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.
There is no cost to register. Registration is strongly recommended, but not required.
U.S. House Committee Hearing Room - Room 1334
Longworth House Office Building
9 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515
Metro: Capitol South Metro Station (Blue, Orange and Silver Lines)
Former Chief Information Officer
Jonathan serves as the chief technology officer, Public Sector for Veritas Technologies where he helps government organizations manage, protect and extract new business value from data on-premises and across complex, multi-cloud environments.
Alboum is a seasoned IT leader with experience in the private and public sectors, having served in executive roles in the federal government for more than a decade. His tenure includes serving as the chief information officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where he led the development of the USDA’s IT modernization strategy that focused on cloud computing, network modernization and enhanced information security protections for a $3 billion annual technology spend.
Former Chief Information Officer
U.S. International Trade Commission
Kirit Amin was named US International Trade Commission (USITC), Chief Information Officer (CIO) in December 2014. Working directly for the Board of Commissioners he has mapped out near, mid, and long term strategic goals and a roadmap to increase operational efficiency and modernization, increase cyber security posture and awareness, reduce infrastructure risks, and to bring the Commission in compliance with outstanding mandates to include HSPD 12/PIV, TIC/MTIPS, ISCM, etc.
Chief Information Officer
Johnson Joy leads the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the mission and vision to modernize HUD’s information technology (IT) to become a model for other federal agencies. In June 2017, Johnson was appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and serves under Secretary Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Before joining HUD, Johnson was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Houston-based Information Technology (IT) consulting company, J3 Global, Inc. Bringing more than two decades of IT experience to HUD, Johnson previously served as a program manager for Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna.
Johnson’s executive management experience includes implementing major system improvements for small and large organizations, and helping organizations adapt to the rapidly changing and dynamic IT environment.
On December 16, 2013, Luke J. McCormack became the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer. He will oversee DHS’ continuing efforts to implement information technology (IT) enhancements and strengthen IT security.
Mr. McCormack has extensive IT and leadership experience, both inside and outside of DHS, as well as in the public and private sectors.
He previously served at the Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Information Resources Management/Chief Information Officer, where he provided strategic direction, management services, oversight to cross-component information technology efforts and IT infrastructure services.
Former Federal Chief Information Officer
Tony Scott is CEO of the Tony Scott Group, and is a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Privacy at Squire Patton Boggs, a prominent International law firm. Until January 2017, he served in the Obama administration as the 3rd Federal Chief Information Officer (Federal CIO) for the U.S. Government, and was appointed to that role by President Obama in February 2015. The Federal CIO has oversight, budget and management responsibilities for the more than $85 billion that the Federal Government annually spends on IT. In that capacity, he created the government wide response plan after the OPM cybersecurity hacking incident, including the Cybersecurity Sprint and Implementation Plan (CSIP), which dramatically improved the information systems security posture of the Federal Government. His numerous appearances before Congress, and many other forums - providing CXO level public and private sector insight on matters such as digital workplace transformation, cybersecurity, governance, open data, and workforce diversity have been widely recognized.
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.