Secure Information and Intelligence Sharing

September 14th at 12PM

Program will discuss:

  • Progress Report on Information & Intelligence Sharing Programs
  • Key Initiatives ongoing to Improve Secure Information Sharing
  • Identifying what Type of Information needs to be Sharedy
  • How Fusion Centers are Key to Reaching out to the Private Sector
  • A Vision for The Future for Secure Information and Intelligence Sharing

Bart R. Johnson– Principal Dputy Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis/Dept of Homeland Security
David M. Wennergren– Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology / Deputy Chief Information Officer
Theresa Lynn Hadden– IT Systems Architect/Fairfax County Government
Timothy Brown– SVP Distinguished Engineer, Security Management, CA Technologies
Sam Chun– Director, Cyber Security Practice, HP Enterprise Services
Allan Thompson– Executive Vice President, Operations, Dataguise Inc

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 government wide 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.

Bart R. Johnson
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Bart R. Johnson was appointed the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in April 2009. He serves as the second-ranking official in the office charged with providing the Secretary, her senior leadership, the DHS components, and state, local, tribal and private sector partners with the homeland security intelligence and information they need to keep the country safe. I&A is also a member of and DHS liaison to the national Intelligence Community.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Johnson served as the Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement (HSLE) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this capacity, Mr. Johnson was the principal advisor to the Director and his executive staff for HSLE issues, and primary subject matter expert on missions, capabilities, and organizations of the Intelligence Community’s homeland security and law enforcement Federal, State, local, and tribal (FSLT) partners. His work focused on facilitating two-way communication between the IC and FSLT customers and assisting in identifying current and projected needs. Mr. Johnson was—and remains—deeply engaged with key Federal partners to ensure that the national network of state and local fusion centers is supported and functioning at standards established in the Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers. To ensure that the IC takes into account the needs of the SLT, he developed the Partners Group, which is comprised of FSLT leaders from across the country to directly interface with the Director of National Intelligence on FSLT capabilities, issues, best practices and contributions to national and homeland security.

Before joining the federal government, Mr. Johnson served as a Colonel with the New York State Police. He has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, 24 of them with the New York State Police. He began his career as a police officer in Peekskill, New York, in 1977, and he then rose through the ranks of the state police. During that time he participated in a number of complex and high-level criminal investigations. He retired from the state police as the Field Commander—a position that oversaw the daily activities of nearly 5,000 sworn members of the agency.

Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Mr. Johnson became involved in counterterrorism when he was tasked to develop a preparedness, response and prevention capability within the state police. His efforts led to the establishment of the New York State Police Office of Counter-Terrorism in February 2003, which Mr. Johnson commanded as Lieutenant Colonel and which evolved into the current New York State Intelligence Center. Mr. Johnson is a former Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Committee and former Chair of the Global Intelligence Working Group and Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council. These positions exposed him to a number of national intelligence efforts as well as the development and establishment of the National Fusion Center Network. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Committee on Terrorism.

Mr. Johnson has received numerous awards, including the Superintendent’s Commendation and the Federal 100 Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Economics from Empire State College. Mr. Johnson has been married to his wife Maryann for more than 30 years and has three grown children, Erik, Kristen and Amy.

Dave Wennergren

Mr. David M. Wennergren serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology / Deputy Chief Information Officer, providing top-level advocacy in creating a unified information management and technology vision for the Department and ensuring the delivery of the capabilities required to achieve the Department’s transformation to net centric operations. In addition to his duties as Deputy CIO, Mr. Wennergren is the Vice Chair of the U.S. Government’s Federal CIO Council. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Defense Identity Protection and Management Senior Coordinating Group.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Wennergren served for four years as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO), during which time he also served as the Department of the Navy’s Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer. Prior to becoming the DON CIO, he served for four years as the DON Deputy CIO for Enterprise Integration and Security. Past assignments also included, the Head, Plans and Policy Branch within the Shore Installation Management Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), the Economic Support Team Leader on the Department of the Navy’s Base Structure Analysis Team (BSAT) during the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process for BRAC-93 and BRAC-95, Commercial Activities Program planning and review in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), participating in the Navy’s BRAC-91 process, and working as a management analyst at both the Naval Industrial Resources Support Activity and the Naval Air Technical Services Facility.

Mr. Wennergren received his B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Mansfield State University. He was a recipient of a Secretary of the Navy Civilian Fellowship in Financial Management, culminating in a Master of Public Policy (MPP) in Public Sector Financial Management from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs. He has received the Department of the Navy Distinguished, Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award. Other honors include being selected as the Federal CIO Council 2008 Azimuth Award winner, the Government Computer News 2005 Defense Executive of the Year, the 2006 John J. Franke Jr. Award from the American Council for Technology, the Federal Computer Week 2006 Eagle Award, three Federal Computer Week Fed 100 Awards, the Computerworld Premiere 100 Award, and the 2008 General James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year. He is also honored to have worked in two organizations that were awarded the Department of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Theresa Lynn Hadden
Information Architect
Fairfax County, VA

Ms. Hadden has been working in the field of Information Technology for over 15 years. She has been a programmer, an application consultant, a senior software engineer, a project manager and an information architect. She received her MBA in 1985.

In 1995, Ms. Hadden began work in Information Technology as an applications consultant in the Office of Computing Services at Louisiana State University.

In 1998, Ms. Hadden moved to Virginia to accept a position as Senior Software Engineer for Signal Corporation. She participated in the design and development of the General Services Administration’s Tracking and Ordering System.

Ms. Hadden was employed by Fairfax County’s Public Library System in 1999 as an Internet Architect. In that capacity she maintained the Library’s Internet site including implementation of its online catalog. In the year 2000, she accepted her current position Information Architect with Fairfax County’s Department of Information Technology. Ms. Hadden was an integral part of the team that moved the County’s Web site from a traditional stovepipe agency-centric focus to a site focused around common subjects of interest identified by Fairfax County citizens. An article entitled “Fairfax County, Virginia: County Implements Constituent-centric e-Government Design” compiled by Public Sector CXO rated this project extremely transferable to other government jurisdictions. Her focus in that project on identifying and meeting the needs of citizens as they search for government information led to her involvement in the Government without Boundaries project which was a proto-type for integrating information across all levels of government- Federal, State and Local. As Chair of the Parks and Recreation Sub-committee on that project, she led the team in successfully integrating park related information from the State of Virginia, State of New Jersey, Fairfax County and the Department of Interior. During the course of that project she worked with new technologies like XML, ebXML and web services. Her focus then moved to designing a blue print for how information, both structured and unstructured can be integrated across the County Enterprise. She lead teams in deploying a County Wide Web Content Management System, a County Wide IT System Inventory and a Project Dashboard. Most recently, she designed and implemented a National Capital Region (NCR) Data Exchange Hub (DEH) – a real-time interactive Service Oriented Architecture designed to strengthen the flow of information between Emergency Support Functions within National Capital Region. Most recently she deployed a data exchange between The Computer Aided Dispatch Systems (CAD) of the Fire Departments of Arlington County, Alexandria City and Fairfax County which facilitates real time unit status updates and automated request for resources between the systems dramatically reducing response times of Mutual Aid Units.

Tim Brown
Senior Vice President, Chief Security Architect
Security Management Business Unit
CA Technologies

Tim Brown, is a senior vice president and chief architect for Security Management at CA, Inc. He has overall technical direction and oversight responsibilities for the CA security products. This includes CA solutions in the areas of Identity Management, Role Modeling and Management, Server Security (Access Control), Data Loss Protection, Web Access management and Single Sign-on (SSO). With more than 20 years of information security expertise, Brown has been involved in many areas of security including compliance, threat research, vulnerability management, consumer and enterprise identity and access management, network security, encryption and managed security services.

Brown has worked with many companies and government agencies to implement sound and practical security policies and solutions. Recently he provided expert testimony at a hearing entitled “Cyber Security R&D” before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. In his testimony, Brown represented the views of the Business Software Alliance and CA regarding the state of cyber security education, research and public and private sector partnerships. Brown also is a frequent speaker on Cloud Security, Identity and Privacy.

Prior to joining CA he spent 12 years at Symantec where in the CTO office he was responsible for companywide technical architecture, integration, gap analysis and technical strategy. Prior to joining the Symantec CTO office Brown focused on Symantec’s enterprise security architecture and the collection, correlation and prioritization of security data. Brown joined Symantec through the company’s acquisition of Axent Technologies. At Axent he was responsible for the Identity Management, SSO and multifactor authentication products.

Brown is an avid inventor with 15 filed patents in the areas of next generation identity services, Endpoint Virtualization, Data Loss Prevention, Network Access Control, and fine grained entitlements. He is active in promoting cross-industry initiatives and has participated on a number of standards boards.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and continues his education with the Wharton School of Business Executive Education program.

Sam Chun
Director, Cyber Security Practice
EDS U.S. Public Sector

Samuel Chun is the Director of the Cyber Security Practice for EDS U.S. Public Sector. He is responsible for the strategy, portfolio development and industry messaging of all cyber security solutions for EDS U.S. Public Sector clients.

Chun joined EDS, an HP company, in 2008 from the joint program office of the Secure Information Sharing Architecture Alliance (SISA), a security consortium led by Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC for the global government market. Previously he was the director of information assurance for the Enterprise Technical Services Division of TechTeam Government Solutions where he served for 10 years in a variety of internal and external security roles, including leading the company’s compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He was also an infrastructure consultant for SRA International.

Chun holds a variety of industry certifications, including being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is an industry authority on information security and a prolific writer having authored numerous chapters in the Information Security Management Handbook series, of which he serves as a regular contributor. He has also had articles published in works such as the Homeland Defense Journal, IT Security Magazine and Government Security News. Recently Chun provided expert testimony on the “State of Federal Information Security” at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. Chun is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.

Allan Thompson
Executive Vice President, Operations
Dataguise Inc

Allan was VP of business development in the data protection unit of McAfee, Inc. McAfee acquired DLP vendor Reconnex where Allan was instrumental in the acquisition. Prior to McAfee, he was the SVP of enterprise sales and business development for anti-spyware firm Tenebril, Inc. Allan was also the president and CEO of Senforce Technologies, Inc. Prior to Senforce, he was the VP of business development for IntruVert Networks, a pioneer of intrusion prevention network appliances. Under Allan’s guidance it was acquired by McAfee. He was also SVP of global alliances and marketing at Trend Micro where he was responsible for global partnerships, channels and integrated worldwide marketing strategy. Allan grew sales 300% year-over-year both before and after Trend Micro’s Initial Public Offering (IPO). Four out of the last five security companies that Allan has held executive posts at have been Gartner Visionary or Magic Quadrant leaders. Allan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University.