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CISA's Evolving .gov Mission: Report Rollout Event

October 23, 2023 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

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The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) serves as the lead agency defending Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) networks that are essential for federal departments and agencies to carry out their respective missions. Over the past 6 months, CSIS conducted a research study on CISA's growth and its ".gov mission" with input from an expert task force.

 Join us on October 23rd as CSIS releases its "CISA's Evolving .gov Mission" report. The program will begin with an introduction by Dr. Ben Jensen (Senior Fellow for Gaming, Future War, and Strategy, CSIS), detailing the project's objectives and key findings. Suzanne Spaulding (Senior Adviser for Homeland Security, CSIS) will then host a Fireside Chat with CISA's Executive Assistant Director, Eric Goldstein, focusing on CISA's development.

 The event culminates in a panel discussion led by Dr. Jensen, shedding light on CSIS' report from an industry viewpoint. Panelists include Emily Harding (Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS), Phyllis Schneck (Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman), David Simon (Global Co-Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom), and Malcolm Harkins (Chief Security & Trust Officer, HiddenLayer)

This project is made possible by the generous support of Gray Space Strategies. 



10:00 am

Presented by: Benjamin Jensen

Fireside Chat

10:10 am

Participants: Suzanne Spaulding & CISA's Executive Assistant Director Eric Goldstein

Panel Discussion

10:45 am

Panelists: Emily Harding, Phyllis Schneck, David Simon, Malcolm Harkins 


Emily Harding
Director, Intelligence, National Security, and Technology Program and Deputy Director, International Security Program

Malcolm Harkins

Chief Security & Trust Officer, HiddenLayer
Benjamin Jensen
Senior Fellow, Futures Lab, International Security Program

Dr. Phyllis Schneck

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman
Global Co-Head of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom
Suzanne Spaulding
Director, Defending Democratic Institutions, and Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program