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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Cyber-Securing Your Supply Chain

Start Date: 12/3/2019 7:30 AM EST
End Date: 12/3/2019 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: The Tower Club

8000 Towers Crescent Dr
Suite 1700
Vienna, VA  United States  22182

Organization Name: SECAF Events

Julia Nelson
Email: info@secaf.org
Phone: 703-574-1117

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Member Forum: 
Cyber Securing Your Supply Chain

For SECAF Members Only

The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182

Securing the supply chain and protecting information is critical to the continued mission of the federal government and our National Defense. New programs and standards -- like 800.171 and the anticipated Department of Defense Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) -- reinforce the government’s acknowledgement of the threat and its commitment to work with industry to ensure all information and material items are generated, stored, transported and delivered without loss of integrity or unauthorized influence. Small Businesses seeking to do business with the federal government (and other Government Contractors as partners) are now being asked to provide basic certifications and explain best practices to protect their work product and information.  This session will discuss the challenges and recommendations for small businesses that wish to participate in government contract opportunities in this rapidly changing environment.

Moderator:  Tim Brennan - CEO, SysArc


  • Bob Metzger- Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C.
  • Ed Patton - Distributed Solutions Incorporated
  • Glenn Hernandez - OpEdge Solutions LLC

Tim Brennan is the CEO of SysArc, an IT Managed Services Provider he founded 2004, that focuses on helping Government Contractors stand up effective cybersecurity programs for their internal systems to reduce risk,  maintain business continuity and comply with industry regulations and best practices.  Tim has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry working in the government contracting and commercial industries in both technical and non-technical roles.  Tim started his career at Booz Allen as a software engineer working on DoD programs and moved on to start his own software development company from there.  Tim is a serial entrepreneur having founded two successful technology companies and worked on several other startups in his time.  He is passionate about building strong teams that provide efficient solutions and great customer service to businesses so they can utilize technology effectively in their organizations.

Bob Metzger, an attorney in private practice, heads the Washington, D.C. office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C., a
boutique law firm that specializes in public contract matters. He has an active practice that includes civil and administrative
litigation, compliance counseling, national security matters, export issues and other regulatory advice.

Mr. Metzger is a member of the firm's Government Contracts and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, and is the head of RJO’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises leading U.S. and international companies on key public contract compliance challenges and in strategic business pursuits. His litigation practice includes representation of companies in civil matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. His transactional practice includes international projects, joint ventures, direct and FMS sales to foreign governments. Bob has been recognized as among the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and supply chain risk management. He also has extensive experience in federal and state bid protests and in controversies arising from information technology (IT) implementation projects. 

Ed Patton serves as Exectuvie Vice-President for Distributed Solutions Incorporated. Mr. Patton provides corporate, program management, technical, marketing and business development leadership, expertise and experience for supporting the growth of the company. This includes organizational structure, operations and strategic planning for expanding business opportunities with the DOD, Intelligence Community (IC), Federal agencies and commercial organizations.

Mr. Patton has extensive hands-on experience in program management, engineering, operations, business development, marketing and strategic planning with Federal, DOD, Intelligence and commercial agencies including commercial and military information technology, systems integration, command and control, telecommunications, software development, and financial management systems. Specifically, this experience has included program management with P&L responsibility, systems engineering and integration, S/W development, and IT enterprise architecture. Strategic planning, marketing, business development, capture management and proposal development activities has included the award of over $27.5 Billion in contracts with the US military, DOD, Intelligence and Federal government agencies, domestic and international markets.

Glenn Hernandez is an independent consultant who is passionate about creating strategic partnerships to revolutionize organizational transformation with resilient technology & talented professionals to meet mission objectives.  Glenn served over 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired in July 2017.  From 2013-2017, as the Coast Guard's Chief Information Security Officer, he co-authored the Coast Guard's Cyber Strategy and led the Coast Guard's first-ever Cyber crisis response based on the National Incident Management System framework.  He has extensive experience with maritime operations, systems engineering, major acquisitions, cyber strategy and policy development. In 2018, Glenn received the 2018 (ISC)2 Information Security Leadership Award for Government Strategy and Policy.
Glenn is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He serves on AFCEA International's Board of Directors and as the National Director for the non-profit cyber workforce development program, US Cyber Challenge.

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