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Calendar             Updated January 20, 2001

NIH FY 2001 Training Catalog
January 25, 2001 Interagency Regulatory Forum (Washington, DC)
Jan. 29 - Feb. 1: Electronic Procurement Conference (Virginia)
February 5: Overcoming Challenges to Implementing eGovernment (Fort Meade, MD) fee
Feb. 9 and 16: Paper and Electronic Application Deadlines for Acquisition Excellence Awards
March 6-7: FedWeb 2001: New Leadership, New Technologies, New Services (Bethesda, MD)
March 28-30, 2001: Performance Measurement for State & Local Government (Atlanta, GA)
March 29: Federal Help Desk Forum 2001 (Cocoa Beach, FL)
Free Press Passes for FCN Members
Regular Monthly Meetings
Every Third Thursday--PCIE IT Roundtable Symposiums

NIH FY 2001 Training Catalog

January 25, 2001 Interagency Regulatory Forum (Washington, DC)
The forum will be held from 9:00 until noon with the Food and Drug Administration hosting at the HHS Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 727E, Washington, D.C., Federal Center SW metro, blue and orange lines. The meeting will focus on “Transition” - comings and goings - with agency briefings and reports. Also, we will have an overview on what we have known as the “President's Management Council.” All are welcome!

For additional information, or an Agenda, please contact FDA's Audrey Borja on (301) 827-4225 or e-mail at

Jan. 29 - Feb. 1: Electronic Procurement Conference (Virginia)
Kick off your E-Government programs for 2001 -- Attend the Electronic Procurement Conference to be held at the Sheraton Premiere, Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

***Four Days of E-Procurement Information, Education, and Networking***

This comprehensive event includes:

  • 6 Tutorials about EP Core Fundamentals
  • 30 Conference Sessions on:
    • Managing E-Procurement Programs Today
    • Examining Business Issues and Technology Solutions
    • Understanding the Current Acquisition Climate
  • 6 Keynotes -- from Leaders in Government and Industry
    1. Deirdre Lee, Director of Defense Procurement, DoD
    2. Steve Kelman, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    3. Kenneth Oscar, Deputy Administrator of OFPP, OMB
    4. Major Riddick, Chief of Staff, Governor of Maryland
    5. Stephen Rohleder, Managing Partner, USA Govt. Practice, Accenture
    6. Leonard Vincent, RADM Ret. & Senior Principal, AMS

A one-day Exhibition, Wednesday, January 31, 2001, with the Conference Sponsors--the leading EP solutions providers and technologists focused on the public sector.

And attend the first annual Awards Ceremony, January 31, 2001 at 4pm. Five organizations will be recognized by the Federal CIO Council, the Industry Advisory Council, the Council for Excellence in Government, and E-Gov for their innovations in E-Government services delivery.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet those most active in the Electronic Procurement field today -- and learn what you need to know to navigate upcoming programs.

For detailed information on conference sessions, faculty and sponsors, visit

Questions? Call Andree Diggs at 703-471-8520 (x201) or 800-746-0099.

We look forward to meeting you at the Electronic Procurement Conference.

Federal Computer Week and are the official publication sponsors of the 2001 Electronic Procurement Conference.

Feb 5: Overcoming Challenges to Implementing eGovernment (Fort Meade, MD) fee
Everywhere you look, "eGovernment" is all the rage. Politicians promise it, citizens want it, and those in public service labor in the middle trying to make it happen. They struggle each day with issues such as privacy, politics, culture, internal processes, and integration of legacy technology. If you're involved in any aspect of implementing eGovernment, here is your chance to come and hear highly respected representatives from government, industry and academia describe what they did to help make eGovernment a reality.

Come join your colleagues for a one-day workshop on Overcoming Challenges to Implementing eGovernment presented by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

WHERE:Fort George G. Meade-Club Meade
WHEN:February 5, 2001, 8:30am-2:30pm
COST:ASPA Members $25.00/Non-Members $35.00

Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch Included

Program Itinerary:

8:30-9:00 Check-in, Breakfast Networking
9:00-9:10 ASPA MD President's Welcome
9:10-9:40 What eGov Is and Is Not (Leslie Sipes, Dir of Planning, Dept of Budget & Mgmt)
9:45-10:15 Legacy System Challenges (Dr. Tom Darling, Schafer Center, Univ of Balt)
10:20-10:50 Integrating New Technology (Mike Cannon, Dir IT, City of Rockville)
10:55-11:15 Break
11:20-11:50 Internal Cultural Challenges (Jeff Bollettino, VP, Booz-Allen & Hamilton)
11:55-12:25 Legal/Privacy Challenges (Ned Kodeck, Spec Asst, MD Motor Vehicles Administration)
12:30-12:40 Break
12:40-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30p Panel Q & A Session
2:30p Closing Remarks

Seating is limited-RSVP no later than January 30, 2001 via telephone, email, or by sending a check payable to "MD ASPA" to: Chuck Georgo, PO Box 556, Linthicum, MD 21090

For questions/directions, please call (410) 903-6289, or via email at

Feb. 9 and 16: Paper and Electronic Application Deadlines for Acquisition Excellence Awards
WANTED: Creative acquisition teams that are producing results.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2001 Business Solutions in the Public Interest awards for acquisition excellence. Deadline for electronic application: February 16, 2001, paper application: February 9, 2001.

If you are not directly engaged in acquisition, please spread the word about this important award program to your colleagues who are!

The Council for Excellence in Government, Government Executive magazine and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy are once again partnering to recognize the success of leaders in the acquisition field. The awards will identify leading examples of the greatest impact and trend-setting accomplishments in the practice of the new business performance culture. The awards also will recognize the importance of partnership between agency staff and leadership in thinking through, planning and managing acquisitions. Winners will be announced in August 2001 and featured in the Acquisition Preview (and Top 200 Federal Contractors) issue of Government Executive magazine.

Profiles of the 2000 winners can be found in a Government Executive feature article at

More information on the awards program, including the application, can be found at or by contacting

March 6-7: FedWeb 2001: New Leadership, New Technologies, New Services (Bethesda, MD)
Who Should Attend: Government webprofessionals, project managers, operations managers, and policy makers!

Program Highlights: Government case studies and speakers on web strategy, management, assessment and technology training.

Visit for full agenda and early bird registration discount.

This workshop has been designed for and by government professionals desiring to improve government e-service delivery.

Conference Committee: Rich Kellett/GSA - Chair, Vic Powell/USDA, Pat Wood/NPR, Judy Douglas/EDS, Gabe Goldberg/Computers & Publishing, and Beth Archibald Tang/Caliber.

Presenting Organizations: Federal Web Business Council, The Council for Excellence in Government, NSF Digital Government Consortium and the Digital Government Institute.

Where: the Natcher Center at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Fees: $495 Government Early Bird, $550 Government Credit Card or Check, $595 Government Training/Purchase Order, $795 Corporate.

Program Manager: Christina Nelson
Digital Government Institute, LLC
tel 301-320-4397
fax 301-320-0268

March 28-30, 2001: Performance Measurement for State & Local Government (Atlanta, GA)
Tracking the performance of your organization requires efficient systems, a dedication to high-caliber performance & an understanding that measurement fuels your strategic plan. When your strategic efforts are aligned with your measurement processes, your organization's success rate increases.

Attend this conference to learn the most vital lessons in measuring and monitoring your strategic plan to ensure innovative, efficient government, including: linking meaningful performance measures to strategic goals. Utilizing the balanced scorecard to streamline your measurement process. Cascading measurement processes down throughout all levels of your agency to ensure everyday, bottom-line management. Standardizing measurement systems to ensure data validity. Linking reward and recognition programs with organizational performance measures to ensure agency-wide ownership. Fostering mission-focused employee behavior and culture to support the measurement framework. Analyzing, integrating, and evaluating the effects of using performance measures for budgeting, management, and reporting. Developing a set of methods for communicating performance measurements. Insuring accountability by maximizing employee and customer satisfaction. Establishing the keys to a successful performance measurement program -- leadership, cooperation between the branches of government, communication across government, and training.

Hear from: City of Austin, State of Iowa, Institute of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill and more!

The conference ill be held at The Doubletree Hotel Atlanta-Buckhead. Register at 888-362-7400 or

March 29: Free Federal Help Desk Forum 2001 (Cocoa Beach, FL)
This exciting free event for federal employees and managers of help desks and call centers will be held at the Debus Conference Center at the NASA Kennedy Space Center near Cocoa Beach, Florida (about 45 minutes east of Orlando) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2001. It will be hosted by NASA, facilitated by the NEXRAD Hotline, and features Roy D. Bridges, Jr., NASA KSC Director and former astronaut as the keynote speaker. The program will also feature world class speakers on customer support, case studies of highly effective federal help desks and call centers, and structured sessions to network federal help desks and call centers with similar missions and challenges.

Online registration is at For further information, contact Daryl Covey, NEXRAD Hotline, at 405-366-6510 ext 1232 or If you're a fed in support, we hope to see you there!

NOTE: Federal Help Desk Forum 2001 will be held in conjunction with Support Services Conference 2001 in Orlando during March 27-29, 2001. This is an excellent opportunity for feds in support to participate in two great events in one trip! Information on SSC 2001 is on the web at

Free Press Passes for FCN Members
Many conference sponsors supply free press passes to representatives of the Federal Communicators Network who write what they learn for posting on the FCN website at FCN members may contact Lee Wexel at (703) 696-1269 or to request a pass. You may join FCN on . Click on "Members, " then "application form" at the bottom of the page.

Regular Monthly Meetings

Americans Communicating Electronically (ACE) meets on the third Thursday every month from 10 a.m. until noon in the 8th floor conference room at the Small Business Administration, 409 Third St., SW, Washington, DC. (Metro: Blue/Orange Line to Federal Center). Call (202) 720-2727 or visit Meetings are open to everyone.

Every Third Thursday--PCIE IT Roundtable Symposiums
The President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) Information Technology Roundtable sponsors symposiums on the third Thursday of every month from 8:30 to 11:30 in the NASA auditorium at 4th and E Streets SW (Metro: Blue/Yellow lines to L'Enfant Plaza; Blue/Orange lines to Federal Center SW). Call (703) 604-8941 or visit the IGNet at to obtain more information.

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