January 2015 Monthly Meeting
Register for this event  Mission Centered Design and Engineering of Agency Information Management
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Holiday Inn Capitol
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

About this event:

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards as a result of disasters. This NCC-AIIM session is focused on how information systems provide the capability for FEMA to respond effectively to meet the needs of survivors and first responders in their greatest time of need.

During this session, FEMA’s CIO will present a mission-centric design approach which prioritizes the needs, desires, and behaviors of people and communities who interact through socio-technical systems to reorient FEMA’s information management. You will learn how these systems are implemented as “survivor centric,” ensuring that they support the delivery of services focused on supporting first responders and easing the experience of disaster survivors.

About our Speaker(s):

John Adrian R. Gardner

Adrian R. Gardner serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, Mr. Gardner is responsible for the governance and operations of the agency's information systems, ensuring the system complies with regulatory requirements in support of FEMA's mission and objectives.

Prior to his appointment to this post, Mr. Gardner served as (CIO) and Director of the Information Technology and Communications Directorate at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. Prior to serving as CIO at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Mr. Gardner served as CIO of the National Weather Service. Prior to his time at the Weather Service, he was with the Department of Energy as the Deputy CIO for Cyber Security from September 2005 to September 2006 and the Deputy CIO for IT Reform from October 2006 to January 2007. He chairs the Working Group for DATA.GOV and co-chairs the Information Sharing Subcommittee within the Federal CIO Council.

Mr. Gardner has served within the federal government for over 20 years, working to enable mission capability and readiness within the scientific and defense sectors. In 2005, he earned the Federal 100 Award, which honors individuals from government, industry and academia for ideas and accomplishments that achieved results for the government information technology community.

Mr. Gardner is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern California, School of Public Policy and Planning, where he holds a Masters degree in Public Administration. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Hood College and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from that institution. Mr. Gardner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and Ecology from the Tuskegee Institute. Mr. Gardner serves on the Board of the District of Columbia Urban League.



DATE: January 8, 2014  
TIME: 3:30 PM Registration/Networking, Cocktails & Hors d'œuvres
  4:00 PM Presentation and Discussion
  5:15 PM Program Ends, Networking and Cocktails continues until 6:00 PM

Holiday Inn Capitol
500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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PARKING:  Underground parking is available at the hotel (extra cost, located on the 6th Street side).  Additional parking is also available just across 6th Street at L’Enfant Plaza.

L’Enfant Plaza Station:  Across the street, about one block.  Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow lines stop here.


COST:  AIIM Member and US Government Employee Rate $19, Non-Member Rate $29.  Guests that accompany a member will qualify for the AIIM Member Rate..

Once reserved, cancellations must be received by 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 7th at [email protected]
AMEX, VISA,  MasterCard, or Discover credit cards are welcome. No shows will be billed.


RESERVATION DEADLINE: Reservations are required.  Walk-in registrations will be allowed if space permits.

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Program Committee Mission Statement:

To provide a forum, at the local level, which contributes to the effective development and application of enterprise content management technologies and services.  This includes meeting at regular intervals to advance professional knowledge and techniques of our members through educational programs, workshops, seminars, and by sharing and exchanging experiences and information related to the industry via peer networking.  The goal of these forums is to offer topic-centric program content that provides a well-rounded and balanced perspective of the issues related to the industry.