Where Cloud Computing Meets Mission: Maximizing the Cloud's Potential


In the coming fiscal year, the White House expects the federal government to spend some $7.5 billion on provisioned services like cloud computing. Four years removed from the unveiling of the Cloud First strategy, the question today isn’t whether agencies will transition services and critical systems to cloud, it’s when. Maximizing investment in the cloud requires a strategy that factors in risk, security, cost, agility and a hard assessment of what cloud computing will really do for the mission.

  • The State of Defense Acquisition

    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 08:00 AM-10:00 AM ET DEFENSE ONE LIVEarrow In 2010, the DOD launched the Better Buying Power initiative in an effort to simply and improve its acquisition of products and services. In April of 2015, Pentagon acquisition head Frank Kendall released the updated, Better Buying Power 3.0, which renews focus on long-term R&D and achieving dominant capabilities through technical excellence and encouraging private sector innovation. The renewed initiative will focus on long term investments such as cybersecurity, big data, advanced computing, robotics, and other investments to maintain U.S. technological superiority. After five years and three iterations of Better Buying Power, what is the "State of Defense Acquisition"? Register
  • The New Era of Land Warfare

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 05:00 PM-07:00 PM ET DEFENSE ONEarrow In this ever changing environment, what kinds of security challenges and threat actors will the U.S. Army face? How should the Army adapt to these challenges? Join Defense One as we address these questions and more on October 13. Register
  • SAS Government Leadership Forum: Analytics in Action

    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 07:15 AM-02:30 PM ET SASarrow Today more than ever, data is interwoven in our lives. We know the positive, progressive things that big data enables. We’ve also seen the dark side, marked by cybercrime, fraud, privacy breaches and more. To make better decisions faster that lead to real change, it’s crucial that everyone involved in those decisions has access to the right information. SAS® makes this possible. Register
  • Changing the Cost Equation for Digital Government

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET ACCENTUREarrow There exists a substantial gap between what U.S. citizens want from digital government services and what federal agencies are actually able to provide. Why the disparity? Join this viewcast on October 13th to see the digital cost equation in an entirely different way. Register
  • Building the Next-Generation Federal Workforce

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET GOVEXECarrow Hiring and employee engagement strategies today will shape the federal workforce of tomorrow, and those policies are beginning to modernize. Management, engagement and retention strategies must change for agencies to capitalize on both the skill-set and experience of existing federal employees and an influx of new talent from the millennial ranks.  Register
  • Using Information Governance to Streamline Records Management

    Thursday, October 22, 2015 02:00 PM-03:00 PM ET VERITASarrow Government Business Council Report: 63% of Feds Lack Confidence in Agency's Digital Records Register

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  • Category Management: An End-to-End Transformation in Federal Procurement

    September 29, 2015GRANT THORNTONarrow Category management, identified as one of the administration’s key initiatives, has the potential to transform Federal procurement through enhanced collaboration across agencies and engagement with industry. Listen in to understand how government can best utilize category management to buy smarter on behalf of the American taxpayer.
  • Optimize Your Operations by Rethinking Federal Workforce Services Contracting

    September 25, 2015ACCENTUREarrow Because of employee headcount limits, agency officials often turn to staff augmentation in order to secure specialized, skilled, and experienced personnel. However, staff augmentation can be a budget buster; in some instance, the cost of using contract labor can be 80% higher than employing someone. Join the upcoming viewcast to discover how some innovative federal leaders are addressing this conundrum by leveraging internal and external service providers.
  • Smoothing the Transition to Retirement

    September 22, 2015GOVEXECarrow Join us for a discussion about what federal employees can do to make the most of their retirement. This viewcast will focus on understanding the balancing act between federal retirement benefits, Social Security and the Thrift Savings plan. It also will clear up common misperceptions about planning for retirement involving such issues as taxes, survivor benefits and Medicare.