June 14, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Bridging the Gap – Cybersecurity and Acquisition

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Venable LLP
600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join Venable and Dcode Cybersecurity Accelerator for an in-person discussion on how requirements for cybersecurity are developed, sourced, and payed for by the government. We will be looking at CDM and beyond, with a focus on how emerging private sector technologies can be brought in to solve government problems. Panel participants will include CDM Program Leadership, CISOs and CIOs from large government agencies, and representatives from current CDM Integrators.


Registration and Networking Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. ET

Program and Q&A | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET


  • Emery Csulak, Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Venice M. Goodwine, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Brad Medairy, Executive Vice President, Cyber and Engineering Lead, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jim Piché, Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, General Services Administration

About Venable

Our Cybersecurity Risk Management team brings together cybersecurity directors and policy advisors deeply versed in the regulatory compliance environment. Members of our team have served on the White House National Security Council, as the former director of federal cybersecurity and the former special assistant to the president and senior director for cybersecurity. Our team also includes the former chief of the Office of Management and Budget’s Cyber Team. They leverage the legal expertise of our privacy team, policy advice, proven organization governance models, technological tools, and company-wide training programs to aid organizations with their risk management.

About Dcode

Our accelerator was founded on the idea that technology can improve the way our country runs. Several times a year, we select 6-10 emerging technologies to participate in our three-month accelerator program, focused on knocking down barriers to entry and de-risking the federal government. By the end of the program, we’ve made it easier for emerging tech to get revenue faster, and for the government to benefit from world-changing technologies. The Dcode community includes hundreds of industry partners and government stakeholders that believe in our mission and want to connect with the best technologies in the private sector. Our large network of innovators drives government into the future.