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Ann Dunkin to Deliver GovCon Wire Forum Keynote Speech on DOE IT Modernization

Ann Dunkin, chief information officer at the Department of Energy, will discuss initiatives to modernize and transform DOE information technology operations in a keynote address to a Sept. 1 virtual forum hosted by Executive Mosaic’s flagship Government Contracting Wire (GovCon Wire).

Dunkin joined DOE in May 2021 after her prior role as chief strategy and innovation officer for Dell Technologies’ local and state government business. She previously served as CIO for the County of Santa Clara, California, held a similar role at the Environmental Protection Agency and worked as chief technology officer of the Palo Alto Unified School District. Earlier in her career, she spent more than one decade at Hewlett-Packard in various leadership posts.

Some House and Senate lawmakers recently introduced their versions of the Restore and Modernize Our National Labs Act, which proposes investing $30 billion for deferred maintenance and infrastructure improvement projects at DOE’s national laboratories through fiscal year 2025.

Separately, the DOE’s Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium is exploring emerging machine learning approaches to facilitate embedded response to cybersecurity threats in grid systems as part of the Firmware Command and Control project.

Dunkin’s address to the GovCon Wire’s IT Modernization and Transformation Forum will be followed by a panel discussion on digital transformation and cyber resiliency, with Nathan Jones, vice president of Red Hat’s federal business, serving as moderator.

Other government and industry executives invited to speak include:

  • Jonathan Alboum, federal CTO and principal digital strategist at ServiceNow (Panelist)
  • Luis Coronado, executive director at the Department of Homeland Security Information Technology Services Office (Panelist)
  • Deborah Stephens, deputy CIO at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (Panelist)
  • Robert Vojtik, executive director of IT operations at the Transportation Security Administration (Panelist)
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