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Opportunities for Engagement


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    • If your company is not an IAC member, contact April Davis for information about membership ( or 703-208-4800 ext. 202).


 opportunities for ENGAGEMENT [PDF Available]

ACT-IAC offers its members a number of methods in which they might engage to maximize the value of their membership.

Network with Peers and Colleagues in Government and Industry
Participate in Thought-Leadership with Government and Industry

For more information about getting engaged, please email us at

Immediate Volunteer Opportunities as of DECember 11, 2018​​


  • Partners and Associates Applications Open Now Through January 4th
    • ACT-IAC provides three of the most valuable and highly respected professional development programs in the government IT community.
    • The goal of these programs is to:
      • Foster collaboration and communication between government and industry
      • Enhance each individual's leadership capabilities and developing a broad network of lifelong relationships
    • Graduates of these programs are uniquely qualified to advance to the next stage in their career.
    • The Partners and Associates programs are both currently accepting applications now through January 4, 2019
    • For more information, visit: or contact Casey Harris at


  • Now Accepting Nominations for Sixth Annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards
    • Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your innovations
    • Nearly 600 people attended last year's great event featuring exhibits by top innovators and presentations by senior government executives 
    • Anyone may submit a nomination and there is no limit on how many nominations you submit.
    • Nominations will be accepted through January 18, 2019.
    • Submit your nomination online


  • ACT-IAC Seeks Fellows Volunteers 
    • To help serve on our Cultural, Marketing, Recruitment, Programs and Annual Meeting Committees
    • Must have graduated from Voyagers or Partners
    • To participate, please email Casey Harris 


  • NexUS Community Volunteer Opportunities
    • Assist in planning events for the 'next generation of U.S. Leaders'
    • Help with brand building, marketing and communications
    • Develop strategies for membership engagement and recruitment of NexUS members
    • Find out more about the NexUS community mission of 'Building the Next Generation of U.S. Leaders'
    • Contact Casey Harris at for more information


  • Recently Closed:  Seeking Planning Committee Volunteers for Igniting Innovation 2019
    • ACT-IAC is seeking forward-thinking volunteers to help plan, promote, and conduct Igniting Innovation 2019 in May 2019.
    • Each year, ACT-IAC holds the Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards event to discover, recognize, promote and connect the best innovations and innovators to improve services to citizens and government operations.
    • Last year’s conference featured more speakers, innovations, and attendees than prior years.
    • We want to make 2019 even better by expanding participation, including academia, and providing a dynamic program of innovations and practitioners driving innovation in the public sector.
    • Read more about prior year Igniting Innovation events at,
    • To volunteer and help one of ACT-IAC’s most interesting, fun and exciting events, please contact Mike Howell at or call (703)-208-4800 ext. 228
    • The deadline was December 7, 2018.


  • Recently Closed:  Seeking Volunteers for Data-Driven Decision-Making Project
      • ​​​ACT-IAC is launching a special project to help federal leaders rapidly assess their organizational maturity, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide practical, actionable tools and tactics agencies can implement quickly to strengthen data-driven decision making.
      • This project will focus on implementing the Federal Data Strategy, currently under development, in support of Cross Agency Priority Goal #2 Data, Accountability, and Transparency in the President’s Management Agenda.
      • We are seeking experienced professionals with expertise in:
        • Data strategy development and implementation for large Federal agencies with complex, diverse mission areas
        • Organizational Change Management experience working with senior-level officials
        • Data architecture and infrastructure for advanced analytics
        • Analytic tools and visualization technologies, including for big-data driven use cases
        • Management disciplines and technical approaches for enhancing data security and integrity
        • Training / up-skilling teams to build a data and analytics-savvy workforce
      • Kickoff meeting will be held in December and most work will be done in the first quarter of 2019.
      • We anticipate volunteers investing up to 40 hours per month from January through April 2019.
      • To volunteer for this project, please email a brief description of your expertise in the areas listed and your contact information to Mike Howell at
      • The deadline was December 7, 2018.
      • The information you submit will be used to select a small, agile team to work on the project. If you have any questions, email Mike at this address or phone at (703)-208-4800 ext. 228.


    Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

    Institute for Innovation and Special Projects

    The ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation provides an objective and non-partisan forum for strategic thought leadership to advance government missions through the innovative application and management of information technology.

    Contact Mike Howell at for more information.

    ACT-IAC Professional Development Programs

    ACT-IAC offers four exceptional professional development programs which are highly respected and noted throughout the government IT community.  Those include: Associates, Voyagers, and Partners. Graduates of these programs are uniquely qualified to advance to the next stage in their career.  These professional development programs are only open to members of ACT-IAC.  Participants are named through an application and selection process.

    Contact Casey Harris at for more information.

    ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance

    ACT-IAC is committed to fostering the growth of small businesses and ensuring that they continue to play an important role in the government information technology marketplace -launched in 2014, the ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance focuses on the promotion of  the interests and contributions of the Small Business community through programs and events designed to increase member engagement, enable stronger liaison across ACT-IAC offerings and provide an in-depth Community of Interest specific to the affinity of small business, tailored to the varying levels of maturity of our members.

    Ongoing Opportunity:  Volunteer to Help the Small Business Alliance!  

    ACT-IAC Sponsorship Program

    As ACT-IAC sponsors, IAC member organizations promote their company and their commitment to the government IT community and the ACT-IAC mission.  Sponsorships provide financial support for premier ACT-IAC events such as Executive Leadership Conference (ELC), Management of Change (MOC), Acquisition Excellence (AE), Igniting Innovation and ACT-IAC Forums - and provide significant value to our sponsoring member organizations.

    Contact Nicholei Jamero at for more information.

    Ongoing Opportunity:  Become a Sponsorship Ambassador for ACT-IAC!  If you are interested in becoming a Sponsorship Ambassador for ACT IAC, please contact Carol Miller at cmiller@actiac.orgMore... 

    ACT-IAC Communities of Interest (COIs) (previously referred to as Shared Interest Groups)

    This is where government and industry officials work together to develop best practices, new solutions and innovative strategies to improve government through the application of technology.  COIs are standing committees addressing specific issue areas and are often considered the heart of the organization.  New community members are always welcome.  Please contact Nancy Delanoche at

    Ongoing Opportunity:  Join our COIs anytime; click the links below for more info.

    Customer Experience
    Emerging Technology
    Evolving the Workforce
    IT Management and Modernization 
    Networks & Telecommunications
    Shared Services


    Document Date: 
    Nov 25, 2015
    Author (organization): 
    Document type: 
    ACT-IAC Internal
    Cloud Computing
    Customer Experience
    Emerging Technology
    Financial Management
    Institute for Innovation
    Small Business