Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Exciting New Changes

So, we've been away from the blog for a while, and as you can see we're back with a new layout and a lot of new changes! Because lists are so coveted by human beings, we're going to run down the new changes in list format.

1. ET.gov has a new look and feel! We have been working hard on redesigning the ET.gov website and it will be unveiled on 28 February 2011.

2. The Emerging Technologies Subcommittee will be assisting the Federal CIO and OMB in various cloud computing projects. ET.gov will have a new section where you can read about the latest develops in cloud computing and emerging cloud technologies.

3. March 29 is our next Emerging Technologies Workshop. We are working hard to bring you the best speakers in the industry and the tentative theme is "Information Sharing and Security in Cloud Computing"

4. We are doing membership recruitment for the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee. If you're a federal employee or a contractor in support of a federal project with a .gov, .mil, or other government email and are interested in helping bring emerging technologies to the focus of the federal government, send etsubcommittee@gmail.com a message! We love new people and new ideas!

Keep checking back as we post more information on the upcoming workshop and changes in ET.gov.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

30 November Workshop Agenda

Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council
Architecture Infrastructure Committee
Emerging Technology Subcommittee
Emerging Technology Workshop

Architecture Information Exchange Tools: Increasing the Rate of Change

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 8:30 – 4: 45

RSVP to et@nitrd.gov
Workshop Location NSF Stafford II room 555 - http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/
WebEx and Teleconferencing – see end of this agenda

Workshop Purpose - The workshop will focus on architecture information exchange tools: how to increase the rate of change.

Draft Agenda

8:30am - Check-in and Coffee
9:00 – Welcome; Walt Okon
9:05 - Dr. George Strawn, Director, National Coordination Office, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development,
9:10 - Open Remarks - Walt Okon, Senior Architect Engineer, EA & Standards OSD/CIO
10:00 - Introduction: Walt Okon, Workshop Theme and desired Outcomes.
10:15 – Introductions of participants: What are your interests in light of the workshop purpose?
11:15 – Break 11:15 – 11:30  Break to get lunch
11:30 – 12:15 - Working Lunch  - Cory Casanave;  Speaking on how the OMG Architecture Ecosystem SIG is addressing architecture information exchange tools in standards.
12:15 – 12:25 - Break
1225- 1400 - w/ Speaker: Matthew Hause – demonstrating Artisan’s Artisan Studio DoDAF modeling tool.
1400 – 1415 - Break
1415-1530 – Clarence Moreland and Daniel Brookshier- No Magic, Demonstration of Magic Draw

1530- 1600 - Jay Myers of digitalML will be demonstrating IgniteXML
1600 - 1630 - Feedback from participants
1645 Hours- ADJOURN

Instructions to join our meeting using WebEx and Teleconferencing
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Please contact Joan Cole (1-703 292-4873 et@nitrd.gov) if you have any access problems.

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You and your colleagues are invited to attend the no fee November 30, 2010 workshop organized by the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee, Architecture & Infrastructure Committee for the Federal CIO Council, from 0830 - 1700. The workshop will focus on architecture information exchange tools: how to increase the rate of change.

The workshop will have several technical demonstrations as well as time for a discussion on architecture information exchange tools. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss any emerging technologies they feel are relevant to the mission of the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee (the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee charter is available at http://www.ET.gov).

Workshop sponsors include the National Coordination Office of the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development and the Architecture & Infrastructure Directorate Office of the Secretary of Defense.

RSVP to et@nitrd.gov is required for on-site or remote participation. You are welcome to join remotely; please see workshop agenda for instructions.

Please call or e-mail Brittany Roush (Brittany.roush@disa.mil) if you have any comments or questions regarding the workshop. Please call or e-mail Ernie Lucier (lucier@nitrd.gov 703 292-8723) to modify this e-mail list.

Please bring your laptop, wireless networking is available.

Directions: NSF direction and lap-top screening requirements are at: http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/ <http://www.nsf.gov/about/visit/

When arriving for the workshop, go to the NSF visitors’ desk, corner of Ninth Street and North Stuart Street (one block on your right as you exit the Ballston metro), then proceed to the building next door, Stafford II, room 555.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Announcing the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Quarterly Workshop!

Announcing the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Quarterly Workshop!

Theme: Architecture Information Exchange Tools: Increasing the Rate of Change
Date: 30 Nov 2010
Time: 0830-1700
Location: National Science Foundation, Stafford II building, Rm 555, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230

Brittany Roush
Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Program Manager
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Agenda to be released soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Introducing the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Blog!

Welcome to the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee blog. Here we will share new architecture-specific emerging technologies that facilitate information sharing across the government. Please check back for updates. Don't forget to follow us!