Executive Leadership Conference

  • Executive Leadership Conference to be held next week

    Next week the federal IT world will gather for a yearly confab, the Executive Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

  • Big federal conference would rather be in Philadelphia

    A long running federal conference not only changes venues, it sports a whole new format.

  • Can a new model for cyber come from an existing consumer protection effort?

    Here are some of the top takeaways from the Executive Leadership Conference, sponsored by ACT-IAC, which had some interesting discussions and news tidbits.

  • FCC finds a path to cut spending on legacy IT by 35 percent

    David Bray, the Federal Communications Commission’s chief information officer, said the agency has moved toward the concept of IT as a shared responsibility across all senior executives and that has helped it reduce spending on old technology.

  • Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB’s management agenda

    Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

  • Adrian Gardner, CIO, FEMA

    The White House wants to cut about $2 billion from the federal IT budget next year. The Obama Administration says that’s good news, because it means federal agencies are being more efficient with their IT projects. Adrian Gardner, chief information officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and agency co-chair of this year’s Executive Leadership Conference, told In Depth with Francis Rose about one of his passions. He said he likes using industry partnerships to make the most out of shrinking IT budgets.

  • VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

    In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

  • DHS unleashing data analysts to improve investments

    Acting Deputy Secretary Rafael Borras said the goal of the new Management Cube is to merge back-office data into one platform. Data analysts will then find trends and discover opportunities to improve mission investments. The Homeland Security Department will launch the initiative in January.

  • An in-depth look at ACT-IAC

    ACT-IAC Executive Director Ken Allen joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of the myriad of projects that ACT-IAC is working on. May 23, 2011 (Encore presentation June 13, 2011)

  • HHS CTO gives update on e-health records

    The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin caught up with Todd Park, the chief technology officer for Health and Human Services. Park gives an update on the progress of moving towards electronic health records and examines a linkage between two pieces of health record legislation.