EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE WITH PEGGY SHERRY, CFO, DHS
The Council was honored to host Peggy Sherry, Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, at our April Executive Roundtable. Ms. Sherry discussed how the Department is strategizing to comply with sequestration and the overall constricting budget environment. Members also learned more about her relationship working with component CFOs and dealing with the Department's 13 financial systems.
ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
The Council held our 9th Annual Members Meeting on Thursday, March 28th and released our 2012 Annual Report, outlining our successful year of Thought Leadership initiatives, Executive Tours, Executive Roundtables, and Public Policy activities. We were honored to have Bob Kolasky from NPPD, keynote the meeting. The Director of DHS' Integrated Task Force discussed the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, as well as Executive Order 13636 on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
CHAIRMAN MCCAUL SPEAKS BEFORE MEMBERS AT MARCH EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke to a group of senior executives at our March Executive Roundtable. Chairman McCaul discussed his priorities as the new Chairman of the Committee, and specifically focused on his cyber security legislation and related bills currently being considered in the House. Members also discussed with the Chairman issues surrounding border security, TSA, and the management functions of the Department. Dave Patterson, President of Intel Federal LLC, moderated this discussion on behalf of our members.
FEDERAL CLOUD SECURITY SYMPOSIUM & NATIONAL CONVERSATION
The Council held a half symposium on myths about security in cloud computing and how the federal government adopts and deploys cloud solutions. Following the symposium, the HSDBC National Conversation was held on unresolved issues in federal cloud computing with Kevin Deeley - Deputy CIO at DoJ, Richard Spires - CIO at DHS, and Mark Ryland - Chief Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.