About Federal Networks 2017
Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that the 30th annual Federal Networks Conference will return to the Washington, DC area February 14-15, 2017.
Federal Networks 2017 brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across 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.
Over the past 30 years, Federal Networks has become the most important government-wide forum focusing on net-centric solutions to the government’s top challenges. Each year the program attracts the top technology officials from the Defense Department and civil agencies where they give attendees 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 reason leading defense and civil agency decision-makers take their valuable time to prepare focused substantive presentations is that they know Federal Networks provides them 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 next February 14-15, 2017 to help determine how the government, partnered with industry, will leverage the latest network and IT technologies to deliver tomorrow’s solutions.
If you have any questions or interest in sponsoring the program, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Warren Suss -- President, Suss Consulting and Federal Networks Program Chair
Matthew Lucas - Vice President, TeleStrategies Inc.
For information about sponsoring Federal Networks 2017 please contact Lauren Ravitch by email at: Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org - or call Lauren at 215-884-5900
Federal Networks Networks 2017
Tuesday - February 14th, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 AM: Registration and Networking
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Keynote Address
New Administration, Next Generation Federal Networks: Opportunities and Risks
The conference chairman will identify new government marketplace opportunities and risks as agencies across the government design, acquire, and transition to their next generation networks. The presentation will discuss how changes in the administration and the customer environment will reshape the competitive landscape for carriers, integrators, system manufacturers and professional services companies.
Warren Suss - President, Suss Consulting Inc. and Conference Chairman
9:00 - 10:30 AM: Conference Session
GSA: The Transition to EIS
GSA’s Assistant Commissioner for Information Technology Category (ITC), the ITC Director of Network Services Programs and the ITC Network Services Transition Director, along with Federal Agency representatives to the GSA Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) will provide an update on plans for the transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. Presentations will also cover the transition to EIS from the GSA Regional and WITS contracts and an update on other GSA mobility, cybersecurity and cloud computing initiatives.
Mary Davie – Assistant Commissioner, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Amando E. Gavino – Director, Office of Network Services Programs, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Bill Lewis – Program Manager, Network Services, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Debbie Hren – Network Services Transition Director, Office of Network Services, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Jonathan Alboum – Chief Information Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
Joseph Klimavicz – Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice
Randall Conway – Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense
10:30 - 11:15 AM: Break/Networking
11:15 - 11:45 PM: Conference Session
Overview of U.S. Digital Services: Mobilizing to transform the Government’s digital services: lessons learned and case studies
Eric Hysen – Executive Director, United States Digital Service, Department of Homeland Security
11:45 - 1:30 PM: Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Keynote: How the Treasury Department will Leverage Next Generation Network Technologies
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, who oversees a $ 3.5 Billion IT Portfolio, will outline Treasury’s requirements from industry to support Treasury’s network infrastructure, information sharing, cybersecurity, mobility, and cloud computing objectives.
Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia – Chief Information Officer, Department of Treasury
1:30 - 2:15 PM: Conference Session
John Skudlarek – Deputy Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission
2:15 – 3:00 PM: Conference Session
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) CIO Update
The Chief Information Officer of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will provide an update on his department’s initiatives to leverage the latest modern technology, protect the sensitive information used to effectively adjudicate background investigations, and bring the fullest security resources to bear against increasingly sophisticated and evolving threats.
David DeVries - Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management
3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break/Networking
3:15 – 4:00 PM: Conference Session
Department of Interior (DOI) Network Services
The Program Manager for the U.S. Department of the Interior will present a plan for completing the transition from the Networx contract to the GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. Antonio Chantre will also outline opportunities for advancing the DOI network infrastructure after the transition.
Antonio Chantre - Senior IT Program Manager, Branch of Telecommunication Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Interior
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Conference Session
The Federal Aviation Administration Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure Replacement (FTI- 2)
The FAA is planning the replacement for its multi-billion dollar Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) contract, which supports National Airspace System (NAS) operations by providing the connectivity required by FAA systems as well as applications like e-mail, Internet, payroll, and other administrative services. The FTI-2 Program Manager will provide an update on the upcoming FTI II acquisition, highlighting FTI II’s technical, cyber, and management priorities.
Joe LaHoud – Program Manager, FTI-2, Federal Aviation Administration
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Sponsored Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
7:30 - 8:15 AM: Registration and Networking
8:15 – 9:00 AM: Conference Session
Keynote: Update on the Joint Information Environment (JIE)
The 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 network infrastructure and upgrades, cybersecurity, cloud computing, Unified Communications (UC), 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 update on the DoD IT budget and on new strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Defense Department’s Information Enterprise.
Randall Conway – Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense
9:00 – 10:30 AM: Conference Session
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. The presentations will also include updates on major upcoming opportunities including Encore III ; System Engineering Technology and Innovation (SETI); the Global Information Grid Services Management Operations (GSM-O) replacement; Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS): Enterprise Unified Capabilities, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and DECC Operations and Technical Support.
Jack Wilmer - Vice Director, Development and Business Center, Defense Information Systems Agency
Jason Martin – Services Executive, Services Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency
Jessie Showers – Infrastructure Executive, Infrastructure Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency
Col. Brian Lyttle – Deputy Director, Cyber Development, Defense Information Systems Agency
Captain Craig (Al) Holtslander – Acting Director, Services Development Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency
10:30 - 11:00 AM: Break/Networking
11:00 – 11:45 PM: Conference Session
Army Network and IT Update
11:45 – 12:30 PM: Conference Session
Army Installation Requirements Update
Manish Patel * - Chief Information Officer, Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems, U.S. Army
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Luncheon Keynote Presentation
Cyber Command Capabilities Development Group Update
Dennis Bartko –Director, Capabilities Development Group and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Cyber Command
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Conference Session
Naval Network Opportunities
Three top Navy and Marine Corps officials will discuss their evolving strategies and plans for Navy and Marine Corps to provide the next generation of integrated communications and information technology systems that enable information dominance and the command and control of maritime forces. The presentations will include a focus on how the Navy, Marine Corps, and industry will work together to design and implement the replacement for the $3.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) program.
Captain Donald Harder, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information System, U.S. Navy
Captain Mike Abreu – Program Manager, Naval Enterprise Networks Program Management Office, U.S. Navy
Harry Oldland – Program Manager, Marine Corps Systems Command, U.S. Marine Corps
Air Force Information Technology Update
We apologize that the Air Force was not able to participate in this year’s conference. An Air Force Information Technology Update will be provided at the AFCEA DC Breakfast on February 16th, 2017.
3:30 PM: Federal Networks 2017 Concludes
* Final approval paperwork pending