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Govcast

Govcast

GovCast will tell the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We’ll share untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

Episode 9: Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Digital Service team at Veterans Affairs

October 25, 2018 | This episode features Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director of the Digital Service team at Veterans Affairs, and recent recipient of a Service to America Medal for Management Excellence for her and her team's work connecting vets to the benefits they deserve. Jacobs talks about her background in fine arts and psychology, her 15-years in web design and how USDS actually came to her. After a two-hour breakfast meeting at the White House with former U.S. CTO Todd Park, Jacobs is leading a team at VA changing the veteran digital experience.

Hosted by Amanda Ziadeh

Marcy Jacobs is the Executive Director of the Digital Service team at Veterans Affairs, and a recent recipient of a Service to America Medal for Management Excellence
Meagan Metzger founded Dcode, at the intersection of tech and government and chose to tackle one of the biggest industry-public sector barriers: procurement.
Stephanie Neill, whose passion for public service has landed her as Executive Director at USDS
Haiyan Song, Senior VP of Security Markets at Splunk, was named in the top 50 most powerful women in tech in 2016 and 2017, but her childhood dream was actually to be an astronaut.
Shannon Sartin, executive director of the USDS at HHS, comes from a family of public service, but unsure of her career path, obtained a degree in Italian from the University of Arizona before getting her start in tech at a video game company.
Ashley Mahan became GSA’s first evangelist for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program in 2015, helping agencies understand FedRAMP.
This third episode features Peter Newell, managing director at BMNT, a Silicon Valley company focused on solving national security challenges.
his second episode features Molly Cain, director of the Office of Venture & Innovation at the Homeland Security Department. Her story begins in Texas.
Jose Arrieta runs acquisition at the Health and Human Services Department. His career didn't start in government but on the basketball court.