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by OSUOSL Admin on Mon, Nov 02 2009

This year, join us for a special one-day Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) DC on Thursday, November 5 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The program will focus on how federal agencies are using open technology in support of their agency mission objectives while reducing costs and creating a secure information technology environment. "Management", "Mission", and "Technology" tracks in the program feature outstanding agency and industry presentations. Government agency leaders and their key technology personnel as well as legal, procurement, planning, public information and social media staff should attend . Highlights from the program include:

  • Breakfast Keynote: David M. Wennergren, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management and Technology / Deputy Chief Information Officer US Department of Defense
  • Luncheon Keynote: David G. Boyd, Ph.D., Director, Command, Control and Interoperability Division Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

A short list of agency presenters include:

  • Brian Guertin, Chief Patent Council, NASA Goddard
  • Sue C. Payton, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force/Acquisition Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense/Acting Director Defense Research and Engineering; President – SCI Aerospace Inc.
  • Daud Santosa, Chief Technology Officer, US Department of Interior
  • Vish Sankaran, Director of the Federal Health Architecture, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Peter J. Tseronis, Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy and Chairperson, Federal Cloud Computing Advisory Council

Three conference tracks and a hands-on lab address a full range of timely management and technology topics. Agencies presenting include DOD, DISA, HHS, GSA, EPA, DOE, Department of State, NASA, OMB, CIA, NSA, NARA, DHS. The full conference schedule and additional speakers can be found on the conference website at http://goscon.org