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Cloud & Infrastructure Working Group Launch Agenda

September 4, 2019 at USDA Jefferson Auditorium: 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250 Registration

September 4, 2019

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7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Opening

This free ½ day event launches the project teams for the ATARC Cloud Working Group.  This is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics of interest to the Federal cloud & infrastructure community. The group’s goal is to provide the Federal Government with recommendations for methods to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cloud smart and cutting-edge infrastructure solutions.
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8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Gary Washington

Gary Washington

CIO, USDA

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8:35 AM

Visionary Keynote

NIST is developing the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) which is a set of models expressed in standard notations, offering machine-readable representations of information pertaining to the publication, implementation, and assessment of security and privacy controls. By promoting transparency and interoperability along with rigorous validation of data in context, OSCAL formats provide a foundation for automation and machine assistance of many tasks and activities related to systems security. OSCAL is being developed through a collaborative approach with the public. It is designed to improve system security planning, assessment, and monitoring, with a technology that is both user- and developer-friendly.

Michaela Iorga

Michaela Iorga

Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing, NIST

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8:55 AM

5 Minute Q&A

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9:00 AM

Visionary Panel: Cloud Working Group Project Teams

This panel will explore recent developments in the cloud computing space and how to drive mature IT practices using cloud technology. In addition, 4 out of the 8 Cloud & Infrastructure Working Group Project Teams will be discussed during this panel. 

Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron

Director, Enterprise Network Management, Department of State

Katy Warren

Katy Warren

Principal Engineer, MITRE

Bobby Duffy

Bobby Duffy

Special Advisor, OIG, DHS

Charles Sun

Charles Sun

Government Executive, IPv6 Expert, Columnist

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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9:45 AM

5 Minute Q&A

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9:50 AM

10 Minute Break

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10:00 AM

ATARC Cloud & Infrastructure Optimization Center Discussion

The ATARC Cloud & Infrastructure Optimization Center powered by Equinix is a state-of-the-art physical test environment for the Federal government to analyze, test and validate new cloud and infrastructure technologies, as well as network designs and proofs of concepts for data center consolidation and deployment.

Brian Bonacci

Brian Bonacci

Sr. Director- Federal Partnerships and Channels, Equinix

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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10:15 AM

10 Minute Q&A

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10:25 AM

Open Discussion: Project Team Objectives and New Groups

ATARC Working Groups are led by IT thought leaders within government, academia and private industry, to promote collaboration and thought leadership within the Federal IT community. Each Working Group includes Project Teams that examine emerging technology challenges within the Federal Government, providing recommendations for agencies to become more efficient and cost effective using cutting-edge IT solutions and technologies.
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10:45 AM

Closing Remarks

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