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
CSX Brainstorm

Today’s cyber landscape can feel like the Wild West for government IT leaders. Endless cloud filled skies, open landscapes, perimeter free endpoints – a cyber frontier vulnerable to attack from all sides. […]

Cloud Connect
AI is Out There

Between February’s executive order (EO) and March’s launch of, 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. […]


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. […]

Fortifying New Cloud

Evolving cloud norms increasingly focus on hybrid and multi-cloud environments – compelling agencies to find the equilibrium between addressing new security challenges, fortifying expanding perimeters, while optimizing on-premise performance. […]

Past Meetings
Cyber Smoke

Beat the summer heat and keep the July 4th celebration going at MeriTalk’s next Cyber Smoke. Cyber Smokes are a very special networking tradition and a must-attend event. […]

Future Innovation

Federal CIOs and senior IT leaders are increasingly front and center advocating for IT modernization strategies that infuse the right balance of innovation and security into all aspects of their organization’s mission. […]


It’s time for a new cloud – one designed specifically for the warfighter – to provide the agility, reliability, and security you need to deliver on your mission. 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. […]

Zscaler Academy

Come to Zscaler Academy to develop the skills and knowledge you need to take your organization securely to the cloud and earn up to six CPEs. Hear from Zscaler security experts to learn about the challenges and risks introduced by cloud and mobility, and discover how to address them through the transformation of network and security architectures. […]

Cyber Smoke

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with MeriTalk and Intelvative’s May Cyber Smoke. Cyber Smokes are a very special networking tradition and a must-attend event. […]

CDM & Eggs

While the CDM program has made tremendous strides in providing access to cyber hygiene data in near-real time, there is still progress to be made. With DHS leading the pack to help agencies become more AWARE and DEFEND against attackers, all Federal agencies must band together to outsmart advancing adversaries. […]

Cloud Brainstorm 2019

Join MeriTalk as we sit down with government and industry IT thought leaders at the Newseum on Wednesday, May 8 for an engaging half-day discussion on priority cloud computing issues and trends. […]

GDIT Emerge 2019

Join GDIT and our leading technology partners at our inaugural GDIT Emerge event, where Federal civilian, defense, and industry leaders will uncover the latest strategies for mission success: how to transform analytics through AI, automate cyber defense, optimize cloud investments, accelerate service delivery, and so much more. […]

CDM Webinar

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program is a $6 billion cybersecurity initiative in the Federal government. All 23 major civilian agencies are involved. All major cybersecurity technologies are included. And more funding is on the way in FY19. […]

CIO Tech Reception

USO-Metro and MeriTalk are hosting a CIO reception at the 37th Annual USO-Metro Awards Dinner. We’re working with Federal CIO, Suzette Kent, and DoD CIO, Dana Deasy, to bring together the Federal CIOs to celebrate mission and honor our military and their families. […]

Cyber Smoke

Join your government and industry information management and technology colleagues at the Intelvative and MeriTalk 2019 March Madness Cyber Smoke. […]

ServiceNow Fed Summit

Join Federal IT leaders at the 2019 ServiceNow Federal Summit on March 4 as we map the path to drive innovation forward and deliver improved citizen service at lower cost. Don’t miss plenary sessions with IT leaders on the front lines, and break outs focused on streamlining IT service management, prioritizing and responding to cyber threats faster, transforming Federal HR, improving customer service management, and much more. […]


Cyber talent shortage, rapidly evolving threats, and unique agency policies are every day security challenges for today’s government cyber professionals. DHS’s CDM program provides light at the end of this long tunnel of challenges. […]

CDM & Eggs

From DEFEND and .govCar, to the RFS process and AWARE, the CDM program constantly evolves to meet the cybersecurity needs of Federal agencies. […]

Protecting the Enterprise

Cloud computing, the internet of things, mobile solutions and other technologies are boons to government, but they enlarge the potential attack surface. The ability to successfully manage the identities of internal and external users – employees, constituents, contractors, partners, suppliers, et. al. – will be more critical than ever. As perimeter security becomes a less […]

Cyber Smoke

It’s time to kick off 2019 the right way – join the government tech community at the 2019 Ice Breaker Cyber Smoke. This year, we’re firing up the fantastic – Intelvative and MeriTalk are partnering to enhance the experience for our government and industry attendees. Not smoke and mirrors – Smoke and MeriTalk. […]


FITARA Scorecard 7.0 has hit the streets and there are new agencies in the spotlight. FITARA continues to evolve with the release of each Scorecard and remains an important measure of how Federal agencies are embracing modernization. Join Congressman Gerry Connolly and MeriTalk for a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on February 6 at […]


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