Don Bauer

Chief Technology Officer for Global Talent Management

State Department

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Don Bauer

Chief Technology Officer for Global Talent Management

State Department

Donald Bauer is a Federal Senior Executive serving as Chief Technology Officer for Global Talent Management (HR) at the Department of State. Don is a former Navy Chief and Surface Warfare Officer. A Computer Scientist by trade, Don has spent the last 25 years developing software for the government including an emergency de-orbit program for the space shuttle and satellite automation for NASA and other government’s space agencies. In 1999 he co-founded QuickHire, the first commercial on-line job system for the Federal Government which was acquired by Monster.com in 2003. In 2006 he transitioned to a federal employee with US Customs and Border Protection leading a team to implement HR case management and led the technology efforts to hire over 5000 border patrol agents in a single year. In 2010, he served as Enterprise Technical Operations Director at DHS HQ under the Chief Human Capital Officer, responsible for Information Assurance, 508 compliance (accessibility) and Information Technology Acquisition Review (ITAR). Don left Federal service in 2011 and served in the private sector doing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Systems, Senior HR Advisor contracting, HR IT Assessments and Program management for enterprise HR platform implementations. Don joined the Department of State in September 2016 as Systems Oversight Division Chief, moved to Systems Development Division Chief in May of 2017 and was promoted to the newly created CTO position in March 2020. He is the investment manager for Global Talent Management, manages an IT budget of ~$60M, and leads a team of 350 professionals maintaining two ERP platforms and a suite of 70 applications in service of the State Department's 78,000 employees domestic and abroad.  Don is currently engaged in a multi-year modernization effort with heavy emphasis on usability, user experience, cloud transition and cyber hygiene.  Don lives in Manassas, VA and enjoys cooking, camping, and hanging with his 5yr old grandson.

Kristy Daphnis

Federal Workforce Branch Chief

Office of Management and Budget (pending agency approval)

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Kristy Daphnis

Federal Workforce Branch Chief

Office of Management and Budget (pending agency approval)

Kristy Daphnis is a Senior Executive in the Office of Performance and Personnel Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), serving as the Branch Chief of the Federal Workforce Branch. The Federal Workforce Branch is focused on civil service reforms, the future of work, employee engagement, and effective management of the Federal workforce - comprised of over 2.1 million employees. Complementary to these priorities, she co-leads implementation of Priority 1 of the President’s Management Agenda (Strengthening and Empowering the Federal Workforce); supports the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce by providing government-wide guidance on Federal agency COVID-19 operations; and, helps lead implementation of Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. Collectively, the work of Kristy’s team involves collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration agency leadership teams, and engagement with senior leaders and executives from agencies across the Government.  

In her nearly-20-year career at OMB, Kristy has worked on a variety of government management topics including human capital and strategic workforce management, information security policy, health information technology, legislative review, and regulatory review and reform.  Kristy began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Justice Management Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002, after receiving her B.A. and B.S. from Michigan State University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from American University’s School of Public Affairs.  

In her free time, Kristy is an active volunteer and advocate in the areas of transportation equity and safety, youth education and engagement, and community development. She initiated development of the Montgomery County Chapter of Families for Safe Streets, has successfully advocated for several state and county laws to improve road safety, and received both the 2020 Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s “Heart and Soul” Award and the 2019 Montgomery County Civic Federation’s “Sentinel” Award. She enjoys spending time with her family, and participating in various activities with the Girl Scout Troop she leads. Kristy resides just outside of Washington, D.C., in Wheaton, Maryland, with her husband and their two children.

Charlene McCollum

Director, Human Resources Office – Services Delivery

Transportation Security Administration

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Charlene McCollum

Director, Human Resources Office – Services Delivery

Transportation Security Administration

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Karen Wetzel

Manager, NICE Framework, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Karen Wetzel

Manager, NICE Framework, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Karen Wetzel joined the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) as Manager of the NICE Framework in October 2020. As a common, consistent lexicon that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work, the NICE Framework improves communication about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. Karen specializes in identifying, communicating, and developing guidance around key issues, emerging trends, and opportunities of special interest. Prior to joining NICE, Karen was Director of the Community Groups and Working Groups programs at EDUCAUSE and served as Standards Program Manager for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). 

Janelle Smith

Strategic Communications Lead, Recreation.gov

USDA Forest Service

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Janelle Smith

Strategic Communications Lead, Recreation.gov

USDA Forest Service

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Roseanne Cohen

Industry Solutions Marketing Manager

Logitech

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Roseanne Cohen

Industry Solutions Marketing Manager

Logitech

Roseanne M. Cohen is Logitech’s Industry Solutions Marketing Manager. In her role, Roseanne is responsible for developing and executing Logitech’s strategy to align its core competencies, innovative market driving technologies, and high-quality collaboration and productivity solutions to help our customers solve their most critical communication challenges.

 

Roseanne brings over 25 years of industry solutions experience in the voice and video communications market.  She is most proud of her efforts spearheading a project that provided collaborative technology in support of U.S. military medical professionals to promote the resilience, recovery, and reintegration of soldiers suffering from psychological health issues and traumatic brain injuries.

 

 

 

Terry Drinkwine

Vice President

Carahsoft [Providing Session Opening Remarks]

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Terry Drinkwine

Vice President

Carahsoft [Providing Session Opening Remarks]

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Join Us September 27th, 2022 at 8:30 AM ET

The work world has turned upside down and back again in the last two years, as the federal and commercial workforce adapted to the shifting pandemic environment. Remote work, cybersecurity, modernizing IT environments from cloud to Zero Trust, and changing job requirements, have all had significant effects on the federal workplace.

Agencies face a list of priorities from fostering agile workplace environments, enhancing customer experiences, developing and recruiting workforce, and leveraging data as a strategic asset, as well as new technologies.

In this workshop, attendees will come away with an improved understanding of:
— New technologies and IT Modernization—how can agencies help their employees adapt to both
— How automation can speed the government hiring process and new horizons for automated hiring systems
— Progress and results from reskilling efforts in cyber and data specialties
— How data can aid current efforts to map the government’s future workforce needs
— Changing cybersecurity workforce
— Developing more customer-focused environments and mindset
— Roadmaps from successful agency programs

EVENT COST

Free for Government/Military*
Industry/Contractor: $199
Washington Technology Insider: $165
*must provide valid .gov/.mil email address for government registration. Embedded contractors are subject to Industry price

EARN CPE CREDITS 

GovExec is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Attend

Date
Sep 27, 2022
Time
8:30 a.m.
(all times are ET)
Location
Digital
Cost

Free

#FCWWorkforce

Agenda

8:30 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Welcome

Welcome Remarks

Description

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Troy Schneider, President, GovExec 360

8:35 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Government Session

The Federal Government as a Model Employer: Leveraging the President’s Management Agenda as a Blueprint

SPEAKERS

Kristy Daphnis, Federal Workforce Branch Chief, Office of Management and Budget (pending agency approval)

Terry Drinkwine, Vice President, Carahsoft [Providing Session Opening Remarks]

Sponsored by: Carahsoft

Description

The federal government aims to serve as a model employer for other sectors to follow. The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management has prioritized the federal workforce, as evidenced through the President’s Management Agenda. The PMA incorporates several aspects of strengthening and empowering the federal workforce to help us get there – including a focus on fixing the hiring process, bolstering employee engagement and inclusion, employee wellbeing and support initiatives, developing career pathways, and infusing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility into our practices. How can agencies help the Administration meet the challenge?

On Demand
9:25 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Government Session

Workforce Policies and Compliance

SPEAKER

Charlene McCollum, Director, Human Resources Office – Services Delivery, Transportation Security Administration

Description

What does the future hold for workforce-policies, such as skills-based hiring and the President’s Management Agenda. Technology complicates the policies. What you should know to stay ahead.

On Demand
9:50 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Technology Insight

Technology Insight: Logitech

SPEAKER

Roseanne Cohen, Industry Solutions Marketing Manager, Logitech

Description

Hear from Logitech at Workforce Workshop.

Sponsored by: Logitech

On Demand
10:10 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Description

A chance to stretch your legs and refill your coffee!

 

10:15 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Government Session

Digital Empowerment Strategies and practices for Recruitment, Hiring, and Sustainment

SPEAKER

Don Bauer, Chief Technology Officer for Global Talent Management, State Department

Description

Finding qualified workers and keeping them have long been priorities for federal agencies. How can agencies leverage digital capabilities to help? What are some agencies’ efforts you should know about?

On Demand
10:40 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Government Session

Addressing Cybersecurity Personnel Challenges

SPEAKER

Karen Wetzel, Manager, NICE Framework, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Description

Expert cybersecurity talent is hard to come by. Building an effective cybersecurity workforce is critical to protecting not only federal agencies, but the critical data and security of citizens. How can the NICE Framework help you develop new approaches to workforce planning, hiring, and retention to address long-standing workforce shortages?

On Demand
11:05 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Government Session

Redefining Recreation: Using feedback and data to drive innovation

SPEAKER

Janelle Smith, Strategic Communications Lead, Recreation.gov, USDA Forest Service

Description

Starting with a vision for how a Government service can be different by listening closely to what users need and expect, learn how Recreation.gov employs technology and analysis to deliver on the customer experience promise.

On Demand
11:30 AM ET

Tuesday, September 27

Closing Remarks

Thank You

Description

Thanks for joining us!

On Demand