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Click on the speaker images below to view video highlights of the event:

  • Bob Osborn
  • Captain Craig H. Hodge
  • Chad Sheridan
  • Christine Calvosa
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Kevin T. Curry
  • John Hale
  • Mark Houpt
  • Stephen Rice
  • Susie Adams

Download this ebook to learn what you missed at FCW's Face-to-Face Cloud event held on May 3, 2017.

In some ways, cloud has become a foregone conclusion in federal IT strategies.

As agencies look to modernize their IT enterprise, consolidate their data centers, and develop a new generation of IT services, the importance of the cloud is beyond argument.

“As a community, CIOs continue to see benefits associated with cloud migration, such as improved flexibility, faster application delivery, easier addition of services, improved customer service, and cost savings,” according to a survey of federal CIOs conducted by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton.

This steady emphasis on the cloud—championed by both the U.S. Federal CIO Council and the Office of Management and Budget—is having a significant long-term effect, reports IDC Government. In fiscal 2016, the federal government was expected to spend approximately $6.7 billion on cloud, which was more than 8 percent of the federal IT budget. Going forward, the market research firm predicts that federal cloud spending will grow substantially through 2019, far outpacing the growth in overall IT spending.

Cloud is expected to play a critical role in two major initiatives: Legacy IT modernization and data center consolidation. In both cases, cloud is seen as a way to make existing systems more flexible and scalable, particularly when adopted in conjunction with Agile and DevOps. As part of its Data Center Optimization initiative, OMB identified cloud as essential to creating more efficient infrastructure. 

This ebook will cover discussions from subject matter experts from across government regarding how agencies can realize the full benefits of the cloud and accelerate their modernization and optimization efforts.

Topics included:

  • Cloud-based modernization strategies
  • FedRamp High and other security measures
  • The cloud-on-demand paradigm
  • Data storage in the cloud
  • The role of IaaS, PaaS
  • The app store
  • The future of cloud and mobility

Featured Speakers:

  • Susie Adams
  • CTO, Microsoft Federal
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    Susie Adams is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s Federal Government business and brings with her over 30 years of IT experience. Susie joined Microsoft in 1999 and has held several leadership positions in Microsoft including the Director of the Microsoft Reston Virginia Technology Center and most recently the CTO of the Federal Civilian Business. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent 16 years in the consulting arena working with customers in both the commercial and government sectors. She held a variety of management and leadership roles including practice manager, systems analyst and software developer. Susie was named as a Fed100 award winner in 2011 and has authored several books on the topics of software integration and web development. Susie is a graduate of George Mason University where she received a BS in Information Systems.

  • Christine Calvosa
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer of Technology and Resiliency, Federal Communications Commission
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    Christine Calvosa is a results-oriented IT Director with over 10 years of success delivering innovation, quality, and sustainability. She is an effective and strategic-thinking leader with a demonstrated history of guiding modernization efforts to successfully transform and secure stagnant systems. She consistently focuses on collaboration, communication, and documentation as pillars of teamwork and she is committed to excellence. She is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.

    Ms. Calvosa is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Technology and Resiliency at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She joined FCC in December 2014. She is responsible for the availability and maintenance of the Commission’s digital application and service portfolio, including the FCC auction system, which processed $19.8B in revenue in the lastest spectrum auction, the licensing sytems, which processes wireless licensing for the American public, and the Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), which service both public and internal Commission geospatial capabilities. She is also responsible for the engineering and development of new, modern solutions, with a cloud-first mentality to better serve the FCC mission, as well as protecting the FCC IT infrastructure and systems to ensure resilient, sustainable delivery of service to employees, partners, and customers. She has led the implementation of modern solutions and methodologies which has contributed to the reduction in FCC IT Operations and Maintence spending from 85% to less than 50% of the overall IT budget.

    Ms. Calvosa was Chief Technology Officer at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, from 2010 – 2014. She established and managed the USDA’s 2nd largest agency’s technology roadmap and focused on three (3) main areas – Emerging Technology & Innovation, GIS & Data Architecture, and Infrastructure & Hosting. She provided pivotal technology subject matter expertise to implement enterprise solutions such as Enterprise Content Management, Business Process Management, and Unified Communications systems. She played a key role in presenting opportunities to implement cost-saving initiatives. She completed two phases of a Video Teleconferencing (VTC) initiative resulting in a Return on Investment (ROI) of $14.8M; attained $400K reduction in annual storage costs by migrating SharePoint 2010 into a Cloud environment; saved agency $181K by upgrading 18,950 workstations to Windows 7 Operating System; reduced Adobe license costs by $89.4K; used Asset Intelligence-Clear Insight Business Analysis to identify a potential cost savings of 47% out of $12.1M in telecommunication and software assets, equating to over $5.6M in potential savings.

    Ms. Calvosa was recognized as FedScoop’s Top Women in Tech for 2017 and D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology for 2016 due to her leadership in adopting and adapting cloud-based solutions at the FCC. She was also recognized as a Rising Star by Federal Computer week in 2012 for developing and deploying the NRCS national website, which had previously failed twice before. She led a team of 15 to consolidate 12 NRCS websites into one; she successfully launched the website after only 7 months of taking over a 2 year-long project. The NRCS website earned the highest Foresee Customer Satisfaction Improvement score out of 100 government websites for Q1 of 2012.

    From 2005 to 2010, Ms. Calvosa served as the Technology Management Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton. She provided effective leadership and management oversight on multiple DoD, DoT, and DHS projects specializing in providing technology and consulting services management. She led and managed the Infrastructure Engineering team with the overall design and implementation of enterprise-wide unclassified and classified systems for the Anti-Drug Network (ADNET) within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She led the Infrastructure team in planning, designing, developing, and implementing enterprise-wide custom applications and office automation systems for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). She provided support to Project Management Services to ensure adherence to policies and procedures for two main systems at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    Ms. Calvosa is a graduate of the George Washington University. She earned a Master of Science in Information System Technology in 2003. For her undergrad, she attended the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a Minor in International Studies. She holds the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v2 Practitioner certification.

  • Kevin T. Curry
  • Product Director (Acting) Enterprise Computing Environment (ECE) - Provisional PEO EIS, US Army
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    Mr. Kevin Curry is currently leading the effort to establish an office in support of an Army Enterprise Computing Environment that will allow for the migration of Army applications into various hosting environments both on premise and off premise and the consolidation of Army Enterprise Data Centers down to 10 enduring data centers located world-wide. This will directly support the implementation of the Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADDCP) and the Army Cloud Computing Strategy.

    Previously, Mr. Curry served as the Project Director for Security Cooperation Enterprise Solution (SCES); Project Manager for Medical Devices Project Management Office, US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA); the Deputy PM for Integrated Clinical Systems; and as the Product Manager for Imaging Systems. He entered active duty in 1985 and retired from the Army in 2008 after serving over 23 years of military service, he served in key leadership positions to include Chief, Technology Planning Division, USAMMA; Chief, Clinical Engineering Division, US Army Medical Materiel Center – Europe; and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 226th Medical Logistics Battalion (FWD), V Corps. Mr. Curry also led highly visible Joint Operations to include: Team Leader, Operation Provide Hope #16, Uzbekistan, State Department; Team Leader, Joint Technology Assessment and Requirements Analysis Team, JTF CapMed; and Team Leader, Joint Medical Technology Assessment and Requirements Team, OIF/OEF, USCENTCOM.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in both Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Electronics Technology from Colorado Technical University; a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University; a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Walden University; and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from The Eisenhower School (formerly know as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces). He has completed the Advanced Acquisition course from the Naval Postgraduate School and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Curry is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and is level III and level II certified in Program Management and Engineering respectively.

    His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), the Army Commendation Medal (6 awards), the Army Achievement Medal (4 awards), and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. As the Seminar Leader for Information, Communications, and Technology Seminar, his Seminar received The Eisenhower’s School prestigious MG Antonelli Award for Industry Study Excellence. He was also recognized as the Health Services Maintenance Officer Award of Excellence recipient for US Army Medical Command, and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).

  • John Hale
  • Chief, Cloud Portfolio Office, DISA
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    Mr. Hale is the chief of DISA’s cloud portfolio office, and is responsible for developing the strategic and functional approach to maximize cloud-based infrastructure and security solutions in Department of Defense environments. Key programs in his portfolio include the acquisition of milCloud 2.0 and the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA).

    A graduate of The University of Maryland, University College, Hale served in the United States Air Force prior to beginning his civil service career in the office of the Director of National Intelligence. In 2009 Hale moved to the Defense Information Systems Agency within the Department of Defense.

  • Captain Craig H. Hodge
  • Deputy CTO, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
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    Captain (O-6) Craig H. Hodge proudly serves our nation with a career spanning over 19 years of successful leadership and management experience. Throughout his career he has foster innovation and technology modernization. CAPT Hodge has served as an Airman in the US Air Force, a Medical Information Management Officer in the US Army, and currently serves as a Health Service Officer (Information Technology Management) within the US Public Health Service. His experience spans the business/mission areas of some of the government organizations he has been assigned along with numerous functions within an OCIO organization. He has served in the fields of information security, IT operations, project management, program management, led numerous organizations within OCIO organizations, and served as Chief of Staff for numerous CIOs, providing authoritative advice to CIOs and Deputy CIOs.

    CAPT Hodge currently serves as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security where he’s paramount in the cultural shift taking place at ICE OCIO to deliver at mission speed. He has also been paramount in developing and executing the ICE cloud strategy.

    Captain Hodge holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management from The University of Tampa and a Master’s of Science in Administration in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University. Along with his degrees he also holds numerous technical certifications: PMI® - Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), ISC2® - Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), EC-Council - Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CSA - Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), APMG-International® - Information Technology Infrastructure Library vers. 3 (ITILv3), and SA – Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

  • Mark Houpt
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Edge Hosting
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    As Chief Information Security Officer of Edge Hosting, Mark brings over 25 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. In his leadership position, Mark’s responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight of security and compliance, as well as providing subject matter expertise for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, integrated information security and compliance program.

    Mark is a successful security entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a security consulting firm and hosting a security blog. Also, he has been responsible for security and compliance solutions at Fortune 50 financial and banking institutions, health care entities, the CTO in a higher education institution, a technical operations manager in a startup as well as the role he credits for starting it all, a Cryptologist with the U.S. Navy.

    Mark holds an MS-ISA (Masters Information Security and Assurance), numerous security and technical certifications (CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Security +, Network+) and qualified for DoD IAT Level III, IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor positions and responsibilities. Mark is an expert in understanding and the interpretation of FedRAMP, HIPAA and PCI-DSS compliance requirements and is fluent in translating these requirements into common sense language for our customers. Mark is an active member of ISC2, ASIS International, COMPTIA, IAPP, and ISACA, among other leading national and international security organizations. Beyond his professional dedication to information security, Mark also donates his time and expertise to the economic security of individuals and organizations in need, both here and abroad.

  • Dennis Kelly
  • Product Lead, Enterprise Computing (ADCCP, AESD, ACCENT, APC2) PD, Enterprise Services (ES) PEO EIS, US Army
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    Mr. Dennis Kelly is the Product Lead for Enterprise Computing (EC), an office within Project Director, Enterprise Services. Mr. Kelly has oversight of the EC portfolio, which consists of six primary initiatives: Army Private Cloud (APC2) and Cloud Services, Army Data Center Consolidation Plan, Army Enterprise Service Desk -Worldwide (AESD-W), AESD Federation, Army Software Marketplace, and Data Center/Cloud/Generating Force.

    Throughout his 40 year career, Mr. Kelly has performed myriad roles including project manager, private sector executive, and independent organizational development consultant. Mr. Kelly began his career as a U.S. Marine in communications-electronics during the Vietnam War. As a satellite communications systems engineer, he planned the deployment of in-orbit satellites and designed the first Satellite Switched Time Division Multiple Access plan for use in the INTELSAT satellite system. In industry, he designed the transition strategy for the worldwide consolidation of 150 data centers into three supercenters. As a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration, he facilitated the implementation of strategic and operational management processes. He also served as the principal advisor for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology to the Chief of the Army Reserve, and as a communications policy advisor to the Army Chief Information Officer/G6 Chief Executive Officer.

    Mr. Kelly joined PEO EIS in 2011, and served as a Project Officer with EC since its inception in 2013. As the AESD-W lead, Mr. Kelly managed three service desk locations that handled one million incidents at 44 installations, as well as supporting the 1.5 million users of Army Knowledge Online and Enterprise Email. For APC2, he facilitated the provision of Cloud Software as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service for DOD customers.

    Mr. Kelly is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, and he holds a Master of Arts in American Government from Catholic University.

    Mr. Kelly is a member of the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and is Level III certified in Program Management and is a Certified Management Consultant. His professional association memberships include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Engineering Management Society and the Institute of Management Consultants USA.

  • Bob Osborn
  • Chief Technology Officer - Federal, Service Now
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    Robert (Bob) Osborn is Chief Technology Officer for Service Now (Federal). Bob is an accomplished senior executive who has held many high level IT leadership positions, including Director of Logistics IT for the U.S. Army G4, Deputy J6/CIO for U.S. Transportation Command, and CIO of the National Nuclear Security Administration where he was responsible for the Nation’s nuclear weapons design and manufacturing information. He has led major IT and organizational transformations throughout his career and is an acknowledged thought leader recognized across the public sector market. As a user of ServiceNow, Bob led ITIL based Enterprise Service Management standardization within the Federal Government. Bob also served as a United States Marine Corps officer for 27 years.

  • Stephen Rice
  • Chief Information Officer, Assistant Administrator for Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration
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    In March 2013, Stephen Rice became Assistant Administrator for Information Technology. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator for more than four years. Since joining TSA in 2002, he has played a significant role in the initial deployment of IT services and network connectivity to airport and field locations nationwide.

    With an annual budget of nearly $400 million, Rice is responsible for developing and managing central policies for all of TSA’s IT requirements, and developing and implementing IT initiatives across the agency, and managing and overseeing an effective security architecture that protects TSA's information systems and networks from internal and external threats.

    Rice laid the foundation for his current career at TSA through his nearly decade of service at the U.S. Secret Service in both intelligence and technical roles. He assisted the intelligence investigation unit that responded to the Oklahoma City bombings. In addition, he managed the data communication teams for several Secret Service protection events, including the 1998 World Energy Congress, and the papal visit to St. Louis and the United Nations special general assembly in the late 1990s. In 1996, Rice assisted with the management of telecommunications for both presidential conventions.

    More recently, after the Secret Service, Rice worked as a network consultant designing and developing critical network designs. He returned to federal service as a Security Program Manager for the Department of Commerce before joining TSA.

  • Chad Sheridan
  • Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, USDA
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    Chad Sheridan has served as the Chief Information Officer of the Risk Management Agency since 2011. In that role, he is responsible for all information systems that support the Federal crop insurance program, a program that covers commodities and livestock with a total annual liability of over $113 billion. At RMA, Chad has transformed the agency’s IT program to embrace agile development and devops while leading the effort to establish an action-oriented and collaborate CIO Council within USDA.

    Prior to his service at RMA, Chad spent over 18 years of active duty and civilian service with the United States Navy in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, or Naval Reactors. He most recently served as Deputy CIO for the program and had previously served as Manager for Shipboard IT, focusing on improving the quality of shipboard networks and software and the capabilities and training of the submarine and aircraft carrier information technology professionals. Prior to his transition to information technology, Chad served as Deputy Program Manager for the design and construction of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) aircraft carrier propulsion plants.

    Chad received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW and GCN
8:05 - 8:30AM
Session 1: Making Cloud Happen, No Excuses
Chad Sheridan
Chief Information Officer, Risk Management Agency, USDA
8:30 - 8:45AM
Session 2: Technology Insights I
Mark Houpt
Chief Information Security Officer, Edge Hosting
8:45 - 9:10AM
Session 3: Executing on the Cloud Vision
Kevin T. Curry
Product Director (Acting) Enterprise Computing Environment (ECE) - Provisional PEO Enterprise Information Systems, US Army
Dennis Kelly
Product Lead, Enterprise Computing (ADCCP, AESD, ACCENT, APC2) PD, Enterprise Services (ES) PEO EIS, US Army
9:10 - 9:25AM
Session 4: Technology Insights II
Bob Osborn
Chief Technology Officer - Federal, ServiceNow
9:25 - 9:35AM
Networking Break
9:35 - 10:00AM
Session 5: Getting the Cloud Right
Stephen Rice
Chief Information Officer, Assistant Administrator for Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration
10:00 - 10:15AM
Session 6: Technology Insights III
Susie Adams
CTO, Microsoft Federal
10:15 - 10:40AM
Session 7: Clearing Obstacles to the Cloud
John Hale
Chief, Cloud Portfolio Office, DISA
10:40 - 11:05AM
Session 8: A Customer-Driven Approach to the Cloud
Captain Craig H. Hodge
Deputy CTO, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
11:05 - 11:30AM
Session 9: The IT Transformation Equation
Christine Calvosa
Deputy Chief Information Officer of Technology and Resiliency, Federal Communications Commission
Closing Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW and GCN

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