FedScoop Launches FedTalks 2011 Event Series

2011_01_square-logoBased on the success of FedScoop’s FedTalks 2010 conference, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our FedTalks event series in 2011.

FedScoop’s 2011 events were based on the 5 key Pillars Federal CIO Vivek Kundra had outlined as priorities. FedTalks 2010 brought together the most influential leaders from government and technology to discuss how technology can change government. Speakers and attendees were comprised of Federal Agency CIOs, distinguished members of Congress, Obama Administration Officials, and the most exciting thought-leaders from our nation’s high-tech industry, media and academia.

The FedTalks event series will continue to focus on Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s 5 Pillars and will expand to many key areas of his 25-point plan. Topics will include CyberSecurity, Open Government & Citizen Engagement, Lowering the Cost of Government with IT and Innovation.

The first event of the series will be held February 24, at the Newseum. This event, FedScoop’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Summit, will cover four cybersecurity themes:

  • law enforcement’s perspective on cybercrimes
  • securing the cloud
  • social media security
  • best practices from government cybersecurity leaders

Confirmed speakers for the February 24 event are: Mike Krieger, CIO of the Army; Robert Carey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Information Management, Integration and Technology) / Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer; Vance Hitch, CIO of the Dept. of Justice; Donna Dodson, Division Chief of the Computer Security Division and the Deputy Cyber Security Advisor; Gary Galloway, Deputy Director of the Office of Information Assurance (IRM/IA) for the State Department; Gigi Schumm, Vice President and General Manager of Symantec, Public Sector; and Shawn Henry, Executive Assistant Director of the FBI.

Other events in the series include the Open Government and Citizen Engagement Summit on May 11, the 3rd Annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT event on August 24, and FedTalks 2011 Annual Conference – which will bring back the best and brightest from The White House, Federal Agencies, Capitol Hill and Media. FedTalks 2011 will be held in October. Find out what the FedTalks 2010 event was like and more about the FedTalks event series.

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