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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

Bobby Duffy, DHS OIG

Vincent Sritapan, DHS

Industry Chair

Jon Johnson, Redhorse


Tom Suder


Pat Benito

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 ChairGigi Vatter, FAA,

Industry Vice Chair – Kim Hancher, Deep Water Solutions,

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

Industry Vice Chair – Rich Greene, Managing Principal, Verizon

MITRE ChairMarie 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 ChairSuro Sen, Redhorse,

Mike Ligas, Director, Lookout

Industry Vice Chair – Gary Bradt, Vice President, Public Sector, Zimperium

Matthew Landa, Director of Civilian Sales, Secusmart

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 ChairTom 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.

Government ChairJacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, GSA

Government Vice Chairs – Lance Brown, Management Analyst, FAA

Kristia Hayes, Information Technology Specialist, DOT

Industry Vice ChairsChris Gorman, Managing Partner, Monkton

Reena Vij, Go-To-Market Leader, IBM

Unified Endpoint Management Project Team

This Project Team will examine a variety of mobile management topics including: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). The group will analyze the technologies within these areas, as well their interaction and integration.

Government Chair – Bobby Duffy, Principal IT Advisor, DHS OIG, NIST

Industry Chair – Molly Brais, Enterprise Account Manager, BlackBerry  

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 ChairDiane Hanf, Systems Engineer, MITRE

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