AI Gov: Data Insights

AI Gov: Data Insights

 
AI Gov: Data Insights
AI Gov: Data Insights
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AI can transform the way government captures and uses data. But federal agencies are still sitting on hoards of data to demystify, and with new data insights and faster decision-making comes a host of ethical and privacy questions. This event will consider new strategies for capitalizing on data as well as the ethical and privacy considerations associated with AI.

Speakers include:

  • Anil Chaudhry, Director, Federal AI Implementations, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, GSA
  • Mike Cook, General Manager, Public Sector, Icertis
  • Scott Simpson, Digital Transformation Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS
  • Shanna Webbers, Chief Procurement Officer, IRS
  • Ken Clark, Chief Data Officer, ICE, DHS
  • Gina Ligon, Director, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education (NCITE) Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
  • Adan Vela, Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering, NCITE Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
  • Katherine Blizinsky, Policy Director, All of Us Program, NIH
  • Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Associate Professor, Stanford University
Date
April 29, 2021
Time
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Where
Virtual event
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AI Gov: Data Insights

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As federal agencies adopt AI to decipher treasure troves of data, they need a plan to maintain best practices as well as ethics and privacy standards. Anil Chaudhry, General Service Administration's federal AI implementations director at its IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, discusses how the U.S. government can pave the way to transform national security, research and development, and the workforce with AI, and how equitable AI starts with getting the basics right first.

AI can assist federal procurement by streamlining the RFI process, helping ensure compliance, and improving data reporting. Leaders discuss the challenges, successes and progress with using AI for procurement, including what it means for the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).

Mike Cook, General Manager, Public Sector, Icertis
Scott Simpson, Digital Transformation Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS
Shanna Webbers, Chief Procurement Officer, IRS
Moderator: Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media &…

AI can improve mission integrity by quickly sorting and prioritizing data for federal officials to make prompt, sound decisions. From cybersecurity to law enforcement to improving service delivery, there are dozens of ways federal agencies can use AI to support their missions. 

Ken Clark, Chief Data Officer, ICE, DHS
Gina Ligon, Director, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education (NCITE) Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
Adan Vela, Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering, NCITE Center of Excellence, DHS S…

The rapid, widespread adoption of AI throughout the .gov landscape opened a Pandora’s box of ethics and privacy concerns. Health-focused organizations in the public eye face heightened scrutiny, especially when dealing with national crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts discuss how health professionals can ensure compliance with ethical and privacy standards while making the most of AI.

Katherine Blizinsky, Policy Director, All of Us Program, NIH
Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Associate Professor, Stanford University

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Speakers

 

Katherine Blizinsky, Ph.D, is the policy director for the All of Us Research Program. A neuroscientist and geneticist specializing in research on mental health and cognition, with a focus on health disparities, Dr. Blizinsky completed her doctoral work at Northwestern University. She is an alumna of the American Society of Human Genetics/National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship and has policy experience with both the legislative and executive branches. On Capitol Hill, Dr. Blizinsky worked with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee under Ranking Member Patty Murray, where, among other roles, Dr. Blizinsky participated in the drafting and negotiation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Following her time on the Hill, she moved to NIH, where she held simultaneous appointments as policy advisor to the All of Us Research Program—concentrating on issues of data access, informed consent, and participant privacy—and as an intramural research fellow with the NHGRI Health Disparities Unit. In addition to her current role with All of Us, Dr. Blizinsky continues her research as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Rush University in Chicago, working with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Policy Director, All of Us Research Program, NIH

Anil Chaudhry has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in technology delivery, operations, and program management in the defense, intelligence, and national security sectors. At the Artificial Intelligence CoE, Chaudhry advises federal agencies on establishing mature data governance and management practices, developing innovative approaches for leveraging data as a strategic asset, and laying the foundation for advancing data discovery, access, and use through artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to joining the CoE, Chaudhry served in critical leadership positions within US Customs and Border Protection and as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the Defense Business Transformation Agency. Chaudhry served as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. Chaudhry was one of three DHS employees selected to attend the National War College in 2016 as part of the DHS Senior Succession Management Program.

Director, Federal AI Implementations, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, GSA

Dr. Kenneth (“Ken”) Clark is the ICE Chief Data Officer and Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy responsible for advancing ICE's data and information management program efforts in privacy, records and data
management, information governance, and Freedom of Information Act compliance. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy, and the Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative in the Homeland Security Investigations directorate responsible for planning and coordinating operational, administrative resources, and functions related to law enforcement information sharing and statistical program reporting. This included providing expert law enforcement information sharing policy, strategic planning, and program planning support to ICE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and ensuring proper safeguarding and adherence to policy, procedures, and laws regarding law enforcement information sharing activities with federal, state, local, and foreign partners.

Joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service in 2012, Dr. Clark served as the Director, Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Management in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In this position he led strategic program planning and priorities development efforts to guide interagency intelligence sharing and analysis, program management for multi-mission threat information sharing, and Homeland Security Enterprise resource planning. This included partnering with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a joint program that increased critical infrastructure threat information sharing to the private sector, leading cross-DHS efforts that implemented White House information safeguarding mandates affecting classified information technology networks, and initiating a new mission requirements approach to develop a DHS-wide command and control and common operating picture capability, and improve intra- and inter- departmental law enforcement information sharing.

Dr. Clark has over 30 years of professional experience in the Federal Government and in the private sector working with diverse organizations from the homeland security, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomatic communities. He designed and led nationwide information sharing policy, standards, and enterprise architecture programs, and full-scope continuity of operations, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection programs. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served in positions that included Presidential Communications Officer under Presidents Clinton and Bush, White House Military Office Director of Information Technology Management, and Commander of the National Reconnaissance Office headquarters' telecommunications and information technology operations and maintenance organization supporting over 5,000 customers.

Dr. Clark received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in public policy from the George Washington
University, and his Master of Engineering degree in electronic engineering from the California Polytechnic State University. He is Chief Information Officer certified through the Department of Defense, and holds Senior Level Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. Ken and his wife Sheila live in Virginia.

Chief Data Officer, ICE, DHS
General Manager, Public Sector, Icertis

Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), Biomedical Data Sciences, Surgery and Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy). Her background and expertise are in the field of biomedical informatics, health services research, and epidemiology. In her current work, Dr. Hernandez-Boussard utilizes high-volume digital data to accurately and efficiently monitor, measure, and predict healthcare outcomes using natural language processing and machine/deep learning techniques to analyze both structured and unstructured data. Through this developed infrastructure, her team captures heterogenous data sources, transforms these diverse data to knowledge, and uses this knowledge to improve patient care and outcomes. More recently, her work focuses on the development of artificial intelligence technology to develop more precise, fair and patient-centric treatment approaches that maximize benefits and minimize risks for patients.

Associate Professor in Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), Stanford University

Gina Scott Ligon is co-founder and director of NCITE, a Department of Homeland Security academic Center of Excellence for Counterterrorism and Targeted Violence Research.

An Oklahoma native who witnessed the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Ligon dedicated her career to studying the subject of extremist violence and has established herself as a national subject matter expert in this field. She has used her doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology to explore how terrorist and violent extremist organizations work and are led. She has been a professor, journal editor, author, and speaker on the subject of terrorist and extremist violence. Her strident work in the field, combined with her collaboration with 50 leading terrorism research experts, led to the creation of NCITE.

In 2020, in the midst of an historic year with challenges swirling around a pandemic and deeply divided nation, the University of Nebraska Omaha launched the center, funded by the Department of Homeland Security to be its next Center of Excellence for Counterterrorism and Targeted Violence Research for the next 10 years.

Ligon received her Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and minor in quantitative psychology from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining UNO, she was a full-time faculty member at Villanova University in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development. She also worked as a director of performance consulting at St. Louis-based Psychological Associates. Her research program focuses on the identification and development of high-level talent. She has specific expertise in innovation and leadership and has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects.

Director, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education Center of Excellence, DHS S&T

Scott E. Simpson attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs.  He has a Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law and a Master of Arts from the School of International Service.  Scott has been with the Department of Homeland Security for over ten years.  He began with the Office of Procurement Operations as a Contracting Officer and supported the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer.  Scott is now with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer’s Procurement Innovation Lab where he serves as the Digital Transformation Lead and supports acquisition teams across the Department.  He is also the Product Owner for the Artificial Intelligence for Past Performance project.  He is a 2020 DITAP graduate and an Agile process enthusiast. 

Digital Transformation Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS
Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering, NCITE Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
Chief Procurement Officer, IRS

Melissa Harris is a staff writer and researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where she covers federal health and defense IT and co-hosts HealthCast.

Prior to joining the team in October 2019, Melissa worked as a technology reporter for MeriTalk, where she covered IT acquisition, Congressional hearings, and federal technology reports and events. She was also a local news reporter for the New Jersey Hills Media Group, the Editor-in-Chief at The Oberlin Review, and an intern reporter at Homeland Security Today.  

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in history and English at Oberlin College.

Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Michael Hoffman is president of GovernmentCIO Media & Research. He joined the company in 2017 after leading Tandem National Security Innovations, a community of startups and small businesses working with government agencies. He previously was managing editor at Military.com, and he spent five years as a defense reporter at Military Times and Defense News.

President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Amy Kluber is managing editor of GovernmentCIO Media & Research. Previously she managed two aviation publications at B2B media company Access Intelligence. She was nominated for The Innovation in Aerospace Journalism & Publishing Award for launching and hosting an aviation podcast. Prior to that she wrote news scripts and produced videos for the network Newsy.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Having traveled around the world since an early age, she grew up a U.S. Army brat born in Vicenza, Italy, and spent most of her youth living in Seoul, South Korea.

In her free time, you may find her at Disney World.

Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Kate Macri is a staff writer/researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where she primarily covers the Department of Homeland Security.

Prior to joining the team in June 2020, she covered the video game industry and small businesses for Zenger News. She also covered banking and finance news for Banking Dive, a B2B media publication based in Washington D.C., and reported logistics, supply chain and shipping news for Supply Chain Dive.

If she isn't boxing or walking her boxer, you can find Kate with her nose in a Stephen King novel, slaying monsters in the world of Final Fantasy or waiting for a blue public call box to land in her front yard.

Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Agenda

 
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Welcome Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: Making the Most of Data with a National AI Strategy

As federal agencies adopt AI to decipher treasure troves of data, they need a plan to maintain best practices as well as ethics and privacy standards. During this fireside chat, we'll hear how the U.S. government can pave the way to transform national security, research and development, and the workforce with AI.

  • Anil Chaudhry, Director, Federal AI Implementations, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, GSA
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Streamlining Procurement with AI

AI can assist federal procurement by streamlining the RFI process, helping ensure compliance, and improving data reporting. In this panel, IT leaders will discuss their challenges, successes and progress with using AI for procurement.

  • Mike Cook, General Manager, Public Sector, Icertis
  • Scott Simpson, Digital Transformation Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS
  • Shanna Webbers, Chief Procurement Officer, IRS
  • Moderator: Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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AI to Support Mission Integrity

AI can improve mission integrity by quickly sorting and prioritizing data for federal officials to make prompt, sound decisions. From cybersecurity to law enforcement to improving service delivery, there are dozens of ways federal agencies can use AI to support their missions. Hear from federal officials about how they’re using AI to transform the way they do work.

  • Ken Clark, Chief Data Officer, ICE, DHS
  • Gina Ligon, Director, National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education (NCITE) Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
  • Adan Vela, Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems and Engineering, NCITE Center of Excellence, DHS S&T
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Ethics & Privacy

The rapid, widespread adoption of AI throughout the .gov landscape opened a Pandora’s box of ethics and privacy concerns. Health-focused organizations in the public eye face heightened scrutiny, especially when dealing with national crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts discuss how health professionals can ensure compliance with ethical and privacy standards while making the most of AI.

  • Katherine Blizinsky, Policy Director, All of Us Program, NIH
  • Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Associate Professor, Stanford University
  • Moderator: Melissa Harris, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research