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ACT-IAC to Host Management of Change 2014

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership, today announced that it will host the 34th Annual Management of Change (MOC) education and training event on May 18 – 20, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge, Md. Attendees at this year’s event will explore how to redefine the federal government’s brand for the 21st century as a creator of breakthrough innovation. Featured keynote speakers will include government, industry and academia leaders, including Retired Brig. General Allison Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits at the Department of Benefit Affairs.

“In the past, the government brand was that of a trusted leader in technology and innovation, credited with lofty accomplishments such as putting a man on the moon and developing the concept of the Internet,” said Sanjay Sardar, Government Chair for MOC 2014. “While the past several years have been defined by uncertainty and dysfunction, there has never been a greater need for stakeholders from the public and private sector to come together to define what the next generation of government looks and feels like.”

As one of the longest running training events in the government IT industry, MOC convenes diverse perspectives to arrive at informed, balanced solutions to the most critical government challenges. Attendees hail from small and large businesses and government agencies, academia, and across a wide spectrum of disciplines including management, policy, acquisition, human capital and IT.

“MOC is designed to be a dynamic, yet intimate format to allow government and industry attendees to engage in robust and balanced discussions about the future of government management,” said Allen Ashbey, the MOC 2014 Industry Chair. “MOC serves as a catalyst of learning through small, interactive workshops led by established and rising government and industry professionals, to Incubation Lab sessions that will provide roadmaps for delivering tangible results in the government ecosystem.”

At MOC, attendees gain practical knowledge that can be applied right away, while earning Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Units to advance their career. MOC will present six thought-provoking workshops, including:

  • Adopting Agile in Federal IT? – Attendees will focus on different management processes, when to implement agile methodologies and how to make agile real and successful
  • Going out on a Limb: Risk-taking, Innovation and Failing Fast – Attendees will uncover the topic of risk-taking and how to embrace experimentation and innovation within an organization’s culture, as well as examine acquisition through case studies and best practices
  • Implementing Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) – Attendees will discuss the benefits of developing and investing in the security workforce, ways to improve the dynamics of security and the procurement process
  • Open Data: What’s in it for us? – Attendees will be given the opportunity to discuss how open data benefits government, as well as the value of incorporating an open source mindset and security implications of open data
  • Open, Flexible Government – Attendees will share real world experience on open work environments, tackling the challenges and grasping the benefits of this flexible model
  • Should Government Act as its Own Systems Integrator? – Attendees will dissect the role as an integrator, share best practices and lessons learned, as well as discuss how to manage communications with stakeholders

For more information and to register for the 2014 Management of Change education and training event, click here: https://actiac.org/MOC2014

About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community’s public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC’s objective, vendor and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in the Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actiac.org or call 703-208-4800.

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