March Monthly Education Program

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:30am
AFFIRM & GITEC present Moving Beyond the Boundaries: Accelerating Government at the Speed of Mobility

Pre-registration for this event is closed. On-site registration will be offered on a space available basis.

This event will be streamed live and available as a video on demand after the event. To view this event and past AFFIRM events please visit our video library.

Recorded by:

  • Video Content Management Services Provided By: Limelight

    At AFFIRM’s January luncheon, Steve VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer, charged government to embrace mobility to fundamentally change both the way government serves the public and how government employees work.

    To help meet that charge, AFFIRM and GITEC will take a 360 degree look at mobility from four vital perspectives:

    • What is the Federal mobility strategy and how do we achieve it?
    • How do we unify data to deliver information to an increasingly mobile nation?
    • What are methods we can adopt to streamline government’s telecom expenses substantially?
    • Why are government, academia and industry mobilizing the workforce, and what are their results?

    Join us for an in-depth look at how the mobility revolution is delivering a nimbler, more agile government for the American people now.


    7:00am - 8:00am: Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
    8:00am - 8:10am: Introductions
    John Sullivan, President, GITEC

    8:10am - 8:30am: Keynote
    The Federal Mobility Strategy: Seizing the Mobility Revolution
    Lisa Schlosser, Deputy U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

    8:35am - 9:20am: Panel 1
    Policy: The Platform of Mobility Progress
    Chas Phillips, former Chief Counsel, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
    Zack Fields, Legislative Aide, Ranking Member Gerald E. Connolly, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    Rick Holgate, Assistant Director for Science & Technology and Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Co-chair of the Federal Mobility Strategy Task Force

    9:25am - 10:25am: Panel 2
    Restructure, Centralize, Pool: Streamlining the Cost of Mobility
    Francis Rose, Host, In Depth with Francis Rose, 1500 AM Federal News Radio
    Steve Kempf, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration
    Robert A. Peck, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration

    10:25am - 10:35am: Break

    10:40am-11:25am: Panel 3
    Mobilizing the Workforce: Perspectives from Academia, Government and Industry
    Chris Dorobek , Founder, Publisher and Editor, DorobekINSIDER
    Lloyd Griffiths, Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
    Avi Bender, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
    Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Chief Information Officer, TSA
    Sean Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, USAID

    11:25 am-11:30am: Closing Remarks
    Darren Ash, President, AFFIRM

    Date and Location:

    Thursday, March 15, 2012
    7:30am - 11:30am

    The Washington Plaza Hotel
    10 Thomas Circle, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Metro: McPherson Square(Orange & Blue)
    (map and driving directions)


    (Log in to register at the member rate)
    Government Attendees
    • Government Subscribers - included in subscription; log in to register and reserve your seat
    • Government Member Pre-Registered (before 3/14, 12pm) - $35
    • Government Non-member Pre-Registered (before 3/14, 12pm) - $40
    • Government Member Walk-in - $45
    • Government Non-member Walk-in - $50
    Industry Attendees
    • Sustaining Partner Member Pre-Registered (before 3/14, 12pm) - $95
    • Industry Non-member Pre-Registered (before 3/14, 12pm) - $195
    • Sustaining Partner Member Walk-in - $105
    • Industry Non-member Walk-in - $205

    This event will be streamed live and available as a video on demand after the event. To view this event and past AFFIRM events please visit our video library.

    Recorded by:





    Limelight   Verizon


    Cisco   Compuware   LGS Innovations    Lockheed Martin   Fiberlink




    We will have opportunities for Industry to participate in this venue. With a target audience of 40% Government attendance, this is a great opportunity for those supporting mobile computing to participate. Please contact for further information.
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