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2022 Annual FISMA and Risk Management Framework Panel Discussion (Free Event)

April 14, 2022 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

The 2022 Annual FISMA Conference provides a useful update to IT Auditors on the current landscape of efforts to comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA). Come hear perspectives from senior federal executives from the Office of the National Cyber Director, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and Department of State who play key roles in FISMA compliance efforts. During this session, we will learn about recent changes to the FISMA metrics and the opportunities and challenges agencies face in complying with FISMA.

There are a number of expensive training courses out there – online and classroom – that cover cybersecurity, cloud computing, and privacy, to mention a few. Do not overpay! ISACA GWDC is excited to continue to offer our great lineup of speakers and topics related to the Public and Private sector communities at always-reasonable prices.

IT advisory or audit professional that serves or supports the Public Sector should attend this event.

Registration closed on April 12, 2022. Participants can use the link below to access CPE Certificates, feedback survey, and presentations. Instructions on how to access these resources are located on the Access Your CPE Certificate page.

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Event Sponsor

The ISACA Greater Washington D.C. Chapter is proud to have Cotton & Company as the sponsor and host for this annual event.  Cotton is a gold sponsor of the chapter this year and a long-time supporter of the GWDC.



Vijay A. D'Souza

Vijay A. D’Souza
Partner, Cotton & Company, LLP

Vijay A. D’Souza, CISSP, CCISO, CEH, is a partner with Cotton & Company specializing in cybersecurity assurance efforts. Previously, Mr. D’Souza spent 20 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he led a diverse set of audits and reviews of government cybersecurity and information technology issues. His recent work included efforts related to ransomware, DOD cybersecurity, the SolarWinds breach, use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework, and IT modernization efforts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He has testified before Congress several times and appeared in national and local media as an expert in cybersecurity issues. 

Mr. D’Souza also led GAO’s Center for Enhanced Cybersecurity, which provides advanced technical support for GAO’s cybersecurity audits. He previously led GAO’s data analytics activities, as well as served as a Director in GAO’s Health Care Team.

Mr. D’Souza has an MBA from the University of California Berkeley and a BS in Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.



Larry Crosland

Larry E. Crosland
Assistant Director, Information and Cybersecurity Team Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Larry E. Crosland is an Assistant Director in the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Team at GAO where he has led cybersecurity-related studies and audits of the federal government. He has 20 years of experience auditing information systems. Prior to joining GAO in 2001, Mr. Crosland held positions in the private sector and was a member of the U.S. Army. He is a certified information systems security professional and a certified information systems auditor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Francis Marion University. 


Irvin McMasters

Irvin McMasters
Assistant Director, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Audit Division, Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Inspector General (HHS/OIG)

Irvin McMasters is a Cybersecurity and Information Technology Audit Division (CITAD) Assistant Director at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). One of OIG’s top management challenges is “Harnessing Data to Improve Health and Well-Being of Individuals”, which includes protecting data and systems from misuse.  CITAD is addressing this challenge by utilizing a risk-based approach that considers FISMA results when planning and conducting audits of HHS’s 12 operating divisions.  CITAD has completed impactful audits of agency-wide contingency planning, incident response controls to ensure cybersecurity, while also conducting penetration testing (i.e., ground truth testing) at several HHS and State agencies.  Irvin is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant.

Lisa Barr

Lisa N. Barr
Director of Federal Cybersecurity, Office of the National Cyber Director

Lisa Barr has over 18 years’ experience in the public and private sector leading and directing projects in Cybersecurity, IT Strategic Planning, IT Program Management, and Risk Management. As a detailee to the Office of National Cyber Director, Lisa serves as the Director Federal Cybersecurity. Here she leads federal cybersecurity efforts on behalf of the Deputy National Cyber Director and the Federal CISO. Within these 18 years, she has 12 years within the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She has held various trusted leadership roles covering cybersecurity policy, supply chain cybersecurity, federal cybersecurity governance, and critical infrastructure resilience. Lisa also served a one-year rotational assignment to the OMB Office of the Federal CIO as a Senior Advisor and program lead for the Federal Acquisition Security Council. Within CISA, Lisa led federal cybersecurity governance efforts in support of the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) program, as well as in broader federal cybersecurity risk management. Previous to her federal service, Lisa spent several years in the private sector focusing on IT and cyber strategic planning and program management.

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Master’s degree in National Security and Resource Strategy; has received an Executive Chief Information Security Officer certification through Carnegie Mellon; and is a Certified Information Security Manager.


Virtual Meeting Information

  • This event will be presented through Zoom.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices or use the web-based Zoom. Calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • The ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.


Event Questions and Policies

Registration Questions

If you have any registration questions about this event, please contact the chapter using the Registration Contact Form.

If you have CPE questions after the event has concluded, please contact the chapter using the CPE Contact Form.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Complaint Policy

The GWDC welcomes your comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other feedback concerning our website information and services. All complaints should be submitted through the Registration Contact Form.


CPE Information

Earn up to 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event to receive full CPE credit.


Learning Objective

After attending this event, attendees will learn about recent changes to the FISMA metrics and the opportunities and challenges agencies face in complying with FISMA.


CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


April 14, 2022
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Virtual Event


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