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  • Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Time: 7:30AM - 11:35AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Registration Now Open!

DevOps is positioned to play a significant role in how agencies develop new IT services.

In many cases, traditional approaches to development prove too costly and too cumbersome, making it difficult for agencies to deliver new services that come in on time and on budget—and up to spec.

DevOps offers a new way forward. DevOps practices are designed to speed the delivery of services while improving the quality of applications. Forrester Research, an IT market research and consulting firm, has identified four benefits of DevOps:

  • More collaboration across an organization’s development and operations teams
  • Reduced lag time through automation and improved, repeatable processes
  • Reduced design complexity through the use of loosely coupled architectures
  • A more agile response to customer feedback

An increasing number of agencies are beginning to leverage DevOps. For example, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services used DevOps practices to modernize its e-verify system. And the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking to DevOps to provide a more consistent approach to development across different environments.

Still, the DevOps methodology will prove to be a big change for many agencies.

This workshop will bring together IT leaders from government and industry to explore the future of DevOps in government. The sessions—which include both agency case studies and tech discussion—will look at key issues that agencies must consider when adopting the DevOps methodology and highlight emerging best practices in incorporating DevOps into an agency’s IT planning and management processes. The concluding session—the Workshop—will provide attendees an opportunity to offer input and ask questions of session leaders.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • DevOps and the systems development lifecycle
  • DevOps in a hybrid IT environment
  • The integration of cybersecurity into DevOps processes
  • DevOps and federal procurement practices
  • Managing the culture changes
  • Automation: Where to begin
  • New approaches to user-centered design

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Fairless [Invited]
  • Branch Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
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    Michael W. Fairless joined the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in February 2013 serving as the Branch Chief for Servers and Storage. Prior to joining the SEC, he was a Program Manager and Assistant Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from January 2001 until February 2013, Director of Operations with Petra Incorporated from January 1999 until January 2001. Prior to joining Petra, Mike served in the United States Navy as a Master Chief Intelligence Specialist from 1977 to 1999. Highlights of his military service include 6 Operational deployments to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and the Arabian Gulf and service as a Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command, Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Systems Officer, and Leading Chief Petty Officer.

    Mike is an accomplished and tenacious professional who believes that a true leader empowers others, providing tools and support, while challenging individuals and teams to stretch beyond their comfort zones. Mike has demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement, concentrating on building strong teams, developing valuable tools, and sound processes with an emphasis on the identification of best practices. He has facilitated multiple organizational and leadership development events focused on optimizing the enterprise through enhancements to organizational design and developing high performing teams. He has led large and complex system development, system engineering, and logistics management and implementation efforts in support of customers at the United States Navy, Naval Air Systems Command. He has also managing large IT Infrastructure and Service Operations in support of the United States Central Command (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Enterprise Systems), U.S. State Department, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Mike’s academic achievements include a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelors in Management of Technical Operations, and an Associate’s Degree in Technical Education. Mike’s is a Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He holds additional certifications in ITIL Service Operations and has spent many years studying and implementing Agile and Lean best practices in a variety of non-traditional environments.

7:30 - 8:25AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:25 - 8:30AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30- 9:05AM
Opening Government Keynote
9:05 - 9:40AM
Session 2: Case Study I
9:40 - 9:55AM
Session 3: Technology Insights I
9:55 - 10:15AM
Networking Break
10:15 - 10:50AM
Session 4: SEC: The Case for DevOps Culture
Michael Fairless [Invited]
Branch Chief, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
10:50 - 11:05AM
Session 5: Technology Insights II
11:05 - 11:35AM
The Workshop
Closing Remarks

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits are available for the Workshop: DevOps: Accelerating Development for Mission Success.

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

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

1105 Media PSMG 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 web site: www.learningmarket.org

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To Sponsor:

    Stacy Money
    1105 Public Sector Media Group
    Phone: 415-444-6933
    Stacy Money