ATARC Government Advisory Board
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, NRC
Chief Information Officer, ITA
Chief Technology Officer, Department of Justice, United States Trustees Program
Chief Enterprise Architect, Federal Transit Administration
Chief Technologist and Special Advisor to the CIO, USAID
Chief Enterprise Architect, SBA
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Strategic Sourcing, VA
LT Kenneth Miltenberger
Mobility and Communications Requirements Manager, USCG
Senior Cyber Technology Officer, USMC
Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer for Transformation and Data, Deputy Chief Data Officer, NASA
Associate Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer, NASA
Chief Information Officer, USDA
Director, Integration Improvement Initiatives, Army
Program Manager, NASA
ATARC Industry Advisory Board
Federal Sales Director, Pluralsight
Director, Federal Systems, SAIC
Senior Director- Federal Partnerships & Channels, Equinix
Senior Director- Federal Civilian Practice- Appian
Vice President Business Development & Strategy, Leidos
Vice President, ASRC Federal
Senior Director, Microsoft
Federal Systems Integrators, Account Manager, Check Point
Head of U.S. Federal, Zoom
Vice President Public Sector, ThoughtSpot
Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships, Google
Vice President of Enterprise Advisory Services, Redhorse
Principle Director, Azure Government Engineering, Microsoft
Vice President Modernization and Digital Transformation, SAIC
Chief Innovation Officer, NetImpact Strategies Inc.
Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Attain
Vice President, Federal, UiPath
Federal Strategist and Senior Strategic Solution Executive, Cisco
Senior Business Development Executive, Booz Allen Hamilton
Vice President of Federal, Flexera
Vice President, ICF
ATARC Emeritus Advisory Board
Chief Information Officer, HRSA
Mike Vande Woude
Founder and President, MVW Consultants
Principal Consultant, Deep Water Point
Deputy Chief Information Officer, DOE
Director, Information Resources Management Division, GSA
AI SME, HTLC
Owner, Strategic Information Concepts
President & CEO, A.M. Fadida Consulting
Founder & CEO, Efrus Federal Advisors
Chief Executive Officer, LightFeather.io
Strategic Accounts, Startup and Cyber Security Leader
Partner, The Emery Group LLC
Founder & CEO, Center Circle Consultants
Founder & CEO, Dots & Bridges
Founder & CEO, West Wing Advisory Services
President, Alliance Solutions, LLC
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.