Agenda

All times EST and subject to change

10:05 AM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Spotlight

Supporting the Future Foundations of Government Technology

Sid Sripada, Director, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (CoE), GSA

Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Frank Konkel, Executive Editor, Nextgov

Description

The recent pandemic has imposed a new normal, and everything from home delivery services to remote medicine has been revolutionized by cloud services. Now leaders are struggling to tackle both the latest advances in technology as well as finding secure ways to protect user data. How can agencies do both in 2021 and successfully manage outcomes? During this session, we’ll explore the ways technology leaders are reimagining the cloud and identifying new opportunities in multi-cloud development.

On Demand

10:35 AM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Underwritten

Bridging the Clouds You Have to the Experience You Want

Marcus Moffett, Senior Director, System Engineering and Architectures & CTO US Public Sector, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Description

A Session presented Our Elite Underwriter, Cisco

Migration to the cloud has accelerated tremendously as workplaces extend outside their traditional four walls and workforces moves to a hybrid model. Government agencies are working to reimagine their applications, transform their infrastructure, secure their data, and empower their teams. Hear from Cisco’s Marcus Moffett as he shares how to connect users and devices to applications and data through a world-class and industry-compliant security, networking and collaboration platform so employees and those you serve are provided with an engaging and inclusive experience in a cloud-first world.

On Demand

10:55 AM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Editorial

Addressing the Future of Cyber Resilience

Adarryl M. Roberts, Program Executive Officer, Defense Logistics Agency

Sharon Woods, Executive Director, Cloud Computing Program Office, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One

Description

Delays in getting large enterprise-wide cloud projects up and running are hindering long-term Pentagon objectives around cybersecurity and AI, and forcing some operations to seek cloud work-arounds. Now, two years since the release of DoD’s cloud strategy, progress across the three cloud pillar programs – milCloud 2.0, the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) program, and the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program – has been much slower than expected. With the DoD’s Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO) now fully integrated into DISA, what can our defence departments expect in 2021?

On Demand

11:30 AM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Underwritten

Protect Your Cloud by End Point Security

Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

George Jackson, Director of Events, Government Executive Media Group

Description

A Session presented Our Elite Underwriter, HP | Intel 

Software and network security are not enough anymore to protect endpoints across an organization. With the increasing transition to cloud services and adaptive workplace solutions that connect users and data, organizations need to focus on a holistic approach to secure their entire network cybersecurity infrastructure. By focusing on protection measures like Zero Trust, micro-virtualization, physical security steps such as tamper proofing, organizations can defend themselves and their end users from targeted attacks without compromising security or productivity. In this session listen to Dr. Thomas Gardner discuss what it takes to keep your organization secure now and into the future.

On Demand

11:45 AM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Editorial

Importance of Security Logging

Rep. Jim Langevin, Representative, (D-RI-2), U.S. House of Representatives

Mariam Baksh, Staff Correspondent, Nextgov

Description

In the recent SolarWinds hack, perpetrators exploited a weakness in Microsoft's cloud-hosted Office 365 accounts and moved laterally to other parts of organizations’ systems. Basic cloud security features would have helped mitigate the hack, but most users possess rudimentary security logging. Lacking the capability to comprehensively track and monitor activity across the entire enterprise. This, in turn, prevents true cloud security. Why aren't basic cloud security features enabled by default? In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of logging capabilities and the necessary steps required to help security teams respond to future cyberthreats.

On Demand

1:15 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Editorial

Challenges in the Next Normal: Cloud Optimization

Ann Kim, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Education

Sanjay Gupta, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, SBA

Aaron Boyd, Senior Editor, Technology & Events, Nextgov

Description

The federal government has been consumed with responding to the pandemic and its resulting effects on how work gets done. Earlier methods of adopting cloud services followed a “Cloud First” approach, which called for the utilization of cloud services. In contrast, the newer “Cloud Smart” strategy calls for a more intelligent approach, which requires a better assessment of the necessity to replace obsolete applications with cloud solutions. As the federal government looks ahead, what cloud computing trends are moving agency modernization forward?

On Demand

1:55 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Underwritten

Citizens First: How Federal & State Agencies Collaborate with Cloud

Bob Nevins, Director of State and Local Government Strategy, Oracle

Gindy Feeser, Strategic Client Executive, US Department of Health and Human Services, Oracle

George Jackson, Director of Events, Government Executive Media Group

Description

A Session presented Our Elite Underwriter, Oracle

The COVID-19 crisis has spotlighted the symbiotic relationship between federal and state agencies charged with delivering vital services and funding to constituents across the country. Oracle’s enterprise-grade cloud structure has provided the foundation for citizens to report vaccine side effects and receive second dose reminders as well as ensure access to critical needs such as cash, food and healthcare. 

On Demand

2:10 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Editorial

Lessons in State and Local Leadership: Developing a Resilient Cloud Strategy

John Hoffman, Chief Technology Officer & Deputy State Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources

Duane Schell, Chief Technology Officer, North Dakota Department of Information Technology

Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

Description

Getting to the cloud is an important first step in IT modernization, and many state governments are well into that journey. However, the cloud is a moving target and there can be a tendency to assume the cloud provider will manage usage and keep things locked down. How do local agencies navigate this new digital environment while continuing to answer the call to modernize? In this session, join state and local technology leaders on how they’re accelerating their cloud transformation initiatives to meet the challenges of today while also preparing for the unknown of tomorrow.

On Demand

2:55 PM EST

Tuesday, May 18

Underwritten

Low-code, automation, citizen developers, data anywhere...how do you secure emerging technology trends in the cloud?

Natalie Carey, Senior Director - Federal Civilian Practice, Appian Corporation

Vishal Hanjan, Industry Lead - U.S. State and Local Government, Appian

Description

A Session presented Our Elite Underwriter, Appian

In this session, you will hear how Appian is not only the most compliant platform but how we are also the most secure. Learn about Appian’s security features, certifications, and best practices to ensure tight security, and regulatory compliance,  while maintaining performance when running your mission-critical workflows on Appian Cloud.

On Demand