Mobile Work Exchange

Fall 2013 Town Hall Meeting

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7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

The Mobility Center - Exhibit Hall

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Welcome and Announcements
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Opening Address

East Salon

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  • Dr. Rick Holgate

    Dr. Rick Holgate

    H. Richard Holgate was appointed as Assistant Director for Science & Technology and Chief Information Officer on August 3, 2009. In that role, he is responsible for strategy, planning, management, and delivery of information technology and information services; financial investigative services; and laboratory services, in support of ATF’s mission.

    In 2004, Dr. Holgate was appointed to be the Assistant Director for Information Technology and Command Information Officer at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). In 2007, he was promoted to Executive Assistant Director, a new position established under an agreement with the Director of Naval Intelligence. In that capacity, he was responsible for: delivery of IT services to NCIS's 2,400+ employees worldwide; transition of NCIS to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI); management of NCIS' application portfolio; IT strategy and planning; and integration of NCIS's information management needs with those of its collaborative counterparts across the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense, as well as other Federal, state and local organizations.

    Prior to joining NCIS, Dr. Holgate was employed as a Senior Manager with BearingPoint, Inc. During his eight years at BearingPoint, he fulfilled a variety of responsibilities including all aspects of project management, team management, and business development. His clients included many organizations across the Department of Defense, and specifically within the Department of the Navy he worked with information technology, Navy Staff, logistics, and financial management organizations. Dr. Holgate also led a Zero-Based Review of NCIS's mission and activities in 2002, and worked closely with the NCIS Modernization and leadership teams, first as a contractor and then as Command Information Officer.

    Prior to his work at BearingPoint, Dr. Holgate worked at the MITRE Corporation, where he supported the Air Force, Army, and intelligence community on issues related to, respectively: base realignment and closure and environmental restoration; chemical weapons demilitarization; and arms control verification.

    Dr. Holgate has been a certified Project Management Professional and is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Navy League, the Naval Institute, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

    Dr. Holgate's educational background includes degrees in chemical engineering from Princeton University (BSE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS and PhD).

    Assistant Director for Science & Technology/Chief Information Officer
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Networking Break

The Mobility Center - Exhibit Hall

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Track 1: IT Transformation
Led By
  • Robert “Rob” Anderson III

    Robert “Rob” Anderson III

    Rob Anderson is Chief, Vision and Strategy Division, for HQMC/C4. Anderson is responsible for advising the primary and dedicated support staff to assist the director in developing, communicating, implementing, and assessing his vision and priorities for the Marine Corps Information Enterprise across all warfighting domains. 

    His leadership experience spans two decades and includes a number of progressively broader technical and program level positions in the US Marine Corps’s C4 community. He is an innovative problem-solver and trusted advisor to senior officials with a keen ability to assess complex enterprise-level IT initiatives and coordinate efforts across organizations.

    He was the lead author of the Marine Corps Information Enterprise (MCIENT) strategy, the Marine Corps Private Cloud Computing Strategy, the Amphibious Communications Concept, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Mobility Concept, the Marine Corps Mobility Strategy, was the principle communications planner for Global Combat Support System - Marine Corps (GCSS-MC), and represented HQMC/C4 at the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Amphibious Capabilities Working Group. He is considered a subject matter expert in planning, designing, engineering and maintaining tactical communications networks and their integration into the enterprise.

    Prior to his current assignment, Anderson served as:

    • Strategic Branch Head, Operations Officer, Marine Air Ground Task Force Action Officer, Headquarters Marine Corps C4 CS Division
    • Course Coordinator, Advanced Instructor Group, Communications School
    • Operations Officer, Marine Wing Communication Squadron (MWCS) 28
    • Commanding Officer Alpha Company, MWCS-28
    • Assistant Operations Officer, Marine Central Command G6 Bahrain
    • G6 C4I Systems Officer, Marine Forces Pacific
    • S6 Information Systems Management Officer, 3d Marine Regiment
    • Communications Officer, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment

    Anderson retired from the Marine Corps as a Communications Officer in 2009 after serving over 25 years to include 5 combat tours: Operation Desert Storm Desert Shield, Operation Restore Hope, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III.

    Chief, HQMC C4/CV (Vision and Strategy Division)
    U.S. Marine Corps
  • Dale Wickizer

    Dale Wickizer

    Dale Wickizer is the Chief Technology Officer at NetApp U.S. Public Sector. His responsibilities include setting future technology and product directions for NetApp’s U.S. Public Sector division and managing key customer relationships. Before starting at NetApp, Dale was an Associate Partner and an IT Infrastructure Architect at Accenture, where he was responsible for helping Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies plan and execute IT transformations, data center consolidations and rollouts of large enterprise applications and storage infrastructures to help those companies reduce cost and be more competitive. Dale played a fundamental part in establishing strong alliances between Accenture and key storage vendors (such as EMC and NetApp), and was viewed across the firm as a storage expert. Dale holds both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also completed Reactor Design School at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory as part of his Navy training.

    Chief Technology Officer
    NetApp U.S. Public Sector
Track 2: Enterprise Technology
Led By
  • John D. Berthiaume

    John D. Berthiaume

    John “JB” Berthiaume assumed the position of Director of Customer Care, Office of the Associate CIO for Energy Information Technology Services (EITS), Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Energy on 27 January 2013. As the Director of Customer Care, Mr. Berthiaume directs the customer relationship management, user support, and cyber security functions for the OCIO Energy IT Services organization. He oversees the customer service and marketing to establish and maintain a fully open channel of communications across the customers' organizations and communicates the value of doing business with EITS. Mr. Berthiaume provides direct management and oversight of three Divisions within the Customer Care Office: Customer Relationship Management Division, User Support Division, and Cyber Support Division. He provides detailed assessments of new customer/site requirements and preferences for planned products or product features consistent with the pre-determined EITS Service Catalog, site baseline architectures, and technology strategies. Mr. Berthiaume plans and makes recommendations for the way to bring a product and service to market. He develops and maintains Customer Service Agreements (CSA) with DOE customer organizations and keeps customers informed of the available service offerings. Mr. Berthiaume develops, implements, and maintains a Service Catalog that integrates IT service offerings, service level management, and demand driven costing. He identifies prospective customers, coordinates IT organizational/site assessments and ensures successful management and coordination of the transition with the customer. Mr. Berthiaume serves as a recognized expert representing the organization with Departmental and multiagency work groups focused on issues of customer support. Mr. Berthiaume brings seasoned experience as a civilian employee, contractor, and decorated veteran.

    Career Chronology:

    • 10/2011 - 01/2013: Deputy Executive Director, U. S. Army Information Technology Agency, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
    • 10/2010 – 10/2011: Deputy Chief, Office for Mission & Customer Engagement, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C.
    • 11/2008 – 10/2010: Deputy Regional Manager, Northeast U.S. IT Regional Support Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
    • 10/2006 – 11/2008: Chief, IT Service Operations Support Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Stuttgart, Germany
    • 04/2006 – 10/2006: Chief, Operations & Maintenance Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Stuttgart, Germany
    • 01/2003 – 04/2006: Chief, Intelligence Communications, Headquarters United States European Command, J2, Stuttgart, Germany
    • 01/2001 – 01/2003: Chief, Information Services Division, Air Armament Center Intelligence Directorate, Eglin AFB, FL
    • 07/1999 – 02/2001: Network Engineer, Tybrin Corporation, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
    • 11/1996 – 06/1999: Superintendent, Command, Control, Communications & Computers (J6), Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR), Seoul, Korea


    • Master of Science, Technology Management, University of Maryland University College, 2003
    • Bachelor of Science, Computer & Information Sciences, Troy State University, 1996
    • Associate in Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 1996
    • Associate in Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 1992

    Significant Training:

    • Government Affairs Institute, Capitol Hill Workshop on Congress and the Intelligence Community, 2007
    • NATO CIS School, Latina, Italy, 2004
    • UNIX System Administration, 2004
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (W2K) Boot Camp, 2002

    Awards and Honors:

    Military Awards:

    • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
    • Meritorious Service Medal (1 Device)
    • Air Force Commendation Medal
    • Joint Service Achievement Medal
    • Air Force Achievement Medal (1 Device)
    • Air Force Good Conduct Medal (5 Devices)
    • National Defense Service Medal
    • Humanitarian Service Medal

    Civilian Awards:

    • Defense Intelligence Agency Award for Excellence
    • Exemplary Civilian Service Award

    Professional Memberships and Associations:

    • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
    • American Legion
    • Disabled American Veterans
    Director of Customer Care
    Office of the Associate Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Emily Timmerman

    Emily Timmerman

    Emily Timmerman is an Adobe Solutions Consultant focused on collaboration and eLearning technologies. She has more than 10 years experience working with government agencies at the State, Local and Federal level. Throughout her career, Timmerman has worked with a variety of online collaboration tools, bringing value to those who are met with restrictions in travel, cost, time and more.

    Recently, Timmerman has been engaged with a number of Federal agencies as they adopt technology to help build solid telework programs.

    Adobe Connect Solutions Consultant
Track 3: Workforce Management
Led By
  • Brodi Fontenot

    Brodi Fontenot

    Brodi Fontenot serves as the Assistant Secretary for Administration, the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), and the Senior Sustainability Officer (SSO).  As Assistant Secretary, he provides leadership and oversight in the areas of human resources, security, acquisitions and grants, transportation and facilities, and space management. As the SSO, he is responsible for implementation, oversight and management of the Department’s energy, environmental and sustainability goals for approximately 11,000 buildings and 6,000 vehicles operated by the Department.

    Brodi joined the Department in July 2009 as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget. Prior to joining DOT, he was a staff member of the US Senate Budget Committee. In this role, Brodi analyzed and made recommendations to the Committee Chairman on budget requests of DOT and other Federal agencies. Brodi has also held leadership positions at the Government Accountability Office where he worked on issues such as housing, disaster assistance, and budgeting for capital projects.

    Assistant Secretary for Administration, Chief Human Capital Officer, and Senior Sustainability Officer
    Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Arleas Upton Kea

    Arleas Upton Kea

    Arleas Upton Kea is the Director of the Division of Administration at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). As Director, Ms. Kea has national responsibility for providing human resources management, acquisitions, facilities management and a wide variety of corporate management and logistical support to the FDIC's nationwide staff of approximately 6,500 employees located throughout Washington, D.C., eight Regional locations, and 85 field office locations. Ms. Kea has testified on behalf of the FDIC before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, regarding the FDIC’s experience in pay banding and pay for performance systems.  In addition to her program responsibilities, Ms. Kea had primary responsibility for implementation of the Corporation's first Diversity Strategic Plan. 

    Ms. Kea has enjoyed a distinguished career at the FDIC.  Prior to her current position, Ms. Kea served as the FDIC's Ombudsman.  In that capacity, she fulfilled a critical role for FDIC and the banking community through her effective liaison with bankers, industry representatives, community groups and other members of the public.  Ms. Kea's success in this role was evident through her selection as Chairman of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen and her receipt of the Vice President's National Performance Review prestigious Hammer Award for her contributions to Federal Ombudsmen programs.  Her approach to the Ombudsman's role in brokering relationships between the public and regulatory agencies still serves as a model today throughout the government.

    Prior to serving as FDIC Ombudsman, Ms. Kea was an active member of FDIC's Legal community.  She began her legal career as a staff attorney and quickly advanced to the senior positions of Assistant General Counsel and Acting Deputy General Counsel during the height of the 1990’s banking crisis.  During this time, Ms. Kea successfully handled numerous high-profile, complex cases involving professional liability litigation, failed financial institution matters, and labor-management issues.

    Ms. Kea remains active within the business community and is highly sought after as a public speaker on a wide range of topics related to her background and experience.  

    Ms. Kea received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas Law School, and completed the program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School and the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from the University of Texas.  Ms. Kea is a native of a small German community in south central Texas.  She now resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her family.

    Director, Division of Administration
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break

The Mobility Center - Exhibit Hall

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Track 1: IT Transformation
Led By
  • Timothy Chiu

    Timothy Chiu

    Timothy Chiu is currently the Director of Product Marketing, Security for Blue Coat Systems. Chiu has been with Blue Coat for more than six years, and has also managed Blue Coat’s Technical Marketing team.  Prior to joining Blue Coat, Chiu worked for more than eight years at Mirapoint. His roles included Director of Technical Marketing and Senior Product Manager for their messaging and security products as well as Director of WW Application Engineering. He started managing and administering systems in 1988 and has been postmaster and Systems/Network Administrator at many high technology companies including AMD and SynOptics. He has also held product management and marketing positions at Bay Networks, Cirrus Logic, and Network Tools. Chiu worked as an instructor in Unix Administration for UC Berkeley Extension and writes for a number of blogs, including Blue Coat’s Security Blog.

    Chiu holds a master's degree in product management from Santa Clara University, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's in economics from the Wharton School of Business.

    Director of Product Marketing, Security
    Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael Valivullah

    Dr. Michael Valivullah

    Dr. Michael Valivullah is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in the U.S. Federal Government. He is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer at NASS. He has also served as the Director of the Information Technology Division and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at NASS. Prior to joining NASS, Dr. Valivullah spent about nine years in the public sector, working in positions as the Chief Information Officer of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, Associate Director, Chief of Programs and Planning, and Chief Enterprise Architect at the U.S. Capitol Police (US Senate).

    Before joining the Federal government, he worked in the private sector at a number of companies, including EDS (HP), Lockheed Martin, FINRA (NASDAQ), U.S. Food Service, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, FreddieMac, Sabre, SES, MCI Telecom, and US Airways. He also served as a staff member at Georgetown University and Virginia Tech.

    Dr. Valivullah was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and certified by the Federal Chief Information Officer Council as a Federal CIO. He was also certified in Enterprise Architecture, Data Strategy, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, Customer Relationship Management, IT Best Practices (ITIL) and Cyber Security (CISSP).

    Dr. Valivullah has a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Systems Management from the University of Maryland, an Advanced Master’s Certification in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences. He graduated from the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES-CDP) at the Department of Energy. He has completed several senior executive leadership training courses at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), Harvard Business School, and Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) senior executive development programs.  

    Chief Technology Officer
    National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Track 2: Enterprise Technology
Led By
  • Greg Capella

    Greg Capella

    Greg Capella is the Deputy Executive Director of the Enterprise System Development Office (ESDO) within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. He came to DHS from commercial consulting, where he was the Chief Operating Officer for a small consulting firm in the field of information technology.

    Previously, Mr. Capella managed the development and support of financial services software. His commercial roles included being a Director of Product Management at the Fair Isaac Corporation, where he managed a series of software and analytical products. He also worked as a Director at AMS, working with financial software products and providing consulting services. He began his career as an Air Force officer, where he filled a variety of acquisition roles. In his most senior Air Force position, he oversaw the efforts of 218 engineers and technicians providing software and hardware updates for space shuttle and satellite command and control.

    Mr. Capella is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), as well as a Certified Acquisition Professional in Program Management Level III, and a Test and Evaluation Professional, Level 1. Mr. Capella has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a bachelor’s of science in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy. In addition to his academic background, Mr. Capella coauthored U.S. Patent 7,356,503 for ASP Business Decision Engine while working for Fair Isaac.

    Deputy Executive Director, Enterprise System Development Office
    Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Robert Duffy

    Robert Duffy

    Bob Duffy became the Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Secretary, Office Inspector General in December 2010, bringing nearly 21 years of professional Information Technology (IT) experience, including information security, telecommunications and direct support for audit and investigative operations.  

    Mr. Duffy has held key leadership positions in the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration; United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General; and the Department of Navy, Office of Special Projects. He has been recognized for his visionary approach for managing IT programs to include Voice over Internet Protocol and Homeland Security Presidential Directive -12. Mr. Duffy directs the IT division with responsibilities for Enterprise Applications, IT Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Cyber Security and IT Services.

    Mr. Duffy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mansfield University and a Masters of Arts degree with an emphasis in Information Security from Eastern Michigan University.  

    Chief Information Officer
    Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Track 3: Workforce Management
Led By
  • Tony John

    Tony John

    Since joining the Office of Personnel Management, Tony has worked on and led a variety of projects like workload analysis and job design, creating organizational performance management systems and individual performance plans for executives, and giving expert consulting on performance management and telework issues. He specializes in delivering training on managing virtual workers. His proudest achievement was working with a small agency with a failing performance management system, overhauling it, having it pass OPM’s review process, and most importantly working with managers to implement it so that it was utilized effectively. Currently his favorite work is delivering specialized trainings to a Federal agency made up entirely of virtual workers and empowering those employees and their managers to succeed.

    He has an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University and a BA in Psychology from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Social Psychology. The things that make him happiest in this world are his wife, his 3 ½ year old son, Will, his 1½ year old daughter, Lauren, and the Boston Red Sox.

    Human Resources Consultant, Performance Management
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Paul E. "Luke'' Lucas

    Paul E. "Luke'' Lucas

    Mr. Lucas assumed his current assignment as a Management Analyst Officer in August of 2009 at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) in Arlington, Virginia. He is the alternate Senior Personnel Advisor for Human Resources and Manpower in the Operations and Management Division. He provides supervision, oversight, and quality control for personnel assignments. He manages the agency’s Telework and Executive Development programs; creates workplace policy/agreements and contracts training for the career development of scientists, engineers and support staff. He evaluates the integrity of operations of AFOSR policies in both U.S. and overseas. He earned an Advanced Toastmaster’s Silver award and has traveled throughout the world as a public speaker.

    In his previous assignment, he was the Director of Human Resources for the 11th Services Division on the former Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. The Services Division provided morale and recreation activities for over 40,000 service members, civilian employees and their families in over 80 countries. He expertly advised nine division chiefs, 500+ employees and was responsible for the distribution of an $11 million non-appropriated funds payroll. He was also in charge of employee development, served as the liaison between the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and provided Alternative Dispute Resolution for a career cumulative of 255 mediations. He co-authored the ground breaking telework policy in collaboration with the Branch Chief of the Air Force District of Washington’s, Workforce Effectiveness office.

    Lastly, he was honorably discharged as a non commissioned officer after eight years (1980-88) of active duty service in the United States Air Force.

    EEO Manager, HQ 11th WG, Bolling AFB, DC and the AF Pentagon

    Assistant to the Deputy Director for Installations Support, 11th MSG, Bolling AFB

    Staffing/Affirmative Employment Program Manager, HQ 11th WG, Civ Pers Ofc, Pentagon

    Director, Equal Employment Opportunity, Ramstein Air Base, Germany (US Air Forces Europe)

    Telework Program Coordinator
    U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Networking Break

The Mobility Center - Exhibit Hall

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Track 1: IT Transformation
Track 2: Enterprise Technology
Led By
  • Darren Ash

    Darren Ash

    Mr. Darren B. Ash is the Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management who provides policy direction, leadership, and oversight for information technology (IT), information management, information systems security, space planning and facilities management, rulemaking, acquisition management, centralized administrative service activities, and human capital planning and human resources planning, policy, and program development at the NRC. He also serves as the agency’s Chief Information Officer, Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer, and Senior Accountable Official for Data Quality.  

    Prior to joining the NRC in 2007, Mr. Ash worked as Department of Transportation’s Associate Chief Information Officer for IT Investment Management. Mr. Ash began his government career with the Internal Revenue Service and then worked at the Department of Treasury. He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C; holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. Mr. Ash is the President of the American Council for Technology (ACT).

    Chief Information Officer
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Donald Parente

    Donald Parente

    As a Director of Technology Strategy at AT&T Federal Solutions, Donald is responsible for working with Federal government clients, assisting them with business and technical transitions by providing strategic direction and practical guidance across both the business and IT landscapes. As a technology innovator, Donald provides leadership advice on the adoption of emerging technologies and delivers IT solutions using a collaborative approach combined with technical expertise and creativity.

    Before joining AT&T Federal Solutions, Donald was with the AT&T cloud services business where he led a team that defined the AT&T cloud services strategy, road map, offer definition, and marketplace positioning.

    Previously, Donald led the Customer Demonstration Program for AT&T Business Services. His team developed technology showcases and led strategic business discussions with executives representing many of the world’s largest enterprises at venues including AT&T Executive Briefing Centers, analyst conferences, and many AT&T customer events.

    Donald also served in multiple roles for AT&T Managed Services, including Design Architect and Technical Product Developer. There he led solution design and development activity for many AT&T customer opportunities across all customer segments.

    From 1993 to 1997, Donald was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bellcore (currently Telcordia Technologies). While at Bellcore, Donald was a power systems engineer and researched powering methods for coaxial- and fiber-based telecommunications plants, developed Bellcore generic requirements, participated in standards and code development, and was a member of the Bellcore Disaster Recovery and Prevention team.

    Donald holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gannon University, an M.S. in Electrical Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a NJ Licensed Professional Engineer.

    Director of Technology Strategy – Chief Architect
    AT&T Federal Solutions
Track 3: Workforce Management
Led By
  • Megan Arens

    Megan Arens

    Megan Arens joined OPM as a Human Resources Consultant in October, 2009. She is a founding member of Performance Management Solutions, providing consulting services on OPM requirements for Performance Management programs and plans. Megan has extensive experience in consulting on issues regarding telework, developing performance plans, and creating and conducting trainings. Her recent focus involves identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for agency program areas, consulting Senior Executives on writing measurable standards, and assisting agencies with strategic planning. Megan holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a BA degree in Psychology from Missouri State University. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional. She enjoys cooking and tasting unique foods, kickboxing, and being active in her community.

    Human Resources Consultant, Human Resources Strategy
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Rebecca Ayers

    Rebecca Ayers

    Ms. Ayers serves as the Manager for Performance Management Solutions in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, HR Solutions. Performance Management Solutions provides solutions to Federal agencies to address individual and organizational performance matters necessary to properly create and sustain a healthy and effective results-oriented culture. Prior to this position she served as the Strategic Planning and Performance Manager for HR Solutions and was responsible for organizational strategic and business planning and execution and performance management and evaluation. Rebecca has facilitated and worked with both public and nonprofit organizations to identify organizational goals, develop strategic plans, and implement performance management systems. She began her Federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow at OPM where she managed workforce and succession planning projects for other Federal agencies.

    Manager for Performance Management Solutions
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Ryan Hendricks

    Ryan Hendricks

    Ryan Hendricks joined the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in late 2009 as a Human Resources Consultant. Originally, he worked on Staffing and Recruitment related projects before switching over to the Performance Management Solutions group. Since then, he has worked on projects evaluating executive performance plans for OPM requirements, assisting agencies develop and implement performance appraisal systems and programs, and delivering training and webinars on measurable results, communication and feedback, and working in the virtual environment. Ryan has also led a project on validating an OPM developed Telework Satisfaction Survey, and has published presentations on performance management in the telework environment. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and his Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys being active in the gym, running long distance, and perfecting his culinary skills.

    Human Resources Consultant, Performance Management
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Bill Powers

    Bill Powers

    Bill Powers joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March, 2005 and serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of the Under Secretary (OUS). In this role, Powers manages a host of policy facets that build and promote a culture of individual and organizational preparedness among the NPPD workforce that enable individual and organizational readiness, continuity and mobility. Prior to joining OUS, Powers served as the Chief of Staff for the NPPD Office of Risk Management and Analysis where he managed the day-to-day activities that included personnel, resource, policy, and interagency strategy formulation to enhance homeland security risk management.

    Powers served as a Professional Staff Member with the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (110th Congress). Powers provided key legislative input and guidance on essential public policy matters related to the DHS implementation of a comprehensive National Security Strategy to secure the United States from terrorist attacks and response to natural disasters. Powers collaborated to co-author the successful bi-partisan sponsored United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008 (S. 2606) and establishment and authorization of the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention (S. 2292).

    Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Powers served as Preparedness Officer with the DHS Office ofDomestic Preparedness. In this capacity, Powers worked closely with State and Territorial Homeland Security Advisors on the implementation of the Homeland Security Grant Programs, managing over $225 million dollars of active DHS grants. Powers contributed to effective implementation of the National Response Framework and National Priorities through identification, assessment, monitoring and risk-based analysis. With extensive emergency response acumen and experience as a fire officer, Powers played an integral role in the early successes of DHS
    sponsored grant programs, serving as a subject matter expert to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, State Homeland Security Grant Program and the Urban Area Security Initiative.

    Powers is a member of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security certified as a Level-IV Homeland Security Professional and holds national certifications as a Chief Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Master Fire Instructor, Advanced Rescue Technician and Hazardous Materials Technician/Incident Commander. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.

    Powers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bellevue University where he is also an Adjunct Professor. Currently, Powers is pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Capital Management with emphasis on organization succession and mobility management. He has authored several articles in the arena of knowledge management, succession, resiliency and organizational change and is a recurring lecturer at Howard University School of Education.

    Senior Advisor on Business Continuity and Mobility Work Programs
    National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Luncheon Keynote

East Salon

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  • Major Linus J. Barloon II

    Major Linus J. Barloon II

    Major Linus J. Barloon II is a Cyberspace Officer assigned to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) as the Chief of Cyber Operations Division in the J3 Directorate, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.  Major Barloon has been active duty for the last 22 years, being trained as a FB-111A Avionics Technician and as a Ground Radio Maintenance technician.  After 12 years being enlisted, Maj Barloon was selected for Officer Training School and earned his commission on 28 Jun 2002.  Since his commissioning, he has served in many leadership roles, to include: Network Operations Security Center Crew Commander, Flight Commander of both the Air Force Network Red/Blue Team, and his current position.  As a Flight Commander for the Air Force Blue Team, he was responsible for building the ability to “hunt” for the cyber adversary on Air Force networks.  In his current capacity, he is responsible for training, organizing, and equipping joint forces to proactively protect, detect, react, and recover from the cyber threat on networks directly associated with supporting the President, Vice President, First Lady, and other Senior White House Staff.  He is an experienced speaker in the cyber community having been requested to speak at national Security Agency’s Red Blue Symposium, the Defense Information System Agency’s Cyber Technical Exchange, AFCEA Luncheons and Breakout Panels, and other venues.  He is also the Vice Chair of the Advanced Threat Response Panel for the Council on Cyber Security and on the Board of Directors for Semper Secure to influence the development of cyber curriculums at all levels of education at the International, National, and State level.

    Chief of Cyber Operations Division in the J3 Directorate and Cyberspace Officer for the White House Communications Agency
    U.S. Air Force
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Dessert & Coffee with Exhibitors

The Mobility Center - Exhibit Hall

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
IT Information Sharing Session
Led By
  • George Jakabcin

    George Jakabcin

    George J. Jakabcin is the Chief Information Officer for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), a $152 million (862 staff) Independent Audit/Law Enforcement Treasury Bureau. In fiscal year 2012, TIGTA identified monetary benefits totaling more than $21 billion in IRS recommendations for improved operations. TIGTA is routinely recognized as a best place to work, ranking 13th out of 292 agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Government 2012 publication. TIGTA moved up from 16th in the 2011 survey. Jakabcin is an accomplished executive with more than 37 years of experience in information technology, information systems security, telecommunications, and systems integration. He has a proven track record of successfully leading people, driving and managing change, and managing significant programs.

    Prior to joining TIGTA, Jakabcin served as the Assistant Deputy Associate CIO (ADA CIO) - Systems Integration (SI) for the IRS. As ADA CIO - SI, Jakabcin was a key leader in organizational development/change management efforts to deliver integrated project support across all engineering and architecture disciplines. The scope of his responsibilities included systems, infrastructure and security engineering, enterprise architecture management, data architecture/data management, integration and performance testing, portal operations and modernization, and core infrastructure projects. He ensured the effective integration of IT systems engineering and aligned business needs with technical solutions while considering emerging technologies. 

    Jakabcin joined the IRS in 2002. As Director, Modernization Security he ensured that the modernized security capabilities adequately safeguard taxpayer and other sensitive data.  He established the Security Engineering function within IRS and was responsible for providing executive leadership in the design, development, and delivery of a comprehensive Service-wide IT Modernization and System Security program.  His team led implementation of numerous technological innovations that garnered awards from the highest levels of the IRS. Prior to joining the IRS, Jakabcin held leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, GTE/Contel, Satellite Information Service Corporation (SISCORP), Informatics, Lexis/Nexis, and Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc.

    He was the initial Chair of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) for the Information Assurance Shared Interest Group (SIG) and led the development of the information assurance approach to security management. He was a 2008 finalist for the Government Information Security Leadership Award. While at IRS and now at TIGTA, he serves as a government representative on the Cybersecurity SIG Government Advisory Panel (GAP).  He also serves on the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Chief Information Officer’s Working Group.

    Jakabcin holds a Bachelor’s degree from LaSalle College (now LaSalle University) and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP) and also holds the System Security Engineering – Capability Maturity Model Appraiser (SSE-CMM Appraiser) certification.

    Jakabcin is an enthusiastic music, movie and sports fan, and he is a competitive tennis player.

    Chief Information Officer
    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Tom Temin

    Tom Temin

    Tom Temin is host of the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp which airs weekday mornings on Federal News Radio 1500 AM. The show covers all of the issues important to federal managers and contractors. He is also author of the bimonthly newsletter,, read by more than 25,000 government and industry managers.

    Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. He was a long-serving editor in chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology Magazines, both of which were regular winners of national reporting awards.

    He also consults and provides strategic writing for players in the Federal IT market.

    AM Drive-Time Host
    Federal News Radio
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  • Danette Campbell

    Danette Campbell

    Danette Campbell is the Senior Advisor for Telework at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive telework and hoteling programs for agency employees in order to address productivity, employee retention, and space management issues.

    Prior to starting at USPTO in January 2006, Ms. Campbell was employed at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) where she was responsible for the oversight of public and private sector telework in the Washington metropolitan region. During her tenure at MWCOG, Ms. Campbell was instrumental in the design, development, and promotion of such programs as Telework Virginia and the Telework Partnership with Employers. She has held the position of Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Telework Advisory Council and played a major role in the annual Washington Area Conferences on Telework from 2002 through 2004, and the Senior Executives’ Telework Event in 2005.

    On July 18, 2006, Ms. Campbell testified before the Congressional Committee on Government Reform's Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce and Agency Organization on the USPTO's teleworking program. During her testimony, Ms. Campbell provided information to the Committee about the Trademark Work at Home program and the Patents Hoteling Program. She explained the benefits that these programs have for employees and for the USPTO.

    Ms. Campbell has spoken about telework to representatives of Rospatent (the Russian Patent Office), the Indian Patent Examiners, the European Patent Office, the Japan Unisys Users Association, the Canadian Intellectual Property Organization, the Mexican Officials, the Thai Delegation, the Korean Officials, the Federal Real Property Advisory Committee, and was a featured speaker at the Boston Collaboration Summit, as well as at the Future of Continuity of Operations and Telework Training Conference in 2008. Ms. Campbell has been a panelist and moderator at numerous Telework Exchange (now Mobile Work Exchange) Town Hall events. In 2010 she was a panelist at the Gov 2.0 Expo, the 2010 IRMCO Conference, and the Senior Executives Association's annual leadership conference. Ms. Campbell was a featured panelist at the August 2011 FedScoop telework event in Washington, DC. and at the CES Government 2012 Conference.

    Ms. Campbell is a member of the OPM Telework Advisory Group where she represents the United States Patent and Trademark Office and provides telework guidance to the Advisory Group. In March 2010, she was invited to join the President, First Lady and their policy teams at the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility.

    In June 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office was awarded the 2010 Tele-Vision Award from the Telework Exchange for Innovative Application of Technology to Support Telework and Ms. Campbell was awarded the Telework Exchange’s 2010 Federal Telework Driver Award.

    Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lynchburg College and Certified Public Manager certification from George Washington University’s Institute for Regional Excellence. She received the USPTO Leadership in Action Award in January 2012 and is a 2012 Samuel J. HeymanService to America Medals finalist. In October 2012, Ms. Campbell completed Women Emerging in Leadership at the Darden School of Business.

    Senior Telework Advisor
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Mika Cross

    Mika Cross

    Mika J. Cross is a Human Capital Policy Strategist specializing in work/life balance, diversity, inclusion and employee engagement. Her background includes military personnel and Federal civilian human resources management within the Department of Defense and the National Intelligence Community. She joined the United States Department of Agriculture in 2010 as the Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager. Her primary duties include program management, policy guidance and oversight for quality of life programs including Telework, flexible work arrangements, parenting and elder care support, employee assistance, healthy workplace practices and wellness initiatives. Since joining USDA she has been instrumental in shaping workforce communications in support of Secretary Vilsack’s Cultural Transformation initiatives.

    Her keen abilities to develop effective and creative communications, marketing and outreach strategy coupled with a unerring talent for strategic vision make her highly sought after to lead cross-Agency knowledge management projects and collaborative working groups. Following the tragedies of 9/11, she was instrumental in developing workplace policy, doctrine and protocol within the United States Intelligence Community, for deploying a primarily civilian workforce into Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror and for the reintegration procedures for acclimating them back upon return - including the development of a family support infrastructure. 

    Cross served with the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville in Mass Communications and her Masters degree in Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. She is a native of Maine and currently resides in Southern Maryland with her two children.

    Professional Preparation

    Georgia Southern University, Public Administration M.P.A., 2003

    University of Louisville, Mass Communications  B.A., 2000


    2010- Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, Office of Human Resources Management, USDA

    2008- Chief, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Strategic Communications and Initiatives Team, Defense Intelligence Agency

    2007- Work/Life Program Consultant, Defense Intelligence Agency

    2005- Human Capital Strategic Communications Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency

    2004- Human Capital Employee Management Relations Consultant, Defense Intelligence Agency

    2002- Military Personnel Personnel Policy and Doctrine Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency

    1995- Military Personnel Officer, United States Army

    Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, Office of Human Resources Management
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
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