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Expert Talks From Thought Leaders

Matt Howard
Matt Howard
EVP
Sonatype

A proven executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing high-growth software companies, Mr. Howard serves as Sonatype’s EVP as well as leading the company’s efforts to identify and execute partnerships within the DevSecOps ecosystem.

Danelle Barrett
Danelle Barrett
Former Rear Admiral
U.S. Navy

Danelle served as Director of Current Operations at U.S. Cyber Command, and assumed duties in 2017 as the Director of Navy Cyber Security and Deputy Chief Information Officer on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. In her last position in the U.S. Navy, she led the Navy’s strategic development and execution of digital and cyber security efforts.

Tamara Lewis
Tamara Lewis
Director, Business Systems Integration
Northrop Grumman

Tamara Lewis is the Director of the Business Systems Integration (BSI) in the Mission Assurance and Programs organization. She also leads the cross-functional Aeronautics Systems Sector Northrop Grumman Integrated Digital Environment team and is the Aeronautics Systems Sector Lead for Digital Transformation.

Delores Washburn
Delores Washburn
NIWC Pacific Chief Engineer
Project Overmatch Infrastructure Lead

Mrs. Delores Washburn is the Chief Engineer for the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific) and is a Navy Senior Executive.  She leads a diverse and highly technical organization and is the command’s senior civilian responsible for enterprise-wide engineering efforts.

Tracy Bannon
Tracy Bannon
Senior Principal, Software Architect & DevOps Strategic Advisor
MITRE

Tracy is a Senior Principal at the MITRE Corporation. She is a software architect and DevOps strategic advisor focused on solving strategic and complex US government and coalition partner challenges.

Nicolas Chaillan
Nicolas Chaillan
Chief Software Officer
U.S. Air Force

Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, a highly qualified expert, is appointed as the first Air Force Chief Software Officer. As the Air Force’s senior software czar, Mr. Chaillan is responsible for enabling Air Force programs in the transition to Agile and DevSecOps to establish force-wide DevSecOps capabilities and best practices.

Josh Boyd
Josh Boyd
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton

Josh Boyd is a Principal/Director who works with Booz Allen Hamilton to build capabilities in the areas of Cloud, DevOps and Modern Software Delivery. Josh is a Red Hat Certified Architect, an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, and Amateur Radio operator.

Dr. Matthew McFadden
Dr. Matthew McFadden
Vice President, Cyber
GDIT

Dr. Matthew McFadden is Vice President of Cyber, Distinguished Technologist, and leads the Cyber Center of Excellence for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). GDIT offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced cyber solutions and professional services to solve complex cyber mission challenges.

Chris Ashworth
Chris Ashworth
CTO
NetServices

Chris Ashworth serves as VP and CIO of NetServices Inc. Prior to joining the NetServices' team, Chris supported multiple DoD and IC agencies as a subject matter expert in High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud architecture and Agile development. Chris has a proven record of leading IT teams in the successful delivery and sustainment of mission-critical systems.

Matt Aizcorbe
Matt Aizcorbe
Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Fellow
Northrop Grumman

Matt is a Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman.  He is leading the Dev*Ops strategy for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems Sector which focuses on delivering capabilities to our platforms faster and more reliably.

Matt Howard
EVP
Sonatype
Matt Howard

A proven executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing high-growth software companies, Mr. Howard serves as Sonatype’s EVP as well as leading the company’s efforts to identify and execute partnerships within the DevSecOps ecosystem.

Danelle Barrett
Former Rear Admiral
U.S. Navy
Danelle Barrett

Danelle served as Director of Current Operations at U.S. Cyber Command, and assumed duties in 2017 as the Director of Navy Cyber Security and Deputy Chief Information Officer on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. In her last position in the U.S. Navy, she led the Navy’s strategic development and execution of digital and cyber security efforts.

Tamara Lewis
Director, Business Systems Integration
Northrop Grumman
Tamara Lewis

Tamara Lewis is the Director of the Business Systems Integration (BSI) in the Mission Assurance and Programs organization. She also leads the cross-functional Aeronautics Systems Sector Northrop Grumman Integrated Digital Environment team and is the Aeronautics Systems Sector Lead for Digital Transformation.

Delores Washburn
NIWC Pacific Chief Engineer
Project Overmatch Infrastructure Lead
Delores Washburn

Mrs. Delores Washburn is the Chief Engineer for the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific) and is a Navy Senior Executive.  She leads a diverse and highly technical organization and is the command’s senior civilian responsible for enterprise-wide engineering efforts.

Tracy Bannon
Senior Principal, Software Architect & DevOps Strategic Advisor
MITRE
Tracy Bannon

Tracy is a Senior Principal at the MITRE Corporation. She is a software architect and DevOps strategic advisor focused on solving strategic and complex US government and coalition partner challenges.

Nicolas Chaillan
Chief Software Officer
U.S. Air Force
Nicolas Chaillan

Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, a highly qualified expert, is appointed as the first Air Force Chief Software Officer. As the Air Force’s senior software czar, Mr. Chaillan is responsible for enabling Air Force programs in the transition to Agile and DevSecOps to establish force-wide DevSecOps capabilities and best practices.

Josh Boyd
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton
Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd is a Principal/Director who works with Booz Allen Hamilton to build capabilities in the areas of Cloud, DevOps and Modern Software Delivery. Josh is a Red Hat Certified Architect, an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, and Amateur Radio operator.

Dr. Matthew McFadden
Vice President, Cyber
GDIT
Dr. Matthew McFadden

Dr. Matthew McFadden is Vice President of Cyber, Distinguished Technologist, and leads the Cyber Center of Excellence for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). GDIT offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced cyber solutions and professional services to solve complex cyber mission challenges.

Chris Ashworth
CTO
NetServices
Chris Ashworth

Chris Ashworth serves as VP and CIO of NetServices Inc. Prior to joining the NetServices' team, Chris supported multiple DoD and IC agencies as a subject matter expert in High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud architecture and Agile development. Chris has a proven record of leading IT teams in the successful delivery and sustainment of mission-critical systems.

Matt Aizcorbe
Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Fellow
Northrop Grumman
Matt Aizcorbe

Matt is a Senior Staff Engineer and Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman.  He is leading the Dev*Ops strategy for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems Sector which focuses on delivering capabilities to our platforms faster and more reliably.

Agenda

1:00 PM

Welcome

Matt Howard, Sonatype

1:10 PM

KEYNOTE: Platform One: The Path to Successful Digital Transformation

Nicolas Chaillan, United States Air Force

Join this keynote to learn more about how Nicholas Chaillan, the first appointed Air Force Chief Software Officer is working with the DoD to achieve the success of the Enterprise DevSecOps Initiatives and Platform One. In this session, Nicolas will review: What is it? Why does it matter? And everything you want and need to know. 

1:30 PM

Ask the Experts Session

Josh Boyd, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton is focused on delivering open, secure, and portable software solutions to advance the federal mission. As agencies begin their digital transformation and DevOps journeys, digital experts like Joshua Boyd, Principal / Director, Cloud Platforms and DevSecOps have observed some common trends, challenges, and opportunities. Join this session and “Ask the Expert” with Live Q&A.

1:50 PM

Planes, Boats, and Clouds: The Difficult, But Worthwhile, Journey to DevSecOps in Federal Government Panelist Discussion

Danelle Barrett, Former Rear Admiral, Delores Washburn, U.S. Navy, and Matt Aizcorbe, Northrop Grumman

New software capabilities are being adopted across the Navy and integrated into existing applications. Join this discussion to hear how the Navy is streamlining procedures for standardized software development, trimmed security accreditation time, and established the Collaborative Software Armory and Collaborative Staging Environment to deliver cross-functional collaboration among developers, testers, IT operators and installers. Learn more about the path it took to get where we are today and how to apply to your own DevSecOps journey. Followed by Live Q&A and your opportunity to “Ask the Experts.” 

2:30 PM

Digital Transformation Panelist Discussion: Leading Innovation

Tracy Bannon, MITRE, Chris Ashworth, NetServices, Tamara Lewis, Northrop Grumman

Senior technology and security leaders across the public sector will join together to share how they are leading their organizations through digital transformation. During the program, security and DevOps leaders will explore the tools and practices they need to survive and compete effectively, by continuously identifying and remediating vulnerability risks, without slowing down innovation and productivity.

 

3:15 PM

Cyber Strategies to Solve Customer Mission Challenges

Dr. Matthew McFadden, GDIT

Dr. Matthew McFadden will discuss his roles including developing cyber solutions, technical capabilities, cyber consulting, and leading GDIT’s Cyber Center of Excellence while championing innovation as it contributes to solving mission challenges and achieving customer success. Apply his experience to your own digital transformation journey in the shifting federal landscape as you develop your agency or organization's cyber strategy. Be ready to ask questions for our “Ask the Expert” session to follow.

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Matt Howard, Sonatype

Agenda

1:00 PM

Welcome

Matt Howard, Sonatype

1:10 PM

KEYNOTE: Platform One: The Path to Successful Digital Transformation

Nicolas Chaillan, United States Air Force

Join this keynote to learn more about how Nicholas Chaillan, the first appointed Air Force Chief Software Officer is working with the DoD to achieve the success of the Enterprise DevSecOps Initiatives and Platform One. In this session, Nicolas will review: What is it? Why does it matter? And everything you want and need to know. 

1:30 PM

Ask the Experts Session

Josh Boyd, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton is focused on delivering open, secure, and portable software solutions to advance the federal mission. As agencies begin their digital transformation and DevOps journeys, digital experts like Joshua Boyd, Principal / Director, Cloud Platforms and DevSecOps have observed some common trends, challenges, and opportunities. Join this session and “Ask the Expert” with Live Q&A.

1:50 PM

Planes, Boats, and Clouds: The Difficult, But Worthwhile, Journey to DevSecOps in Federal Government Panelist Discussion

Danelle Barrett, Former Rear Admiral, Delores Washburn, U.S. Navy, and Matt Aizcorbe, Northrop Grumman

New software capabilities are being adopted across the Navy and integrated into existing applications. Join this discussion to hear how the Navy is streamlining procedures for standardized software development, trimmed security accreditation time, and established the Collaborative Software Armory and Collaborative Staging Environment to deliver cross-functional collaboration among developers, testers, IT operators and installers. Learn more about the path it took to get where we are today and how to apply to your own DevSecOps journey. Followed by Live Q&A and your opportunity to “Ask the Experts.” 

2:30 PM

Digital Transformation Panelist Discussion: Leading Innovation

Tracy Bannon, MITRE, Chris Ashworth, NetServices, Tamara Lewis, Northrop Grumman

Senior technology and security leaders across the public sector will join together to share how they are leading their organizations through digital transformation. During the program, security and DevOps leaders will explore the tools and practices they need to survive and compete effectively, by continuously identifying and remediating vulnerability risks, without slowing down innovation and productivity.

 

3:15 PM

Cyber Strategies to Solve Customer Mission Challenges

Dr. Matthew McFadden, GDIT

Dr. Matthew McFadden will discuss his roles including developing cyber solutions, technical capabilities, cyber consulting, and leading GDIT’s Cyber Center of Excellence while championing innovation as it contributes to solving mission challenges and achieving customer success. Apply his experience to your own digital transformation journey in the shifting federal landscape as you develop your agency or organization's cyber strategy. Be ready to ask questions for our “Ask the Expert” session to follow.

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Matt Howard, Sonatype

Why Attend?

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Federal Agencies

Talks focused on real, complex challenges facing federal agencies and the DevSecOps principles and practices deployed to achieve success.

This is so fantastic! It is great to bring these leaders from around the Fed space together. This is helping to share the Art of the Possible to many organizations that are still hesitant or locked in their entrenched ways of 'working.'"
—DevSecOps Leadership Federal Online Forum Attendee
We have to be able to develop software in the most secure environment and to do it at the speed of relevance.”  
—Katie Arrington Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), for Cyber
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Government Decision Makers

Hear from experienced leaders across government responsible for creating value through implementing operational improvements. Gain a new perspective on challenges by learning from their pain points — and wins!

Collaboration and Learning

Collaboration & Learning

Find out from agency peers how they have responded to current challenges facing federal agencies. There is space to ask the speakers questions in order to help your own DevSecOps efforts succeed.

This was really great and the speakers were fabulous! Would love to see these discussions happen more frequently in an effort to accelerate change in the federal space.”
—DevSecOps Leadership Federal Online Forum Attendee
Fortune 2000 white

Federal Agencies

Talks focused on real, complex challenges facing federal agencies and the DevSecOps principles and practices deployed to achieve success.

Fortune 2000 white

Government Decision Makers

Hear from experienced leaders across government responsible for creating value through implementing operational improvements. Gain a new perspective on challenges by learning from their pain points — and wins!

Collaboration and Learning

Collaboration & Learning

Find out from agency peers how they have responded to current challenges facing federal agencies. There is space to ask the speakers questions in order to help your own DevSecOps efforts succeed.

This is so fantastic! It is great to bring these leaders from around the Fed space together. This is helping to share the Art of the Possible to many organizations that are still hesitant or locked in their entrenched ways of 'working.'"
—DevSecOps Leadership Federal Online Forum Attendee
We have to be able to develop software in the most secure environment and to do it at the speed of relevance.”  
—Katie Arrington Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), for Cyber
This was really great and the speakers were fabulous! Would love to see these discussions happen more frequently in an effort to accelerate change in the federal space.”
—DevSecOps Leadership Federal Online Forum Attendee

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