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Fen Labalme, CISSP, has been involved with data security and personal privacy for decades, starting with his 1981 M.I.T. thesis implementing a personalized electronic newspaper that foresaw problems with social media if privacy was ignored (NewsPeek). Today, Fen is the Chief Information Security Officer for CivicActions and is working to bring agile, free and open source security to government agencies fettered with antiquated, static cybersecurity compliance requirements. Fen’s goal for this year is to enable general purpose “Authority to Operate” (ATO) authorizations in two weeks where currently this process takes agencies from nine months to three years.