CXO Tech Forum: Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley

CXO Tech Forum: Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley

 
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GovernmentCIO Media & Research's CXO Tech Forum: Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley gathered government and industry leaders to discuss current opportunities and challenges in innovation. Speakers and panelists involved experts from the Army Research Laboratory, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, 18F General Services Administration, U.S. Digital Service and Veterans Affairs.

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GovernmentCIO Media & Research President Michael Hoffman kicked off the Uncle Sam Meets Silicon Valley program.

Leaders from Army Research Laboratory, DHS and In-Q-Tel spoke about programs to tackle national security challenges.

Dr. Jaret Riddick, director of the Vehicle Technology Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory, Douglas Maughan, director of the Cyber Security Division at the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Paulo Dutra, a senior program manager at In-Q-Tel, spoke on a panel about the opportunities and challenges facing national security agencies try to collaborate with new technology companies.

Leaders from GSA's 18F, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security spoke on a panel about the innovation hubs attracting new technology companies to government work.

Angela Colter, acting executive director of 18F at the General Services Administration, Sanjay Koyani, executive director for Innovation at HHS, and Nadia Carlsten, director of Commercialization at the Science & Technology Directorate at Homeland Security joined the panel.

Colter leads 18F,  the organization stood up by GSA to partner with federal agencies to build and buy…

Officials from the U.S. Digital Service and the Veterans Experience Office spoke on a panel discussing new programs to improve digital services. 

David Bao, deputy executive director of the Digital Service at Veterans Affairs and Barbara Morton, the deputy chief Veterans Experience Officer at Veterans Affairs spoke about initiatives such as the redesign of va.gov and the pursuit of new technology companies to tackle veterans' challenges.

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Deputy Executive Director of the Digital Service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Director, Commercialization, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Acting Executive Director, 18F, General Services Administration
Senior Program Manager, In-Q-Tel
Executive Director for Innovation, Health and Human Services
Director, Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Barbara C. Morton assumed her current duties in July 2016 when she joined the Veterans Experience Office (VEO) as Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer. In this role Barbara is responsible for building a lasting customer experience capability at VA and sharing best practices across sister Federal Agencies. She was a recipient for the Gears of Government President’s Award (2019) and the Service to the Citizen Award (2019) for her role in transforming VA’s capabilities to provide Veterans with an excellent customer experience.

Barbara joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 as a Staff Attorney at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board). She served the Board in a variety of other capacities, to include Special Counsel to the Appellate Group, Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, and Executive Director for the Office of Management, Planning & Analysis. While at the Board, Barbara stood up and led the Board’s Appeals Modernization OIT efforts, which included securing industry technologists from United States Digital Service to develop and launch new appeals platforms.

A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, Barbara attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, earning a degree in psychology and philosophy. After receiving her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Barbara completed two clerkships in the New England area and thereafter pursued an LL.M. in constitutional law at Georgetown Law. She has published a variety of law review articles, including two pieces relating to posttraumatic stress disorder. Barbara dabbles in the arts, to include painting, photography, ceramics, and stained glass, and she loves following professional tennis and basketball. She also enjoys volunteering for various Veteran-centered causes, to include events at Arlington National Cemetery and the annual Toys-for-Tots campaign.

Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Veterans Affairs
Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate at Army Research Laboratory
Chief Technology Officer, GovernmentCIO
Reporter, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Agenda

 
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Registration and Sunrise Breakfast Views

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Opening Remarks

Remarks made by GovernmentCIO Media staff.

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National Security Panel

Summary: This panel will discuss how national security agencies are collaborating with tech giants, academia and industry startups. Dr. Jaret Riddick specializes in developing next generation vehicles for the Army working with companies like Uber to improve the Army's fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles. Douglas Maughan works with Homeland Security's Silicon Valley Innovation Program to acquire new cybersecurity capabilities. Paulo Dutra, a former US Air Force Special Agent and member of the FBI’s Cyber Task Force, now oversees an In-Q-Tel portfolio of world class startups building products for the Intelligence Community.
 

  • Dr. Jaret Riddick, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Laboratory
  • Douglas Maughan, Director, Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Paulo Dutra, Senior Program Manager, In-Q-Tel
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Improving Veterans' Healthcare Experience

Summary: This panel will discuss changes to healthcare and information technology experiences that apply human-centered designs and industry best practices. Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the U.S. Digital Service to transform how veterans access their benefits and health care. David Bao and Barbara Morton will discuss how they work together and engage technology companies to improve veterans' experience.

 

  • David Bao, Deputy Executive Director, U.S. Digital Service, Veterans Affairs
  • Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, Veterans Affairs
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Networking Break

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Government Innovation Hubs Panel

Summary: This panel will discuss progress at some of the top government innovation hubs to attract new technology companies to government work. Exploring open challenges, code-a-thons, and accelerators to improve diagnostics and new ways of applying emerging technology to strengthen IT infrastructure and cybersecurity as well as increase efficiency.

Angela Colter leads 18F,  the organization stood up by GSA to partner with federal agencies to build and buy digital services that improve the user experience of government. Sanjay Koyani oversees new approaches like code-a-thons and accelerators to engage new tech companies to tackle Health and Human Services challenges. Nadia Carlsten leads the Transition to Product program in the Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate where her team introduces cybersecurity research done in DHS labs to commercial companies.

  • Angela Colter, Executive Director, 18F, General Services Administration
  • Sanjay Koyani, Executive Director for Innovation, Health and Human Services
  • Nadia Carlsten, Director, Commercialization, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
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Closing Remarks

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Networking

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