The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and CENDI
Joint CENDI/FLICC Symposium:
Business Continuation and Disaster Recovery
In Alphabetical Order
Barbara Allen manages the Washington DC and Federal accounts for SunGard Planning Solutions, a business continuity and disaster recovery leader for over 20 years. Prior to joining SunGard, Ms Allen was a principal in a start up company focusing on health and safety information services. Ms. Allen has over 20 years experience in various regulatory related consulting engagements including independent consulting in the pharmaceutical and healthcare areas. Ms Allen was a consultant for PEI Associates in their Research Triangle Park Office before relocating to the Washington DC area to open the firm's Washington DC liaison office. Ms Allen worked with the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory in RTP while completing her degree at North Carolina State University in 1979. (return to program)
Allen Carey is the program manager for Information Security Services research at IDC. In this position, Mr. Carey provides in-depth market analysis, research, and consulting on key aspects of the information security services industry to buyers and suppliers in the technology, services, systems integration, and consulting sectors. Also through his role, Mr. Carey frequently engages clients, media and trade press through customized speaking events and has been quoted frequently in various media including, Investors' Business Daily, Business Week and Red Herring. (return to program)
Marian Cody is the Associate Director for EPA's Technical Information Security Staff working under the direction of EPA's Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology. The EPA's Technical Information Security Staff (TISS) manages the Agency's information security program. Marian has been with EPA for 14 years and has served in a variety of functions including policy specialist in EPA's grants office, special assistant to the EPA Administrator and Deputy Administrator, then moving into the Information Resource Management Office working in the data management field. For the last several years, Marian has been working as part of EPA's Security Staff and is the primary manager for implementing the requirements of the Government Information Security Reform Act in EPA as defined by the Office of Management and Budget. She has also served as the Security Office's lead reviewer of requests to open connections through the EPA perimeter for the Agency's program offices. Today Marian will share her experience working to reconnect Agency processes to the Internet. Marian is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a Bachelors Degree in History. (return to program)
Michael Conklin is the Chief Librarian at Main Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., where he has served since 1991. Mike joined Treasury in 1991 as the Reader Services Chief responsible for customer service and collection development. With the reorganization of Treasury's Administrative functions in 1998, he became Chief Librarian, and then in December 1999 the director of the newly formed Information Services Division. Then in July 2001, he began devoting his full attention again on Library and Information Services. Mike's library career began as a reference librarian at Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, followed by reference/ research positions at a U.S. Treasury project at the Saudi Finance Ministry in Riyadh and then at the Joint World Bank-IMF Library before joining Treasury. (return to program)
Ellen Findley began her Federal career with the U.S. Army Material Command then joined the Conservation Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Ellen moved with the Conservation Division, which formed the Minerals Management Agency before returning to the USGS. In the Branch of Technology Assessment, she piloted large acquisitions of technology and worked on streamlining the acquisition of specialized scientific equipment that fell under FIRMR and FAR rules. She also developed systems support projects for the Bureau of Mines, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Office of the Secretary. When the Clinger-Cohen Act took affect, she was accepted into the Information Management Resources College of the National Defense University. Ellen currently serves the USGS Geographic Information Officer as the Acting Chief of Information Resources Management (IRM) providing bureau coordination of services that support the management of USGS IRM policy, records management, privacy, acquisition support, information technology planning, data quality, Section 508, and IRM liaison to the Department and other Federal agencies. She is also the lead for the USGS Document Production Team that is working to respond to various litigation dealing with Indian trust issues. She holds a B.A. in business administration from Marymount University and an M. S. in Information Management from Syracuse University. (return to program)
Stephen H. Kaisler is the Information Technology Advisor Office to the Sergeant At Arms, United States Senate. He is responsible for Strategic IT Planning and modernization of Information systems for the U.S. Senate. He participated in the Senate's Phase I COOP plannign effort and is currently the Senate representative to the Legislative Branch Alternate Computing Facility (ACF) Task Force. He has assisted the Senate Recording Studio and Senate TV in their modernization to an all-digital format. He is assisting the U.S. Capitol Police Business Systems Modernization Office in the modernization of their administrative and law enforcement information systems. He has published numerous technical papers and three books, most recently several papers in enterprise system architecting. Mr. Kaisler is also an Adjunct Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science, George Washington University, where has taught for 24 years. Mr. Kaisler received a B.S in Physics and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He received a D.Sc. in Computer Science from George Washington University with a thesis entitled "Converting Object-Oriented to Process-Oriented Systems: Making Concurrency Explicit". He has previously worked at IIT Research Institute's Tax Systems Modernization Institute, Analytics, DARPA, and the CIA. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the ACM, AAAI, and the American Physical Society. (return to program)
Gary McCone has been the Associate Director for Information Systems at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library (NAL) since 1995. The Information Systems Division (ISD) is responsible for the design and operation of information systems within the National Agricultural Library; the development of long-range plans for the dissemination of electronic information; and inter-agency and intra-agency coordination and planning activities involving information technology.
From August to October 2001, Gary was Acting Director of NAL; a period
that encompassed the attack on the World Trade Center, the Anthrax-through-the-mail
scurrying, as well as September's tornado. (return
Ronald E. Miller is currently on
detail from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), serving as
a senior advisor for information programs in the Homeland Security Transition
Planning Office. Mr. Miller served as FEMA's Chief Information Officer
and Assistant Director for the Information Technology Services Directorate
from October 2001 to September 2002. Mr. Miller managed and operated FEMA's
information technology and telecommunications systems, and provided information
technology and telecommunications services to FEMA and other federal,
state and local agencies when required.
Mr. Miller joined FEMA in June 2001 as the agency's Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Assistant Director for the Information Technology Services Directorate. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Miller was a team leader and information technology project manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa, Fla. He also spent eight years with Science Applications International Corporation in such positions as senior requirements analyst, project manager and division manager at various sites, including Satellite Beach and Tampa, Fla., and Stuttgart, Germany.
Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Air Force as an air intelligence officer,
attaining the rank of Captain. His awards include the Meritorious Service
Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. A native of Lake Charles,
La., Mr. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Texas
Tech University, and a master's degree in international relations from
Troy State University. (return
Susan Mitchell is the Director of Field Operations for the New York Customs Management Center. She oversees Customs operations at JFK Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Port Newark/Elizabeth, the largest container seaport on the East Coast. New York is the largest single operational site for the Customs Service in the United States.
From February 2000 to July 2002, she served as Area Director for U.S. Customs at JFK Airport, the largest Customs air operation in the United States processing over 10 million internationally arriving passengers and seizing over 50,000 pounds of narcotics each fiscal year. From 1997 to 2000, she was the Assistant Area Director, Passenger Operations and Enforcement, at JFK Airport. Prior to that, she worked as the Operations Support Division Director in the Newark/New York Area, Chief Inspector of Operations in the New York Regional Offices, and as a Customs Aid with the U.S. Customs Service at JFK. In 1981, while an inspector at JFK Airport, she discovered the first passenger trying to smuggle narcotics into the United States hidden within her body cavity. This method had never been seen prior to this case, and now is the most frequently seen method of heroin smuggling
Mrs. Mitchell has a degree in Economics from St. Francis College and
has participated in numerous national workgroups, projects and taskforces.
She was a member of the National Partnership Council, the Passenger Leadership
Board, the National Task Force on Whisteblowing and the National NIAP
Task Force. She has represented the Agency in various negotiations, trade
and industry forums, and media events. (return
Kent Smith, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, assists the Director in planning and managing the programs of the Library, the world's largest research library in a single scientific and professional field. The NLM also serves as a national resource for all U.S. health sciences libraries through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Through its research and development programs, the NLM explores the latest application of computer and communications technologies to improve the organization, dissemination, and utilization of biomedical information.
Before assuming his current duties, Mr. Smith served as the Assistant Director for Administration of NLM, and before that was Executive Officer of the Division of Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. In the late 1960s, he served as the first Administrative Officer of the NIH Division of Research Facilities and Resources dealing with the construction of medical research facilities. Early in his career, he was a management intern with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and before joining NIH, was a management and program analyst in the Office of the Secretary, HEW.
Mr. Smith is the current chair of CENDI. He has also served as President of the National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services (NFAIS), President of the International Council of Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), Chair of the Policy Group of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC), and Vice President of the UNESCO General Information Program. He is also a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the American Management Association (AMA), the AAAS and the Cosmos Club.
He has received numerous SES Achievement Awards, the Assistant Secretary for Health Exceptional Achievement Award, NLM Director's Award, the HHS Superior Service Medal, 1997 Medical Library Association President's Award, and the 1998 NFAIS Miles Conrad Lecture. (return to program)
Susan Tarr has served as Executive Director of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) and as Director of FEDLINK (the Federal Library and Information Network) since 1994. The mission of FLICC is to foster excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation and to provide guidance and direction for FEDLINK. The mission of FEDLINK is to serve federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. Both programs are headquartered at the Library of Congress and serve all three branches of the federal government.
Ms. Tarr received her B.A. degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania, her M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and her M.A. in political science from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She began her tenure at the Library of Congress as a special recruit in the LC Intern Program 1974-75; at LC, she has worked in the Congressional Research Service, the former Processing Services department, and the former Constituent Services department. Ms. Tarr became Executive Officer of the Processing Services department in 1983; and from 1986 to 1994, Ms. Tarr served as the Chief of the Cataloging Distribution Service of the Library of Congress, a cost-recovery program that distributes LC cataloging records and systems worldwide. (return to program)
Barry Wheeler is currently a Digital Media Project Coordinator with the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. He works on the infrastructure and business processes supporting the Library's digital conversion projects. Previously Dr. Wheeler was a member of the web team at the FDA Medical Library, served as a Professor of Library and Information Science at Catholic University, and worked as a contractor building digital libraries, record centers and archives. He served on the FLICC IT working group, now the Content Management Working Group and is a rotating member of the FLICC Board. (return to program)