Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management

Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the Federal government.

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Register for AFFIRM's complimentary October 21 program to hear from U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, and Gene...
10/16/2020
October AFFIRM Virtual Speaker Series: Due Diligence: Securing the Federal Supply Chain — | AFFIRM |

Register for AFFIRM's complimentary October 21 program to hear from U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, and General Services Administration in an interview with Christopher Dorobek about securing the government supply chain. #govcon #government #FederalGovernment #supplychain #supplychainmanagement #webinar

The Office of Management and Budget recently released interim regulations outlining the pathway agencies can pursue to bar companies from Federal contracting when they constitute a supply chain security risk. Connections to adversarial foreign governments represent an unacceptable risk of espionage

COVID-19 has fueled an uptick in cyber threats with the federal government, not surprisingly, being a prime target. Join...
10/05/2020
AFFIRM/USCC 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

COVID-19 has fueled an uptick in cyber threats with the federal government, not surprisingly, being a prime target. Join us on Thursday, October 8th as we virtually go in depth with US Cyber Challenge to discuss how to tackle recruitment for the cyber workforce and defending against today's threats. Register now. https://affirm.swoogo.com/2020cybersecuritysummit/623121?ref=AFFIRMWebsite

This event raises about $40,000 each year. These proceeds are used by AFFIRM’s scholarship and grant program to support STEM educational opportunities for students attending DC area accredited institutions and nonprofit organizations that focus on STEM leadership and workforce development programs...

Have you registered for free for AFFIRM's monthly series of government briefings on technology topics of the day?Join us...
09/16/2020
AFFIRM Virtual Speaker Series 2020

Have you registered for free for AFFIRM's monthly series of government briefings on technology topics of the day?
Join us!

AFFIRM’s virtual Speakers Series will run from August to December 2020, with a minimum of five webinar events. These programs feature agency CIOs and others discussing programs, best practices, and upcoming initiatives. Each program will highlight a cabinet-level agency and its departments/sub-age...

Have you registered for AFFIRM and US Cyber Camps' 11th Annual cybersecurity summit?  Don't miss this chance to hear fro...
09/01/2020
AFFIRM/USCC 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

Have you registered for AFFIRM and US Cyber Camps' 11th Annual cybersecurity summit? Don't miss this chance to hear from Karen Evans, CIO, DHS; Bradford Willke, Asst. Director, CISA; Angela Bailey, CHCO, DHS; Jason Gray, CIO, Education; Jaclyn Rubino, Executive Director, DHS; Luke McCormack, National Director, USCC; with moderators Jason Miller, Federal News Network and Ira L. Hobbs, Hobbs & Hobbs LLC.

COVID-19 has fueled an uptick in cyber threats with phishing attacks increasing globally between February and April from 5,000 per week to over 200,000 per week. Not surprisingly, the areas of heaviest emphasis were government, healthcare, critical infrastructure and consumers.

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08/25/2020

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08/11/2020

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Calling All Students:Virtual Federal IT Career WorkshopWednesday, July 15, 2020 10:00am-1:00pm EST- Students will hear f...
07/02/2020
AFFIRM Virtual Federal IT Career Workshop

Calling All Students:
Virtual Federal IT Career Workshop
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:00am-1:00pm EST

- Students will hear from IT executives across the Federal government.
- Gain exposure to Federal employment opportunities.
- Learn what the future holds for Federal IT professionals.
- Upload their resume to be reviewed by industry leaders, and be a part of a repository for Federal Government recruiting.

*Resumes will not be used or shared for mass marketing.

Free for Students, Faculty, and Government Agencies

Register today: https://affirm.swoogo.com/ITCareerWorkshopJuly2020

Speakers:

Jaclyn Rubino
AFFIRM President

Patrice Clement CPA, PMP, MS
AFFIRM Secretary - Government

Ed Mays
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Executive Director, Enterprise Data Management & Engineering Directorate, Office of Information and Technology

Brian Whittaker
General Services Administration (pending approval)
18F Director

Marisa Schmader
U.S. Department of Treasury, The Bureau of the Fiscal Service
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Accounting Support & Outreach

Lisa Swinney
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
OCHCO Student Program Manager

Don Fenhagen
IBM Corporation
Vice President and Senior Partner

Moderator: Christopher Dorobek
Editor, DorobekINSIDER
AFFIRM Board Member

Students will have the opportunity to upload their resume during the registration process. This provides the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by industry leaders, and have your resume as part of a repository for Federal Government recruiting. Resumes will not be used or shared for mass marke...

Amazing speaker line-up for AFFIRM and AGA joint session on Robotic Process Automation workshop on June 25 online.Regist...
06/15/2020
AGA - Program & Schedule

Amazing speaker line-up for AFFIRM and AGA joint session on Robotic Process Automation workshop on June 25 online.

Register now: https://www.agacgfm.org/RPA-Workshop/Program-Schedule.aspx

AGA is the member organization for government financial management professionals. Through training and events, professional certification, publications and ongoing education, AGA helps members build their skills and advance their careers. AGA is committed to increasing government accountability and....

AFFIRM Advisory Board member Laura Stanton is taking over as acting assistant commissioner of the Office of Information ...
06/08/2020
Stanton Starting Monday as GSA ITC Acting Assistant Commissioner – MeriTalk

AFFIRM Advisory Board member Laura Stanton is taking over as acting assistant commissioner of the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

https://www.meritalk.com/articles/stanton-starting-monday-as-gsa-itc-acting-assistant-commissioner/

Laura Stanton said this week that she will take over on Monday as acting assistant commissioner of the Office of Information Technology Category for the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service.

February 2020 Speaker Series
03/31/2020

February 2020 Speaker Series

In case you missed today's AFFIRM program delivered via webinar, listen now: https://affirm.org/programs/2020/3/19/march...
03/19/2020
March Speaker Series: Government Resilience in Cyberspace (WEBINAR) — | AFFIRM |

In case you missed today's AFFIRM program delivered via webinar, listen now: https://affirm.org/programs/2020/3/19/march-speaker-series-government-resilience-in-cyberspace

UPDATE: Due to the current and quickly evolving situation associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), AFFIRM will be offering our March 19, 2020 monthly speaker series program in a webinar format. The webinar will be free to attend and will be available to the first 100 registrants on a first come

In keeping with social distancing - I hope you will join AFFIRM Thursday for its first-ever webinar discussing #cybersec...
03/18/2020
March Speaker Series: Government Resilience in Cyberspace (WEBINAR) — | AFFIRM |

In keeping with social distancing - I hope you will join AFFIRM Thursday for its first-ever webinar discussing #cybersecurity. We have a great panel - OMB, the acting DHS CIO, NSA. It FREE and ONLINE https://affirm.org/programs/2020/3/19/march-speaker-series-government-resilience-in-cyberspace

UPDATE: Due to the current and quickly evolving situation associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), AFFIRM will be offering our March 19, 2020 monthly speaker series program in a webinar format. The webinar will be free to attend and will be available to the first 100 registrants on a first come

AFFIRM is innovating and delivering our March 19 program as a complimentary webinar.Register now:  https://affirm.org/pr...
03/16/2020
March Speaker Series: Government Resilience in Cyberspace (WEBINAR) — | AFFIRM |

AFFIRM is innovating and delivering our March 19 program as a complimentary webinar.
Register now: https://affirm.org/programs/2020/3/19/march-speaker-series-government-resilience-in-cyberspace

UPDATE: Due to the current and quickly evolving situation associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), AFFIRM will be offering our March 19, 2020 monthly speaker series program in a webinar format. The webinar will be free to attend and will be available to the first 100 registrants on a first come

The Department of Homeland Security, among other federal agencies, is doubling down on its efforts to ramp up the nation...
03/04/2020
March Speaker Series: Government Resilience in Cyberspace — | AFFIRM |

The Department of Homeland Security, among other federal agencies, is doubling down on its efforts to ramp up the nation's cyber resilience amidst an increasingly complicated threat landscape.

Join AFFIRM on March 19 for an insightful panel discussion focusing on how agencies are securing our nation’s most critical data assets and protecting the privacy of our citizens. https://affirm.org/programs/2020/3/19/march-speaker-series-government-resilience-in-cyberspace

Join us for a discussion about cyber security threats . To address the threats posed on our nation’s cybersecurity defenses, the Federal Government must continue to advance technical and policy protection capabilities for national systems. This panel will discuss how agencies are securing our na

January 2020 Speaker Series
02/18/2020

January 2020 Speaker Series

2019 Leadership Awards
02/07/2020

2019 Leadership Awards

Join AFFIRM on Thursday, February 20 at Clyde's of Gallery Place to hear moderator Tom Temin, Federal News Network and p...
01/17/2020
February Speaker Series: The Pathway to Technology Modernization in Government — | AFFIRM |

Join AFFIRM on Thursday, February 20 at Clyde's of Gallery Place to hear moderator Tom Temin, Federal News Network and panelists Francisco Salguero, CIO, FCC; Dr. Brian Teeple, CTO, DHS; Amy Haseltine, NewPay Director, GSA; and Andre Mendes, CIO, Commerce in a discussion of emerging technologies.
https://affirm.org/programs/2020/2/20/february-speaker-series-the-pathway-to-it-modernization-in-government

Join us for a discussion of the federal technology outlook for 2020. As a key pillar of the President’s Management Agenda, IT modernization is critical to achieve the long-term vision of modernizing the federal government.  The need to replace older legacy system is driven by high costs,

Join AFFIRM on January 16 and hear from trailblazing women in government IT.  Meet Suzette Kent, Federal CIO, OMB;Sylvia...
01/06/2020
January Speaker Series: Trailblazing Women in Government IT — | AFFIRM |

Join AFFIRM on January 16 and hear from trailblazing women in government IT. Meet Suzette Kent, Federal CIO, OMB;
Sylvia Burns, Acting CIO for Enterprise Strategy, FDIC, & Beth Cappello, Acting CIO, DHS.
Register nowhttps://affirm.org/programs/2020/1/16/trailblazing-women-in-government-it

As a key pillar of the President’s Management Agenda, IT modernization is critical to achieve the long-term vision of modernizing the Federal Government.  Over the last 20 years, more women are not only sitting at the table, but also driving conversations around technology modernization and

Swing for Scholarships: AFFIRM'S12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic
12/19/2019

Swing for Scholarships: AFFIRM'S12th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic

Transforming Major Acquisitions in Government
12/19/2019

Transforming Major Acquisitions in Government

Transforming Major Acquisitions in Government

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management - AFFIRM - is calling all golf and tennis players to regist...
10/24/2019
Swing for Scholarships: AFFIRM's 12th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf & Tennis Classic — | AFFIRM |

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management - AFFIRM - is calling all golf and tennis players to register for our 12th annual Turkey Shoot on November 18. End the day with a turkey dinner, and enjoy the networking over sports all day. Register now!
https://affirm.org/programs/2019/11/18swing-for-scholarships-affirms-12th-annual-turkey-shoot-golf-tennis-classic

Join the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), a 501(c)3 non-profit, as we “swing” to raise money for our scholarship program. Proceeds will be dedicated to the AFFIRM Scholarship Fund to support the education of future IT leaders. Event includes: Donation

Transforming Customer Service in Government
10/23/2019

Transforming Customer Service in Government

Transforming Customer Service in Government

Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management
10/22/2019

Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management

Join AFFIRM on July 24 over breakfast to hear an interview with Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network as ...
07/10/2019
Update on GSA: Unrivaled Capability at Best Value

Join AFFIRM on July 24 over breakfast to hear an interview with Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Network as he speaks to Alan B. Thomas, Jr., Commissioner, GSA Federal Acquisition Service, and Assistant Commissioners Mark Lee and Crystal Philcox for an update on GSA and how it delivers unrivaled capability at best value.

https://affirm.org/programs/2019/7/24/gsa

**A light continental breakfast will be served** GSA is America's only source solely dedicated to procuring goods and services for government, and innovation is the catchword of the day.  From simplifying buying through the Federal Marketplace Strategy to transforming Multiple Awards

AFFIRM held its highly attended discussion featuring Women in Technology government “super stars”, Elizabeth Cappello/IC...
06/14/2019

AFFIRM held its highly attended discussion featuring Women in Technology government “super stars”, Elizabeth Cappello/ICE and Shila Cooch/DHS shared career insights, guidance, “lessons learned” at last night’s popular and well-attended Affirm “After Hours” gathering at the City Club...

Award winners are being announced tomorrow for AFFIRM's 40th annual leadership awards!  Be sure to register soon - this ...
04/29/2019
AFFIRM 2019 Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

Award winners are being announced tomorrow for AFFIRM's 40th annual leadership awards! Be sure to register soon - this is sure to be a sell-out event!

2019 AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration Celebrating 40 years of government community excellence. AFFIRM’s 40th Annual Leadership Awards recognizes exemplary performance in government and industry for both individuals and teams.  This year, the awards will be presented at a

Register now for the AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration with honored guest, Suzette Kent, Federal CIO, OMB and our sla...
04/29/2019
AFFIRM 2019 Annual Leadership Awards Celebration

Register now for the AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration with honored guest, Suzette Kent, Federal CIO, OMB and our slate of outstanding awardees.

2019 AFFIRM Leadership Awards Celebration Celebrating 40 years of government community excellence. AFFIRM’s 40th Annual Leadership Awards recognizes exemplary performance in government and industry for both individuals and teams.  This year, the awards will be presented at a

Register now to network with government and industry and hear from Shawn Hughes, DHS / Director, Enterprise Network Mode...
02/14/2019
AFFIRM February After Hours IT Networking Event

Register now to network with government and industry and hear from Shawn Hughes, DHS / Director, Enterprise Network Modernization/EIS on 2/21 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the City Club of Washington.
https://affirm.org/programs/2018/11/15/affirm-after-hours-it-networking-event

This After Hours event is primarily networking-focused event facilitating one-on-one conversations. In addition, there will be a brief 15-20 minute program in the middle of the event (around 7 pm) that will provide our featured guest with seven to ten minutes to share some of their success

Please join us at the December After Hours Series to celebrate “Unsung Heroes” at DHS! 15 Members of the DHS Acquisition...
12/12/2018

Please join us at the December After Hours Series to celebrate “Unsung Heroes” at DHS!

15 Members of the DHS Acquisition/Procurement Team will receive their Awards! It's free to attend, register today!

OTAs could see more limits, a conversation with agency leaders from Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resourc...
11/13/2018
OTAs could see more limits -- FCW

OTAs could see more limits, a conversation with agency leaders from Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management on acquisition.

Top acquisition officials from DHS and DISA worry the overuse of OTAs could bring on legislation to rein them in.

Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management's own Adrian R. Gardner is inducted into the Tuskegee ...
11/12/2018
ROTC Hall of Fame inducts 13 during annual ceremony | Tuskegee University

Affirm - Association for Federal Information Resources Management's own Adrian R. Gardner is inducted into the Tuskegee ROTC Hall of Fame during annual ceremony.

This year’s class of ROTC Hall of Fame inductees celebrates more than 350 years of combined military service to the United States.

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Put Off between Sonja Twiford and Chris Bock for the Putting Challenge Winner! Come by the putting green at about 3pm to cheer on our best putters!
Thank you for those who were able to attend the AFFIRM and Capitol Cocktails After Hours event focusing on women in technology on January 18th at the City Club. We were honored to have two Featured Women Guests, Elizabeth A. Cappello, Deputy CIO, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Donna Roy, Executive Director of the Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O), Office of the Chief Information Officer, DHS. We heard some excellent insights on encouraging more women in technology and had a stimulating discussion. Photos from the event can be found on the AFFIRM page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AFFIRM.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1536469599735487
Whether it is the Time magazine people of the year or Oprah's amazing speech at the Golden Globes... what better time to talk about the role of women in government. Join the discussion at lunch on Thursday, January 25.
Thank you Kirit Amin and Curtis Levinson for your insights on 'Spearheading Reform"