Modernizing for the Mission

The push to modernize agencies’ outdated IT systems has been remarkably constant in recent years. Guidance on how to modernize, however, has come in a sometimes-confusing array of programs and policies. Federal IT leaders must not only knit those mandates and initiatives into a coherent effort, but also make sure the governmentwide priorities square with their agency’s unique mission needs

That’s no small challenge, but the opportunity is immense: Done right, these efforts can transform the business processes along with the IT systems that support them -- empowering agencies to radically improve their ability to deliver on critical missions.

At this event, leaders from across the federal IT community discussed technologies and strategies that can help agencies create innovative, adaptive services that can keep pace with changing mission requirements. Topics addressed included:

  • IT transformation strategies
  • MGT and agency working capital funds
  • Modernization and risk reduction
  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • The future of network modernization
  • The role of agile development
  • The future of shared services
  • What the PMA means for modernization

Event Information

Modernizing for the Mission

March 21, 2019

7:30AM - 11:15AM

The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Stacy Money
1105 Public Sector Media Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-444-6933


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Thursday, March 21, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30AM - 8:35AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35AM - 9:05AM Modernization – Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Margaret Graves Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer Office of Management and Budget
9:05AM - 9:20AM Transcend Legacy Perimeters with a Modern Identity Solution
9:20AM - 9:50AM Becoming a Mobile Agency, With Cloud
9:50AM - 10:10AM Networking Break
10:10AM - 10:40AM Unleashing the Power of Data via AI and Blockchain
  • Kenneth Thomson BUYSMARTER Solution Architect Department of Health and Human Services
10:40AM - 11:10AM To Get Smarter Analysis, Raise Your Data Standards
11:10AM - 11:15AM Closing Remarks


The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 628-9100


The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.


The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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