Martha Johnson, the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, spoke in front of over 200 senior government executives last night at opening of the IRMCO conference. The IRMCO conference is the federal government’s premier interagency conference; this year is the 49th annual conference.
The IRMCO conference began yesterday and will run through Wednesday April 14. The conference aims to provide information on new policies to the senior executives and managers from various agencies. It also encourages collaboration and information sharing among agencies.
This year’s conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. The theme is “Leading Reform for Mission Performance” and there are representatives from 55 different agencies expected to participate.
According to Michele Heffner, Acting Deputy Administrator at GSA and Program Director of the IRMCO Management Team, “IRMCO is produced by government, for government. It is an excellent forum for learning about emerging management policies, priorities, and practices from senior leaders in Government.”
While Martha Johnson gave the keynote address last night, other GSA officials will be speaking at various parts of the conference. Some of these officials include Stephen Leads, the Senior Counselor to the Administrator who will speak on Federal Leadership in Environment and Energy and Martha Dorris, the Deputy Associate Administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, who will be speaking on social media.
Various other topics at IRMCO include open government, cloud computing, high priority performance goals, disruptive technologies, telework building a mobile workforce for the 21st century, and fuel innovation in acquisition.
Complete details about IRMCO can be found at www.irmco.gov.