On June 15, 2016, MeriTalk held its fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum in D.C. The event gathered more than 200 cloud thought leaders – industry and Federal alike – for a packed day of discussion and revelation.

Event Abstract:

The novelty of cloud is now reality across all corners of Federal IT.  As the march toward modernization continues, we’ve seen cloud powering change and driving progress. We’re celebrating the five year anniversary of FedRAMP and the two year anniversary of FITARA with a full program featuring cloud professionals from across DoD, civilian, and industry.  We’ll look at the successes of both programs, and team up with the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group for a conversation on the policies and strategies that have been powering IT modernization, including FITARA’s role.


Karen Petraska
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters
Pamela Dyson
Securities and Exchange Commission
Maria Roat
Department of Transportation
Kevin Dulany
Department of Defense
Congressman Gerald Connolly
U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Darrell Issa
U.S. House of Representatives
Jeremy M. Wiltz
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Charles Sun
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Tarrazzia Martin
Department of Housing and Urban Development
George Jakabcin
Department of Treasury
Richard Hale
Department of Defense
Steve Cooper
Department of Commerce
David Bennett
Defense Information Systems Agency
Rob Klopp
Social Security Administration
Tom Sasala
U.S. Army Information Technology Agency
Karen Freeman
Internal Revenue Service
Kirit Amin
International Trade Commission
Frank Konieczny
U.S. Air Force
Matt Goodrich
General Services Administration
Tony Summerlin
Federal Communications Commission
Chad Sheridan
Department of Agriculture
Joe Paiva
International Trade Administration
Greg Godbout
Environmental Protection Agency
Emery Csulak
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Event Details
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
CPE Credits
Brainstorm attendees are eligible to receive continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
For more information on event details, please contact us at (703) 883-9000 ext. 117 or ccxbrainstorm@meritalk.com.