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Mar. 28, 2019 | Washington or virtual | 6 CPEs

discussing federal financial management systems in a budget-constrained environment

Registration and fees

  In-person Virtual
AGA Member    
government employee free free
private sector employee not available comp
government employee  
$100 $100
private sector employee  not available $100

Program and schedule

The 2019 FSS program planning is underway! Please check back often for updates.

Virtual schedule 

Note: Agenda for virtual live streaming is based on popular sessions only. Participants attending virtually will not be able to select sessions of their choice. Please see General Information for more details.

In-person schedule-at-a-glance

Walter E. Washington Convention Center | DC | Mar. 28 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET | Session rooms 151AB and 152AB | Solutions Hall room 151AB

7:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Badge pickup and coffee in Solutions Hall | Room 151AB

8:45 – 9 a.m. 
Welcome and Overview | Room 150AB

  • Ann Ebberts, CEO, AGA

9 – 9:50 a.m.
Keynote Address | Room 150AB
T100: Priorities for 2019 and Progress with Technology in the President's Management Agenda| FOS: ACCG

Progress with technology in the President's Management Agenda and goals and priorities for 2019 will be discussed. 

  • Irv Dennis,  Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Dave Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

M: John Cockrill, Vice President, CACI

9:50 – 10:40 a.m.
T101: CIO Priorities and Technology Topics | FOS: ACCG | Room 150AB
CIOs are balancing priorities of modernization, cloud, security and digital future with constrained budgets with new federal requirements in the President's Management Agenda, Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and Technology Business Management. A panel of experts will discuss how they are working with their CFOs to meet the external demands as well as deliver on the agency mission.

  • Joe Klimavicz, CIO, U.S. Department of Justice
  • David Shive, CIO, General Services Administration
  • Gary Washington, CIO, U.S. Department of Agriculture 

M: Stephanie Mango, Senior Vice President, CGI Federal

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
Coffee break in Solutions Hall | Room 151AB

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   
T102: Enterprise Scale Agile in Federal Agencies | FOS: CS | Room 150AB
With a focus on efficiency, agile can extend beyond application development teams to improve operations. This panel will address how agencies are incorporating agile and the lessons learned around change management, automation tools and techniques, acquisitions and in pivoting from 'project' management to 'product' management.

  • Jenn Beddor, Senior General Engineer, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Florence Kasule, Digital Services Procurement Expert, US Digital Service
  • Laird Williams, Senior Consultant, Macro Solutions

M: Todd Hager, Vice President, Macro Solutions

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  
Lunch in Solutions Hall | Room 151AB

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.   
T103: SaaS - Plain Talk with Providers and Clients | FOS: BMO | Room 150AB
Software as a Service (SaaS) means different things to different people. Hear from leading service providers and their clients about what SaaS is, what it took to implement it successfully and how their understanding of SaaS has changed over time.

  • Ken Bailey, CIO Director, IronRoad
  • Patrice Clement, Sr Technology Advisor, OCFO, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • Bill Colbert, Partner, EY
  • Barbra Symonds, Director, Grant Thornton

M: Austin Price, Governance and Communications, General Services Administration

T104: Transformation and Change Management: How to Balance the Odds of Success in Your Favor | FOS: MGMT | Room 152AB
Whether change is driven from within or externally from new legislation, agencies are faced with complex strategic visions, dwindling resources and an abundance of options on the best path for mission success. This panel will share lessons learned and recommendations to bridge the gap between strategy and execution. 

  • Tom Harker, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
  • Mark Reger, Former Deputy Controller of the United States, Office of Management and Budget
  • Matt Roper, Deputy Director of Finance, U.S. Department of Justice

M: Eric McNutt, Chief Operating Officer, Trilogy Federal

2:20 – 2:50 p.m. 
Coffee Break in Solutions Hall | Room 151AB

2:50 – 3:40 p.m.
T105: Next Generation of Shared Services for Financial Systems | FOS: ACCG | Room 152AB
Rapid advances in IT are positioning Federal Shared Services Providers (FSSPs) to deliver new levels of efficiency and enhanced customer experiences for their federal agency clients. This panel examines practices and initiatives of two leading FSSPs to drive innovation in the marketplace.

  • William Apgar, Administrative Officer, Interior Business Center, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Marisa Schmader, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

M: Rowan Miranda, Managing Director, CFO Advisory Practice Lead, Accenture

T106: The Bold Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Mission: Transparency, Customer-Centric, Data Focused | FOS: BMO | Room 150AB
This panel will discuss the vision of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program and the opportunities it gives  agencies to improve their cybersecurity risk posture. The panel will also explore challenges to deployment, lessons learned and how to participate.

  • Kevin Cox, Program Manager, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS
  • Ralph Mosios, Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Rick Therrien, Director, Cybersecurity Architecture and Implementation, Internal Revenue Service

M: Sallie Sweeney, Director, KPMG LLP

3:40 – 4:30 p.m.
T107: A Show and Tell of Emerging Technologies | FOS: CS | Room 150AB
Experts will discuss eAuthentication, Robotics Process Automation and Smart Audit. Attendees will get an insiders perspective on what all the hype is about! 

  • Ed Burrows, RPA Program Manager, General Services Administration
  • Tina Kim, Deputy Comptroller, Office of the New York State Comptroller
  • Steve Manning, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

M: Steve Watson, Senior Principal, TFC Consulting

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. 
Closing remarks | Room 150AB

  • Dave Fitz, Partner, KPMG LLP and Corporate Partner Advisory Group Vice Chair