Apr 15 2013

Cloud Computing a Key Element of Discussion at GITEC 2013

Annual event’s theme: “Embracing Risk to Deliver Business Value.”

Cloud computing is a major factor in federal IT, and it will be one of the main topics of discussion at the GITEC 2013 summit in Baltimore, Md., April 28–30.

The conference will bring together IT leaders from across government, with speakers addressing a variety of topics, including electronic health records, mobility, security and IT acquisition.

Three sessions are devoted to cloud computing, and scheduled panelists include Simon Szykman of the Commerce Department, Ken Rogers of the State Department and Vaughn Noga of the Environmental Protection Agency.

A breakout panel, “Risk of Moving to the Cloud,” will feature an interactive discussion with Shawn Kingsberry, CIO of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which was the first federal agency to move a governmentwide information system to a public cloud and now runs a hybrid cloud.

“Premises-Based UC Moves to Private Cloud” will feature Jeff Day of the Veterans Affairs Department, Marty Pittinger of the Social Security Administration and Gary Wall of the Health and Human Services Department. The panel will discuss the challenges and benefits of moving an agency’s telecom infrastructure to a private cloud.

GITEC will also present its Project Management Awards, which honor federal programs that have achieved success, based on six criteria: significant mission outcomes, cost savings, risk management, innovative approach, great customer experience, and quality assurance.

FedTech’s coverage of GITEC 2012 included articles, photographs and video. Follow our GITEC 2013 coverage and see what federal IT leaders had to say about cloud computing last year in the video below.