About ATARC

Collaboration

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for Federal government (IC, DoD & Civilian), academia and industry to identify, discuss and resolve emerging technology challenges.

Development

ATARC introduces innovative technologies and ideas from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.

Partnership

ATARC holds strategic relationships with the MITRE Corporation, which operates FFRDCs, as well as FFRDCs such as MIT Lincoln Labs and Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute.

ATARC Government Advisory Board

Walter Bigelow

Walter Bigelow

DOJ ATF

Walter's Biography

Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy

DOJ USTP

Michael's Biography

Edward Dowgiallo

Edward Dowgiallo

DOT

Edward's Biography

Rolando Estrada

Rolando Estrada

DHA

Rolando's Biography

Denise Hill

Denise Hill

DOE

Denise's Biography

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

OMB

Bill's Biography

Luwanda Jones

Luwanda Jones

VA

Luwanda's Biography

Trey Kennedy

Trey Kennedy

GSA (Invited)

Trey's Biography

Robert Lahmann

Robert Lahmann

SEC

Robert's Biography

David Larrimore

David Larrimore

DHS ICE

David's Biography

Carlo Lucchesi

Carlo Lucchesi

FBI

Carlo's Biography

David Peters

David Peters

GSA

David's Biography

John Sprague

John Sprague

NASA

John's Biography

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

USDA NASS

Ron's Biography

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

GSA

Mike's Biography

ATARC Industry Advisory Board

Gail Azaroff

Gail Azaroff

Pluralsight

Gail's Biography

Leslie Barry

Leslie Barry

SNAP

Leslie's Biography

Brian Bonacci

Brian Bonacci

Equinix

Brian's Biography

Natalie Carey

Natalie Carey

Valiant Solutions

Natalie's Biography

Sarah Fahden

Sarah Fahden

LightFeather.io

Sarah's Biography

Ivette Granier-Smith

Ivette Granier-Smith

ASRC Federal

Ivette's Biography

John Guh

John Guh

Perspecta

John's Biography

Karina Homme

Karina Homme

Microsoft

Karina's Biography

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

Check Point Software

Frank's Biography

Nick Murray

Nick Murray

Splunk

Nick's Biography

Darryl Peek

Darryl Peek

Salesforce

Darryl's Biography

Kim Reinke

Kim Reinke

Redhorse Corporation

Kim's Biography

David Rubin

David Rubin

Microsoft

David's Biography

Bill Rucker

Bill Rucker

Trustwave

Bill's Biography

Sanjay Sardar

Sanjay Sardar

SAIC

Sanjay's Biography

Simon Szykman

Simon Szykman

Attain

Simon's Biography

Michael Vogel

Michael Vogel

Perspecta

Michael's Biography

Frontis Wiggins III

Frontis Wiggins III

Northrop Grumman

Frontis' Biography

Gary Williams

Gary Williams

Booz Allen Hamilton

Gary's Biography

David Yang

David Yang

Incentive Technology

David's Biography

ATARC Emeritus Advisory Board

Adriane Burton

Adriane Burton

HRSA

Adriane's Biography

Ann-Marie Clark

Ann-Marie Clark

AMC Consulting

Ann-Marie's Biography

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

GSA

John's Biography

ATARC Leadership Team

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

President

Tom's Biography

Bill Suder

Bill Suder

Vice President

Bill's Biography

Tim Harvey

Tim Harvey

Engagement Director

Tim's Biography

Our History

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) and The Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) announced their merger on May 31, 2018.

The merger brought together two non-profits with similar goals that provide professional development and collaborative forums for Federal government, academia and industry to identify, discuss and resolve emerging technology challenges.

GITEC Board Members who voted to merge with ATARC were: Michelle Barr, HUD; Walter Bigelow, ATF; Adriane Burton, HSRC; Rolando Estrada, DHA; Denise Hill, DOE; Luwanda Jones, VA; Robert Lahmann, SEC; Carlo Lucchesi, FBI; Darryl Peek, DHS; Chad Sheridan, USDA RMA; John Sprague, NASA; and Natasha Varlack, USDA AMS.

GITEC was established in response to a June 28, 1966 White House memorandum to provide a forum through which Senior Level Government and Industry Executives could share and collaborate in an open forum on Information Technology (IT) ideas, challenges, and successes.

For over 50 years, GITEC organized and structured an impressive array of initiatives to focus on vital and timely issues affecting the direction and future of IT, including executive seminars, workgroups, summits, committees, and for 25 years, GITEC hosted the annual Information Processing Interagency Conference.

Beginning with its 25th anniversary in 2009, GITEC changed its focus to reflect a new era for IT professionals and a new Administration.  In March of 2010, GITEC hosted its first GITEC Summit.

Similar to GITEC, ATARC expanded from its original focus.

Created in September of 2012, the Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center (AMARC) was formed in response to the Digital Government Strategy, which was released earlier that year. AMARC founder Tom Suder played a prominent role in the formation of the DGS and created ATARC to continue the dialogue between government, industry and academia.

AMARC hosted a pair of Federal Mobile Computing Summits before being asked by the General Services Administration in 2013 to hold additional events on the topics of Cloud Computing and IT Networks.

As AMARC’s collaborative focus changed from Mobile to Federal IT, so too did its name. In early 2014, Suder renamed AMARC the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and within the next year, ATARC expanded its portfolio to include Cybersecurity, DevOps, Data & Analytics and Health IT events.

In 2017, ATARC published a 235-page report to the American Technology Council and Federal CIO Council entitled Navigating the Future of Mobile Services. Produced in the spirit of the Digital Government Strategy and in conjunction with the cross-agency Mobile Services Category Team, the report was a collaborative effort between more than 160 people representing 75 agencies, bureaus and companies.

in 2018, ATARC published its 25th White Paper in conjunction with MITRE as outputs from events in the ATARC Federal IT Summit Series.

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