FOSE 2014 Keynotes

Tuesday, May 13 | Opening Keynote

America’s Foreign, Defense & Cyber Policy: An Insider’s Perspective

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Thomas Donilon

Thomas Donilon

Former National Security Advisor

From an overview of presidential decision making to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden to perspective on U.S.-China relations, Donilon breaks down the issues that are impacting the U.S., locally and globally.

Thomas Donilon served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama until June of 2013. In that capacity, he oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, provided the President’s daily national security briefing, and was responsible for the coordination and integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. Donilon has worked closely with and advised three U.S. Presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977.

Tuesday, May 13 | Afternoon Keynote

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Beth Cobert

Beth Cobert,

Deputy Director for Management, OMB

Beth Cobert is the Deputy Director for Management. She was confirmed on October 16, 2013. Cobert previously served nearly thirty years at McKinsey & Company as a Director and Senior Partner. During her tenure, she worked with corporate, not-for-profit and government entities on key strategic, operational and organizational issues across a range of sectors, including financial services, health care, legal services, real estate, telecommunications, and philanthropies. She led major projects to generate performance improvements through process streamlining, enhanced customer service, improved deployment of technology, more effective marketing programs and strengthened organizational effectiveness. Within McKinsey, Cobert held multiple leadership roles in people management including recruiting, training, development and performance management of staff. She has been a champion for professional development and initiatives to support women's advancement to leadership positions. Cobert also previously served as a board member and chair of the United Way of the Bay Area and as a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. Cobert received a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. She and her husband Adam Cioth have two children.

Wednesday, May 14 | Morning Keynote Panel

Boston Marathon Bombing: A Collaborative Approach to Catch a Terrorist

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ed Davis

Ed Davis,

Former Commissioner,
City of Boston Police Department

Richard DesLauriers

Richard DesLauriers,

Former Special Agent In Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division

Brian McGrory

Moderator: Brian McGrory,

Editor, The Boston Globe

Colonel Timothy P. Alben

Colonel Timothy P. Alben,

Superintendent, Massachusetts State Police

Former FBI Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy P. Alben, and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis worked together as well as with many other federal, state, and local agency heads throughout the Boston Marathon Bombing investigation. In this keynote panel session, moderator Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory, will host a discussion with the panelists on the importance of information sharing and collaboration among policing and intelligence community partners (federal, state & local) to successfully combat terrorism. As leads of the Boston Marathon bombing incident, Special Agent DesLauriers, Colonel Alben, and Commissioner Davis will share their experiences with the audience on how teamwork and partnering among all levels of law enforcement as well as citizens across America helped capture the Boston Marathon bombers.

Wednesday, May 14 | Afternoon Keynote Panel

Change and Agility in Federal Projects & Programs

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rich Beutel

Rich Beutel,

Senior Counsel for Acquisition and Procurement Policy, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Ed Hoffman

Ed Hoffman,

Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA

Jordan Sims

Jordon Sims,

Director of Organization Relations & Programs,
Project Management Institute

Organizations use projects and programs to deliver benefits to key stakeholders. Benefits management is challenging in the best of conditions, but can be extremely complex in today’s ever-changing environment. For federal agencies, there are many complex elements that challenge benefits realization – regulations, funding, acquisition, resource management and others. Learn from government project and program leaders how change management and agility have helped their agencies successfully deliver the desired benefits from their initiatives through this interactive panel.

Thursday, May 15 | Morning Keynote Panel

Women Leaders in Technology: Opportunities and Top Issues from IT Leaders

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Headshot: Anne Altman

Anne Altman,

General Manager,
US Federal and Government Industries, IBM Corporation

Headshot: Teresa Carlson

Teresa Carlson,

Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Headshot: Renee Macklin

Renee Macklin,

Chief Information Officer/Chief Privacy Officer, Small Business Administration

Headshot: Deborah Plunkett

Debora A. Plunkett,

Information Assurance Director,
National Security Agency

Headshot: Barbara Rivera

Barbara Rivera,

President and General Manager of Public-Sector Business, Experian

Headshot: Lisa Schlosser

Lisa Schlosser,

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology, OMB

Headshot: Morris Jones

Moderator: Morris Jones,

Anchor & Host, Government Matters

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