ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit

The ATARC Federal Cloud & Data Center Summit will be held on August 3, 2017 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

This educational, one-day symposium will examine how the Federal government is utilizing cloud and data center technology to increase efficiency and reduce cost.

For information on industry participation in the ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase, please e-mail Jordan Purvis at jpurvis@atarc.org.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

Government Chair

Roopangi Kadakia, Chief Cloud Strategist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

Industry Chair

Todd Gagorik, Senior Manager – Federal Solutions, Amazon Web Services

MITRE Chair
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Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)


Todd Gagorik, Senior Manager – Federal Solutions, Amazon Web Services

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Introduction

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

Rob Foster
, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Navy (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Federal Cloud & Data Center Outlook

As Cloud Computing continues to gain greater traction within the Federal Government, but how are agencies actually utilizing this technology? What are the different types of Cloud services and what is their respective adoption rate? Which applications are being migrated to the Cloud and which applications are staying in-house? How are agencies securing these Cloud solutions? What impact has the Cloud made in efficiency and cost savings?

Moderator

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center

Panelists

Jason Hess, Chief, Cloud Security, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (pending agency approval)


Roopangi Kadakia, Chief Cloud Strategist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Christopher Wlaschin, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pending agency approval)

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Briefing on ATARC Cloud & Data Center Working Group

Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium
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Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

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.

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

1. Innovation Challenges in the Cloud & Data Center Environment
Commercial cloud environments as well as on-premise data centers are prevalent in the government despite cloud receiving more attention, recently. Both require innovation to be as effective as possible and to advance. However, barriers such as policy, rate of acquisition, and others can prevent innovation from occurring in cloud and data centers. This session will explore those barriers, opportunities to overcome them, and establish recommendation for improving the government’s ability to advance the state of innovation in cloud and data center environment.

MITRE Lead

Greg Barmine, Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE

2. After the Migration: Pairing DevOps with Cloud Services
While most organizations begin their cloud journey with a decision of whether or not to migrate and how to migrate, many organizations have not thought about how to effectively operate after the migration. In this session, participants will discuss how operational dynamics should change to better suit a cloud environment, the operations (O&M and DevOps) that should be optimized using cloud services, and selecting which cloud services and capabilities should be adopted to enhance the organization’s cloud usage.

MITRE Lead

Sunny Anand, Lead Systems Engineer, MITRE

3. The Impact of Standards on Government Cloud Usage
With increasing oversight, requirements, and standards for information and IT access in the government, cloud computing is surely impacted. However, the extent to which cloud use will be impacted and the changes that must occur are still unknown. In this session, participants will discuss the impact of changes to two-factor authentication (2FA), FedRAMP, and other policy and standards changes that impact government cloud use and adoption.

MITRE Lead

Mari Spina, Principal Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE

4. Measuring the True Cost of Cloud
There are multiple ways to measure the cost and return on investment of adopting or migrating to a cloud environment. For example, common methods include migration costs or yearly operating costs. This session will explore the alternate measures such as the increase efficiency of operation or ability to perform new tasking; specifically, this session will explore opportunities to quantify those impacts, and help new cloud adopters measure expectations when migrating and adopting the cloud.

MITRE Lead

Katy Warren, Principal, MITRE

5. Cloud Computing in Healthcare
In only a few short years, cloud computing has altered the information technology landscape yet the digital transformation is only beginning, especially for DoD, VA & other Government Healthcare Agencies. Cloud computing is not a matter of if, it is a matter of how & where. Government healthcare organizations need to balance the benefits from accessibility via the cloud with the risks created by increased accessibility. This session will focus on a variety of topics including Cloud Computing Environments; Security & Privacy; and Governance.

MITRE Lead

Audrey Winston, Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE

Industry Lead

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium
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Justin Brunelle, 
Lead Researcher, MITRE

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception

ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase | August 2017

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