Senior Director, Government Initiatives
Michael Howell (703-208-4800, x228) joined ACT-IAC in September 2015. As Senior Director for Government Initiatives, he is responsible for oversight, coordination, and management of ACT-IAC's government engagement initiatives, the Institute for Innovation’s portfolio of projects and annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards event, and special projects undertaken by ACT-IAC at the request of senior government officials.
Prior to joining ACT-IAC, Mike was Deputy Program Manager at the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment with government-wide responsibility for planning, overseeing, and managing terrorism-related information sharing. Previously, he was the Deputy Administrator for E-Government and IT at OMB where he was responsible for overseeing IT policy, management, and budget for the Federal government. He supported the 2008 Presidential transition and implementation of management reforms and new initiatives to improve IT management, open the government by enhancing transparency and citizen engagement, and improve cybersecurity. Mike was the CIO for the Department of the Interior, the CIO for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the acting CIO and deputy CIO for the Bureau of Land Management. He completed the Chief Information Officer certification program at the National Defense University IRM College and holds the Certified Information System Security Professional certificate.