Michelle Rudnicki [Introduction]
Vice President, Public Sector
Chief Information Officer
Defense Information Systems Agency

Since 2009, the Federal government has been shifting its data storage needs away from data centers toward cloud-based services. Agencies are in the thick of making a secure and cost-effective transition to the cloud as they move toward full compliance with the Cloud First policy. With that shift comes a wide array of questions that […]


Damian Whitham [Moderator]
Senior Director
Cloud Solutions
General Dynamics Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
Department of Commerce
Chief Technology Officer
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Deputy Assistant Director
Information Services
Federal Bureau of Investigation

The shift toward a cloud-ready data center is underway across government – agencies are focused on agile and automated solutions to help meet mission and mandate requirements. Architecture, standards, and policy need to adapt to keep the transition to cloud moving forward. The end result should provide agencies with the ability to increase focus on […]


Kirk Kern [Moderator]
Chief Technology Officer, Americas, Director Office of Technology and Strategy
Chief Information Officer
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Department of Treasury
Program Manager, Data Center Consolidation Initiative
Federal Aviation Administration
IT Infrastructure Engineering and Operations
Export-Import Bank of the United States

As the Federal government accelerates cloud initiatives, it simultaneously creates new mobile computing opportunities. Federal employees want increased flexibility and productivity. They want to access any information, on any device, from any location. They want to be able to easily share data and files with others within and beyond their organizations. Constituents want to access […]


Bretton Stafford [Moderator]
Federation Principal
Office of the Federation
Senior Technical Advisor
Cost Analysis and Change Management
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Director, Service Delivery Staff
Office of the CIO
Department of Justice
Chief Technology Officer
DOD Sales
Mike Walsh [Introduction]
Director, DOD CONUS and OCONUS
Federal Division
EMC Corporation
Richard Hale [Keynote]
Deputy CIO
Cyber Security
Department of Defense
Event Details
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
CPE Credits
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