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GSA to Reveal New Open Government Platform

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The General Services Administration will reveal its new open government platform at the annual FedTalks presentation next Tuesday, amid a gathering of notable government, industry and media leaders.

The theme of the conference will be how technology can be used to further the Obama administration’s goals of open government. The White House’s open government initiatives seem to have taken a bit of a backseat in the newspapers lately, but have continued unabated by the White House’s top tech gurus, including Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.

Goldy Kamali, CEO and founder of FedScoops, said she was “thrilled” GSA would unveil its new open government platform at the annual conference, noting the organization had held meetings throughout the year to focus on the five key issues Kundra identified as “pillars” of the White House IT strategy: innovation, cybersecurity, transparency, engaging citizens, and lowering the cost of government.

The conference “will bring the best and brightest from the community back together to discuss real examples of how technology can change government,” Kamali added.

Speakers include:

  • Linda Cureton, CIO of NASA
  • Sonny Bhagowalia and Gwynne Kostin, both of the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA
  • GiGi Schumm, VP and general manager of Public Sector, Symantec Corporation
  • Steve Hutchens, U.S. leader, global government industry, HP
  • Fred Humphries, vice president of government affairs, Microsoft

There will also be a number of other speakers from media, technology companies and government.

FedTalks 2010 is an annual event by FedScoops, a federal IT news and advertising company in Washington, D.C.

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