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ATARC 2021 DevOps Virtual Summit

February 23, 2021 from 1:30-3:45 PM Eastern Time | 2.5 CPE Credits Available for this Event***
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1:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

Tom Suder

Tom Suder

CEO, ATARC

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1:30 PM

Visionary Keynote Fire Side Chat

Lauren Knausenberger

Lauren Knausenberger

Chief Information Officer, US Air Force

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

CEO, ATARC

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1:45 PM

Emerging Technology Tech Talks

The ATARC 2021 DevOps Survey: How Federal Agencies Are Delivering Better Code Faster  

In a recent research study on the Federal DevOps landscape conducted in over 27 DoD and Civilian government departments and agencies, IT leaders shared challenges and successes related to the state of software development in their organizations. We learned that those respondents who were able to measure that they were releasing code more quickly attributed their success to six key factors that significantly improved their speed to mission and reduced their cycle time.

Join this presentation to learn:

  • Top challenges agencies are facing in development, deployment, testing, and delivery

  • What six steps steps successful agencies are taking to accelerate code development and delivery

  • Why reducing complexity can substantially speed up software delivery and the ATO process 

Discover how your organization can reduce risk and increase the velocity and volume of deployments to the field while simultaneously increasing team collaboration and innovation. 

Traci  Robinson-Williams

Traci Robinson-Williams

Technology Business Strategist / Digital & Cultural Transformation Evangelist, GitLab

Securing the Software Supply Chain

Did you know that it’s believed the root cause of the SolarWinds hack were vulnerabilities within the software supply chain?  Lack of code review, inaccessibility to evidence, and disconnected processes are only a few of the potential flaws that doomed SolarWinds.  This is the result of lazy coding, poor practices,— and the lack of process automation to make it easy to detect and mitigate these security risks.

CloudBees provides Software Delivery Automation (SDA) capabilities that make the secure way easy so Government agencies and their partners can deliver responsive, timely and secure software capabilities.

Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson

Senior Solutions Architect, CloudBees

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2:07 PM

Exploring DevOps in the Time of Covid-19

 This year has proven the need to strengthen DevOps capabilities, and a need to solve the DevOps challenges brought forth due to the pandemic. This panel will explore the current state of technology, use cases, and limitations of DevOps, in the Federal Government space. Listen in as subject matter experts share lessons learned and solutions to the challenges brought on to their agency’s as a result of COVID-19. What strategies have been put in place in order to strengthen DevOps as the Federal Government is starting to embrace  a “new normal”?  Find out how these topic experts have pushed through the challenges brought forth through COVID-19.

Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Lead DevOps Engineer, US Navy

Cindy Good

Cindy Good

Program Manager, Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Cloud Strategist and Data Center Services Manager (Acting), Federal Aviation Administration

Steven Pruskowski

Steven Pruskowski

Security Test & Evaluation (ST&E) Federal Lead, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security

 Shenandoah Speers

Shenandoah Speers

Associate Chief Information Officer for Applications, Applications Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Derek Weeks

Derek Weeks

Vice President, Sonatype; Co-founder, All Day DevOps

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Moderator: Jory Heckman

Reporter, Federal News Network

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2:55 PM

Emerging Technology Talks

Shearing DevSecOps

Many teams balk when they see “standardize” in a sentence with “software practices”.  Standardization is interpreted as “too rigid” or “anti-innovation.”  Identifying where rigidity and maluablity is required are important for DevSecOps.  DevSecOps should be viewed as a standardized business process.  Pace-Layering your DevSecOps approach ensures rigidity where required, while allowing for maximum adaptability when necessary.

Bill Bensing

Bill Bensing

Software Factory Lead, Managing Architect, Red Hat

A DevOps Approach to FICAM

The Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) initiative to consolidate all government-wide identity, credential, and access management activities requires a new approach to traditional IAM systems.  The demand to develop and deploy new capabilities across federal government agencies has only accelerated over the past year. One of the best ways to speed time to market, scale for peak demand, and increase efficiency is by using a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution that supports a multi-cloud DevOps deployment model, utilizing containerization and orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes. This Tech Talk will show how the ForgeRock DevOps-enabled identity platform can be utilized to develop a segment architecture in accordance with the FICAM Roadmap and implementation guidance.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller

Principal Sales Engineer for U.S. Federal Government, ForgeRock

Adding PostgreSQL to Your DevOps Solutions Using EDB Products and Capabilities

Traditionally, the barrier between developers and database administrators has often been viewed as an impediment to building innovative yet reliable applications at a pace that meets the demands of today’s rapidly changing user expectations and requirements.  One of the main objectives of a DevOps culture is to break down the barriers that exist between development and operations. Learn how EDB can help you break down those barriers and add PostgreSQL, one of the world’s most popular open source databases, to your DevOps delivered solutions.

Matthew Lewandowski

Matthew Lewandowski

Field CTO at EDB

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3:16 PM

Strengthening The Future of DevOps Through Emerging Technology

Listen as DevOps Experts explain the importance of DevOps across the Federal Government. In this period of time of building the “new normal”, What emerging technology has led to strengthening DevOps?  This panel will set out to explain the emerging technology that has been used to help strengthen federal  DevOps, along with the future of DevOps in the Federal Government. What does it mean to strengthen your agency’s DevOps? Where do these Federal Leaders see the future of DevOps going, and what emerging technology will help it get there? Here topic experts will discuss the best practices to implement to strengthen federal DevOps, some lessons learned, as well as some challenges from along the way. 

Rayvn Manuel

Rayvn Manuel

Sr. Application Developer | DevOps Engineer, The Smithsonian Institution

 Christopher Crist

Christopher Crist

Chief, Cyber Operations and Development Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems, U.S. Transportation Command, United States Department of Defense

Paula Wagner

Paula Wagner

Chief, Systems Delivery Division, Office of Information Technology, Management Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security

Ed Phillips

Ed Phillips

IT Specialist (GIS Developer), Science Systems Development Section, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, U.S. Geological Survey

 David Wray

David Wray

Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Micro Focus Government Solutions

Moderator: Tom Temin

Moderator: Tom Temin

Co-Host, Federal News Radio

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4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Beginner, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Live presented online due to COVID-19. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy