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2020 Election Resiliency: Integrity vs Disruption

September 23, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

Ensuring the integrity of a free election process is a sacred task in the United States. It involves the Federal, State, and Local Government and a massive amount of volunteers coming together to ensure a fair process.  This is a difficult process during normal times considering threats from foreign and domestic adversaries combined with the coordination required to ensure every vote is counted. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the threat landscape for the 2020 election cycle and our upcoming election processes will be under unprecedented scrutiny to ensure that our democratic institutions are protected from outside influence. This panel of national election security experts will discuss how adversaries may exploit the unique factors of the upcoming elections, from vote-by-mail to disinformation campaigns, to further disrupt the upcoming elections, and offer possible solutions that can be implemented by governments and voters to counter these threats.
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Modernizing Federal IT through DevSecOps

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September 24, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

New ways of working have emerged, both for citizens and the government agencies serving them. Agencies are reevaluating their technology needs during this pandemic time, and furthering their IT modernization, through DevSecOps. This panel will set out to discuss how advancements in DevSecOps lead to an increased visibility for security and push for further modernization in the Federal IT space. These topic experts will also discuss solutions for successfully implementing DevOps methodology, tools, and techniques within Federal agencies in a time of continuous change and telework.
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Data Analytics: Challenges and Solutions in the COVID-19 Era

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October 1, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

An information sharing event focused on leveraging and accelerating the use of data analytics technologies to navigate the present and post-pandemic future. Subject matter experts explore successfully implemented core data practices as evidenced in specific use cases. Thought leaders imagine the “art of the possible” in expanding on data analytics applications and benefits internal to the federal government and for improved public facing services.
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Cloud Migration: An Important Shift to Strengthen Federal Cloud Infrastructure

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October 8, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

This year has proven the need to strengthen Federal Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Security. Since the first federal mandate to consolidate data centers and move data and applications to the cloud, government agencies have been testing different approaches and paths to success. Out of these different approaches, some of the best strategies and policies have emerged. Tune into this webinar to listen as subject matter experts go in depth on the importance of Cloud Migration, and the different strategies to strengthen their Federal Agencies Cloud Infrastructure. Hear how the different strategies to strengthen Cloud Infrastructure were affected by the shift to a remote workforce during the time of COVID-19.
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TIC 3.0: Let the Evolution Begin

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October 15, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

A collaborative panel discussion around the already evidenced and future evolution of TIC 3.0 – and where agencies stand in their confidence to take steps towards its implementation. What started as a higher level “Cloud Smart” adoption strategy, has progressed into an enhanced set of protection frameworks. Yet the guidance remains dynamic, adaptable and descriptive to accommodate the evolving cloud, mobility and remote working technologies as well as varying levels of individual agencies’ risk tolerance. Hear from large and small agency cloud adoption leaders about their distinct use cases, including remote user access, modernization of branch offices, and network modernization. Join the experts in their discussion of navigating the various cloud strategies and best path forward. 
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Network Modernization in the Context of TIC 3.0

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October 22, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM EST

A panel discussion on network modernization in relation to the challenges of delivering enterprise-wide security and performance under the new normal.  Agency leaders examine the limitations of traditional Wide Area Networks, and the benefits of redesigning WAN infrastructure in the context of TIC 3.0 guidance. What are the advantages of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) and what can be gained from smarter connectivity across distributed environments – data centers, clouds, branch offices, and teleworkers? Learn about SD-WAN enabled cost savings, zero touch provisioning new branches, critical security functionality, intent-based networking, and streamlined network operations. Join us for this collaborative discussion.
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Past Webinars:

Federal Zero Trust Virtual Summit

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This event brings together leaders in the federal cybersecurity ecosystem to discuss the challenges and changes they have faced securing their systems through COVID-19. See how these government thought-leaders are realigning policies and procedures to maintain a secure environment. Learn how traditional identity practices have been affected by the remote workforce, and the obstacles agencies have faced adjusting to new ways of identity management.

 CIO Discussion: IT Challenges Through the COVID-19 Crisis

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This webinar covers the resiliency of agencies. Federal CIOs will describe the process to achieve resilience by becoming digital organizations, lessons learned, and the long term impact of the innovations discovered due to the crisis.

The GITEC Emerging Technology Virtual Awards

The GITEC Emerging Technology Awards recognize government and industry leaders who have made significant contributions in the advancement and implementation of technology innovations within the public sector. 

Database DevOps: Transforming the Government Amidst COVID-19

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COVID-19 has presented many challenges, along with significant growth opportunities, when it comes to digital transformation within the federal government. This 60-minute webinar will focus on cultural changes the pandemic era has spawned, challenges that come with shifting to telework, and effects the pandemic will have on the future.

Roadmap to Resiliency, A Series – Part 2

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In many countries,  the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered new challenges and obstacles for government agencies. Many are still grappling with how to use funds for maximum impact as they embrace the “New Normal.” Join us for part two of this three-part series, which will cover the readiness of agencies, the lessons learned, applying lessons, and being ready for what’s next. Federal CIOs will go in-depth about the changes and innovations that have been incorporated into their agency and how they plan to make it a part of the “New Normal”.

Cloud Security Challenges During the COVID-19 Crisis 

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As more and more organizations move to cloud infrastructures, whether it is moving to Office365 or using Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, there are challenges that go with these migrations.  We’re also seeing malicious actors taking notice of these new attack surfaces and as such organizations need to better understand not only the threats targeting the cloud but also how to overcome some of the challenges brought on moving to the cloud.  In this virtual session, we’ll be discussing all these areas with insights from a number of experts in their field.

Evolving Cybersecurity Needs of Teleworkers During COVID-19

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This year has proven the need to accelerate digital transformation and leverage the momentum of digital modernization. Digital modernization is driving change across Federal agencies in order to create a modern, secure, coordinated, transparent and cost-effective IT architecture that improves the cyber threat posture and transforms data into actionable information. With the acceleration of digital initiatives, an integrated approach to digital risk management is an even more critical element of success. Hear thought leaders from both the public and private sectors talk about how they’re using these guidelines to develop secure telework environments. 

Data Analytics: Working Group Virtual Launch

Explore recent developments in the data analytics space and how to drive mature IT practices using secure technology. This event launches the project teams for the ATARC AI & Data Analytics Working Group. Join ATARC as we discuss trending and relevant topics in Federal IT surrounding data analytics. Here thought-leaders will discuss their paths moving forward to help advance the public sector’s adoption of new data analytics practices.

Navigating the NIST SP 800-63B Digital Identity Guidelines

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This panel will focus on the NIST SP 800-63B Digital guidelines around authentication, access, and federation.  These panelists will discuss how  One-time passwords (OTP), multi-factor authentication, and Biometrics are the new norm in developing a modernized Identity & Access Management solution. 

Security in the New Digital Age: Working Group Virtual Launch

Explore recent developments in the security space and how to drive mature IT practices using secure technology. This event launches the project teams for the ATARC Security Working Group. Join ATARC as we discuss trending and relevant topics in Federal IT Surrounding Security. Here thought-leaders will discuss their paths moving forward to help advance the public sector’s adoption of new cybersecurity practices.

Rationalizing IT Spend in the COVID-19 Response

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Agencies are reevaluating their technology needs during this pandemic time. They are taking a critical look at software license optimization in order to reduce spending and minimize growing risk. Hear how this thought-leader are proactively determining compliance risks and reducing the time required to support an audit. This webinar will discuss how federal agencies are handling the COVID-19 response and their path to move forward. How are agencies reducing spend and risk during a pandemic?

Roadmap to Resiliency, A Series – Part 1

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In many countries, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered new challenges and obstacles for government agencies. Many are still grappling with how to use funds for maximum impact as they embrace the “Next Normal.” Tune-in to this three part series on government agencies response to pandemic. Join us for part one, which will cover the framework for dealing with a crisis like the Pandemic. Federal CIOs will recall how their agency responded to the crisis, as well as lessons learned.

Increase Agency Productivity in the Dynamic Economy

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New ways of working have emerged, both for citizens and the government agencies serving them. The old, monolithic approach to work, where most employees are engaged in large agency-wide initiatives, is no longer effective. Now that many are working remotely, how do you continue to manage agency productivity and get it all done? Join this panel of government thought-leaders for a dynamic discussion on the role remote work productivity and collaborative work management play in addressing evolving needs in this dynamic economy. 

Securing Government Networks – A Roundtable Discussion from the Experts Webinar

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This 60-minutes discussion will focus on Cybersecurity and government agencies preparedness and processes. As the number complexity of threats continue to grow daily, this roundtable discussion will explore what concerns government agency SecOp teams. Learn best practices to secure your network against cyber threats and increase your cyber resilience. What is the next big game changer coming to help secure government networks?

UMD Certificate in Principles and Tools for Cybersecurity IT Leaders Webinar

The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and ATARC Certificate in Principles and Tools for Cybersecurity IT Leaders is going virtual! This certificate, offered by the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business in collaboration with ATARC, provides Cybersecurity leaders in industry and government with a solid grounding in core business tools and principles as relevant to emerging security threats, mitigation, and preparedness. Tune into this free informational webinar to learn more about this course and its new virtual aspects.

Managing and Securing Federal Software Delivery Pipelines Webinar

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An information-sharing event focused on the increased need to manage and secure software delivery pipelines as development teams become more geographically dispersed.  Tune-in for a keynote from Nicolas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer, USAF on how the Department of Defense moved to Kubernetes and istio. Followed- by a panel of thought leaders discussing how they’ve seen organizations adopt industry-standard best practices for managing and securing software delivery pipelines.

The IDEA Act and Digital Transformation Webinar

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An information-sharing event focused on prioritizing citizen and employee experience through digital modernization and transformation. Join us for a 60- minute long information sharing event focused on digital access and service delivery in a time of social distancing. Here thought leaders will discuss how they are ensuring digital transformation, improving accessibility, and updating internal digital services to allow for wide information spread.

This is Not a Drill: DevOps During COVID-19

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This panel will share lessons from the front lines of government DevOps practice. These topic experts will discuss solutions for successfully implementing DevOps methodology, tools, and techniques within Federal agencies in a time of continuous change and telework. We’ll take a moment to share notes from our agencies’ DevOps journeys — what’s working well, what we might learn from, and what we might wish we had done more of had we known the pandemic was imminent.

Federal I&O Guide Delivering Availability, Compliance and Cyber Resilience During a Crisis

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An information-sharing event focused on the increased need for availability, disaster recovery, and data protection solutions in a time of uncertainty. Join this panel for an in-depth IT resilience discussion focused on reducing planned AND unplanned downtime, preparing NIST-readiness with data recovery and risk mitigation in mind, using orchestration and automation to reduce resource, labor and time consumption, and finding the right approach for on-premises, public or private cloud.

The Role of Zero-Trust Security in the Remote Workforce

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This webinar will focus on Zero Trust and how we need to be thinking differently about security, risk, & governance. The topics covered will include the convergence of government policies and moving to a continuous compliance model. Panelists will also discuss the Importance of AI while using unsupervised machine learning to enhance the mission of your agency or organization.

Accelerating TIC 3.0 Adoption in Pandemic

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This information-sharing event is focused on the TIC 3.0 guidance policy. Hear thought leaders from both the public and private sectors talk about how they’re using these guidelines to develop secure telework environments. How are they using the cloud to create a faster and safer sensitive information access system? See what these experts are doing to execute network and cloud security during COVID-19.

DevOps During COVID-19

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View this 60-minute webinar on-demand to learn about the changes happening within the DevOps community as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Listen to thought leaders in the public and private sector talk about the cultural changes this pandemic era has spawned, what challenges they’ve faced shifting to telework and what effects this pandemic will have on the future. 

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