IRMCO sessions to focus on cloud

Thursday - 3/10/2011, 11:06pm EST

The General Services Administration’s annual IRMCO conference is just around the corner and two of its key panel discussions will focus on cloud computing.

IRMCO will be held March 15-16 at the Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Day two will open with a CIO roundtable on implementing the 25-Point IT Plan laid out by the Obama administration last year. (Cloud computing is a major component of that plan.) The discussion will be led by Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and panelists include:

  • Chris Smith, CIO, USDA
  • Bernie Mazer, CIO, Interior
  • Darren Ash, Deputy Director for Corporate Management, Office of the Executive Director, NRC
  • Henry Sienkiewicz, CIO, DISA

The two-day conference will then finish with a panel on data center consolidation and the cloud-first policy implemented by OMB in 2010. The panel will be led by GSA’s Steve Kempf, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Panelists include:

  • Katie Lewin, Director, Cloud Computing Program, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High -Performance Green Buildings, GSA
  • Richard Spires, CIO, DHS
  • Jerry Williams, CIO, HUD

The Fed Cloud Blog will bring you the latest from the conference next week!