Ethical Oversight of AI in Federal Agencies

January 18, 2024 | Chapter Event

January 18, 5:30pm, EST - 9:30pm, EST

LMI Building, 7940 Jones Branch Dr. Tysons, VA 22102



Please join the HIMSS National Capital Area (NCA) chapter for our January event. This month we will be discussing the hot topic of Ethical Oversight in Federal Artificial Intelligence (AI). The program will include representatives at the federal level who will discuss the oversight they provide and their evaluation of the AI use cases that they encounter. We will hear about their strategies to keep AI ethical, without inhibiting their agencies' individual development. Out of respect for the panelists, we will not touch on any pending or unsigned policies on this topic in any capacity.


Early Bird Registration closes on January 15, 2024.


  • 5:30 - 6:15pm - Networking
  • 6:15 - 6:30pm - Welcome & Announcements
  • 6:30 - 7:30pm - Program
  • 7:30 - 9:30pm - Networking


Location: LMI Building

7940 Jones Branch Dr. Tysons, VA 22102





Nathan Manzotti

Data & Analytics Lead, GSA

Nathan Manzotti has over 10 years of public sector experience. Mr. Manzotti has a proven track record of breaking down organizational silos, using digital solutions to reduce manual workloads, and enabling better data driven decision making. Prior to joining CoE, Mr. Manzotti's worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection modernizing legacy reporting systems and overseeing feature development on systems used by the Office of Field Operations for official statistical reporting. As part of the Data & Analytics CoE, Mr. Manzotti will work closely with partner agencies to improve data lifecycle management and data governance best practices.






Travis Hoppe

Associate Director for Data Science & Analytics, CDC

Travis Hoppe is the Associate Director for Data Science and Analytics at the National Center for Health Statistics within the Centers for Disease Control. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Drexel University, and served his post-docs at the National Institutes of Health. He serves as the CDC representative for the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) for AI/ML, a standing member of the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM), and leads research, development, and policy work on AI at the CDC.



Jeffery Smith

Deputy Director, Certification & Testing Division, ONC

Jeffery Smith is the Deputy Division Director within the Certification & Testing Division in the Office of Technology at ONC where he oversees and implements policies related to the ONC Health IT Certification Program. He has served in this capacity since 2020, where he manages a team of nearly 20, spanning tools and testing, program administration, and conformance review functions. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Public Policy at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) where he served as lead government affairs liaison to federal agency and congressional staff on matters related to health IT and health informatics.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Economics and a Secondary Major in International Studies from Kansas State University. He also holds a Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he specialized in healthcare policy, technology policy, and federal financial management. Mr. Smith is the author of several academic papers, published in JAMIA and Applied Clinical Informatics. He also authored a chapter on Public Policy for Clinical Research Informatics 3rd Edition.