.summary-thumbnail, .summary-thumbnail img { width: auto !important; height: 200px !important; }

February Monthly Speaker Series - Federal IT Modernization: Building A More Secure Government

Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)

The final Federal IT modernization report was released in December to complement agency efforts to modernize citizen facing services – by moving to a more secure, agile, and cost effective infrastructure, much of which is to be provided by shared services.

Tapping expertise from both industry and government leaders, the American Technology Council focused on modernization efforts to improve the security posture of Federal IT.

This panel will discuss how this approach will enhance government’s cybersecurity posture, modernize the Federal IT enterprise, and create a more robust partnership between Government and industry.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the Federal IT Modernization Report and its approach to maximize secure use of cloud computing, modernize Government-hosted applications, and securely maintain legacy systems.
  • Review the concept of technology high risk and high value assets and the need for security and privacy of these Federal datasets.
  • Define shared services and explore its use for adopting centralized offerings for commodity IT.

Speakers:

Schedule:
Registration:
 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00

Register through Eventbrite. Onsite registration adds $10.00 to the ticket price.

Location: 
Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro:
Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking:
Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.

 

AFFIRM and USCC Present the 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

CenturyLink (map)

 
USCC logo_cis-new_2017.jpg
 
logo-slogan.png

Federal agencies are facing ever more sophisticated adversaries and threats that place our privacy, our economy, and our Nation at risk.

These cyber threats are diverse and include the prevalence of malicious actors who operate globally at will; the growth of risks from the Internet of Things, and increasingly complex networks, all elevating the security and resilience of cyberspace to a critical homeland security imperative. Exacerbating these challenges is a shortfall in cybersecurity and IT talent that effects not only the Federal government, but the private sector as well.

Cybersecurity is a dynamic and crosscutting field that is ever changing and increasingly challenging to address.

This in-depth, half-day session will gather an all-star line-up of chief information officers, chief information security officers, and other thought leaders from government and industry who will explore growing threats as well as innovative approaches to attract and retain the best cyber talent.

The 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit is a place for important discussions about the challenges with cyber-security and is also a significant benefit both for the AFFIRM scholarship program, which helps students focused on IT skills and is the largest support for USCC's summer camp program, which focuses on cybersecurity.

Interested in sponsorship? Click here for the full list of sponsorship opportunities.

Metro: Ballston (Orange and Silver lines)

Parking: Paid parking in building, entrance on Taylor street.
$9 before 9:00am
$11 after 9:00am

Agenda:
7:30am: Coffee, Networking, and Registration

8:00am - Welcome
Tina Bohse, Director of Special Program Sales, CenturyLink Strategic Government

8:05am: Opening Remarks: 
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency and President, AFFIRM
Ira Hobbs, Principal, Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC, Master of Ceremonies

8:15am - 8:45am: Opening Keynote
Tyson Meadors, Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council

8:45am - 9:15am: Remarks and Recognition of the "Capture the Flag" Winners:
Tyson Meadors, Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council
Ed Rhyne, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:15am-10:15amPanel 1: Cybersecurity - The CIOs Speak Out
Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Howard Whyte, Chief Information Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Moderator: Chris Dorobek, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

10:15am - 10:25am: Break

10:25am - 11:25am: Panel 2: Cybersecurity - A View from the CISOs
Jerrod Bates, Information Security Instructor, Delaware Technical Community College
Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech
Bill Newhouse, Deputy Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Moderator: Jason Miller, Federal News Radio

11:25am - 11:55am: Closing Keynote
Christine Calvosa, Acting CIO, FCC

11:55am: Closing Remarks: 
Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency and President, AFFIRM

12 Noon: Adjourn

Sponsors:

NIC_logo_2014_200px.png
Sherman Logo275px.png

Speakers:

AFFIRM After Hours IT Capitol Hill Networking Event - Hail and Farewell

Plan now to attend this special AFFIRM After Hours Networking event on Capitol Hill where we will honor incoming government CIOs and information leaders who have recently been appointed, and thank a few others for their service.

Please be on hand to applaud these individuals, recently appointed or leaving their positions, as they make short remarks. Then join us to mingle over light refreshments and engage in individual discussions with guests, AFFIRM leadership and members.

This event is part of an annual series of AFFIRM After Hours Networking events, where government, academic and industry can gather in a lively and informal setting.

Registration:

There is no cost to register. Registration is strongly recommended, but not required.

Venue:

U.S. House Committee Hearing Room - Room 1310
Longworth House Office Building
9 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515

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.

April AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event

Pennsylvania 6 (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.

Registration:

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

VenuePennsylvania 6

Metro: McPherson Sq. Metro Stop: 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.

April Monthly Speaker Series: Technology Business Management - Empowering Value from Federal IT

Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)

The Administration’s top three priorities for government IT policy promise improved service delivery and citizen experience, reduced cybersecurity risks and targeting taxpayer dollars wisely. Technology Business Management or TBM is at the heart of these priorities and will serve as a tool to help drive them forward.

The goal of TBM adoption in the public sector is to improve the accountability and transparency within the IT budget process, empowering CXOs from across the enterprise to drive mission value and improved customer experience through technology.  TBM adoption will also allow for improved benchmarking and optimization of the value of every taxpayer dollar spent on technology.

Panelists will discuss why TBM is vital for government and how agencies are using TBM taxonomy to begin changing the decision-making process today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Technology Business Management (TBM) and explain its value in Federal planning and budgeting.
  • Understand how TBM will improve IT planning and governance.
  • Explain how TBM brings the entire C suite to the table for decision-making in a transparent and empowering way.

Schedule:
Registration:
 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00

Register through Eventbrite. Onsite registration adds $10.00 to the ticket price.

Location: 
Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro:
Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking:
Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.

 

Save the Date: AFFIRM Career & Job Shadow Day

IBM Briefing Center (map)

Join AFFIRM at our annual Federal Career IT Day, introducing college students to careers and opportunities in Federal information technology (IT).

This year, students will hear from upper-level IT executives across the federal government.

Students who attend the AFFIRM Federal Career IT Day will be given a leg up on employment opportunities within the Federal workforce. Participants will hear from past attendees, get tips from those who make hiring decisions within their agencies, and learn what the future holds for Federal IT professionals. This is a unique opportunity for students to network with Federal employees and become better prepared for the professional workforce. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of AFFIRM.

Agenda:

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental breakfast

9:30 - 9:35 a.m. - Welcome Address

9:35 - 9:45 a.m. - Welcome from IBM

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. - Plenary Speaker

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Federal IT Panel & Federal Job Descriptions

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch break & Shadowing Sign Up

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Benefits of Job Shadowing Panel

1:45 - 2:30 p.m. - Applying for Public Sector Jobs

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Coaching & Resume Reviews

Job Shadow Day/Scheduled Separately

Shadow days will be arranged between each student and the agency IT professional, to be completed within two weeks following orientation.
*Note: Flexibility will allow students, who may be in classes or undergoing exams, to avoid disrupting their schedules and to allow agency IT professional to identify particularly interesting days for shadowing. Moreover, some agency IT professionals may be able to host multiple students if they are not all on the same day.

Please note: attendees must bring a government-issued ID to the Federal Career IT Workshop and the scheduled job shadow day. Student IDs will not be sufficient. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • U.S. passport or foreign government-issued passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) for the sole purpose of identification

2018 CFO CIO Summit

Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)

logo-slogan-caponly90x90_fiercemarkets.png
AGA_Logo.png

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.
Session

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.
Session

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

10:35 – 11:25 a.m.
Session

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Session

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

Pennsylvania 6 (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.

Registration:

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

VenuePennsylvania 6

Metro: McPherson Sq. Metro Stop: 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

Pennsylvania 6 (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.

Registration:

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

VenuePennsylvania 6

Metro: McPherson Sq. Metro Stop: 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.

Save the Date: AFFIRM Annual Leadership Awards

The St. Regis Washington, D.C. (map)

The annual AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration is the recognition of outstanding leadership in the Federal Government since 1979.

The AFFIRM Leadership Awards are among the most prestigious of the Federal community, honoring individual and team outstanding 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.

July AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event

Pennsylvania 6 (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.

Registration:

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

VenuePennsylvania 6

Metro: McPherson Sq. Metro Stop: 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.