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The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun to leverage 5G to support many of its teleservices, like telehealth, which has seen substantial growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with industry, VA is leading the way in groundbreaking solutions for Veterans. VA Director of Network Engineering Dan Mesimer and T-Mobile for Government Vice President David Bezzant join us to discuss the growth and adoption of 5G, which provides more network capacity and decreased lag time, ultimately enabling organizations to share more information faster.
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Digitalization is rising as a promising avenue to accelerate business processes, automate data intake, improve analysis and overall help end users streamline their work. IRS Enterprise Digitalization & Case Management Senior Advisor Mitch Winans and NetDocuments Vice President of Product Jill Schornack share how digitalization efforts they’re taking are making a difference for their customer communities.
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Misconceptions and over-simplified language dominate the zero trust conversation, which can be so demanding for organizations looking for the right starting point. Rob Wood, CISO of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Jim Richberg, Public Sector Field CISO for Fortinet Federal, explore how zero trust is an "insider risk program" and how to customize it so that it's both transparent and accessible to end-users.
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Federal agencies are faced with evolving cybersecurity priorities around new executive orders and other efforts to keep data and systems secure amid high-profile breaches. BESPIN Software Factory CTO James “Guideaux” Crocker and Dynatrace Federal CTO Willie Hicks discuss the path to zero trust, the barriers to implementing some of these efforts in the federal space as well as some approaches to these challenges, including ICAM solutions and SBOMs.
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Agencies are accelerating the transition from paper-based to fully electronic processes to align with upcoming federal requirements, reduce manual workloads and improve user experience. As part of President Biden’s recent customer experience executive order, agencies are tasked with improving the digital experience by modernizing web applications.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director of Demand Management Drew Myklegard joined Software AG Government Solution CTO Chris Broneman to discuss how oftware-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are becoming more popular at the same time agencies are increasingly migrating operations to the cloud and look to move their computing off-prem.
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AFWERX Spark Cell Director Garrett Custons and Dcode Senior Program Manager Riya Patel discuss the cultural foundations that go into technology modernization. AFWERX is nestled under the Air Force Research Lab and works to transition agile, affordable and accelerated capabilities and technologies through a teaming approach.
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Acting Health and Human Services' Program Support Center Chief Financial Officer Mike Peckham joined OneStream Software Vice President Michael Germaine to discuss how agencies are grappling with how to make financial reporting better. The two explained how the financial management modernization landscape is changing and some best practices to navigate it.
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Navy Principal Cyber Advisor Chris Cleary and DLT Chief Cyber Security Technologist Don Maclean joined GovCIO Media & Research Senior Staff Writer Kate Macri to discuss the White House Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity and some of the common pitfalls federal agencies might encounter when deploying zero trust.
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FDA Acting CTO Sohail Chaudhry joined Automation Anywhere Senior Federal Account Executive Ryan Patrick to discuss how the FDA is leveraging automation, including RPA and machine learning-as-a-service, to improve case management, data modeling, digitization and more.

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