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ATARC's Federal Law Enforcement IT Summit

August 28, 2024, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM ET | Carahsoft Collaboration Center - Reston, VA

6.0 CPE Credits Available for this Event***

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7:30 AM

Registration   |    Breakfast

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8:45 AM

Opening Keynote Briefing

Adele Merritt

Adele Merritt

Chief Information Officer, Intelligence Community (invited)

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9:05 AM

Panel: Securing Tomorrow: Navigating Cyber Challenges in Law Enforcement

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, law enforcement agencies face a multitude of cybersecurity challenges that demand innovative solutions and collaborative strategies. This panel will convene federal officials alongside industry leaders and academic experts to dissect the evolving landscape of cyber threats and vulnerabilities confronting law enforcement operations.

Through a nuanced exploration of proactive prevention measures, real-time detection capabilities, and swift response protocols, the panel aims to uncover actionable insights and best practices for bolstering the cybersecurity posture of law enforcement agencies at all levels. From the intricacies of threat intelligence sharing to the ethical considerations surrounding data privacy and governance, the discussion will navigate the complex intersection of cybersecurity and law enforcement, offering valuable perspectives to inform policy decisions and operational initiatives.

Join us as we delve into the frontline of cybersecurity defense, empowering stakeholders with the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard our communities in the digital age.

Jason Bilnoski

Jason Bilnoski

Section Chief, Senior Liaison Officer to NSA and US Cyber Command (invited)

Shane Barney

Shane Barney

Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)

Joseph Szczerba

Joseph Szczerba

Section Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation (invited)

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10:50 AM

Panel: Balancing Act: Data Privacy and Governance in Law Enforcement

In an age where data is both a critical asset and a potential liability, law enforcement agencies grapple with the intricate balance between leveraging information for public safety while safeguarding privacy rights. This panel convenes federal officials to unravel the complex web of the collection, storage, and utilization of data within law enforcement operations

By fostering dialogue on transparency, accountability, and the responsible use of data, this discussion aims to chart a course towards a future where technological innovation harmonizes seamlessly with perimeters of data storage and use in an IT ecosystem

Jamie Konstas

Jamie Konstas

Chief Data Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation (invited)

Cynthia Barnett-Ryan

Cynthia Barnett-Ryan

Senior Advisor for Policing Data, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (invited)

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11:40 AM

Lunch   |   Emerging Technology Showcase

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12:55 PM

Afternoon Keynote Briefing

Melinda Rogers

Melinda Rogers

Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Justice invited)

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1:20 PM

Panel: Emerging Technologies Use in Law Enforcement Agencies

Rapid technological advancement has ushered in a new era for law enforcement, where emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics are reshaping operational paradigms. This panel convenes federal officials, industry leaders, and academic experts to dissect the transformative impact of these cutting-edge tools.

By fostering dialogue on implementing new technologies, this discussion aims to chart a path towards harnessing the full potential of emerging technologies and their usages among Federal Agencies.

Richard Sabo

Richard Sabo

Senior Advisor, Software Solutions, U.S. Secret Service (invited)

Michael Maxwell

Michael Maxwell

Special Agent in Charge, Office of Investigative Technology, Drug Enforcement Agency (invited)

Heidi Myers

Heidi Myers

Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)

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2:10 PM

Panel: From Cloud to Command Center: Strengthening IT Infrastructure

In an increasingly interconnected and digitized landscape, the resilience of IT infrastructure is paramount for law enforcement agencies tasked with safeguarding communities and upholding public safety. This panel convenes experts to explore strategies for fortifying the digital backbone of law enforcement operations.

From embracing cloud computing to implementing robust disaster recovery protocols, panelists will dissect the key pillars of resilient IT infrastructure. Moreover, in an era plagued by cyber threats and vulnerabilities, cybersecurity resilience planning takes center stage. Through a nuanced examination of threat landscapes, risk assessments, and proactive mitigation measures, the panel aims to empower agencies with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate evolving cyber challenges.

Mark James

Mark James

Director, OIT Enterprise Cloud Services Division, U.S. Customs Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)

Brett Leatherman

Brett Leatherman

Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division Federal Bureau of Investigation (invited)

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Live. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.