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National Security Technology Conference 2020

November 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

Complimentary ISACA Members, $60 Non-Members

Join us for the Virtual National Security Technology Conference 2020 on November 19th. Information system confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of national security and defense agencies are paramount to advance our Nation’s interests. Join us at the National Security Information Technology Conference to learn about initiatives from select agencies that have been demonstrating being efficient and effective custodians of taxpayer resources.

National Security Technology Conference 2020 - Learning Objectives:

- Learn about information technology matters pertaining to operations of national security and defense agencies.
- Understand leading practices being applied or recommended by the national security and defense organizations.
- Obtain insights that are relevant and applicable for organizations of attendees.

In light of the ongoing pandemic, this event is being held as a virtual Zoom meeting.


- 8:30 to 9:00 AM:  Conference Introduction

- 9:00 to 10:00 AM:  Department of Homeland Security’s Risk Management and Internal Control Program


Department of Homeland Security’s Risk Management and Internal Control Program
Presented by Alyssa Smiley (Department of Homeland Security)

As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to strive towards a federally mandated clean opinion for internal controls over financial reporting, this session will walk through the challenges, achievements, framework, and enhancements that DHS has faced and implemented along the way. Discover how DHS has designed an approach to the Department’s risk management and internal control program for financial reporting systems to span numerous Component agencies, an average annual budget of over $80B, nearly 100 financial support systems, and an ever-changing control environment. With increased focus and attention on data and information produced by the entity as well as service provider monitoring, DHS continues to make adjustments to refine processes and approach, but like all agencies, is faced with limitations and legacy applications that add to the hurdles encountered on its journey to a clean opinion.


Alyssa-Smiley (1)

Alyssa Smiley
Acting Director, Risk Management and Assurance
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Alyssa Smiley is the Acting Director for the Risk Management and Assurance division at the Department of Homeland Security. Since joining DHS Headquarters in 2016, Alyssa has assisted in developing a robust, risk based information technology assurance program that continues to be used by the Department to strengthen its IT security controls and is working to expand to provide enhanced coverage over application controls, data management, and information produced by the entity. Prior to joining DHS Headquarters, Alyssa supported Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within DHS.


Special Instructions

ISACA Members: Complimentary registration as part of membership. Not a member? Become one today!

Non-Members: $60


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Earn up to 3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits in the area of Specialized Knowledge. The ISACA® NCAC 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: http://www.learningmarket.org.

CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPE's 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 by answering each survey question during and between topics to receive full CPE credit.

CPE-Related Details

  • Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: N/A
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic to Advanced
  • Delivery Method: Virtual


November 19
8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Complimentary ISACA Members, $60 Non-Members
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