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Powering the Government Workforce through Digital Transformation

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Speakers:

Melvin Brown, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Sam Navarro, Director of Customer Services, TTS, Centers of Excellence, GSA

Melissa Walker, Chief of the Integration and Transformation Division, US Army, Human Capital Directorate of Army Futures Command,

Moderator: Jory Heckman, Reporter, Federal News Network

Government Customer Experience: Putting Citizens in the Center of Governing

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Speakers:

Noreen M. Hecmanczuk, Digital Experience Advisor to the Federal CIO, Office of Management and Budget

Ken Corbin, Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, Internal Revenue Services

Dr. Janae Lockett-Reynolds, Associate Director for Human Systems Integration, DHS Science & Technology

Colt Whittall, Chief Experience Officer, U.S. Air Force

Moderator: Martha Dorris, Founder, Dorris Consulting

President's Management Agenda: Roadmap for Results

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Speakers:

Bridget Carper, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Customer Relationship & Performance Management, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Jennifer Ford, Director of Optimizing Health Care Value Program, Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Moderator: Tom Temin, Anchor, The Federal Drive, Federal News Network

Mission Mandate: Combating Climate Change

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Speakers:

Jeremey Alcorn, Director, Climate and Sustainability Division, U.S. General Services Administration

Dr. Anjuli Bamzai, Senior Science Advisor for Global Climate Change, National Science Foundation

Michael Donnelly, Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) and Director Geospatial Management Office (GMO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Thorsten Markus, Program Manager, Cryospheric Science, Program Scientist, ICESat-2, NSIDC DAAC, Earth Sciences Division, NASA HQ

Dr. Teresa R. Pohlman, Executive Director, Sustainability and Environmental Programs at Headquarters, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Conversations on Risk: Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Speakers:

Carole House, Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation, The White House National Security Council

Patrick Kelly, Director for Critical Infrastructure Policy, Operational Risk Policy Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Donald Saxinger, Section Chief, IT Supervision, Operational Risk Group, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Howard Spira, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information Management and Technology, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Moderator: Emily Jarvis, Senior Events Manager, GovLoop

Federal IT Career Workshop

February 22, 2022

AFFIRM's annual Federal IT Career Workshop and Job Shadow Day event introduces STEM students to careers and opportunities in Federal information technology. Students hear from IT executives across the Federal government and from past attendees, gain exposure to employment opportunities within the Federal workforce, get tips from those who make hiring decisions, learn what the future holds for Federal IT professionals, and have an opportunity to shadow a Federal IT executive for a day. This is a unique opportunity for students to network with Federal employees and become better prepared for the professional workforce.

Operationalizing AI: The ROI of Emerging IT

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Speakers:

Anthony Cavallo, Robotic Process Automation Program Director (Acting), Office of Financial Management, Robotic Process Automation Division, U.S. General Services Administration

Edward Dowgiallo, Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation

Amanda Mitchell, Program Manager, AI/ML Integration and Transformation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Gardy Rosius, Associate Deputy CIO of Architecture, Engineering, Technology, & Innovation (AETI), Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network

Change Agents: Trailblazing Women in Government IT

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Speakers:

Mary Davie, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mission Support Directorate, NASA

Laura J. Stanton, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

April Yakupkovic, Cybersecurity Compliance Branch Chief, Chief Information Security Officer Directorate and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Compliance and Ongoing Authorization Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Mimi Geerges, Host and Contributing Producer, Government Matters WJLA/ABC 7

Empowering Government with Emerging IT

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Speakers:

Keith Bocian, Senior Data Scientist, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Anil Chaudry, Director, Federal AI Implementations, U.S. General Services Administration

Colonel Samuel Glover, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Resource Management, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command

David Larrimore, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Francis Rose, Vice President of Multimedia Content, FedScoop

2021 Leadership Awards Celebration

December 8, 2021

Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

Reimaging and Transforming Mission Delivery through IT

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Keynote Speaker:

Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

Panelists:

Sanjay Gupta, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

Autumn Maxey, Lead Information Technology Specialist and CSPD TMF Liaison, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Raylene Yung, Executive Director, Technology Modernization Fund, U.S. General Services Administration

Moderator: Tom Temin, Anchor, The Federal Drive, Federal News Network

Removing Barriers to Effective Cybersecurity in Government

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Keynote Speaker:

Steven Hernandez, Chief Information Security Officer, Director, Information Assurance Services, U.S. Department of Education

Panelists:

Gerald Caron III, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Nick Marinos, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kelly Moan, Chief Information Security Officer, New York Police Department and Executive Director, Information Security Information Technology Bureau (ITB)

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

A Walk Around GSA

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Panelists:

Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services & Human Capital Categories

Crystal Philcox, Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Strategy Management

Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner, Office of IT Category

Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network

CDOs: Data-Driven Decision-Making in Government

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Panelists:

Kirsten Dalboe,  Chief Data Officer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mike Horton, Chief Data Officer, DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Thomas Sasala, SES, Chief Data Officer, Department of the Navy

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

CIOs: Shaping the Next Decade of the Government IT

May 19, 2021:

Keynote:

Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget

Panelists:

Keith Bluestein, CISSP, PMP, Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Small Business Administration

Sylvia Burns, CIO, Chief Privacy Officer & Director, DIT, CIO Organization, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Henry (Jamie) Holcombe, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Keith Jones, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Bureau of Information Resource Management, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network

Combating The Data Deluge In Antifraud Analytics

April 14, 2021

Panelists:

Nicole Willis, Chief Enterprise Architect and Director of Architecture and Transformation, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Renata Miskell, Senior Advisor to the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Todd Watson, Director Network Processing, USPS OIG

Alana Daly, Program Analyst , Network Processing Directorate, USPS OIG

Moderator: Emily Jarvis, Senior Manager for Events, NextGen Leadership Program Director, GovLoop

Government CX: Delighting Customers/Delivering the Mission

March 17, 2021

Tricia Sieveke, Senior Advisor for Customer Experience , Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Services, U.S. General Services Administration

Jaime Gracia, Acquisition Manager, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Vandna Wendy Bhagat, Director, Product Marketing & Delivery Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator: Tom Temin, Host & Managing Editor, Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Shifting Gears: The Impact of CMMC on Government Contracting

February 17, 2021

Panelists:

Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S))

Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Acquisition, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Jeff Dalton, Chair, Accreditation & Credentialing Committee, Board of Directors, CMMC Accreditation Body

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Change Agents: Trailblazing Women in Government IT 6th annual event

January 13, 2021

Keynote:

Stacy Cummings, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, U.S. Department of Defense

Panelists:

Mary Davie, Deputy Associate Administrator, Mission Support Directorate, NASA

Karen Evans, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Beth Anne Killoran, Deputy Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration

Moderator: Charis Hanner, Producer, WJLA-TV's Government Matters

Modernize Government Through Game-Changing Technology

December 16, 2020

Panelists:

Frank Konieczny, Air Force Chief Technology Officer, Office of Deputy Chief Information Office, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

COL Gregory K. Smith, Military Deputy to the Director, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Data and Analysis Center (DAC), U.S. Army

Brian Campo, Acting Executive Director, Chief Technology Officer Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Deniece Peterson, Director of Federal Market Analysis, Deltek

IT Support During Natural Disasters

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Panelists:
Sam Viavattine, Director, Sandy Recovery Division – NJ Department of Community Affairs

Jeff Flick, Director, Enterprise Network Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Sharon Cannon, Chief of Staff, United States Department of Agriculture, National Finance Center (USDA/NFC) (invited, pending agency approval)

Moderator: Tom Temin, Host & Managing Editor, Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Due Diligence: Securing the Federal Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Panelists:

COL Ronald "R.J." Hughes, U.S. Army, Supply Chain Security, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Sly Ahn, Supply Chain Security Lead, Portfolio Program Support Division, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Shon L. Lyublanovits, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity for the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)

Dr. Thresa Lang, Acting Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

AFFIRM/USCC 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit - a benefit event

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jaclyn (Jackie) Rubino, AFFIRM President
Luke McCormack, National Director, USCC
Zain Ahmed, Regional Vice President, Federal Government, Lumen
Ira L. Hobbs “Master of Ceremonies” - Principal Officer, Hobbs & Hobbs, LLC and former Chief Information Officer, USDA

Opening Keynote | DHS and the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals
Karen Evans, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

AFFIRM & USCC Remarks
Jaclyn (Jackie) Rubino, AFFIRM President
Luke McCormack, National Director, USCC

Bridging the Cyber Talent Gap in Government
Maria Roat, Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Roger Beasley, Assistant Director, Science & Technology/Chief Information Officer, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Jason Gray, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education
Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network

Closing Keynote | Federal Cybersecurity Professionals: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart
Bradford J. Willke, CISSP, Assistant Director (Acting), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Closing Remarks
Jaclyn (Jackie) Rubino, AFFIRM President
Luke McCormack, National Director, USCC
Ira L. Hobbs “Master of Ceremonies” - Principal Officer, Hobbs & Hobbs, LLC and former Chief Information Officer, USDA

 

IT Modernization: The Spirit Behind FITARA in Government

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Panelists:

David Shive, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

Kevin Walsh, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Moderator: Nicole Johnson, Managing Editor, GovLoop

 

How COVID-19 Shattered the Myths on Government Management

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Panelists:

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Beth Anne Killoran, Deputy Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration

Mark Krzysko, Principal Deputy, Acquisition Data and Analytics, Acquisition Enablers, Office of Undersecretary Acquisition and Sustainment, U.S. Department of Defense

Moderator: Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network

 

AFFIRM Book Club -- Forged in Crisis

August 13, 2020

Author:

Nancy Koehn, Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Panelists:

Jay Huie, Chief Information Officer, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Government of the District of Columbia

Jaclyn Rubino, Executive Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

 

AFFIRM Federal IT Career Workshop

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Welcome and Purpose
Jaclyn Rubino, AFFIRM President, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Patrice Clement, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Keynote Address
Brian Whittaker, GSA

Keynote Address
Ed Mays, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Keynote Address
Marisa Schmader, U.S. Department of Treasury, The Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Keynote Address
Lisa Swinney, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Participant Q & A
Ed Mays, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Marisa Schmader, U.S. Department of Treasury, The Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Lisa Swinney, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Brian Whittaker, GSA
Moderator: Christopher Dorobek,  GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Closing Remarks
Don Fenhagen, IBM

What COVID-19 Means for Digital Transformation

June 10, 2020

Panelists: 

Monica Langley, Deputy Chief Information Officer, FEMA

Guy Cavallo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, SBA

Laura J. Stanton, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service

Nelson Moe, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Moderator: Chris Dorobek, Govloop Dorobek Insider