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Meet the “Who’s Who” of the federal government’s communications initiatives at Federal Networks 2015.


Mary Davie, GSA


David Devries, DoD


Amando E. Gavino, GSA


Greg Giddens, VA


Fred Haines, GSA


Jon Johnson, GSA


Bill Lewis, GSA


David Peters, GSA


Alfred Rivera, DISA


Robert Carl “Shof” Shoffner, USAF


Jessie Showers, DISA


David Stickley, DISA


Scott Svabek, DHA


Matt Swartz, Navy


Al Tarasiuk, ODNI


Paul Tibbits, VA


Gary Wang, Army


Stephen W. Warren, VA


Jack Wilmer, DISA


Douglas Wiltsie, Army


Steven Wert, USAF


 

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"Very informative"
- Avi Deolalikar
Lockheed Martin

"Excellent content and top notch speakers."
- Walter Henderson
Infoblox

"Good, deep content. Plenty of time for Q&A"
- Alan Thomas
Data Networks Corporation

"This conference provided very good access to industry executives, in both civilian and DoD."
- Jill McKinnon
HP

"Great insight and information to assist with planning for FY 12, 13, 14, 15 regarding Federal directions."
- Jimmy Lee
SRA

"Provides a snapshot of the strategic plans of the agencies for the next 10 months."
- Rodney Walker
SAIC

"Great set of government speakers."
- Jim Soltys
Noblis, Inc.

"GSA session was a highlight."
- John Geraghty
The MITRE Corporation

"It is good to hear the government leadership's perspective on the current IT challenges and issues."
- Phillip Parmer
Sarum LLC

"The content provided a good understanding of where agencies were headed in regards to IT."
- Eric Sosnitsky
NES Associates

"... regard this conference as one of a small, select number of conferences, that I intent to support and attend for years to come."
- Annie Williams
Terremark

"Warren's intro remarks are worth the price of admission every year."
- Robert Coulson
Harris Corporation

"Wide range of information from overall plans to innovative ideas being put into practice today."
- Rodney Pieper
HP

"Kick off meeting was outstanding. Good structural analysis of market and participants."
- Michael J King
STG Inc.

“This conference is a great way to get an insight into what the government is working on and where they need contractor help!”
- YuHua Liang
Federal Sources

Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that the 28th annual Federal Networks Conference will return to the Washington, DC area February 23-24, 2015. The Federal Networks 2015 Conference will bring together senior decision-makers from key agencies across the government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

This year, top technology officials from the Defense Department and civil agencies will give us an in-depth look at how enterprise-level initiatives including the JIE, IC ITE, and NS2020 will shape the government’s next generation infrastructure and service upgrade requirements.

The Federal Networks Conference has become the most important government-wide forum focusing on net-centric solutions to the government’s top challenges. Whether it’s strengthening our nation’s defense, defending against cybersecurity threats, providing top quality care for our nation’s military forces and veterans, or delivering next-generation mobile solutions, the government is now turning to enterprise-level network technologies for results.

The leading defense and civil agency decision-makers are taking valued time from their busy schedules to prepare focused substantive presentations for Federal Networks 2015. They know that this conference provides a direct channel to the senior representatives from industry who can mobilize the innovation, technology and talent needed to ensure success in government’s transformation to next generation network infrastructure and services during turbulent times.

We look forward to joining you on February 23rd and 24th to help determine how the government, partnered with industry, will leverage the latest network and IT technologies to deliver tomorrow’s solutions.

Twenty-Eighth Annual Federal Networks
2015 Conference Agenda (PDF)



The Government’s Move to the Enterprise: Opportunities and Risks

The conference chairman will identify new government marketplace opportunities and risks as agencies across the government seek to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their IT investments by expanding the range and power of enterprise services available to their user communities, including emerging commercial cloud and mobile technologies. The presentation will discuss strategies and tactics for carriers, integrators, system manufacturers and professional services companies to improve their market share and profitability during this period of significant marketplace disequilibrium.

Warren Suss – President, Suss Consulting Inc. and Conference Chairman




General Services Administration Integrated Technology Services

GSA’s Assistant Commissioner for Integrated Technology Services (ITS) and her executive team will provide an update on the top ITS initiatives, including Network Services 2020 (NS2020), Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), Satellite services, and mobility. The session will also cover the latest on GSA’s next generation offerings and contracts, including cloud services, Alliant II, and cybersecurity.

Mary Davie – Assistant Commissioner, Integrated Technology Services, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Amando E. Gavino – Director, Office of Network Services Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Bill Lewis – Networx Program Manager, Office of Network Services Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Fred Haines – Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Program Manager, Office of Network Services Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

David Peters – Deputy Director of Mobility and Niche Programs, Office of Network Services Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

Jon JohnsonEnterprise Mobility Program Manager, Office of Network Services Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Acquisition Service, General Services Administration



DHS Enterprise Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities

The Department of Homeland Security’s Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is responsible for the central implementation and management of Enterprise programs and activities that support the integration of the Department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. The ITSO Executive Director will provide an update on the latest ITSO initiatives to provision cost-effective, secure, and reliable IT infrastructure and product/service offerings for the DHS enterprise. His presentation will highlight requirements from industry to support the ITSO mission.

Mr. Mike Brown -- Executive Director, Information Technology Services Office (ITSO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


The Executive in Charge for Information and Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs will give an update on how his agency plans to work with industry to transform the VA’s IT and network technologies at VA healthcare facilities around the country to support our nation’s veterans.

Mr. Stephen W. WarrenExecutive in Charge and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs


VA High Priority Requirements from Industry

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Strategy and Design will focus on high priority upcoming requirements from industry to enhance the VA’s information technologies and IT infrastructure, security, information sharing services and communications technologies.

Paul Tibbits, M.D.Deputy Chief Information Officer for Architecture, Strategy and Design, Department of Veterans Affairs


VA Enterprise Program Management Office

The leader who has been responsible for facilitating the management of the VA’s 16 major initiatives will focus on how industry can work effectively with the VA to deliver results to address the VA’s top enterprise requirements.

Mr. Greg Giddens – Executive Director of the Enterprise Program Management Office, Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs



Defense Health Innovation

The Acting Chief of Innovation for the Defense Health Agency will provide an overview of the Defense Health Agency’s strategies, plans, programs, and requirements for enhancing and operating the DHA networks and network-related information technology, focusing on specific upcoming DHA requirements for support in implementing and operating targeted network and IT enhancements.

Steve Steffensen, M.D. – Director, Acting Chief of Health Innovation, Defense Health Agency


The Defense Health Contracting Organization

The Acting Director of Procurement and the Component Acquisition Executive for the Defense Health Agency will provide an overview of the DHA contracting organization. Their presentation will provide an overview of the Defense Health Information Technology Services Generation I, as well as other upcoming Defense Health Agency opportunities for large and small business.

COL Beverly Beavers – Component Acquisition Executive (CAE,) Defense Health Agency

COL Scott Svabek – Acting Director of Procurement, Defense Health Agency




Update on the Joint Information Environment (JIE)

The Acting Principal Deputy DoD Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise will provide an update on how the Joint Information Environment (JIE) will shape DoD’s most important initiatives, including the latest developments related to cybersecurity, cloud computing, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), and secure mobility. The presentation will highlight new opportunities for industry to partner with DoD to achieve the objectives of the JIE. It will also include an overview of the DoD IT budget and an update on new strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Defense Department’s IT infrastructure.

Mr. David Devries – Acting Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense*


DISA Update

Five top DISA executives will describe their latest strategies and plans for the Defense Department’s networks, network services, and capabilities with an emphasis on upcoming requirements from industry. The presentations will cover network infrastructure, services, enhancements, and upgrades; Enterprise Services; Information Assurance (IA); cloud; cybersecurity and other next generation DISA IT and network technology requirements, as well as updates on Encore III, Enterprise Unified Capabilities as a Service (UCaaS), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), HBSS, and DECC Operations and Technical Support.

Mr. Alfred RiveraActing Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. David Stickley – Services Executive, Services Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Jessie Showers -- Infrastructure Executive, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Jack Wilmer – Infrastructure Development Executive, Infrastructure Development Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency

CAPT Craig (Al) Holtslander – Military Deputy, Services Development Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency



Army Enterprise Requirements Update

The Army's Deputy Chief Information Officer and the Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) will provide an update on Army Enterprise IT initiatives for Department of Defense and Army business and combat service support systems, as well as the Army's communications and computer infrastructure. The presentations will highlight the Army's role in the evolution of the Joint Information Environment (JIE), and will cover specific upcoming requirements from industry for near-term and mid-term support to create its next generation network infrastructure, services and applications.

Gary Wang – Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 U.S. Army*

Douglas Wiltsie Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) U.S. Army*


Opportunities in the Intelligence Community

The Intelligence Community’s Chief Information Officer will provide an update on the community’s top requirements from industry, with a focus on the opportunities created by the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE). He will cover the requirements for industry to support the design, development, implementation, and ongoing operations and maintenance of IC ITE elements, and will discuss how elements of current and planned IC programs will be modified as IC ITE ramps up.

Al Tarasiuk – Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence


Air Force Information Technology Update

An overview of the Air Force’s strategies, plans, programs, and requirements for enhancing and operating the Air Force networks and network-related information technology, focusing on specific upcoming Air Force requirements for support in implementing and operating targeted network and IT enhancements.

Steven Wert – Program Executive Officer for Battle Management, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom AFB (Invited)

Robert Carl “Shof” Shoffner – Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) and Director of the BES Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base


Navy Network Opportunities

The Navy’s Director of Communications and Networks Division, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) will provide updates on Navy IT and cybersecurity, enterprise networking operations, plans, and budgets, ashore and afloat, with an emphasis on upcoming requirements from industry.

Mr. Matt Swartz – Director, Communications and Networks Division, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6), U.S. Navy



* Pending final agency approval.