IT Management: OMB Initiatives and FAA’s Approach

IT Management: OMB Initiatives and FAA’s Approach


Ms. Beth Ward

Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)
Office of the CIO

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Event Location

Federal Aviation Administration, Bessie Coleman Conference Room. 2nd Floor Mezzanine room 2A
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC, 20591

Agenda and Cost:
  • 11:30 am: Networking begins
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Program
  • Keynote Speaker: Ms. Beth Ward

Open Data. PortfolioStat. TechStat. Integrated Data Collection. Cloud Computing. What are all of these OMB initiatives, and how do they fit together? How can they help CIOs manage their IT portfolios more effectively? How do they address the evolution of IT from individual capital assets to IT as a service? Join us as Ms. Ward outlines these initiatives and discusses how the FAA can use them to leverage IT in transforming air traffic management.

Special Instructions: 

This session is free of charge, pre-registration is required. Space is limited for this meeting. Please contact the PMIWDC office at 703-683-4804 with any cancellations. Please note that attendees who do NOT have an FAA/DOT badge must use the building entrance on Independence Avenue. Space is limited for this meeting. Please contact the PMIWDC office at 703-683-4804 with any cancellations.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Ms. Beth Ward

Office of the CIO
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)

Ms. Ward works in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In 2013, she completed a detail to the Office of Management and Budget’s E-Government Office, where she served as the federal lead for Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC).Back “home” at the FAA, she leads FAA’s program management/oversight efforts as reported on OMB’s Federal IT Dashboard, working to improve transparency and accountability of FAA’s IT investments. She also supports major IT programs across the agency in the areas of project management, earned value management, capital planning and investment control, and the associated reporting to internal and external stakeholders. She is working to integrate CPIC and EVM efforts and reporting, with a goal of streamlining reporting, improving accuracy, and providing more valuable information to the program staff and oversight bodies.

Prior to joining the Federal government, Ms. Ward worked in multiple facets of portfolio management as a contractor, directly supporting over 20 Federal agencies. Beth’s career also includes nine years of service as an IT/Telecommunications Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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