|Lisa CarnahanComputer Scientist, Standards Coordination OfficeNational Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Dr. Patrick DowdChief Technical Officer/Chief ArchitectNational Security AgencyDr. Patrick Dowd is the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS)ís Chief Technical Officer and also serves as Chief Architect. He recently transitioned to this role after serving as Deputy Director of Mission Capabilities within the Technology Directorate of the National Security Agency. |
Dr. Dowd joined the Research Directorate of NSA in 1996, and is co-founder of the Laboratory for Telecommunications Science. He moved from Research to the SIGINT Directorate in 2004, where he directed projects to unify Computer Network Operations (CNO) and developed technical strategies to integrate CNO, SIGINT, and Defense. He then became the Deputy Directorate for Modernization within the Information Technology Directorate in 2006 to execute his work and build out the world-wide operational environment of NSA at scale.
Prior to joining NSA, Dr. Dowd worked for General Electric and IBM and served as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Dowd received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. His areas of expertise are in system security, computer architecture, big data analytic systems and networking. He has authored over 100 refereed technical papers and has been active on editorial boards of scientific journals and professional societies.
Dr. Dowd received the Tau Beta Pi Teach of the Year Award in 1994, NSA Scientist of the Year in 1998, the NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 2002, and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 2004.
|Yentram Huyen, Ph.D.Chief, Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch, Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational BiologyOSMO/OD/NIAID/NIHYentram (Tram) Huyen, Ph.D., is Chief of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB) of the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The BCBB provides leadership, research consultation, education, and software development in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. It plays a critical role in supporting the NIAID research mission by applying bioinformatics and computational biology methods to generate new data, analyze existing data, generate new hypotheses, and ultimately elevate the use of these methods and resources throughout the NIAID. While BCBB services and resources are tailored to the needs of the NIAID intramural and extramural research communities, the Branch regularly engages in formal collaborations with other NIH Institute-Centers (ICs) as well as organizations outside of the NIH.|
Dr. Huyen joined NIAID as a contractor in 2004, where she supported the BCBB predecessor organization, the Bioinformatics and Scientific IT Program, at its inception. She currently leads a staff of over thirty multidisciplinary federal and contract staff consisting of computational biology specialists, bioinformatics software developers, business and infrastructure analysts, and communications specialists. Dr. Huyen is responsible for keeping the BCBB in step with the latest computational technologies to accelerate scientific discovery. By conceptualizing and supporting new initiatives to improve data analysis and high performance computing, she has been instrumental in keeping the Institute at the forefront of todayís rapid scientific pace.
Dr. Huyen received a Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University in 1997, and a Doctorate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2004. She also holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and is a certified NIH Contracting Officerís Representative. In her professional development, Dr. Huyen has completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program: Leading for Public Policy Implementation at American University and the Next Generation Biosciences Leaders program at Smith College and Keck Graduate Institute. Dr. Huyenís work has been published in numerous prestigious scientific journals and she has represented NIAID at scientific meetings across the globe.
|Joseph F. KlimaviczCIO and Director of High Performance Computing and CommunicationsNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationMr. Joseph F. Klimavicz was named National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications in January 2007. In this position, he is responsible for implementing statutory requirements regarding the acquisition, management, and use of NOAA's information and information technology resources, to include NOAA's high performance computing and communications infrastructure. Mr. Klimavicz is also responsible for NOAA's Homeland Security Program to ensure business continuity in event of a terrorist attack, major disaster, or other emergency. He also serves as the Department of Commerce Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information (SAOGI), and as the Senior Executive responsible for the Department's use of the radio frequency spectrum. He previously served in the Department of Defense (DOD) as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy CIO, and as the DOD SAOGI.|
Mr. Klimavicz has served over 25 years in the federal government. He began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an imagery scientist, developing photogrammetric math models in the National Photographic Interpretation Center, and subsequently served in line management positions within the CIA and the DOD, leading information technology operations and acquisitions.
Mr. Klimavicz received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1983 and a Master of Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1988. Major areas of study included geodesy, photogrammetry and imaging systems.
Mr. Klimavicz lives in Vienna, VA., with his wife, Brenda, and their three daughters.
|Katie LewinDirector, Federal Cloud Computing Program, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative TechnologiesGeneral Services AdministrationKatie Lewin is the Program Manager for the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative at the General Services Administration. The program was established to drive the government-wide adoption of cost effective, green, and sustainable Federal cloud computing solutions. The Program has four major initiatives: Apps.gov, E-mail in the Cloud, Security as a Service, and Data Center Consolidation.|
In her role as Program Manager, Ms. Lewin is responsible for identifying, developing and delivering methods for agencies to use cloud computing capabilities. She has also served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Information Officer at the General Services Administration.
Previous to her work at GSA, Ms. Lewin was an information technology consultant at SRA International and Lockheed Martin working with clients at the Internal Revenue Service, other financial management agencies, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ms. Lewin began her career in the Federal government at the Library of Congress and has worked at the Office of Management and Budget and the Internal Revenue Service. She has a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and an undergraduate degree in American History from Trinity University.
|Dave MihelcicCTODefense Information Systems AgencyDavid M. Mihelcic is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). As CTO, he serves as the Agency's senior authority on scientific, technical and engineering matters. Mr. Mihelcic is responsible for defining DISA's overarching technical strategy for synchronizing Agency's programs and services with the Department of Defense's net-centric transformation.|
Prior to his appointment as CTO, Mr. Mihelcic served as the Deputy Program Director and Chief Executive Engineer for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) Program. Mr. Mihelcic was the ultimate technical authority for this critical, $877 million expansion of DoD terrestrial communications and was responsible for defining the GIG-BE architecture and leading all technical aspects of the Program.
Previously, Mr. Mihelcic served as the Chief Executive Engineer for the Defense Information System Network (DISN), Commander of the Center for Horizontal Integration, and Deputy Chief Executive Engineer for Information Processing at DISA. Prior to his appointment to the Senior Executive Service at DISA in 1999, Mr. Mihelcic headed the Network Security Section of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and has also worked in private industry as a Senior Consultant with SRI Consulting.
Mr. Mihelcic is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. (Current as of January 2006)
|John MonteleRecords Service Manager, Office of the CIODepartment of InteriorJohn Montel is the eRecords Service Manager for the Department of the Interior (DOI) headquartered in Washington, DC. He is responsible for the Departments electronic records and information management systems, policies, governance and related strategic planning.|
Mr. Montel is supporting the DOI in its IT Transformation strategic plan, a major efficiency initiative that will leverage modern technology to save up to $500 million in taxpayer dollars by 2020.
Mr. Montel is the lead architect for the eMail, Enterprise Records, and Document Management System (eERDMS) program. eERDMS consists of four soltuions designed to capture over 200 million emails, 35 terabytes of electronic content and over 100-million paper-based records each year. This Department-wide system is the largest information governance program in the Federal Government today.
Mr. Montel has over 20 years of industry experience and is a leader in the IT services industry, designing and supporting informaton governance programs.
Mr. Montel serves on the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) Washington DC local chapter board and was formerly the lead technical design architect for over 30 major systems within the federal civilian and DoD sectors.
|Kenneth D. RogersChief Enterprise Architect/Strategist and Director of the IT Strategic Planning OfficeU.S. Department of State Ken Rogers currently serves as the Chief Enterprise Architect/Strategist and Director of the IT Strategic Planning Office, which includes Strategy, Architecture, Portfolio Management, and IRM Financial Management at the US Department of State, where he is committed to commercializing, commoditizing and transforming the enterprise and mission success through innovation and emerging technologies.|
Ken is an entrepreneurial, results-driven professional with over 25 years of public and private sector experience. Ken has experience working within a variety of organizational settings including large multinationals, US & foreign government agencies, non-profit organizations, and small business start-ups. His diverse background includes experience working in the aerospace and commercial electronics industry, as an international management consultant, where he managed projects in Asia, Africa, the Americaís, and Central & Eastern Europe, and as an adjunct graduate professor.
Kenís public sector career includes serving as Chief Information Officer at the Science & Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security, eCommerce Strategist at the US Export Import Bank, and overseeing IT Strategic Planning and Architecture at the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis.
He holds a BA in Economics and International Business from Westmont College and multiple advanced degrees in Information Systems, International Management, and International Affairs & Development. Ken and his wife Pam live in Vienna, VA with their four children.
|Khawaja ShamsManager for Data ServicesNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryKhawaja leads the team responsible for providing state-of-the-art backend development resources to NASA missions, including the Mars Science Lab, Mars Exploration Rovers, Deep Space Network, and International Space Station. He architected and led the development of this pipeline for Curiosity and has since integrated this pipeline with numerous NASA missions, including airborne and orbiter assets on Earth. He works closely with JPL IT CTO, Tom Soderstrom, to make cloud computing a reality across NASA. Khawaja routinely gives keynotes around the world on the efficacy and suitability of cloud computing for mission critical applications, serves on customer boards for cloud computing vendors, and collaborates with multiple federal agencies to share knowledge across the government.|
|Greg ShipleyVP of TechnologyIn-Q-TelGreg Shipley is a Vice President on the Technology staff at In-Q-Tel. In this role, he leads the technical strategy in support of In-Q-Telís investments in Next Generation Infrastructure and Cyber Security technology areas. Greg works closely with government leaders to identify, adapt and deliver high value innovations from start-up companies that support important government missions. His focus and expertise is in cloud computing, information security, and data center technologies. Prior to his role at In-Q-Tel, Greg was the CTO for the information security consultancy Neohapsis and a contributing editor to Information Week magazine. His role at Neohapsis was to lead research and publishing efforts, and set technical strategy for the firm. Greg also ran the Chicago test lab for Network Computing magazine for over a decade, where he regularly tested and publicly evaluated products from leading technology vendors.|
|Marcus SmallwoodRecords ManagerDept. of TreasuryMarcus Smallwood is a career Information Management professional and a Certified Records Manager who serves as an advisor in electronic content management and records management applications with the Department of Treasury Office of Privacy, Transparency, and Records. He advises officials on records management requirements associated with the implementation of electronic content management systems, including business rules and taxonomies. |
Mr. Smallwood consults with information systems managers in the design of new information and or electronic content management systems to ensure that records and necessary technical and programmatic information about records (metadata) are created, linked to disposition authorities, maintained in useable format as long as required for business needs, and protected by security and user access controls. Advises Treasury and Bureau management staff on technical matters related to electronic records management. Develops and analyzes and reviews government-wide proposals for change in records management policies, guidance, and processes.
Marcus served several years at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Md, before leaving civil service to work a combined 16 years in enterprise content management with various contractors and federal agencies.
He attended the University of Maryland where he earned degrees in Economics and US History. He attended graduate studies at the George Washington University, with a focus on Management in Information Technology.
|Keith TrippieExecutive Director, Enterprise System Development Office, Office of the CIODepartment of Homeland SecurityKeith Trippie is the Executive Director for the Enterprise System Development Office (ESDO) within Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Executive Director for ESDO, Mr. Trippie is responsible for overseeing the department's cloud strategy and enterprise application service offerings. Mr. Trippie oversees a broad range of enterprise offerings providing capabilities for enabling a mobile workforce, enhanced information sharing across the department, and reducing the time and cost to market for new services. Mr. Trippie serves as the Chair for the DHS Applications and Services Council (ASC) which provides guidance for DHS Cloud capabilities. He also participates in several other government and private sector councils and working groups promoting commoditization of high-value IT services.|
Before this position, Mr. Trippie served as the Acting Executive Director for the Enterprise Business Management Office (EBMO) within OCIO at DHS. As the Acting Executive Director of EBMO, he was responsible for generating enterprise strategies for IT business management, including portfolio management of integrated IT services, and overseeing DHS IT process and procedures for annual capital planning and budget formulation, e-Government, and the review of DHS IT acquisitions.
Mr. Trippie joined DHS in the Transportation Security Administration's Maritime and Land Division, at the time of the department's inception, where he focused on improving information sharing with TSA stakeholders.
Some of Mr. Trippie's accomplishments include joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service at DHS and being selected as one of the FED100 awardees for 2011. Mr. Trippie is also a member of the Executive Committee for the American Council for Technology.
Mr. Trippie brings more than 18 years of professional management experience delivering IT and logistics services to the public and private sectors. He also is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program for Leadership Development.
|John FoleyEditorInformationWeek Government@jfoley09John Foley began his career as a technology journalist inside the Washington beltway, covering the breakup of AT&T and the deregulation of the telecom industry. Since joining InformationWeek, he has written or managed many stories on IT implementation by local, state, and federal agencies and governments. In the mid-90's, Foley reported on efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other federal agencies to deploy Microsoft's Windows operating system while complying with open systems requirements. He also led InformationWeek's coverage of government adoption of data warehousing technologies and, following 9/11, efforts to increase data sharing and collaboration among intelligence and other agencies. More recently, he has followed and reported on the growing use of Web 2.0 tools in government, including NASA's experimentation with social networking, and the heightened interest among government IT professionals in cloud computing services. With the launch of InformationWeek Government, Foley is the editorial team leader for InformationWeek's expanded coverage of technologies and strategies for CIOs and IT professionals in the government sector.|
|J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor InformationWeek Government@iweeknickNick's been a technology scribe for InformationWeek since 2005, variously writing about networking, Microsoft, collaboration and cloud computing before moving into the government beat in 2009. Prior to joining InformationWeek, Nick was a graduate student in journalism at American University, where he was a general assignment intern for the Washington Examiner and news editor of an online magazine at American. He found his reporting itch after blogging about the Iraq War in 2003. He lives in Baltimore, where he trades an occasional hour-long train ride to the nation's capitol for lower rent than if he lived in D.C.|
|Stephen DelahuntySenior VP of IT Services, and Contributing Editor, InformationWeek GovernmentTetra Tech AMTStephen Delahunty is the Senior VP of IT Services at Tetra Tech AMT, the principal Aerospace and Information Technology business unit of Tetra Tech Inc., a publicly traded $2.6 billion environmental, engineering and technology firm with over 13,000 employees in 330 locations worldwide supporting the federal government, international and commercial sectors. Mr. Delahunty is an executive leader with 25 years program management, IT, business development, team leadership, and program start-up experience. His IT systems experience encompasses program/project management, lifecycle support, software development, enterprise architecture, security, networking, and telecommunications. Mr. Delahunty combines expertise in commercial and federal sector consulting services. In addition to US Government consulting services experience, he has held other industry management and consulting positions in the private sector. |
Mr. Delahunty is adjunct faculty at George Washington University teaching graduate computer science. He is an elected Distinguished Fellow and board member emeritus of the Network Professional Association. He is a director at large on the North American board of the Global IT Community Association. Mr. Delahunty is also a board member emeritus of ByteBack, a non-profit community computer training center in Washington, DC. He was an invited member of the Network Computing Magazine editorial advisory board and an invited member of the Rochester Institute of Technology Academic Curriculum Advisory Group for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He is a regular technology conference speaker, panel member/moderator, and author of over 40 articles and industry reports including a series of articles for Network Computing and reports for InformationWeek Government. He holds various technology industry certifications, a Bachelorís Degree in Engineering from Lafayette College, a Masterís of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Information Technology from Harvard University.