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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2017 Defense One welcomes the Navy's top officer, Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for an exclusive live interview with Executive Editor Kevin Baron. The U.S. Navy already is being asked to perform more missions in more places and at a greater pace than anyone expected just few years ago. With President-elect Donald Trump promising to expand the military, and perhaps asking for additional naval operations spanning from the Middle East to China's doorstep, we'll examine what the CNO wants for the Navy today and tomorrow. Come join the conversation and hear Adm. Richardson lay out his vision and requirements for the Navy, as a new president takes office, a new Congress begins, and the old Washington gets back to business.
December 15, 2016 Over the past two years, how has FITARA transformed the federal IT landscape? At this event we'll discuss FITARA's impact thus far on government, how agencies responded to it and Congress' role in ensuring the government improves its IT operations.
December 8, 2016 In the wake of several high-profile events at the intersection of technology, privacy, encryption and national security, a nationwide conversation is necessary. Is there a balance between an increasingly privacy-conscious public who favor technologies like encryption, and security-conscious law enforcement agencies, who fear encryption is making their jobs exponentially more difficult in this Internet of Things era? In this event, we’ll discuss how policy could shape the technological landscape in the coming years. Find out on December 8 while enjoying a cocktail!