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Federal Computer Security Managers’ Forum - 2 day Annual "Offsite" Meeting 2018

The Federal Computer Security Program Managers’ Forum is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to promote the sharing of security-related information among federal agencies.  It provides a mechanism for NIST to share information directly with federal agency information security managers in fulfillment of NIST’s leadership mandate under FISMA. The NIST Computer Security Division serves as the Secretariat of the Forum and Victoria Pillitteri and Jody Jacobs serve as the Co-Chairs. NIST provides necessary administrative and logistical support.

Annual Federal Computer Security Program Managers’ Forum Offsite

The annual FCSM Offsite provides an opportunity to exchange information system security knowledge among federal, state and higher education employees and their support contractors that participate in the management of their organization’s information system security program. 

Presentations to include:

  • Strategic and tactical information system security issues involved in the development and application of new and emerging information technologies, and
  • Information system security issues within the federal government; and
  • Current technical and operational updates.

Who Should Attend:

Attendance is limited to US Federal, State government employees, and higher educational employees and their designated support contractors who participate in the management of their organization’s information system security program.

Additional Items:

  • Conference attendees receive Continuing Education Units to submit with their certifying authority.
  • There is no fee to attend.
  • Food will not be provided but may be purchased in the NIST cafeteria or at local restaurants.
  • Webcast of this event is not available

Registration Info

Please follow this link to register for the conference:   (Note: Registration closes on May 8, 2018).

Cost: FREE

Lodging Info

A block of rooms has been reserved for May 14, 2018 - May 16, 2018 at a rate of $170/night. The special room rate, which includes breakfast, will be available until May 4, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To book a room click here

Security Instructions

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.  *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.  For further details, please visit:

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must contact for additional instructions. 

Event Details

Starts: May 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM EST
Ends: May 16, 2018 - 05:00 PM EST

Format: In-person Type: Conference

Agenda Website

Attendance Type: Government and their contractors only
Audience Type: Government,Academia


100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD. 20899
(Bldg. 101 - Green Auditorium)

Parent Project

Created July 11, 2017, Updated April 19, 2018