Although it got an encouraging $1 billion funding shot in the arm from the American Rescue Plan Act in early 2020, the effort to modernize and transform an aging infrastructure remains a complicated task that takes coordination, executive buy-in and detailed security and data strategies to make it work.

The $1 billion set aside for the Technology Modernization Fund in the ARP smooths some modernization budgeting issues for agencies, which have been struggling to deal with high-profile hacks of federal IT in the past year, more widely-dispersed workforces and increasing customer service demands on federal systems.

This FCW Summit discussed new policies and guidance that will govern these changes, as well as technology advances as data shifts to hybrid cloud architectures. In addition, agencies that are well into their modernization journey shared lessons learned that can help others avoid mistakes and speed the process.

Attendees learned about:

  • Technology Modernization Fund changes and success stories
  • New security requirements and expanding threats
  • How emerging technology is shaping the modernization process
  • The path ahead for cloud adoption and broadening shared services
  • The importance of leveraging data as an asset
  • What changes the federal workforce can expect to remain in a post-pandemic world
  • Reskilling efforts to modernize the existing federal workforce


  • HP
  • Snowflake
  • Yubico
  • Uptake
  • Genesys
  • Red Hat
  • Hyland
  • SAIC
  • Guidehouse
  • Duo


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Hardware. Software. What to wear?
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM Modern Authentication for Tomorrow’s Federal Workforce
9:55 AM - 10:35 AM Panel: Lessons for Managing Supply Chain & Security
  • Dr. Serena Chan Senior Technical Advisor, Operations and Infrastructure Center Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Tommy Gardner Chief Technology Officer HP Federal
  • Mark Montgomery Senior Advisor Cyberspace Solarium Commission
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Executive Insights: Achieving Strategic Innovation with Data
  • Kevin M. Duvall Chief Technology Officer, Administration for Children and Families Department of Health and Human Services
  • Stephen Moon Data Platform Architect, Office of the Field CTO Snowflake
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Opportunity Knocking - Scaling Digital Innovation Across Agencies
  • Drew Zachary Managing Director of Census Open Innovation Labs,
    U.S. Census Bureau and
    Deputy CDO for Innovation
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Robert McNamara Partner Guidehouse

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM AI/ML Applications in IT Modernization and Asset Management
12:05 PM - 12:15 PM Break
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM Panel: Best Practices for Next-Gen IT Modernization
  • Ann Dunkin Chief Information Officer Department of Energy
  • Jason Gray Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education and Co-Chair, Federal CIO Council Workforce Committee
  • Rick Kryger Deputy CIO for Operations Department of Labor
  • John Osborne Chief Architect Red Hat Public Sector
12:55 PM - 1:25 PM Executive Insights: Digital Transformation: Trends & Best Practices
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM Break
1:55 PM - 2:35 PM Panel: The Cloud Modernization Journey
  • David Catanoso Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bob Ritchie Vice President of Software SAIC
  • Sharon Woods Acting Director of the Hosting and Compute Center DISA, Department of Defense
2:35 PM - 2:55 PM Ransomware: Risk, Prevention, and Response
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM Closing Government Keynote: Modernizing Acquisition Through Technology
  • Sonny Hashmi Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
3:25 PM Closing Remarks



Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW | Washington, DC 20005


The Metro Center Station (red/blue/orange/silver lines) is .1 miles from the hotel and in walking distance.


Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Washington Marriott at Metro Center on 12th Street.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

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

Number of CPE Credits: 5

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

1105 Media 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 website:

IT Modernization Summit

DATE: October 5, 2021

TIME: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]