• Highlights from the ACT-IAC Management of Change Conference 2014

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    ACTIAClogoThe American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Management of Change conference took place this May with a focus on “redefining the 21st century government brand.” More specifically, the theme of this year’s event touched upon building successful and sustainable public-private partnerships in order to develop a new generation of public agencies.

    As this touches closely on CNSI’s value-driven model of putting innovation to work, we were more than happy to sponsor the event, which brought together high-ranking government officials from the likes of the Office of Personnel Management, NASA, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs.

    During the three-day conference, industry leaders and innovators discussed topics ranging from big data and risk-taking to federal IT agility.

    This year, the Management of Change conference also recognized the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Mary Davie with the John J. Franke Award, recognizing federal servants with extraordinary, long-term contributions in their fields. Davie, who has served as the assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services, joined the GSA in 1989 and is now responsible the largest fee-for-service IT procurement and services operation in the federal government.

    Former National Security Agency head Keith Alexander served as the conference keynote, addressing the importance of access and use of big data where it can be applied to federal IT systems. General Alexander commented that, “Big data is absolutely vital,” and that the changes that will result from its application in “science, technology, biomedical and health care will be phenomenal.”

    General Alexander’s remarks illustrate an important insight on the power of big data. As part of our work building solutions that create and increase efficiencies, CNSI is always looking to identify how we can better utilize the data we process to improve all aspects of our IT projects.

    Building more efficient, effective and impactful public-private relationships is part of that process as well.

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