Mobile Working Group
The ATARC Mobile Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal mobility community. Working in collaboration with the cross-agency Mobile Services Category Team, the group’s goal is to provide the Federal Government with recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge mobile solutions.
Key Group Objectives
- Form dedicated Project Teams that work together with government participants and focus on specific Mobile topic areas
- Identify mobile technology and associated contract vehicles that government can utilize to procure mobile products, services and solutions
- Define mobile sub-components as defined in Mobile Services Category Team’s Mobile Services Roadmap
Key Group Activities
- Bi-weekly status call with members of your project team
- Ability to attend meetings for all other project teams
- Organize government and industry events hosted by your project team
- Quarterly in-person meetings at government location
- Project deliverables to support Mobile Services Category Team
- Weekly leadership call to discuss project activities & progress
Working Group Project Teams
The ATARC Mobile Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal mobility community. The group’s goal is to provide the Federal Government with recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge mobile solutions.s
Government Vice Chairs
Sam Navarro, GSA
Lon Gowen, USAID
Bobby Duffy, DHS OIG
Vincent Sritapan, DHS
Jon Johnson, Redhorse
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
As Federal agencies develop guidance on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), lessons can be learned from other agencies who have already implemented BYOD policies and programs. This project team will examine BYOD use cases within the government, as well as the risk and cost-benefit analyses that have been developed. Managed device services and mobile workforce management will also be a focus of this group.
Government Chair – Ethan Miller, Project Manager, DISA
Government Vice Chair – Gigi Vatter, FAA
Industry Vice Chair – Kim Hancher, Deep Water Point
MITRE Chair – Pat Benito, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MIT
Emerging Technology Project Team
This project team will examine the art of the possible, focusing on disruptive mobile technologies and innovation that will impact the way a government agency conducts its daily business. Among the technologies that will be examined will include Virtual SIMs, Controlled Unclassified Information for Voice, and Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Wearables Virtual Reality, 5G and Drones.
Government Chair – Lon Gowen, Chief Technologist & Special Advisor to the CIO, USAID
MITRE Chair – Marie Collins, Senior Principle Security Engineer
Nancy Ross, Principal Systems Engineer
Identity Management Project Team
This project team will examine a crucial component of mobile, identity management. The project team will analyze various components of the trusted execution environment including Identity and Access Management (IdAM), Credentials and Access Management (ICAM), Derived Credentials, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC).
Government Chair – Simone Reese, Product Lead, USDA
Government Vice Chair – Jordan Packham, IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GSA
Industry Chair – Sean Frazier, Advisory CISO — Federal, Duo Security
Industry Vice Chair – Wendy Fairfield, Vice President, Strategy & Operations, SurePassID
MITRE Chair – Mark Russell, Lead Infosec Engineer, MITRE
Mobile Security Project Team
The project team will examine all facets of mobile security, analyzing mobile security tools and recommended best practices for securing the mobile device. The team will also work on projects such as vetting of mobile applications for software vulnerabilities, and examination of FISMA metrics and other mobile security standards.
Government Chair – Vincent Sritapan, Program Manager, DHS S&T
Government Vice Chair – Bob Clemons, Technical Leader, NSA
DJ Kachman, Director, Mobile and Security Technologies, VA
Marc Wine, Senior Advisor, Federal Health IT, VA
Industry Chair – Suro Sen, SENTECH Corporation
Mike Ligas, Director, Lookout
Industry Vice Chair – Gary Bradt, Vice President, Public Sector, Zimperium
MITRE Chair – Marie Collins, Senior Principal Security Engineer
Mobile Agency Engagement Project Team
This project team will engage with a variety of Federal agencies, listening to their mobile challenges and pain paints, and then providing potential solutions utilizing a category management approach.
Government Chairs – Jacqueline Lampert, Communication Manager, NIH NITAAC
Mike Vande Woude, Program Manager, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), GSA
Government Vice Chairs – Vernelle Archer, Director, USDA
Debra Zink, Program Manager, FAA
ATARC Chair – Tom Suder, President, ATARC
Mobile Customer Experience Project Team
This project team will examine ways that Federal agencies can better utilize customer experience technologies and techniques to improve the public-facing mobile applications that serve the citizens of the United States. This team also focuses on the IDEA Act which seeks to close the technology gap between government and the private sector, while promoting greater availability of digital forms, e-signatures, and a more user-friendly experience .
Government Chair – Jacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, GSA
Government Vice Chairs – Lance Brown, Management Analyst, FAA
Reena Vij, Go-To-Market Leader, IBM
Strategic Sourcing Project Team
This project team will examine strategic sourcing components surrounding mobile and analyze the challenges faced for agencies to successfully budget and procure mobile solutions for a government agency.
NASA SEWP Chair – Betsy Sirk, IT Program Manager, NASA SEWP Program Management Office
NIH NITAAC Chair – Wendy Lazernik, Executive Outreach, NIH NITAAC GWAC Program
MITRE Chair – Diane Hanf, Systems Engineer, MITRE
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