The Greening of Government-“Progress & Best Practices”

October 5th at 12PM

Program will discuss:

  • Progress Report on Green IT Initiatives & Greening of Buildings
  • Top Green Priorities
  • Key Challenges to Overcome
  • Lessons Learned & Best Practices
  • A Vision for The Future

Kevin Kampschroer– Dir. High Performance Bildings, GSA
Vaughn Noga– CTO, EPA
Terrence Clark– Sr. VP & GM, CA ecoSoftware
Paul Brubaker– Sr. Dir. Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Robert Middlebrooks– Industry Strategy & Relations Manager, Autodesk

Moderator: Jim Flyzik -Flyzik Group

About the Panel


Jim Flyzik
The Flyzik Group

Jim Flyzik is the President of TheFlyzikGroup . The company specializes in Strategic Business Consulting, Performance Based Contracting Consulting and Training and Thought Leadership media events. The company assists small, medium and large companies in providing world-class government services. Jim also serves as the Chairman of the Information Technology Association of America Committee on Homeland Security. Jim also hosts the monthly radio program, The Federal Executive Forum on WFED 1500 AM and .

Jim served over 27 years in the federal government. He served as Senior Advisor to Governor Ridge in the White House Office of Homeland Security (OHS). He provided advice to OHS on the National Strategy and Information Management in support of the OHS mission. From February 1998 until December 2002, Jim also served as the Vice Chair of the Federal Government CIO Council overseeing numerous government wide IT initiatives. He was also a member of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.

Prior to this, from August 1997 until April 2002, Jim was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Treasury. He provided oversight, strategic planning and management direction on over $3.0 billion in annual information technology and information infrastructure programs within Treasury and its fourteen Bureaus. Jim also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Management for the Treasury Department from January 20, 2001 until February 8, 2002. In that role he provided oversight of all Treasury bureaus and served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters involving the internal management of the Department and its bureaus. Jim received the Secretary Certificate of Appreciation on February 12, 2002 for his efforts during this transition period.

Prior to his Treasury positions, Jim worked for 15 years at the U.S. Secret Service where he held key IT management positions, including the Chief of the Communications Division, providing world class telecommunications in support of Secret Service tactical and operational requirements.
Jim served as Team Leader on Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review (NPR) Information Technology Team. Following this assignment, he was selected as Chairman of the Government Information Technology Services Working Group, to implement the NPR Information Technology recommendations and coordinate the government services portion of the National Information Infrastructure (NII). He was given the prestigious Eagle Award as the government information technology executive of the year in 1994, a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 1995, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Award for Excellence in Information Technology in 1996, the AFFIRM Award for Outstanding Service to the Citizens in 1997, the Industry Advisory Council Award for Special Achievements and Leadership in 1997, the AFFIRM IRM Executive of the Year Award in 1998, and the Distinguished Rank Executive Award from President Clinton in 1999. In 2001 the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils presented him the John J. Franke award for outstanding government service. In March 2002, Jim was selected by the Federal CIO Council to receive the Azimuth Award as the Government Executive of the Year.

Jim has extensive public speaking experience and frequently serves as a featured speaker at industry events. He has developed, and currently teaches part-time, a graduate level course on Information Systems Security and Risk Assessment at the University of Maryland. Jim was given the Stanley J. Drazek Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 by the University of Maryland.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland with an area of concentration in Information Systems Management.

Kevin Kampschroer
Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings
Office of Governmentwide Policy
U.S. General Services Administration

Kevin Kampschroer is the Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This new office within GSA has consolidated and is coordinating Federal efforts in the broad realm of building sustainability, acceleration of industry capability and adoption of sustainable principles across all aspects of asset creation, operation, maintenance and disposal. In response to the 2005 and 2007 Energy Bills & Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance, he has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings.

Kevin was the Project Manager for the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, which was then the 2nd largest office building in the United States at 3.2 million square feet.

He has lectured at MIT, Harvard School of Design, Yale, Stanford, John Hopkins, University of Chicago and Georgia Tech. He has worked for GSA for over 35 years and is a graduate of Yale University.

Vaughn Noga

Vaughn Noga is EPA’s Acting Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Operations and Planning. Vaughn has served in a senior executive role at the Environmental Protection Agency since 2008. Prior to direct public service, Vaughn spent the better part of 4 years supporting EPA – with the last 2 ½ years as the Chief Technology Officer for CSC’s Environmental and Citizen Solution’s(ECS) group. Vaughn is a seasoned IT professional with more than 15 years experience in this field.

Throughout his career Vaughn has distinguished himself as an innovative thought leader with a unique ability to deliver strategically aligned, technically sound and cost effective IT solutions. Prior to his roles as CTO, Vaughn held the position of Senior Solutions Architect and CSC’s Director of Integration and Advanced Technologies at the Aeronautical Systems Center Major Shared Resource Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. In that role Vaughn managed an integration staff and provided technology and integration support to his customer in the areas of High Performance Computing (HPC), storage, and networking.

Terrence Clark
Sr. VP & GM
CA ecoSoftware

Terrence Clark is a senior vice president and general manager heading up CA’s ecoSoftware Business at CA Technologies. His vision is to help organizations evaluate their portfolio of green choices, while showing them how they can reduce their carbon footprint, save costs, seize on opportunities and be both creative and effective in pursuing a sustainability strategy.

In defining CA Technologies’ innovative approach to help companies manage their corporate sustainability programs, he has worked with a team of experts to develop software solutions uniquely addressing sustainability strategy, reporting, assessment, and program management, as well as enterprise carbon accounting, environmental monitoring, and environmental risk and compliance management. In addition, companies and service providers can keep closer tabs on the energy-use, capacity and reliability of their datacenters and facilities with a centralized view of detailed energy-related information, allowing them to minimize waste, reduce energy costs, and decrease carbon emissions.

Terrence’s prior role was leading Engineering Services for the Governance Group, making sure CA Technologies’ customers were achieving the highest levels of success with its governance solutions, including PPM (project and portfolio management), GRC (governance, risk and compliance) and Information Governance.

Over the years Terrence has held a number of senior leadership positions in development across a variety of solution areas such as Service Desk and Change Management. He has been with CA Technologies since 1995.

Paul Brubaker
Sr. Dir. Internet Business Solutions Group
Cisco Systems

Paul Brubaker is a senior director in the Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) at Cisco Systems where he leads IBSG’s US Public Sector team.

Paul has an unusual blend of private and public sector experience. In the public sector, he has served in both the legislative and executive braches of the U.S. federal government. During his service in legislative branch Paul worked for the General Accounting Office auditing government programs, as a detail to the Senate Appropriations Committee, and eventually became minority staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management where he worked on a number of reform efforts including leading the effort that resulted in passage of the Information Technology Management Reform Act (now known as the Clinger-Cohen Act) linking federal investment in technology to measurable improvements in mission performance and establishing CIO positions in major federal agencies.

In 1998, Paul was appointed by President Clinton to serve in the Defense Department eventually serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Chief Information Officer. In 2007, he was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the Administrator for Research, Innovation and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation where he left to join Cisco Systems, Inc. in January of 2009.

In the private sector, Paul founded two successful small businesses and has worked in a number of senior strategy positions with government contractors including: Litton PRC; Commerce One; and SI International. At SI international, he served as executive vice president and led the government and investor relations activities while serving as chief marketing officer where he also re-engineered and automated a number of sales and proposal processes. While at Commerce One, Paul led a management buy out of the firm’s public sector professional services unit which he took private.

In his spare time, he has served as the Chairman of the Virginia Innovative Technology Authority, Chairman of the Technology Committee and president of the D.C. Chapter of the International Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and is very active in the Churchill Centre. For his work in government Paul has received numerous awards including the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal (with palm device); The Gold Medal from the Department of Transportation; the Association for Federal Information Resource Management Federal Executive of the Year in 2000; and was a two time winner of the federal 100 award from Federal Computer Week.

Robert Middlebrooks
Industry Strategy & Relations Manager
Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA, is an Autodesk Industry Strategy and Relations Manager with Autodesk, Inc., a worldwide leader in Building Information Modeling and Technology for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry. As a former principal with Clark Nexsen, Robert has been involved with the future of the Design and Construction Industry for many years. As an Architect with over 26 years experience, and a former principal of a 360 person architectural-engineering firm, he lead design projects worldwide in over 14 countries in Europe, Africa, the Mideast, and the Caribbean, including collaborative design-build and developer lead integrated projects. Bob also served as the principal for all of the firm’s digital design efforts and oversaw the implementation of full discipline Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the firm.

While serving on the AIA National Board, he was a representative to the Construction Users Round Table (CURT) and chaired the task group, the Integrated Practice Strategy Working Group (IPSWG) which prepared AIA National’s response to the CURT white paper which was the catalyst for the current Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) movement. Having served on two preliminary advisory groups to the AIA Contract Documents Committee on Integrated Practice, Robert now serves as a full time member of the Committee. His task group wrote the documents for the new Digital Practice Family including the new E201 Digital Data Protocol Exhibit. The task group also collaborated with the AIA California Council on the new IPD guide and prepared the new Transitional and SPE families of IPD contract documents that were released in May of 2008. As chairman of the Task Group, they recently developed the AIA’s new BIM exhibit, released in October 2008, which will help industry better define the requirements, and authorizes uses of Building information Modeling is support of more collaborative work.

Robert is an Industry Relations and Strategy Manager with Autodesk, Inc. specializing in BIM, Sustainable Design, IPD adoption, and Industry Relations and has presented at numerous events on the future of practice including AIA National Conventions, ACEC, MCAA, ASHRE, SEA, Arch Exchange East and Build Boston. As a member of the Industry Leadership team he works with Phil Bernstein, extending outreach on future practice change along with special projects, research, and key industry group collaboration.