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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra to Keynote InformationWeek’s Government IT Leadership Forum

New Event To Focus on Cybersecurity, Open Government and Other Federal IT Priorities

Washington, DC – April 16, 2010 – UBM TechWeb’s InformationWeek Government, the leading technology media brand focused on serving government IT professionals, today announces that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will be the keynote speaker at the Government IT Leadership Forum, a new event that will bring together chief information officers, chief technology officers and other top technology decision makers in federal agencies and departments.

InformationWeek’s Government IT Leadership Forum will be held on June 15 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Senior IT leadership in the U.S. government will come together at the day-long event to discuss how they're using technology to drive change in federal operations. Prominent CIOs from civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies will engage an audience of their peers in an open discussion of intelligence gathering and sharing, cybersecurity, open government, cloud computing, and more. Event registration is open to CIOs, CTOs and other government IT professionals. For the full agenda and other information, please visit,

Featured Speakers Include:
• Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO
• Eugene Huang, Senior Advisor to CTO, White House
• Dave Wennergren, Deputy CIO, Department of Defense
• Bobbie Stempfley CIO, Defense Information Systems Agency
• Roy I. Apseloff, Vice Deputy Director for Information Management and Deputy CIO, Defense Intelligence Agency
• Richard Spires, CIO, Department of Homeland Security
• Rosio Alvarez, CIO, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
• Roger Baker, CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs
• David M. Bowen Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, Federal Aviation Administration
• Danny A. Harris Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, US Department of Education
• Todd Park CTO, Health and Human Services
• Chris Vein, CIO, City of San Francisco

“The time is now for federal technology executives to come together and chart proper courses for their respective agencies.  This conference brings together a prominent group of government CIOs to discuss the strategies being deployed to ensure more transparent, collaborative, efficient and secure agency operations,” said John Ecke, VP and Group Publisher of Vertical Industries at InformationWeek. “By transferring their knowledge, we can help energize others to move down similar paths. Attendees will receive unparalleled insight into some incredible technology innovation happening within our government. We’re certainly excited about this event.”

InformationWeek Government will also be honoring the Government CIO 50 at an awards luncheon during the one day event.  The Government CIO 50 is InformationWeek's first-ever compilation of top CIOs in federal, state, and local government that showcases how they're managing new expectations.  View CIO profiles and download the full report here:

InformationWeek Government ( serves government IT professionals tasked with the responsibility of analyzing the technology products, services, policies, and vendor strategies aimed at the public sector.