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The Case for Enterprise Visibility

When it comes to managing IT operations, the key is situational awareness. The earlier problems are detected, the better the chance that they can be mitigated before performance begins to suffer. This visibility is especially important as the federal enterprise continues to evolve, with the adoption of virtualization, cloud, big data, and other game-changing technologies. In this webcast, Nitin Naik, Director, Strategic Planning and Technical Direction at the Internal Revenue Service, will discuss the vital role of data in managing the health of the enterprise.

Date: May 24, 2016

Time: 2:00PM


Digital Government Strategies: A New Era of Digital Services

For years, government agencies have been looking to technology to improve their ability to deliver services to their various constituencies. But now they are really feeling the heat. Thanks to advances in the world of retail, banking, and other sectors, the idea of digital services has gone from being a novelty to being an expectation. Are government agencies ready to keep pace? That was the underlying question in a recent survey of IT professionals across federal, state and local agencies, as well as their counterparts in industry.

Date: May 25, 2016

Time: 2:00PM


Digital Services: Improving the Mobile User Experience

Cloud and related solutions are transforming how federal agencies deliver digital services, enabling them to extend those services to wherever their users might be. Mobility is a big part of that transformation, because more and more users are accessing services through mobile devices. In this webcast, a federal IT official will discuss strategies for delivering content that is readily accessible by mobile users.

Date: Jun 23, 2016

Time: 2:00PM


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Today’s Public Sector Data Center: Enabling Modern Service Delivery Through Innovation and Efficiency

The pace of technological change is relentless. It’s changing the way we do business, the way we communicate, even the very way we live. In many cases, private sector enterprises are leaps and bounds ahead of the public sector organizations. It’s time to catch up.


Cloud Security: Building on the FedRAMP Foundation

FedRAMP has emerged as a critical component of the federal government’s transition to the cloud, accelerating the adoption of secure cloud solutions. However, to be effective, FedRAMP by itself is not enough. In this webcast, Ashley Mahan, the FedRAMP Agency Evangelist at the General Services Administration, will discuss best practices for driving adoption of FedRAMP across an organization and share insights garnered by early FedRAMP adopters.


Asset Management: FITARA Compliance and Beyond

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) makes it clear: Asset management is essential to improving the efficiency of the federal IT enterprise. Across government, agencies are wasting valuable resources because of antiquated and ineffective asset management tools and processes. For example, many existing tools are platform-specific, requiring agencies to cobble together information from individual solutions tied to Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix. Many agencies also lack the ability to align their contracts and purchases with data on actual consumption. In this webcast, leading experts on asset management will discuss how agencies can implement mature asset management practices, enabling them to meet the FITARA mandate and more proactively manage their key IT assets from acquisition to disposal.


Cyber Threat Analysis: Shining a Light on the Dark Web

Ever wonder what the "Deep and Dark Web" actually is? Hackers and fraudsters have embraced the Dark Web as a source of anonymity to enable their malicious activity. Dark Web sites have created their own economy where actors can buy and sell exploits, trade information, and coordinate attacks with ease. Get beyond the buzz words with this interesting presentation on both the strategic aspects of the Dark Web and some tactical examples of how to exploit it to improve your agency’s ability to identify, defend against and mitigate emerging cyber threats.


Transforming Customer Service: Building a Smarter Service-Oriented Workforce

Whether a public contact center or an internal help desk, government offices managing customer service play a vital role in supporting their agencies missions. Unfortunately, many service centers lack the tools they need to deliver high-quality services in a timely fashion. In this webcast, Michelle Earley, USAJOBS Program Manager at OPM, and Stephanie Wade, Director, Innovation Lab at OPM, will discuss how they are transforming USAJOBS, the federal government's official jobs site to improve the hiring process and elevate the level of customer service that applicants receive. The transformation is comprehensive, involving the adoption of human-centered design principles, the use cloud-based DevOps to create new services, and the modernization of foundational technology, including the cloud.


Cyber Threat Landscape: Lessons Learned in 2015, the Challenges in 2016

Cyber-attacks have become more organized, more advanced, and are adapting more quickly to our defenses. It is important for federal, state, and local organizations to be prepared to meet these dire challenges—even as they respond to users’ increasing demands, the growing utilization of services, and increasingly complex and strict regulatory requirements.


Intro to Software-Defined Storage

Unstructured data is created and consumed at an astounding rate by both consumers and enterprise users. Storage requirements are quickly outpacing storage capacity and budgets, which creates challenges for both government agencies and other public sector organizations. As IT shifts to on-demand consumption models, data content must be available anywhere, at any time, across any device. Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage are open source, scale-out software-defined storage solutions that provide an ideal platform for next-generation workloads with growing content stores.


Managing the Data Avalanche

As the amount of data resident in organizations and government agencies continues to grow at a dizzying pace – the sheer variety, volume and velocity of data presents unprecedented challenges. These challenges aren’t related just to storage or data management, but also how to derive the greatest value from the data to improve customer outcomes. Until information is analyzed and put to use as insight, data remains just data. In this webcast, Dr. Justin Abold-LaBreche, the Acting Director, Office of Compliance Analytics at the IRS, will discuss how his office – together with its internal IRS business partners – analyzes staggering amounts of data as a way to frame up (understand, size and scope) problems, identify opportunities and risks, test potential solutions quickly and safely, and help translate analytic insight into production ready innovation all with the goal of enhancing tax administration.


Enabling Network Security at the Speed of Mission

Speed and security are both vital to agency missions, yet the two are often viewed as conflicting demands. Government agencies looking to stay ahead of burgeoning bandwidth demands—and to develop the agility to respond to rapidly shifting demands—can feel constrained by the need to ensure that the network is protected. But no such constraint is necessary.


Pension Management: Keeping Pace, Improving Accuracy

Fiscal uncertainty has created a lot of turmoil in employee pension plans, making it difficult for public sector agencies to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of pension payments, even in the midst of change. In this webcast, IT and business leaders from the state of New York will discuss strategies for ensuring that pension management systems are kept up to date with constantly changing rules and policies.


Delivering Cloud Economics into the Federal Data Center

Archive and private cloud solution should be affordable, scalable, simple, and readily accessible. Your existing storage platforms are costly and require a huge data center footprint. We can change that.


Software-Defined Storage: Building a More Intelligent Enterprise

Virtualization is transforming the data center, giving agencies much more flexibility in how they manage their IT resources. In most agencies, that transformation began with server virtualization. But increasingly, agencies are realizing that storage is a critical piece of the puzzle. In this webcast, Brian Muolo, IT Storage Manager, GSA will share best practices and insights in leveraging the capabilities of software-defined storage.


Improving Security within Federal End User Computing

Within Federal information systems, day-to-day operations are subject to a diverse array of endpoint security threats. Join this webcast sponsored by Dell and Intel® to hear from experts how to address the ever-changing endpoint security burdens within Federal.


Governments See a Bumpy Road Ahead to Digital Engagement

The digital age is upon us. People everywhere now expect services to be mobile – even from their government. Faced with unique challenges and budget constraints, Governments have fallen behind the private sector in digitizing business processes, however, the opportunity remains. Join us as we dive into the unique challenges governments around the world are facing with content management and how you can take the first step to streamlining your operational processes.


IT Operations by the Number

Now more than ever, metrics are seen as a key tool in improving systems performance and operational efficiencies, providing agencies with information they can use to make smarter decisions about IT investments. In this webcast, Nancy Potok, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer at the Census Bureau and Bob Nicholson, Director of Technical Operations at the Social Security Administration, will offer best practices in data-driven management of the enterprise.


Improve Agency Processes -- Focus Here First

View this on-demand presentation to learn how agencies can use process improvement to put the U.S. Digital Services Playbook into action. Leading experts used real-world case studies to illustrate how Business Process Management (BPM) can help agencies save resources and meet customer expectations, regardless of location, device, or communication method.