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.

Upcoming Meetings
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. […]

Cohesity Webinar

Join MeriTalk and Cohesity on Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET for a webinar to examine Federal agencies’ data journey as they integrate multi-cloud. […]

Backyard Cyber Smoke

Backyard Cyber Smoke Cyber Smoke is going virtual – and bringing with it the critical cyber public-private dialogue that is necessary to the business and mission delivery of government services. Join us for this virtual intersection of top of mind cyber topics, hosted by leading cyber experts that own these programs in government – all […]

milcloud webinar

Designed to accelerate cloud data migration and to deliver the highest levels of protection for mission-critical data, milCloud® 2.0 supports cloud data management, backup and recovery, backup-as-a-service, and more. Join GDIT, MeriTalk, and Rubrik, on Wednesday, June 24 for an online discussion. […]

Data Building Blocks

Federal, state, and local government agencies are sharing unprecedented volumes of data across agencies, private businesses, research institutions, and more, at never-before-seen speeds. Join Snowflake and Talend data experts on Wednesday, July 8 to discuss data management and governance. […]

CDM: The Next Chapter

In a recent study, MeriTalk surveyed more than 100 Federal and industry stakeholders to catalog CDM progress and chart the path forward for the program. Join us on Wednesday, July 15 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EDT for the “CDM: The Next Chapter,” complimentary webinar to discuss study findings. […]

milcloud webinar

Equipped with the latest high performance infrastructure technologies, milCloud® 2.0 mission partners can innovate much more quickly with artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber sensing, and other emerging solutions to deliver on their mission. […]

milcloud webinar
milcloud webinar

Moving an entire network to the cloud is challenging enough without worrying about re-architecting applications and workloads. On milCloud® 2.0, we built a native on-demand VMware environment to provide mission partners the power to accelerate their cloud migrations without conversion. […]

CDM Central

Join MeriTalk for a half-day conference on October 15 to discover how CDM can help your agency make the move from the bench to the starting line-up – from FY21 goals and updates on the current status of the program. […]

TIC Talks

TIC Talks: Turning the Page on Trusted Internet Connection TIC…Tock. The clock struck midnight for the outdated Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative. The new TIC 3.0 policy will eliminate barriers to the cloud, enable emerging technologies like SD-WAN, release the stranglehold on network access points, all while ensuring even greater Federal network security. MeriTalk’s TIC […]

Cyber Security Brainstorm

Hear the guardians of the cyber galaxy discuss their visions and how they will end the cyber threat game by using next-gen technologies – defending the perimeter and the threats within, building cyber strength, preparing the workforce, and more. […]

Past Meetings
Mapping AI

The disruptive influx of AI represents a true inflection point for the GEOINT tradecraft. The ability to merge physical models with deep analysis at extraordinary speeds presents unprecedented opportunity to transform the productivity, capacity, and capability of the GEOINT workforce. But how do we prepare for such a seismic shift? […]

Government Telework

Join government and industry experts for a live virtual panel to discuss how agencies are adapting to the changing environment to meet the needs of the immediate crisis.  Equally important, we’ll ask how these circumstances can inspire long-term change in how employees, partners, and contractors approach security, access, and collaboration. […]

CDM Webinar

The next generation of the CDM Dashboard will bring critical insights to improve Federal agencies’ cyber posture and combat security threats in near real time. Join ECS’ Joanna Dempsey, Elastic’s Matt Campbell, and MeriTalk for a complimentary webinar to discuss the current status and upcoming initiatives. […]

Improving Value Data

Join Snowflake and Qlik (formerly Attunity) on Thursday, April 23 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., for a free demonstration of how you can easily leverage all the benefits of a modern cloud platform to quickly load data, curate it, manipulate it, and understand it […]

Connolly Fed Workforce Update

Join Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman, Subcommittee on Government Operations, for a special COVID-19 live virtual update on Federal Workforce and IT Modernization. Congressman Connolly will discuss issues facing the federal workforce including Telework and Weather and Safety Leave. […]


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. […]

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. […]


The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series continues – next stop, San Diego, California. 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. […]

ServiceNow Federal Forum

Join Federal IT leaders at the 2020 ServiceNow Federal Forum on February 26 as we discuss how transforming workflows enables a service-focused government. […]


FITARA Scorecard 9.0 is here to ring in the new year. 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 February 6 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based […]

FITARA Cyber Smoke

With each FITARA Scorecard release, agencies have shown growth in the strength of their IT posture. This Cyber Smoke, we’re focused on celebrating the progress of Federal IT transformation, based on the FITARA Scorecard 9.0. […]

Meet MeriTalk

Do you have a great pitch for the Federal government IT executive market but just can’t seem to find the strike zone? Interested in the inside track on going to bat in front of 151,000 daily newsletter subscribers who define the $100 billion per year Federal IT market? […]

Smart 2020

Digital government has moved from vision to mandate, and agencies must align mission needs with meeting modernization laws and guidance – Cloud Smart, the Federal Data Strategy, MGT, DCOI, TIC 3.0. How can IT visionaries, providers, and program teams chart a smart path forward as they strive to meet both objectives, while empowering program owners to succeed? […]

Cyber Smoke

MGT Cyber Smoke With the year quickly coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the past, look ahead to the future, and reflect on how far Fed IT modernization has come. Cyber Smoke is a unique networking tradition and must-attend event where you can take advantage of the opportunity to mingle with […]


The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series continues – next stop, Tampa, Florida. 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. […]


Agencies continue to see rapid growth in the cyber attack surface – increased mobile work, a growing number of devices, more touch points across multiple platforms, and an expanding invisible perimeter. Coupled with talent shortages and legacy systems, Federal data is at high risk. Join us on December 12 for a government-only executive roundtable to […]

Cloud Preparedness Webinar

In a recent study, MeriTalk surveyed 150 state and local government IT managers and conducted interviews with State CIOs to explore cloud adoption strategies, highlight cross-country preparedness, and offer recommendations to put modernization in the lead. […]


Government is laser-focused on understanding its federated data and working toward enterprise-wide visibility so it can act with insight. […]


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