Modernization in the Agile Era
The Administration proposed more than $10 billion to update the tech at your agency. And they want to do it fast. This upcoming online event is designed to help understand how tech culture impacts you, no matter your role in government. 

You’re welcome to join for the full training, or just pop in for whichever discussion interests you! Each segment will feature experts, relevant case studies and best practices that you can bring back to your agency.

Here's what you'll be able to do:

  • Ask your questions to our government and industry experts from the State Department, NIH, NIST, DoD and more.
  • Explore the biggest barriers facing agencies that are looking to modernize in a remote world.
  • Learn tips to changing your agency's culture to be more agile.

Briefing Center Schedule

Please check back for session and speaker updates as they are made available.

[12:00-12:05 p.m. ET/9:00-9:05 a.m. PT]
GovLoop Welcome!

[12:05-12:20 p.m. ET/9:05-9:20 a.m. PT]
Government Keynote: Creating a Culture of Modernization


  • Brian Merrick, Director, Cloud Programs, U.S. Department of State
Hear from the State Department about how the Administration’s push for modernization is transforming the culture of government IT development, implementation and use.

[12:20-12:40 p.m. ET/9:20-9:40 a.m. PT]
Red Hat Keynote: Removing the Barriers - Agile Implementations Made Easy


  • David Cohn, Azure Red Hat OpenShift GTM Lead, Red Hat
In this 20-minute keynote, you will hear from a Red Hat expert about how they are helping their government customers use managed service solutions lessening blockers for IT modernization in an agile and secure way.

[12:40-1:20 p.m. ET/9:40-10:20 a.m. PT]
Panel Discussion: Burning IT Modernization Questions Answered


  • Dovarius L. Peoples, Chief Information Officer/G-6 (CIO/G-6), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Dr. Susan Gregurick, Associate Director for Data Science and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, National Institutes of Health
  • Robert Leahy, CIO & Director, IT & Communications Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Susie Adams, Federal CTO, Microsoft
In this exciting 40-minute panel, you will get answers from government and industry experts on some of the biggest IT modernization questions including, how the hybrid cloud is revolutionizing legacy systems, how IT’s cultural norms are being shifted, and how agile is playing a big role in the development and implementation of new systems.
[1:20-1:30 p.m. ET/10:20-10:30 a.m. PT]
GovLoop Closing!

Why Should You Attend?

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The Biden Administration is aiming to make IT modernization, cloud, agility and security cornerstones of their transformation efforts. The Administration proposed more than $10 billion in funding to update legacy systems. Without a doubt, this investment could transform how agencies deliver services, allowing them to shift to a more agile approach that leverages hybrid cloud, open source and related technology and applications to update their outdated systems. 

Watch on demand to learn:

  • How agencies can take an agile approach to modernization implementation and change the culture of tech transformation at their organizations.
  • How hybrid cloud technologies are helping agencies modernize by lessening blockers created by outdated legacy systems. 
  • Best practices and lessons learned from real-world successful modernization efforts.