As agencies push their modernization and digital transformation efforts forward, they know that the foundation of the work must focus on the network level. Right before the pandemic hit, the CIO Council provided a white paper to help agencies lay out a plan for their next generation networks. It discussed how new and emerging technologies will change networks of the future and predicted increased use of 5G wireless networks and software defined wide area networks. But the COVID crisis shifted priorities to quickly serving a large remote workforce. Now, agencies face deadlines for transitioning their services to GSA’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) vehicle and must adapt to a new hybrid infrastructure.

Attendees learned how agencies are responding to the many challenges and how they have addressed the issues.

FCW Workshop featured government and industry experts sharing the lessons they have learned and the results they have been able to achieve.

Attendees came away with an improved ability to:

  • Understand the importance of updating network systems architecture
  • Streamline the inventory of current network systems
  • Manage increased data volume across hybrid networks
  • Understand how to take advantage of GSA support services for EIS transition
  • Improve your organization’s FITARA score which now includes EIS progress
  • Increase your agency's use of “as a service” offerings available from telecom carriers


  • Snowflake
  • Solar Winds
  • Red Hat
  • Infinera
  • Infoblox


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Keynote | Networks of the Future
  • Steven Hernandez Chief Information Security Officer Department of Education
  • Brandon Shopp* VP of Product, Network Management SolarWinds

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Secure & Private Networking with Snowflake
  • Mike Mitrowski Principal Security Architect, Field CTO Office Snowflake
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Exceeding EIS Transition Expectations, A Large Agency’s Approach for Early Success
  • Thomas Flagg Director of IT Operations and Services U.S. Department of Labor
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Evolutions in Optical Networking: Compact, Embedded and Pluggable
  • Tim Doiron Sr. Director, Solution Marketing Infinera
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM DoD IT: The Shifting Landscape. How DISA is Evolving to Protect the Warfighter in Cyberspace
  • Steve Wallace Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technologies Directorate Defense Information Systems Agency
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See: Defense In-Depth and Network Security
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM Network Modernization at Customs and Border Protection
  • Christopher Wurst Executive Director, Enterprise Networks & Technology Support U.S. Customs and Border Protection
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Automating Networks
  • Gerald Dykeman Enterprise Automation Practice Lead, North America Public Sector Red Hat
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM The Future of 5G
  • Ryan Orr Sr. Risk Analyst Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS
  • Serena Reynolds Chief, Initiative Management Branch Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS
12:10 PM - 12:35 PM An Update on EIS
  • Amy Haseltine Acting Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, Federal Acquisition Service GSA
  • Allen Hill Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service GSA
  • Laura Stanton Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service GSA
12:35 PM Closing Remarks



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.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: 4

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:

Network Modernization Workshop

DATE: June 9, 2021

TIME: 8:30 am - 12:30 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]