Saving Taxpayer Dollars through Better Software Management

Citizens Against Government Waste

Saving Taxpayer Dollars through Better Software Management

When: Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Software Management Necessary To Save Taxpayer Dollars


Sound software procurement policy, particularly under current fiscal constraints, requires agencies to purchase only what they need and to fully use what they already have.  But lack of information on software assets and usage impairs decision making on software purchases and contract renewals.

Advanced software asset management tools are available that can assist agencies in better managing their software inventory.  CAGW will moderate a discussion with policy experts who will explain how agencies can improve software license management and make better procurement decisions to save taxpayer dollars.


Steven I. Cooper
Partner, The Strativest Group, LLC
Former Chief Information Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, and
Former Chief Information Officer for the Aviation Traffic Organization at the Federal Aviation Administration

Eric B. Cho
Procurement Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, and
Detailee for Acquisition Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Moderated by

Deborah Collier
Director of Technology Policy, Citizens Against Government Waste


Steven I. Cooper
Mr. Cooper is a partner and founding member of Strativest, LLC.  Along with 20 years experience in the private sector, Mr. Cooper was appointed in 2002 as a special assistant to the President and served as the senior director for information integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security.  In 2003, he was appointed as the first chief information officer for the Department of Homeland Security, where he had responsibility for all information technology assets supporting 190,000 personnel and 22 agencies.  In September 2009, Mr. Cooper returned to federal service as the chief information officer for the Air Traffic Organization at the Federal Aviation Administration.  Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and has held certification as a certified Computer Professional from the Institute of Certified Computer Professionals.

Eric B. Cho
Mr. Cho is a procurement analyst at the Department of Homeland Security and is currently a detailee at the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.  Eric’s former roles include Director of Acquisition Operations at GSA/FAS Integrated Technology Services (2011-12), detailee at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2008-10), and staff for the Acquisition Advisory (SARA) Panel (2005-07).  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the George Washington University School of Law.  He is a member of the bar in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Deborah Collier
Deborah Collier serves as the Technology Policy Director for Citizens Against Government Waste, a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters nationwide.  Ms. Collier specializes in information technology (IT) and telecommunications policy, with a primary focus on cloud computing, IT procurement, information security, data privacy, broadband spectrum allocations, network neutrality, cable industry issues, e-commerce, and emerging technologies. or (202) 467-5319

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