Mobile 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

Government Chair

Bill Cerniuk
, Technology Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

Pat Benito
, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MITRE

7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

–>Complimentary Government Registration
–>Participants in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

Bill Cerniuk
, Technology Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

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

Jake Marcellus, Acting Mobility Portfolio Manager, DISA (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Mobile Outlook in the Federal Government

As we enter Fiscal Year 2018, what is the state of Mobile within the Federal government? This Visionary Panel will examine the mobile work being done by cross agency groups such as the Mobile Services Category Team and the Mobile Technology Tiger Team, and discuss mobile projects and initiatives within government in the coming year.


Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio


Joshua Franklin
, IT Security Specialist, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (pending agency approval)

Jon Johnson
, Program Manager, Enterprise Mobility Programs, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Rob Palmer
, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

Haar Sandhu
, Division Chief, Mobile Computing Program, U.S. Department of State (pending agency approval)

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

–>Participants in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

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

Vincent Sritapan, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

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

Bill Cerniuk
, Technology Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

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

Dr. Leslie Perkins, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Air Force (pending agency approval)

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

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

–>Participants in ATARC Mobile Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

1:30 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. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

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. Mobile Application Security
In order to foster innovation, attract developers to build mobile apps for the public sector, and rapidly respond to users’ needs, Government agencies need to provide consistent, clear, and actionable security and quality guidance to industry. Part of this approach can include the creation of a cloud hosted environment for industry to use to test, and certify mobile apps against this guidance. This session will bring together industry and government to create a vision and set of recommendations for such an environment.

2. Network of Things/Internet of Things
As IoT growth continues, and IoT devices and concepts are used in mission and business critical use cases, the security of these devices will become more and more important. Industry and Government face significant challenges in this emerging market. This session will identify key security challenges with using IoT devices, and begin to outline a framework for assessing the security of IoT devices.

3. Next Generation Mobile Solutions
Mobility and complementary technologies, such as augmented/virtual reality and wearables, are already popular in the consumer market. Government agencies are seeing an increase in demand from their users’ to include these, and other emerging tech, as part of their mobile offerings. This session will bring in industry and academia to update a technology forecast and roadmap for agencies to use in their near and long term investment planning.

4. Tactical and Field Deployments
Mobile technology is sought after by military, first responders, field agents and other user groups that need to operate in tactical and field environments. These environments pose unique challenges, such as low bandwidth, and limited or non existent connectivity back to the enterprise. Solution providers must design these systems to meet these unique needs. An emerging challenge agencies are facing is how to enable interoperability with tactical and field mobility deployments across government agencies, U.S., and international partners during disaster relieve and military operations. This session will outline current and emerging tactical and field mobile solutions, and create a series of recommendations and best practices to improve their interoperability.

Industry Lead

5. Mobile Health
Hosted by the DoD-VA Interagency Program Office (DoD-VA IPO), this session will focus on Mobile Health challenges and solutions within the Federal Government. This session will focus on one of the biggest challenges within the healthcare community secure authentication and authorization of mobile applications, which provide access to Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Government Lead

Dr. Joseph Ronzio, Special Assistant to the Chief Health Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

Industry Lead


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 Mobile Technology Showcase | October 2017

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