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Tech Refresh: Out with the Old

11:00 AM ET The Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disk drives to manage nuclear forces. The Treasury Department has 56-year-old computer code to update taxpayer accounts. And the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs rely on COBOL for a number of their agency functions. To address these aging systems, in October 2016 the Office of Management and Budget proposed a series of guidelines to help agencies assess their IT modernization needs. But as federal workers determine how to refresh their technology during 2017, they’ll need to parse through the good and the bad that comes with old legacy systems and determine what comes next.

Tech + Tequila: All in on AI

March 23, 2017 Brace yourselves: Artificial intelligence is becoming mainstream. Equipped with the capability to collect, compute, and crunch data faster, AI offers exciting possibilities in fields as varied as cybersecurity and customer service, among numerous others. At this Tech + Tequila, we’ll look at government efforts to lead the way in AI, explore how agencies are beginning to use these technologies today, and discuss what their implications are for the future.

Adapt Faster to Changing Conditions

March 14, 2017 Inflexible infrastructure and management capabilities make it difficult to transform IT infrastructure into a cloud-service-model. These IT limitations keep organizations from building a scale-out IaaS cloud environment that supports the range of application workloads organizations need to grow. In order to transform, agencies need to consolidate compute, storage, networking, and management capabilities into a single solution. Turning to human computer interaction as an option provides advanced capabilities yet opens the door to a number of security concerns. New research results reveal DoD and other federal agencies struggle to make these changes while managing costs, legacy systems and more.

Citizen Experience Summit: Building a Citizen-Centric Government

March 9, 2017 A majority of citizens are dissatisfied with how well the government works, frequently citing a lack of trust between the government and public, difficulty in seeking relevant services or information from federal agencies delivered on their own terms and a slew of other complaints that could be addressed through improved customer service. How can the government influence customer-focused change within their organizations and boost citizen satisfaction in the services they provide while continuing to meet mission needs?

Cocktails & Conversation: Space and Satellite in the New Administration

March 8, 2017 If space is the final frontier, how will the new administration work to defend, secure and innovate in this complex - yet critical - environment? In this event, we’ll explore next-generation satellite systems, technological advancements and emerging technologies, whether the time is right for increased commercial partnerships and the government’s increased focus on space as a battlefield.

Innovation After Hours: Digging into Data Science

March 2, 2017 The position of data scientist has been called the sexiest job of the 21st century, but how are these relatively new skilled positions affecting the federal government? Working on everything from preventing fraud in the healthcare industry and combating cyber threats to predicting changes in weather and environment, data scientists can use their findings to help guide policies and strategies at agencies across the government. How will data science shape the future of government?

eSignLive Building Government of the Future in a Secure Cloud

March 2, 2017 The future digital government needs to leverage multiple technologies to truly transform operational processes and employee/citizen experiences. In this webcast, our panel of experts will discuss the benefits of using a secure FedRAMP compliant cloud and how to fulfill the government’s paperless and “cloud-first” mandate securely and with confidence – while giving your employees and citizens the digital government they want.

Tech & Tequila: Drones for Good

February 23, 2017 Drones often conjure thoughts around defense, the latest high-tech gadget for techies or even the budding drone delivery service market. However, federal agencies are also increasingly testing and deploying non-military drones for various programs and missions around the government. This event will explore “drones for good,” examining how government is already using drones to benefit citizens and how they might be used in the future.

Cocktails & Conversation: Future War & The U.S. Navy

February 22, 2017 Where’s the U.S. Navy headed and how will it get there from here? Come help sort the signal from the noise in a discussion moderated by Defense One Deputy Editor Bradley Peniston at Sparks Gallery in San Diego.

Securing the Edge - Research and Refreshments

February 21, 2017 The interconnected web of tools aims to make military missions easier and more effective than ever before. But is it safe? Are your devices that are sharing information at the network’s edge vulnerable? On February 21, we’ll reveal new research results from an ongoing study on how your colleagues are securing IOT.

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