Featured Speakers

The President’s Management Agenda set out an aggressive plan for more effective and efficient government, and a key component of that plan is the modernization of agencies’ technology infrastructure. In a time of budget questions and manpower shortages, how do agencies deliver on this goal? This FCW Summit will explore how agencies have navigated the policy developments, the workforce challenges and look at who has delivered the best transformation efforts in cybersecurity, shared services, secure cloud and next-generation networks and how technology made that possible.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Cloud Smart progress
  • Network services
  • Identity Management
  • Data Center Optimization (DCOI)
  • Shared Services and the new Quality Services Management Offices (QSMOs)
  • Innovative ways that emerging tech is helping modernize the customer experience

Summit Information

FCW Summit:
IT Modernization

October 10, 2019

7:30AM - 2:15PM

W Hotel
515 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-300-5825


  • HP | Intel
  • SAIC


Thursday, October 10, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
8:30 am - 8:35 am Opening Remarks
8:35 am - 9:05 am Innovation, Policy and Modernization
  • Bill Zielinski Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration
9:05 am - 9:35 am Preparing for a Digital Future
9:35 am - 10:00 am An Agency's Journey to Modernization: Internal Revenue Service
  • Nancy Sieger Chief Information Officer IRS, Department of the Treasury
10:00 am - 10:25 am A Small Agency's Journey to Modernization: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • David Nelson Chief Information Officer Nuclear Regulatory Commission
10:25 am - 10:50 am Networking Break
10:50 am - 11:30 am Transformation with Emerging Technologies
  • Dr. Gil Alterovitz Director of Artificial Intelligence, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Health Administration Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Joanie Newhart Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs at the
    Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)
    OMB, Executive Office of the President
  • Mitchell Winans Special Assistant, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer IRS
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Delivering a Customer Experience Worthy of Veterans
  • James P. Gfrerer Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology Department of Veterans Affairs
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm A Holistic Approach to Digital Modernization
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fireside Chat: Integrating Security into Modernization
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Achieving IT Modernization via the Cloud
  • Joe Foster Cloud Computing Program Manager NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Coby Holloway Vice President for IT Modernization SAIC
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm Agility in Digital Modernization
  • Jack Wilmer Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and the Chief Information Security Officer Department of Defense
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm Closing Remarks


The W Hotel DC
515 15th Street NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 661-2400


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 W offers valet parking at the main entrance on 15th Street NW. There are two garages located on F Street NW, 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 that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time. 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, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

Credits Earned: 5

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.