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2018 CFO CIO Summit

Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)

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Join AGA and AFFIRM in Washington for this free* educational event and listen to an insightful dialogue on the intersection of policies and management issues that impact CFOs and CIOs and how they are working together to improve efficiency and transparency, reduce risk and strengthen their workforce.

*Free for individuals who work for government. Private-sector participation is available via sponsorship. Are you a small business? Contact AGA for special sponsorship pricing.

Program and Schedule

7:30 – 8:10 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast in the exhibit hall

8:10 – 8:20 a.m.
Welcome and opening remarks

8:20 – 9:10 a.m.
Maturing Management in Modern Times

Federal CFOs and CIOs are facing a wide range of challenges in managing financial and IT priorities in today's ever-changing environment. The panel will discuss how they are managing emerging initiatives including the MGT Act, FITARA, DATA Act, and IT Modernization as they strive to advance and mature their respective agencies operations

  • Teresa Grancorvitz, Chief Financial Officer, National Science Foundation
  • Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
  • Adam Goldberg, Executive Architect, FIT, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    Moderator: Dawn Platt-Pembroke, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
Running IT Like a Business - TBM

The Office of Management and Budget has an initiative to improve federal information technology spending transparency and is rolling out Technology Business Management (TBM) procedures to help meet that goal. TBM improves transparency inside federal organizations, leading to a more efficient and accountable organization. Implementing TBM the right way requires close collaboration between the CIO and CFO organizations and a joint agreement of the objectives. This panel will focus on the responsibilities of leadership when implementing TBM, as well as the real challenges and benefits observed by those who have implemented TBM.  

  • Rick Chandler, Deputy Assistant Secretary & Chief Financial Officer, Office of IT, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jon Kraden, Director - Customer Coordination and Communication, General Services Administration
  • Kelly Morrison, Performance Analyst, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Tony Scardino, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director (Acting), U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Doug Webster, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Moderator: Michael Huffman, Vice President, CBeyonData

10:00 – 10:35 a.m.
Coffee break in the exhibit hall

10:35 – 11:25 a.m.
Perspectives from the C-Suite

Executive branch actions require agencies to rethink how they organize to accomplish their missions  and support back-office functions such as finance, HR, IT and procurement. A panel of leading CIOs and CFOs discuss how they are collaborating to address these government management challenges.

  • Mary Davie, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator, OFPP, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Lynn Moaney, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Moderator: Todd Barber, Managing Principal, TeraThink Corporation

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity Panel

As government agencies face increasing risks in the cyber arena, federal executives must collaborate to keep their organizations secure from internal and external threats. This session will feature a panel of CFOs and CIOs as they discuss how they tackle these challenges in a cooperative and cost-effective way.

  • Chip Fulghum, Deputy Undersecretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mark Kneidinger, Director, Cybersecurity & Communication, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ron Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Moderator: Marlon Perry, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

12:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

General Information

On-site name badge pickup

Pick up your materials in the foyer area of room 147 AB of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Badge pickup hours

Tuesday, May 1, 2018   
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Location

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

By metro:
Take the yellow or green line to the Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center stop

Parking: 
The convention center does not have a designated parking garage; however, there is ample parking surrounding the center.

AGA has partnered with SpotHero to reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free! To reserve your parking spot today, visit the Washington Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50 percent off drive-up rates.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app for iPhone or Android and enter promo code CFOCIO for an extra $5 off your first park.

To view the sponsor form, click here

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

May AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event

The City Club (map)

AFFIRM is hosting this event to network with Government, Academic and Industry IT Professionals in a lively and informal setting. We will be inviting a Government Featured Guest who will be available for individual discussions.

This event is part of an annual series of AFFIRM After Hours Networking events, offering our members and guests the chance to connect after working hours. CIOs and other IT professionals from many Federal agencies will be in attendance, along with partners from the IT industry with whom to network and interact.

Featured Guests:

Kshemendra Paul, DHS, Cloud Director
Melissa Bruce, Enterprise Business Management Director

Registration:

There is no cost to register. A cash bar will be available at Pennsylvania 6. Registration is strongly recommended, but not required.

Venue: The City Club

Metro: Metro Center: Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines

Host:

AFFIRM - The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the Federal government. Remember that AFFIRM membership is free for current employees of the Government and Academia.

June AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event

The City Club (map)

AFFIRM is hosting this event to network with Government, Academic and Industry IT Professionals in a lively and informal setting. We will be inviting a Government Featured Guest who will be available for individual discussions.

This event is part of an annual series of AFFIRM After Hours Networking events, offering our members and guests the chance to connect after working hours. CIOs and other IT professionals from many Federal agencies will be in attendance, along with partners from the IT industry with whom to network and interact.

Featured Speakers:

Jenn Hoover, DHS Office of CTO, Innovations Director
Rachelle Henderson, Business Enterprise Management Department Director

Registration:

There is no cost to register. A cash bar will be available at Pennsylvania 6. Registration is strongly recommended, but not required.

VenueThe City Club

Metro: Metro Center: Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines

Host:

AFFIRM - The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the Federal government. Remember that AFFIRM membership is free for current employees of the Government and Academia.

2018 Leadership Awards Celebration

St. Regis (map)

The annual AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration has recognized outstanding leadership in the Federal Government since 1979.

The AFFIRM Leadership Awards are among the most prestigious of the Federal community, honoring outstanding individual and team leadership from the preceding year. First awarded in 1979, award honorees join a prestigious list of agency executives and managers. Awards are for demonstrated leadership leading to successes in specific categories such as IT Management, Cyber Security, Mobile Technology, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Big Data and related areas. In addition, there are special categories for a Congressional Leadership Award and an Industry Executive Leadership Award.

The Leadership Awardees will be recognized and honored at the Thursday, June 28, 2018 AFFIRM Annual Leadership Celebration, an after work reception from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the St. Regis Hotel, Washington, DC.

2018 Leadership Awards Categories
Executive Leadership Award for Industry - Large Business
Executive Leadership Award for industry - Small Business
Congressional Leadership Award
Executive Leadership in Information Technology (DoD and Intelligence)
Leadership in Mobile Computing Technology
Leadership Award for Service to the Citizen and the Country
Leadership in Cyber Security
Executive Leadership in Information Technology (Civilian)
Leadership in Technology Innovation
RockStar Rookie

The deadline to submit a nomination was Friday, April 20. If your company is interested in sponsoring the Leadership Awards, click here to download the 2018 Sponsorship Form, and send a completed copy to info@affirm.org

2018 AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Executive Leadership Award for Industry (Large)
Presented for superior leadership in business and technology within the government technology community.  This award is presented to an executive who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to the community within and beyond information technology.

Executive Leadership Award for Industry (Small)
Presented for superior leadership in business and technology within the government technology community.  This award is presented to an executive of an SBA-defined small business who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributions to the community within and beyond information technology.  

Congressional Leadership Award
This award is presented to a member or staff member of either the House or Senate who has exemplified outstanding leadership in developing legislation, providing oversight and review or other actions which support the improvement of the effective and efficient management of information technology in the federal government.

Executive Leadership in Information Technology (DoD and Intelligence)
Presented for outstanding executive leadership in government-wide information technology. The AFFIRM Executive Leadership Award has been presented annually and is the highest and most prestigious AFFIRM award for members of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.

Leadership in Mobile Computing Technology
Presented for leadership excellence in implementation or management of Mobile Computing Technology government-wide or for an Agency.

Leadership Award for Service to the Citizen and the Country
Presented for leadership excellence in management information technology for improved services to the citizen or on a national level for their Country.

Leadership in Cyber Security
Presented for leadership excellence in protecting government mission critical data and systems government-wide or for an Agency.

Executive Leadership in Information Technology (Civilian)
Presented for outstanding executive leadership in government-wide information technology. The AFFIRM Executive Leadership Award has been presented annually since 1979 and is the highest and most prestigious AFFIRM award. 

Leadership in Technology Innovation
Presented for leadership excellence in innovative technology or innovation government-wide or for an Agency.

Rockstar Rookie
Although this individual has only been at your organization less than three years, this award is presented for consistent leadership excellence as a new leader in the technology space. The individual has offered exciting and new ideas in the field and is always thinking outside the box. This person has proven to be a real game-changer and you look forward to seeing them grow professionally.