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INPUT FedFocus 2010

Federal procurement plans start to include cloud computing as a focus area.

Please join me at the 7th Annual FedFocus Conference, November 5, 2009, at the Ritz Carlton in McLean, VA. This conference has been designed to provide crucial information on upcoming federal government procurement plans. I will be the morning keynote, speaking on the use of cloud computing technologies to increase government efficiency and transparency. The rest of the day's speakers include:
  • Vish Sankaran,Program Director, Federal Health Architecture, Officer of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (featured here on June 22nd)

  • Jim Borland,Special Advisor for Health IT,Office of the Commissioner, Social Security Administration (featured here on June 25th)

  • Capt. Michael Weiner,Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Acting Deputy Program Manager and Chief Medical Officer, Defense Health Information Management System

  • Bruce McConnell,Cybersecurity Counselor to Deputy Under Secretary Philip Reitinger, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD),U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS Asst. Sec. for Cybersecurity Greg Schaffer featured here August 11th)

  • David W. Stender, CISSP,Associate Chief Information Officer for Cyber Security, Chief Information Security Officer,Internal Revenue Service

  • Dr. Ron Ross,Senior Computer Scientist and Information Security Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Dr. Richard W. Etter, CISSP,Acting Senior Information Assurance Officer, Department of the Navy

  • Pete Crichlow,IT Security Staff, US Department of Justice

The day's highlights will also include an in-depth review of the top 20 federal opportunities for 2010, budget outlook for civilian and defense spending in 2010, national cybersecurity initiative and implications for the market and a Health IT forecast.

 

UPDATE: There were 300+ attendees at the FedFocus session on government cloud computing. Thank you all for attending. As requested, my presention is now available via Slideshare.

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE