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The Intersection of Government and Technology

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When you think of Washington, D.C., you automatically think of the Government, right? Tech in Motion ( thought it would be interesting to look at the role technology plays in the government. This topic will be addressed from the point of view of the individuals who are part of government technology initiatives and companies that work alongside the government on a daily basis. Our panelists are going to delve into the intersection of Technology and the Government by discussing how technology has impacted government, for better or worse, to give the US its competitive edge. We’ve found some great influencers to give their insight and experiences.

Moderating this event:

Colby Hochmuth, Tech Reporter for FedScoop

Colby Hochmuth is FedScoop's tech reporter and covers open data, cloud, mobile, big data and emerging technologies. Colby has been with FedScoop since May 2013 and has extensively covered the administration, White House policy, tech-related legislation and overall federal IT trends. She regularly profiles leaders in the community ranging from members of Congress, agency chief information officers, industry leaders and White House officials. During her college career, Colby interned at The Hill newspaper, CNN, Fox News, the CBS Evening News and NY 1 News.


Goldy Kamali (, CEO FedScoop (

Goldy Kamali is founder and CEO of FedScoop, a Government IT media company and the community’s platform for collaboration and education through news, events, radio and TV. Prior to launching FedScoop, Goldy spent over 12 years in leadership roles in the tech industry most recently as Executive Director of the American Electronics Association- the largest tech association in the country where she led the association’s Government and Commercial Markets Group and worked closely with C-Level executives from the tech industry and government agencies. Prior to AeA, Goldy spent a decade as a top performer in the tech industry holding significant sales and executive management positions where she negotiated and closed multi-million dollar contracts.

Gadi Ben-Yehuda (, Director of Innovation and Social Media IBM Center for the Business of Government (

In the four years that Mr. Ben-Yehuda has been with the Center, he has been a speaker, panelist and moderator for events with State Department, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and other agencies. He has also delivered presentations both nationally and internationally, at SxSW Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, the Global eGovernment Forum in Seoul, South Korea, and conferences in venues ranging from Washington, DC, to New York City, and Las Vegas, NV, to Burlington, VT. He is a prolific writer, with articles appearing on the Center’s blog, in Government Executive and Fast CoExist. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Vine. Prior to his current position, Gadi was was a Web Strategist for the District of Columbia's Office of the chief Technology Officer (OCTO). Additionally, Gadi has taught creative, expository, and Web writing for more than 10 years to university students, private-sector professionals, and soldiers, including Marines at the Barracks at 8th and I in Washington, DC. Gadi is also a member of ACT-IAC.

Nate Nash (, CEO GovTribe (

Nate Nash has been actively building, implementing, and managing technology projects within the government industry since 2000. He has successfully delivered technology projects to the US Agency for International Development, the Department of State, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Defense. After becoming frustrated with the tools available to operate within the federal contracting market, he struck out on his own with two colleagues to form GovTribe. GovTribe is a market research company that provides insight into the world of federal contracting through mobile applications, custom reporting, and custom interface development. He is the Chief Executive Officer of GovTribe and is primarily responsible for iOS development, corporate strategy, and user adoption. When not beating his head against the wall of Objective-C, he enjoys bourbon, bacon, and a touch of CrossFit.

Jessica Milcetich (, Social Media and Digital Strategist at the GSA (

Jessica Milcetich is a social media and digital strategist at the General Services Administration. She pioneered the use of social media at GSA’s Federal Citizen Information Center, and manages all social media for FCIC’s well-known website Since starting with, Jessica has been responsible for managing the organization's presence in the ever-changing world of social media. Her agency was the first federal agency to use Tumblr, and her role helps provide social media assistance for millions of people with questions on how to navigate the complexities of the federal government. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism and a huge Terps fan. When she's not busy working or cheering for the Terps, Jessica spends her time training for marathons and triathlons


6:00pm Meet and Greet

6:30pm Panel Discussion Begins

7:30pm Q&A

8:00pm Networking at nearby bar

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, Workbridge Associates ( and Jobspring Partners ( for their generous financial support.

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