Wannabe Chief Yes Officers, Plywood Leadership, and More

In case you missed Government Executive Media Group's Excellence in Government conference last month, our events team has created a virtual conference page where you can access all of the sessions online. So you missed the fancy chocolate concoctions at the dessert bar -- you can still find out what Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker had to say about when employees might be able to use some personal computing devices, like iPads and smartphones, to access department information (he's aiming for October).

Baker, who says he aspires to be the Chief Yes Officer when it comes to granting employees permission to use new technologies for department work, spoke at length about the challenges of balancing security, accountability and technological innovation.

Other speakers included several agency CIOs and key players at the Office of Management and Budget. And if you want to know about plywood leadership, you'll have to listen to retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal's speech. To register for the free event, click here.