ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit

February 16, 2017 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Cloud Computing Summit will be held on February 16, 2017 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

–> FREE GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION
–> Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase
–> MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

This educational, one-day symposium will examine the cloud computing tools and technology the Federal government is using to enhance the mission.

For information on industry participation in the ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase, please send an e-mail to info@atarc.org.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Government Chair
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Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

Industry Chair
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Karina Homme, Principal Program Manager & Product Market Lead, Azure Government, Microsoft

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

–> FREE GOVERNMENT REGISTRATION
–> 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)

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Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

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Karina Homme, Principal Program Manager & Product Market Lead, Azure Government, Microsoft

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Introduction of Keynote

8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Chad Sheridan, Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (pending agency approval)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Federal Cloud Adoption: Sky’s The Limit?

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? Do agencies prefer Public, Private or Hybrid models? And ultimately, has the transition to Cloud impacted IT expenditure and worker productivity?

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

Panelists
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Janice Haith
, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Navy (pending agency approval)

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Roopangi Kadakia
, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (pending agency approval)

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Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration (pending agency approval)

9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Rob Vietmeyer, Associate Director, Cloud Computing, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense (pending agency approval)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

–> Participants in ATARC Cloud Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Using Cloud Computing to Enhance the Agency Mission

As the Federal government continues to develop Cloud capabilities, how are individual agencies utilizing the Cloud to better accomplish their mission? This panel will examine Cloud success stories and discuss Cloud tools, services and utilities that provide for greater efficiency within an agency.

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

Grace Lewis, Principal Researcher, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing
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Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

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.

CLOUD CHALLENGE AREAS

1. Workshop: Developing a Roadmap for Migrating Federal Services to the Cloud

As cloud computing adoption becomes more important, prevalent and desired, government agencies are migrating legacy services to leverage the benefits of the cloud. However, cloud migration remains a perennial challenge for the federal government. The goal of this session is for participants to establish or recommend a roadmap for migrating legacy services to federal data centers or cloud environments to facilitate future cloud adopters’ move to cloud environments. The target outcome of this session is a series of steps, potential pitfalls, and a general plan for cloud migration.

Government Lead
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Ed Boriso
, Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Industry Lead
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MITRE Lead
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Duy Huynh, Senior Modeling and Simulation Engineer

2. Securing Data in the Cloud – Identifying Best Practices and Desired Outcomes

Security remains a primary concern when using cloud services in a government agency. This session will discuss the specific challenges with storing and maintaining data in a cloud environment (as opposed to moving it into or out of a cloud environment). Note: A recommendation from the July 2016 Cloud Summit was for agencies to take ownership of cloud security by baking security in to their application and services rather than relying on cloud service providers; this session will expand upon this idea to recommend next steps in cloud security.

Government Leads
Susan Casson, IT Specialist, DISA
Bernard Del Rosario, IT Systems Engineer, DISA

Industry Lead
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Hayri Tarhan, Regional Vice President Public Sector Security, Oracle

MITRE Lead
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Mari Spina, Principal Cyber Security Engineer

3. Cloud Services in Disconnected and Tactical Environments

Cloud environments are uncommon in disconnected environments, whether they be cloud nodes in a tactical battlefield environment or end user devices trying to access a centralized cloud from a location without cellular or data access. However, government cloud adopters are working to establish cloud environments and access patterns from these disconnected environments. This session will discuss current efforts, recommendations, and provide guidelines for future tactical cloud efforts within the government.

Industry Lead
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Academic Lead

Grace Lewis, Principal Researcher, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

MITRE Lead
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Michael Kristan, Software Systems Engineer

4. Beyond the SLA: Relationships with CSPs

Traditionally, risk management, roles, and other aspects of cloud DevOps has been managed through custom service level agreements (SLAs). While this is a reasonable approach, this session’s goal is to identify ways to work with commercial cloud service providers (CSPs) to improve service offerings, improve portability, or make migration easier. This may include discussions regarding vendor lock-in or DevOps ownership, and should discuss services from cloud brokers or CSPs that can help the government improve its cloud usage.

Government Lead
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Frederic de Vaulx, Associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology (pending agency approval)

Industry Lead
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Karina Homme,
Principal Program Manager & Product Market Lead, Azure Government, Microsoft

Industry Lead
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MITRE Lead
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Katy Warren, Principal

5. Cloud Computing in Healthcare

Hosted by the DoD-VA Interagency Program Office, this session is centered around healthcare challenges in the cloud, and specific aspects of cloud computing that make healthcare in particular difficult. This session’s goals and activities are defined by the DoD/VA IPO with input from MITRE and ATARC.

Industry Lead
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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

1:15 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

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