• Big Data
    Interagency Working Group
    (BD IWG)

    The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.

  • Cyber Physical Systems Interagency Working Group (CPS IWG)

    The CPS IWG is to coordinate programs, budgets, and policy recommendations for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research and development (R&D).

  • Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group (CSIA IWG)

    Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.

  • Health IT R&D
    Interagency Working Group

    The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.

  • Human Computer Interaction & Information Management Interagency Working Group (HCI&IM IWG)

    HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.

  • High Confidence Software & Systems Interagency Working Group (HCSS IWG)

    HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS).

  • High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC IWG)

    The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the High End Computing (HEC) Infrastructure and Applications (I&A) and HEC Research and Development (R&D) Program Component Areas (PCAs).

  • Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group
    (LSN IWG)

    LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance.

  • Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality Interagency Working Group (SPSQ IWG)

    The purpose of the SPSQ IWG is to coordinate the R&D efforts across agencies that transform the frontiers of software science and engineering and to identify R&D areas in need of development that span the science and the technology of software creation and sustainment.

  • Video and Image Analytics
    Interagency Working Group (VIA IWG)

    Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics

    VIA CG
  • Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Interagency Working Group (WSRD IWG)

    The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.


Matt Goodrich Cloud SLA Workshop

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    FASTER’s goal is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies’ adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. FASTER hosts Expedition and Emerging Technology workshops as well as monthly meetings with invited guest speakers to achieve this goal.


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Speaker Bio

Matthew Goodrich, GSA
Matthew Goodrich
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Matthew Goodrich is the program manager for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at the US General Services Administration (GSA). Mr. Goodrich began his career in the US Government as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). Mr. Goodrich currently works on the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative at GSA. He has served as project manager for Apps.gov, helped in the creation of multiple cloud procurements including the GSA Infrastructure as a Service and Email as a Service Blanket Purchase Agreements, and led the development the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Additionally, Mr. Goodrich also worked under the US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Steve VanRoekel in the e-Government office in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. During his tenure at OMB, Mr. Goodrich focused his efforts on government-wide cloud computing policy issues and helped oversee agency IT portfolios as a policy analyst.

Mr. Goodrich developed tactical guidance for US government agencies in addressing barriers to the effective acquisition of cloud computing services. He co-authored the Administration's latest white paper "Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government: Best Practices for Acquiring IT as a Service" which was published by the US Chief Information Officer and Chief Acquisition Officer Councils as well as the Federal Cloud Compliance Committee.

Mr. Goodrich is also a Federal Computer Weekly 2013 Fed100 Awardee, which recognizes government and industry leaders who have played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community. Mr. Goodrich has a BBA in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.​


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