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Wrangling Application Delivery in a Hybrid Cloud World
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CCX Quarterly

While once the benchmark for innovation, cloud computing is now powering the next generation of technology – from AI to IoT to machine learning, blockchain, and more. Offering the scalability and agility to support a massive influx of data, cloud-based emerging technologies are transforming government with real-time analysis and intelligent response.






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Mingle and Jingle

Join us for a merry evening as we discuss the IT transformation initiatives and efforts that will be at the forefront of the new year’s IT agenda with a happy hour featuring beverages, heavy hors d-oeuvres, and plenty of holiday cheer.






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With DCOI, the MGT Act, and other initiatives pushing Federal agencies to modernize legacy IT, Feds are increasingly moving services to cloud. As agencies look to expedite migration and implementation, DevOps is emerging as an effective accelerant. The increased collaboration across agency functions provides effective application management, enhanced automation, and improved integration – helping government move forward on the cloud journey and innovate faster.






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CCX Meeting

You don’t need the Modernizing Government Technology Act to tell you that we spend too much money on legacy IT. However, the toughest part of transforming your organization is often addressing legacy IT issues, and knowing where to start is half the battle. How do we embrace the modernization opportunity to achieve digital transformation across government agencies while reducing costs? Join MeriTalk for a discussion on the shape of things to come where digital transformation and cloud collide.






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Dynamic Cloud Security

Offering more flexibility, security, and speed in times of crisis, many agencies are moving to Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) models to manage their data – but the transition can be difficult to navigate.






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Mingle and Jingle
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CCX QM

Offering agencies more flexibility, security, and autonomy, the MOVE IT – Modernizing Outdated and Vulnerable Equipment and Information Technology – act aims to reform government through faster, more efficient cloud adoption.






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High on Security:  FedRAMP’s High Baseline: September 27, 2016 The Cloud transition is rolling in low-impact, systems.  But what about high-impact, mission-critical workloads?  Here comes the FedRAMP High Baseline.  With three approved offerings, what’s the skinny on the High Baseline?  What agencies are currently utilizing the offerings?  What does it mean for IT, mission, procurement […] […]

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Hybrid Cloud Transformation to support The Data Center Optimization Initiative: January 25, 2017 OMB sent a clear message with the release of its Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) – it wants to see clear, measurable cost savings from agency data consolidation efforts and it wants to see them soon.   But where will these agencies realize […] […]

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The FedRAMP process aims to assuage agencies security concerns and provide low-risk solutions for moving workloads to the cloud. As agencies demand more agile and practical solutions from FedRAMP-certified providers, many are utilizing a low-risk hybrid cloud model, using combinations of private cloud storage and public cloud compute to give them a pragmatic approach to incremental IT transformation.






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Digital Services – How to Provide and Protect: May 19, 2016 As agencies shift to increasing cloud implementations, new capabilities are allowing agencies to advance existing missions and better serve citizen needs quickly and conveniently.   Scalability is central – allowing seamless response to changing workloads and user demands.  So why not for the migration of […] […]

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The Value of FedRAMP The seventh MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting featured speaker Chris Bollerer, Department of Health & Human Services who discussed the how his agency’s Governance, Risk & Compliance Division has successfully implemented the Agency ATO FedRAMP certification process. […]

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Cloud Security and Monitoring The MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting featured speaker Frank Konieczny, U.S. Air Force, who discussed best practices towards cloud security and monitoring and the latest surrounding the migration to cloud. […]

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Cloud Architecture and Security Dr. Patrick Dowd, director’s science advisor and chief technical officer, NSA lead the conversation at the November 5 Cloud Computing Exchange meeting. Dr. Dowd discussed cloud architecture and security – and the latest updates in NSA cloud practices. […]

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Cloud Acquisition: How to Buy Greg Capella, DHS; and Stan Kaczmarczyk, GSA, lead a great conversation at the March 11 Cloud Computing Quarterly Meeting on the Federal acquisition process, and how to navigate it. Thanks to our sponsor, Amazon Web Services. […]

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Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) hosted a quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 1777 F St. NW in Washington, D.C. called, “Smart Tools – Innovative Approaches Accelerating IT Possibilities” with Tony Cossa, Director of Cloud Strategy and Policy, Enterprise Data Center Operations, Office of the Chief […] […]

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Mingle and Jingle

2015 Mingle and Jingle The Cloud Computing Exchange (CCX) and Data Center Exchange (DCX) hosted a Holiday quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at the City Club of Washington, D.C. with Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), U.S. House of Representatives. We discussed the policies and legislation that will shape the landscape for the upcoming year. […]