Although it got an encouraging $1 billion funding shot in the arm from the American Rescue Plan Act in early 2020, the effort to modernize and transform an aging infrastructure remains a complicated task that takes coordination, executive buy-in and detailed security and data strategies to make it work.

The $1 billion set aside for the Technology Modernization Fund in the ARP smooths some modernization budgeting issues for agencies, which have been struggling to deal with high-profile hacks of federal IT in the past year, more widely-dispersed workforces and increasing customer service demands on federal systems.

This FCW Summit will discuss new policies and guidance that will govern these changes, as well as technology advances as data shifts to hybrid cloud architectures. In addition, agencies that are well into their modernization journey will share lessons learned that can help others avoid mistakes and speed the process.

By attending this FCW Summit, you will learn about:

  • Technology Modernization Fund changes and success stories
  • New security requirements and expanding threats
  • How emerging technology is shaping the modernization process
  • The path ahead for cloud adoption and broadening shared services
  • The importance of leveraging data as an asset
  • What changes the federal workforce can expect to remain in a post-pandemic world
  • Reskilling efforts to modernize the existing federal workforce


  • HP
  • Snowflake
  • Yubico
  • Uptake
  • Genesys
  • Red Hat
  • Hyland
  • SAIC
  • Guidehouse
  • Duo


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

11 AM
12 PM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Executive Insights: Digital Transformation: Trends & Best Practices
  • Nancy Sieger Chief Information Officer IRS, Department of the Treasury

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Opening Government Keynote
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM Master Class: Yubico
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Panel: Lessons for Managing Supply Chain & Security
  • Dr. Serena Chan Director, Cyber Development Directorate Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Joyce Corell Assistant Director for Supply Chain, National Counterintelligence and Security Center Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    [pending agency approval]
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Executive Insights: Achieving Strategic Innovation with Data
  • Kevin M. Duvall Acting Chief Data Officer Department of Health and Human Services
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Government Presentation
  • Drew Zachary Co-Director of Census Open Innovation Labs and Director/Co-founder of The Opportunity Project U.S. Census Bureau

    [pending agency approval]
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM Master Class: Uptake
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Break
1:25 PM - 1:45 PM Master Class: Genesys
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM Break
1:55 PM - 2:35 PM Panel: The Cloud Modernization Journey
  • Sharon Woods Executive Director, Cloud Computing Program Office DISA, Department of Defense

    [pending agency approval]
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM Master Class: Duo Security
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Closing Government Keynote
  • Sonny Hashmi Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    [pending agency approval]
3:25 PM Closing Remarks



Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW | Washington, DC 20005


The Metro Center Station (red/blue/orange/silver lines) is .1 miles from the hotel and in walking distance.


Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 12th Street.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Number of CPE Credits: 5

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

IT Modernization Summit

DATE: October 5, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]