MeriTalk's fourth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm was on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. where we heard from keynote speaker Tony Scott, CIO, Executive Office of the President. This year we colocated with NIST's Cloud Security Working Group, in an effort to facilitate secure adoption of cloud services for the United States Government.
We spend 80 percent of our Federal IT budgets maintaining geriatric systems. Want to know how to get new ideas and projects to take off at your agency? Join MeriTalk and Tom Soderstrom, NASA JPL's CTO on Tuesday, June 2 from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Tower Club to learn about rapid prototyping as a path to innovation. This event is free of charge, however, seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Amy Pasquarello at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 883-9000 ext. 146.
This comprehensive new report dives deep into the state of cloud computing in the Federal Government, identifying successes and offering solutions to the vexing challenges still ahead. Download the report here.
Three-quarters of Feds want to date the cloud, but more than half say they are afraid to get married. Learn more.
Agencies want to double their cloud use - but, 89 percent of Federal IT pros are apprehensive about migrating and giving up control. Download MeriTalk's recent report, "Cloud Control: Moving to the Comfort Zone," to examine data stewardship challenge in the evoling cloud landscape.
The Cloud Computing Exchange hosted a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at the Tower Club at Tysons Corner for a conversation on Cloud Acquisition - How do Buy. Stan Kaczmarczyk, GSA, and Greg Capella, DHS, led the conversation with a group of Federal IT leaders.
On November 18 the half day Cloud Connect event discussed the current state of cloud play and future cloud outlook. The event took a close look at what works, what doesn't, and which cloud solutions will accelerate Federal cloud adoption moving forward.