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 FITARA Implementation Symposium III 


 Assessing the Financial Management Impact of FITARA 

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 4/19/2016  to 4/19/2016 


 Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA 


 Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) 


FITARA Implementation Symposium III 

Theme: Assessing the Financial Management Impact

Transparency is a key element of FITARA. Agencies will need to trace plans, investments, budgets, procurements and resources to business and mission outcomes. The approaches pioneered to enhance visibility across the CxO communities can benefit all areas of Government.


Opening Remarks

Congressman IssaCongressman Darrell Issa
Chairman, House Government Oversight and Reform Committee (invited)

Co-sponsor of FITARA



Keynote Speaker

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Visionary, CTO & CEO, Author, and Speaker

Senior Vice President, Cloud Technology Partners

Gigaom Research Analyst

David is a top thought leader in the cloud-computing universe and is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day.

With more than 13 books on computing, more than 3,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly.

Initial Scorecards

On November 4 the House Oversight and Government Reform, Information Technology and Government Operations Subcommittees, held a hearing on Measuring Agencies’ FITARA Implementation. Prior to the hearing the Committee released its initial Scorecard on agency performance under four implementation areas:

  • Data center consolidation
  • IT portfolio review savings
  • Incremental development
  • Risk assessment transparency

During the hearing it was revealed by OMB that new data centers had been discovered, bringing the total to 11,700. It is largely thought that data center consolidation offers the largest cost savings, but that it is also essential in providing infrastructure for application and data strategy modernization.

Listen to the November 4 hearing on FITARA Scorecards Here and download the testimony and scorecards.

This symposium is the third in a series of Government – Industry discussions of the implementation of FITARA and its implications for Federal IT Acquisition reform. The series will address various aspects of how FITARA will be implemented and the changes this will bring to the Federal IT acquisition landscape, and will feature talks from both Government and industry leaders on various aspects of the legislation.


On June 10 OMB released its guidance for FITARA implementation in a memo from Shaun Donovan: M-15-14, Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology. Download the memo here.

Read Federal CIO Tony Scott's June 10, 2015 blog post, A New Foundation for Technology Management, on CIO.Gov here.

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is one of the key elements of the current administration's efforts to improve Government information technology. FITARA outlines specific requirements related to:

1. Enhanced Authority for Chief Information Officers (CIO)
2. Increased Transparency and Improved Risk Management
3. Expanded Portfolio Reviews
4. Expansion of Training for IT Personnel
5. Consolidating Data Centers
6. Maximizing the Benefit of the Federal Strategic Sourcing
7. Government-wide Software Purchasing

FITARA changes the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) role significantly, and will impact the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO), Assistant Secretaries for Management (ASAM), Chief Operating Officers (COOs), and IT Program Management communities.

AFEI is hosting this series to help Government agencies and their industry partners understand more about how the legislation affects them, examine the challenges they will face, and help agencies take steps to implement FITARA using an agile and outcome driven approach. The events will showcase best practices and benefits, and help agencies develop a road map to successful implementation and demonstrable results. The events will also provide industry a better understanding of how to support agency efforts.


7:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions



Opening Remarks

Congressman Darrell Issa

Congressman Darrell Issa
Chairman, House Government Oversight and Reform Committee

Co-sponsor of Federal Information Technology Reform Act legislation

8:15 AM



Cloud With Confidence - FITARA in the Cloud

David Linthicum
Cloud Computing Visionary, CTO & CEO, Author, and Speaker

Senior Vice President, Cloud Technology Partners, Gigaom Analyst

9:00 AM

Case Study - USCG Financial Systems

Craig Bennett
Craig Bennett, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Resources, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Mark Rose, Director of Financial Operations/Comptroller

Thomas Michelli, Deputy Assistant Commandant for C4IT/Deputy CIO

Mr. Bennett will lead a case study on how Headquarters Coast Guard is aligning its financial management systems with those of DHS to streamline reporting, speed decisions, and increase visibility and cost transparency.

Moderator: Robert Damashek, Binary Group

10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM

Featured Speaker

FITARA and Beyond

Robert Osborn
Federal CTO, ServiceNow

A FEDRAMP certified enterprise service management provider

10:45 AM

Case Study - Developing the USDA Common Baseline Plan

This session examines how USDA developed its Common Baseline Plan and the difficulties, challenges, and efforts to get the plan done with a volunteer force. The panels is composed of the USDA Team Leads that led the effort.

  • Flip Anderson, FITARA Implementation Lead, USDA
  • Reginia Hendrickson – Budget Formulation Team Lead
  • Denise Baker – Budget Execution Team Lead
  • Naomi Gumbs – Acquisition Team Lead
  • Margaret Smith – Organization and Workforce Team Lead

Moderator: Bill Lochten, National Vice President,
Software AG Government Solutions

11:45 AM

Federal IT COST Commission - Laying the Foundation for Federal IT Cost

A panel discussion led by Cask LLC of participants in the Federal Commission on IT Cost, Opportunity, Strategy and Transparency. This initiative is aimed at leveraging private sector best practices in technology cost management and applying them to the Federal setting.

  • Suzanne Chartol, Federal Program Director, TBM Council
  • Brian Wissinger, Federal Practice Lead, Cask
  • Kelly Morrison, Performance Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer

Moderator: Sean Lingo, Federal Director, Cask

12:45 PM

Summary of Discussion and Adjourn


Note: AFEI reserves the right to make updates and changes to this agenda as needed.



Army Navy Country Club
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA

* Free ParkingANCC Map

* Day of event
Doors open by 6:45am


Army Navy Drive Entrance
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

South 18th Street Entrance
2400 South 18th Street
Arlington, VA 22204

For Driving Directions visit the Army Navy Country Club here


Event Registration

Register Online Now!

Online registration is open!  Online registration will close April 11th.
Onsite registration (onsite form will be posted) and fee will begin April 12th.

Due to the January 26th weather closure, registration has reopened for the new reschedule date of April 19th.

Registration Schedule & Fees

Registration Dates & Schedule of Fees

Regular fee 
ends 04/11/16

Onsite fee
begins 04/12/16


No Fee $0

No Fee $0




AFEI/NDIA/PSC/NVTC Industry Member



Industry Non-Member



Corporate Registration Package (4 Attendees)




Government Registration                                Click to Register

Complimentary Government registration is for US Government Employees or active duty US military only.
To confirm your registration status, a government employee email is necessary at time of registration process in order to validate complimentary attendance.

A valid government employee ID is required onsite to validate status upon entry. Contractors working at Government facilities do not qualify for Government registration and must register as Industry.


For registrations that are complimentary, please consider this free attendance for the program and your commitment to schedule to attend.

We ask our complimentary registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made. Your failure to attend has a negative impact on expectations, networking and the quality of the experience.
AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offers this complimentary registration to enable event attendance by those who might otherwise not get approval.


Industry Registration

Industry may register as an individual member or non-member per the fee schedule; or choose the corporate group package for a total of four (4) Symposium registrations per the fee schedule.

Corporate Registration Package
Companies may purchase a corporate registration package for up to four persons at substantial savings over individual rates!

Multiple companies may be combined under this package. The registration must be completed online using a single form of payment by the attending company PoC representative. 

The form below is for the company representative to complete registration details of the three (3) additional attendees as part of the corporate registration package. 

Additional Corporate Registrants form - emailed upon registration of package
(Form for the 3 additional registrants)

Academia rate is available for full-time students or professors at an academic institution (not for adjunct). Valid ID from an academic institution is required onsite. Individual academia registrations may be purchased online.



Refunds given through January 4, 2016 will result in a $75 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellation after January 5th.
All cancellations must be in writing. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. A request to make a change in original financial method (new credit card, change in fee, etc.)will result in the cancellation fee based on the outlined dates in this policy.
Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker ([email protected]).

The above event Policy remains intact as the event was not cancelled but only postponed due to weather and safety of all attendees. 
An event in which show management makes a decision to cancel (not taking place), will result in a refund of paid registration fee within a timely process. Notifications will be communicated by email.


Access to the NDIA Customer Registration Portal

Online Registration process through the NDIA Customer Portal
AFEI is a part of NDIA and all online registrations are purchased through the NDIA customer portal.

If you already have an account with NDIA you may login to register using your email address or Customer ID number and your password. Assistance is available from NDIA Association Services.

If you do not have an account with NDIA then you must create a new account and then continue with the registration process.

NOTE: Creating a customer account does not register you for the event. You must purchase the registration AFTER creating the customer account.

For assistance please e-mail NDIA Association Services ([email protected]) or call (703) 522-1820.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are a great way for companies to build brand awareness and thought leadership recognition among the transformational leaders and Government buyers. They help your brand stand out, and afford you the opportunity to present your ideas on how you can help our Government stakeholders get to the solutions they seek to be more efficient and effective.

Event Partner Sponsorship

Government contractors and commercial companies can gain maximum exposure to Government leaders and their team through pre-event, on-site, and post-event marketing activities.

Sponsorship includes:


  • Company logo on all event marketing materials (emails distributed to 100,000+, brochures distributed at industry events, AFEI/ODG website pages)
  • One tailored ODG LinkedIn group post, featured in event social campaign


  • Four (4) Symposium registrations
  • Tabletop in conference Pre-function area
  • Company logo on easel signage and event slides
  • Table networking- company representatives may lead and record roundtable discussions (limited number of roundtables-decided on a first-come, first-served basis)


  • Company logo on roundtable discussion idea publication distributed to all attendees
  • One (1) dedicated company email sent to all attendees (distributed by ODG)

Event Partner Sponsorship Fee: $2,500.00 (still available)

FITARA Symposium Series Premiere Sponsorship (Sold)

Premiere Sponsors receive all the Event Partner Sponsorship benefits at each remaining Symposium Series event in 2015
In addition, Premiere sponsorship includes opportunity to introduce keynote speakers and introduce your company to the audience at one of the series events.

Your company logo can be featured in our media partner promotions, including website banners and social media promotions.

Series Premiere Sponsor Fee: SOLD

Contact Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) or Dave Chesebrough ([email protected]) for details and an application.

Attendee Information

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 call or email Tammy Kicker, at (703) 247- 9494, ([email protected]).

Premiere Sponsors

Binary Group

Cask LLC

Event Partner Sponsors

Distributed Solutions