SafeGov.org is a forum for IT providers and leading industry experts dedicated to promoting trusted and responsible cloud
computing solutions for the public sector. By fostering a more comprehensive understanding of cloud technologies, including
their benefits, capabilities and limitations, SafeGov.org works to empower government users to make well-informed procurement
choices from the growing universe of marketplace offerings.
- IT Providers
- Public Sector
- Government Users
- Experts: SafeGov.org contributors include leading industry experts dedicated to fostering a better understanding of both the benefits
and challenges of cloud computing and proposing solutions and guidance to ensure customers are equipped with an IT infrastructure
that best meet the needs of users and funding agencies.
- Scott Andersen: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Director of Cloud Computing, Lockheed Martin: Scott Andersen recently joined Lockheed Martin
IS&GS with 15 years of experience from Microsoft where he served as the Director of Cloud Computing. Andersen consults with
sophisticated technical teams across the organization to help drive technical and "go-to-market" strategies and commercial
best practices. Andersen earned his BS from Indiana University. Andersen holds positions on the Board of Directors and the
Board of Education for the IASA (International Association of Software Architects).
- Julie Anderson: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Managing Director, Civitas Group: Julie M. Anderson is an expert in the management of government
and organizational transformation. Before joining the Civitas team she served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy
and Planning and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the
Obama Administration. Prior to her appointment, she worked for IBM Public Sector Global Business Services as an associate
partner focusing on strategy for health care, homeland security, and cyber security markets.
- Scott Aken: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Vice President of Strategic Ventures, L-3 STRATIS: Scott Aken has almost 15 years experience
in information security and is an expert in cyber strategy. He currently manages the Strategic Ventures team within the Chief
Growth Office. This office develops corporate-wide cyber strategies, cyber product and solution offerings, determines key
investments, completes strategic partnering, and provides thought leadership within the cyber domain. Prior to L-3, he was
Vice President for Cyber Operations at SAIC and a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While at the FBI,
he specialized in cyber counterintelligence computer intrusion investigations and was a member of their elite Cyber Action
Team. Prior to the FBI, he spent nine years working in the software and Internet industry including being a Vice President
of Program Management for VeriSign / Network Solutions and Sr. Manager in General Electric’s Information Systems business
- Bob Butler: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Senior Advisor, Chertoff Group: Bob Butler serves as a senior advisor to The Chertoff Group
offering specific insight and advice on the current threat landscape as it relates to cyber and the innovative, cost-effective
solutions being sought to counter this evolving threat. He also serves as a Special Government Expert to the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and other organizations on cyber security. He was recently appointed
as the chairman of the Texas State Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council. Previously, Mr. Butler served
as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy (August 2009-August 2011.) In this role, Mr. Butler acted
as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and other Defense leaders on the development of cyber strategy and policy.
Mr. Butler has a distinguished career in information technology, intelligence and national security which spans 32 years of
both public and private sector experiences. He is a retired US Air Force colonel and a former member of the Defense Department’s
senior executive service. He has also been an Account Executive and senior cyber strategist with Computer Sciences Corporation.
Mr. Butler earned a bachelor degree of science in computer information systems from Manhattan College and a master’s degree
in business administration from the School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is a former RAND fellow, and has
served as a National Defense Fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He has received a number of public
- Michael Chertoff: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Managing Principal, Chertoff Group: As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing
their plans if they were already in the country. At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to
corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness,
response and recovery. "Risk management has become the CEO's concern," he says. "We help our clients develop comprehensive
strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business.
- Bryan Cunningham: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Principal, Cunningham Partners LLC: Bryan Cunningham is an information security and privacy
lawyer and Principal in the law firm of Cunningham Partners LLC, where he advises clients, including Fortune 500 companies,
government, and multinational entities, on information security and data privacy and protection programs and other security-related
issues. Cunningham is the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in multiple authoritative textbooks, and is one of
the only private sector attorneys certified in the National Security Agency Information Security Assurance Methodology. Mr.
Cunningham has served in senior intelligence and law enforcement positions in the United States Government for Administrations
of both political parties, most recently as Deputy Legal Adviser to then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. At the
White House, Cunningham drafted significant portions of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the Homeland Security
Act, executive orders on terrorism and intelligence, and other terrorism-related policy documents, and was one of the primary
attorneys working with the 9/11 Commission. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration, as a senior CIA Officer
and federal prosecutor. Cunningham was founding vice-chair of the American Bar Association CyberSecurity Privacy Task Force
and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his work on information issues. Cunningham has served on
the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures, and is a member of the non-partisan
Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. He currently serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center's
Cyber Security Task Force.
- Clark Kent Ervin: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Director, Aspen Institute: Clark Kent Ervin is the Director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland
Security Program and a partner at the law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP. He served as the first Inspector General of the United
States Department of Homeland Security, from January, 2003 to December, 2004. Prior to his service at DHS, he served as the
Inspector General of the United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, from August, 2001 to January,
2003. Mr. Ervin is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Karen Evans: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Partner, KE&T Partners: Karen Evans serves as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge,
a nationwide program focused specifically on the cyber workforce. She is also an independent consultant in the areas of leadership,
management and the strategic use of information technology. She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service
with responsibilities ranging from a GS-2 to Presidential Appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information
Technology at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. She oversaw the federal IT
budget of nearly $71 billion which included implementation of IT throughout the federal government.
- Richard A. Falkenrath: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Principal, Chertoff Group: Dr. Richard A. Falkenrath is a Principal with The Chertoff Group,
where he advises clients on a broad array of homeland and national security issues relating to counterterrorism, law enforcement,
physical and digital network security, and risk management. In addition, he is a contributing editor at Bloomberg News, a
Shelby Cullom and Kathryn W. Davis Adjunct Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security at the Council on Foreign
Relations, a member of the Director's Review Committee of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a member of the Defense
Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, and a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.
- Mark Fetherolf: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Chief Technology Officer, InterAct: As chief technology officer, Mark is responsible for
overseeing the strategic development and integration of InterAct’s industry-leading public safety systems. Mark has played
many roles over the course of his 24 years in corporate IT, consulting, and the software business including programmer, software
architect, project manager, seminar instructor, consulting branch manager, entrepreneur, product manager, product development
executive and eBusiness creator. He believes that information technology will succeed in the market when visionary leaders
and expert managers creatively align diverse elements of technology, marketing, sales, finance, service, and business operations.
- Jeff Gould: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- CEO & Director of Research, Peerstone Research: Jeff has 20 years of experience in technology
publishing and IT market research. Prior to co-founding Peerstone, he worked 6 years at technology publisher CMP Media in
a variety of senior editorial positions before being named Director of Strategic Marketing for CMP Europe. Prior to CMP, Jeff
spent six years as CEO of Datastrategies SA, a European IT market research firm he founded in 1988.
- Melvin Greer: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Senior Fellow, Chief Strategist, Lockheed Martin: As Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow and Chief
Strategist Cloud Computing, Mr. Greer develops actionable SOA and Cloud computing strategy and functions as a principal investigator
in advanced research studies. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced
engineering and scientific disciplines. He is adjunct faculty at three universities and is an accomplished author, "The Web
Services and Service Oriented Architecture" and "Software as a Service Inflection Point" are his most recently published books.
Greer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology and his Master of Science in
Information Systems from American University, Wash. D.C. He also obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership,
Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School.
- General Michael Hayden: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Principal, Chertoff Group: As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden
was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America's
adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other
enemies of the US. At Chertoff Group, General Hayden will use his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients
on intelligence matters worldwide - including developments in cybersecurity - that may affect their businesses.
- Eric Hibbard: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- CTO for Security and Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems: Eric Hibbard is the CTO for Security
and Privacy at Hitachi Data Systems where he is responsible for product security strategy as well as identifying and defining
new storage security architectures. Mr. Hibbard is a senior security professional with 30+ years experience in information
and communications technology, working for government, academia, and industry. Hibbard serves as the International Representative
for the INCITS/CS1 Cyber Security, Co-Chair of the ABA eDiscovery & Digital Evidence Committee, Co-Chair of the Cloud Security
Alliance International Standardization Council, Chair of the SNIA Security TWG, and the Vice Chair of IEEE Information Assurance
Standards Committee. He also serves as the Editor of ISO/IEC 27040 (Storage Security), ISO/IEC 17788 (Cloud computing – Vocabulary),
and IEEE Std 1619r (Cryptographic Protection of Data on Block-Oriented Storage Devices). He is also involved with INCITS/T11,
IEEE P1619, CSA, ISACA, ISSA, TCG, and IEEE-USA CIPC. Mr. Hibbard is a frequent speaker at international events and has materials
published in multiple books. Mr. Hibbard currently holds the (ISC)2 CISSP certification as well as the ISSAP, ISSMP, and ISSEP
concentration certifications. He also holds the ISACA CISA and the SNIA SCSE certifications. His educational background includes
a B.S. in Computer Science and a Certificate of Proficiency in Data Communications.
- David Howe: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Managing Director, Civitas Group: David Howe is an expert on homeland security issues, including
defense against weapons of mass destruction, preparedness, response and incident management, and counter-terrorism. Prior
to joining Civitas, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Emergency Preparedness and Response
at the White House Homeland Security Council and as Chief of Staff to the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board
where he helped draft the National Strategy for Cyber Security.
- Gavin Long: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Managing Director, Civitas Group: Gavin Long is a Managing Director at Civitas Group, where
he focuses on engagements in the firm’s M&A support and investment due diligence practice. Prior to joining Civitas Group,
Mr. Long was the Head of M&A and Strategy for BAE’s Global Security Initiative, working across operating groups and business
areas to bring solidarity to the strategy and identify platform and bolt-on acquisition targets for the broader enterprise.
In addition, Mr. Long led the market analyses and strategy efforts for the U.S. businesses for the North American, Saudi Arabian,
and Indian security markets.
- Doug Miller: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Principal Consultant, Milltech Consulting: Doug Miller has worked in the enterprise and
government IT space for over 25 years. For the past 8 years, Doug has been the principal consultant with Milltech Consulting,
a company focused on business and technical consulting in the areas of interoperability, migration and competitive strategy.
Doug was formerly the CEO and co-founder of Softway Systems, the creators of the Interix UNIX subsystem and migration solution
for Windows. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 1999 and Doug moved to Microsoft where he held various positions until
2004 including heading up competitive strategy for the Windows Server business and leading the enterprise migration solution
- General Ken Minihan: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Managing Director, Paladin: Lieutenant General Ken Minihan is a Managing Director at Paladin.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force on June 1, 1999, after more than 33 years of active commissioned service to the nation.
On his final tour of duty he served as the 14th Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, a combat
support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. As Director, he was
the senior uniformed intelligence officer in the Department of Defense. He has also served as the Director of the Defense
Intelligence Agency. He has over thirty years experience in national, defense and military information services, information
technology development and diverse customer support services.
- Andrew Nielsen: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Director, Security and Infrastructures, Hitachi Data Systems: Andrew Nielsen is the Director
of Infrastructures and Security Product Management for Hitachi Data Systems where he is responsible for driving the product
security direction for the company as well as the Data Networks and Data Center Infrastructure portfolios. Mr. Nielsen is
a senior security professional with 10+ years experience in information technology and security, working for government, financial
services, and industry. During that time Mr. Nielsen has specialized in PKI, identity management, infrastructure and venture
backed emerging security technology. He currently serves as the HDS representative to the PCI Security Standards Council and
is a frequent contributor to the SNIA Security Technical Working Group on issues regarding storage security and data protection.
Andrew currently holds the (ISC)2 CISSP certification as well as the ISSAP and ISSMP concentration certifications. In additional
to his security certifications, Mr. Nielsen also holds the ISACA CISA and various Microsoft certifications. His educational
background includes a B.A. in Creative Arts from San Jose State University.
- Larry Ponemon: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute: Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of
the Ponemon Institute, a research "think tank" dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Dr. Ponemon is
considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management or RIM framework.
- Paul Rosenzweig: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Senior Advisor, Chertoff Group: Paul Rosenzweig, Esq. is a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff
Group and the founder of Red Branch Law & Consulting, PLLC. Mr. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Policy in the Department of Homeland Security and twice as Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. In these
positions he has responsibility for developing policy, strategic plans, and international approaches to the entire gamut of
homeland security activities, ranging from immigration and border security to avian flu and international data protection
rules. Mr. Rosenzweig is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. During 2011
he was a Carnegie Visiting Fellow at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern Univesity. He is also a Professorial Lecturer
in Law at George Washington University and a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He serves as a Senior Editor of the
Journal of National Security Law & Policy.
- Mark Shaheen: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- President and Managing Director, Civitas Group: Mark Shaheen is a President and Managing
Director at Civitas Group. At Civitas Group, he leads the firm’s efforts focused on the commercial market including strategy
consulting and acquisition support and investment due diligence in the homeland security, defense, and intelligence sectors.
Prior to joining Civitas Group as one of the firm’s original principals, he was a Foreign Service Officer at the Department
of State. In this capacity he led critical counterterrorism initiatives and coordinated interagency policy and numerous bi-lateral
efforts in the region. Previously, Mr. Shaheen had served on the staff of the Secretary of State and also held overseas assignments
as a Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the
U.S. Embassy in London. He has worked in numerous advisory roles related to homeland security and foreign policy/national
security. Mr. Shaheen served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He is a Term Member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University.
- Dr. Peter Tiemeyer: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, RR Donnelley: Dr. Peter Tiemeyer is the
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, and Sr. VP for IT Governance, at RR Donnelley - a global provider of integrated
communications, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually
every private and public sector. Peter has been with RR Donnelley since 1999 serving in IT security, governance, strategy
and operations roles. Prior to coming to RR Donnelley, Peter was a policy analyst and the Group Manager for the Behavioral
Sciences at RAND, a non-profit, public policy analysis organization.
- Andrew Weis: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- VP, Strategic Policy and Planning, Aveshka, Inc.: Andrew Weis has played a major role in
developing most of the nation's homeland security laws since 2004, including the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11
Commission Act, the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, and
the SAFE Port Act. Prior to joining Civitas, Mr. Weis served as the Minority General Counsel for the Senate Committee on Homeland
Security and Governmental Affairs where he advised Ranking Member Susan Collins and was directly involved in matters ranging
from infrastructure protection and emergency preparedness and response to information sharing.
- Jeff Wright: SafeGov.org Expert Contributor -- Senior Director, Aveshka, Inc.: As the first Cyber Exercise Program Director at the National
Cyber Security Division and the architect for the National Cyber Exercise series Cyber Storm, Jeff Wright has been instrumental
in the development of major cyber exercises for the Department of Homeland Security. His work in cyber exercises included
extensive collaboration with interagency groups, federal departments, state governments, international partners and the private
- SafeGov.org Partners: We are grateful for the support from our partners, without whom this forum would not be possible. Partner organizations include:
- Centrify: SafeGov.org Partner -- Centrify solutions centralize identities, secure privileges and continuously monitor cross-platform
systems allowing Federal organizations to achieve compliance and scorecard priorities using an infrastructure they already
own - Active Directory. Proven in over 60 Federal agencies, Centrify's lightweight approach supports data center consolidation,
promotes shared services and secures mobile devices and cloud computing for civilian, defense and intelligence organizations.
For more information, visit www.centrify.com/federal.
- Chertoff Group: SafeGov.org Partner -- The Chertoff Group is a strategic security and risk management advisory firm that assists clients with
addressing a broad array of homeland and national security issues in addition to providing merger and acquisition advisory
services for clients in the security, defense and government services industries. For more information, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.
- Civitas Group: SafeGov.org Partner -- Civitas Group llc is a strategic and management consulting firm serving corporate, financial sector,
and public sector clients in the national and homeland security markets. For more information, see: www.civitasgroup.com.
- Cyber Innovation Center: SafeGov.org Partner -- The mission of the Cyber Innovation Center/National Cyber Research Park is to create a knowledge-based
workforce and diversify the region's economic base by promoting research, education, and technological innovation and fostering
collaborative and strategic alliances between governmental agencies, private industry, and academic institutions. For more
information, see: www.cyberinnovationcenter.org.
- Hitachi Data Systems: SafeGov.org Partner -- Hitachi Data Systems serves the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community agencies
with high-availability storage solutions. With the explosion of data collections in these agencies, the demand for storage
solutions has expanded from just high availability to cloud infrastructure, data content and information content. Collecting
data at the edge, processing the data and adding custom metadata to the information are critical to getting data back to the
cloud, which supports analysts’ work on various missions. For more information, visit: www.hds.com/go/federal.
- Homeland Security & Defense Business Council: SafeGov.org Partner -- The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization of
the leading companies that bring homeland security solutions to the marketplace. The Council works to ensure that the perspective,
innovation, expertise and capabilities of the private sector are recognized, respected and integrated with the public sector.
For more information, visit: www.homelandcouncil.org.
- InterAct: SafeGov.org Partner -- InterAct is a leading provider of public and private safety software solutions. Our mission is to improve
the safety and well-being of people and their communities with the most innovative online technology which connect the right
people with the right data at the right time. For 37 years, InterAct has been providing state-of-the-art, integrated incident
response software solutions. In 2011, we delivered a new level of innovation with the industry's first fully CJIS-compliant
and cloud-based online Records Management System (RMS). For more information, visit: www.interact911.com.
- Juniper Networks: SafeGov.org Partner -- Juniper Networks enables federal enterprises to "cloud ready" their data centers by combining network
infrastructure and security platforms purpose built for next generation data centers and cloud environments with the lessons
of cloud computing. Juniper can increase cloud efficiencies, achieve economies of scale, improve agility and accelerate secure
delivery of IT services at significantly reduced cost. For more information, see: www.juniper.net.
- KE&T Partners: SafeGov.org Partner -- Under the leadership of Karen Evans, former Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government and
Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, KE&T Partners provides strategic Information Technology advisory
services to corporate and government executive leadership.
- L-3 STRATIS: SafeGov.org Partner -- L-3 STRATIS provides cybersecurity, intelligence, and enterprise information technology services and
solutions to the Intelligence Community; the Department of Defense; U.S. federal civilian, state, and local government agencies;
and international customers. For more information, see: www.l-3stratis.com.
- Lockheed Martin: SafeGov.org Partner -- Lockheed Martin is the #1 provider of IT services to the Federal Government and delivers innovative
technologies for cloud computing and cyber security. For more information, see: www.lockheedmartin.com.
- Microsoft: SafeGov.org Partner -- Microsoft e-government solutions enable government IT to help agencies improve citizen services, increase
efficiency, keep data more secure, and meet budgetary goals. For more information, see: www.microsoft.com/govcloud.
- Peerstone Research: SafeGov.org Partner -- Since 2001, Peerstone Inc. has produced Expert Insights focused exclusively on enterprise software
and hardware for its diverse client base. The firm has advised hundreds of IT decision makers with analysis and Expert Insights
on trends on enterprise software use. For more information, see: peerstoneresearch.com.
- The Ponemon Institute: SafeGov.org Partner -- Ponemon Institute is considered the pre-eminent research center dedicated to privacy, data protection
and information security policy. It offers independent strategic advisory services to help companies enhance the effectiveness
of their privacy and data protection programs and meet compliance and regulatory requirements in the United States and abroad.
For more information, see: www.ponemon.org.
- RR Donnelley: SafeGov.org Partner -- RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated multi-channel communications. The company employs a
suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics, supply chain management,
business process outsourcing, and other services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector. For more
information, see: www.rrdonnelley.com.
- The SI: SafeGov.org Partner -- The SI is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration
services to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other agencies. For more information, visit: www.the-si.com.
- Smarsh: SafeGov.org Partner -- Smarsh provides email and electronic message archiving solutions that help federal, state and local
entities manage and enforce flexible, secure and cost-effective compliance and records retention strategies. For more information,