Letter from the AFFIRM PresidentLetter from the AFFIRM President
July 23, 2009Dear Colleagues:For the past fourteen years, the Association for Federal Information Resources Management(AFFIRM) Emerging Issues Forum has prepared a series of issue papers on topics of importanceto the federal information technology community. On May 19, 2009, the Forum conducted aroundtable with a focus group comprised of senior government and industry officials. This reportsummarizes the opinions expressed by the participants as the focus group explored the “
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”AFFIRM hopes the report will prove useful to both government and industry executives inidentifying what could be important, in terms of information technology and solutions, across theFederal Government over the next years. We will continue to sponsor similar studies to advancethe state of knowledge and practice in managing federal information resources. As always, wesolicit and appreciate your comments.I want to thank the AFFIRM Emerging Issues Forum committee members for their hard work and Chris Dorobek of WFED Federal News Radio for his excellent work in moderating theroundtable. And, of course, our special thanks go to the focus group members for taking the timeto contribute to this important initiative.Sincerely,Jacquelyn PatilloPresidentAFFIRM