Conference serves buffet of IT's front-burner topics

Federal leaders sampled pretty much the whole menu of major IT concerns facing agencies at the recent FedFocus 2003 conference in Reston, Va.

The day-long conference presented by Input of Chantilly, Va., and subtitled 'Defining Government IT Needs in the New Year,' covered hot topics such as homeland security, electronic-government and information assurance, as well as the federal enterprise architecture and procurement and outsourcing topics.
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Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Brian Haney of Input and Bruce Brody of the Veterans Affairs Department, tackle information assurance.

The Office of Personnel Management's Norm Enger opens up on the topic of
e-government.

The CIA's Jim Reid and the Defense Department's Margaret Myers present agency overviews at the conference's close.
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Roger Waldron of GSA's Federal Supply Service, Mary Whitley of the Federal Technology Service and Stephen Charles of immixGroup Inc. of McLean, Va., discuss the state of government procurement.

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