Envision 2024 - Post-Quantum Cryptography Readiness Summit 4/16/24

Join us on April 16, 2024, virtually or in person at GSA’s Jess Larson Auditorium for a morning of insightful discussions and valuable learning experiences on the future of federal cybersecurity in the era of quantum information science and technology.

Envision 2024 - the Post-Quantum Cryptography Readiness Summit will help you and your agency:

  • Understand the basics of Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) its implications for the public sector.
  • Transition to Quantum-Resistant Cryptography: Learn about the governmentwide shift to quantum-resistant cryptographic systems and your agency's role in this transition.
  • Prepare acquisition strategies: Discover how the GSA’s services support PQC frameworks to enable this crucial change.
  • Gain insights from Industry and Government practitioners: Hear subject matter experts discuss use cases occurring across the federal enterprise.
  • Inform Quantum Readiness and Preparedness strategies: Explore strategies to prepare your organization for the impact of quantum information science and technology.

This event, sponsored by the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Information Technology Category, is designed to equip agencies for the imminent shift to quantum-resistant cryptography.

Reserve your spot today and learn what it will take to secure our post-quantum future!

This event will be open to the press, we kindly request members of the media notify press@gsa.gov to register.


9:00 - 9:05 a.m. - Welcome 

  • Michael Berkholtz, Senior Manager for Technology Lifecycle Services, GSA

9:05 - 9:45 a.m. - Session 1 - The maturity of the market for Quantum Secure products/services

  • Industry panel moderated by Bill Newhouse, Cybersecurity Engineer, Project Lead at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. - Session 2- Agency first steps to Quantum Secure 

  • Lisa Barr, Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director, ONCD 

10:00 - 10:40 a.m. - Session 2 (Con’t)- Agency first steps to Quantum Secure

  • Conrad Bovell, Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Advisory and Strategy, HHS 
  • Michael L Crawley, Centers for Disease Control, CDC 

10:40 - 10:55 a.m. - Break

10:55 - 11:10 a.m. - Remarks

  • Robin Carnahan, Administrator, GSA

11:10 - 11:30 a.m - Keynote - National Security Implications of Quantum Computing

  • Garfield Jones, Associate Chief of Strategic Technology, CISA 

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. - Q&A Panel, Agency Use Cases 

  • Rosa Underwood, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, GSA - Moderator
  • Darlene Gore, Director, Identity Credential and Access Management, GSA
  • Conrad Bovell, Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Advisory and Strategy, HHS 
  • Art Fuller, IT Project Manager, Federal Post-Quantum Cryptography Lead, DOJ

12:00 - 12:15 p.m. - Closing Remarks 

  • Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner, GSA

If you have difficulty registering, please contact chris.robinson@gsa.gov


In Person/Online (both)
1800 F St NW

1800 F St NW
Washington , District of Columbia 20001
Room: Auditorium
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