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Cloud Computing at DoDIIS

The conference will feature 400 solution providers, over 2000 attendees, high level plenary speakers, numerous breakout sessions

Next week in Phoenix, AZ, the Defense Intelligence Agency will host the 2010 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference.

The theme of this event is "Mission Powered Partnerships...Keeping our Customers One Step Ahead."

The conference will feature 400 solution providers, over 2000 attendees, high level plenary speakers, numerous breakout sessions and nightly networking socials.

On Monday, May 24th, cloud computing is a prominent topic with the following sessions scheduled:

A New Vision of IT: The Private Cloud
Mr. Joseph M. Tucci
Chairman, Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, EMC Corporation

We are at the beginning of what largest and most significant wave of beneficial change in the IT industry's long evolution. This new wave, known as cloud computing, has captured the attention of pragmatic organizations everywhere that are frustrated with the increasing complexity, inflexibility, and cost of their IT environments. The private cloud holds the promise of providing you with a dramatically more efficient and effective model for delivering IT as a service. Mr. Tucci will offer an industry perspective on what the private cloud is and how organizations can make the journey from the world of physical IT to fully virtualized IT and ultimately to cloud-based IT infrastructures.

Cloud Computing: Government Challenges and Industry Perspectives
Bob Lozano, Appistry; Kevin Jackson, NJVC; Teresa Westfall, NRO


Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. In this session, The Acting Director of Enterprise Architecture and Strategy Officer, NRO, will outline the value and challenges of cloud computing to the intelligence community. Industry representatives will then present a mission-driven process for developing practical cloud computing solutions. This process represents lessons learned from actual cloud computing projects.

Data Center to Cloud: Architecting the Network for the Cloud Data Center
John Bartlomiejczyk, Juniper Networks, Inc.


As talk of cloud computing swirls through the IT atmosphere, IT executives are sorting fact from fiction while trying to figure out what the new cloud computing model means for their organization. This presentation will focus on the processes of simplify, share, and secure to achieve the highly scalable, uncompromising performance, security, and manageability of the Cloud Data Center.


Information Integration (I2) Pilot
Douglas McGovern, ODNI


The I2 Pilot is employing scalable cloud computing and shared technical services to demonstrate the viability of a distributed/federated Enterprise Infrastructure supporting both Mission and Business Operations of the Intelligence Community.

See you at DoDIIS !!

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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

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