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Mobile Working Group

The ATARC Mobile Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal mobility community. Working in collaboration with the cross-agency Mobile Services Category Team, the group’s goal is to provide the Federal Government with recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge mobile solutions.

Key Group Objectives

  • Form dedicated Project Teams that work together with government participants and focus on specific Mobile topic areas
  • Identify mobile technology and associated contract vehicles that government can utilize to procure mobile products, services and solutions
  • Define mobile sub-components as defined in Mobile Services Category Team’s Mobile Services Roadmap

Key Group Activities

  • Bi-weekly status call with members of your project team
  • Ability to attend meetings for all other project teams
  • Organize government and industry events hosted by your project team
  • Quarterly in-person meetings at government location
  • Project deliverables to support Mobile Services Category Team
  • Weekly leadership call to discuss project activities & progress

Working Group Project Teams

The ATARC Mobile Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal mobility community. The group’s goal is to provide the Federal Government with recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge mobile solutions.s

Leadership team

Government Vice Chairs
Walter Bigelow, ATF
Bobby Duffy, DHS OIG
Vincent Sritapan, DHS


Industry Chair
Jon Johnson, Redhorse

Tom Suder

Pat Benito

Analyst Chair
Rick Holgate, Gartner

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

As Federal agencies develop guidance on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), lessons can be learned from other agencies who have already implemented BYOD policies and programs. This project team will examine BYOD use cases within the government, as well as the risk and cost-benefit analyses that have been developed. Managed device services and mobile workforce management will also be a focus of this group.

Government Chair
Ethan Miller, Project Manager, DISA

Government Vice Chair
Gigi Vatter, FAA

Pat Benito, Principal Agile Systems Engineer, MIT

Emerging Technology Project Team

This project team will examine the art of the possible, focusing on disruptive mobile technologies and innovation that will impact the way a government agency conducts its daily business. Among the technologies that will be examined will include Virtual SIMs, Controlled Unclassified Information for Voice, and Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Wearables Virtual Reality, 5G and Drones.

Government Chair
Lon Gowen, Chief Technologist & Special Advisor to the CIO, USAID

Industry Vice Chairs
Rich Greene, Managing Principal, Verizon

MITRE Chairs
Marie Collins, Senior Principle Security Engineer
Nancy Ross, Principal Systems Engineer

Identity Management Project Team


This project team will examine a crucial component of mobile, identity management. The project team will analyze various components of the trusted execution environment including Identity and Access Management (IdAM), Credentials and Access Management (ICAM), Derived Credentials, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC).

Government Chair
Simone Reese
, Product Lead, USDA

Government Vice Chair
Jordan Packham
, IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GSA

Industry Chair
Sean Frazier, Advisory CISO — Federal, Duo Security

Industry Vice Chairs
David Coley
, Senior Solutions Architect, Intercede
Wendy Fairfield, Vice President, Strategy & Operations, SurePassID

Mark Russell, Lead Infosec Engineer, MITRE

Mobile Security Project Team

The project team will examine all facets of mobile security, analyzing mobile security tools and recommended best practices for securing the mobile device. The team will also work on projects such as vetting of mobile applications for software vulnerabilities, and examination of FISMA metrics and other mobile security standards.

Government Chair
Vincent Sritapan, Program Manager, DHS S&T

Government Vice Chairs
Bob Clemons, Technical Leader, NSA
DJ Kachman, Director, Mobile and Security Technologies, VA
Marc Wine, Senior Advisor, Federal Health IT, VA

Industry Chair
Tim LeMaster, Director, Systems Engineering, Lookout

Industry Vice Chairs
Gary Bradt, Vice President, Public Sector, Zimperium
Matthew Landa, Director of Civilian Sales, Secusmart

Marie Collins
, Senior Principal Security Engineer

Mobile Agency Engagement Project Team

This project team will engage with a variety of Federal agencies, listening to their mobile challenges and pain paints, and then providing potential solutions utilizing a category management approach.

Government Chairs
Jacqueline Lampert, Communication Manager, NIH NITAAC
Mike Vande Woude, Program Manager, Supplier Relationship
Management (SRM), GSA

Government Vice Chairs
Vernelle Archer
, Director, USDA
Debra Zink, Program Manager, FAA

Tom Suder, President, ATARC

Mobile Customer Experience Project Team

This project team will examine ways that Federal agencies can better utilize customer experience technologies and techniques to improve the public-facing mobile applications that serve the citizens of the United States.

Government Chair
Jacob Parcell, Manager, Mobile Programs, GSA

Government Vice Chairs
Lance Brown
, Management Analyst, FAA
Kristia Hayes, Information Technology Specialist, DOT

Industry Vice Chairs
Chris Gorman, Managing Partner, Monkton
Reena Vij, Go-To-Market Leader, IBM

Unified Endpoint Management Project Team

This Project Team will examine a variety of mobile management topics including: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). The group will analyze the technologies within these areas, as well their interaction and integration.

Government Chair
Bobby Duffy, Principal IT Advisor, DHS OIG

Government Vice Chair
Joshua Franklin, Information Security Engineer, NIST

Industry Chair
Molly Brais, Enterprise Account Manager, BlackBerry

Industry Vice Chair
Jeff Ait, VP, Public Sector, MobileIron

Strategic Sourcing Project Team

This project team will examine strategic sourcing components surrounding mobile and analyze the challenges faced for agencies to successfully budget and procure mobile solutions for a government agency.

Betsy Sirk
, IT Program Manager, NASA SEWP Program Management Office

Wendy Lazernik, Executive Outreach, NIH NITAAC GWAC Program

Diane Hanf, Systems Engineer, MITRE

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