DorobekInsider: IAC’s new leadership — Sara DeCarlo lays out her priorities

Tuesday - 7/28/2009, 7:28am EDT

Sara DeCarlo last week took the helm of the Industry Advisory Council as chairwoman.

We had her on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris last week. You can hear that conversation here:

IAC Chairwoman Sara DeCarlo

IAC Chairwoman Sara DeCarlo

Here is her opening message to IAC members:

“Openness, speed, collaboration, innovation” – these are some of the watch words of today’s federal IT environment. Our new Executive Committee has crafted an agenda that leverages many of the activities started last year and drives us forward as a vibrant organization that reflects its community. We have met with the ACT leadership to ensure that our objectives are mutually aligned; as an ACT-IAC organization we share “one vision, one community.”

The 2009 IAC agenda focuses on what we are calling the “Four Cornerstones”. They will be the foundation for additional building blocks shape our activities for the year. The Cornerstones are: to increase government involvement; to strengthenIAC’s role as a thought leader and trusted advisor; to create and implement a leadership development program; and to develop a business model designed to sustain and grow the organization.

Our goal is to create a content-rich collaborative environment that draws together government and industry through a wide variety of forums: conferences, programs, SIG activities, and other events. We are undertaking a number of initiatives in support of these cornerstone activities. Each initiative has an assigned lead from the Executive Committee with metrics and a timeline. In this way, we expect to be accountable to each other and to our members.

The Four Cornerstones are posted on our marvelous new website under http://www.actgov.org/knowledgebank/documentsandpresentations/Documents/Other%20Documents/Four_Cornerstones.pdf for your review and comment. Ours is a continually changing environment, so we will add new items and modify existing ones as necessary. MyIAC email address is sdecarlo@actgov.org or watch the EC blog or Facebook (Sara King DeCarlo) for quick updates.

We welcome your participation and your feedback. It is your involvement which continues to make ACT-IAC an exciting organization.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, let me say that we are energized and engaged and are looking forward to a great year – only 343 days left to accomplish what we have set out to do! We want you to join with us as we architect our future!