Online registration is now closed. You can register on-site at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at 6:30 AM on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Mission Interoperability: Technology and Standards
Government agencies are improving mission performance through responsible information sharing and the use of interoperability standards to help better fulfill missions in the areas of cybersecurity, homeland security, law-enforcement and more.  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) Information Sharing Environment (ISE) is continually establishing pathways to better use their interoperability framework including the upcoming release of “Project Interoperability.”  “Project Interoperability” is in the process of being established by the ISE’s Standards Coordinating Council, of which AFCEA is a member. This initiative provides a so-called “greatest hits” of best practices developed over the last decade around terrorism and homeland security information sharing. 

On the cybersecurity front, many federal and industry leaders are focusing on more robust applications of ISE frameworks including threat modeling and setting data standards to create greater cross-domain cybersecurity defenses.

Join AFCEA Bethesda on April 9, 2014, for “Mission Interoperability: Technology and Standards.” This breakfast panel, which is produced in conjunction with the ISE and other top federal IT leaders, will discuss the future of mission interoperability, creating standards and improving mission efficacy.
Panelists will discuss:
  • Identifying high-priority standards activities that can be coordinated across standards development organizations for greater return on resources
  • Developing information sharing architectures and standards-based implementations that enable more successful mission delivery
  • Achieving greater interoperability through standards-based acquisition
  • Advancing responsible information sharing to further counterterrorism, homeland security, and cybersecurity missions
  • Using tools and techniques to increase information sharing and Information awareness, while maximizing benefit and minimizing impact on the sources
  • Funding data sharing initiatives
  • Resourcing information sharing initiative
  • Driving responsible information sharing by interconnecting existing networks and systems with strong identity, access, and discovery capabilities
About Project Interoperability
Project Interoperability is a collaborative, participatory, and transparent guide for information interoperability across all aspects of government and the private sector.  The goal of Project Interoperability is to help government and the private sector identify a baseline of terms, tools and techniques to create an information sharing network in mission-agnostic terms and for any type of information sharing. We are trying to normalize the way information sharing technology is developed. If we’re all using different terms to achieve interoperability capabilities, we aren’t going to end up with interoperable systems, and we’re going to pay for duplicative systems and excessive costs. 

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Moderator: Roslyn Mazer
Joseph Bodmer
Michael Brody
Cheri Caddy
Alex Fischoff
Event Location
Bethesda North Marriott
and Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852

Metro Stop: White Flint
Red Line

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