A broad swath of disparate government agencies are pursuing the common goal of digital transformation. Organizations such as NASA and the Department of Energy seek to leverage powerful digital technologies – cloud computing, automation and robotics, big data analytics, AI, machine learning, the Internet of Things, DevSecOps and others – to advance their primary missions.
Leaders at those agencies are betting that digital transformation will accelerate mission attainment by delivering efficiency, innovation, reliability, streamlined business processes, agile IT infrastructure and data-driven decision making.
Pamela Isom, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (AET&I), Department of Energy
Brian Merrick, Deputy Director, Cloud Program Management Office, Department of State
Chezian Sivagnanam, Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation
End-to-end security and data protection are two of the biggest challenges faced by federal agencies today. Continually keeping IT environments up to date and secure involves tasks that are often error prone and extremely difficult to manage in large-scale environments. Today, many of our Federal customers are using open source together with conventionally licensed and developed products in heterogeneous and mission-critical environments. Federal agencies, like NASA and The U.S. Department of Energy, are reaping the benefits of lower costs, flexibility, easier manageability, higher availability, and reliability needed to meet strict SLAs, along with performance and scalability advantages. View this on-demand recording to learn more about how Oracle Linux has a proven track record for ensuring software’s safe use and to get your questions answered!
Due to recent current events, now more than ever, federal agencies’ IT teams are tasked with quickly scaling remote work models to maintain business continuity and employee productivity. However, many remote workers are facing unique issues such as poor network stability, over saturated local connections, and unpredictable application performance. With the coronavirus crisis likely changing how we work forever, Affigent and Riverbed will share key tips for optimizing at-home network connections and delivering reliable performance of business-critical apps.
Featured Speaker: Marlin McFate, Public Sector CTO, Riverbed
Over the last decade, federal agencies have embarked on numerous transformative IT changes. One of which is migrating traditional databases to the cloud to optimize efficiency and deliver superior mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. But how can agencies ensure a seamless transition without sacrificing their existing investments and applications? Hear from experts from Affigent, Oracle, and Tharseo IT as they discuss three steps to simplifying the database migration lifecycle, from assessment to validation.
Featured Speaker: Mark Comishock, Director of Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
There is an undeniable nexus between platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud applications and improved user experience. PaaS and cloud solutions can accelerate the delivery of advanced applications and facilitate smoother citizen engagement, reduced frustration, and more satisfying interactions. That’s true throughout the platform lifecycle, from during the DevOps process well before citizen engagement actually happens to when the citizen first logs onto an agency’s website.
Featured Speaker: Brian Merrick, Deputy Director of the Cloud Program Management Office, Department of State
We’re dubbing 2019 the year of the cloud. Why? Fueled by the new federal cloud computing strategy, Cloud Smart, agencies are poised to fast-track adoption and breakthrough the burdensome policy barriers that have been holding them back. With knowledge sharing and purchasing flexibility on the rise, the time is now for federal agencies to make their move. But what trends will influence this frenzy of activity the most over the next 12-months? Join us as we discuss the top five trends in cloud computing for 2019, including:
1. Tying cloud migrations to mission outcomes
2. Looking beyond Iaas to the rise of SaaS and PaaS
3. Security as the #1 priority
4. Continued challenges in governance and culture
5. Preparing for what’s next
In this podcast, Affigent expert Dave Pipes explores how PaaS can help agencies jump-start their approach to developing applications in a new, standardized environment.