Government Leadership Gathers for IRMCO 2009
Hundreds of senior government executives began gathering April 18, in Cambridge, Maryland to attend the 2009 Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO.) They will focus on such issues as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, new media, financial management, cloud computing and emerging trends in transparency and accountability. The conference has been gaining in popularity among government leadership; with early estimates putting attendance at more than 300 – surpassing 2008 record-breaking figures.
“There’s an incredible sense of urgency in Washington for change under our new administration,” said GSA Deputy Administrator Barnaby (Barney) L. Brasseux as he welcomed IRMCO attendees April 19. “Velocity is a term with which we’re becoming very comfortable. We are moving quickly and in the right direction paying close attention to our responsibilities and accountability to the American taxpayer.”
Among the agency’s recent efforts:
Moving forward with the acquisition of 17,600 fuel efficient vehicles for the federal fleet, including 2,500 hybrid sedans;
Working closely with the Office of Management and Budget to manage Recovery.gov;
Providing leadership in the adoption of new media.
Now in its 48th year, the conference is sponsored by GSA and is attended by executives and managers representing most federal agencies, academia, state, local, and international government organizations. IRMCO is an annual forum that addresses the most important business and IT topics and issues facing government management communities today.
Among the conference highlights for this year will be the presentation of the 2009 IRMCO, Citizen Services and Chief Information Officers Council Leadership awards.