Infrastructure: Cloud Summit

Infrastructure: Cloud Summit

 
Infrastructure: Cloud Summit
Infrastructure: Cloud Summit
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Join us for a discussion on how the development of cloud infrastructure is facilitating IT modernization across federal agencies. Hear from federal executives on their agency’s cloud strategies, as well as how the newly available wealth of data and analytic power is pushing new frontiers in research while improving agency services, along with how the federal government is upholding IT security amidst cloud migration.

Date
October 6, 2021
Time
11:00 am
Where
Virtual event
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Infrastructure: Cloud Summit

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Danielle Metz, deputy CIO for information enterprise at the Defense Department, discusses the future of cloud infrastructure at the agency to enable software development and faster access to data to empower military branches and agency personnel globally. Metz provides an update on the new Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) to replace the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract and how she envisions carrying out DOD's new software modernization strategy…

Cloud computing has allowed for the storage and processing of an unprecedented wealth of data, a capacity that has enabled new frontiers in research and complex data analytics. CIO Jeff Shilling discusses how the National Cancer Institute is advancing research-focused wings of the federal government by leveraging the cloud to power advances in medicine and public health

Cloud transformation programs have entailed significant investment in off-premise solutions and new data storage technologies, both of which present newfound security risks for federal agencies. Federal information security executives discuss how they are adapting to these challenges and ensuring sensitive information remains protected amidst large-scale digital transformation.

Speakers include:

  • Kenneth Bible, CISO, Department of Homeland Security
  • Sean Connelly, TIC Program Manager & Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA

Digital modernization has presented agencies with large data repositories that can be used for research, analysis, and improving the delivery of government services. Technical executives discuss how their organizations are using cloud computing to instate comprehensive data strategies to guide federal IT transformation and better deliver on their agencies' core missions.

Speakers include:

  • Daniel LaMarco, Senior Solutions Architect, Infor
  • Joe Foster, Cloud Computing Program Manager, NASA

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Speakers

 

Sean Connelly serves as the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Program Manager at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, he leads the TIC Program Management Office, which is responsible for leading the Office of Management and Budget’s TIC initiative within CISA. The TIC initiative is the federal government’s strategy to securely protect government networks that connect to the Internet and cloud providers. CISA’s TIC Program Office works with a wide-spectrum of partners across government and industry and leads the way at enhancing network security across the federal enterprise horizon.

Mr. Connelly joined DHS in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles, including the development of TIC 1, 2 and 3, along with the deployment of CISA’s sensor capabilities (operationally known as EINSTEIN 3A), and was part of the initial architectural team that stood-up the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. Additionally, Mr. Connelly was a lead author on the ‘IT Modernization Report to the President’ in 2017, as well as a co-author of NIST’s Special Publicization towards ‘Zero Trust Architectures’ in 2019.

Prior to joining the federal civilian service, Mr. Connelly worked as a consultant to the Department of State, where he led architectural initiatives within the department, including the adoption of TIC 1 and TIC 2, as well as the design of the State Department’s next-generation telecommunications platform, providing IT for a global workforce. Overall, Mr. Connelly has over 15 years of experience in the federal domain, and over 20 years of experience in the IT and cybersecurity domain.

Mr. Connelly earned a MS in Information Technology Management from George Washington University, and holds two Cisco Certified Information Expert (CCIE) certifications. Mr. Connelly holds the first CCIE in Routing, and a second CCIE in Security.

TIC Program Manager & Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA

Joe Foster joined NASA in September 2018 to transform how NASA utilizes and adopts the cloud for mission. As a cloud computing subject matter expert with over 15 years of Government service, he provides GFSC with center-wide strategic and tactical advice and leads integration efforts across center to accelerate cloud adoption. He is also the primary interface to the Agency Computing Services Program Office, advocating center-wide cloud computing needs to the Agency. Joe previously served as an IT Program Manager with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2010–2018, where he was an early adopter of commercial cloud services starting in 2015. In this role he oversaw the migration of over 60 separate applications from on-premises data centers to the cloud; spearheaded adoption of the DevOps Pipeline; and conceptualized the system being used by NGA to plan and track the cloud migration of more than 650 applications Agency-wide. He served on NGA’s Cloud Leadership Team, Cloud Adoption Management Group, and DevOps Council, as well as advised leadership for input to 2 Intelligence Community-wide Cloud forums, the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise steering committee, and the ICITE Mission Users Group Forums. Prior to NGA, Joe also served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and as a private sector consultant. Joe is a U.S. Army Veteran (serving from 1998–2005 as a Chemical Weapons Analyst) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in Organizational Strategy and Finance, from the University of Maryland.

Cloud Computing Program Manager, NASA
Chief Data Officer, DHS

David is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM working in the Office of the Federal CTO. He started his career in the U.S. Navy in the late 80's and now has 3 decades of experience in designing and developing enterprise grade IT solutions. His passion for technology has led to experiences across a variety of industries from manufacturing to media to government. David is an excellent analytical problem solver with combined expertise in project management and technical architecture. He champions a learning environment continually encouraging his teams to sharpen one another's skills. He currently provides technical leadership for Cloud and Hybrid Cloud opportunities in the Federal Market. David also provides direction, thought leadership, and technologies to IBM offerings to support enhancing their security posture and adhering to compliance requirements.

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Senior Solutions Architect, Infor

Ms. Danielle Metz is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Deputy CIO (DCIO) for the Information Enterprise (IE). In this role, she provides oversight, policy guidance, and digital expertise for DoD enterprise infrastructure initiatives driving toward the objectives of digital modernization. She leads Department-wide execution of strategic guidance aimed at achieving an operationally effective and secure Information Enterprise in a cost-efficient manner. Areas of priority include network optimization, cloud adoption, software modernization, and IT reform.

Prior to this role, Ms. Metz served as a policy advisor to the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Executive Office of the President leading implementation of IT modernization efforts across the Federal Government. She was the Deputy Director for DoD Information Network Modernization under the Office of the DoD CIO leading implementation of DoD’s enterprise mid-point cybersecurity solution. As a senior manager and IT specialist with the Defense Information Systems Agency, Ms. Metz spearheaded initiatives to improve DoD’s ability to protect and defend the network. Her experience includes budget planning, acquisition, policy development, and program management for large enterprise efforts such as the IT reform initiatives under the National Defense Strategy reform line of effort (i.e., cloud migration, network consolidation, and office productivity and collaboration implementation for Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities); DoD’s Single Security Architecture and Joint Regional Security Stack; and DoD’s perimeter network defense.

Ms. Metz holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia. In addition to her numerous awards, she was recently named an FCW 2020 Federal 100 recipient.

Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise, DOD

Mr. Korie Seville serves as a cloud infrastructure architect with the Defense Information Systems’ Agency’s (DISA) Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC). As a member of the HaCC he is responsible for architecting and integrating commercial cloud hosted solutions into the DoD network infrastructure. Before joining the HaCC, Mr. Siville worked as a DISA contractor serving as the network architect for the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) program. He has previously been a network engineer and security consultant for multiple private sector industries including Tapestry Technologies, Inc. and Collections marketing Center, Inc. Mr. Seville received a bachelors of computer science from the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Cybersecurity Specialist, DISA

As NCI CIO, Mr. Jeff Shilling is responsible for the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of all NCI IT systems and their data. This includes maximizing the value, and assessing and managing the risks of information technology at NCI. In addition, Mr. Shilling leads the Infrastructure and Information Technology Operations Branch in NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. In this role, Mr. Shilling manages the centrally provided IT for the NCI enterprise, which includes server and endpoint hardware, COTS software, network, desktop support, and policies required to support NCI's scientific and administrative activities. These services play a critical role in advancing the NCI mission. Mr. Shilling believes that highly trained and knowledgeable IT support staff are the key to developing a productive work environment for the NCI.  Mr. Shilling came to CBIIT from NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) where he served as an IT architect with a focus on translational research. Prior to joining NCI, he worked as a biologist in a laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. He made the transition to Information Technology, enjoying the diverse and fast-paced work, and moved to the Research Triangle area in North Carolina, working for NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program. After NIEHS, Mr. Shilling worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California. During his time at LLNL, he provided a full range of IT services with the Physics Directorate.

CIO, National Cancer Institute

Joe Augustine is the Director of Cloud Innovation Center at GovernmentCIO and an inventive Cloud and Data Center Senior Solutions Architect with 15+ years of IT experience in the public and private sectors implementing enterprise-level, large-scale, multi-tier solutions. In his most recent accomplishment, he played a critical role in GovernmentCIO winning $876M DEA Bluestone contract.

His experiences include AWS, Azure, and GCP, breaking down monolithic applications into microservices, and leveraging Git, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Jenkins, Ansible, Python, and other related DevOps, and cloud automation tools. He has held positions such as Lead Technical Cloud Solution Architect, Data Architect, Cybersecurity Network Architect, System Engineer, Program Manager, Database Administrator, and Application Developer. 

In addition, he has worked for many agencies and private sector companies such as the DEA, US Agency for International Development, US Army, US CYBERCOM, Ravyn Systems, C2S Consulting Group, and GovernmentCIO.

Senior Solutions Architect & Director of Cloud Innovation Center, GovernmentCIO

Amy Kluber is managing editor of GovernmentCIO Media & Research. Previously she managed two aviation publications at B2B media company Access Intelligence. She was nominated for The Innovation in Aerospace Journalism & Publishing Award for launching and hosting an aviation podcast. Prior to that she wrote news scripts and produced videos for the network Newsy. 

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Having traveled around the world since an early age, she grew up a U.S. Army brat born in Vicenza, Italy, and spent most of her youth living in Seoul, South Korea. 

In her free time, you may find her at Disney World. 

Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Raymond Lo Presti brings more than 35 years of leadership, program management and solution development experience to his role as Principal Solutions Architect for GovernmentCIO. Ray specializes in delivering enterprise value driven technology solutions, directing cross-functional teams, and leading complex projects from conception through completion. Ray has a diverse background of experiences that includes architecture, assessments, solutions design and delivery, vendor analysis, infrastructure and quality processes. Ray has successfully delivered engagements for Federal and Commercial clients across multiple industries and geographies. Ray earned his Bachelors in Psychology from La Salle University and graduated from the Systems Automation Officers Program from the US Army.

Principal Solutions Architect, GovernmentCIO

Sarah Sybert joined GovernmentCIO Media & Research as a staff writer/researcher in March 2021, where she primarily covers the Department of Health and Human Services. Before Sarah joined the team, she covered defense, industry and information technology reports and events with Executive Mosaic. Her work has helped connect private and public sector leaders and promote awareness of emerging market trends. 

When she’s not on the job, you can find her hiking in Shenandoah, checking out the newest “hole-in-the-wall” coffee shop or jamming on the guitar.  Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in English, with minors in Creative Writing and Film Studies, at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Agenda

 
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Opening Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat

  • Danielle Metz, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise, DOD
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Cloud Computing and Agency Missions

Digital modernization has presented agencies with large data repositories that can be used for research, analysis, and improving the delivery of government services. Hear from technical executives on how their organizations are using cloud computing to instate comprehensive data strategies to guide federal IT transformation and better deliver on their agencies' core missions.

  • Daniel LaMarco, Senior Solutions Architect, Infor
  • Joe Foster, Cloud Computing Program Manager, NASA
  • Mike Horton, CDO, DHS
  • Moderator: Sarah Sybert, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Cloud Security

Cloud transformation programs have entailed significant investment in off-premise solutions and new data storage technologies, both of which present newfound security risks for federal agencies. Hear from information security executives on how their organizations are adapting to these challenges and ensuring sensitive information remains protected amidst large-scale digital transformation.

  • Kenneth Bible, CISO, DHS
  • Sean Connelly, TIC Program Manager & Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA
  • David Jenkins, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
  • Korie Seville, Cybersecurity Specialist, DISA
  • Moderator: Ray Lo Presti, Principal Solutions Architect, GovernmentCIO
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Fireside Chat: Cloud Computing for Research and Diagnostics

Cloud computing has allowed for the storage and processing of an unprecedented wealth of data, a capacity that has enabled new frontiers in research and complex data analytics. Hear from specialists in research-focused wings of the federal government on how their departments are leveraging the cloud to power advances in medicine, public health, and national security.

  • Jeff Shilling, CIO, NCI
  • Moderator: Joe Augustine, Senior Solutions Architect & Director of Cloud Innovation Center, GovernmentCIO
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Closing Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research