Agriculture Department Chief Information Officer Chris Smith already has a full-time job. But as the conference co-chair for the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference planning committee, he’s been wearing two hats.
He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris live from the 2011 ELC in Williamsburg, Va., to discuss how much time this extracurricular job takes and how the conference all comes together.
Smith also discussed how the conference, now marking its 20th year, has evolved over time. He also gave an update on USDA’s IT posture and his top priorities for 2012.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.