About ATARC

ATARC Government Advisory Board

Cris Brown

Cris Brown

NRC

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy

DOJ

Edward Dowgiallo

Edward Dowgiallo

DOT

Denise Hill

Denise Hill

DOE

Luwanda Jones

Luwanda Jones

VA

Trey Kennedy

Trey Kennedy

DOJ

Dave Peters

Dave Peters

GSA

Renata Spinks

Renata Spinks

USMC

John Sprague

John Sprague

NASA

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

NASA

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

GSA

Gary Washington

Gary Washington

USDA

Pamela Wise-Martinez

Pamela Wise-Martinez

DOE

 

 

ATARC Industry Advisory Board

 

 

Gail Azaroff

Gail Azaroff

Pluralsight

Leslie Barry

Leslie Barry

Walter Bigelow

Walter Bigelow

Unisys

Brian Bonacci

Brian Bonacci

Equinix

Natalie Carey

Natalie Carey

Valiant Solutions

Sarah Fahden

Sarah Fahden

LightFeather.io

Karina Homme

Karina Homme

Microsoft

Ivette Granier-Smith

Ivette Granier-Smith

ASRC Federal

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

Check Point

Darryl Peek

Darryl Peek

Salesforce

Kim Reinke

Kim Reinke

Redhorse

Bill Rucker

Bill Rucker

Trustwave

Sanjay Sardar

Sanjay Sardar

SAIC

Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Booz Allen Hamilton

David Yang

David Yang

ITG

 

 

ATARC Staff

 

 

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

Founder/President

Bill Suder

Bill Suder

Vice President

Emily Bonnette

Emily Bonnette

Account Manager

Lana Dargan

Lana Dargan

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Travis Omps

Travis Omps

Account Manager

Kiersten Patton

Kiersten Patton

Working Group Coordinator

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) and The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) announced their merger on May 31, 2018.

The merger brought together two non-profits with similar goals that provide professional development and collaborative forums for Federal government, academia and industry to identify, discuss and resolve emerging technology challenges.

GITEC Board Members who voted to merge with ATARC were: Michelle Barr, HUD; Walter Bigelow, ATF; Adriane Burton, HSRC; Rolando Estrada, DHA; Denise Hill, DOE; Luwanda Jones, VA; Robert Lahmann, SEC; Carlo Lucchesi, FBI; Darryl Peek, DHS; Chad Sheridan, USDA RMA; John Sprague, NASA; and Natasha Varlack, USDA AMS.

GITEC was established in response to a June 28, 1966 White House memorandum to provide a forum through which Senior Level Government and Industry Executives could share and collaborate in an open forum on Information Technology (IT) ideas, challenges and successes.

For over 50 years, GITEC organized and structured an impressive array of initiatives to focus on vital and timely issues affecting the direction and future of IT, including executive seminars, workgroups, summits, committees, and for 25 years, GITEC hosted the annual Information Processing Interagency Conference.

Beginning with its 25th anniversary in 2009, GITEC changed its focus to reflect a new era for IT professionals and a new Administration.  In March of 2010, GITEC hosted its first GITEC Summit.

Similar to GITEC, ATARC expanded from its original focus.

Created in September of 2012, the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) was formed in response to the Digital Government Strategy, which was released earlier that year. AMARC founder Tom Suder played a prominent role in the formation of the DGS and created ATARC to continue the dialogue between government, industry and academia.

AMARC hosted a pair of Federal Mobile Computing Summits before being asked by the General Services Administration in 2013 to hold additional events on the topics of Cloud Computing and IT Networks.

As AMARC’s collaborative focus changed from Mobile to Federal IT, so too did its name. In early 2014, Suder renamed AMARC the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and within the next year, ATARC expanded its portfolio to include Cybersecurity, DevOps, Data & Analytics and Health IT events.

In 2017, ATARC published a 235-page report to the American Technology Council and Federal CIO Council entitled Navigating the Future of Mobile Services. Produced in the spirit of the Digital Government Strategy and in conjunction with the cross-agency Mobile Services Category Team, the report was a collaborative effort between more than 160 people representing 75 agencies, bureaus and companies.

In 2018, ATARC published its 25th White Paper in conjunction with MITRE as outputs from events in the ATARC Federal IT Summit Series.

ATARC Mission