Sep 09 2013

What to Expect at the 2013 Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall

Federal leaders explore the technology and policy behind successful mobile strategies.

As the federal government continues to push the Digital Government Strategy and telework, agencies are forced to dig into the technology and policy that power remote work. There to help: The Mobile Work Exchange, which is turning mobility into a science that it calls “Mobilology.”

Federal leaders will attempt to answer a number of tough questions at the Mobile Work Exchange’s Fall 2013 Town Hall Meeting on September 12. Can employees use government-owned devices for personal computing? Can employee-owned devices be used for work? Where is sensitive data being stored and how is it being protected? The questions are complex, but some agencies are finding answers.

As noted in FedTech’s coverage of the Spring 2013 Town Hall, telework is more about policy and communication than technology. “Telework is all about leadership,” FEMA Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Tonya Schreiber noted in her presentation.

While workforce buy-in is important, so is a secure infrastructure. Without the right hardware and software, agencies could be putting data at risk. To truly leverage mobile technology, agencies have to commit to a secure infrastructure, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellow Ron Ross told attendees. This event will expand on these topics with depth and expertise from leaders in the field.

On tap to address mobility and telework pain points are a panel of well-regarded federal CIOs and technology leaders. Several key presenters are listed below; for the full schedule, check out the Mobile Work Exchange website.

Presenter Position Agency Topic
Dr. Rick Holgate Chief Information Officer Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Keynote
Robert Anderson III Chief, Vision and Strategy Division, Human Resources and Organizational Management U.S. Marine Corps IT Transformation
John D. Berthiaume Director of Customer Care, Office of the Associate Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer Energy Department Enterprise Technology
Brodi Fontenot Assistant Secretary for Administration, Chief Human Capital Officer, and Senior Sustainability Officer, Office of the Secretary Transportation Department Workforce Management
Dr. Michael Valivullah Chief Technology Officer, National Agricultural Statistics Service Agriculture Department IT Transformation
Tony John Human Resources Consultant, Performance Management Office of Personnel Management Workforce Management
Paul E. Lucas Telework Program Coordinator Air Force Office of Scientific Research Workforce Management
Rear Admiral Robert E. Day, Jr. Commandant for C4IT & Director CG Cyber Command Pre-Commissioning Detachment Coast Guard IT Transformation
Darren Ash Chief Information Officer Nuclear Regulatory Commission Enterprise Technology
Megan Arens Human Resources Consultant, Human Resources Strategy Office of Personnel Management Workforce Management
Rebecca Ayers Manager for Performance Management Solutions Office of Personnel Management Workforce Management
Ryan Hendricks Human Resources Consultant, Performance Management Office of Personnel Management Workforce Management
Bill Powers Senior Advisor on Business Continuity and Mobility Work Programs Homeland Security Department Workforce Management
Major Linus J. Barloon II Chief of Cyber Operations Division in the J3 Directorate and Cyberspace Officer for the White House Communications Agency Air Force Keynote
George Jakabcin Chief Information Officer Treasury Department IT Information Sharing
Danette Campbell Senior Telework Advisor Patent and Trademark Office Management Information Sharing
Mika Cross Work/Life and Wellness Program Manager, Office of Human Resources Management Agriculture Department Management Information Sharing