MITRE-ATARC Cloud Collaboration Symposium

January 14-15, 2015 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks & Logistics

1:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions 

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Session Out Briefs 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
ATARC Reception 

Challenge Area 1: When to choose Public, Private, Government, or Hybrid clouds?

This session will focus on the following topic areas:

  • How is the category of cloud selected?
  • When are each category appropriate for use by the government?
  • What are the concerns and best practices for implementing or adopting each category?

Session Leads: Karen Caraway (MITRE); Scott Chapman (Project Hosts)

Challenge Area 2: The umbrella of acquisition: Contracting pain points and best practices

This session will focus on the following topic areas:

  • How can contract vehicles be defined ?
  • What are best practices for cloud budgeting?
  • How can ROI be defined and determined with cloud computing?

Session Leads: Stan Kaczmarczyk (GSA); Michael Kristan (MITRE); Domenic Cipicchio (Deloitte)

Challenge Area 3: Tiered architecture: mitigating concerns of geography, access management, and other cloud security constraints

This session will focus on the following topics areas:

  • Identity access management in the cloud
  • Jointly shared environments
  • Best practices for ensuring the integrity and safety of cloud operations

Session Leads: Nicole Gong (MITRE); Mark Odell (CGI Federal)

Challenge Area 4: The role of cloud computing in emerging technologies

This session will focus on the following topics areas:

  • How can cloud computing enable the adoption of:

o   Mobile
o   Internet of Things
o   Big data

  • What will cloud computing’s role for the future be?
  • How can the government establish cloud computing as a tool to ease future technological advances?

Session Leads: Nancy Ross (MITRE); Dominic Delmolino (Agilex)


1.   Participants come prepared to:

  • Break out into teams
  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Write ideas on the table space whiteboard
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Attend and complete session that you have signed-up
  • Support the moderator and team members
  • Create sets of best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • No business development

2.   All discussed material must be publically 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

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