Agenda

All times ET and subject to change

1:00 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Editorial

Opening Remarks

Description

Opening remarks.

1:05 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Exclusive Interview

Embracing Transformation: The Pursuit of Initial “Smart Center” Solutions at NASA’s Langley Research Center

Jennifer Kibler, Project Manager, Langley CERTAIN Smart Center Team, NASA Langley Research Center

Brandi Vincent, Defense Technology Correspondent, Nextgov

Description

NASA’s Langley Research Center is transforming into an “Airspace-Enabled Smart Center” through the pervasive use and safe integration of unmanned and autonomous aircraft, establishing this center as a comprehensive flight research environment and paving the way for future Smart Cities. The Langley campus hopes to serve as an example to other institutions and localities interested in pursuing Advanced Air Mobility initiatives and embracing Smart City technology for the overall enhancement of society.

1:30 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Exclusive Interview

Leading and Learning Through Dynamic Performance Management

Ioana Munteanu, Evidence Lead, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Katherine McIntire Peters, Deputy Editor, GovExec

Description

Performance management in government is at a crossroads. With the advent of big data and advancements in technology and analytical tools, leaders have the opportunity to measure and track a wider variety of internal and external indicators on a more timely basis. Public leaders require new vision and capacity alongside these tools to design and manage innovative knowledge-building systems. Join GovExec and Nextgov as we sit down with Ioana Munteanu to outline the key components to developing and successfully implementing an open systems performance management framework.

1:55 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Sponsored

Session presented by Cisco

Bruce Brody, Senior CISO Advisor, Cisco

James Hanson, Group Publisher, Federal, GovExec

Description

Session presented by Cisco.

2:10 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Exclusive Interview

New 3D Printing Surgical Guidewire

Dr. George Akingba, Vascular Surgeon, Veterans Health Administration

Aaron Boyd, Senior Editor, Nextgov

Description

With a background in both medicine and biomedical engineering, Dr. George Akingba, Vascular Surgeon at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., shares a passion for finding innovative engineering solutions to solve clinical challenges. This focus led him to develop a Retraction Housing Device (RHoD) that uses three dimensional printing technology, effectively reducing interventional procedural time, sedation requirements, overall associated costs, and indirectly reducing radiation exposure.

2:35 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Exclusive Interview

5,000 to 0: Prioritizing Documents for 508-Compliant Remediation

Maroya Faied, Supervisory Digital Service Specialist, Department of the Interior

Lindsay Goldstein, Program Analyst, Open Data, Design & Display Team, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Department of the Interior

Description

Accessibility is the foundation for inclusion, diversity and equity within the federal government, including digital accessibility. This past year, Maroya Faied and DOI’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue were tasked with the critical and daunting responsibility of remediating all onrr.gov content to ensure such accessibility. Since completing this work, they have mapped out recommendations, best practices and tangible steps that other agencies can follow to ensure 508-compliance within their own content.

3:00 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Sponsored

Session presented by IBM | DLT

Arvind Krishna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

Description

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna discusses the perspective he brings to IBM as a technologist chief executive officer, how the pandemic is accelerating digital transformation and IBM’s strategic focus on artificial intelligence and the hybrid cloud

3:15 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Exclusive Interview

Coordination and Tribal Relationship Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Seh Welch, Senior Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Courtney Buble, Staff Correspondent, GovExec

Description

According to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, more than one in five COVID-related deaths in the state of Montana involved Native Americans, citing disparities in access to healthcare and transportation, intergenerational housing, and a more frontline or in-person workforce as contributing factors. Seeing this critical need and leading from a deep understanding of Indian Country and the particular responsibility each federal entity has to Tribal Nations, Dr. Seh Welch stood up the first ever public health emergency CDC Tribal Support Section. Join GovExec and Nextgov as we hear about Dr. Welch’s approach to translating science and public health information to plain language, building trust, and coordinating federal resources to the unique needs of each community.

 

3:40 PM ET

Tuesday, December 7

Editorial

Closing Remarks

Description

Closing remarks.