Start: 2010-10-28, Publication: 2010-12-08


Paragraph 3602(f)(4) of P.L. 107-347, the Electronic Government Act of 2002 (eGov Act), signed into law on December 17, 2002, requires the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government to: promote innovative uses of information technology by agencies, particularly initiatives involving multiagency collaboration, through support of pilot projects, research, experimentation, and the use of innovative technologies, which supports the mission of the ETS.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Emerging Technology Subcommittee


The Emerging Technology Subcommittee (ETS) is a formally chartered sub-organization of the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee (AIC), which is a subset of the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council. The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 authorizes the Federal CIO Council. The ETS will work in conjunction with the AIC and its subcommittees to provide support to the efforts of the Federal CIO Council.


  • Walt Okon
    • Co-Chair (Performer)Co-Chairs will have the following responsibilities: (1) Receive and, as appropriate, request direction from the AIC co-chairs on ET activities, projects, and priorities. (2) Convey to the AIC co-chairs the results and work outputs of the ETS. (3) Solicit feedback from the AIC co-chairs on the outputs of the ETS. (4) Solicit support (funding, staffing, volunteers, shared services, etc.) for the activities of the ETS. (5) Promote and foster widespread awareness (government wide and throughout the IT industry) of the role of the ETS, the availability and role of the site, and the conduct of the ET workshops. (6) Convey to the ETS membership direction from the AIC co-chairs. (7) Solicit from the ETS membership input for conveyance to the AIC co-chairs. (8) Regularly (e.g., monthly or quarterly) review submissions to the site to identify ET components and specifications that meet the goals outlined in the Purpose section of the ETS Charter.

  • MembershipMembership will compromise of individuals interested in particular emerging technologies.
    •  (Performer, Beneficiary)These individuals will come together during quarterly workshops to determine which emerging technologies should be awarded stewardship and which technologies should be included in the stage 3 and stage 4 process of as outlined in the Charter.

    • Staff (Performer)Staff Support shall be distinguished from Membership, as a core group of individuals involved in the day-to-day processes behind the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee.

    • Emerging Technology Subcommittee Program Manager (Performer)o Reports to and coordinates with the ETS Co-Chairs on activities, projects, and priorities. o Conveys to the ETS Co-Chairs the results and work outputs of the ETS. o Solicits support (funding, staffing, volunteers, shared services, etc.) for the activities of the ETS and registered components. o Facilities the management of and works with the Program Manager and Webmaster to coordinate appropriate changes and determine which technologies should be promoted in the process. o Works in conjunction with the rest of the support staff to promote the Emerging Technologies agenda, mission, values and technologies. o Oversees the management of approved technologies. o Coordinates with the ETS Logistical Coordinator items pertaining to the Workshops. E.g. Agenda, attendee lists, speakers, location, follow up, etc.

  • Jim Disbrow
    • ET. gov Program Manager (Performer)o Review proposed submissions to ensure they are appropriate for indexing on the site and approve/disapprove them accordingly; o Update and maintain explanatory content and links on the site as appropriate; o Call to the attention of the ETS co-chairs ET components and specifications that may warrant promotion to Stage 3 and Stage 4; o Coordinate with the ET Workshop Convener(s) to: - Identify components and specifications registered at that may warrant consideration at the workshops, and - Encourage speakers and participants at the workshops to register at components and specifications of interest to them. o Coordinate with the site hosting manager as necessary to ensure the ongoing availability and operation of the site - If any additional developmental resources are provided, oversee enhancement of the site to address as yet unmet requirements and - Encourage the development and use of services provided by others to meet those requirements as well as to leverage and extend the information provided in the submissions (e.g., through to serve specialized communities of interest in ways that may not have been envisioned yet.

  • Owen Ambur
    • ET.Gov Webmaster (Performer)o Maintain content on the site, including the text and links; o Review submissions for propriety (not quality or merit) for indexing on the site; and o Coordinate the resolution of technical problems with the site host and site developer Work in conjunction with the Program Manager to facilitate requests and changes.

  • Ernie Lucier
    • Logistical Coordinator (Performer)o Determine, publish, and disseminate the agenda for each workshop; o Encourage potential speakers and other participants to register at emerging technology components and specifications of interest to them; o Schedule workshop speakers; o Coordinate workshop logistics, including support for remote participants; o Facilitate the dialog at each workshop; o Encourage attendees to participate in collaboration sites (as documented in Stage 2 on the site) for ET components and specifications of interest to them and their organizations; o Ensure that the key points raised at each workshop are documented and published on the Web, particularly potential actions that might be taken by the ETS; o Report key findings, meeting metrics (e.g., numbers of participants) and potential follow-up actions at ETS meetings.

  • Staff support will be provided through volunteers and staff provided by the ETS Co-Chairs.
    • ETS Support Staff (Performer)o Drafting and disseminating ETS meeting agendas, minutes, and action items; o Providing logistics for ETS meetings, including support for remote participants; o Putting ETS outputs in proper form for transmittal to the AIC and other stakeholders; o Receiving and transmitting to the ETS membership information disseminated by the co-chairs of the ETS; and o Receiving and transmitting to the ETS co-chairs input and information provided by the members of the subcommittee.