ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit

The ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit will be held on June 13, 2018 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

–> Free Government Registration
–>Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase


This educational, one-day symposium examined the Cloud tools and techniques being used by the Federal Government to provide agencies with greater efficiency and cost savings.


The morning session featured speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon included the MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts examined cloud and data center challenge topics.


The event is free to government and full-time academics and qualifies for 7.5 CPE credits from (ISC)², the World’s largest IT security organization.

To learn more about industry participation in the Cloud Technology Showcase, please view the prospectus or contact Jordan Purvis at jpurvis@atarc.org.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Government Chair

Tony Cossa, Director, Cloud Strategy and Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

MITRE Chair
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Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase, Grand Ballroom

–> Free Government Registration
–>Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

Tony Cossa, Director, Cloud Strategy and Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Introduction

Tony Cossa, Director, Cloud Strategy and Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Joanne Collins Smee, Executive Director, Centers of Excellence, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Navigating the Federal Cloud & Data Center Landscape

As agencies consolidate data centers and decide what applications and data to move to the cloud, they must navigate a variety of obstacles. This panel will examine the current cloud & data center landscape within the Federal government and discuss how agencies are navigating an environment of constantly-changing policy, standards, security requirements and technology.

Moderator
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

Panelists

Tony Cossa, Director, Cloud Strategy and Policy, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)


Matt Goodrich
, FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)


Dr. Michaela Iorga, Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, NIST


Dan Pomeroy, Director, DCOI Managing Partner PMO, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

David Nelson, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (pending agency approval)

10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

John Hale, Chief, Enterprise Applications, Defense Information Systems Agency (pending agency approval)

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Susan Shuryn, Cloud Computing Lead, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), U.S. Department of Navy

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Cloud Center of Excellence
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Chad Sheridan
, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Veterans Affairs Cloud Broker Program

Sidney Rodgers, Project Manager, VA OI&T Service Delivery and Engineering, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium
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Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

SESSION TOPICS

1. The Next-Gen Cloud: What should we do to prepare?
Cloud computing was a disruptive technology for the government, but is likely not the final evolution of computation adopted by the government. For example, Hyper-convergence and software defined data centers are shaping the next computation evolution. This session will focus on emerging cloud environments, technologies, and services to help the government “get ahead” of future evolutions in cloud computing.

2. DevSecOps: How can it help handle arising cloud security challenges?
Cloud security continues to be a prominent concern   with government cloud adoption. DevSecOps is an emerging term referring to the notion of having a team-wide process of assessing risk, automating risk testing and security evaluation, and enabling team collaboration on security. This session aims to discuss the applicability of this concept to cloud adoption.

3. Adapting Data Center Policy for Speedy Cloud Migration
As the August 2017 Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit participants shared, the government is typically “good” at using data centers and less so at using cloud environments. This session will encourage the discussion of data center policy versus cloud policy and how the two can influence one another to improve the migration to cloud services and operation between clouds and traditional data centers.

4. From cloud to edge: Handling IoT in the cloud
IoT is becoming a pervasive technology, and is nearly constantly enabled or paired with cloud computing. As adoption of these devices continues, it will be increasingly important for the government to provide cloud services to enable their performance (e.g., via data analysis services). This session focuses on the actions that the government can take to prepare to support IoT. Smart cities, public safety, and traffic are all potential topics in this session.

5. Cloud Computing in Healthcare
Government healthcare organizations are finding themselves in the midst of a shift in the way that healthcare is administered and monitored. Patients’ experiences outside of healthcare as well as new technology is enabling patients to take more ownership of their healthcare. This fundamental transformation of healthcare imposes additional complexity and demands for government on the underlying infrastructure, governance, analytics, and business practices.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

1.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

 

ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase | June 2018

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