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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.

Date: Mar 29, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

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.

Date: Feb 24, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM

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Building a Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

With government agencies migrating more applications to the cloud, they are likely to find that having a hybrid environment places new demands on the infrastructure. Regardless of how many applications an agency has running in the cloud, they're realizing that even their in-house data centers have to be cloud-like and deliver agility, resiliency, security and most of all, simplicity. In this webcast, Scott MacDonald, CalCloud Project Director at California Department of Technology, will share lessons learned and insights gained from deploying CalCloud, a cloud platform available to state and local agencies across California. Vaughn Stewart, VP and Enterprise Architect from Pure Storage will also briefly discuss how all-flash storage is enabling agencies who have a hybrid cloud model to enjoy many of the benefits of cloud computing within their own datacenters.

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.

Records Automation: Digitizing for Greater Efficiency

Agencies that are dealing with vast volumes of paper records and need immediate and unfettered access to those documents. As the volume of incoming paper continues to increase, they need ways to automate how they process and digitize those documents. In this webcast a federal IT/IM executive will discuss how digitizing paper records makes those documents more accessible and consequently more valuable. This webcast will feature two speakers from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Deborah Armentrout, Agency Records Officer, and Patricia Hall, Chief of the Information and Data Operations Branch. They will discuss how records digitization supports the agency’s mission.

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.