Online registration is now closed. You can register on-site at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at 6:30 AM on Friday, March 7, 2014.

The growing number of cyber attacks on Federal government networks are increasing in sophistication, becoming more aggressive, more dynamic and agencies are quickly looking to implement continuous monitoring methods, diagnosis and mitigation tools. Agencies are moving forward quickly in part due to an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo calling agencies to develop a security control continuous monitoring strategy by the end of February 2014 in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The first task order off of the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) contract vehicle – managed by the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) – was awarded in January.

Join AFCEA Bethesda on March 7, 2014, for “Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation 2014 Outlook,” a breakfast panel with top federal IT and security leaders on the state of the CDM program and how agencies are using their own funding to implement the software and services for specific applications or systems.
Panelists will discuss:
  • How the CDM program will provide specialized information technology (IT) tools, and Continuous Monitoring-as-a-Service (CMaaS) to combat cyber threats in the civilian “.gov” networks
  • The development and implementation of a cyber risk management framework
  • How the CDM approach moves away from historical compliance reporting and toward combating threats to the nation’s networks on a real time basis
  • How tools and services delivered through the CDM Program will enhance risk-based decision making at the agency and federal enterprise level
  • How information obtained from the automated monitoring tools will allow for the correlation and analysis of security-related information across the federal enterprise
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Don Matheson
Sharon Jurado
Mark Kneidinger
Scott Robertson
Event Location
Bethesda North Marriott
and Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD

Metro Stop: White Flint
Red Line

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