About Federal Networks 2015
Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that the 28th annual Federal Networks Conference will return to the Washington, DC area in February 2015. Look for the conference agenda to be posted around October, 2014.
Federal Networks has become the most important government-wide conference focusing on net-centric solutions to the government's biggest challenges. Whether it's strengthening our nation's defense, defending against cybersecurity threats, or providing top quality care for our nation's veterans, the government is turning to the next generation of network technologies to ensure mission effectiveness and operational efficiency.
Federal Networks brings 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.
The agency executives know that Federal Networks provides them a direct channel to the senior industry representatives 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.
If you have interest in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeanette Townsend by email or by phone at 703.622.3524.
Previously Held 2014 Conference and Agenda
Twenty-Seventh Annual Federal Networks
February 18-19, 2014 -- McLean Hilton, VA
Tuesday -- February 18, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 -- Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:00 -- Keynote Address
Opportunities and Risks in a New Competitive Environment
The conference chairman will identify opportunities and risks in today’s high pressure competitive landscape for established and emerging integrators, professional services companies, carriers, system manufacturers, and small businesses.
Warren Suss -- President, Suss Consulting Inc. and Conference Chairman
9:00 – 10:30
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), Regional Telecommunications Services, mobility, cloud computing, and digital government.
Mary Davie -- Assistant Commissioner, Integrated Technology Services, General Services Administration
Frank Tiller -- Acting Director, Office of Network Services, Integrated Technology Services (ITS), General Services Administration
Kevin Gallo -- Program Manager, Network Services 2020, Integrated Technology Services, General Services Administration
Bill Lewis -- Program Manager, Networx, Integrated Technology Services (ITS), General Services Administration
David Peters -- Deputy Director-Mobility and Niche Programs, General Services Administration
Jim Russo -- SATCOM and FCSA Program Manager, General Services Administration
10:30 – 11:00 -- Break/Networking
11:00 – 12:00
DHS Enterprise Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities
The Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Homeland Security will provide an update on the agency’s IT portfolio of $5.4 billion in programs. Her presentation will highlight requirements from industry to support the DHS mission.
Margaret H. Graves – Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
12:00 – 1:30 -- Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Report from the Veterans Affairs Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer
The Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs will give an update on the VA’s top upcoming requirements for IT and network technologies at VA hospitals and clinics around the country.
Stephen W. Warren -- Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
1:30 – 2:30
VA National Capital Region
The Facility Chief Information Officer and Director, VA Central Office IT Support Service, for the Department of Veterans Affairs will focus on new IT requirements across the National Capital Region including an update on VA’s infrastructure, information sharing and communications initiatives
Horace L. Blackman -- Facility Chief Information Officer and Director, VA Central Office IT Support Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
2:30 – 3:15
Social Security Administration Initiatives
The Social Security Administration’s Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Systems and Deputy Chief Information Officer will discuss SSA’s major current and upcoming IT and network requirements and challenges.
Herbert M. Strauss – Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Systems and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration
3:15 – 3:30 -- Break/Networking
3:30 – 4:15
Defense Healthcare Management Systems
The Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the DOD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) and Integrated Electronic Health Records programs will provide an overview of the latest strategies and plans to acquire and modernize the DOD EHR technology and integrate major capabilities with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Christopher A. Miller -- Program Executive Officer, Department of Defense Healthcare Management System
4:15 – 5:00
CIO-SP3 and ECS3
The Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) will describe the latest developments and opportunities on his department’s following governmentwide acquisition contracts: CIO-SP3, Small Business, ECS III, and provide insights into the upcoming CIO-CS procurement.
Ed Wilgus -- Acting Deputy Director & Lead Contracting Officer, CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business and ECS III GWAC Program, National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC), Department of Health and Human Services
5:00 – 6:00 -- Hosted Networking Reception
Wednesday -- February 19, 2014
7:30-8:15 -- Registration Opens
8:15 – 9:00
Managing Information in a Contested Environment
The Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense will provide an update on DoD’s most important initiatives, including the latest developments related to Joint Information Environment (JIE), cybersecurity, cloud computing, Unified Communications (UC), and secure mobility. The presentation will highlight new opportunities for industry to partner with DoD to improve the management of information in a contested environment. 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.
Robert J. Carey -- Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
9:00 – 10:30
Four 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 core network infrastructure, services, enhancements, and upgrades; Unified Capabilities (UC); Mobility; Cloud; and other next generation DISA IT and network technology requirements.
Alfred J. Rivera -- Vice Director, Strategic Planning and Information, Defense Information Systems Agency
Jessie L. Showers, Jr.. -- Chief, Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) PMO and Resources Center, Defense Information Systems Agency
John (Jack) W. Wilmer -- Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Services, Defense Information Systems Agency
John J. Hickey Jr. — Program Manager, Mobility, Defense Information Systems Agency
Terry L. Carpenter Jr. -- Component Acquisition Executive Technical Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
10:30 – 11:00 -- Break/Networking
11:00 – 12:30
Army Enterprise Requirements Update
The Army's Acting 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.
Michael E. Krieger -- Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army
Douglas K. Wiltsie -- Program Executive Officer Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), U.S. Army
12:30 – 2:00 -- Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence CIO
The Intelligence Community’s Chief Information Officer will provide an update on key Intelligence Community initiatives and requirements from industry.
Al Tarasiuk -- Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
2:00 – 3:00
Air Force Information Technology Update
The Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) and Director of the BES Directorate will provide 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.
Robert Carl "Shof" Shofner -- Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) and Director of the BES Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Alabama, U.S. Air Force
3:00 – 4:00
Navy Network Opportunities
A panel of senior Navy IT officials 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.
Kenneth W. Bible -- Chief Technology Advisor, U.S. Marine Corps
Kevin C. Cooley -- Executive Director and Command Information Officer, Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, Department of the Navy
5:00 -- Federal Networks 2014 Program Conclusion