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AFCEA Bethesda and AFCEA Energy Present 
Energy and the Environment IT Day 2011

Wednesday May 4, 2011, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)
Registration begins at 6:45 AM

Bethesda North Marriott & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road,
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Some sessions of this event were recorded. View presentations here.

AFCEA Bethesda and AFCEA Energy have teamed to host the second Energy and the Environment IT Day to be held May 4, 2011, at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center. This full-day conference will bring together more than 300 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and federal agencies such as Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, General Services Administration and Department of Defense. The goals of this event are to foster better inter-agency communication among key stakeholders, share valuable lessons learned and best practices, identify mission-critical IT issues and spotlight programs and trends to address and improve the Administration’s energy efficiency and national security initiatives. 

As the economic recovery begins to pick up steam, the Obama Administration will continue to press the importance of clean energy alternatives as drivers of increased energy efficiency, robust economic growth, and a healthier environment. In its FY 2011 budget request, the Administration laid the foundation of this movement with a dramatic $1.8 billion increase in the Department of Energy budget, the key areas of which will be technology innovation, energy efficiency, and security.1 For example, while the Environmental Protection Agency saw a slight budgetary decrease, it has expanded programs that represent major components of the Administration’s environmental mission, such as interagency collaboration on ecosystem restoration and continued support for research and enforcement activities.2 

AFCEA Bethesda is pleased to announce that continuing education credits equaling 0.4 will be available for symposium attendees from the Graduate School. The Graduate School is an independent, educational, not-for-profit institution with a rich history that spans nine decades. By providing challenging education and training opportunities to aspiring and seasoned professionals, the Graduate School prepares individuals to enter and advance in careers in government, as well as related pursuits with private and not-for-profit organizations. The Graduate School's range of programs and services includes continuing education, academic programs, career development and certificate programs—all designed to service the needs of organizations and individuals in both government and the private sector.
1DOE FY 2011Budget Request, http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2011/assets/doe.pdf

Speakers include:
  • Josette Bailey, Director, Records Management, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
  • Andrew Battin, Director, Office of Information Collection, Environmental Protection Agency
  • William Bennett, Senior Counselor, Office of Administrative Litigation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Ray Bjorklunk, Senior Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer, Deltek | FedSources
  • Horace Blackman, Facility Chief Information Officer and Director, OI&T Field Operations and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Brian Costlow, Director, Office of the Administrator, Department of Energy
  • Dan Cotter, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Lance Davis, Program Manager, Design Excellence Architecture, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

  • Donald Frank, Chief, Science Information Branch, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nancy J. Gillis, Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions PMO, General Services Administration
  • Dr. Hubert Glover, President, REDE, Inc.
  • James Harper, Director, Office of Procurement, Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
  • Travis Howerton, Acting Chief Technology Officer, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
  • Bill Hunteman, Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
  • Scott Hutchins, Manager, National Partnership Development, Save Energy Now Program, Department of Energy
  • Malcolm Jackson, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jerry Johnston, Geospatial Information Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information officer, and Director, High-Performance Computing and Communications, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
  • Stephen Leeds, Senior Counselor to the Administrator and Senior Sustainability Officer, General Services Administration
  • Vaughn Noga, Chief Technology Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Derek Przybylo, Program Manager, Federal Supply Chain Emissions PMO, General Services Administration
  • Timothy Quinn, Chief, Enterprise Infrastructure Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
  • Pia Scott, Senior Program Manager, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior
  • Diana Strong, Program Manager, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Pete Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Energy
  • Cynthia Vallina, Deputy Associate Administrator for Procurement and Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Management and Budget
  • Dr. Phil Webster, Chief, Computational and Information Science and Technology Office (CISTO), Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Pamela Wise-Martinez, Chief Architect, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy

In addition to panel discussions and keynote presentations throughout the day, attendees will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from the following federal program offices to discuss future energy focused information technology opportunities and how the private sector can improve technology requirements:
  • National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)

For the first time in its IT Day history, the afternoon program will feature Federal Roundtables that allow one-on-one Q&A opportunities to discuss challenges, trends and initiatives between government and industry that will lead to innovation and economic growth. It’s the ideal venue for agencies to get industry’s perspective on the changing energy and environmental landscape. Topics include: Climate Change, Cyber Security, Data Center Consolidation, Data Exchange, Emergency Preparedness, Enterprise Lifecycle Management, Fleet and Transportation, Mobility, Shared Services, Smart Grid, Sustainability, Telework and Virtualization or Cloud Computing. 
Please note that table seating for the audience is based on the discussion topics chosen during the registration process. Participants will not be able to base their table preference on the government executive leading the discussion which will remain anonymous until the event.