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ACT-IAC Announces A New, Revamped Focus for the 32nd Annual MOC.

Education and training event will bring together industry and government leaders for interactive sessions and technology showcase in next evolution of MOC

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) today announced the agenda for the 32nd annual Management of Change (MOC) 2012. MOC 2012 will bring together more than 500 government and industry information technology managers and rising professionals for an education and training event that will be more technology-driven and interactive than in previous years. With the changing environment surrounding the government IT community, MOC 2012 will look to keynote speaker and noted futurist Nick Bilton to discuss ways IT professionals can adapt. Set for June 3-5, MOC will be at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md.

"Times have changed in government IT, and our education and training must change as well," said Maria Horton, MOC industry chairperson. "This year's MOC will be the next logical step in the evolution of this event. We set out to be more inclusive in order to attract a greater audience. We hope to provide a forum for young, up-and-coming change agents to discuss solutions to the most complicated, critical technical issues facing the federal community today, with a focus on bringing new ideas to the forefront."

The event will feature several "unconference" sessions that will promote a greater degree of interactivity and open communication between government and industry, which will allow more voices to be heard while discussing the hard topics. MOC will give attendees an opportunity to network with peers, share best practices, earn continuing education credits and be equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex IT acquisition environment.

"We're really looking to get straight to the heart of the issue on topics such as security and mobility," said Angela Miller, MOC government chairperson. "Part of that is having an interactive education event where we can focus much more on promoting the public-private partnership for which ACT-IAC is so well known. It's more critical than ever that we stay on top of these issues."

This year's MOC will also feature an Innovative Technology Expo. As part of an effort to provide advice and information about IT beyond 2012, the Innovative Technology Expo will showcase solutions that may only now be in a pilot or beta version test within government. These technologies might also only be in the commercial sectors, supporting new methods or new processes. The primary goal of the Technology Expo is to identify and bring new technologies to government and industry.

Bilton, the lead technology writer for the New York Times Bits blog, will be the keynote speaker, and the education and training event will feature three tracks:

* "Linked" In - This track will focus on the mobile and social nature of communication and how that affects business. The track will consist of sessions on mobile identity management, the inherent risks of conducting business over social media and the implications of constant connection.

* The Consumerization of Federal Mobility - Focusing on the implications of an increasingly mobile federal workforce, this track will feature sessions on the return-on-investment of mobile device life cycle management, sharing the quick wins of mobile strategies and mobile applications.

* Cloud Connections - With the increased usage of cloud technology pervasive throughout the federal marketplace, this track will include sessions on the differences of digital natives' needs, the coordinates of the cloud and operationalizing FedRAMP.

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit: http://www.actgov.org/events/managementofchange.

For sponsorship information, please contact Judy Fry at (703) 208-4800 ext. 205 or at jfry@actgov.org.

About ACT-IAC - Advancing Government Through Education, Collaboration and Action

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier government IT community's public-private partnership and is an example of how government and industry work together. We are a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government in serving the public through the effective application of IT resources. Our education, training, programming and collaboration opportunities enhance and advance the government IT profession. ACT-IAC's objective, vendor and technology-neutral, and ethical forum allow government and industry to collaborate and improve government through technology. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).

Learn more about our organization and how to become a member at www.actgov.org or call (703) 208-4800.
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