|By Bob Gourley||
|January 7, 2014 06:47 PM EST||
By Bob Gourley
On 16 January 2014 the federal Cloud Computing community will be gathering at the Newseum for an exchange of ideas and a continued focus on ways to leverage emerging cloud computing capabilities to the betterment of federal missions. I most strongly endorse this event for anyone seeking to contribute to the dialog on the future of cloud computing in the federal space. Look over the incredible speakers and you will see immediately why this is a must-attend event.
For more and to register see: http://bit.ly/1lxNPFu
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|7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.||
Registration and Breakfast Networking
|8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.||
Congressman Darrell Issa
Congressman Gerald Connolly
|8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||
David L. McClure
|9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||
Considering the Cloud Broker Model
Cloud computing made-to-order and delivered to your doorstep? It’s not that far off – cloud brokers are serving up IT services, enabling a cost-effective delivery model for agencies to acquire the technology solutions they need. Cloud brokerage promises to expedite contracting, acquisitions and procurement to make cloud more practical for government agencies, and to increase governance of cloud IT. Better yet, cloud brokers can also share the collective experience of cloud implementations across multiple customers; yet, the model is still fairly new and leaves many questions unanswered. What types of agencies and IT systems would benefit most from the broker model? Would cloud brokers be regulated through a FedRAMP-like system in the future? What are the responsibilities of agency vs. broker?
Dr. Tim Rudolph
|10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||
|10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||
Accelerating Cloud through FedRAMP
Federal agencies recognize cloud adoption as a necessity and now need to consider how to accelerate the implementation process. With most government agencies switching to the cloud, a shared atmosphere should be embraced. After all, why re-do the work of your peers? Sharing is caring – and FedRAMP is the platform for accelerated acceptance. Will outsourcing the 3PAO process expedite industry approvals? What are the best strategies for agencies sharing cloud contracts? And how can agencies boost their preferred vendors through the approval process?
Emery Csulak (confirming)
|11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||
|11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||
Leveraging Public and Private Platforms
Public or private? That is the question. But why not make the best of both clouds and leverage public, private, community, and hybrid platforms – now there’s the rub. Combining different cloud platforms can provide your agency with the security it needs, while also achieving the power, flexibility, and cost savings the Federal government demands. So how do you determine which platform fits your agency best? How can you make your cloud investment wisely? What are the considerations for ensuring compatibility with legacy systems?
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||
Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch