FREE FOSE 2013 Keynotes

Recognized as effective leaders, hear first-hand accounts of the changing role of security in today's global world and how effective leadership and teamwork are necessary elements to achieve a win.

OPENING CEREMONY Co-located with GovSec 
Tuesday, May 14 | 8:45 AM

Please join us! The opening ceremony of FOSE 2013 will include the presentation of colors and singing of the national anthem, followed by our special keynote General Stanley McChrystal, Ret’d, U.S. Army.

PRESENTATION OF COLORS

Every year the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Color Guard presents the colors and renders honors at many premiere events, both internal and external. FOSE and GovSec 2013 are honored and privileged to have the DIA Color Guard officially open the Conference.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

D. C. Washington (first name is Dwight, but he’s always been called D.C.!) will be singing the national anthem for FOSE's opening ceremony. Mr. Washington, a retired U.S. Army officer, is infamously known for igniting the crowd of fans at FedEx Field when he performed the National Anthem for the Redskins/Cowboys game in December 2012 and again in January 2013 for the Redskins/Seahawks playoff game. He has also performed the national anthem for the Washington Nationals and the D.C. United soccer team.


The State of International Affairs and the Security Challenges Facing America


Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan 

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Few people have as much insight on the current state of military and global affairs as General McChrystal. In this insightful presentation, General McChrystal discusses the new challenges facing America in a globalized world, the proliferation of non-state actors, and the advance of information technology and instantaneous communication. He shares a thorough assessment of U.S. security and what the future will hold. 

My Share of the Task - newly released!
Former U.S. Commander, Senior Fellow at Yale University and now Author of thought-provoking memoir, My Share of the Task, General McChrystal continues to receive mass acclaim for his riveting account of mission triumphs in the middle east along with chronicles of the  insurmountable challenges leaders face in the age of information technology.


Doing More with Less: Efficient Government Through Project Management

Jan Frye
DEP Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics
Department of Veterans Affairs
Craig Killough
Vice President of Organization Markets, Project Management Institute
Emily Murphy
Senior Counsel for the House Small Business Committee
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Continuing budget pressures increase the focus on improved performance in government agencies. Federal agencies are identifying ways to operate more efficiently and deal with issues including: Finding, educating and managing agency leaders to be PM advocates; prioritizing tasks and the role of agile project management; and encouraging risk taking within project management. Learn how project management is becoming a key area of focus in that dialogue. Whether the adoption of standardized practices or requiring that trained professionals lead projects, government leaders are acknowledging the importance of project management now and into the future.

Wednesday, May 15 | 8:45 AM


Managing to Win!

Joe Theismann
Former Washington Redskins Quarterback

 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In his charismatic and entertaining style, Joe Theismann draws parallels between his successful career as an NFL quarterback and YOU—the executive, manager, salesperson, group, or individual—with the goal of Managing to Win! He knows and understands that good management and effective leadership is not a game of follow the leader: It is about PEOPLE—listening to them... trusting them... and motivating individuals to take ownership of team goals. By example, Joe Theismann shows that an effective leader cares about and trusts subordinates and demonstrates it by empowering individuals to take risks in order to perform above levels that have become comfortable.




Steven VanRoekel
U.S. Chief Information Officer, OMB


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Steven VanRoekel is the second Chief Information Officer of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5th, 2011. Prior to his position in the White House, Mr. VanRoekel held two positions in the Obama Administration: Executive Director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Managing Director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, Mr. VanRoekel oversaw all operational, technical, financial, and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC's efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency.

Prior to joining government in 2009, Mr. VanRoekel spent his entire career at Microsoft Corporation, including a stint as Speech and Strategy Assistant to Bill Gates, the corporation's co-founder, and most recently as Senior Director of the Windows Server division. He received a B.A. in Management of Information Systems from Iowa State University.

Thursday, May 16 | 8:00 AM


Getting Better Results by Building a 21st Century Government

Senator Tom Carper
U.S. Senator for Delaware


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Tom Carper was elected the 78th governor of Delaware in 1992 and served two terms in that role. As governor, he pursued a common-sense agenda that led to eight balanced budgets, tax cuts in seven of those eight years, and major increases in employment. Governor Carper led the effort to strengthen the state's “rainy day” fund and boost Delaware's credit rating to "AAA" for the first time in state history, while helping to overhaul the state's education system and to implement welfare reform initiatives in Delaware and the nation. During more than 30 years of public service, Senator Carper has worked tirelessly to develop practical solutions to real problems. His ability to work across party lines has earned him a reputation for consensus-building that is unique in today's political climate. The Washington Post's late David Broder calls him "a notably effective and non-partisan leader, admired and trusted on both sides of the aisle."


THE FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT: How Technology Enables Doing Much More With Much Less

Daniel Burrus
Futurist, Technology Strategist, and Trends Forecaster


8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Based on his current New York Times & Wall Street Journal best selling book Flash Foresight, and his strategic work with leaders from government and businesses worldwide, Daniel Burrus takes the concept of looking into the future and transforms it into a new paradigm for running highly successful government agencies that use new tools of innovation for driving business process transformation designed to dramatically increase agility, speed, and cost savings both now and in the future.

In his thought-provoking and highly actionable presentation, Daniel Burrus teaches how to use Hard Trends, trends that will happen, to accurately anticipate the evolution of advanced cloud services, virtualization, mobility, big data, high-speed analytics and a host of other game-changing technologies using the new science of certainty.

Over the past three decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation as a visionary thought leader for his exceptional record of accurately predicting how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities. Based on his revolutionary method of identifying Hard Trends from Soft Trends, and Linear Changes from Cyclical Changes, attendees learn how to anticipate and capitalize on new opportunities, as well as predict problems, long before they happen. In addition, they will learn how to use the new tools and rules of leadership to do things they never thought possible only a few years ago.

* Free for government and $50 for industry.


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