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Vivek Kundra to Speak at NRO Showcase

On the 17 & 18 June, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) will present the premiere Innovative Solutions Showcase. Titled "Unleashing the Crowd in the Cloud: Igniting the Innovation Insurgency", this event will be held at the NRO in Chantilly, Virginia. The theme will focus on collaboration and information sharing with an emphasis on innovation and mission-enabling applications that address challenges and opportunities across the National Security Enterprise.

According to the event website, the current rise in the use of Web 2.0 social media has spawned innovative and unorthodox approaches to meet the demands of today's global and highly mobile workforce. The data-driven web has morphed into a user-centric web, with increasingly empowered users who are accustomed to and demand self-service and highly customizable experiences. An expected highlight will be a demonstration of "Apps for Democracy" by Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO.

Other speakers include:
  • Mr. Rob Zitz Director of NRO's NGA Support Team and Director of DDMS RRIO
  • Ms. Michele Weslander Quaid NRO CTO
  • Dr. Vint Cerf Google
  • Mr. David Stephenson  Author of Democratizing Data
  • Dan Risacher OSD-CIO/NII

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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