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Digital Government Institute

Digital Government Institute

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Overcoming 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, Congress
* 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 Panel
* Establishing Incident Response Capability - DHS TOPOFF3 Exercise Program Office
* 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:
Online: www.digitalgovernment.com
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 www.digitalgovernment.com

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