There's no question that public sector IT is undergoing another significant paradigm shift. New technologies, such as software defined networks, cloud computing and hyperconverged systems are shaping the data center of the future by significantly reducing costs and making it possible to roll out applications more quickly and with less resources than ever before. In fact, this new era has changed the traditional data center so much that it can now be said that the new look data center is no longer a traditional cost center, but rather a central part of your agency’s IT enterprise.
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Information governance is vital function, given the policies and legislation around records management, the Freedom of Information Act, and eDiscovery. However, if agencies only focus on compliance, they miss an important opportunity to optimize their information operations. This webcast will discuss strategies not only for improving an agency’s ability to manage compliance but also for raising the bar on information availability.
Sponsored By Veritas
Federal agencies realize that they cannot afford to replicate data centers at all of their remote facilities. But they also understand that users at branch offices expect seamless access to applications, data, and services, wherever they reside. In this webcast, Wolf Tombe, Chief Technology Officer at US Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security will discuss strategies for extending data center services to branch offices without compromising on either performance or security.
Sponsored By Riverbed Technology, Inc.
Virtualization and convergence have emerged as essential solutions in helping agencies deal with the increasing complexity of the federal enterprise. These technologies provide agencies with tools for better managing the physical infrastructure of the data center as well for managing IT workloads. In this webcast, Nitin Naik, Director, Strategic Planning and Technical Direction at the Internal Revenue Service, will discuss strategies for creating a more flexible and scalable enterprise.
Sponsored By Nutanix
Every year, identity theft causes untold anguish and millions of dollars lost to stolen goods and services. Identity theft as related to government agencies and government employees takes on a greater urgency considering the data to which government employees have access. And the problem is not going away or mitigating. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ranked identity theft as the number one complaint for 15 years in a row. And identity theft related fraud occurring against government agencies is now the leading complaint, overtaking credit card fraud. How can government agencies best protect their programs from identity fraud? And how can government agencies help protect consumers/individuals against nefarious identity thieves? In this special Webcast, subject matter experts from both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and the FTC will offer their perspectives on the current identity theft related fraud "threatscape."
Sponsored By LexisNexis
In this webcast, LaChelle LeVan, Chief Architect, Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management at GSA and Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor at NIST, will discuss how agencies can move beyond an over-reliance on the password and make strong authentication an integral component of their cybersecurity strategy.
Sponsored By Symantec
In today’s enterprise, employees expect to access data and services from wherever they need to work, whether at their desks, across the campus, or on the road. Fortunately, cloud makes it possible for agencies to extend the enterprise without compromising on security or manageability. In this webcast, Patrick Stingley, IT Specialist at the Department of the Interior, will discuss how this can be done, with a focus on developing an architecture from the cloud to the desktop. All indications are that the design can dramatically reduce costs as well as greenhouse gasses while providing improved service.
Sponsored By VMware, Carahsoft, Carpathia, A QTS Company
The 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act is a game-changer. The goal is to publish all federal spending data online in standardized format, providing an unprecedented level of government transparency and accountability for taxpayers. But this will not happen overnight. In this webcast, Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency at the Department of Treasury, will offer insights into how agencies can begin transforming their management of data and paving the way to the full implementation of the DATA Act.
Sponsored By SAP
Cloud computing offers the promise of IT efficiency, but data privacy, security and compliance policies can prohibit government agencies from taking full advantage of the cloud. Together, NetApp and Amazon Web Services offer the perfect solution– an agile hybrid infrastructure that leverages the performance, customization, and control of private storage resources with the efficiency and elasticity benefits of the AWS cloud.
With NetApp Private Storage for AWS, agencies can leverage on-demand cloud services while retaining full control and mobility of their enterprise data.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions and NetApp
Without a doubt, agencies have discovered that cloud computing is a powerful tool for improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of the enterprise. But increasingly agencies are realizing that it is more than that. They also are realizing that cloud, with its flexibility and scalability, serves as an ideal platform for innovation. In this webcast, Navin Vembar, IT Director, Integrated Award Environment, General Services Administration will offer insights into how to build on cloud to offer innovative services.
Sponsored By VMware, Carahsoft, Carpathia, A QTS Company
Session 3 - Proactive Security through Behavioral Analysis and Control: Intelligence Driven Security provides a new level of defense against unknown and advanced persistent threats. The integrated solution offered by Symantec and ForeScout Technologies, Inc. applies a policy-driven, abstraction layer around systems, applications and users, ensuring emerging attack vectors are unable to compromise and exploit IT services.
Sponsored By DLT, ForeScout, Symantec
Virtualization is changing how agencies manage their data centers. The technology provides increased flexibility when it comes to deploying resources – and increased efficiency in managing them. Security is an essential part of that equation. In this webcast, Frank Konieczny, the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, will discuss how agencies can leverage a software-defined approach to the data center to strengthen their security posture.
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