ATARC Government Advisory Board

Cris Brown

Cris Brown

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, NRC

Rona Bunn

Rona Bunn

Chief Information Officer(Acting), Office of the Chief Information Officer, ITA

Mike Cassidy

Mike Cassidy

Chief Technology Officer, DOJ

Edward Dowgiallo

Edward Dowgiallo

Chief Enterprise Architect, DOT

Lon Gowen

Lon Gowen

Chief Technologist and Special Advisor to the CIO, USAID

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

Chief Enterprise Architect, SBA

Luwanda Jones

Luwanda Jones

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Strategic Sourcing, VA

LT Kenneth Miltenberger

LT Kenneth Miltenberger

Mobility and Communications Requirements Manager, USCG

Renata Spinks

Renata Spinks

Senior Cyber Technology Officer, USMC

John Sprague

John Sprague

Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer for Transformation and Data, Deputy Chief Data Officer, NASA

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Associate Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer, NASA

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

Director of Service Broker, Enterprise Architecture & IT Vendor Management, GSA

Gary Washington

Gary Washington

Chief Information Officer, USDA

Jack Wayman

Jack Wayman

Director, Integration Improvement Initiatives, Army

Joanne Woytek

Joanne Woytek

Program Manager, NASA

ATARC Industry Advisory Board

 

Gail Azaroff

Gail Azaroff

Federal Sales Director, Pluralsight

Walter Bigelow

Walter Bigelow

Director, Federal Systems,Unisys

Brian Bonacci

Brian Bonacci

Senior Director- Federal Partnerships & Channels, Equinix

Natalie Carey

Natalie Carey

Senior Director- Federal Civilian Practice- Appian

Jackie Everett

Jackie Everett

Vice President Business Development & Strategy, Leidos

Ivette Granier-Smith

Ivette Granier-Smith

Vice President, ASRC Federal

Karina Homme

Karina Homme

Senior Director, Microsoft

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

Federal Systems Integrators, Account Manager, Check Point

Matt Mandrgoc

Matt Mandrgoc

Head of U.S. Federal, Zoom

Monica McEwen

Monica McEwen

Vice President Public Sector, ThoughtSpot

Darryl Peek

Darryl Peek

Senior Manager, Federal Civilian Focus, Salesforce

Kim Reinke

Kim Reinke

Vice President of Enterprise Advisory Services, Redhorse

David Rubin

David Rubin

Principle Director, Azure Government Engineering, Microsoft

Bill Rucker

Bill Rucker

President, Trustwave

Sanjay Sardar

Sanjay Sardar

Vice President Modernization and Digital Transformation, SAIC

Simon Szykman

Simon Szykman

Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Attain

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Vice President, Federal, UiPath

Steve Vetter

Steve Vetter

Federal Strategist and Senior Strategic Solution Executive, Cisco

Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Senior Business Development Executive, Booz Allen Hamilton

Tristen Yancey

Tristen Yancey

Vice President of Federal, Flexera

David Yang

David Yang

Vice President, ICF

ATARC Emeritus Advisory Board

Adriane Burton

Adriane Burton

Chief Information Officer, HRSA

Kimberly Hancher

Kimberly Hancher

Principal Consultant, Deep Water Point

Denise Hill

Denise Hill

Deputy Chief Information Officer, DOE

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

Director, Information Resources Management Division, GSA

ATARC Influencers

Jona Blocker

Jona Blocker

AI SME, HTLC

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Owner, Strategic Information Concepts

Amy Fadida

Amy Fadida

President & CEO, A.M. Fadida Consulting

Robert Efrus

Robert Efrus

Founder & CEO, Efrus Federal Advisors

Sarah Fahden

Sarah Fahden

Chief Executive Officer, LightFeather.io

Simon Hartley

Simon Hartley

Strategic Accounts, Startup and Cyber Security Leader

Bill James

Bill James

Independent Consultant,

FedSmarts LLC

Robert Merriner

Robert Merriner

Partner, The Emery Group LLC

Randy Siegel

Randy Siegel

Founder & CEO, Center Circle Consultants

Pete Tseronis

Pete Tseronis

Founder & CEO, Dots & Bridges

Barry West

Barry West

Founder & CEO, West Wing Advisory Services

Harold Youra

Harold Youra

President, Alliance Solutions, LLC

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.