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Dinner Meeting - Auditing Federal IT Systems

When:  Jan 15, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Nation's Capital Chapter
IMA - 100 years and counting
4-5 pm Table Topics
(arrive at 4pm for 1CPE)

"Audit Ready?"

Facilitator: Kathleen Sobieralski
6-7 pm Official Program
(arrive at 5pm for dinner & 1CPE)
“Auditing Federal IT Systems”
Speaker: Glenn Gargan
Event Description:
Are you looking for a New Year's resolution that includes drama, suspense, and even a bit of PG rated romance? Not to worry, our chapter has you covered as we kick-off another exciting year and conclude our journey in the final session of our 4-part IT series loosely entitled, "Accounting in the Information Age." Glenn will have you spell-bound with his true-to-life IT experiences that set him apart as a recognized expert. In fact, IT public sector auditors around the world have benefited from his insights and knowledge as he's helped them develop audit plans and programs unlike any seen or used in the industry.

Glenn's approach is simple; he first identifies four major challenges for IT auditing in the public sector which are: External Threats or Government Initiatives; Diffused authorities and responsibilities; Information security weaknesses; and Systems development methodologies. He then identifies nine critical success factors that should exist to keep IT systems on budget and on track. Lastly, he will walk us through an actual case study that involved criminal prosecutions and sad to say, financial and reputational loss to some innocent people.

Brave the cold and start the year off right with a resolution to continue learning through our Chapter meetings (in a fun way of course) all that you need to know in order to best succeed in today's ever-evolving Information Age! 
Where? New Location

Academic Center
1616 McCormick Dr.
Largo, MD 20774
Metro: Blue or Silver to Largo Town Center Metro Bus 21.
(last bus leaves UMGC Largo Academic Center at 6:46pm) Use Metro trip planner.

Enter and check in and out with security at either entrance

Driving: free easy parking; Exit 17A on the 495 Beltway:
-From the Capital Beltway (I-495/95), merge on to Landover Road/Road/MD-202 via exit 17A toward Upper Marlboro.
-Proceed in right lane, then turn right on McCormick Drive.
-Proceed approximately one-fourth of a mile to 1616 McCormick Drive on the right.

4-5 pm Table Topics (1 CPE) Optional
5-6 pm Registration & Dinner Buffet
6-7 pm Official Program (1 CPE)


Pay by Jan 13:  
$15 IMA Members & Guests
$8 Students

Pay after Jan 13 or at the door: 
$18 IMA Members & Guests
$10 Students


Asian Buffet
Seasonal fruit, Veggies
Smoked Salmon, Cheese
Our Speakers
Glenn Gargan
President & CEO, The Viaggio Corporation
A native Washingtonian, Glenn Gargan received his Undergraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting (with a major in Economics) from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. After graduation, Glenn joined the Entrepreneurial Services and High Technology Group of Ernst & Young, where he was a member of the IPO teams of America Online and Orbital Sciences, as well as a private placement for Starbucks, and was heavily involved in the firm’s venture capital activities. Glenn followed a client from public accounting into the construction industry, where he was a CFO for more than a decade.  

After receiving his MBA from the Smith School, Glenn utilized his experiences to start firms specializing in federal contracting and Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) cost & project consultation to both government and commercial clients. As the Founder and President/CEO of The Viaggio Corporation, Glenn is involved in corporate inception and growth mentorship to minority federal government contractors as a founding partner in several corporations, as well as many Corporate, Mentor, and Advisory Board relationships.  

Glenn is the current President of the Montgomery Village Foundation, with more than 40,000 residents and 12,500 homes. He is also involved with the Project Management Institute as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Land Task Force. He was a Senior Mentor and Chairman of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Graduate Mentor Program (which had more than 400 Mentors and Protégés) for six years; and has judged numerous Smith MBA Case and Venture Capital Business Plan Competitions. Mr. Gargan was previously a Board member of the Smith Advisory and Alumni Chapter Boards, the East Village Homes Corporation, the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Heyman Interages Center, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Consumer Advisory Board, and the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASAB) Public-Private Task Force.

Kathleen Sobieralski
Professor Sobieralski earned her B.S. in Accounting / Business Administration from Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame); an M.B.A from Indiana University (South Bend); and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. She completed the dissertation phase of her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University and currently remains an A.B.D. She brings over 10 ten years of experience teaching and learning at a distance, and manages a curriculum of 21 courses in Undergraduate Accounting for the University of Maryland University College.

Kathleen is a long time educator member of professional organizations including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), American Accounting Association (AAA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), and a founding member of UMUC's IMA Student Chapter.


UMUC Largo Academic Center
1616 McCormick Dr
Largo, MD 20774