Data Center Exchange

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

GAO government accountability office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report issued today that most of the largest Federal agencies made good progress in meeting goals to close data centers in Fiscal Year 2019, but also recommended that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) take several steps to improve clarity of reporting on data center closures under OMB’s Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) issued in 2016 and modified last year. […]

Upcoming Events

As you search for the pot of gold at the end of the cloud rainbow, remember it’s still better to be smart than lucky. The Cloud Smart strategy provides a foundation for government organizations to fully actualize the potential of cloud-based technologies. […]

CDM Central

From filling gaps in CDM capabilities and prioritizing cloud security, to introducing high-value asset (HVA) pilots and securing mobile devices, the CDM story is far from finished. […]

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Outdated Data Centers

MeriTalk surveyed registrants from the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit to understand how IT managers assess the value of their current data centers, what factors they consider when moving a data center, and the most common excuses they hear for keeping outdated data centers open. […]


Digital transformation efforts are top of mind for Federal IT professionals, but few programs will succeed without the necessary network to support them. […]

Past Events
milCloud Webinar

We surveyed 175 DoD and DISA mission partners to understand their perceptions of milCloud® 2.0. While 86% believe migrating to milCloud® 2.0 will have a positive impact on DoD missions, just one in five are currently migrating to the environment. […]

TIC Cyber Smoke

As winter winds die down, and flowers begin to bloom, kick off the start of spring at MeriTalk’s next Cyber Smoke. Cyber Smoke is a special networking tradition and must-attend event where you can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize with other cyber professionals from across government and industry. […]

USO-Metro CIO Reception

USO-Metro and MeriTalk are joining forces to host the second annual CIO Reception, happening before the 38th Annual USO-Metro Awards Dinner. […]


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