Later this month, AFCEA Bethesda will hold the first symposium in its four-part Cloud Lifecycle Management series. According to the group’s website, the event will take a look at “how agencies define, plan and measure a successful cloud computing strategy.”
Six months into the Obama administration’s cloud-first policy, focus will be placed on how far agencies have come and the progress being made in order to reach their 12- and 18-month cloud goals.
According to AFCEA, some of the issues that will be addressed include:
- how agencies are deciding between public, private and hybrid clouds,
- the expected cost savings of using the cloud,
- the risks of moving to the cloud, and
- where the cloud strategy will be over the next year.
Confirmed speakers for the event include:
- Earl Crane, director of the cybersecurity strategy division in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Homeland Security
- Lisa Davis, assistant director of information technology and chief information officer in the U.S. Marshals Service at the Department of Justice
- Rick Holgate, assistant director for science & technology and chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
- Dawn Leaf, senior advisor and senior executive for cloud computing in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Bill Lewis, director of the Portfolio Management Division in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service
- Henry Sienkiewicz, chief information officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency
- Michael Wood, director of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
The event will be held from 7-11:30 a.m., June 29, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in northwest Washington D.C.