President Obama appointed Kshemendra Paul as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), and Mr. Paul assumed the position on July 6, 2010. The Program Manager has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE. The Program Manager also co-chairs the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Inter-agency Policy Committee (ISA-IPC).

Mr. Paul is a recognized leader across the public sector championing best practices for information sharing and access. He brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing government- wide information technology systems, standards, and architectures, as well as working with State and local officials on information sharing standards and architecture.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Paul served as the Federal Chief Architect in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where he led Federal enterprise architecture (FEA) activities and chaired committees responsible for leading initiatives such as inter-operability across networks and databases used by front-line law enforcement, homeland security, military, intelligence, and foreign affairs personnel nationwide. Mr. Paul also led several successful Presidential directed government- wide initiatives that promoted innovation and transparency within the government including, the Federal migration to IPv6, and start-up work for

Mr. Paul began his work in the Federal government at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2005 where he served as Chief Architect. While at DOJ, he led delivery and initial adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) across the national public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security sectors – an effort that has been highlighted as a critical component of the ISE’s success. In this role he led efforts around data standards and inter-operability across Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector stakeholders.

He has been recognized by his peers for his work with NIEM and his work with cross-government leadership helping agencies improve performance through the use of information – by Federal Computer Week as one of the Federal 100 in 2009 and 2006; with the Justice Management Division Collaboration Award in 2007; by Computer World as one of the Premier 100 in 2008; and with the 2010 Excellence in Enterprise Architect (EA) Award for Individual Leadership in EA Practice, Promotion, and Professionalization.

Before joining the Federal Government, Mr. Paul was Group Architect and Product Manager with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (previously NASD). Earlier in his career he worked in a variety of technology product and service companies in entrepreneurial, technology development and management, and leadership roles.

Mr. Paul received his M.S.E.E. (1987), B.S.E.E (honors, 1984), and B.S. (Mathematics, 1984) from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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impact government agencies and other sectors? What is the affect on the efficiency and effectiveness of government? Are we facing a fiscal cliff or slope? We will explore these questions and much more with Professor Phil Joyce, author of the new IBM Center report, The Costs of Budget Uncertainty: Analyzing the Impact of Late Appropriations.


Philip Joyce is Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership in the Maryland School of Public Policy. Professor Joyce’s teaching and research interests include public budgeting, performance measurement, and intergovernmental relations. He is the author of The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and coauthor of two books—Government Performance: Why Management Matters (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and Public Budgeting Systems, 9th Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2013) . He is the author of more than 50 other publications (including book chapters and articles), appearing in journals such as the Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting & Finance, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Administration and Society, and the Handbook of Government Budgeting. His 1993 article, “Using Performance Measures for Federal Budgeting: Proposals and Prospects” was reprinted in Classics of Public Administration (1997).

Professor Joyce is Editor of Public Budgeting & Finance, is a Past President of the American Association of Budget and Program Analysis and is a Past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Center on Accountability and Performance (CAP). Professor Joyce is the recipient of a number of grants since 2000 from The Pew Charitable Trusts, focusing on the performance of state governments and federal agencies. The highest profile grant funded his participation in the Government Performance Project, which evaluated the performance of state governments, including their management of money, people, infrastructure, and information. He also was the Principal Investigator on the Pew-funded Federal Performance Project, which undertook a similar evaluation of federal agencies between 2000 and 2002.

In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, Dr. Joyce has been on the faculty of The George Washington University, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and the University of Kentucky. He also has 12 years of public sector work experience, including four years with the Illinois Bureau of the Budget and five years with the United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In 1992, he received the CBO Director’s Award for Distinguished Service. He received his PhD. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, his MPA from Penn State University, and his bachelor’s degree from Thiel College, Greenville, PA.

Dr. Joyce is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Aaron Wildavsky Award for lifetime scholarship in public budgeting and finance, the Elmer Staats Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Joseph Wholey Award from the American Society for Public Administration. He has done extensive volunteer work in his local community of Arlington, Virginia, including recently serving as Chair of the Budget Advisory Council to the Arlington County School Board. He has consulted and lectured internationally, both as an individual and for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. This consulting work has taken him to Bulgaria, China, Guyana, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, and Slovenia.

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Jane E. Fountain is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, she served for 16 years on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is the founder and Director of the National Center for Digital Government and the Science, Technology and Society Initiative, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Professor Fountain has been the Chair and Vice Chair and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. She serves on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Innovation, served on the American Bar Association blue ribbon Commission on the Future of e-Rulemaking and has been a member of several advisory bodies for organizations including the Social Science Research Council, the Internet Policy Institute, and the National Science Foundation. She has given keynote addresses and worked with intergovernmental institutions including the World Bank and the European Commission, and research and policy organizations in Japan, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Chile, Estonia, the UK, France, Hungary, Slovenia, New Zealand, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Fountain is the author or co-editor of works including The Future of Government: Lessons Learned from around the World (co-authored with the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government, World Economic Forum, 2011), which has been translated into Arabic and Russian; Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change (Brookings Institution Press, 2001), which was awarded an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish; Digital Government: Advancing a Social Science Research Agenda (NCDG, 2002); and Proposition 2 ½: Its Impact on Massachusetts (co-edited with L. E. Susskind, OGH, 1983). Her articles have been published in scholarly journals including Governance, Technology in Society, Science and Public Policy, the National Civic Review, and the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Fountain has a Ph.D. from Yale University, in Organizational Behavior and in Political Science, and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities. She has been a Yale Fellow, a Mellon Fellow, and Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is an inaugural Fellow of the Information Technology and Politics section of the APSA and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

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Nani Coloretti was appointed as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Management by President Obama on November 15, 2012. In this role, she advises the Secretary of the Treasury on the development and execution of Treasury’s budget and strategic plans and the internal management of the department and its bureaus. In July 2012, President Obama appointed Coloretti as Member of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.

Coloretti served as the Treasury Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget since 2009 and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Management since April 2012. After the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2010, she helped stand-up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, serving as the Acting Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Coloretti spent four years as a policy advisor and budget director in San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office, where she led the development and implementation of San Francisco’s $6.2 billion dollar annual budget and supported reputable program development in several areas including health care. In years prior, she served as a consultant at the Law and Economics Consulting Group, a health financing and budget analyst in the Clinton Administration’s Office of Management and Budget, and a budget analyst for the State of Hawaii.

Ms. Coloretti is a recipient of the National Public Service Award, the Public Policy and International Affairs Achievement Award, and the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Public Policy from University of California at Berkeley.

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