WASHINGTON—Congress headed off a possible government shutdown on Dec. 18 with the passage of a $1.14 trillion spending bill. The measure funds the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2016.
The package includes the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and the fiscal 2016 Intelligence Authorization Act. CISA encourages private firms to share more cyber threat data with law enforcement. It includes provisions to improve Federal network and information system security, among others.
Industry Icons and Community Volunteers honored by local BDPA Chapters
WASHINGTON — During an annual community and technology awards ceremony, Jerry Williams (left) receives an industry Lifetime Achievement Award from National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC). The chapter is celebrating its 37th year advancing technical careers in underserved communities ‘from the classroom to the boardroom.’
Mr. Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ryan Consulting Group, is the former Chief Information Officer at the Department of Education Federal Student Aid. His Federal career is distinguished by over 31 years of federal service enabling mission capability and readiness throughout the Federal space in an innovative and secure manner. Mr. Williams is a recipient of the Federal 100 award, which honors individuals from government, industry, and academia whose ideas and accomplishments had the greatest impact in shaping the missions, solutions, and results achieved by the government information technology community. Mr. Williams has served as a member of Industry Advisory Council’s (IAC).
Mr. Williams was a member of the Senior Executive Service and has served as the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Deputy Chief Information Officer/Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior; Director of Financial Management, Director of National Intelligence; Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer of the Department of Agriculture, Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration; Chief Federal Financial System, Executive Office of the President Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Williams has over 31 years of experience in public sector Financial Management and Information Technology.
Serving over 10 years at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level and the Senior National Intelligence Service levels (SNIS). Mr. Williams has a strong background in performance/change management, implementation of GPRA objectives, independent assessment, planning, analysis, design and implementation of enterprise-level administrative and financial management systems, for Federal agencies. Mr. Williams has authored and implemented the current Federal Financial Line of Business for Federal Financial Systems, Federal Payroll Consolidation and has served on the Obama Administration Federal Financial Systems Advisory Board (FSAB). Mr. Williams’ possess extensive experience managing and participating in all phases of the system development lifecycle and structured information engineering, to include, strategic planning, architectural analysis, information technology oversight and assessment, requirements definition and analysis, system design, implementation, data modeling, testing, data conversion, business process reengineering, system documentation and training, and configuration management.
Mr. Williams also possess in depth knowledge of Federal Financial management requirements, including the relevant Office of Management and Budget Circulars, Federal Systems Integration Office (FSIO) financial systems requirements, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board statements, and Department of Treasury guidelines and regulations. I also possess an in-depth knowledge of Federal Information Technology statutory and regulatory requirements including Clinger Cohen, FISCAM and FISMA.
The president of Ryan Consulting Group is R. Keith Harding. Mr. Harding, former President of BDPA’s Indianapolis, IN Chapter, is an established and well respected IT industry veteran and one of the founders of RYAN Consulting Group, Inc.