IRMCO 2011 Boosts Government and Industry Collaboration
GSA Administrator Martha Johnson (left) receives a commemorative space shuttle tile from NASA’s Olga Dominguez during a reception at the IRMCO 2011 conference. Johnson has likened GSA’s zero environmental footprint goal to President Kennedy’s call for America to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s. GSA photo
By Steve Smith
General Services Administration
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 – Hundreds of government and industry executives gathered here March 15-16 for GSA’s IRMCO 2011 conference. They tackled an ambitious agenda that included how to make the federal government more efficient, more effective, and more sustainable.
“We need a government that efficiently and effectively uses its resources; collaborates with the public; is nimble, agile, and responsive,” GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson said during her keynote address March 15.
From formal classes and round-table discussions to informal networking sessions and socials, the Interagency Resources Management Conference provides top-level decision-makers a chance to share ideas and brainstorm ways to meet new challenges in an ever-changing world.
Expert-led sessions and discussion panels dealt head-on with the foremost sustainability, acquisition, and performance management obstacles and information technology pitfalls that confront government management executives.
This year, IRMCO celebrates 50 years of achievement and interaction.
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