Mobile Security for Defense and Government Summit

“Improving Enterprise Mobility through Security and Innovation”

July 26 – 27, 2016

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

DSI’s Mobile Security for Defense and Government  Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations, industry and academia can come together for actionable discussions and debate.




Over 16 sessions occured.  2016 Summit Speakers included:

MajGen Sarah Zabel

MajGen Sarah Zabel, USAF, Vice Director, DISA
      __________________________________________________ Conway, Randall Mr. Randall Conway, SES, Principal Director, Information Enterprise, DoDCIO    __________________________________________________________  

  Mr. Curtis Dukes, Director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA
Gary-Wang Mr.Gary Wang, SES, DCIO, HQDA CIO/G-6, US Army

Mr. Dan DelGrosso, Technical Director, PEO EIS, US Navy



Department of State: Mr. Peter Gouldmann, Director, Information Technology Security Compliance Office
FCC: Mr. Ken Carlberg, Chief Technologist, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau 
GSA: Mr. Richard Jones, Federal Mobility 2.0 PM
NIST: Ms. Hildegard Ferraiolo, Computer Scientist, Computer Security Division
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  3. Innovation leveraged by mobility will be a driving force for the DoD in the future. However, while each Service has their unique set of mission requirements and strategies towards implementing a more mobile enterprise, the whole of DoD and Federal agencies face the challenge of ensuring the security and integrity of such systems.
  4. It is not just about the device, but rather it is about the infrastructure supporting the device and the entire data strategy of the enterprise and how it supports mobility. The DOD wants “mobile devices to be able to be used in the hands of the warfighter anywhere anytime...Bottom-up solutions are good, but we need the enterprised approach,” (Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, Director C4/ Cyber, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2015)
  5. For the federal agencies, more and more organizations are moving toward mobile computing  for internal mission and public-serving applications, acknowledging the role that mobility has towards driving workplace efficiency and satisfaction.  With the transition, however, come more concerns for the safety and integrity of government data in those applications.
  6. You can expect to hear from OSD, the Military Services, and Federal Government agency counterparts.
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The Summit allows for  military users, civilian, and academia across the mobility and enterprise communities to come  together to learn, discuss, debate, and help advance several key areas such as:
1- Improving  overarching data strategies to support enhanced mobility accessibility and usability
2- Getting security controls and risk mitigation technologies as close to the data and access as possible
3- Working towards DOD PKI derived credentials and other IdAM capabilities to ensure the security of mobile devices
4- Improving the security and monitoring of applications: native apps, third-party apps, custom apps and integrations
5.- Standardizing the structure of data  to enable different public agencies to provide their data in a consistent way
6- Mobile device management services (MDM) and virtual mobile infrastructure technologies 
7- Secure networking infrastructure and gateways that provides and extends enterprise Unified Capabilities (UC) [integration of voice, video, and/or data services] to mobile devices
8- Offline mobility 9-Where the DoD and Federal Agencies can take advantage of innovative technologies with mobile integration  _________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. DSI's Mobile Device Security Summit  is open and complimentary  to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum
  2. DSI’s Summit will provide a forum for Military Services, OSD, and federal agencies to address and improve current mission critical needs and initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, and engage in senior level dialogue with all in attendance while increasing visibility within the larger community.


This Summit offers several distinct opportunities for a few organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role.  If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us at:Sponsors and Supporters Page



  • DSI's Mobile Security Summit is a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, Military Services,  and Federal Agencies, Industry and Academia to convene in one location.  Our "Town Hall" format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance. The forum is off the record and non attribution.
  • Our agendas cover the most current priorities and strive to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance.
  • We limit our attendance size in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate in the discussions and to mix and mingle with each other easily over the two days we are together.
  • We encourage you to explore our site  more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in July!

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DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.