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 Operational Efficiency: DevOps and Agile EA 


 Drive Better Performance and Operational Efficiencies 

Event Number



 3/13/2015  to 3/13/2015 


 Capitol Conference Center 


 Tammy Kicker, [email protected] 

Outcome Driven Government


Transforming the use of enterprise architecture to improve performance and mission effectiveness.

DevOps, continuous delivery frameworks and agile EA form two pillars of a new approach to digital government. 

Connecting multiple systems to support immediate and longer-term business requirements means having an agile Enterprise Architecture that accommodates continuous delivery of mission capabilities, and integrating and testing xbusiness-essential applications such as data collection and analytics, secure information sharing and decision-support on a uninterrupted basis.

At this ODG Workshop we will examine the intersection of agile EA and DevOps, the core of modern IT systems.


ODG’s March Workshop will showcase how Government organizations have incorporated agile EA and outcome-driven methodologies to drive operational efficiencies and enhanced performance in support of their agency’s mission and arrive at a baseline of agile EA attributes.

In particular, the workshop will examine how emerging application of DevOps influences agile EA, and how they might work together to align business processes and IT infrastructure to

  • realize cost savings,
  • accelerate delivery,
  • enhance performance, and
  • sustain strategic flexibility.

Join noted IT and EA leaders who are re-thinking how to approach Enterprise Architecture and are succeeding at achieving transformational results. 

Government Agencies participating this in workshop:

Defense Security Service
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Head Quarters
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
US. Dept of State
PEO-EIS PM AcqBusiness
Department of Homeland Security

Featured speakers include:

Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, USDA-Risk Management Agency

RADM Janice Hamby, Chancellor at iCollege, National Defense University

Christopher J. Dorobek (moderator), Founder, editor and publisher, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER 

The purpose of this workshop is to examine case studies and real life examples of what outcome-driven processes and deliverables look like in Government, and closely inspect these approaches that promise to deliver results.  The workshop will conclude with an interactive Q&A and discussion between attendees and invited speakers, facilitated by the moderator.


Mission drives agencies. With the move toward digitization and mobility, there has never been more data being generated about a government enterprise than now. This is a big game-changer for EA. It’s time Enterprise Architects rethink how they drive value and deliver mission outcomes.

The value of Enterprise Architecture is in supporting decisions that help agencies achieve increased levels of mission effectiveness through standardizing development, eliminating waste and duplication, increasing shared services, and closing performance gaps. 

IT leaders, program managers, and others in Government who need to produce results will learn how to harness the power of EA by joining forces with Enterprise Architects who are applying agile and outcome driven methodologies to drive value across the enterprise.

7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM


Rose Wang, CEO, Binary Group


Christopher Dorobek
Founder, editor and publisher, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER

8:40 AM


Imperatives for a New Approach to EA

RADM Jan Hamby, USN (ret.)
Chancellor at iCollege, National Defense University

RADM Hamby sets the strategic direction and vision for the iCollege and leads it in its mission to prepare military and civilian leaders to optimize information technology management and secure information dominance within cyberspace.

9:20 AM

A Case Study - Delivery Framework at USDA

Chad Sheridan
Chief Information Officer, USDA-Risk Management Agency

Chad SheridanChad directs all aspects of the agency’s information systems, including development, modernization, enhancement, maintenance and operations.

10:00 AM Networking Break

10:30 AM

Workshop Discussions

11:30 AM Summary and Recommendations
12:00 PM Adjourn

Capital Conference Center
3601 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA, 22201
(703) 351-8222

Metro: Virginia Square Stop on the Orange Line

Parking Under Building


Capital Conference Center


Online registration is now CLOSED.

Register on-line at the NDIA event portal. You may use your current NDIA customer number. If you don't have a or if you don't have an account you must create one and then register for the workshop.

Government Attendees

  • Registration is free for US Government Employees and active duty US military. Valid ID is required.
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government Registration and must register as Industry
  • Non-US Allied Government attendees MUST register via Fax or e-mail using the above form.

Academia Attendees

  • To qualify for Academia Registration you must be a full-time student or professor at an academic institution. Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible.

Industry Attendees

  • Attendees from AFEI member companies and members of NDIA and its other affiliates may register at the Member Rate.

Registration Fees


Government Civilian/Active Military Fees

US Government Employees or Active Duty Military

(must register with a .mil or .gov e-mail address and present valid Government ID when picking up badge at the event)

No Fee

Academia Fees

Academic Institutions
(Fulltime Employees)


Industry Fees

Industry Member AFEI/NDIA & Affiliates


Industry Non-Member AFEI/NDIA



For Government: Please consider your free registration as a commitment to attend. AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer free registration due to restrictions placed on travel and event attendance. We ask our ”no fee” registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made as it does impact key elements to the events learning objectives and outreach.


Registration is first come, first served. On-line registration process will close Tuesday, March 10 by 12 PM. After the Online pre-registration period closes , you may register onsite by paper form.

Once room capacity is reached registrants will placed on a wait-list and notified if space becomes available.


All cancellations must be in writing. No refunds can be given for cancellation. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. There is a $25.00 change fee if a financial change is made. Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]).

AFEI reserves the right to make changes and updates to this website and all event information.

Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition adding a critical tool to your overall marketing strategy.
Build brand awareness and thought leadership recognition among these transformational leaders and Government buyers.
Strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services, and develop relationships with new customers,
while reinforcing your existing customer relations.

Download|View|Print the Sponsorship prospectus that outlines the benefits for each level of partner sponsorships.

  • Mission Partner $1,500
  • Operations Partner $900

Contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703-247-9494) for details on how to become a sponsor at this event and receive the Sponsorship Agreement Form.

What you will learn
Learn how cross-functional teams can use agile and outcome driven approaches to get more bang from your EA investment, as well as the 'right' efforts to focus EA that will drive mission success.

Who Should Attend
Enterprise architects, CIOs, CTOs, program managers, performance management, strategy and planning professionals

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should email Tammy Kicker, at (703)247- 9494, ([email protected]).


Presentations from the ODG Meeting on Operational Efficiency

Hamby SlidesRADM Janice Hamby, USN (ret), Chancellor, NDU iCollege

Rethinking Enterprise Architecture



Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, USDA-Risk Management Agency

Delivery as Strategy 

Point of Contact

Tammy Kicker, CEM, CMP
AFEI Business Operations
[email protected]
(703) 247-9494

Sponsored by

Binary Group

Software AG Government Solutions