• June 2, 2015
  • National Press Club
    Washington D.C.

Thank You for Attending

IT is essential to readiness. Cloud, network modernization, analytics, mobility, and related technologies are reshaping how the military services and supporting agencies manage core operations and deliver mission-critical services.

Clearly, recent technology advances are making it possible for DOD to make their operations and services more cost-effective and shift much-needed resources to warfighters working at “the point of the spear.”

But that’s just the beginning. These technologies also provide an opportunity to reengineer those operations and services to create a much more agile and responsive IT environment—one that ensures that DOD and military decision-makers have secure and immediate access to the information and services that they require.

Particular areas of relevance to this theme include explorations of cloud migration, commercial innovation, open architecture and the consistently expanding aperture of that which requires cyber hardening.

This event brought together IT and military leaders from across the Defense Department to discuss how to leverage IT to improve defense readiness.

Topics addressed include:

  • Emerging defense IT priorities
  • New cyber tools and tactics
  • Data center virtualization and optimization
  • Software-defined operations
  • Foundations for JIE
  • The mobile warrior
  • Cloud-based operations
  • IT transformation
  • Cyber reliance for networks, weapons systems and large platforms


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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8:25 am - 8:30 am Welcome Remarks
8:30 am - 9:00 am Opening Defense Keynote: Cyber Strategies to Address Fast-Emerging Threats
9:00 am - 9:40 am Defense and Industry Panel I: The Future of Cloud in DoD
  • Attila J. (AJ) Bognar Chief, Army Data Center Consolidation and Cloud Transformation US Army
  • John Hale Chief DISA Cloud Portfolio Office
  • Robert Vietmeyer Associate Director for Cloud Computing and Agile Development, Enterprise Services & Integration Directorate, Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer Department of Defense
9:40 am - 9:55 am Networking Break
9:55 am - 10:25 am Defense Session: The Path Ahead for JIE
  • Roger Thorstenson Director of DoDIN Modernization Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise (DCIO (IE)), Department of Defense
10:25 am - 11:05 am Defense & Industry Panel II: DoD Modernization Strategies & Best Practices
  • John Bergin IT and Business Systems Reform Lead Department of Defense, Office of the CIO
  • Tom Chapin Principal Analyst, Business Value Consulting OpenText
  • Leonel Garciga J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO)
  • Manish Patel Chief Information Officer
    Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems
    US Army
11:05 am - 11:35 pm Fireside Chat: Evolving Cyber Strategies
11:35 am - 12:05 pm Closing Defense Keynote: Shifting from an Administrative to Warfighting Mindset for Defense IT
12:05 pm Closing Remarks


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