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1st Annual GovIT Expo: Letter from the Technical Chair
The guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda are worth repeating
By: GovIT News
Sep. 18, 2009 03:15 PM
Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair
To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda:
Information technology is central to the attainment of each and every one of these goals. Within a few short months, we have seen a whirlwind of change across the government IT industry landscape. The appropriation of $7.2B for broadband internet access nationwide, the launching of USASpending.gov, the appointment of Mr. Vivek Kundra as the nation’s first ever Federal Chief Information Officer and the rapid adoption of cloud computing are only a few examples of this historic change.
As government IT professionals, we all share in the duty and responsibility of making this change work.
This means balancing implementation speed with the need for ironclad security. It means fighting for that additional budget item in a time of economic collapse and fiscal crisis. It means dealing with sometimes archaic procurement regulations while simultaneously struggling to meet even more stringent IT governance deadlines.
To assist you in this challenge, the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is specifically designed to address many unique aspects of government information technology. Specialized tracks will cover cloud computing, virtualization, service oriented architecture (SOA), security and compliance. There will also be breakout sessions on the unique issues surrounding cloud security, including the important distinctions between private and public clouds. Join us in an informative and collaborative environment where expert speakers from government and the software industry alike will look at the unique issues involved with handling and sharing government information.
I look forward to meeting you at this important event, October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any service.
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