Staff Subcommittee on Information Services

Final Program  (Using agenda content available as of June 25, 2016) 

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Sunday, July 24

Location: Cumberland 1
The Staff Subcommittee on Information Services (SSIS) will not convene until the morning of Monday, July 25. Early arrival SSIS members are invited to attend the session below.            
1:00 p.m.

Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee, Topic TBA

Monday, July 25

Location: Cumberland 1      

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


The Progress of Information Technologies at State Commissions 

Roundtable discussions of projects, plans, challenges and experiences.

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cyber Security Landscape 2016: An FBI Perspective

FBI Supervisory Special Agent: Casper Cromwell

Nashville, TN. Office Cyber Branch

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Accelerating Digital Transformation through Electronic Signatures and Protecting Documents, Inside & Outside the Firewall, with Data-Centric Security

Federal and State & local governments are continually looking for service improvements, process efficiencies and ways to increase data protection and security. Yet processes that require signatures and form approvals continue to delay government businesses, consuming gratuitous resources and introducing unnecessary compliance risk. Electronic signatures (e-signatures) have been legal and enforceable since the passage of the E-Sign Act in 2000. With today’s tight budgetary and regulatory constraints, governmental agencies of all sizes are looking to e-signatures and digital forms automation as a way to complete transactions faster and easier. Electronic signatures are becoming the preferred way governments can transform the resource-intensive, manual paper-based process of securing signatures and approvals.

In addition, as sensitive information continues to increase in volume, so do potential threats. Government organizations must be on guard for data breaches and leaks by taking measures to protect valuable data before an incident, malicious or accidental, occurs.  This year, the President implemented a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) calling for agencies to take a multi-layered data protection approach. While protection at the network level remains essential, adding protection at the data and document level is critical to achieving in depth defense.

During this presentation overview, Adobe will discuss how government agencies today are taking advantage of digital and electronic signatures to streamline business processes, legally send, sign, collaborate and manage documents electronically, which meet rigorous security standards, including SOC2 Type 1 and Type 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA and PCI DSS v3.0.  In addition, you will hear how Federal and State & Local are leveraging Adobe’s Document Rights Management solution to protect and audit agency documents inside or outside the firewall, across devices, anywhere in the world with powerful, device and network independent content protection.

Derek Neal, Manager, Adobe National Government Solutions

Michael Glanton, Solutions Consultant, Adobe Public Sector

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Progress of Information Technologies at State Commissions 

( Continued)

Tuesday, July 26

Location: Cumberland 1
10:45 p.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Using video technology to defy distance and time for Commission meetings

Polycom will discuss and demonstrate how video technology can be used to connect Commissioners and other officials to important meetings from any location, using almost any device, including PCs, tablets, and videoconference endpoints. Additionally, Polycom will demonstrate how meetings can be recorded, live streamed for the public, and archived for future viewing.

Frank Crone, Government Account Manager, Polycom

Russ Colbert, Director of Global Government Solutions, Polycom

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m The progress of Information Technologies at State Commissions   (continued)

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Do you have front-page news in your applications backlog?

A committee member will review a recent case in Washington State, where a state department missed many chances to correct a software defect that resulted in weeks of news stories, multiple resignations, and on-going political embarrassment. We’ll review how this happened, the State government’s response, and what state agencies learned from these events. Are you able to say this couldn’t happen in your organization ?

Mike Kretzler, Applications Manager

Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Wrap up Roundtable Discussions and plan future meeting