$1 Billion - How Agencies Can Finally Fund Modernization

One billion – yes, a billion - dollars have been allocated to government agencies to modernize their systems in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. Those funds will go a long way, helping struggling agencies support telework and digital services, improving cybersecurity, and changing the way they deliver services to customers.

The legislation will continue to influence IT modernization efforts for the foreseeable future. And it doesn’t stop at $1 billion; the bill also contains other tech funding, including $200 million for the U.S. Digital Service and $650 million for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for risk mitigation on federal networks and systems.

Many of those efforts will be made possible through effective use of the cloud.

Join us online to hear from government and industry experts about:

  • How agencies can utilize the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) to set up for future success.
  • The biggest barriers still facing agencies looking to transform their organizations.
  • How agencies are realigning their priorities to take advantage of the new IT modernization funding.


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Government Keynote: Tech Modernization's Path Forward

DovariusPeoples.jpgDovarius L. Peoples, Chief Information Officer/G6, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Hear from a federal government leader about how the TMF can and will transform the way agencies think about their legacy systems, purchase new technologies and collaborate to make a more efficient government.

[12:20-1:00 p.m. ET/9:20-10:00 a.m. PT]
Panel Discussion: Burning Transformation Questions Answered


Robert Leahy, Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology and Communications, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Robert Dorr, Acting Executive Director, Business Management Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Homeland Security Department

In this exciting 40-minute panel discussion, you'll get answers from government and industry experts on some of the biggest cloud questions including how the move to cloud is impacting the security landscape, how the increased complexity of networks is changing the dynamics of cloud, and how gov's cultural norms need to shift.

[1:00-1:20 p.m. ET/10:00-10:20 a.m. PT]
Citrix Keynote: How Industry Can Help Government Take Advantage of the Cloud


Jose Arvelo, Sr. Director, FED Systems Engineering, Citrix

 constrain=Ken Liska, Sr. Director, SLG Systems Engineering, Citrix

In this 20-minute keynote, you'll hear from a Citrix expert about how the company is helping its government customers move to the cloud in a secure and scalable way.

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