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Nextgov Prime Set to Host 2013 Tech Agenda Discussion on Dec. 3rd

Reps. Darrell Issa & Gerry Connolly join expert lineup aiming to prepare attendees for the 2013 technology agenda

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nextgov Prime, the event dedicated to exploring the future of federal technology, will launch December 3rd at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The inaugural edition of Nextgov Prime will feature a mix of high-profile leaders and experts providing their latest insights and practical advice on the key technology trends federal managers must understand to meet their performance and efficiency goals in 2013.

Powered by the same editorial team responsible for, the leading federal technology web site1, Nextgov Prime features a program designed to provide both inspiration and practical advice for federal managers. Full details on the free Nextgov Prime event are available at

"Nextgov Prime will preview the strategies, imperatives and emerging trends expected to drive the 2013 federal technology agenda," stated Katherine McIntire Peters, Executive Editor for Nextgov. "What is unique about this new event is our emphasis on providing insights that are future-oriented but also highly practical."

Highlights from the agenda include:

  • Reps. Darrell Issa and Gerry Connolly will discuss the latest on relevant Congressional priorities for 2013, including proposed legislation that could change the way federal technology is purchased and managed.   
  • Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, will share  insights from his new book,Networked: The New Social Operating System, and discuss how our perpetually connected lives are cultivating new skills and what that means for federal managers and their agencies.
  • Dedicated deep-dive sessions will address key technology issues for 2013 such as:
    • Exceeding the Expectations of the Mobile and Digital Citizen
    • Bridging the Data Science Skills Gap
    • Security Threat Assessment 2013: Preparing Your Agency
    • Powering the Cloud: The Fiscal & Environmental Challenges

Other confirmed speakers for Nextgov Prime include:

Dr. Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jeff Butler, Director, Research Databases, IRS Research, Analysis, and Statistics
Micheline Casey, Principal, CDO, LLC; Former Chief Data Officer, State of Colorado
Greg Gershman, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Project MyGov
Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Services; former Executive Assistant Director, FBI
Dr. Michael Rappa, Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and Distinguished University Professor, North Carolina State University; Academic Co-Chair, TechAmerica Foundation's Big Data Commission
Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute

"We are excited to bring the mission of Nextgov full-force to a fresh, innovative event dedicated to arming federal technologists to make informed decisions on technology strategy and investments," said Tim Hartman, President of Government Executive Media Group.

To register for Nextgov Prime, please email Anna Pettyjohn at [email protected].

About Nextgov Prime
On December 3rd in Washington, D.C., Nextgov Prime will bring together leaders, decision-makers and experts to prepare you for the 2013 technology agenda. Join the discussion to learn from other IT professionals and top leaders about the policies that could affect your work and the latest technology innovations that can help federal agencies. We'll cover the key technologies impacting how government does business, including cybersecurity, cloud computing, mobility, and big data. Stay on the cutting-edge by joining the must-attend federal IT event of the year. To learn more, visit us at To register for Nextgov Prime, please email Anna Pettyjohn at [email protected].

Contact: Will Colston, 202-266-7423    

1Market Connections, Inc., 2012 – IT web sites most visited on daily basis by federal managers.

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