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Big Hacks, Big Data and the Government of Tomorrow


With the breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s database and theft of personal information about millions of federal employees, issues of cybersecurity and the government’s data management practices have captured the nation’s attention.

That’s why this year we’ve decided to focus squarely on these topics at Nextgov Prime 2015, our annual conference on how advances in information technology are shaping the government of tomorrow.

Nextgov Prime takes place Sept. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Renaissance Downtown D.C. Hotel in Washington.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
  • David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department

The event also will feature Shishu Gupta, deputy chief information officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Shane Harris, Daily Beast senior intelligence and national security correspondent and author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex; Nicholas Marinos, assistant director for IT at the Government Accountability Office; and Michael Schoenbaum, senior adviser, Mental Health Services, Epidemiology & Economics, National Institute of Mental Health.

The event provides an opportunity for federal managers and employees to learn from their peers and outside experts about issues that affect virtually all government operations.

Click here for more information and to register for Nextgov Prime

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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