PSC Security Clearance Summit | Virtual

PSC Security Clearance Summit | Virtual

Join PSC as we explore the government’s on-going transformational actions for the cleared workforce and discuss additional improvements that can be achieved through mutual innovation and collaboration.  


  • C-Suite with cleared personnel
  • Security executives
  • Human Resources executives
  • Executives providing solutions to the IC, Defense, Homeland Security and Justice

Trusted Workforce 2.0 Panel (TW2.0): Discussants will address impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to TW2.0 elements such as personnel vetting, insider threat, and Continuous Evaluation (CE) / Continuous Vetting (CV). Session speakers include:

  • Christy Wilder, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Assistant Director, Background Investigations
  • Brian Dunbar, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Assistant Director, Special Security Directorate 
  • Matt Eanes, Performance Accountability Council, PMO Director at Security, Suitability, and Credentialing 
  • Moderator: TBD

State of CE/CV implementation Panel: Discussants will address the state of CE/CV across various departments and agencies that are “enrolled” and discuss what “enrolled” means to these agencies. Panelists will also discuss initiatives in advance of the national level CV guidance/doctrine coming out and what CE/CV looks like over the horizon in the new normal. Session speakers include:

  • Heather Green, Defense Security Service, Director of Vetting Risk Operations Center
  • Charlie Margiotta, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Deputy Assistant Director, and Joint Duty Assignment at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Director, National Insider Threat Task Force
  • Moderator: TBD

Navigating through COVID with regard to hiring and clearing personnel: Discussants will address COVID lessons learned to inform hiring/clearing personnel in a new normal along with best practices and which new tools/methods will be kept. Session speakers include: 

  • Jeannine Hamilton Director, Personnel Security at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mark Sherwin, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Deputy Associate Director-BI Field Operations
  • Moderator: TBD

Ryan P. McDermott
Vice President, Defense and Intelligence 
Ryan McDermott is the Vice President for Defense and  Intelligence for the Professional Services Council (PSC). Prior to PSC, he served as Principal Director for Manufacturing and  Industrial Base Policy in the Department of Defense. Ryan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He holds a  MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business and a MA  in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

September 29, 2020


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Free for members
$250 for nonmembers


The Defense and Intelligence Council (D&IC) leads PSC’s activities relating to the intelligence community, the military services, and the defense agencies. The D&IC is the principal venue for PSC members to interface with key government officials, provide input on acquisition policy issues, and shape upcoming procurements in the defense and intelligence sector.ks toward an outcome-oriented federal services acquisition process through regular meetings, timely programs, and various other avenues.

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9/29/2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Meeting

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