Enhancing Security Awareness and Preparedness in the Public Sector: Strengthening Our Defenses
From Leadership Connect
From Leadership Connect
Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Kenneth W. Bible serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). In this role, he is responsible for all matters relating to information and securing and strengthening the Department’s information security program and information technology (IT) posture.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bible served under the Headquarters Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Information (DCI) as the Assistant Director for the Information Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Division (IC4). In this capacity, he also served as the Marine Corps’ Deputy Chief Information Officer and CISO, formulating and providing broad policy guidance or IT, cybersecurity, and communications infrastructure and applications.
Among his many accomplishments, he delivered ADVANA, the U.S. Department of Defense’s single authoritative source for audit and business
data analytics, and led Risk Management Framework reform across the Marine Corps by guiding production of the first fully accredited secure software development (DevSecOps) pipelines.
Previously, Mr. Bible served with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for almost two decades, starting as a lead engineer integrating commercial Geospatial Information Systems technology, then heading the Networks Engineering Division of the SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. He later became the Assistant Program Executive Officer (Engineering) for PEO Enterprise Information Systems, serving as the PEO’s chief engineer as assigned by SPAWAR headquarters.
He was chief engineer for the Fleet Environmental Information Management System/Protective Measures Assessment Protocol program, which was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations and Secretary of the Navy Environmental Team Awards in 2008.
Mr. Bible began his civilian service in 1985 at the former Charleston Naval Shipyard, where he rose to be a nuclear qualified engineering supervisor for three engineering branches. He was appointed to executive service as a Senior Leader in 2013, and to the Senior Executive Service in March 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and earned a master’s degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Bible is a member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Community Professional Corps; a Level III certified acquisition professional in the Advanced Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering career field; and a licensed professional engineer. He is a native of Roanoke, Virginia.
Partnership’s Branch Chief
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Bob Nadeau is the Partnership’s Branch Chief in the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Strategic Relations subdivision. Bob and the Partnership’s Branch team build strategic partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT), non-governmental and private sector organizations. The Branch facilitates the sharing of information and resources, identifies opportunities for collaboration to address shared needs and links stakeholder organizations with CISA subject matter experts. Previously, Bob was an External Affairs Director for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and also served as the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) for FEMA.
Fed Gov Today
Francis Rose is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, speaker, writer, and host of “Fed Gov Today’. He recently founded the Fed Gov Today podcast as part of The Francis Rose Media Group. He served as founding host of Scoop News Group’s “Daily Scoop Podcast,” and as SNG’s Vice President of Multimedia Content, from August 2021 through December 2022. Before joining SNG, he hosted “Government Matters” on Washington, DC’s ABC 7 from 2016 to 2021. He was the last live afternoon host on Federal News Radio, hosting “In Depth with Francis Rose” from 2008 to 2015 after joining the station in 2006.
Francis is highly sought-after as a speaker and moderator of high-profile events in the federal community. His guest list on radio, TV, event stages, and podcast platforms has included virtually every important name in the federal government. He has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. His nearly 40-year media career includes stops at America’s leading broadcasters, including ABC Radio, CBS Radio, Westwood One, and C-SPAN.