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Artificial Intelligence Operations-Enabling Government
Agencies To Do More With Less

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April 29, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Government agencies are always being asked to do more, with less budget and resources. By embracing Artificial Intelligence Operations (AIOps), agencies can get a holistic view of their enterprise and identify tactics to advance their mission. They can reduce costs, increase output, replace manual tasks with automation, and optimize the capacity of their workforce. When agencies deploy AIOps, what are the challenges that they face? What are the potential benefits? Join this panel of government leaders and topic experts to learn more about the importance of AIOps and how it is changing the way agencies operate.

Cyberattacks and the Path Forward 

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May 5, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Join this webinar to hear from government and industry thought leaders about the recent cyberattacks, the lessons that were learned, and the path moving forward. The cyber threats faced by the private and public sector call for increased collaboration and cooperation across the IT industry, and with those responsible for defending countries from cyberattacks. Recent cyberattacks highlight the need for enhanced collaboration within the industry to collectively improve how we prevent, manage, and remediate these kinds of threats and operations in the future, and underscores the need for deeper public and private partnerships to create a more secure environment for everyone.

Why Agency IT Modernization is Essential for Dynamic Cybersecurity

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May 6, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM EDT

Join this webinar to hear from topic experts and learn how agencies are taking new approaches, changing organizational cultures, and building confidence in modernized and secure IT architectures. Take away practical information to leverage the latest technologies for automating processes, improving enterprise security, and satisfying the mobile Federal workforce.

 

Edge Computing – A Must for 5G and IOT Success

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May 20, 2021, 10-11 AM EDT

With the rise of remote work it is of the most importance to secure data where it is stored and while it is in flight. Agencies need secure technology infrastructure that can be accessed anywhere, at any time. New data architectures are allowing government employees to securely access data wherever they may be. This past year has shown the need for zero trust data access that enables users to access the data they need to get their jobs done no matter where they are working.   

 

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Returning to the Workplace: Using IT for Modern Hybrid Work Environments

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The workplace of April 2021 looks dramatically different than the workplace of March 2020. While employees have adjusted to the changes in policies, procedures, and even work location, are they as engaged and fulfilled as they were one year ago? Now more than ever, it is critical to provide self-service access to workplace information that helps people do their jobs and feel secure that management understands and is addressing their concerns as they pertain to safety, access to technology, and interaction with colleagues. Learn how a human-centric approach to managing employee services can inform and shape the rollout of new systems and processes to support today’s workforce.

Cloud and Coffee with Monique Bourque and Peter Le, DOJ

Join us for a Cloud and Coffee event with special guests Monique Borque and Peter Le! Monique Bourque is the Assistant Director for Innovation Engineering at the US Department of Justice, Justice Management Division.  Her Innovation Engineering Team under the DOJ CTO leads the ideation, design, planning, sourcing, and integration of technology approaches by engaging with DOJ components to understand their business needs and identify opportunities for sharable solutions. Peter Le is the Government Task Manager for the Cloud Management Team at the US Department of Justice, Justice Management Division. He oversees the Department’s enterprise task order for infrastructure procurement of AWS, Azure, and cloud migration professional services. 

RPA – How to Buy It: GSA TTS and DOL Use Case

This is a one-hour webinar session on the RPA capabilities at DOL and GSA TTS, hosted by the AI and Data Analytics Working Group – RPA Project Team at ATARC. Our panelists will be sharing there presentations on the topic and will be taking live audience questions throughout. Technology Transformation Services (TTS) applies modern methodologies and technologies to improve the lives of the public and public servants in order to help agencies make their services more accessible, efficient, and effective with modern applications, platforms, processes, personnel, and software solutions. Register below to learn more. 

IoT Security: Are We Keeping Pace with the Threats?

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Join us for this thought leader discussion as topic experts explore the ‘art of the possible’ in IoT use cases in Federal space, but also what can and needs to be done to prevent IoT cyber-attacks like phishing, ransomware, and crypto mining. Where do we stand with creating and complying with IoT security regulations and standardization? What are some lessons learned and success stories to be shared from successful IoT security strategies?

Cloud and Coffee with Rona Bunn, CIO, ITA Department of Commerce

 

Join us for a Cloud and Coffee event with special guest Rona Bunn! She serves as the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). She is leading the Technology, Services and Innovation (TSI) organization, driving the ITA’s digital transformation; shifting business focus to realization of IT value, while improving the organization’s ability to execute, increase efficiency and achieve ITA’s goals.

Identity-Centric Security: The New Agency Perimeter

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COVID-19 has accelerated the need for Privileged Identity Management (PIM). As remote agency workforces expand, there is little question that Privileged Identity Management will play an increasingly crucial role in mitigating cyber-attacks. Recent cyber breach news is a reminder that privileged credentials are highly targeted by threat actors.

Defending Againt Supply Chain Attacks

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Join the webinar to learn more about how micro-segmentation can reduce the network attack surface, improve breach containment and strengthen regulatory compliance. How can and why should Federal agencies shift to a Zero Trust security strategy? How can micro-segmentation help defend against advanced cyberthreats at a granular level? Hear about ways to overcome challenges in implementing better security strategies.

The Impending Cybersecurity Pandemic – Is Your Agency Prepared?

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Organizational operations are more connected than ever with telework, cloud, IoT devices, industrial Control Systems (ICS), smart vehicles, medical devices, C2 systems, and more. All of this has fueled the fire for nation-state espionage and cybercrime which are at an all-time high. Recent events clearly demonstrate the complexity of attacks has increased. Government agencies don’t have to be caught off-guard – it’s survival of the fittest.

ATARC Integrated Cyber Strategies Virtual Summit

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In this session, learn more about Zero Trust Architecture (NIST Special Publication 800-207) and how to leverage ZT strategies to see and control all devices and users across enterprise networks with proactive protection from evolving threats.

Federal DevSecOps: Pushing Forward

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DevSecOps within the Federal landscape has been a topic of growing priority, implementation, and necessity over the past several years. Join this webinar to hear from leaders in DevSecOps practices as they discuss the current status, modern projects, and drive forward of Federal DevSecOps platforms used to push IT modernization, operational efficiency, and cybersecurity. Listen as topic experts discuss the middle point of where DevSecOps, Zero Trust, and enterprise IT as a service (ITaaS) meet, and create effective, secure, modern, operational systems within the Federal IT ecosystem. Hear first-hand the current status, challenges, successes, and vision for the future, as viewed by DevSecOps leaders and practitioners in Federal Agencies. What do Government decision-makers see as the future of DevSecOps? Where within the government are best practices in place? Where is there still the most room for growth?

Cloud and Coffee with Thomas Santucci, Director, GSA

Join us for a Cloud and Coffee event with special guest Thomas Santucci! He is the Director of the Data Center & Cloud Optimization Initiative PMO at the General Services Administration (GSA). He oversees the PMO’s managing partner responsibilities for the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), helps implement the federal Cloud Smart strategy, and serves as Co-Chair of the Federal CIO Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, which has over 1,600 members from across the federal IT workforce.

Breach Detection: Becoming as Agile as The Attackers

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Join ATARC for a robust discussion on how agencies are innovating to stay ahead of advisories.  Hear from Dr Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon institute as he shares the latest results of a 2021 Government Breach Trends Study that examines the problems and what innovation is happening across government to move to a more proactive security posture. Then learn what our panel of experts are doing to improve breach detection and response in a landscape where they are inundated by new, rapidly-evolving challenges as well as lessons learned.

ATARC 2021 Zero Trust Virtual Summit

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New ways of working and sharing information have emerged within the Federal Government. This has pushed agencies to reevaluate their technology needs and develop plans to further their IT modernization strategy. Zero Trust has come to the forefront of enabling this shift to a teleworking work force. Listen as topic experts dive into the importance of Zero Trust and how it is evolving the Federal Government’s view of security. What does Zero Trust Security mean to Federal requirements? What are some best practices Federal Agencies are using to enforce Zero Trust?

Cyber Compliance Boosted by Automation

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In this panel discussion, Federal IT executives address how to better manage the risk of sensitive data exposure through improved cyber compliance. What steps can be taken to verify trust in the Federal Government supply chain? How to source reliably secure solutions? Where and when to use automation as a compliance, monitoring, and remediation mechanism? Listen to our panelists explore the “art of the possible” as well as share lessons learned and best practices.

Data Management for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

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New ways of working and sharing information have emerged within the Federal Government. This has pushed agencies to reevaluate their technology needs and develop plans to further their IT modernization strategy. This panel will examine the current challenges, recent successes and lessons learned by Federal IT Government Leaders within the Federal Cloud space. Hear as topic experts dive into how they reevaluated their agencies’ technology needs during this pandemic, and further strengthened their agencies’ data capabilities. What strategies have been put in place in order to strengthen Cloud as the Federal Government is starting to embrace a “new normal”? What type of solutions have been made available to help strengthen Federal Data Management within a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud?

Cloud and Coffee with Nagesh Rao, CIO, Bureau of Industry and Security

Join us for a Cloud and Coffee event with special guest, Nagesh Rao, acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Bureau of Industry and Security within the US Department of Commerce. Most recently, he was Director of Business Technology Solutions (BiTS) at the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the Chief Information Officer, and prior to Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence within SBA’s Office of Investment & Innovation.

ATARC 2021 Low Code Virtual Summit

Join the ATARC 2021 Low Code Virtual Summit on March 2, 2021, from 1:30-4 PM EST to hear Federal IT topic experts discuss how an agile approach such as low code allows teams to effectively meet their agencies mission requirements, even with the constant changes we have seen over the past year. Hear thought leaders share how they are using lowcode technologies to not increase their mission delivery and remain adaptable to changing climates. 

Managing Millions of Machine Identities Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

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Tune into this session to hear from Federal Leaders on the unique challenges of managing these identities across hybrid cloud environments. What are the fundamental capabilities needed for enterprise-wide management of machine identities? Listen as subject matter experts address different Federal cloud use cases, as well as lessons learned throughout this process.

ATARC 2021 DevOps Virtual Summit

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 event 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.

Cloud and Coffee with Nancy Gillis, CEO, Global Electronics Council

Join us for this week’s Cloud and Coffee event with Ms. Nancy Gillis, CEO of Global Electronics Council! Gillis has more than 20 years’ experience leveraging sustainability to increase competitiveness, reduce risk and foster innovation in both public and private sector organizations. Prior to joining the Green Electronics Council, Nancy was the Global Lead for Resilient and Responsible Supply Chains with Ernst & Young (EY) and managed sustainable procurement engagements for Fortune 100 companies. She joined EY from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Federal Government’s procurement agency that oversees approximately $45 billion of annual spend. At GSA, she served as the Director of the Federal Supply Chain office, responsible for expanding the use of sustainability criteria and ecolabels in federal procurements. Nancy has a graduate degree in Communications Technology from Georgetown University.

The Impact of Telework on Cybersecurity across the Federal Government 

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An information-sharing event that is focused on the impact that telework—accelerated by COVID-19, is having on cybersecurity across the Federal Government. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued several memorandums such as M-19-17 and M-20-19 to encourage and maximize telework flexibilities for the Federal workforce. Topic Leaders will go in-depth about the cybersecurity authentication changes and innovations that have been incorporated into their agency and how they plan to make it a part of the “New Normal”. What authentication tools helped the Federal Government make the switch to teleworking? Where do these Federal Leaders see the future of teleworking taking the Federal Government?

Federal Agencies and Attack Surface Management

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2020 became the year of haste. Workforces and workloads went remote. In fact, the word “remote” is attached to everything, from jobs to meetings to schools to family gatherings. One of the single most significant changes that have occurred in 2020 for organizations is their digital attack surface. In many cases, the internet is now an organization’s network and houses everything from their users to their corporate resources and supply chains. The decisions of 2020 will indeed ‘determine the course of eternity’—at least the new normal for security teams. Hear as panelists talk about the shift to remote working, the challenges it brought, strategies to make the most of it, and overall preparedness for their agencies to go remote. What were some lessons learned? What would these federal leaders have done differently?  Tune into this panel to hear these federal leaders discuss the future of the workforce, and where they see it going in 2021 as we continue to adjust to the “new normal”.

NRC Digital Transformation Virtual Summit

This unique event brings together members from across the NRC IT space to discuss the agency’s digital transformation initiatives. Here topic experts and decision-makers will discuss success stories and plans for process transformation as it pertains to people, technology, infrastructure, contracts, and partnerships. Listen as the NRC explains how they solved problems such as remote work, inaccessible data, agency workflow application, finding and integrating disparate agency data for decision making, and more. Hear what is in store for the NRC for the future, and where they will go from here. 

Cloud and Coffee with John Ramsey

Join us for this Cloud and Coffee session with special guest, Chief Information Security Officer, John Ramsey!  John was formerly the CISO for the U.S. House of Representatives and members of Congress, which has 950 sites across the entire United States and associated territories. In 2017, he was selected as one of the top 100 CISOs globally, only one of two government CISOs selected.

The Need for Government to Manage Cryptographic and Quantum Risk

Mr. Brown is focused on the technical vision and direction for ISARA Corporation, a security solutions company specializing in creating crypto-agile and quantum-safe security solutions for today’s information technology ecosystems. ISARA is clearing the path to quantum-safe security for enterprises and governments by delivering practical, standardized solutions for a seamless migration. Prior to ISARA, Mike was Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry, where he co-founded the product security practice and was responsible for the vision and execution and has spoken at global security events including RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. He holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on cryptography.

Intelligent Automation for the Federal Government

Join us for an introduction to Intelligent Automation (IA) for the Federal Government. Hear from Government and Industry representatives about this powerful combination of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence), its applications and challenges in the federal government market.

ATARC 2021 Cloud Virtual Summit

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

The Future of Data Sharing within the Department of Defense

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New ways of working and sharing information have emerged within the Federal Government. This has pushed agencies to reevaluate their technology needs and develop plans to further their IT modernization strategy. For the DOD, specifically, the Joint All-Domain Command and Control  (JADC2) is an initiative to revitalize the military’s current command and control (C2) infrastructure by establishing a combined, synergistic network of sensors and warfighters that enables collective, real-time decision-making across the DOD.

Embracing a Data Driven Future

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New ways of working have emerged, both for Federal Government agencies and the citizens they serve.  This panel will examine the current challenges, recent successes and lessons learned by Federal IT Government Leaders within the Federal Cloud space. Hear as topic experts dive into how they reevaluated their agencies’ technology needs during this pandemic, and further strengthened their agencies’ data capabilities.

Cloud and Coffee with Mike Cassidy

On our latest Cloud and Coffee episode, we got to speak with Michael Cassidy, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the United States Trustee Program! He was able to share his accomplishments throughout his 26 years of experience as a technology leader where he developed, designed, tested, secured and implemented enterprise solutions for large organizations. 

ATARC 2021 Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

This year has proven the need to strengthen AI and Data Analytics capabilities, and a need to solve the AI and Data Analytics challenges brought forth due to the pandemic. This event will explore the current state of technology, use cases, and limitations of AI and Data Analytics, 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 AI and Data Analytics 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.

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