• GCN
  • WT
  • DS

Event Postponed.
Stay Tuned for Revised Date!

DevOps is poised to play a strategic role in IT modernization efforts across government.

More than just a methodology for developing applications, DevOps provides a means of better aligning an agency’s development efforts with its most key priorities.

It comes down to agility. Agencies are under pressure to replace outdated legacy systems with a new generation of IT services. Traditional approaches to application development take too long and often miss the mark, delivering systems that fail to meet requirements for either performance or functionality.

By integrating an organization’s development and operation teams, and by incorporating a new generation of tools and automation, agencies are able to create a more iterative and dynamic development process—one that can adapt more easily to evolving mission requirements.

But DevOps also represents a big change, one that touches on nearly every aspect of an agency’s IT operations, from top leadership and IT managers to development and security teams. This event will provide insight into how agencies can implement DevOps smoothly and effectively.

Potential topics to be discussed include:

  • Applying DevOps to legacy systems
  • Key opportunities for automation
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) tools and practices
  • Integrating DevOps and SecOps
  • Strategies for managing design complexity
  • DevOps and lifecycle management
  • DevOps and microservices

Featured Speakers:

  • Leonel T. Garciga
  • J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer,
    Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization,
    Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Click for Bio

    Leo Garciga serves as the Chief of JD-OI6 and Chief Technology Officer for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (JIDO/DTRA). In these roles, he provides leadership and oversight of Mission Information Technology services and personnel that directly contribute to the implementation of the JIDO/DTRA mission and its support to the warfighter, Department of Defense (DoD), Combatant Commanders, Coalition partners, the intelligence and interagency organizations.

    Mr. Garciga is also JIDO’s senior information technology advisor, who discovers and rapidly implements new technology and innovation to counter threat networks, improvised threats and improvised explosive devices to support counter-terrorism and counter-insurgencies operations and to prevent battlefield surprise.

    He advocates and spearheads efforts across DoD, the Intelligence Community, US Government Agencies, academia and industry to integrate a myriad of Research and Development work to rapidly introduce new information technology that provides immediate operational impacts for the warfighter and the nation. His efforts have resulted in continuous enhancements to Catapult, a rapid response data analytic platform, to improve situational awareness to thousands of users. He made JIDO an early adopter and leader in DoD of the implementation of Secure Dev Ops, which unified security, software development and operations to automate processes for innovation in information technology. He also is key contributor to DoD understanding of the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to future missions.

    Mr. Garciga has a BA in Mechanical Engineering Technology, is a certified Information Technology professional. He has also served in a variety of roles in DoD, to include active duty service in the US Navy, the Combatant Commands, and the Intelligence Community.

  • Laura Gerhardt [Invited]
  • Technical Lead and Developer, 18F Acquisitions
    U.S. General Services Administration
  • Click for Bio

    Laura is a technical lead and developer for the GSA 18F Acquisitions. At TTS, she has worked on projects such as the TTS Bug Bounty program, the FedRAMP marketplace, the Forest Service online permitting website and the Centers of Excellence for Cloud Adoption. In addition to her work with external federal partners, she co-leads the DevOps Guild to deepen and broaden the knowledge of DevOps principles within the GSA. Prior to joining TTS, she has worked on projects for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the City and County of San Francisco Chief Data Officer. In her free time, she enjoys small hardware hacking projects.

  • Daniel Kozlowski [Invited]
  • Digital Service Expert,
    United States Digital Service
7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking    
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN
8:05- 8:35AM
Opening Government Keynote | How to Build a DevOps Culture (Hint: It’s about the governance)
Leonel Garciga
J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer, Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
8:35 - 8:50AM
Technology Insights I
8:50 - 9:20AM
Case Study I | Leveraging Automation in DevOps: Where and How Much?
Laura Gerhardt [Invited]
Technical Lead and Developer, 18F Acquisitions
U.S. General Services Administration
9:20 - 9:35AM
Networking Break

9:35 - 10:05AM
Case Study II
Daniel Kozlowski [Invited]
Digital Service Expert, United States Digital Service
10:05 - 10:35AM

To conclude the event, we invite attendees to share their own experiences with DevOps and ask specific questions or get general feedback from our speakers.
10:35 - 10:40AM

Closing Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN

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 Available

3 CPE Credits are available for the FCW DevOps Workshop

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

Presented By

To Sponsor:

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