March 30, 2016  | 8:00 am - 2:15 pm  |  Newseum, D.C.
March 30, 2016  | 8:00 am - 2:15 pm  |  Newseum, D.C.
March 30, 2016  | 8:00 am - 2:15 pm  |  Newseum, D.C.
March 30, 2016  |  8:00 am - 2:15 pm  |  Newseum, D.C.

MeriTalk, No Tie Required

The FITARA Forum provides the platform to get the inside track on the new law – and what it means for your agency.

  • Will agencies meet the deadlines?
  • What are the common opportunities and challenges?
  • How will FITARA impact Federal IT outcomes and efficiency?


March 30 |  8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Newseum, D.C.


Born in December 2014, FITARA’s in its terrible twos – that’s when you cut your first teeth and typically throw tantrums.

Is the CIO empowerment act a treasure or terror? The Hill scolded CIOs with its first scorecard. Some CIOs have walked off the job while others have frozen IT acquisitions agency wide. Data Center Consolidation is central in FITARA – how are agencies doing in rightsizing their digital footprints? What does OMB’s data center consolidation guidance look like? When will OMB release the common baseline implementation plans agencies submitted in December of 2015? How are we shaping up for the second round of agency self assessments due on April 30, 2016?

All this and reaction from GAO, Federal CIOs as well as industry leaders. Bring your party hat — we’re celebrating two years of FITARA.

Join us on March 30th for our third FITARA Forum, co-located with MeriTalk’s fifth annual Data Center Brainstorm at the Newseum in D.C.

Highlights from
Past Events

View all photos from the December 9, 2015 event.

Past/Current Speakers

Walt Bigelow

Chief of IT Systems, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives

Walker White

President, BDNA

Todd Simpson

Chief Information Officer, Food and Drug Administration
Steve O'Keeffe

Steve O’Keeffe

Founder, MeriTalk

Steve Harris

Vice President & General Manager, Dell Federal Systems

Steve Cooper

CIO, Department of Commerce

Stan Tyliszczak

Vice President, Technology Integration and Chief Engineer General Dynamics Information Technology

Sonny Hashmi

Managing Director, Global Government, Box
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