Chief Technology Officer
Dave Larrimore has over 10 years of experience modernizing, innovating, and fostering technology as a business/mission enabler. In addition to supporting the development and implementation of the first US Department of Agriculture (USDA) enterprise cloud strategy, Mr. Larrimore served as a Branch Chief and Program Manager at the General Services Administration (GSA) where he lead a multidisciplinary team that enabled the transition of IT programs and project from a traditional waterfall development approach to Agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). He has also developed and managed a cloud automation governance model to support cloud-based automated testing and continuous integration services.
Rory D. Schultz is a 32 year federal employee with 26 years’ experience in IT customer service, 23 of which have been in leadership positions. He began his Federal career as a summer intern and research analyst with the Executive Office of the President during the Reagan Administration. After several summers, he returned as a GS-4 Research Analyst with the Records Management Branch at the Department of the Treasury. Over the next years, he was steadily promoted through increasingly complex and more responsible positions.
Deputy CIO, FEMA
Prior to joining FEMA, Patsy Garnett served 27 years in Federal Service where her focus has been information technology and information management reform, and leading the federal government toward efficiency in its service to the public in both technology and business practices. Her experience from previous positions at Federal Student Aid (FSA), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Pension Benefit and Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB), and the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She has improved governance and oversight of information technology investments; led the successful transformation and modernization of IT Programs to achieve cost savings; launched comprehensive IT transformation initiatives to streamline business processes, as well as standardize and leverage the IT infrastructure, and improving agencies ability to respond to change in a timely fashion.
Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)
U.S. Secret Service
Ron Layton was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the United States Secret Service in January of 2013. He is responsible for Information Technology strategic investment and also serves as the Secret Service representative to the White House, Cyber Interagency Policy Committee. Formerly, Mr. Layton was in charge of all Secret Service investigations for the State of West Virginia. In additional previous assignments, Ron was the former Program Director for the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) initiative supervising 17 ECTF's across the United States.