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By Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)
The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a collaborative forum for government, academia and industry to resolve emerging technology challenges. ATARC also introduces innovative technology from academic research labs to the Federal government and private industry.
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Cloud and Coffee with the Director of Design and Development at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Brian Whittaker
Join us for a Cloud and Coffee event with special guest, Brian Whittaker! Brian is the Director of Design and Development at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Prior to this role at CFPB, Brian was the Executive Director of 18F, an organization in the General Services Administration that collaborates with other agencies to fix technical problems, build products, and improve how government serves the public through technology. 
01:00:39
June 21, 2021
Digital Transformation with Director of Technology Transformation Services at GSA, Dave Zvenyach.
Dave Zvenyach is the Director of Technology Transformation Services at GSA. He is a Digital Transformation guru and expert who shares with us some best practices for Digital Transformation within the Federal Space, and his experience as a Transformation coach.
36:17
April 26, 2021
DevSecOps coffee chat with White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, Ken Kato
This week on the ATARC DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we have the pleasure of speaking with Ken Kato. Kato shares his experience and insights with us as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow.
30:36
March 29, 2021
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.
01:00:24
March 22, 2021
Federal DevSecOps: Pushing Forward
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?
01:03:37
March 22, 2021
Breach Detection: Becoming as Agile as The Attackers
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.
01:02:45
March 16, 2021
DevSecOps coffee chat with Chief Data Officer / Deputy Assistant Commissioner at ‎Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Justin Marsico
This week on the ATARC DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we have the pleasure of speaking with Justin Marsico. Marsico shares his experience and insights with us as the Chief Data Officer / Deputy Assistant Commissioner at ‎Bureau of the Fiscal Service.
34:08
March 16, 2021
ATARC 2021 Zero Trust Virtual Summit
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?
01:59:47
March 14, 2021
Cyber Compliance Boosted by Automation
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.
01:04:47
March 10, 2021
Data Management for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud
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?
01:03:01
March 10, 2021
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.
01:00:38
March 10, 2021
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 low–code technologies to not increase their mission delivery and remain adaptable to changing climates.
02:28:27
March 10, 2021
Managing Millions of Machine Identities Across Hybrid Cloud Environments
Everyone knows (but often fails to recognize) that for every human interaction with an online application or service there are hundreds if not thousands of invisible machine-to-machine interactions that support the same work. These machines can be actual boxes, virtualized systems, containers and clusters, or they can be ephemeral serverless applications …. but they all have one thing in common. They each have a unique IDENTITY. This identity needs to be protected. And moreover, the number of these identities is growing at an exponential rate. This is the realm of an emerging and fast-moving infosec category, Machine Identity Management. 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.
01:08:25
March 10, 2021
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.
02:36:31
March 10, 2021
Embracing a Data Driven Future
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.
01:05:53
March 10, 2021
DevSecOps coffee chat with Branch Chief at U.S. Small Business Administration, Andrew Fabrizio
This week on the ATARC DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we have the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Fabrizio. Fabrizio shares his experience and insights with us as the Branch Chief at SBA!
32:48
March 9, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Robyn Rees, Senior Advisor to Director, Human Capital and CHCO on workforce trends/innovative workforce planning
Robyn Rees serves as a strategic advisor for human capital transformation at the Department of the Interior (DOI). Ms. Rees leverages over 15 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) to articulate use cases for advanced technology insertions that resonate with non-technology business leaders.
44:24
March 1, 2021
Women’s History Month: Interview with Kurt Beyer, author of “Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age”
In honor of women's history month, ATARC hosted an interview with Kurt Beyer to talk about his book titled “Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age”. The interview was conducted by Jennifer Kenney-Smith of GitLab, who dug right into the phenomenon that Ms. Hopper was, her amazing thought leadership in regards to digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution, and the legacy she has left behind to help future female IT leaders forge their own paths.
56:45
February 26, 2021
The Impact of Telework on Cybersecurity across the Federal Government
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?
01:03:17
February 19, 2021
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.
01:00:05
February 19, 2021
Federal Agencies and Attack Surface Management
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”.
01:00:01
February 16, 2021
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.
02:51:21
February 12, 2021
The Need for Government to Manage Cryptographic and Quantum Risk
Executive Talk with Mike Brown, ISARA Corporation’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder 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.
01:00:29
February 5, 2021
Cloud and Coffee with special guest, Chief Information Security Officer, 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.
59:36
February 5, 2021
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.
01:00:55
February 5, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Bill James, Former VA Fed and current Independent Consultant at FedSmarts, LLC.
This week on the DevSecOps Coffee Chat.. We hear from the Chair of the ATARC Digital Transformation Working Group, Bill James! Bill joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an SES in the CIO organization in October 2016 and served as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). Today, Bill is an Independent Consultant, Offering Insight to Outcomes, at FedSmarts!
25:37
February 2, 2021
Cloud and Coffee with Mike Cassidy, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the United States Trustees Program
Welcome to ATARC’s Cloud and Coffee Series! This week’s guest is Mike Cassidy, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the United States Trustees Program. Cassidy provides technical strategy and guidance to deliver high quality products and services to the USTP user community. He is an accomplished technology leader with over 26 years of experience developing, designing, testing, securing and implementing enterprise solutions for large organizations. Prior to his position as CTO, Michael worked as a Cybersecurity Architect for DOJ, Enterprise Architect for Vcentra and a Principal Consultant for Microsoft providing Federal agencies high quality technical solutions with a focus on timely delivery within budget.
01:00:57
January 22, 2021
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.
02:55:42
January 20, 2021
Leveraging TIC 3.0 to Secure a Mobile Government Workforce
Join ATARC for a robust discussion on how agencies can leverage SASE-based TIC 3.0 to enable a secure mobile government workforce.  The shift to work from home, necessitated by the pandemic, has resulted in a “new normal” for federal agencies.  Hear thought leaders from both the public and private sectors discuss how TIC 3.0 guidelines can enable a secure telework environment for agency employees, and how agencies can use the cloud to create a faster and more secure sensitive information access system.  Learn what these experts are doing to execute network and cloud security during COVID-19 and lessons learned.
01:02:07
January 20, 2021
Risk Management Framework Best Practices for Robotic Process Automation and Bot Security
Risk Management Framework (RMF) is commonly used among the federal government, with the goals of improving information security, strengthening the risk management process, and encouraging reciprocity among federal agencies.
56:55
January 20, 2021
Agency Spotlight Event GSA: Digital Transformation
Join us for this panel, which sets out to discuss how advancements in the federal cloud space, mobility and distributed workforces have driven the focal point for security to shift. Topic experts will discuss lessons learned in successfully implementing cloud methodologies, tools, and techniques in a time of continuous change and telework. Together, panelists explore available and desired solutions to rectify past and pre-empt potential future data breaches, as both citizens and the government agencies serving them embrace “the new normal”.
01:16:43
January 20, 2021
ATARC Federal Sales Virtual Summit
2020 has proven to be a difficult year for almost every industry. In sales, it has forced the community to find new, unique ways to connect with potential clients and produce new customers in a COVID environment. Join this event to hear leaders in Federal Sales discuss how they are remaining optimistic and successful in the light of new COVID challenges such as, loss of trade shows, interpersonal communication, lead generation, and reevaluating priorities. During this panel, the speakers will also discuss how the new Federal IT goals set forth by the incoming administration will affect the overall sales processes, and priorities in the upcoming years. How have they seen sales change throughout 2020 and what do they see having an impact on Federal sales in 2021 and beyond?
01:42:45
January 20, 2021
Preventing Data Breaches from the Edge to the Cloud
As federal government agencies are trying to determine the extent of and recover from recent data breaches, IT professionals need to realize that data policies, governance and IT must be continually monitored and updated. Tightening security features around applications, technologies, and networking infrastructure is even more important when coupled with the accelerated transition to remote and hybrid work environments, brought on by the pandemic. It has been unavoidable for agencies to reevaluate their technology needs and furthering IT modernization through the Cloud. As the boundaries of an agency’s IT are expanded from the cloud to the edge, there is an ever-increasing need for the broadest set of visibility, control, and security functions at the cloud edge. Join us for this panel, which sets out to discuss how advancements in the federal cloud space, mobility and distributed workforces have driven the focal point for security to shift. Topic experts will discuss lessons learned in successfully implementing cloud methodologies, tools, and techniques in a time of continuous change and telework. Together, panelists explore available and desired solutions to rectify past and pre-empt potential future data breaches, as both citizens and the government agencies serving them embrace “the new normal”.
01:04:25
January 20, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Director, System Configuration & Delivery Automation Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Spence Spencer!
This week on the ATARC DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we have the pleasure of speaking with the Director of System Configuration & Delivery Automation Division at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Spence Spencer. Spencer shares his experience and insights on leading a team and putting people first! Below is his list of book suggestions. Check out this episode to learn more! Reading List: Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek (current read) The Open Organization, Jim Whitehurst (CEO Red Hat) Turn the Ship Around, L. David Marquet Out of The Crisis, W. Edwards Deming Deming’s Road to Continual Improvement, William Scherkenbach The Goal, Elihu Goldratt DevOps Handbook, Gene Kim et. al. The Phoenix Project, Gene Kim et. al. The Art of Capacity Planning, John Allspaw
45:47
January 19, 2021
Federal Mobility Group (FMG) 5G Security Framework
To guide governmentwide adoption of 5G and related technologies, the Federal Mobility Group’s (FMG) 5G and Mobile Network Infrastructure Working Group (WG) over the past year has undertaken an extensive evaluation of 5G testing approaches. Their work has culminated in establishing a framework to support federal agency use-case testing. Listen to this interview with Mr. Nick Ward and Ms. Serena Reynolds about the framework development process, importance and agency applications.
23:06
January 15, 2021
Cloud and Coffee with Debra Jordan, Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
Welcome to ATARC’s Cloud and Coffee Series! This week’s guest is Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, Debra Jordan! Debra is responsible for matters related to emergency preparedness, disaster response, and national security.  She brings more than 30 years of information technology and communications experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where she managed a variety of critical information and communications systems.
59:38
January 11, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Director of National Security and Intelligence portfolio at 18F, Brian Fox
This week on the ATARC DevSecOps Coffee Chat we spoke with Brian Fox, Director of National Security and Intelligence portfolio at 18F! Brian shares his career's journey as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Army, his experience with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and how he arrived at his current 18F role today!
38:22
January 11, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with CIO (Acting) at DOC, Nagesh Rao
This week on the DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we heard from CIO (Acting) at the Department of Commerce, Nagesh Rao. Nagesh shares the journey of his career up to the point, his experience with Customer Experience, the steps he took to ensure his path, and where he is today!
38:30
January 4, 2021
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Ian Anderson, Lead DevSecOps Engineer, Naval Sea Systems Command
On this week's DevSecOps Coffee Chat, we sat down with Lead DevSecOps Engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Ian Anderson. Ian shared with us some of the projects he has been working on and how covid has shaped our way of doing DevSecOps -  Making processes more rigorous and increasing productivity!
25:11
December 28, 2020
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Harrison Smith, Director of Enterprise Digitalization at IRS
In this episode, Harrison Smith, Director of Enterprise Digitalization at the IRS, shares his journey and experiences with us from working with the Navy, followed by DHS, and then transitioning into his current role at the IRS. Harrison believes that the key to his success has been his ability to recognize when he doesn't have the answers, asking the right questions and remaining transparent, while also understanding how to learn from others. Another piece of advice he shares is the importance of knowing who the expert is, and, he states, "it is almost always not you". Getting done what needs to be done, by using the expertise of others, is key to completing the mission. And when it comes to the mission, you need to do whatever it takes!
44:30
December 17, 2020
Establishing Data Governance throughout the Federal Government Data Space
Listen as Federal CIO’s and CDO’s explain the importance of Data Governance across the Federal Government. In this period of time of building the “new normal”, how do you establish a  more consistent and integrated data infrastructure and data practices throughout your agency?  What does it mean to strengthen your agency’s Data Intelligence? Here topic experts will discuss the best practices to implement data governance, some lessons learned, as well as challenges from along the way.
01:03:42
December 17, 2020
Using Emerging Technologies to Enable IT Modernization
Join this podcast to hear Federal thought leaders explore digital IT modernization during the time of a pandemic. These topic experts will focus on security and cloud advancements and challenges 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. Hear how a remote work environment has challenged and changed how these topic experts have modernized their agencies’ IT space.
46:56
December 16, 2020
Federal CIO Discussion: IT Modernization in the Era of COVID-19
New ways of working have emerged, both for citizens and the government agencies serving them.  This podcast will examine the current challenges, recent successes and lessons learned by federal IT Government Leaders during the crisis. Speakers will discuss how they’re approaching emerging technology along with procurement, staff training and expectations management to maximize return on investment. Hear as Federal CIO’s dive into how they reevaluated their agency’s technology needs during this pandemic time, and further grew their IT modernization.
01:12:56
December 16, 2020
Federal IT Modernization Virtual Summit- Keynote
Listen to the ATARC Federal IT Modernization Virtual Summit, Keynote, from Maria Roat, Deputy Administrator and Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget. 
32:59
December 14, 2020
The DevSecOps Journey – Are We There Yet?
To help us evaluate progress made thus far, ATARC, in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force, conducted a large scale survey on the current status, challenges, successes, and vision for the future, as viewed by DevSecOps leaders and practitioners in Federal Agencies. Join this podcast for the first peek at the survey results and emerging take-aways.
01:13:57
December 11, 2020
TIC 3.0: The Road to Zero Trust
This webinar will focus on how TIC 3.0 and  Zero Trust Security come together to best protect and defend the cloud. Listen as topic experts discuss how we need to be thinking differently about security, risk, & governance. How does the Federal Government address both Zero Trust Security and TIC 3.0? Here subject matter experts will explore how these security practices have been affected by the remote workforce, and how these challenges should be seen as the “New Normal” in a Zero Trust and TIC 3.0 world.
01:01:03
December 11, 2020
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with Amber Chaudhry, Customer Experience Lead at SBA.
We are back!! We hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Tune in for this week's episode with host Jennifer Kenney-Smith, as she sits down with Amber Chaudhry, Customer Experience Lead at the Small Business Administration. We get to hear about Amber's experience paving the way for Customer Experience under former CIO at SBA, Maria Roat. Amber persevered, advocated, and challenged herself, and her team, along the way! Listen in to this success story and hear about Amber's lessons learned and advice for those trying to inspire change within their organization.
22:20
December 8, 2020
Blockchain Innovations for Policymakers
ATARC Presents Digital Transformation with the European Commission’s Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain. This is an information-sharing event focused on FinTech Digital Innovation in the EU, the European Blockchain Partnership and Blockchain as a Service. This webinar is hosted by the ATARC Security Working Group.
33:37
December 4, 2020
CISA as Cyber QSMO: a Look Back at First Year Achievements
ATARC interview with Jim Sheire, Branch Chief of Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) at Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Vincent Sritapan, Cyber QSMO Acting Section Chief, CISA to look back on the first year of activities, discuss lessons learned and accomplishments made.
13:42
December 3, 2020
GSA Digital Worker Credentialing Handbook
Join us for this webinar to learn more about how the GSA Digital Worker Credentialing Handbook is helping user’s better understand procedural requirements, adjudications, and appeals of GSA employees, applicants, appointees, volunteers, and affiliates. This webinar is hosted by the ATARC Robotic Process Automation Project Team, as part of the artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Working Group at ATARC.
47:56
December 2, 2020
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with CIO at USPTO, Jamie Holocombe
DevSecOps Coffee Chat with CIO at USPTO, Jamie Holocombe
30:15
November 23, 2020
Connecting People & Supporting Missions: Expanding Mobile to the Edge
Due to strict federal requirements for mobile and IoT applications, agencies face several unique challenges when it comes to harnessing the full potential of mobile computing. Not only do they have to enable a secure and productive mobile workforce, they also must deliver efficient public-facing communications and reliable citizen services. One of the biggest mobility challenges that agencies encounter is how to effectively sync data between applications in the cloud and mobile or IoT devices used in the field. Doing so without compromising on security, performance, and reliability especially when mobile devices are offline or in remote locations with limited connectivity. Join us for a collaborative panel discussion where we’ll share lessons learned from specific agency’s use cases along with best practices for building the ultimate mobile experience.
01:10:25
November 20, 2020
Agency Readiness for Predictive Analytics
How should agencies be assessing their level of where they are and where they want to be? This panel will discuss workforce requirements to succeed in predictive analytics projects, Workforce 2025 (OPM/RPA), CDO council/training government workforce, action plan 2020 for data skills, Data Readiness and prep for predictive analytics, culture, and change management in agencies.
01:03:57
November 19, 2020
The DevOps Journey with CTO of Jasper Solutions, Praneeth Reddy
Join us for this week's episode of our DevSecOps Coffee Chat and we speak with Praneeth Reddy, CTO at Jasper Solutions. He shares with us his Journey with Devops, key information and advice that you can use along your own DevOps journey within your agency or organization. Books mentioned: Continuous Delivery, Deployment and Automation by Jez Humble and The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim and Accelerate: The Science of DevOps by Nicole Forsgren.
29:20
November 16, 2020
Blockchain and Election Security Webinar
Post election analysis, reflection, discussion, and discovery with industry experts specializing in electronic voting, blockchain development, and regulations. Gain valuable insights from the panelists in regards to elections the security surrounding the process.
01:09:46
November 10, 2020
Reaching Constituents Effectively through Machine Learning and Automation During COVID-19
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 Digital Transformation. One key ingredient to the advancements in Digital Transformation are Machine learning and Automation development.  Listen as topic experts dive into how advances in Machine Learning and Automation have made it easier to engage with constituents across channels. How do these federal topic experts use machine learning and automation to improve the process of reaching constituents?
01:00:27
November 10, 2020
DevSecOps coffee chat with Vid Desai CTO at FDA
To provide a podcast as a platform to share the journey of Digital Transformation/ Expand upon passion and purpose and get a message out to the federal government / Audience to learn more about digital and IT transformation with evolving technology and a focus on DevOps.
33:34
November 10, 2020
Ethics and Responsible AI: JAIC and ForHumanity
Join us for a webinar to hear from the Head of AI Ethics Policy at the JAIC, Alka Patel, and a presentation from For Humanity’s Executive Director, Ryan Carrier. ForHumanity, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity formed to examine and analyze the downside risks associated with the ubiquitous advance of AI and Automation.  Further, to engage in risk control and mitigation, where possible, to ensure the optimal outcome…ForHumanity.  Our organization is currently composed of an interdisciplinary group of highly-dedicated volunteers with over 100 contributors and 23 Fellows. We possess a wide range of expertise in AI – spanning AI ethicists to AI security. Independent Audit of AI Systems (IAAIS) seeks to create an infrastructure of trust for all autonomous systems which directly impact humans. We focus on Ethics, Bias, Privacy, Trust, and Cybersecurity as our lens and filter.  Our contributors join with deep knowledge and are experts in some or all of those areas, both theoretically and practically.  We are drafting audit rules and standards for autonomous systems in every corner of the economy and forming cohorts that bring our experts together with industry practitioners to ensure that the audits achieve their mission of mitigating risks to humans while being comprehensive, pragmatic, and implementable. We have crafted 3000+ audit rules already and are working closely with the ICO in the UK to meet their request for a GDPR certification scheme. We have recently been confirmed as a Trusted Ecosystem Partner by the JAIC and we look forward to drafting audit rules for the JAIC’s TradeWind platform and implementing the DoD’s AI Ethics Principles. During this webinar, we expect to introduce the IAAIS to the participants.
55:44
November 5, 2020
DevOps Coffee Chat with Senior Application Developer at Smithsonian Institution, NMAAHC, Rayvn Manuel
Listen to ATARC's coffee chat with change agent, Rayvn Manuel, Senior Application Developer at Smithsonian Institution, NMAAHC. Rayvn is effectively improving mission enablement and user experience, while being a thought leader in the federal space. Join us as she shares her story on this 15 minute coffee chat.
24:47
November 3, 2020
ATARC’s Data Analytics Lab
The utilization of emerging technologies in procurement and acquisition have come a long way from years past. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing have developed to a new point, where more capabilities exist today to explore its many applications. The time is right for industry, government, and academia to collaborate together and explore how these technologies may be applied using publicly available data and regulations. There is a wealth of information contained publicly available in distributed databases such as Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation, FPDS-NG, USA Spend, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. These sources can be utilized to develop an acquisition tool that will benefit the entire acquisition community. A Data and Analytics Lab should be created where products and solutions can be developed and explored to advance acquisition, and create the acquisition process easier for all parties. Experts from across government, industry, and academia can partner together and develop a tool to benefit the entire acquisition community. It could be used to answer basic questions, perform analysis, or to detect when there are problems and anomalies within the statutes, regulations, and/or contract requirements.
50:40
November 2, 2020
TIC 3.0 –Optimizing Application Experience For Secure Mission Delivery
This event is a first look at the ATARC TIC 3.0 Demonstration Center located on the Equinix campus in Ashburn, VA that will provide Federal agencies an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate industry-leading TIC solutions designed to optimize user experience while simultaneously improving security compliance and efficacy. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first look at the early results of the ATARC TIC 3.0 Demonstration Center, and its ability to test and evaluate emerging technologies and shared services, and its ability to meet the expectations of a federal workforce that wants simple, seamless access to applications and data. Learn more about the transformation of TIC in a cloud-connected and increasingly distributed world at this exciting event!
40:19
November 2, 2020
Artificial Intelligence at the Wheel: Driving Identity Management Solutions and Governance
Identity and access management, data analytics, and artificial intelligence are all important components of today’s digital transformation efforts. What if we could marry all three to create a more secure, better controlled, and highly automated identity analytics solution that also offers an easier, faster and seamless user experience? Underlay this union with automated identity governance procedures, and you’ll have a reliable identity model with extensive compliance capability. Join this collaborative panel discussion to hear how federal agency IT executives navigate the risks and overcome the challenges in user identity authentication, authorization and proofing, as well as implementation of good security policies and practices.
01:00:55
October 30, 2020
Women in Leadership: How to Sell Your Digital Transformation Vision
What does it take for one person to spark an idea for change and then fan it into a transformational shift for the larger organization? How can an individual contributor communicate that vision to peers and executives to influence IT projects, programs, or even agency direction? Join this session to hear women leaders in government share their insight, experiences, and advice for ‘selling innovation upwards’. Learn how to: Create, shape, and communicate a vision that inspires your peers and gains executive support Effectively use the concepts of DevOps to influence the culture of your team and wider organization for transformational change Grow and expand your successes to increase your impact Don’t miss this virtual mentoring session with top women leaders in the US military and civilian government! You’ll learn how to develop and gain support to build out your vision and make a significant impact on your organization as a leader of one or of a small team.
58:00
October 29, 2020
Quantum Workforce Development
On September 16, 2020, a bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) that would fast-track quantum internet innovations in the United States by establishing and supporting a quantum network infrastructure research and development program at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science: the Quantum Network Infrastructure Act of 2020. This proposed legislation would amend Title IV of the National Quantum Initiative Act (NQIA) of 2018 which was passed to form a coordinated Federal program that accelerates quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States. Join our expert panelists for an engaging discussion on current quantum workforce development efforts.
44:27
October 28, 2020
Change Agents in the Federal Space with Christopher Crist, Chief of Operations and Development (DevOps) at US Transportation Command
To provide a podcast as a platform to share the journey of Digital Transformation/ Expand upon passion and purpose and get a message out to the federal government / Audience to learn more about digital and IT transformation with evolving technology and a focus on DevOps.
15:16
October 26, 2020
Network Modernization in the Context of TIC 3.0
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.
01:01:09
October 23, 2020
Quantum Investments and Policy Impact
As we move into 2021, we bring with us national investment momentum towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Information Sciences (QIS). With his most recent announcement of over $600 million dedicated to QIS, President Trump is chartering new territory and establishing a policy of aggressive R&D in future technologies. By likening the effort to past American achievements of landing on the moon.and developing the internet, President Trump seeks to garner a national strategy that will bring together public, private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. Join us on this discussion about what’s next and policy impacts to R&D efforts.
41:07
October 20, 2020
TIC 3.0: Let the Evolution Begin
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.
01:06:22
October 16, 2020
NSF Convergence Accelerator – AI Innovation
National scale problems require the complete integration of multiple fields on knowledge and joint effort between academia, industry, government, and non-profits to solve them The Convergence Accelerator is a one and half year old program at the National Science Foundation that exists to fund the development of solutions to these problems. NSF Convergence Accelerator – AI Innovation The Convergence Accelerators track topics are based on NSF’s Ten Big Ideas and White House’s Industries of the Future. Topics are selected through grass roots efforts, engaging academics and stakeholders from government, industry, and non-profits to define the solutions sets and entities and knowledge domains necessary to address these issues. Now into its second Cohort, track topics include: Open Knowledge Networks (OKN) (2019), Future of Work (2019), Quantum Technology (2020), and AI Innovation (2020). One of nine projects selected for Phase II of the program from 41 Phase II projects, the Precision Medicine OKN from UCSF will incorporate billions of factual relationships among biomedical concepts, providing a discovery engine that will enable doctors, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry and the citizen scientist to explore biomedicine in its whole might. Dr. Sergio Baranzini, the Principal Investigator for this project, will discuss how they will improve medicine, producing better outcomes for us all.
40:10
October 14, 2020
Cloud Migration: An Important Shift to Strengthen Federal Cloud Infrastructure
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.
01:06:02
October 12, 2020
NASA ATARC Digital Transformation Virtual Event
In order to explore the Moon, Mars, and the universe beyond, an organization must be at the forefront of digital transformation and the adoption of new technologies. Join this event to see how NASA is able to achieve its advancements of new technology through agency wide coordination, and the encouragement of best practices. This event will focus on the digital advancement of NASA’s systems and how they are able to succeed in digital transformation in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), model-based everything (MBx), culture & workforce (C+W), collaboration, data, more!
04:20:33
October 12, 2020
Applications of Robotic Process Automation
This panel will explore lesson’s learned, common misconceptions, the value proposition, challenges, and use cases related to the RPA (Robotic Process Automation) journey.
01:20:33
October 7, 2020
Quantum Risk Management Roundtable for the Board of Directors
Shareholders have great expectations for boards to take an active role in managing risks. Yet, boards only spend 9% of their time on risks. A quantum-aware board of directors must become the new standard. Consequently, board members should have an understanding of how this technology works to help ensure that the organizations they oversee become quantum resilient. Today, we have assembled an elite group of quantum computing experts to highlight the importance of quantum risk preparedness from a global perspective.
59:35
October 7, 2020
Data Analytics: Challenges and Solutions in the COVID-19 Era
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.
01:09:49
October 2, 2020
Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL)
The OSCAL/Agile ATO Project Team has been working to increase the speed of the Authority to Operate (ATO) for Cloud while keeping pace with security requirements in the Government. This project team explores OSCAL (Open Security Controls Assessment Language) as a way to capture FedRAMP artifacts in machine-readable format to increase automation and the creation of a Zero Trust test environment to capture data for security testing and the creation of artifacts. This panel will give an overview of their pilot project, as well as answer live audience Q&A.
01:21:11
October 2, 2020
Modernizing Federal IT through DevSecOps
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.
01:05:30
October 1, 2020
2020 Election Resiliency: Integrity vs Disruption
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.
01:01:26
October 1, 2020
Federal Zero Trust Virtual Summit
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.
02:22:15
October 1, 2020
GITEC Emerging Technology Virtual Awards
These awards celebrate individuals and teams who have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital transformation in the public sector over the past year. Hear real-world examples from thought leaders on how they worked to make their agencies more effective, cost-efficient, and productive than ever before.
03:04:38
October 1, 2020
The Future of 5G Deployment in Federal Government Agencies
What does 5G mean for the government? 5G enables the Internet of Things and is one of the more important emerging technologies. Thanks to its flexibility, every level of government will use 5G as IoT enters the public sector. This panel will address successful applications of 5G, top priorities within agencies for the upcoming year in regards to 5g deployment, and lessons learned to date with 5G initiatives that may help government colleagues and industry leaders working on these issues.
01:06:56
September 21, 2020
CIO Discussion: IT Challenges Through the COVID-19 Crisis
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.” For many CIOs, the challenge ahead is daunting and vague on where to start. The roadmap to the “Next Normal” requires organizations to move from their initial response to the crisis to a state of readiness, and ultimately a resilient, digital organization. In this three-part series, CIOs will dive into the process of how agencies have navigated through crisis management. Join us for part three, which will cover 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.
01:00:31
September 21, 2020
Database DevOps: Transforming the Government Amidst COVID-19
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.
01:07:54
September 21, 2020
Roadmap to Resiliency, A Series – Part 2
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.” For many CIO’s, the challenge ahead is daunting and vague on where to start. The roadmap to the “New Normal” requires organizations to move from their initial response to the crisis to a state of readiness, and ultimately a resilient, digital organization. In this three-part series, CIO’s will dive into the process of how agencies have navigated through crisis management.  Join us for part two, 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”.
01:01:50
September 21, 2020
Cloud Security Challenges During the COVID-19 Crisis
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.
01:04:49
September 21, 2020
Evolving Cybersecurity Needs of Teleworkers During COVID-19
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.
01:03:46
September 21, 2020
Navigating the NIST SP 800-63B Digital Identity Guidelines
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.
01:01:09
September 21, 2020
Rationalizing IT Spend in the COVID-19 Response
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?
01:05:10
September 21, 2020
Roadmap to Resiliency, A Series – Part 1
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.
01:01:48
September 21, 2020
Giants of Quantum Security
Join us for this discussion centered around cryptographic technologies, the impact of quantum computing technology on classical cryptography and public-key cryptographic systems, and the adoption challenges associated with post-quantum cryptography. This panel will also address what happens after the standardization process is completed, planning requirements for migration to post-quantum cryptography, and NIST’s next steps for helping with the migration to post-quantum cryptography.
01:00:25
September 10, 2020
Quantum Computing Inventor: Dr. John Martinis
Dr. John Martinis is an American icon. Last fall, Dr. John Martinis’ contributions led America and Google to the historic Quantum Supremacy victory. For the first time, during this webinar, Dr. Martinis will discuss a unique innovation that he developed while at Google. In 2014, Dr. Martinis joined Google AI Quantum as the head of Google’s Quantum Computing Hardware Group. Presently, Dr. John Martinis leads the most innovative group of expert scientists as professor of Physics at the University of California Santa Barbara.
31:18
September 1, 2020
Increase Agency Productivity in the Remote Work Environment
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.
01:02:28
August 19, 2020
Defining DevOps at the Smithsonian Institution
Enterprise IT at the Smithsonian is no different and just as complicated as it is for any other large government agency. This podcast will explore the operational structure (versus organizational) of the agency and what drivers are important as you lead the organization through ‘changing times’ e.g. IT modernization efforts, Pandemic Operations, adding new units, etc.. Deron Burba, CIO at the Smithsonian Institution, will share his opinion, views, and perspectives about the DevOps movement and OCIO’s overall DevOps strategy within itself as well as operationally with the SI units.
51:53
August 11, 2020
Securing Government Networks – A Roundtable Discussion from the Experts
This 60-minutes discussion will focus on Cybersecurity and government agencies preparedness and processes. As the number complexity of threats continues 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?
01:08:59
August 4, 2020
Managing and Securing Federal Software Delivery Pipelines Webinar
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.
01:11:19
July 28, 2020
The Culture of Bureaucracy: Is the org chart a blocker to change in the public sector?
Why does it seem that government agencies fall into the Late Majority/ Laggards category of the innovation adoption curve? Are security, bureaucracy and the culture of “we’ve done it this way forever” the primary blockers to adopting changes to operational methodologies – especially when the new way of working will yield many short and long term benefits?
58:32
July 15, 2020
Global Quantum
Last year, President Trump established the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee via Presidential Executive Order 13885. Our nation is facing unprecedented technological challenges due to the complexity and the diverse uses of Quantum Information Science (QIS) innovations. ATARC‘s independent Quantum Initiative Advisory Board of multi-disciplinary experts is able to effectively support our policymakers by leveraging its public-private project teams focused on QIS, including National Security and Quantum, Quantum Money, Quantum Internet, Quantum Computing, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Communications, Quantum Time Measurements, Sensing, Metrology, Imaging, and IoT
01:02:37
July 6, 2020
Artificial Intelligence on the Internet of Things; Beyond Crisis
Join us for a 60- minute long information-sharing event, composed of subject matter experts from government and industry that aims to educate, enlighten, and inform. This panel of subject matter experts will discuss how they’ve seen organizations adopt industry-standard best practices for IOT when it comes to managing aspects of the virus, such as drone usage for public surveillance, IOT to trace the origin of outbreaks, IOT to ensure patient compliance, work-from-home capabilities, and AI data to predict future outbreaks and track exposure.
59:38
June 29, 2020
How Automation is Supporting the Response to COVID-19 Webinar
This information-sharing event is focused on automation during the response to COVID-19 such as rapid deployment of critical care telemedicine infrastructure, critical services to businesses, and technology updates to financial systems to ensure financial support during COVID-19.
01:06:03
June 24, 2020
The IDEA Act and Digital Transformation Webinar
The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us all into an unfamiliar situation marked by profound uncertainty. Listen to this 60- minute long recording focused on digital access and service delivery in a time of social distancing. These thought leaders discuss how they are ensuring digital transformation, improving accessibility, and updating internal digital services to allow for wide information spread. See what these topic experts are doing to promote website modernization, digitization of government services and forms, and electronic signatures. Understand how you may be able to support digital acceleration to create and deliver new digital services and experiences for citizens and employees alike.
01:03:60
June 19, 2020
This is Not a Drill: DevOps During COVID-19
The pandemic has stretched both demands for government services and the resources federal agencies have to deliver on their mission. Agencies have been challenged to find ways to deliver more quickly, more efficiently, and with greater flexibility than ever before. In software, these are just the sorts of capabilities we hope to gain from DevOps. So if COVID-19 has tested our DevOps practices, how have federal government agencies fared so far? 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.
01:00:14
June 15, 2020
Federal I&O Guide: Delivering Availability, Compliance and Cyber Resilience During a Crisis Webinar
Now more than ever, Federal organizations are facing unprecedented circumstances that are placing high demands on their IT systems.  Yet, they are expected to remain available 24/7, compliant to security and data protection standards and prepared for cyber threats. Juggling and meeting these demands makes disaster recovery planning and data protection solutions more critical than ever. 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.
01:05:54
May 27, 2020
The Role of Zero-Trust Security in the Remote Workforce
This podcast 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.
01:05:14
May 20, 2020
Accelerating TIC 3.0 Adoption in Pandemic
A conversation focused on the TIC 3.0 guidance policy execution, successes, and how its guiding Federal IT decision-makers in the wave of the pandemic. 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.
01:01:46
May 19, 2020
DevOps during COVID-19
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.
01:02:07
May 13, 2020