Speakers

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Dr. Emily Goldman

Strategist

Cyber Command

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Editorial Speaker

Dr. Emily Goldman

Strategist

Cyber Command

 Dr. Emily Goldman serves as a strategist at US Cyber Command and a thought leader on cyber policy. She was cyber advisor to the Director of Policy Planning at the Department of State, 2018-2019. From 2014-2018 she directed the US Cyber Command / National Security Agency Combined Action Group, reporting to a four-star commander and leading a team that wrote the 2018 US Cyber Command vision, Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority. She has also worked as a strategic communications advisor for US Central Command and for the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University, and was a professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis, for two decades.  Dr. Goldman has published and lectured widely on strategy, cyber security, arms control, military history and innovation, and organizational change.

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Tina Won Sherman

Director, Homeland Security and Justice

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Tina Won Sherman

Director, Homeland Security and Justice

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tina Won Sherman is a Director in GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice team. She oversees work on the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure assets and the security of the U.S. transportation system.

Tina first joined GAO in September 2002. During her tenure, Tina has led reviews on a range of issues, including telecommunications, transportation, and defense. She also served on detail in the Office of Congressional Relations, where she supported the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs/Relations, Intelligence, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.

Tina earned master’s and doctorate degrees in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of California, San Diego.

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Jim Ellis

Detective First Lieutenant, Commander

Michigan State Police, Cyber

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Jim Ellis

Detective First Lieutenant, Commander

Michigan State Police, Cyber

Detective First Lieutenant Jim Ellis is the commander of the Michigan State Police Cyber Section within the Intelligence Operations Division. He leads a cyber team of 56 MSP members located at 7 offices throughout Michigan. He has oversight over the Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3), Computer Crimes Unit (CCU), and the Michigan region of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) that consists of an additional 55 affiliate law enforcement agency members throughout Michigan.

MSP Cyber specializes in high tech criminal investigations of all types, complex network intrusions, forensic data recovery, in addition to proactive cyber investigations involving the online exploitation of children. MSP Cyber is also heavily involved in evidential forensic data recovery services, public awareness, and law enforcement outreach, education, and training opportunities.

He is currently active on the board of directors with the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council, the Cybercrime Support Network, including being a member of the Michigan Governors Cybersecurity Advisory Council in addition to participating with many other cybersecurity related organizations and groups throughout Michigan and the US. D/F/Lt. Ellis is a 25-year member of the MSP and earned his Bachelor of Science degree and holds multiple cyber security industry certifications in addition to a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Editorial Speaker

Jim Emerson

Vice President

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

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Jim Emerson

Vice President

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Lt. Colonel James J. Emerson USMC (Ret.) is Vice President at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Jim has more than 44 years of law enforcement and security experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of national security and public safety disciplines. The past nineteen years have focused on cybercrime investigation, computer forensics, and related criminal intelligence. In addition to holding numerous certifications in cybersecurity and digital forensics, Jim has presented both evidence and expert testimony related to digital evidence in US Federal Court and trained law enforcement executives, criminal investigators, and prosecutors regarding digital evidence and forensics. Jim has been the Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee for over eleven years, is a member of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence, represents the IACP on the CJIS APB IS Subcommittee, and is the 2022 recipient of the IACP G. Thomas Steele award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Information and Technology.

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Dr. Elizabeth Iwasawa

Quantum Technology Lead

Leidos

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Dr. Elizabeth Iwasawa

Quantum Technology Lead

Leidos

Elizabeth Iwasawa is the Quantum Technology Lead of the Leidos Innovation Center (LInC), the ground-breaking research and development heart of Leidos (formerly SAIC). She is currently shaping Leidos’ quantum strategy and research portfolio, focusing on key development areas in quantum communications, sensing, simulations, and computing. Her other focus is fostering Leidos’ quantum workforce by investing internally across a wide variety of technical backgrounds to develop a unique multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and industry-applicable approach to quantum research.

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Meghan Good

VP, Director of the Cyber Accelerator

Leidos

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Meghan Good

VP, Director of the Cyber Accelerator

Leidos

Meghan leads the Cyber Accelerator for Leidos to build, integrate, and enhance cyber technologies. She focuses on designing and delivering innovative solutions for cyberspace operations and cybersecurity across our defense, civilian, health, and intelligence customers. She is a Leidos Technical Fellow with impactful contributions in cyber operations, threat analytics, and data visualization. Beyond her cyber efforts, Meghan is co-host of the Leidos MindSET podcast, exploring the technical perspectives of our colleagues to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through IT, engineering, and science.

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Dr. Tommy Gardner

Chief Technology Officer

HP

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Dr. Tommy Gardner

Chief Technology Officer

HP

Tommy Gardner is HP’s Chief Technology Officer for HP Federal, spanning the US Federal Agencies, Higher Education, K-12 Education, State and Local government customer segments, as well as Federal Systems Integrators. His current responsibilities include technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, sales force technical support, and customer and partner relationships.

Previously, Tommy has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Jacobs Engineering, Scitor, and ManTech. Earlier in his career he was a senior technical executive at Raytheon. In the U.S. Navy he served as the Deputy for Science and Technology for the Chief of Naval Research. He oversaw the Navy’s Deep Submergence Program as well as its Advanced Technology Program. He also commanded the nuclear submarine, USS San Juan (SSN 751).

Tommy’s educational background covers multiple disciplines and fields of interest including: cybersecurity, data science, blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and systems integration in government markets.

Tommy holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, an M.S. in Management of Technology from MIT and a Ph. D. in Energy Economics from George Washington University. He is a Professional Engineer and serves as Chair of the ASME Industry Advisory Board. He is an ASME Fellow and serves as faculty on the Blockchain Research Institute.


 

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Torey Vanek

Director of Strategic Product Management for Government and Regulatory

Veracode

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Torey Vanek

Director of Strategic Product Management for Government and Regulatory

Veracode

Torey Vanek is the Director of Strategic Product Management for Government and Regulatory at Veracode. She helps agencies within the Federal Government, State and Local Government, and European Union to understand and remediate application security challenges in support of their missions. Before joining Veracode, she was the Portfolio Lead for CI/CD at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)'s Detachment 12, also known as Kessel Run. Kessel Run delivers combat capabilities through software and has revolutionized the Air Force software development and acquisition process. Prior to joining Kessel Run, Torey was with 18F, GSA’s technology consulting group that works with federal agencies. She has led and worked on projects with the United States Marine Corps, the U.S. Tax Court, and the Department of Energy. She has product and technical experience from her work with the Internal Revenue Service, Bloomberg and her work with the National Cancer Institute through ICF. She graduated from Colorado State University and completed a graduate program in Information Technology, from the University of Virginia. She resides in Fairfax, VA with her husband, 12 year old daughter and goofy German Shepherd.

Editorial Moderator

Lauren Williams

Senior Editor

FCW & Defense Systems

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Lauren Williams

Senior Editor

FCW & Defense Systems

  

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Amear Mitchell

Account Executive

GovExec

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Amear Mitchell

Account Executive

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Mariam Baksh

Staff Correspondent

Nextgov

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Mariam Baksh

Staff Correspondent

Nextgov

Mariam Baksh reports on the development of federal cybersecurity policy for Nextgov. She started covering technology governance in 2014, during the heat of the Net Neutrality debate, and focused her graduate studies at American University on investigative journalism.

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Andrew Werner

Senior VP of Federal Technology, Publisher of Nextgov and FCW

GovExec

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Andrew Werner

Senior VP of Federal Technology, Publisher of Nextgov and FCW

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Helen Dubas

Publisher

GovExec

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Helen Dubas

Publisher

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Heather Kuldell

Editor-in-Chief

GovExec

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Heather Kuldell

Editor-in-Chief

GovExec

Heather Kuldell is the editor-in-chief of GovExec. Previously, she worked as a managing editor at Nextgov, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks. She started her journalism career at Creative Loafing, an altweekly based in Atlanta, Ga.