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Register to Learn How the Department of Veterans Affairs is Transforming its Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) and Aligning with FICAM

John Hancock, former HSDP-12 Program Director for the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be speaking about the VA’s innovative ePACS initiative for an enterprise Privilege Management solution to manage its diverse and geographically distributed physical access control systems (PACS). Learn how the VA’s ePACS initiative leverages the VA’s HSPD-12 PIV card database as an authoritative source to modernize PACS in conformance with the FICAM Roadmap and Guidance, version 2. Beginning in 1992, John began helping the VA transform various business practices. In 2006 John became Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Operations, Security, and Preparedness (OSP), and in late 2009 was promoted to the HSPD-12 Program Director and retired from the VA in 2012. As part of the Personnel Security and Identity Management Division, John was a leader in establishing a concrete path to meet the OMB Memorandum M-11-11 mandate and fully align with FICAM as it applies to personnel physical access and security.

John will present and discuss the approach taken by the VA as one of the largest and most geographically distributed Federal Departments, with over a thousand locations, to modernize its disparate PACS operations while simultaneously transforming costly manual methods with FICAM-compliant privilege management using policy and process automation. John will cover:

  • Identification of the needs (how, when, what prompted the VA to tackle this challenge)
  • Goals to be achieved
  • How the VA approached the problem - its ePACS approach
  • Expected business outcomes

After John’s briefing, Electrosoft and Quantum Secure will provide a short update on the project and the lessons learned so far.

Panel Discussion

There will be a panel discussion, moderated by GSN, with John Hancock as the lead panelist, and supported by Sarbari Gupta, CEO of Electrosoft, Nathan Pope, ICAM Program Manager, Electrosoft and Mark Steffler, Vice President of Quantum Secure’s Government Practice. This will be an interactive session with questions coming from the webinar attendees via chat and answered by John with contributions by the other panelists as appropriate.

GSN Webinar Sponsors:
This webinar is underwritten by Electrosft and Quantum Secure.

Date and Time
November 13, 2013
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p..m.



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Webcast Air Date: 2013-11-13 13:00:00 America/New_York



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