Secure Cloud Computing- “Progress & Best Practices”

Program will discuss:

  • Key Initiatives & Progress Made in Cloud Computing
  • NASA Ames Nebula and DISA RACE Case Studies
  • GSA Cloud Computing Storefront Update
  • Barriers or Contraints to still overcome in getting to a Secure Cloud Environment
  • A Future Vision for the next 1-2 Years in Cloud Computing

David McClure– Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, GSA
Col. Kevin Foster– OSD
Chris Kemp– CTO, NASA
Curt Aubley– Technology Officer CTO Operations & Next Generation Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services
Edward White– Senior Director of Civilian Business Development, McAfee
Russell Dietz– Vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), SafeNet

Moderator: Jim Flyzik -Flyzik Group

About the Panel

Jim Flyzik
The Flyzik Group


Jim Flyzik is the President of TheFlyzikGroup . The company specializes in Strategic Business Consulting, Performance Based Contracting Consulting and Training and Thought Leadership media events. The company assists small, medium and large companies in providing world-class government services. Jim also serves as the Chairman of the Information Technology Association of America Committee on Homeland Security. Jim also hosts the monthly radio program, The Federal Executive Forum on WFED 1500 AM and .

Jim served over 27 years in the federal government. He served as Senior Advisor to Governor Ridge in the White House Office of Homeland Security (OHS). He provided advice to OHS on the National Strategy and Information Management in support of the OHS mission. From February 1998 until December 2002, Jim also served as the Vice Chair of the Federal Government CIO Council overseeing numerous governmentwide IT initiatives. He was also a member of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.

Prior to this, from August 1997 until April 2002, Jim was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Treasury. He provided oversight, strategic planning and management direction on over $3.0 billion in annual information technology and information infrastructure programs within Treasury and its fourteen Bureaus. Jim also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Management for the Treasury Department from January 20, 2001 until February 8, 2002. In that role he provided oversight of all Treasury bureaus and served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters involving the internal management of the Department and its bureaus. Jim received the Secretary Certificate of Appreciation on February 12, 2002 for his efforts during this transition period.

Prior to his Treasury positions, Jim worked for 15 years at the U.S. Secret Service where he held key IT management positions, including the Chief of the Communications Division, providing world class telecommunications in support of Secret Service tactical and operational requirements.
Jim served as Team Leader on Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review (NPR) Information Technology Team. Following this assignment, he was selected as Chairman of the Government Information Technology Services Working Group, to implement the NPR Information Technology recommendations and coordinate the government services portion of the National Information Infrastructure (NII). He was given the prestigious Eagle Award as the government information technology executive of the year in 1994, a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 1995, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Award for Excellence in Information Technology in 1996, the AFFIRM Award for Outstanding Service to the Citizens in 1997, the Industry Advisory Council Award for Special Achievements and Leadership in 1997, the AFFIRM IRM Executive of the Year Award in 1998, and the Distinguished Rank Executive Award from President Clinton in 1999. In 2001 the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils presented him the John J. Franke award for outstanding government service. In March 2002, Jim was selected by the Federal CIO Council to receive the Azimuth Award as the Government Executive of the Year.

Jim has extensive public speaking experience and frequently serves as a featured speaker at industry events. He has developed, and currently teaches part-time, a graduate level course on Information Systems Security and Risk Assessment at the University of Maryland. Jim was given the Stanley J. Drazek Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 by the University of Maryland.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland with an area of concentration in Information Systems Management.

David McClure
Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications

David McClure was appointed as the Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications (OCS/C) in the General Services Administration on August 26, 2009. The Office of Citizen Services fosters public engagement by using innovative technologies to connect citizens to government information and services. As part of this effort, OCSC runs the award-winning, the official website of the federal government. His office is rapidly becoming a leader in the use of new media and Web 2.0 technologies to bring government to citizens and citizens to government. Through its websites, call centers, publications, and other programs, OCSC facilitates more than 200 million citizen touchpoints a year. OCSC is also facilitating government-wide capabilities to support the President’s Open Government Directive, such as idea management and challenge solutions. In addition, McClure is involved in implementing OMB’s government-wide cloud computing strategy via and other avenues.

McClure most recently served as the managing vice president for Gartner Inc.’s Government research team. There, he managed the global government research agenda and analyst support and was lead researcher on government information technology management practices. McClure also served on the Obama-Biden Transformation, Innovation, and Government Reform Transition Team, which examined federal agency IT plans and status for the incoming administration.

Before working at Gartner, McClure served as vice president for e-government and technology at the Council for Excellence in Government. Previously, McClure had an 18-year career with the Government Accountability Office, where he conducted wide-ranging IT management reviews in almost all major Cabinet departments and agencies. He was instrumental in starting and creating GAO’s “best practice” guidance for IT investment and capital planning, IT security, IT performance management, and IT architecture. He also served as ex-officio member of the Federal Chief Information Officer Council from its inception in 1996 through 2001.

McClure provided key input on major federal government IT reform legislation, such as the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 that created federal government CIOs and IT business case requirements, and the e-Government Act of 2002. He is a three-time winner of Federal Computer Week’s “Top Federal 100″ (1998, 2001, and 2004) for impact on government IT directions and improvements. Because of notable impact on government management reforms, he was elected as a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009. He also serves as a Member of the Commissioner’s Future Systems Technology Advisory Panel at the Social Security Administration.

McClure received his Bachelor of Arts degree and a master’s in political science from the University of Texas, and a doctorate in public policy from the University of North Texas. He also completed post-graduate work in IT management at Harvard and George Washington universities.

Chris C. Kemp

Chris C. Kemp is NASA’s first Chief Technology Officer for IT. As CTO, Chris is responsible for NASA’s entire Enterprise Architecture and for introducing new and emerging technologies into NASA’s IT roadmap. He leads a number of innovative IT pilot projects at NASA, including the Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and is also responsible for NASA’s contributions to the White House Open Government Initiative.

Kemp joined NASA Ames Research Center in 2006 as Director of Strategic Business Development and helped forge partnerships with Google and Microsoft. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Chief Information Officer where he was responsible for much of the IT infrastructure at NASA Ames and several NASA-wide services, including NASA’s IT Security Operations Center.

In addition to serving as Chairman of NASA’s Web Council, Chris is the Co-Chairman of the Federal Cloud Computing Standards Working Group under Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, and is a member of the Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee.

Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community, the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia, and the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain.

Curt Aubley
Chief Technology Officer CTO Operations & Next Generation Solutions
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services

Curt Aubley is the Chief Technology Officer of CTO Operations & Next Generation Solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services (LMIS&GS). In this capacity, Aubley is responsible for leading the creation of next generation infrastructure, cyber security vendor management, and service management solutions, across Lockheed Martin product lines. He also leads Lockheed Martin IS&GS’s NexGen Innovation & vendor technology evaluation team that investigates next generation customer focused solution innovations. This includes leading the solution architecture using agile development engineering techniques & ITIL operational processes for key new business captures including the FAA AFSS, USAF AFPCA, US Army USACE, JPL, and NASA ODIN contracts and was the recipient of the Lockheed Martin Nova Award and LMIT Presidents awards.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2002, Mr. Aubley has held positions of increasing responsibility including: Member of Technical Staff, Raytheon Digital Systems Lab; Commander and Chief Communications Engineer, Mogadishu, Somalia CPT US Army; Computer Systems Performance Engineer, US Army Computer Engineering Center (TIC); Vice President of Performance & Engineering, Neal Nelson & Associates; Level 7 Senior System Engineer, AT&T, Chief Systems Architect, NCR; CEO & CTO Of MightyView; Chief Information Officer of OAO Corporation; and Chief Technology Officer of OAO Corporation.

Mr. Aubley is a subject matter expert in Solution Architectures, Virtualization, Virtualization Automation & Management, Security, and Computer performance and has published various papers and articles on Innovation, Service Level Managements, ITIL, System Engineering, Virtualization, Enterprise Service Management, Security, UNIX, Linux, Networking, Windows NT/2000, security, and computer performance. HE has published articles and papers for: Lockheed Martin, Department of Defense, Sunworld Magazine, Windows NT Magazine, InfoWorld, Windows Magazine, and LMIT’s Precision customer publication. He has also authored two books published by Prentice Hall: Tuning and Sizing NT Server (1998) and Tuning and Sizing Windows 2000 for Maximum Performance (2001) which are both in their second printings.

Aubley holds a variety of credentials including: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), NSA INFOSEC Assessment & Evaluation Methodologies (NSA IAM & IEM), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and completed computer engineering graduate work while attending the Air Force Institute of Technology located in Dayton, OH where he completed the U.S. Army’s Teleprocessing Operations Officer Course.

Ed White
Senior Director of Civilian Business Development

Ed White is the Senior Director of Civilian Business Development for McAfee Public Sector. He is responsible for developing McAfee’s strategy for supporting the needs and policies affecting the Federal government Civilian Agencies as well as the Critical Infrastructure (CIP,CI/KR), and Healthcare Communities. A 20 year veteran of the Federal IT industry, Ed started his career in public service within the Intelligence Community and since moving to the private sector has held leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, HP/EDS, EMC, Wang, and McAfee. In addition, Ed actively serves as McAfee’s representative supporting DHS’ Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC), IT-SCC (IT Sector Coordinating Council), Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG), and co-chairs the IT-SCC Protective Programs Committee and the Enduring Security Framework (ESF) Taxonomy Committee. Ed holds a BSBA from Old Dominion University.

Russell Dietz
Vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Russell Dietz joined SafeNet in February 2009 as vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mr. Dietz, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, leads the strategic positioning and migration of new technologies into SafeNet, assuring the continued impact of new technologies on the Company’s highly successful solutions portfolio.

Mr. Dietz has held multiple CTO positions for high tech companies including Hifn, Inc. where he led company efforts in defining the next generation of security, service and network processing solutions, and Apptitude where he drove the vision, strategy and architecture of the application and flow classification solutions, MeterFlow and MeterWorks.

Mr. Dietz was the founder and VP of engineering for Technically Elite, and previously held various management and technical spots at Magnavox Electronic Systems and Digital Equipment Corporation. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IEEE, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) and was the chairperson of the Network Processing Forum. To date, Mr. Dietz has been awarded 20 patents in the fields of data communications traffic analysis, behavior, security and data protection.