IPMA News : March 2003
Edited By Mary Ellen Bradley and Andy Marcelia
Stuart McKee Announces New Deputy Director - MOSTD
News from Other Sources
News from the Past
Summary of February 27-28 IPMA Board Annual Planning Meeting
On February 27 Stuart McKee, DIS Director, sent the following e-mail message to DIS staff announcing the appointment of a Deputy Director for the Management and Oversight of Strategic Technologies Division.
I am pleased to announce that Roy H. Lum has accepted the position of Deputy Director, Management and Oversight of Strategic Technologies Division (MOSTD), effective today, February 27, 2003. Roy plans to join us for his first day of work tomorrow, February 28.
Roy has extensive leadership experience in large mission critical enterprise infrastructures, and multi-platform applications development. He has proven expertise in IT strategic planning, process re-engineering, and systems and architecture development.
Roy comes to us with positions of increasing responsibility in the military and high-tech industries, including companies such as Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon, FMC, CNF Transportation and LiveBridge.
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Roy in his new role here at DIS.
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Sponsor: Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Mount Rainier Chapter
Where: Office Building 2 (OB-2), Service Level, Cafeteria Meeting Room
When: Wednesday March 19, 2003 11:30-1:00
Program: This presentation will cover some of the highlights from @stake's 2 day Application Security Principles course. This course covers current application attack methods and defense strategies, enabling participants to understand why and how attacks are possible. During this presentation @stake will discuss:
For more information on the 2-day course, which will be offered in Seattle March 20-21, see http://www.@stake.com/services/education/courses/application.html (Link no longer available).
Who Should Attend: Managers, and technical and non-technical staff who have an interest in learning more about the security of web applications.
Registration: If you plan to attend, please register by sending an email, containing your name, employer, title, and email address, to Mike Olson at email@example.com.
Contact: For more information, contact Mike Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About @stake: The following information was provided by @stake: "@stake is the world's largest independent digital security consulting firm. It provides digital security services and award-winning tools to secure critical applications and protect electronic relationships. Consultants combine business experience and technical expertise to create comprehensive security solutions for leading companies in financial services, telecommunications, energy, software, healthcare, and manufacturing."
See the event announcement for details including information on how to register for this free event sponsored by the IPMA Professional Development Committee. (Link removed.)
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The March edition of DIS Tech News covered a broad range of important topics including on-line security awareness training, the Small Agency Initiative, the ISB's new GIS technical standards, and the new Ask George search service offering. See all of these articles at DIS Tech News. (Link removed.)
The cover story in the March 1, 2003 issue of CIO Magazine provides an overview of the E-Government Act of 2002 signed by President Bush last December and outlines the challenges ahead. See the full story. (Link removed.)
The March 10, 2003 issue of Computerworld carried a story on anti-spam legislative initiatives at both the state and federal levels; see the complete story.
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Members Present: Jim Albert, Mary Ellen Bradley, Thomas Bynum, Phil Grigg, Sheryl Hall, Dennis Laine, Andy Marcelia, Mike McVicker, Christy Ridout, Darrel Riffe, and Shelagh Taylor. Phil Coates also attended as organization CFO.
Mike McVicker, IPMA Vice-Chair, opened the 2003 IPMA Board planning meeting 1:40 p.m.
Review and revisit Mission and Goals of IPMA:
The IPMA charter and by-laws were reviewed and it was determined that a change to the section covering elections should be made. The section should direct that criteria be established by which the election committee makes its selection of potential board members for recommendation to the board. The board selection process will continue to be held in November each year, with announcement of the results in December.
The committee structure and key responsibilities were reviewed and it was determined that the election committee responsibility be assigned to the Secretary/Treasurer.
Election of Board Officers:
|Vice Chair||Christy Ridout|
|Secretary/Treasurer||Shelagh Taylor||Thomas Bynum|
|Forum Co-Chairs||Dennis Laine||Jim Albert|
|Communications Co-Chairs||Mary Ellen Bradley||Andy Marcelia|
|Executive Seminar Co-Chairs||Phil Grigg||Darrel Riffe|
|Professional Development Co-Chairs||Sheryl Hall||Dennis Jones|
The board reviewed the organization's financial status and considered future "gifting" opportunities. It was determined that Jim Albert and Andy Marcelia should contact Evergreen State College and the three Olympia area high schools to identify how the IPMA might financially help those institutions in keeping with IPMA’s mission. They will then present those options to the full board for consideration.
Dennis Laine led the board through documents identifying the status of the preparation for the 2003 Forum. Issues relative to the 2004 and future events were identified for board action. They were as follows:
The Executive Lunch:
Keynote Speakers, should they be paid?
Should vendor booths be offered at a discount to government agencies or commercial vendors?
What should the maximum number of Corporate Sponsors be?
Wildflower Consulting event management contract:
Executive Summit 2003:
Phil Grigg reported that the plans for the 2003 Executive Summit are well underway. The event will be held September 23-25 at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. The following are issues that the board needed to address.
To invite or have open registration?
To determine the event funding model, free or fee?
The committee asked the board for approval to make reservations for the event two years in advance to secure preferred dates.
Sheryl Hall presented the committee’s document covering the 2002 programs and the plans for 2003. She identified several issues that required board decisions.
Should a seminar be aimed especially towards "small agencies?"
Should the Professional Development program develop an event with a paid "featured speaker?"
Should the theme of the planned September event be tied somehow to the Executive Summit, and for that matter should the event be rescheduled for a different month?
The board directed that $2,000 be added to the Professional Development budget to cover the cost of speaker expenses and/or one or two paid luncheon events.
Mary Ellen Bradley led the board through the Communications Committee’s document that reviewed 2002 accomplishments and the plans for 2003. The following were issues on which the committee needed board decisions:
The 2004 IPMA Board Planning Retreat was scheduled for January 29 and 30.
The next IPMA Board meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2003, at D. J. Murphy’s.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 a.m.
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