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Hurry! Last Call to Register for Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrow

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How do you envision the future of government? 

A week from tomorrow, government IT influencers, tech decision-makers and rising stars will gather in downtown D.C. to hear about how agencies are addressing the key challenges of managing and securing data as well as tackling emerging cyberthreats in 2015 and beyond. 

Held Sept. 9, Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrow will explore:

The Future of Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare: How will the federal government defend itself against future cyberthreats as attackers are seemingly one step ahead? What are the defensive technologies it will implement? And what is the future and plausibility of adopting more offense cyber technologies? 

Managing and Securing the Data from Internet of Things: What are the best practices for big data management and securing both the endpoints and the data against emerging threats? What are the privacy concerns and the policies needed today to best prepare for tomorrow's proliferation of Internet-connected devices?

After the Big Breach: Where do we stand now, three months after the big Office of Personnel Management data breach? Was the hack a true wake-up call for agencies?

Putting Big Data to Work: How can agencies tap the true potential of big data? What are some of successful big data and analytics implementations in government?

Speakers this year include Tony Scott, federal chief information officer, Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, and David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Christina Ayiotis, co-chair, Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute
  • Brian Eiler, senior adviser to the undersecretary, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Shishu Gupta, deputy chief information officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Shane HarrisDaily Beast senior intelligence and national security correspondent and author of “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”
  • Squadron Leader Emma Lovett, chief, Coalition Law Division, Directorate of Operations and International Law, HQ U.S. Air Force
  • Nicholas Marinos, assistant director for IT, Government Accountability Office
  • John Quigg, senior adviser, Spurrier Capital Partners and former technical director, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Michael Schoenbaum, senior adviser, Mental Health Services, Epidemiology & Economics, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Antonio Scurlock, lead, enhance shared situational awareness, Department of Homeland Security
  • Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems and former chief information officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Shawn Talmadge, homeland security and resilience staff director, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Marty Trevino, organizational architect and senior strategist, National Security Agency  

Nextgov will also honor the 17 finalists (including two from the private sector) who embody innovation in government, at the Bold Awards. One finalist will receive the Grace Hopper Award, named after the pioneer of computer science who blazed the trail for women in technology, and we'll also reveal who won the People's Choice Bold Award. 

Registration closes noon, Sept. 8. Sign up here.

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