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.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finalized the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) policy on June 25, largely keeping the draft policy in place despite criticisms from Congress and industry. […]

Upcoming Events
AWS Pop Up Loft

The AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft is a temporary events and community space where public sector customers and partners can access AWS technical training, book 1:1 support with AWS experts, and enjoy co-working facilities with free coffee and Wi-Fi. The series of workshops and sessions are ideal for IT managers, system engineers, system administrators, and architects […]

milCloud

The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series continues – next stop, Fort Meade. Join DISA, GDIT, and MeriTalk for a one-day, hands-on milCloud® 2.0 workshop that gives mission partners a “look under the hood” and a chance to get an up-close understanding of milCloud® 2.0’s unique capabilities. We’ll spend the day drilling down into the latest networking, […]

Research
SD WAN

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

Reimagining Government IT

Inertia has long plagued government IT – slowing modernization and preventing Feds from achieving IT advances and efficiencies. With today’s legislation, funding opportunities, and technologies – are things beginning to change? Is modernization on the horizon? […]

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. […]

Past Events
FITARA Awards

FITARA Scorecard 8.0 is out — scores have mostly remained stable and no agencies received a failing grade. FITARA is a fixture in Federal IT and remains an important measure of how agencies are prioritizing modernization. Join Congressman Gerry Connolly and MeriTalk for a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on September 10 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA Scorecard 8.0 grades. […]

AI is Out There

Between February’s executive order (EO) and March’s launch of AI.gov, the administration has made it clear – artificial intelligence (AI) is not a concept of the far-off future, but something that’s happening in government agencies today. […]

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