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

Leadership team

Government Vice Chairs

Sam Navarro, GSA

Lon Gowen, USAID

Vincent Sritapan, DHS

Jon Johnson, NASA SEWP

 

Industry Chair

ATARC Chair

Tom Suder

MITRE Chair

Pat Benito

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

This project team will focus on the Data Center Optimization Initiative, examining data center strategies and the transition to cloud and inter-agency shared services. The team will examine lessons learned, discuss DCOI strategic plans and new government policies that may impact DCOI.

Government Chair
Ethan Miller, ISSO, DISA

Industry Chair
Kimberly Hancher, Deep Water Point, Pincipal Consultant

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 Co-Chairs 

Marie Collins, Senior Principal 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 Chairs

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

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 Chair

Kelly Adams, Marketing Director, GSA

Government Vice Chairs

Lance Brown, Management Analyst, FAA

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

5G Project Team

This project team will examine concerns surrounding this new technology including interface problems, espionage, radiation, and financial burden.

Government Chair

Sam Navarro, Mobility COI

MITRE Chair

DJ Shyy, Principle Communications Engineer

Upcoming Events

Thu 29
Sep 04

Cloud & Infrastructure Working Group Launch

September 4 @ 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sep 26