Reaching New Heights

Cloud computing can fundamentally change the way government delivers its mission. Understanding the capabilities of the cloud is a good start, but the hard work begins when agencies have to figure out how to harness public cloud. That’s where things can get complicated.

The Presidents Management Agenda (PMA), new cybersecurity mandates and concerns, the need to address a complicated and interdependent array of legacy applications, the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, shifting priorities and reduced budgets combine to increase complexity.

Join us on Thursday, July 19, from 8:00-11:30 am ET, for an in-person discussion at AWS Headquarters located in Washington D.C. as we share insights from government cloud leaders and industry experts on how agencies are adjusting and responding to the realities of cloud adoption.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How federal agencies are viewing public cloud as an opportunity to deliver digital transformation.
  • How agencies are adapting to the ever-evolving and complex set of new cloud mandates and requirements.
  • How agencies are navigating the Modernizing Government Technology Act requirements.
  • Insights from agency leaders on how they were able to successfully overcome cloud implementation barriers.
  • Why Unisys, AWS and Fugue believe the CloudForte managed services offering is a game changer.


8:00-9:00am: Registration and Networking

Check in with GovLoop staff to get your name badge then grab hot breakfast and mingle with your fellow govies.

9:00-9:10am: Welcome Remarks

Christopher Dorobek, GovLoop will kick off the event.

9:10-9:20am: Reaching New Heights - AWS and Unisys Welcome Remarks


  • David Levy, Vice President, U.S. Government, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon
  • Venkatapathi Puvvada, President, Unisys Federal

9:20-9:45am: Keynote: Modernizing Government Technology - Learning How to Navigate the System


  • Richard Beutel, Former Lead Acquisition and Procurement Policy Counsel for Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act and the PMA have put digital transformation front and center for agencies. However, understanding the ins and outs of the new effort can be complicated. Many agencies are asking how it works, how to get access to modernization funds and what metrics they need to meet. In this government keynote, you will learn the insider scoop on how to take advantage of the MGT Act.

9:45-10:10am: Break and CloudForte Demos

10:10-10:50am: Innovation in the Cloud - Unveiling Government Success Stories

Adopting public cloud enables agencies to move from CapEx to OpEx, consume compute resources on demand and can drive costs down. However, embracing public cloud also marks an inflection point for agencies looking to provide digital experiences to their stakeholders by accessing higher order cloud platform, analytic and AI services. In this roundtable discussion, government experts will share how their adoption of public cloud facilitated delivering their missions in innovative ways.

10:50-11:20am: Solution Panel: How CloudForte Is Changing the Way Governments Innovate

Industry can play a key role in effective digital transformation at government agencies. In this interactive panel, experts from Unisys, Fugue and AWS will explain how CloudForte addresses the main agency blockers to securely harnessing the power of AWS to effectively deliver the mission of government.

11:20-11:30am: Closing Remarks and Networking

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601 New Jersey Ave NW #900, Washington, D.C. 20001

Metro: The closest metro station is the Union Station stop on the red line.

Parking: There are several public parking garages available on the same block as the event space as well as metered parking. Parking is not included in your event registration.