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ACT-IAC IT Management and Modernization COI February 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 11AM-12PM EST
Venue Address: 
VIRTUAL MEETING
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 11AM-12PM EST
2021-02-09 11:00:00 2021-02-09 12:00:00 America/New_York ACT-IAC IT Management and Modernization COI February 2021 See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/events/act-iac-it-management-and-modernization-coi-february-2021 VIRTUAL MEETING, , ,
Venue Address: 
VIRTUAL MEETING

Event Details

Overview

Tentative topic: IT Modernization Strategies Supporting Digital Transformation

Join the ACT-IAC IT Management and Modernization COI for a member meeting featuring a panel of government leaders on how they are leveraging technology to strengthen management in their agencies.

Panelists
Dr. Lawrence W. Anderson, Deputy Chief Information Officer, CIO Office of the Secretary at U.S. Department of Commerce
Kevin Nally, Chief Information Officer, US Secret Service
Keith A. Bluestein, Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration
Moderators: Melvin Brown, II, and Bill Annibell

About the Speakers

Kevin Nally, Chief Information Officer
Brigadier General Kevin Nally was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in May 1981, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Natural Resources.

After completing The Basic School and Communications Officer Course, he was assigned to the 1st Marine Amphibious Brigade where he served as a Communications Platoon Commander for the Marine Service Support Group-37 and later as a Communications Platoon Commander for the Brigade Service Support Group. During this tour, BGEN Nally attended SCUBA School, Pearl Harbor where he served in an additional duty capacity as a search and rescue diver.

In 1985, he was reassigned to Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Los Angeles, California, where he served as an Officer Selection Officer. In 1988, BGEN Nally attended Command, Control, Systems Course in Quantico, Virginia. After graduating in 1989, BGEN Nally was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division where he served as the Communications Platoon Commander during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following this, he was assigned to Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division as the Executive Officer.

In 1992, BGEN Nally was assigned as the Operations Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island. In 1995, BGEN Nally was transferred to the 3rd Marine Division where he served as the S-6, then the S-3, and finally as the Executive Officer for the 4th Marine Regiment. In 1996, he served as the Commanding Officer, Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. In 1998, BGEN Nally was assigned as the Deputy Director, J6, United States Forces, Japan and completed a Masters in Information Systems Management.

From 2000 to 2002, BGEN Nally was the Commanding Officer of Support Battalion, MCRD/ERR, Parris Island. From May of 2002 to July 2003, BGEN Nally was the Director, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

BGEN Nally is a 2004 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces with a concentration in Information Strategy. Following this assignment, he served from 2004 until 2006 as the Deputy Director for C4, United States Central Command where he deployed twice in support of OIF/OEF. In 2006, BGEN Nally was transferred to Camp LeJeune, NC, where he served as the II MEF AC/S G-6 and subsequently as the II MEF Chief of Staff. From 2007 until 2009, he served as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School in 29 Palms, CA, and as the AC/S, G-6, MCAGCC/MAGTF-TC. He is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Secret Service.

His personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one gold star), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Keith A. Bluestein, Chief Information Officer
Keith Bluestein serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA). His team leads the Agency’s development and execution of strategy, planning, management, and delivery of the agency's information technology (IT) services. Prior to his assignment at SBA, Mr. Bluestein served as the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Enterprise Service and Integration (ES&I). ES&I managed the portfolios for Enterprise IT services within the Office of the CIO. This included Applications, End User Services (EUS), Communications, Computing, and Information Management.
Prior to joining NASA, Keith Bluestein served as the Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA). He oversaw all aspects of enterprise IT services, systems, investments and security for the community’s extensive and geographically dispersed user base. During his tenure, SBA replaced their entire national network infrastructure, moved agency e-mail to a cloud-based service, and strengthened network security.

Prior to the SBA, Mr. Bluestein served as the Department of the Navy’s (DON) Special Access Program (SAP) CIO from 2010. In that role, he was responsible for the strategy, planning, management, and delivery of the DON's SAP information technology (IT) services. He oversaw all aspects of enterprise IT services, systems, investments and security for the community’s extensive user base. He was also responsible for formulating and executing an overall technology strategy in support of the Navy’s classified acquisition mission.

Prior to his civilian government service, Keith Bluestein served in the United States Navy as a naval officer and aviator from 1984 to 2004. He served in several P-3C Orion squadrons and had operational command during his last P-3C tour of duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mr. Bluestein’s educational background includes degrees in Business administration from Arizona State University (BS) and San Jose State University (MBA) and a degree in Government Information Leadership from National Defense University (MS).