WashingtonExec last Thursday attended the 2013 Federal IT & Network Services Summit where panelists discussed the ways in which government agencies have implemented network and IT solutions within their organizations.
The Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) hosted the event held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. which gave individuals the opportunity to hear an array of panels including: “Success Stories in federal networks,” “Best Practices in the acquisition of commodity IT,” “Shared Services — the new face of acquisition”, and “The intersection of Mobility, Cloud, Networks — New Technologies and Ideas.”
AMARC is a non-profit organization which aims to bridge the government and corporate sectors by emphasizing STEM investment training at academic institutions, integrating academic research capabilities, and increasing the efficiency of government service delivery.
Mary Davie, the assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service, served as the Government Chair for the event, while Mobilegov President and Founder Tom Suder filled the position of Industry Chair.
Stephen Fletcher, the associate administrator in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Office of Public Safety Communications, served as the government vice chair of the Federal IT and Network Services Summit — which was complimentary for government participants
Panelists focused on ways in which innovation can take hold culturally in the federal government, as well as discussed the overlooked value of shared services in the federal government.
To read more about panel content, check out panelist Molly O’Neill’s article in Collaborative Government Today.
You can find more pictures from the event by going to our Facebook page.
Mobilegov, is hosting its final summit of the summer on July 9th, titled the Federal Mobile Computing Summit. The Mobile Computing Summit will examine the post-Digital Government Strategy landscape, and look at how agencies have actually implemented mobility within their organizations. It will also examine the next generation of mobile technology and what lies ahead in Mobile Government. For more information about the Mobile Computing Summit information, click here.