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GSA to Hold First Quarterly IT Exchange Nov. 19 Federal Employees Invited to Attend Session and Phone-in Questions

GSA #9357

November 4, 1996
Contact: Bill Bearden
(202) 501-1231
Internet: bill.bearden@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON -- The first Quarterly Information Technology Exchange will take place in the General Services Administration (GSA) auditorium, located at 18th and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC, on November 19, from 1 - 3 p.m. EST. The theme will be "Creating More Effective Technology Infrastructures."

The Exchange will be broadcast via satellite to federal offices nationwide and will include live, interactive question-and-answer sessions. Federal employees may attend the session at GSA's auditorium or, if outside the Washington area, view the program and participate in the question-and-answer sessions at locations sponsored by GSA regions and at other Federal agencies with satellite downlinks. Employees are encouraged to check with their agency CIO or IT office to learn what arrangements have been made for their viewing and participation in the Exchange.
Federal employees may phone-in questions during the broadcast on
1-888-924-3246.

The Exchange provides an opportunity for senior IT leaders to inform and update the national Federal IT community on emerging issues and new directions. The Quarterly IT Exchange is scheduled to be held in February, May, August, and November and meets the need for a communication vehicle that can offer up-to-date-information to the largest possible audience."
GSA Acting Administrator David J. Barram will open the Exchange. The panel of speakers includes:

_ John Koskinen, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget
_ Al Pesachowitz, Chief Information Officer Council Vice Chair
_ Mary Ellen Condon, Information Technology Resources Board Chair
_ Marty Wagner, Associate Administrator for Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration
_ Chris Hoenig, Director for Policy and Issues, General Accounting Office
_ Jerry Linn, Associate Director for Program Implementation, National Institute of Standards and
Technology
_ Lewis Bellardo, Deputy Archivist of the United States and Chief of Staff, National Archives and Records Administration
_ Dave Bittenbender, Interagency Management Council Chair

Among topics to be addressed are:
_ The New IT Environment: What Agencies Need to Know
_ Governmentwide Efforts Toward More Effective Technology Infrastructures

To register to attend the free forum in Washington, contact Gloria Ward-Ravenell at (202) 501-3815 (gloria.ward-ravenell@gsa.gov) and leave your name, organization, and telephone number. To submit questions in advance for the panelists and for further general information on the forum at the Washington location, contact Joanne Shore
(202) 501-4549 (joanne.shore@gsa.gov) or Ginni Schaeffer (202) 501-0357 (ginni.schaeffer@gsa.gov). For related information, select "Quarterly IT Exchange" on GSA's IT Policy OnRamp website (http://www.itpolicy.gsa.gov).


GSA Regional Contacts

New York Steve Ruggiero (212) 264-1257
Philadelphia Jim McGettigan (215) 656-6192
Boston Normand Forget (617) 565-5752
Atlanta Kitty Tucker (404) 331-1777
Chicago Ron Q. Williams (312) 886-3824
Kansas City Charlotte Nevels (816) 926-5794
Fort Worth Roger Broom (817) 978-3530
Denver Tim Kramer (303) 236-7425
San Francisco Pete Schultz (415) 522-4566
Seattle Jim Swartwood (360) 373-1948
National Capital Region Barbara Sheridan (202) 708-5311


Test time: 12:30 p.m. EST
Program time: 1 - 3 p.m. EST

Satellite Downlink Coordinates:

Band Satellite Audio
C-Band Galaxy 6
74 degrees west Transponder 4 (V), Channel 4
downlink frequency 3780 MHz
6.2 and 6.8 MHz
Ku-Band Spacenet2 (SN2)
69 degrees west Transponder 22 (H)
downlink frequency 11980 MHz 6.2 and 6.8 MHz


Trouble-shooting number: Those having technical difficulties receiving the broadcast during the test and broadcast period can call 1-888-429-3478.