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The Growing Case for Building Information Modeling in Government

A recent survey finds that government agencies involved in overseeing the construction of buildings or infrastructure are beginning to come around to Building Information Modeling. The concept of BIM is still new to the public sector, but the survey shows that agencies value the benefits that BIM delivers—greater insight into the cost, schedule and feasibility of projects, reduced document errors, and a consistent management process from start to finish. In this webcast, leading experts in BIM will review the results of the survey in depth, and discuss how BIM will reshape design, engineering and construction projects in the public sector in the years ahead.


CDM: Meeting the Needs of the Evolving Network

Cloud, mobility and related trends are changing how agencies provide employees with access to information and services. Slowly but surely, the traditional agency network is evolving into more of a shared environment. The question, now, is how do agencies secure that environment? In this webcast, Jim Quinn, the lead systems engineer for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss how CDM is evolving to help agencies strengthen their security posture and adapt to this new reality.


CDM: Building a Foundation for Network Visibility

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is not an end in itself, but a means to better security. In this webcast, Willie Crenshaw, Program Executive for IT Security Risk Management and CDM at NASA, will discuss how NASA is integrating CDM with other security-related programs to get a more holistic view of what is happening on its networks.


Electronic Records Management: From Compliance
to Transformation

Given the looming deadlines for records management modernization, it’s understandable that agencies are focused on complying with NARA’s mandates and guidelines. But compliance is not the endgame. In this webcast, Laurence Brewer, the U.S. Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration, will discuss how agencies can leverage their modernization effort to better support their operations and mission.


IT Monitoring: Managing Performance in a Complex Enterprise

The federal IT enterprise is getting more complex by the day. With cloud, virtualization, mobility, and other trends, agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to manage the performance of IT operations. In this webcast, Kevin Baker, Associate CIO for Enterprise Planning and Performance at the Federal Communications Commission, will discuss strategies for taking an enterprise approach to IT monitoring and its connection to larger organizational issues.


Think Your Network Is Safe? Check Your Printers

Michael Howard, HP Chief Security Advisor, will share how he uses a proven framework to secure the print infrastructure. Come to this session to see how you can defend your printers from the next wave of security attacks.


IT Monitoring: Meeting the Demands of the Shared Services Mandate

The Office of Management and Budget has made it clear: The future is in shared services. A forthcoming OMB policy on data center consolidation keeps the emphasis on a "cloud first" and shared services-heavy approach. Both initiatives, however, depend on agencies being able to monitor and maintain the health of the IT enterprise. There are significant challenges within this new type of shared services environment to provide visibility to all stakeholders. It’s essential to provide not only separate department-level views, but also an enterprise-level overarching view. In this webcast, Mark Glorioso, Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center, will talk about the challenges of managing performance in a shared services environment.


Best Practices in Data Center Consolidation

As agencies consolidate their data centers, they have a unique opportunity to improve the efficiency and flexibility of their operations through the use of virtualization and related technologies. This webcast will look at best practices in leveraging modern technology and management strategies to improve the efficiency of consolidated data centers.


FITARA and Beyond

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has clearly had a major impact on government agency IT operations. By requiring agencies to ensure IT leaders take a more active role in the decision processes and policies related to IT resources, it is demanding more accountable, better informed and more strategic-minded IT leaders. It is essential for all agency IT leaders to operate at that level. To make better informed and more effective decisions regarding IT resources, IT leaders need real-time data and an accurate and up-to-date picture of the current state of their IT services. It can be a challenge to accurately qualify and quantify IT resources when that data is inaccurate or incomplete. Join this webcast to learn more about FITARA and how it affects IT acquisition, implementation and management in government moving forward.


Clinical Collaboration: Networking for Better Care

Access to information is critical to ensuring the quality of patient care. Everyone involved with providing care needs to have ready access to the most current patient information, without delay. In this webcast, Lt. Commander Andrea Scott, deputy CIO at the Indian Health Service, will discuss how IHS creates a connected environment to support collaboration among healthcare professionals who often are geographically distributed.


Moving Beyond Complexity: Making Cloud Part of Your IT Strategy

In recent years, the emergence of big data, mobility and social trends have increased the complexity of the IT infrastructure at many agencies. In this webcast, Stan Kaczmarczyk, Director, Cloud Computing Services Program Management Office at the General Services Administration, will discuss strategies for easing the transition to the cloud.


Innovation in the Data Center: Advancing Beyond Legacy Infrastructure

Federal data centers traditionally have proven very resistant to change. But the mandate is clear: Agencies need to improve the cost-effectiveness of their data center operations, and consolidation is only part of the solution. This webcast will discuss strategies for modernizing the infrastructure and raising the bar on IT services delivery. In this webcast, Fred Whiteside, program manager for the data center consolidation initiative at the Department of Labor, will discuss how agencies can achieve the maximum efficiency and performance as part of the consolidation process.