Cloud Computing Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cloud leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

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The Defense Department is pushing full speed ahead on modernization efforts, with recent strides made on a $28 billion R&D project, a $10 billion cloud infrastructure proposed contract, efforts to move cyber defense infrastructure to the cloud, along with myriad advanced research and futuristic projects. They’re even working to overhaul their travel planning system. Call it AirDoD, perhaps? […]

Upcoming Events
Innovation Imperative

Expectations are high for the success of mission critical IT at the Department of Defense. But today’s service environments remain disjointed, tangled, and mired in yesterday’s technologies – holding the DoD back. […]

CDM and Eggs

With the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program wrapping up phases 1 and 2 this fall, the program delivers capabilities that provide relevant, timely, and actionable information for Federal agencies. And with the introduction of a new acquisition strategy known as DEFEND, changes are on the horizon for phases 3 and 4. How will […]

Research
Buck Stops Here

Funding received from the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act is a loan – not a grant. The average tenure of a federal CIO is 18 months; for a federal CFO, six years. For MGT-funded projects, this means that if a program does not deliver value – it’s the CFO that will be left with the bill. […]

Innovation Imperative

DoD defines mission-critical IT.  Leveraging advanced computing platforms that level silos, scale, and bring advanced capabilities like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile computing – all wrapped in superior security –  increasingly define winners and losers on the battlefield.  […]

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Past Events
Hyperconverged Without the Compromise

Mandated to modernize, agencies are working hard to replace outdated systems and legacy architecture with next-gen technology – from AI to IoT and most recently, HCI. Leveraging hybrid cloud environments, agencies are turning towards hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to power their performance – with the agility, flexibility, and scalability needed to meet the demands of today’s […]

FITARA Awards

Join Congressman Gerry Connolly and MeriTalk for a complimentary award ceremony on August 2 at 2 p.m. as we honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA scorecard grades. We’ll showcase successes, the narratives behind the grades, and educate the Federal community on the scorecard grading process, potential updates to the process, and encourage two-way dialogue. […]

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