Example Track 1

Calming the Chaos of Emerging Tech

Oct 30, 2019

8:35 am - 9:05 am

Christine Finnelle

Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Division

United States Marshals Service

The U.S. Marshalls Service maintains a diverse array of assets, from prisoner aircraft transport and building security to specialized teams equipped to apprehend fugitives in diverse environments. Supporting those capabilities with new technology selected from a dizzying number of options is a process of “calming the chaos,” Finnelle says. The goal is to transform options into opportunities. Finnelle advocates a four-point tech-assessment methodology that considers federal fit, feasibility, flexibility and functionality.

This session will also cover:

  • Compliance with related data management and identity controls (impact)
  • Budgeting associated to federal funding cycles
  • Practicality versus perfection
  • Approach options for technical debt