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A listing of upcoming and past events in which Office of Information and Technology staff are attending or have attended.

Past Events

Upcoming Events

  • Data Champions Virtual Meetup – April 2021

    Panel Discussion - Virtual Event

    April
    14
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The COVID pandemic tested government’s ability to provide necessary services—and federal agencies rose to the challenge. Join the Data Champions program on April 14 to hear from Daniel McCune, VA, and Patrick Sullivan, Aptive Resources, how federal healthcare agencies and their technology partners adopted a mindset of agility and innovation to leverage technology and data in providing continuity of care and services.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Daniel McCune, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, EPMO

  • Building Buy-In: Applying tools, tech, and processes to ensure your team is up to the challenge

    Panel Discussion - Virtual Event

    April
    21
    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    We have explored multi-channel engagement and communication from the citizencentric perspective, but how are public leaders implementing these processes and technologies into everyday operations within the government? This panel will discuss:

    • How to build the necessary buy-in internally to make the shift from ‘traditional’ communication to a multi-channel approach
    • Some of the technology, tools and platforms needed to implement a multi-channel strategy
    • The importance of building an internal culture dedicated to these initiatives
    • Building the right team to maximize your engagement and communications strategy
    • Leveraging soft skills and emotional intelligence to meet people ‘where they live’ — both internally and externally

    OIT Panel Participants

    Reginald Humphries, Director, IT Strategic Communication

  • The Role of Technology in the Future of Work

    Panel Discussion - Virtual Event

    April
    29
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Our two-day flagship summit will virtually feature some of the most influential leaders and decision-makers from the public-sector IT community and will discuss ongoing efforts in federal IT modernization, the latest in the move to the cloud and what is in store with emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Charles Worthington, Chief Technology Officer

  • FedScoop 2021 FedFWD: Roadmap to Digital Transformation

    Panel Discussion - Virtual Event

    May
    13
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    As the federal government embarks on a journey to embrace emerging technologies like Cloud, AI and 5G, agencies will find success and speed in taking a platform approach to their IT investments. From data and analytics to security and enterprise infrastructure, a platform approach can provide a turnkey environment for the art of the possible in an agency’s journey to digital transformation.

    Join top leaders and decision-makers from government and industry at the Cisco Federal FWD Summit as we discuss the power of modern platforms, the federal government’s unprecedented push to adopt cutting edge technologies, and how this all enables agencies to extract new value from their data and succeed in their missions anywhere across the globe.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Paul Brubaker, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Information and Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer

Past Events

  • Plenary Session: Accelerating Modernization with Managed Services

    Meeting mission demands while modernizing IT infrastructures is no easy feat – but agencies don’t have to do it alone. What tools, expertise, and facilities are necessary to meet evolving needs? Join agency executives for a compelling discussion on how managed services can help them drive value and focus on the mission, not the minutiae.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: April 6, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • Innovating the ATO Process for Cloud Security

    As cloud adoption surges in federal agencies, continuously verifying cloud infrastructure becomes a hassle, while cyber criminals and nation-state actors become savvier at hacking into servers and data centers. Some federal agencies are exploring DevSecOps practices to automate their ATO process -- hear from leaders about their innovative ATO strategies for better cloud security.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: March 31, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • ATARC The Impending Cybersecurity Pandemic – Is Your Agency Prepared?

    Organizational operations are more connected than ever with telework, cloud, IoT devices, industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart vehicles, medical devices, C2 systems, and more. All of this has fueled the fire for nation-state espionage and cybercrime which are at an all-time high. Recent events clearly demonstrate the complexity of attacks has increased. Government agencies don’t have to be caught off-guard — it’s survival of the fittest.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: March 25, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • Innovation Driving Improvement: How the VA is Modernizing IT to Deliver Optimum Veteran Care

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is on a path to leverage technology and innovation across systems to provide optimum service and reach Veterans where they are. From telehealth to aritificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics to infrastructure updates, the VA is employing information technology initiatives to integrate systems for greater efficiency across the agency and an improved Veteran experience. A panel of VA leaders will discuss efforts to modernize systems to improve service and continue rapid innovation to support future transformation.

      OIT Panel Participants

    • Jack Galvin , Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, IT Operations and Services
    • Drew Myklegard , Executive Director, Demand Management
    • Charles Worthington , Chief Technology Officer
    • Event took place: March 23, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • ATARC Federal DevSecOps: Pushing Forward

    DevSecOps within the Federal landscape has been a topic of growing priority, implementation, and necessity over the past several years. Join this webinar to hear from leaders in DevSecOps practices as they discuss the current status, modern projects, and drive forward of Federal DevSecOps platforms used to push IT modernization, operational efficiency, and cybersecurity. Listen as topic experts discuss the middle point of where DevSecOps, Zero Trust, and enterprise IT as a service (ITaaS) meet, and create effective, secure, modern, operational systems within the Federal IT ecosystem. Hear first-hand the current status, challenges, successes, and vision for the future, as viewed by DevSecOps leaders and practitioners in Federal Agencies. What do Government decision-makers see as the future of DevSecOps? Where within the government are best practices in place? Where is there still the most room for growth?

    OIT Panel Participants

    Daniel McCune , Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, EPMO

    • Event took place: March 18, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • Public Sector Technology Business Management Summit -Women Who TBM

    Thought leaders from across the globe- public and private sectors- will share their insight, best practices and guidance on TBM and how it helped them navigate the challenges brought on by a global pandemic. By leveraging TBM and automation these leaders have been able to not only maintain and optimize technology costs and investments, but accelerate and prioritize the move to cloud and empower innovation through agile development.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Allison Maiwurm , Program Analyst, Technology Business Management

    • Event took place: March 4, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • AFCEA 2021 Health IT March Forward - CxO Panel

    To set the tone for the Health IT March Forward, senior federal Health IT leaders will provide insight into how their agencies are harnessing the power of emerging technologies to improve operations and processes. CXOs will discuss where their agencies are headed, how they are bringing transformational strategy to their organizations and how to keep rapid innovation flowing with the support of industry.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: March 2, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • AFCEA Bethesda February Breakfast

    This webinar will examine how agencies can implement TIC 3.0 and Zero Trust, as well as apply supply chain security, into a modern landscape where the network perimeter has become more difficult and costly to defend. Please join AFCEA Bethesda on February 23, 2021 as federal IT security leaders and decision-makers discuss innovative ways agencies and cyber defense partners can defend their infrastructures from both external and internal threats.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Charmaine Flowers , Security Architect, TIC 3.0 and Network Security Lead, Enterprise Security Architecture

    • Event took place: Feb. 23, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • ACT-IAC Cybersecurity COI February 2021

    Join the ACT-IAC Cybersecurity COI member meeting to hear from invited speaker Paul R. Brubaker, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Information and Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology (OIT) for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Mr. Brubaker will discuss how cybersecurity folds into every aspect of OIT’s actions as an enterprise, and how they "bake" it into their processes at the beginning rather than "bolting it on" at the end. He will also discuss how security is woven into both their work environment and their customers’ (Veterans) experiences with VA, making it even more crucial for every individual in our organization to know their role in ensuring cyber defenses are strong.

    OIT Presenters

    Paul Brubaker , Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for Information and Technology and Deputy Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Feb. 19, 2021
    • Meeting
  • Government Executive Media Group - Cyber Defenders

    What are federal, state, and local agencies doing right now at the nexus of supply chain management and cybersecurity? In the first installment of Cyber Defenders, we’ll focus on supply chain risk management (SCRM) and explore best practices for balancing regulations and security. Featuring a defense session with Defense One, a federal civilian session with Nextgov, and a state and local session with Route Fifty, this event will convene top experts in each field to discuss cybersecurity ramifications at all levels of government. Join one or all of the sessions to investigate what stakeholders--including executive agencies, the private sector, public-private partnerships, FFRDCs, and academia--need to bring to the table, and how government agencies and third-party suppliers can practice good cyber hygiene.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Feb. 18, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • Human Factors, User Experience and Design

    Discussion of the various approaches and significance of Human Factors, User Experience and Design as it relates to enterprise-level modernization efforts at their agencies.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Lauren Alexanderson , Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Health Delivery

    • Event took place: Feb. 18, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • FNN Balancing Cybersecurity and Collaboration Roundtable

    FNN panels are typically comprised of two to three senior executives from government and one or two from industry to participate in a one-hour moderated discussion. The interview will be audio and video recorded and is sponsored by Equinix and Dell. The interview will be broadcasted at later times in various mediums.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Paul Cunningham , Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer

    • Event took place: Feb. 09, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • MicroStrategy World 2021

    2020 has shown us that everyone craves intelligence they can trust. Whether it’s understanding political polls, public health trends, or travel restrictions—everybody is now data-driven, and organizations are no different. Your employees, customers, partners, and users all demand data they can trust. Because when you can work from anywhere, you need intelligence everywhere.

    Experience how your peers (and your competitors) are transforming their organizations with intelligence. Join us at MicroStrategy World 2021: our first virtual, interactive global conference.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Denise Kitts , Chief Data Technology Officer

    • Event took place: Feb. 04, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • FedScoop SNG Live: Remote Workforce

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many government agencies were forced out of their comfort zones to mass telework. Months into the pandemic, many agencies still have a substantial number of their employees working remotely. Telework, which was once a convenience afforded to few across government, is now becoming the norm.

    This SNG Live Virtual Speaker Series will explore the long-term impact of teleworking at the federal, state and local, whether agencies are considering it as a more-permanent option beyond the pandemic and what technology changes must occur to support the new world of remote-enabled work.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO

    • Event took place: Jan. 28, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • FCW Cloud Security and Services Workshop

    This 25-minute presentation will focus on “ Utilize Zero Trust manage access in a secure cloud.”

    OIT Presenters

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: Jan. 27, 2021
    • Workshop
  • FedInsider-Generation Cloud Webinar

    The U.S. Government has long relied upon technological superiority to ensure its dominance in conflict and to underpin U.S. national security. The rapidly evolving technological landscape is changing the foundation of supporting the Warfighter with emerging technologies and digital strategies such DevSecOps, analytic edge computing, fifth-generation wireless capability, artificial intelligence and machine learning being used to support the mission.

    As government explores ways to tap these powerful new technologies, underlying IT management, automated processes and advanced capabilities become all the more important.

    OIT Panel Participants

    David Catanoso , Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office

    • Event took place: Jan. 27, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • HIMSS NCA January Webinar

    Join HIMSS NCA for a presentation on "Medical Devices, Wearables, and Emerging Technologies in Healthcare" by Dr. Sam Hanna, Executive in Residence and Associate Dean for Healthcare Management, Technology, and Innovation from American University. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from academia, Department of Veterans Affairs, and industry as they expand on this topic

    OIT Panel Participants

    Danielle Krakora , Product Manager, SaaS & PassS Solutions

    • Event took place: Jan. 21, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • FedScoop Data Cloud Summit

    Join top leaders and decision-makers from the public-sector IT community at the 2021 Data Cloud Summit to discuss the importance of developing a foundational enterprise data strategy and how that can spark digital transformation, powering new capabilities like machine learning and rapid analytics. These experts will also explore how the cloud can be used to manage data across the enterprise, best practices for keeping government data secure at scale and ways to effectively process and analyze streaming data.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO

    • Event took place: Jan. 14, 2021
    • Summit
  • ATARC 2021 Cyber Security Virtual Summit

    This panel will explore the current state of technology, use cases, and limitations of cybersecurity, in the federal government space.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: Jan. 12, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • ATARC RPA Webcast

    This 60-minute panel discussion on will focus on RMP best practices for RPA and Bot Security. The panel will discuss:

    • Best practices
    • Lessons learned
    • Use cases

      OIT Panel Participants

    • Dirk Barrineau , IT Specialist (INFOSEC), DevSecOps
    • Carrie A. Lee , Security Architect
    • Event took place: Jan. 12, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • FedInsider Federal Data Strategy

    This moderated 60-minute panel discussion that will focus on how the federal data strategy is making a difference in the government.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Kshemendra Paul , Executive Director, Data Governance and Analytics

    • Event took place: Jan. 12, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • ATARC Mission Enablement: From the Edge to the Cloud Webinar

    This 60-minute panel discussion on will discuss enabling connectivity by implementing cloud technologies.

    OIT Panel Participants

    David Catanoso , Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office

    • Event took place: Jan. 07, 2021
    • Panel Discussion
  • GovMatters Interview

    OIT Guests

    Reginald Cummings , Executive Director, Infrastructure Operations

    • Event took place: Jan. 07, 2021
    • Interview - Podcast
  • FedHeads Podcast

    Digitalization and how to accelerate it in the Government

    OIT Guests

    Drew Myklegard , Executive Director, Demand Management

    • Event took place: Jan. 06, 2021
    • Interview - Podcast
  • Gartner Research Board Public Sector Interview - Platform Ecosystems

    Interviewing public sector CIOs to gain their insights on business platform ecosystems.

    OIT Guests

    Reginald Cummings , Executive Director, Infrastructure Operations

    • Event took place: Jan. 05, 2021
    • Interview - Podcast
  • ATARC Digital Transformation Working Group Launch

    Hear how these thought-leaders are proactively determining the best strategies to improve customer experience, while at the same time furthering their agencies Digital Transformation.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Paul Brubaker , Deputy CIO, Account Management Office

    • Event took place: Dec. 16, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • APIdays Paris

    Learn from the best about Business Models, design and documentation, lifecycle management, security and Identity management, testing and monitoring, banking APIs and Open Banking.

    OIT Presenters

    David Mazik , IT Product Manager

    • Event took place: Dec. 09, 2020
    • Conference
  • ATARC-The DevSecOps Journey

    Federal News Network to discuss cyber security activities and awareness.

    OIT Guests

    Paul Cunningham , Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer

    • Event took place: Dec. 09, 2020
    • Interview - Podcast
  • NextGov-Future Focused Tech: Health

    During this first event in the Future Focused Tech series, Nextgov will delve into how modern technologies will enhance the healthcare of tomorrow.

      OIT Presenters

    • Brad Houston , Deputy CIO, Account Manager for Benefits, Appeals, and Memorial Affairs
    • Eddie Pool , Executive Director, Solution Delivery
    • Event took place: Dec. 09, 2020
    • Workshop
  • Scoop News Group-VMware Virtual Leadership Roundtable

    Challenges and opportunities for change presented by the pandemic, IT modernization and digital transformation

    OIT Panel Participants

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Dec. 08, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Microsoft Government Leaders Summit

    OIT Presenters

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Dec. 07, 2020
    • Summit
  • IDGA Veterans Healthcare Summit

    Understanding the Demands and Unique Needs of VA Business Partners

    OIT Presenters

    Drew Myklegard , Executive Director, Demand Management

    • Event took place: Dec. 03, 2020
    • Summit
  • FCW Health IT Workshop

    Explore how technologies are transforming health initiatives and challenges that scientists, physicians and program owners are addressing.

    OIT Presenters

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Dec. 02, 2020
    • Workshop
  • Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum Panel

    Guidance on how small businesses can best engage the VA

      OIT Panel Participants

    • James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer
    • Luwand Jones , Deputy Chief Information Officer, Strategic Sourcing
    • Denise Kitts , Chief Data Technology Officer
    • Drew Myklegard , Executive Director, Demand Management
    • Event took place: Dec. 02, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • The Tech Push Behind Memorialization at VA

    Veterans Legacy Memorial was one project resulting from a collaboration between VA and NCA. With a strong attention to agency mission, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves and Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer discuss the initiatives behind the agency’s digital endeavors that led to the creation of a digital memorialization platform, the pivot during the pandemic, a new financial system and more.

    OIT Guests

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

  • ACT-IAC Cyber COI DCIO Panel

    The Cybersecurity COI is focused on being a primary contributor for ACT-IAC membership to solve their key challenges of information security and privacy.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO

    • Event took place: Nov. 20, 2020
    • Meeting
  • GovCIO Cloud Summit - CIO Panel

    How can the government continue delivering to the nation in faster, more secure and modern ways? Hear from agency leaders about how they’re approaching cloud adoption to improve the way their agencies do business.

    OIT Presenters

    David Catanoso , Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office

    • Event took place: Nov. 19, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Government Business Executive Forum EDGE 2020

    EDGE is the ONLY seven part series focused on the future of government technology that connects at a time when substantive exchanges between mission and technology leaders are more important than ever.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO

    • Event took place: Nov. 19, 2020
    • Meeting
  • ACT-IAC CX Virtual Summit

    Discuss what the VA is doing related to customer service

    OIT Panel Participants

    Denise Kitts , Chief Data Technology Officer

    • Event took place: Nov. 18, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Gov Matters CyberNation: Public Sector Forecast

      OIT Panel Participants

    • Paul Cunningham , Deputy Assistant Secretary, Chief Information Security Officer
    • Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO
    • Event took place: Nov. 18, 2020
    • Interview - Podcast
  • FedHealthIT 100 Virtual Awards

      OIT Attendees

    • James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer
    • Todd G. Simpson , Deputy Assistant Secretary, DevSecOps
    • Charles Worthington , Chief Technology Officer
    • Event took place: Nov. 17, 2020
    • Meeting
  • CyberPath: The Rise of the Cyber Warriors

    OIT Attendees

    Christopher Paris , IT Specialist

    • Event took place: Nov. 16, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Scoop News Group FedTalks

    Providing the keynote on digital transformation and using emerging technologies.

    OIT Keynote Address

    Charles Worthington , Chief Technology Officer

    • Event took place: Nov. 16, 2020
    • Meeting
  • Collaboration in Crisis: Strengthening Government Networks

    Panel discussion concerning how federal, state and local government agencies are utilizing future networks and technologies to collaborate across clouds and devices to deliver on the mission.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Eddie Pool , Executive Director, Solution Delivery

    • Event took place: Oct. 27, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • ACT-IAC ReImagine Nation ELC 2020 Conference-Beyond Telehealth Panel

    The overall conference theme, “Mission Resiliency: Technology, Culture, & Agility”, brings together content across the 4 sub themes cybersecurity, emerging technologies, mission modernization, and lab-to-market.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Thomas Guido , Senior Director, SaaS & PaaS Solutions

    • Event took place: Oct. 26, 2020
    • Conference
  • G2Exchange Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Fireside Chat

    Pivot-Plan and Power Forward: Driving IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

    OIT Presenters

    Luwand Jones , Deputy Chief Information Officer, Strategic Sourcing

    • Event took place: Oct. 21, 2020
    • Meeting
  • 2020 Federal Privacy Summit

    Panel discussion on NIST Special Publication 800-53, Revision 5: Are You Ready to Collaborate?

    OIT Panel Participants

    Vicki Michetti , Director of Cybersecurity Program Integration and Chief of Staff, Office of Information Security

    • Event took place: Oct. 16, 2020
    • Summit
  • 2020 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Virtual Conference and Expo

    New Decade, New Solutions: Meaningful Actions for an Evolving Cybersecurity Workforce

    OIT Panel Participants

    Christopher Paris , IT Specialist

    • Event took place: Oct. 16, 2020
    • Conference
  • TechTarget Interview

    Interview with James Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    OIT Guests

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Oct. 16, 2020
    • Interview - Podcast
  • AFCEA Bethesda's 2020 Tech Summit-Modernization Panel

    Panel will discuss modernization efforts

    OIT Panel Participants

    Jack Galvin , Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, IT Operations and Services

    • Event took place: Oct. 15, 2020
    • Summit
  • MeriTalk TIC Talks: Turning the Page on Trusted Internet Connection

    Panel discussion titled TIC Modernization Driving Innovation focused on how TIC 3.0 removes barriers to modernization and drives innovation in cloud, workforce transformation, emerging technologies, and more

    OIT Panel Participants

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: Oct. 15, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • FedHealthIT Interview

    Interview with James Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    OIT Guests

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Oct. 08, 2020
    • Interview - Podcast
  • Gartner EITL Leaders Peer Forum

    30-minute speaker presentation on “Ignite Your Organizational Change Initiative.” This discussion will explore the Veteran's Administration's End User Operation team's journey to change the culture to one of continuous improvement and focus on the CX/UX. When COVID-19 required mass telework in the VA, the culture change showed tangible results as the VA had to rapidly deploy 250,000 laptops to support telework. Network Promoter Score (NPS) substantial increased since field services technicians had adapted to the culture change.

    OIT Presenters

    Dewaine Beard , Executive Director, End User Operations

    • Event took place: Sep. 29, 2020
    • Meeting
  • FedHealthIT Interview

    OIT Guests

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Sep. 28, 2020
    • Interview - Podcast
  • AFCEA Bethesda Breakfast

    60-minute panel discussion on IT transformation and modernization. The panel titled “Investing in Long Term Modernization to Drive Innovation” will discuss how agencies will have to forge new ways of using workforce, policy, procurement, and technology to continue the modernization gains the government achieved over the past several months. Federal leaders will discuss how agencies can continue to achieve long term and sustained modernization and digital transformation.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO

    • Event took place: Sep. 24, 2020
    • Meeting
  • ATARC RedHat Webinar

    60-minute panel discussion titled “Modernizing Federal IT through DevSecOps.” This panel will set out to discuss how advancements in DevSecOps lead to an increased visibility for security and push for further modernization in the Federal IT space.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Todd G. Simpson , Deputy Assistant Secretary, DevSecOps

    • Event took place: Sep. 24, 2020
    • Training Session
  • Patient Experience for Veterans 2020

    Latest innovations in technology integration as they relate to patient experience.

    OIT Presenters

    Paul Tibbits , Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration

    • Event took place: Sep. 22, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Federal Information Security Educators - Storytelling in Cybersecurity: Your Ace in the Hole

    Workshop on how to develop stories and tell them in cybersecurity awareness settings.

    OIT Panel Participants

    Sarah Moffat , Director, Enterprise Cybersecurity Awareness and Training, Office of Information Security

    • Event took place: Sep. 21, 2020
    • Workshop
  • Government CIO: House Oversight and Digital Modernization-Leadership Panel

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has made leaps forward with its IT modernization and digital services projects that have improved the customer experience for veterans. These projects have allowed agencies like the VA to pivot during the national quarantine in the form of telehealth medical appointments, benefits, services and more.

      OIT Presenters

    • Paul Brubaker , Deputy CIO, Account Management Office
    • Dominic Cussatt , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and Deputy CIO
    • Luwand Jones , Deputy Chief Information Officer, Strategic Sourcing
    • Susan Perez , Executive Director, IT Program Integration and OIT Chief of Staff
    • Event took place: Sep. 16, 2020
    • Meeting
  • FCW Cybersecurity Workshop

    This workshop will bring together government and industry experts to discuss current efforts and opportunities to strengthen cybersecurity

    OIT Presenters

    Royce Allen , Enterprise Cybersecurity Architect Supervisor

    • Event took place: Aug. 11, 2020
    • Workshop
  • Government Matters TV (WJLA 24/7)

    Ms. Lynette Sherrill discusses how the dramatic increase telehealth and telework, along with thousands of new hires across VA, has impacted the service desk. She addressed how her team responded to the challenge of almost 100k service calls in a one week period during the height of the pandemic.

    OIT Presenters

    Lynette Sherril , Executive Director, Enterprise Command Operations

  • HIMSS20 Digital Public Policy Discussion

    Virtual session to discuss VA changes and updates in response to the COVID19 Pandemic

    OIT Panel Participants

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: Aug. 03, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • Future of Work

    Government agencies are preparing to return their employees to the office. Agencies are leaning on their CIOs to take advantage of digital tools and practices to ensure a safe return to work and to strategize future approaches to these practices. Agencies are using tools like contact tracing, digital services and applications to improve safety and security. We'll discuss these tools and exercises to help agencies and industry protect their teams.

    OIT Presenters

    Jim Trinka , Chief Talent Management Officer

    • Event took place: July 22, 2020
    • Panel Discussion
  • 18th DOD/VA & Government HIT Summit

    This topic of this event is VA's efforts to deliver high quality health services for Veterans as well as adopted advanced technologies to guide the EHR project and reduce high maintenance costs.

      OIT Panel Participants

    • Gary Stevens , Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy
    • Paul Tibbits , Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration
    • Charles Worthington , Chief Technology Officer
    • Event took place: July 8, 2020
    • Summit
  • Financial News Network Interview

    This event will talk about goals for 2020/2021, digitizing business processes, and cloud.

    OIT Guests

    James P. Gfrerer , Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, Chief Information Officer

    • Event took place: July 8, 2020
    • Interview - Radio

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