The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) is a public/private partnership of concerned citizens, public interest groups, private sector sponsors and government partners working together to serve as a catalyst for positive change and evolution in the Information Technology Acquisition System to meet the demands of the 21st century.
Our mission is to provide the Obama-Biden Administration and National IT Leadership with a trusted collaborative structure and a 500 Day Transformation roadmap for Streamlining the IT Acquisition Process, assuring critical mission elements that are highly dependent on IT (Info Sharing, Cyber-Security, E-Health, E-Gov, E-Biz, and Green IT).
The IT-Acquisition Advisory Council is a 501(C)3 with the participation of transformation minded senior leaders from government, academia, industry and public interests:
Government: CONGRESS- Armed Service, Homeland Security, and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. FEDERAL AGENCY - VA, OSD Health Affairs, Navy and Airforce, GSA FAS, Army, White House, NSA, OSD ATL, DHS and many others.
Academia/Public Interest Harvard KSG, University of Maryland, MIT SLOAN, NDA, CMU SEI, DAU, BENS.org, HIMSS.org, NCOIC.org, CCIA.org, TheCGP.org, ICHnet.org, Aerospace Corp.
Industry: Trusted Computer Solutions, McKinsey, CGI, Accenture, Keane, Microsoft, Google, HP/EDS, nationally recognized IT experts and former government officials.
IT-AAC / TIA Leadership Roundtable
When: December 5, 2013
Time: Thursday, December 5 1:30 - 5:00 with cocktail social to follow
Location: Telecommunications Industry Association HQ
The Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) will host the Dec 5th IT-AAC Leadership Roundtable at its Arlington Headquarters, followed by a Cocktail Reception. This month’s roundtable will focus on the intertwined goals of Federal IT Acquisition Reform and Secure Cloud Migration that are critical success factors for both national security and Health IT modernization initiatives (iEHR, ISR, DCGS, JIE, etc).
IT-AAC/TIA Leadership Roundtable Draft Agenda
100-130 Registration and Introductions: John Jacobs, TIA Sr VP, John Weiler, IT-AAC Vice Chair
130-200 Keynotes: ADM Dave Oliver, former Principle Deputy OUSD ATL & EADS COO
200-245 Best Practices and Open Architectures in assuring mission critical cloud strategies (JIE, IC-ITE, FedRAMP)
Leads: Dave Rose, Oracle NSG VP
Capt Christopher Page, Navy N2N6 Director
Neal Ziring, NSA IAD TD
300-345 Advances in Data Security and Interoperability for Health IT
Leads: Mike Vogel, Harris Health IT Division
Col Tom Greig, DHA CMIO
Ash Huda, House VA Oversight Committee
400-445 Critical Success Factors for Sustainable IT Acquisition Reform (CCA, FITARA)
Leads: Col Patrick Flood, US STRATCOM/DIA JCFF
Bill Greenwalt, AEI VP
Honorable Paul Brubaker, OSD DCMO
General Paul Kern, former Army AMC CMDR, Cohen Group
500-700 Cocktail Social
General Frederick Henry, DISA COS
Stephen Pitotti DHS CBP
George Pappas, SES Army G2
Gary Lichvar, Army CECOM SEC
LtGen Ted Bowlds, AF ESC CMDR (ret)
John Snevely, OUSD I DCGS Family of Systems
Paul Hastert, AF A2 Director ISR Innovation
Col Patrick Flood (AF), DIA JFCC
Sasi Pillay, NASA CTO
Frank Konieczny, AF OCIO CTO
Jim Childress, Army PEO IEWS
Gregory Youmans, Army ASA ALT
Laurie Joe Litton, NGA T-Group
Jeff Jones, Army ARCYBER
Rocky Swearengin, AF A2
Capt Jason Crabtree, Army ARCYBER
Joe Kasper, House Armed Service Committee (HASC)
Jimmy Thomas, House Armed Service Committee (HASC)
Rich Beutel, House Committee on Government Reform
Bradley Saull, House Homeland Security Committee
Lynn Williams, House Armed Services Committee
Rebecca Ulrich, House Homeland Security Committee MA
Jim Hildebrand, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Scott Price, Senator Warner Professional Staff
Lisa Mascolo, Optimos CEO
Robert Babiskin, Interop. Clearinghouse, IT-AAC Fellow
Matt Taylor, Professional Services Council
John “Darge” Dargenio, Scitor
Jack Rose, Brocade Federal
Trey Hodgkins, SVP Public Sector, ITI
Dennis Nadler, IT-AAC Research Fellow
David Bither, IT-AAC Research Fellow
Kirk Phillips, IT-AAC Research Fellow
Stephen Bates, Oracle NSG
ADM Kevin Green, IBM VP Defense/Intel Ops
Steve Seppa, Harris Health IT Division
Bob Fortuna, Juniper VP Defense Sector
Marc Jones, CAST Federal Director
Each thread will seek three discussion leads capturing key stake holder perspectives; Executive Branch (mission), Congress (Policy), and Industry/Standards (execution) that must be aligned to achieve Sustainable IT Acquisition Reform. There is no cost to attend, donations are welcome. Cocktail hour to follow.
The IT-AAC partnership enters its fifth year of operations, providing actionable guidance to Congressional, White House, and Administration leaders. IT-AAC is a conflict free public/private partnership dedicated to ushering commercial IT best practices, innovations and lessons learned derived from the $3.8Trillion Global IT Market.
IT-AAC's Grey Beard Council, Root Cause Analysis, and Acquisition Roadmaps provide forward thinking organizations with the just in time IT expertise, lessons learned and emerging IT standards of practice needed to "fundamentally transform how government manages IT".
For more information on membership services email adminstration@IT-AAC.org or call Derek Munro, Public Affairs at 703-768-0400.
ISSUES ITAAC SUPPORTS
OUSD ATL Hon. Frank Kendal's
Better Buying Power 2.0
Connected ITAAC Work:
A ITAAC: BBP 2.0 Implementation Support
Agile acquisiton reforms to C2/ISR IT programs
Public Policy Support for non-traditional DIB suppliers
The Honorable Frank Kendall Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics
ITAAC Supports the ongoin leadership of UnderSecretary Kendal
IT-AAC Hosts 45th IT Leadership Roudtable; Conslusion of a Successful 4th Year
The Council closed out the year 2012 with a well attended discussion on Federal IT Acquisition Reform. Council Chair Emirtus Mike Wynn, Former Airforce Secretary, led a lively discussion with represenatatives from the government agencies leading IT acquisition reform and innovaitve private sector Council Members. We look forward to continuing this discussion in 2013 and invite your participation as we transition to more proactive efforts to encourage more efficient Federal IT acquisition policies and processes.
Non-profits establish IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) Public/Private Think Tank. IT-AAC formalizes partnership agreements with public interest power houses who put country first in achieving the Administrations IT Reform Goals to include; AFCEA Intl., Center for American Progress, Aerospace Industry Association, Software and Systems Consortia Inc, ISSA.org, INSAonline.org, UofMD School of Public Policy, UofTN National Defense Institute, Interop. Clearinghouse, Computers and Communications Association, Defense Acquisition University, OMG.org and a host of nationally recognized leaders.
WYNNE-LED GROUP TO PITCH IT SYSTEM RECOMMENDATIONS TO DOD
An industry group led by former Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne is putting the finishing touches on a report that recommends overhauling DOD’s acquisition of IT systems.
The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) -- chaired by Wynne and co-chaired by Kevin Carroll, the Army’s former program executive officer for enterprise information systems -- is comprised of retired Pentagon officials such as Lewis Shepherd, former chief technology officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Paul Nielsen and Dave Oliver, now EADS North America’s chief operations officer. Many of the group’s members now work in the commercial world.