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This blog is written and maintained by the people behind the FOSE Conference & Exposition and is therefore dedicated to providing insight, information and discussion on all topics related to Government IT, as well as the latest news on exciting activities taking place at the show. We invite you to participate by commenting and re-tweeting the posts below. So, scroll down and take a minute to review our previous posts on all the can't miss activities, promotions, and education taking place this year!

FOSE 2012 in Review

We hope all of you who attended this year's FOSE, April 3-5, 2012, found your time to be enjoyable and useful. If you didn't get the chance to attend or would like to revisit your FOSE experience, check out highlights of this year's FOSE including articles, videos, photos, stories, most popular tweets and more through our Storify.

See what people are saying about FOSE now!

Posted on 06/16/20130 comments

Cloud 2.0: A New Acquisition Strategy to Get the Voice of Industry in a Working On-Line, On-Demand Service Demonstration of Big Data

By Brand Niemann, Director and Senior Data Scientist, Semantic Community, and Data Blogger, AOL Government

The 2nd annual FOSE Blogger & Speaker Meetup was a lively discussion of what we thought were the biggest developments in federal IT this past year, at FOSE, and for the future.

Cloud computing and mobile government were of course, quickly mentioned, along with U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steven VanRoekel's common approach to the design of future federal architectures and Tom Koulopoulos, author of The Innovation Zone, on innovative approaches to how government can stay cutting edge and how to recognize the next big idea.


Posted on 06/16/20130 comments

The Future of the Relationship Between Technology and Organizations

April 5, 2012 The final day at FOSE, held in Washington, D.C., highlighted changes and strategies organizations are using from new forms of technology providing more efficient and less costly ways of doing business.

The morning opened with a keynote address by Women Leaders in Technology, Linda Brooks-Rix, President and Co-CEO of Avue Technologies; Judith Marks, President & Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Government Technologies; Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Lisa Schlosser, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology at theOffice of Management and Budget; Susan Swart, Chief Information Officer at the Department of State. This influential group of women focused on technology and its affect on their organizations, discussing how the latest advances in technology create security challenges, commoditization of IT Data Centers, centralization of existing services and the implementation of cloud and virtualization services. Teleworking was also a hot topic of discussion, where Judith Marks noted her organization’s commitment to this important federal initiative (the Telework Enhancement Act) by implementing a variety of solutions for employees, reducing its real estate by 25%.


Posted on 06/16/20130 comments

Day 2 of FOSE Wraps Up

By Kellep Charles,

The second day of FOSE started with a keynote address by Senator George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace under the Obama Administration. He discussed how advances in technology have changed the environment of conflict resolution.

The Senator’s keynote followed two interesting and important topics within the “Insider Threat” issue. The first panel, “Insider Threat – The New Presidential Directive” consisted of moderator Gordon Snow from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Deanna Caputo of MITRE and John Swift at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


Posted on 06/16/20130 comments

You're Invited to the NEW Government Information and Analytics Summit!

Since you enjoyed FOSE, I wanted to make sure you knew about the NEW Government Information and Analytics Summit. For the first time ever, all the critical disciplines that underpin analytics: big data, business intelligence, knowledge management, records and information management and information sharing will converge at the new Government Information and Analytics Summit, November 28-29.

The Government Information and Analytics Summit brings together thought leaders in information management from both government and industry that will present the new toolkit and case studies demonstrating the applications in Federal settings, as well as the management and policy frameworks required for their success.

It will surely be a ground breaking event and I urge you to take advantage of the early bird rate ($200 in savings!). Register Today!


All the best,
Ramon C. Barquin Ph.D, Program Chair
President, Barquin International


Posted on 08/22/20120 comments

Exclusive highlights from FOSE!

Couldnt make it to FOSE this year or need a quick recap on some of FOSE’s hard hitting keynote sessions? Catch exclusive, in depth footage of FOSE keynote sessions, exhibit hall highlights and insightful interviews with top decision makers, right from the convenience of your desktop. See what you missed and share it with your colleagues!

Hear US CIO VanRoekel Weigh in on The 21st Century Digital Government


Posted on 04/18/20120 comments

Senator George Mitchell Thanks Our Troops


After kicking off the second day of FOSE with a rousing keynote speech,Senator George Mitchell took time to thank our troops for their service.

He also reminded viewers of the Operation Gratitude cell phone donationprogram taking place in the FOSE exhibit hall.

Remember, you can drop off your unused cell phones until 2 p.m., Thursday,April 5, to the 1105 Media booth in the FOSE exhibit hall at booth #200A. All phones collected will be recycled to benefit Operation Gratitude and helpthem send care packages to deployed U.S.troops.

Posted on 04/04/20120 comments

FOSE 2012: Day One

By Ryan Kamauff,

FOSE 2012 started off strong with the federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel, as the morning keynote. His eye-opening speech delivered some strong facts on what’s happening in government right now, and the huge movements he is leading toward creating a more technologically friendly and savvy government. Mr VanRoekel is partnering with private sector and public sector to provide citizen engagement at a high level.

His goal is to build a 21st century digital government, while innovating with increasingly fewer dollars. While the budget of $80B might sound huge, it is ever shrinking against the requirements. Mr VanRoekel is working to meet the mobile expectations of both citizens and employees, providing services “anytime, anywhere and on any device.” He is trying to institute a culture of innovation and “leanness” to the federal IT workers, which should pay off in increased attention to ROI and metrics.


Posted on 04/03/20120 comments

Share Your #SeenatFOSE and #seenatGovSec Photos!

Last year, FOSE 2011 attendees took some great photos of what they saw at FOSE. This year, we want you to tell us what you’ve #seenatFOSE and #seenatGovSec by tweeting your photos, posting them on Flickr and pinning them on Pinterest!

Share your FOSE and GovSec photos all this week on Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest and tag them with #seenatFOSE or #seen atGovSec. We’ll be sharing your photos through daily updates to our FOSE Storify and GovSec Storify boards!


Posted on 04/03/20120 comments

FOSE & GovSec Attendees: Get a Special Discount from Dunkin’ Donuts!

FOSE and GovSec run on Dunkin’, and Dunkin’ Donuts has a special offer just for FOSE and GovSec attendees! Show your FOSE or GovSec attendee badge between April 3rd and April 5th for a 10% discount off your full purchase at one of these 4 DC-area Dunkin’ Donuts locations:

1. GW Ivory Tower (Map of location)


Posted on 04/02/20120 comments

Fill Us in and We'll Fill You Up!

You could be a winner a full tank of gas - compliments of FOSE! Tell us your top FOSE takeaway; it could be about the most exciting session, new product, exhibiting company – the sky is the limit!. Here’s how you can be our next winner:

Step1: Start Your Engines..
Email the following to and you’ll automatically be entered to win a full tank of gas!:
   - First name
   - Last name 
   - FOSE Takeaway(s)


Posted on 03/30/20120 comments

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