Posts Tagged: conference

OMB Clarifies Travel and Conference Attendance Policies

by Allan Rubin, Vice President, Marketing The GSA conference scandal has crept back into the news as the IRS has encountered its own high-profile spending scrutiny. So I found it noteworthy when this item crossed my desk today. The Office of Management and Budget just issued a “Controller Alert” to all Federal agencies, acknowledging theRead… Read more »

Big Data and Analytics Conference- Intelligence, Defense and Homeland Security

Over the last few years, big data has been a hot topic in government. No longer just a buzzword, it has emerged as a real way to increase efficiencies, reduce waste, increase productivity and make smarter, data driven decisions. Organizations are already collecting large amount of data so the conversation has moved from “when” toRead… Read more »

Cyber Security and Infrastructure Protection Conference

On February 12, President Obama issued the Cyber Security Executive Order which focuses on protecting “critical infrastructure” to enable greater sharing of classified intelligence on cyber threats between companies and the government. The Executive Order defines critical infrastructure as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacityRead… Read more »

4th Annual FAI National Small Business Event: Washington Days Conference 2013

Dear Colleagues, Federal Allies Institute’s next national conference for small business federal contractors and federal agencies seeking to achieve set-aside goals are encouraged to participate in this very successful annual event, which includes a free year round ombudsman service for small businesses that are located outside the Washington, D.C. area that need “boots on theRead… Read more »

Seven Steps to Successful Supervision

Whether you’ve been a supervisor for years or are new to managing people, the relationship between you as a supervisor and those you supervise is one of the most important. But between long, busy workdays and stressful situations, that relationship can get ignored or thrown out the door entirely. Elisa Ortiz, deputy director of governmentRead… Read more »

FedGeo Day 2013: The Conference for Open Source Geo Applications

FedGeo Day is a new conference focusing on modern, open source geospatial tools being used in and around the federal government. In recent history the mapping space has been transformed, with open source applications powering rapid advancement in web mapping, cartography, and GIS. New tools now exist that are powerful, open, and allow you toRead… Read more »

Why Going Virtual Makes Sense For Your Next Conference

By Lance A. Simon, CGMP, GVEP Sitting on my desk is my company’s RFI response to a government agency for converting their upcoming 1,500 attendee annual meeting into a 100% online/virtual format. Meanwhile, in the Washington Post, there are more high-level resignations for conference over-expenditures, and reports that “now-looming spending reductions [are] set to hitRead… Read more »

Could This Be the End of ‘One World, One Internet’?

Next Friday, December 21st, is a big day for the internet. It is the culminating day of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, the only conference of its kind in 24 years. On the agenda is a of review the international telecommunication regulations. Since the previous meeting in 1988, much has changed onRead… Read more »

Wisdom of the Clouds at DHS Open Cybersecurity Summit Oct 18 in DC

In 2009 I received a phone call from the Policy Office at the Department of Homeland Security. At the time, I personally did not know a soul at DHS and have never envisioned I would be called upon to share best practices for government open source software projects with the federal government. But there itRead… Read more »