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2023 Annual FISMA and Risk Management Framework Panel Discussion

April 13 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

FISMA and Risk Management Framework Panel Discussion 2023

FISMA and Risk Management Framework Panel Discussion 2023

The 2023 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, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Justice, and FDIC/OIG 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.

IT advisory or audit professionals that serve or support the Public Sector should attend this event.

Registration closes on April 12, 2023 @ 12pm.   This is a free virtual event for GWDC Members.

Register Today!


Event Sponsor

The ISACA Greater Washington D.C. Chapter is proud to have Cotton, A Sikich Company as the sponsor for this annual event. 

Founded in 1981, Cotton is a certified public accounting firm headquartered in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Cotton has focused our practice on providing services predominantly for governmental agencies and programs, and we have continued to expand both our client base and our range of services. Today, Cotton provides a full range of audit, accounting, IT, and management consulting services. In 2022, Cotton was acquired by Sikich LLP, a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 1,500 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies and ranks as one of the largest CPA firms in the United States. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments and federal agencies, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.



2:45 – 2:55 AM

Opening Remarks

3:00 PM – 4:50 PM

Panel Discussion: 2023 Annual FISMA and Risk Management Framework

Moderator: Loren Schwartz (Cotton)

Panelists: Melinda Rogers (Dept. of Justice)

Additional panelists to be added when confirmed.

4:55 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks



Loren Schwartz
Partner, Cotton, A Sikich Company

Loren Schwartz joined Cotton & Company in May 2002 and was elected a partner in April 2003. Loren has more than 25 years of diversified information system audit, financial and operational audit, privacy, and risk management consulting experience. He directs many of the firm’s major information technology reviews and audits.

Loren’s experience includes directing and participating in a wide range of system reviews, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) audits, financial statement audits, process re-engineering improvement projects, and audits of internal management controls of automated information systems. He has directed projects with clients ranging in size from start-up entrepreneurial organizations to Fortune 500 organizations. His industry experience includes both commercial and governmental clients. He also has conducted speaking engagements for well-known industry organizations on a variety of Information Technology (IT) related topics.

Loren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is an active member of the following professional organizations, including:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • ISACA Greater Washington, DC Chapter



Melinda Rogers
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Justice

Melinda Rogers was designated as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resource Management in September 2020. Prior to her designation, she served as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), and earlier she was the Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In her role as CIO, Ms. Rogers is responsible for overseeing the Department’s $3.4 billion Information Technology (IT) investment portfolio, providing strategic direction to DOJ Components, and directly supporting mission operations through IT service delivery. Additionally, within Ms. Rogers’ purview is the Department’s Cybersecurity Program, which proactively monitors and mitigates risks associated with the management, security, and acquisition of DOJ technology assets. Ms. Rogers also has extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector in private industry, where she was most recently Equifax’s Assistant Vice President for Fraud Prevention and Identity Verification Solutions. Ms. Rogers received her MBA from Emory University in Atlanta and is an alumna of George Mason University.


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 13
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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