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Digital Government Institute

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

article20487Overcoming Challenges for Federal Collaboration and
Interoperability: Incident Mgt June 7-8

Continental Ballroom, Cafritz Conference Center
George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom Metro Stop)
June 7-8, 2005

Cross-agency collaboration and interoperability initiatives are proving to
be challenging for federal managers to address and execute. Participate in
an interactive two-day educational exchange with your peers and other
stakeholders who candidly discuss their successes and challenges.

* Hear latest guidance and compliance requirements from DHS, GAO, OMB,
* Participate in interactive session addressing Barriers to Implementation
* Take home strategies for achieving agency-wide and cross-agency plans that
are collaborative and executable.

* Current Status/Future Direction: The Heritage Foundation Report - James
Jay Carafano, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation
* Multi-Agency Response Teams Explored - Robert Bach, Ph.D., BizConnex,
Moderator; Government panel representing law enforcement, disaster
management, public health and food safety.
* OMB and GAO Address Execution Challenges - Sharon Caudle, Ph.D./GAO and
Douglas Pitkin/OMB
* Congress Speaks Out: Congressional Staffers Address Unfunded Mandates,
Priority Shifts,and Expectations - Robert Dix, VP, Citadel, Moderator
* Lessons Learned: Adoption, Implementation and Execution Experiences -
Robert Bach, Ph.D., BizConnex, Moderator; DHS TOPOFF 3 Program Office;
Arnold Biernenbaum/VA; Art Mock/Department of State; CAPT. F. Christy Music,
MSC, USN, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Force Health
Protection & Readiness (invited)
* NIMS & National Response Plan Guidance - Carole Cameron, NIMS Integration
Center, DHS

* Health Organizations Collaboration Requirements - Arnold Bierenbaum, VA,
Case Study
* Federal IT Leaders Panel Discusses Collaboration Successes and Challenges
- Hon. Hershel Gober, Moderator; Chip Hines, Disaster Mgmt/DHS; Keith Dean/
DoD; Edward Meagher,Dep CIO/VA; Art Mock,/Department of State
* Strategies for Achieving Collaboration and Interoperability - Industry
* Establishing Incident Response Capability - DHS TOPOFF3 Exercise Program
* Facilitated table discussions "Barriers to Implementation - No Whining!"
Facilitated by Conference Government Speakers
* Ad-Hoc Government and Industry Panel Addressing Feedback from Discussions
* Direction Federal Government is Heading - What to Expect - Chip Hines/DHS;
DHS TOPOFF 3 Exercise Program Office

Earn 1 CEU from George Washington University by attending this program!

Presenting Organizations
Digital Government Institute
BizConnex, Inc.
Council for Excellence in Government
George Washington University
Hershel Gober and Associates

4 Easy Ways to Register:
By Phone: 202-624-1762
By Fax: 202-624-1766
By Mail: DGI c/o Meeting Management Services (MMS), 1201 New Jersey Ave.,
NW, Washington, DC 20001

Registration Fee:
$895 - Government, with payment by credit card or check in advance
$1095 - Industry, with payment by credit card or check in advance Group
discounts available.

Digital Government Institute, 6213 Crathie Lane, Bethesda, MD 20816

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