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What Government Will Look Like in 2020


At our sister site, Nextgov, a team of talented writers and editors spend their days exploring how information technology is shaping the future of government. And once a year, they take that conversation public in a big way.

At Nextgov Prime, held annually in Washington, government and industry decision-makers, along with thinkers and innovators from a range of fields, convene to talk about the big trends and initiatives in the IT world are shaping how government will operate in the coming years.

These days, that conversation is more relevant than ever, with the Obama administration aggressively reaching out to Silicon Valley for help and setting up operations such as the U.S. Digital Service and 18F to show agencies the way to a more agile and (the theory goes) efficient and effective future.

This year’s Nextgov Prime will be held Sept 9 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington.  The theme is “Gov2020: Technology and the Government of Tomorrow.” Registration is now open.

Sessions will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data
  • Customer Experience
  • Emerging Tech
  • Tech Leadership

Nextgov Prime will also feature the winners of the Bold Awards, which recognize federal employees who tackle big challenges. Nominations for the Bold Awards open June 1.

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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