Agenda

Thursday, May 12, 2022

All times EDT and subject to change

8:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Craig Abod

Craig P. Abod

President

Carahsoft

Tim Hartman

Tim Hartman

Chief Executive Officer

GovExec

8:20am

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Keynote

The View from Capitol Hill

In this keynote, Congressman Connolly will address how the pandemic has demonstrated why the public sector needs more efficient, secure, and approved cloud services. He will discuss where the FedRAMP Authorization Act currently stands, and how he is engaging Congress to be a partner in providing federal agencies with the tools they need to meet IT challenges and the transition to cloud services.

Gerald E. Connolly

Virginia Congressman & Sponsor, FedRAMP Authorization Act (HR. 3941)

United States House of Representatives

8:25am

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Advancing Digital Sovereignty: Data Privacy in the Cloud

Public sector organizations are facing new challenges, such as the rise in cyber threats and stricter cloud requirements around data residency and protection. As such, sovereignty is emerging as a necessary component of cloud computing. It aims to reduce dependence on multinational cloud providers and, in accordance with local laws and customs, ensure that cloud services are provided in a secure and transparent manner. During this Tech Talk, join SAP/NS2’s Vice President, Hunter Downey, as he explores the value of sovereign cloud in providing a secure, connected and flexible platform that enables organizations to specialize in what they do best and deliver. He will discuss why it is critical to data protection and how a sovereign cloud can bring value in this maze of regulatory compliance.

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Hunter Downey

Vice President

SAP NS2

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

8:40am

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FedRAMP Office Status Report and Outlook for the Future

FedRAMP is seen to be at the nexus of agencies and cloud solution providers, and plays the critical role between the two. As such, they have seen an incredible increase in the adoption of the program, marked both by increasing agency participation and the reuse of authorizations. During this session, you will hear from FedRAMP's acting director, Brian Conrad, about FedRAMP's growth and efforts to modernize in areas such as automation and improved business processes. We will also discuss the steps they are taking to revise all applicable materials to align with NIST's SP 800-53 updates, plans to provide training and educational forums on the transition process, and their objectives for FY23.

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Brian Conrad

Acting Director of FedRAMP

General Services Administration

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

9:00am

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Panel

Securing Cloud Workloads for the Public Sector

Public sector’s move to the cloud is one of the most talked about IT activities since the turn of the century. Although many have talked about it, very few have actually completed the journey. The reality is that the rapid increase in data and applications moving to the cloud presents unique security and compliance challenges. To address these challenges, public sector organizations are investing more in securing their cloud environments. But how do they balance the delicate give-and-take needed to gain visibility without breaking the bank or creating gaps in information? During this session, industry experts will explore quick and cost-effective solutions to secure the hybrid cloud. They will discuss how to proactively address security issues between people, processes and technology, while maintaining compliance and governance.

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Stan Wisseman

Chief Security Strategist, North America

CyberRes

Brian Dennis

Brian S. Dennis

Principal Technologist, Public Sector

Akamai Technologies

Michael Clauser

Michael Clauser

Head of U.S. Federal Government Affairs

Okta

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Robert Huber

Chief Security Officer

Tenable

Anne Armstrong

Anne Armstrong

Chief Content and Alliance Officer, Government Technology Brands

GovExec

9:30am

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The Road to Zero Trust: Making Security a Reality

As organizations’ systems expand and evolve from on-premise to cloud-enabled and mobile environments, traditional perimeter-based security approaches become stretched. There is no perfect Zero Trust method, and no single product is likely to achieve Zero Trust Architecture alone. However, there has been great progress this year in the public sector – such as the release of the Cybersecurity Executive Order and the OMB’s Federal Zero Trust Strategy. During this conversation, join Salesforce’s Principal Solutions Engineer, Matt Goodrich to discuss how he sees the public sector successfully applying zero-trust cybersecurity principles within their organizations. He will explore the best practices and tips for an efficient and secure shift that does not disrupt everyday workflows.

Matt Goodrich

Principal Solutions Engineer

Salesforce

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

9:40am

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9:50am

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Cloud Agility: Building an Optimal Cloud Database

Conventional data warehouses and big data platforms have struggled to fulfill the fundamental promise of making it easy to collect many types of data, enable rapid analytics, and provide reliable insights to all end users. As such, data managers are turning to cloud-based services to rethink which database systems create business value, and which ones are not as compelling as they used to be. Join MongoDB's Regional Vice President of Sales, Dejan Zdravkov, as he discusses modern database solutions that help provide a more flexible, scalable and developer-friendly alternative to legacy relational databases. He will explore how organizations can have all the advantages of a modern, scalable, highly available database, while allowing IT to focus on high-quality activities.

Dejan Zdravkov

Dejan Zdravkov

Regional Vice President of Sales

MongoDB

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

10:05am

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Fast Track to StateRAMP – Cloud Solutions for a More Secure State & Local Government

As a top target for cyber criminals, the government must remain vigilant in protecting citizens' sensitive data. Cloud security is a critical factor, as the government continues to move toward cloud first services. StateRAMP, designed as a public / private partnership, enables state and local governments to reduce cyber risks from unsecured cloud solutions and benefits cloud service providers by creating a "verify once, use many" approach. During this webcast, join Arizona's CIO & StateRAMP Board President, J.R. Sloan, StateRAMP Executive Director, Leah McGrath, and the Chief Information Security Officer from the State of Texas, Nancy Rainosek, to explore how StateRAMP certification is the way to approach state and local cloud solutions. They will discuss the history of StateRAMP, provide updates on how they have improved relations between technology and procurement officials, and how certain states work with StateRAMP certified vendors in their own certification program.

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Leah McGrath

Executive Director

StateRAMP

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J.R. Sloan

Chief Information Officer

State of Arizona

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Nancy Rainosek

Chief Information Security Officer

State of Texas

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

10:30am

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Building Secure, Seamless End-User Experiences in the Cloud

Over the past two years, public sector organizations have faced significant hurdles in reaching citizens due to the lack of in-person interaction and the need for modernization of their digital resources. These challenges have slowed processes across departments and restricted the ability to collect information. To better serve their citizens, government agencies are looking for solutions that modernize digital resources, reduce dependence on paperwork, and meet compliance requirements. In this conversation, industry leaders will debate current solutions’ ability to help the public sector deliver an improved customer experience. They will also explore the challenges and best practices to drive growth, simplify access, and provide a personalized experience regardless of the location of the end user.

Kent Cunningham

Kent Cunningham

Chief Technology Officer of Federal Civilian Business

Microsoft

Brendan Curley

Brendan Curley

Vice President, Digital Media

Adobe Public Sector

Steve Boberski

Steve Boberski

Senior Business Development Executive, Public Sector

Genesys

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Kevin Hansen

Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector

Micro Focus Government Solutions

Anne Armstrong

Anne Armstrong

Chief Content and Alliance Officer, Government Technology Brands

GovExec

11:00am

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A Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

When the FedRAMP was launched in 2012, cloud computing was a relatively new business model in government. Few agencies bought IT services, and struggled to grasp the logistics of cloud procurement, implementation and security. Fast forward to the present, where agencies are shifting their on-premise applications, data and workloads to the cloud at an accelerated rate. FedRAMP has played a key role in this adoption by establishing a common baseline for securing these cloud products and services. Despite the progress, it is important for agencies to recognize that it is still in the early stages of maturity. During this conversation we will hear from leaders at the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and NIST on the future of work at their agencies, how the cloud is serving their respective missions at scale, and the permanent changes ushered in by cloud computing.

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Lou Charlier

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Department of Labor

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Al Bowden

Deputy Chief Information Officer of Cyber Operations

Department of State

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Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Acting Manager of Security Engineering & Risk Management Group, Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory

NIST

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

11:30am

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Building Resilience in Government Service with Cloud

At the beginning of the pandemic, government agencies' resilience relied heavily on cloud technologies. This technology offered agencies solutions that enabled sudden telework and continuity of operations in the heat of crisis. Now agencies need to consider cloud services in a lasting hybrid work environment. How should leaders approach the introduction, use, and management of cloud technologies to maintain resilience while addressing legacy IT challenges? During this session, Tanium's Vice President of Federal Technical Account Management, Matt Marsden, discusses how organizations can begin to navigate the complexity of the cloud and determine the right strategy, operating model, and roadmap that meets their needs. He will share insights and lessons learned, key areas that need additional focus today, and how cloud leaders can manage their programs in these fluid times.

Matthew Marsden

Matthew Marsden

Vice President of Public Sector Technical Account Management

Tanium

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

11:40am

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Finding Visibility Amongst the Clouds

Cloud environments pose many challenges to public sector organizations that adopt them. Controlling access, protecting services, understanding and predicting financial impacts are just a few. Visibility underpins all of them. During this session, industry leaders will discuss comprehensive solutions designed to help IT leaders improve end-to-end visibility and ensure the agency's future IT posture. They will examine the common complexities of hybrid and multi-cloud environments, as well as new approaches that increase visibility in the cloud and drive better decisions rooted in data.

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Brett Miller

Principal Architect

Google Cloud

Frank Briguglio

Frank Briguglio

Federal Chief Technology Officer

SailPoint

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Bill Rowan

Vice President of Strategic Alliances

VMware Public Sector

Bill Wright

Bill Wright

Director, Federal Government Affairs

Splunk

Anne Armstrong

Anne Armstrong

Chief Content and Alliance Officer, Government Technology Brands

GovExec

12:10pm

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FedRAMP’s Plans for Defense Modernization

Software modernization is about delivering better software at a much greater speed to the warfighters. However, these same speedy processes can complicate FedRAMP's goal of tighter cybersecurity. As pipelines and DevSecOps become more ubiquitous and move to the cloud, FedRAMP must support opportunities to grow and keep pace with these valuable but fast-moving practices. In this fireside chat, the Department of Defense’s Director of Cloud and Software Modernization for the Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Information Enterprise, Rob Vietmeyer, will discuss how the defense department is delivering efficient solutions at a much greater speed to warfighters and how the department is continuing on it’s cloud modernization journey.

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Rob Vietmeyer

Director of Cloud and Software Modernization, Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise

Department of Defense

George Jackson

George Jackson

Executive Producer

GovExec TV

12:30pm

Closing Remarks