Gov Trends to Pay Attention to in 2019

Government is innovating, collaborating and problem solving at a pace that hasn’t been seen before in the public sector. With the aid of exciting technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT (just to name a few), the role of public servants is not just to serve their mission, but also to be informed about emerging trends.

As we come to the end of the year, govies of all levels and functions should be considering what’s on the horizon for technology and how it could affect their agency, mission, and day-to-day work in 2019.

You’re invited to participate in GovLoop’s free Virtual Summit: Gov Tech Trends to Pay Attention to in 2019 on Wednesday, November 14 from 9:30am-5:00pm ET/6:30am-2:00pm PT to hear from government and industry thought leaders and learn more about the technology trends that are poised to make an impact in the public sector in the coming year.

Virtual Summit Full Schedule Details

9:30am ET/6:30am PT

Virtual environment is open!

10:15 - 10:45am ET / 7:15 - 7:45am PT
Opening Keynote Session: The Intersection of Tech and Leadership - How CMS is Planning for 2019

Speaker: Bobby Saxon, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

You'll hear from Bobby Saxon, CTO, CMS, about the role technology will play in accomplishing his organization's mission in the upcoming year.

11:00 - 11:50am ET / 8:00 - 8:50am PT
Session 1: Peeling the IT Deployment Onion with Tears of Joy

Taylor Biggs, Consulting Cloud Architect, Red Hat
Joe Wood, Sr. Consulting Architect, Red Hat

Government agencies frequently find complex engagements delivering IT capabilities characterized by layers of painful roadblocks and setbacks. Using the metaphor of peeling an onion, experts will explore common threads and recommended methodologies in 3 areas of the delivery cycle for new IT capabilities: understanding the request, mapping out affected organizational silos, and deploying the solution.

Join us for the first session of the virtual summit as our experts discuss these tear-inducing layers including “loaded” requests, technical prerequisites and outmoded organizational practices. 

Specifically, you will learn: 

  • Common challenges agencies encounter in today's IT environment 
  • Tips to successfully navigate complex IT deployment life cycles 
  • How these best practices will help you and your agency streamline IT and better meet your mission in 2019

12:00 - 12:50pm ET / 9:00 - 9:50am PT
Session 2: How Hybrid Cloud Can Transform Your Agency

Lori Barber, Cloud Specialist, NetApp
Keith Trippie, Former Executive Director, Enterprise System Development Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, DHS

Government is home to troves of data, but accessing that data anytime, on any device in a secure manner can be difficult. One solution is a hybrid cloud approach where agencies can easily segment and transfer data between private cloud, public cloud and traditional IT resources.

According to IDC, 74% of cloud users across the globe have deployed a hybrid cloud strategy, but government’s hybrid adoption has been a bit slower.

Join us at 12pm ET to learn how hybrid cloud services can help agencies address rising IT costs, security regulations, and increasing constituent demands while integrating with their existing systems.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Why integrating on-premise and off-premise solutions with your legacy applications is critical to mission success.
  • How moving to the cloud can lower cost, ease management burdens and create a more flexible infrastructure.
  • The biggest barriers still facing agencies looking to adopt a hybrid cloud solution.

1:00 - 1:50pm ET / 10:00 - 10:50am PT
Session 3: Enabling Real-Time Visibility and Reporting on Compliance Controls

Speaker: Anthony Perez, Director of Field Technology - Public Sector, Splunk

Maintaining visibility into compliance posture with respect to federally-mandated information security controls has historically been a challenging and often time-consuming line of activity across federal agencies, DoD components, and the contractors who support them. In many cases, these challenges have been driven by the underlying technical complexity of implementing meaningful solutions for automated analysis and reporting on the status of the information security controls specified in NIST Security Engineering and Risk Management Group guidance.

Splunk is helping organizations subject to FISMA, DoD RMF, and DFARS controls by providing a specifically tailored, vendor agnostic package of analytics and visualizations built on Splunk Enterprise. These capabilities enable quick-start operationalization of a baseline solution for continuous monitoring of technical security controls relevant to these frameworks.

Join us to learn how your agency can establish:

  • Highly scalable monitoring across diverse and geographically-distributed organizations.
  • Unified, vendor-agnostic views across diverse systems, information, and infrastructures.
  • Flexible, near real-time analytics to identify deviations and detect emerging non-compliant activities.
  • A proactive security posture that enables data-driven decision making across the enterprise.

2:00 - 2:50pm ET / 11:00 - 11:50am PT
Session 4: Reinventing the Network for Government

Mike Kraus, Enterprise Networking Systems Engineering Director, Cisco

As a leader in government IT, you know it’s time to transform your network into something more. But facing that reality can be daunting. As networks grow more complex, and cyberthreats increase, integration becomes more challenging. And for agencies, the network is increasingly connecting everything, adding even more risks. So what can you do?

Join us on Wednesday, November 14th at 2pm ET to hear how intent-based networking, an approach that lets you constantly adapt, protect, and inform across all your IT and business processes, can transform government networks.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How agencies can capture and translate business intent across the network to speed decision making, mitigate growing security threats, and manage even more connected devices.
  • How intent-based networking lets you simplify and automate operations while enabling network intelligence that can detect and contain threats everywhere, in real time.
  • How agencies can leverage network monitoring and analytics to pinpoint, report, and remedy issues before they escalate.

3:00 - 3:50pm ET / 12:00 - 12:50pm PT
Session 5: Moving Securely to the Cloud

Paul Dhanjal, Practice Director, Security Services
David Dawson, Vice President Business Development, AST

Government organizations at all levels are challenged with constraining budgets and increasing expectations for modern digital services, all while keeping risk and cyberthreats at bay. Traditional end-point security solutions or even application-based security solutions are simply not good enough to ensure unified security for your cloud applications.

How can organizations further minimize their costs and perform large-scale cloud deployments through a secure and shared platform? Join us from 3-3:50PM ET to hear experts discuss success stories of government agencies doing a “lift and shift” to harness the power of an integrated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Turn security into a service enabler via technologies such as multi-factor authentication, user behavior analytics, trusted verified Identity, self-enablement and consent management.
  • Ensure you have the right building blocks for a next-generation security platform.
  • Look beyond current needs and address ongoing operational service management with a holistic security support team.

4:00 - 4:50pm ET / 1:00 - 1:50pm PT
Session 6: How Gov Can Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse with AI

Dave Vennergrund, Director, Data and Analytics, General Dynamics Information
Randall Knol, IT Specialist, Commerce Department's Census Bureau, Demographic Surveys Division Application Support & Innovation Branch

Preserving program integrity is a huge undertaking for the government. Consider that right now, federal agencies maintain more than 2,200 federal assistance programs that distribute more than $2 trillion per year in subsidies. Of that $2 trillion, approximately $125 billion is lost to fraudulent or improper payments each year. What if there was a way to better preserve program integrity by preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse? Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the cloud could be the solution.

Join us at 4pm ET/1pm PT as experts share success stories fighting fraud with data analytics and AI and ML. And looking to the future, how to leverage cloud-native artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics helps government agencies reduce fraud, waste and abuse.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How investing in emerging tech can improve agencies’ fraud risk scorecards.
  • How ML and AI are the future for agencies looking to increase efficiencies.
  • How these services can be accessed rapidly, and economically through AWS.

4:50 - 5:00pm ET / 1:50 - 2:00pm PT
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