Talking IT at FOSE

Talking IT at FOSE

James Taylor, director of Commerce's Office of Financial Management; Jerry Williams, federal Financial Systems bureau chief for OMB; Preston Rich, executive director of the CFO Council's FinanceNet; and Peg Hosky of FOSE, left to right, chat at the FOSE Executive Dinner at the Washington Post.

An ongoing feature of the show was the FOSELive webcast, which included reports from around the Washington Convention Center, the GCN Lab's assessments of Best New Technology Award finalists and live interviews from the Post Newsweek Tech Media Group booth, with writers and editors from GCN and other Tech Media Group publications talking with federal and industry officials. Washington Technology editor Steve LeSueur gets ready to interview Labor deputy CIO Laura Callahan. What, you were expecting Chris Berman?

GCN editorial director Thomas R. Temin, left, presents a Best New Technology Award to Louis J. Hutchinson III, CEO of Crunchy Technologies of Arlington, Va., for the company's Custom e-Grants Management Solution.

The success of the FirstGov online portal earned the CIO Council's Azimuth Awards for two of the project's driving forces: former GSA administrator David J. Barram and Eric A. Brewer, co-founder of Inktomi Corp. of Foster City, Calif., which developed the site. At the awards ceremony, from left: Brewer, Treasury CIO and council vice chairman James Flyzik, Barram and FOSE general manager Bill Howell.

Technology filled the FOSE floor but human interfaces, as always, ruled the day.

Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham mingles with guests at the Executive Dinner that kicked off FOSE.

Emory Miller, GSA director of information technology professional development, addresses the Common Ground Roundtable, at which federal, state and local IT officials discussed their common problems and possible solutions.


size="2">'Do you do
computer stuff?'

size="1">'One attendee to GCN columnist R. Fink [Page 46]

size="2">'Bailing out security
leaks in Microsoft NT is an all-hands effort.'

size="1">'Navy Capt. Select Mike Steinmetz, addressing
FOSE's vendor keynote panel

size="2">''If you try to plan
this, then follow your plan, you'll fail. ' Think in quarters, not years and not administrations ' Move fast, aim later.'

size="1">'Inktomi Corp. co-founder Eric Brewer, offering project management advice to federal managers [Page 16]

size="2">'I've left my resume
at the door because my prior three co-chairs this past year have left for industry.'

size="1">'Darryl White, Interior CIO and co-chairman of the CIO Council's
IT Capital Planning Committee, at FOSE's CIO luncheon

size="2">'The GSA schedule does not negate the need for planning. ' Like I say, we can
now buy the wrong thing faster.'

size="1">'Deidre A. Lee, director of Defense procurement, on the need for capital planning in acquisitions

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