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Emerging Technology Series: Cloud Adoption in Government - Overcoming Obstacles

  • Sponsored by: General Services Administration (GSA), Information Technology Category (ITC)
  • Date: Thursday May 7, 2020
  • Time: 8:45 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • CLP Credits: 3
Description:

As curators of the Cloud Information Center, GSA has collected a comprehensive knowledge base of cloud computing resources for all of government to use. Attend this event to leverage GSA's cloud expertise and hear from government thought leaders about technical and acquisition challenges of moving to the cloud. Attendees will also learn how the education and reskilling of federal IT talent is crucial to keep up with federal investment in the technology. Join us as our Cloud Smart journey continues in the new decade. Topics Include: Cloud adoption best practices, Choosing a contract type that permits cloud metering, How to acquire cloud within existing regulations (including advice on structuring cloud acquisition documents), How to leverage FedRAMP authorizations to expedite your agency's security reviews and issuance of an Authorization to Operate (ATO)


The Role of Emerging Technology in the Federal Emergency Response

  • Sponsored by: Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)
  • Date: Thursday June 11, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for Government, Academic, & MITRE Attendees
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

The Emerging Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency. The Role of Emerging Technology in the Federal Emergency Response Virtual Summit will consist of Keynote Speakers and Moderated Panels made up of Tracks from the 5 Pillars of IT which include Mobile/Digital, AI/Data, Security, Cloud, and DevOps.


FCW Cloud Summit

  • Sponsored by: FCW
  • Date: Wednesday June 17, 2020
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for Government & Military Attendees
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

IT leaders from DHS, HHS, NASA, DOD, Army, GSA, and more take a deep dive into the specifics of syncing Cloud Smart goals and agency-specific missions. Topics to be addressed include: Examples of how agencies chose different cloud solutions, Business drivers for different types of cloud, New approaches to cloud security, Advances in FedRAMP, and The growth of cloud native applications.


AWS Public Sector Summit Online

  • Sponsored by: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Date: Tuesday June 30, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Join the AWS Public Sector Summit Online on June 30, 2020 to deepen your cloud knowledge and gain new skills to design, deploy, and use the cloud for your mission. Hear from subject matter experts from Amazon Web Services (AWS) about how customers are successfully building solutions on AWS. Don't miss the keynote featuring Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS. After the keynote, dive deep into 25 breakout sessions across five tracks, including topics such as getting started, building advanced architectures, app development, DevOps, and more. Tune in live to virtually network with technologists, partners, peers, and colleagues. Have your questions answered in real-time by AWS experts and claim your certificate of attendance. Whether you are just getting started on the cloud or you are an advanced user, join us to get inspired and begin to build at the complimentary AWS Public Sector Summit Online.


IBM Think Gov Digital

  • Sponsored by: International Business Machines (IBM)
  • Date: Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Now more than ever, there is a need for society, business and government to respond to change with agility and unity. During this digital event, top civilian, defense and intelligence leaders and decision makers will highlight how they are enabling IT resiliency and continuity of operations, enhanced collaboration and disaster response with the power of an agile cloud architecture. Keynotes and panelists will also share how revolutionary technologies are driving rapid, high-performance solutions and services. And they'll address the added need for cybersecurity as more of the government workforce works remotely than ever before.


ITC Acquisition Virtual Summit

  • Sponsored by: Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)
  • Date: Tuesday - Thursday July 14-16, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

The goal of this three-day event is to educate both vendors and customer agencies sharing best practices and information about IT Category Management across the Government and engage in ongoing collaboration with industry and agencies. The virtual summit will enhance industry and agency customers' understanding of ITC solutions and aid in improving spend under management and use of best-in-class contracts. Key topics will include: GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation and Policy Updates, IT Modernization, Cloud, and Cybersecurity just to name a few.


5 Steps to Stop Chaotic Cloud Spend

  • Sponsored by: ACT-IAC
  • Date: Thursday August 13, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

As you move from on-prem to cloud infrastructures, a good portion of your time will now be spent analyzing and consolidating cloud spend. It's easy to get the cloud bills, but when you have to dive into the millions of line items and use the data to make informed cloud decisions and communicate this to business stakeholders that don't really understand the TCO of cloud spend, chaotic decision-making can happen. We'll walk through 5 steps to help you stop chaotic cloud spend decisions and start gaining control of cloud costs that the entire organization can fall in line with.

Past Trainings


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundation Course

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Friday, April 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

GSA and USDA have joined up with the Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) to offer this course at no cost to C&I Community of Practice members. CERF is one of four AWS Train-the-Trainers (TTT) in an AWS pilot program. This course is a great overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities and services provided. It introduces the AWS Academy platform and maps to the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.


How Agencies May Buy and Migrate to Cloud Computing

  • Sponsored by: General Services Administration (GSA), Information Technology Category (ITC)
  • Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Time: Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
  • CLP Credits: 1
Description:

This convenient webinar shares how agencies can procure cloud computing and includes tips for migrating applications to the cloud. You'll learn about the advantages of cloud computing and how to use GSA's contracts to make the cloud acquisition process easier and more efficient.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundation Course - Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Edition

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Friday, April 27 to May 1, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

GSA and USDA have joined up with the Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) to offer this course at no cost to C&I Community of Practice members. CERF is one of four AWS Train-the-Trainers (TTT) in an AWS pilot program. This course is a great overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities and services provided. It introduces the AWS Academy platform and maps to the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Architect Associates Course

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Friday, May 18-22, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: Free for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

GSA and USDA have joined up with the Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) to offer this course at no cost to C&I Community of Practice members. CERF is one of four AWS Train-the-Trainers (TTT) in an AWS pilot program. This course is a great overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities and services provided. It introduces the AWS Academy platform and maps to the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Architect Associates Course - Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Edition

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Friday July 13-17, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

GSA and USDA have joined up with the Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) to offer this course at no cost to C&I Community of Practice members. CERF is one of four AWS Train-the-Trainers (TTT) in an AWS pilot program. This course is a great overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities and services provided. It introduces the AWS Academy platform and maps to the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam.


Azure Foundations (AZ 900 Overview)

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Tuesday July 20-21, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

The Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP) and the DOD's Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) offer this course at no cost to C&I CoP members. This course walks students through the curriculum and set-up of the no-cost online training provided by Microsoft.


Azure Foundations (AZ 900 Overview) - Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Edition

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Wednesday - Friday July 22-24, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

The Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP) and the DOD's Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) offer this course at no cost to C&I CoP members. This course walks students through the curriculum and set-up of the no-cost online training provided by Microsoft.


How Agencies May Buy and Migrate to Cloud Computing

  • Sponsored by: General Services Administration (GSA), Information Technology Category (ITC)
  • Date: Wednesday July 22, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: 1
Description:

This convenient webinar shares how agencies can procure cloud computing and includes tips for migrating applications to the cloud. You'll learn about the advantages of cloud computing and how to use GSA's acquisition vehicles to make the cloud acquisition process easier and more efficient.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundation Course

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Monday - Friday July 27-31, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost for CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice Members
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

The Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP) and the DOD's Cybersecurity Education and Certification Readiness Facility (CERF) offer this course at no cost to C&I Community of Practice members. CERF is one of four AWS Train-the-Trainers (TTT) in an AWS pilot program. This course is a great overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities and services provided. It introduces the AWS Academy platform and maps to the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam.


Delivering the Modern Data Warehouse with Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks, and Power BI

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Tuesday August 11, 2020
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

A modern data warehouse lets you bring together all of your company's data at any scale easily, and to get insights through analytical dashboards, operational reports, and advanced analytics for all your users. In this immersive experience, you will learn how to transform data gathered from various sources, including Cosmos DB, into Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, Azure Databricks, and Azure Synapse Analytics, to build a modern data warehouse. This new course is designed to give you hands-on experience with how to develop a modern data warehouse and optimize your company's Azure investment.


Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Migrating Server Infrastructure

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Thursday August 20, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Learn how to update your on-premises server infrastructure and prepare your organization for whatever the future brings with help from the Microsoft Azure cloud. Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Migrating Server Infrastructure takes you through the story of Tailwind Traders as it migrates from a physical and virtual deployment of Windows Server 2008 R2 to the Azure cloud. Join us to learn about the hybrid cloud, migration of appropriate workloads, and where Azure cloud can take you and your company moving forward.


Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Monday August 24, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Leverage the intelligent and integrated Microsoft solutions to help your organization achieve its compliance goals by joining the Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Meeting Organizational Compliance Requirements free one day online training session. Level 200-300 (Intermediate to Advanced) content. Technology covered: Data classification, labeling, governance, policy violation remediation, eDiscovery, audit, risk assessment.


Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Securing Your Organization

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Wednesday August 26, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Securing Your Organization will help you learn how to protect your organization's identities, data, applications, and devices across on-premises, cloud, and mobile - end to-end using the latest tools and guidance. This event covers intermediate to advanced content (level 200-300) and includes the following technologies: Threat Protection, Information Protection, Identify and Access Management, Security Management.


Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Journey to Microsoft Teams

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Thursday August 27, 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Learn how to strengthen communication and collaboration across your company by joining the Microsoft 365 Virtual Training Day: Journey to Microsoft Teams, a free, one-day online training. Enable new ways of working as you deploy, configure, and administer Microsoft Teams.


Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Modernizing Web Applications and Data

  • Sponsored by: Microsoft
  • Date: Thursday - Friday August 27 - 28, 2020
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Location: Virtual
  • Cost: No-Cost
  • CLP Credits: Per Attendee's Agency Policy
Description:

Learn how to migrate and modernize your organization's web apps and databases and seamlessly transition to new ways of working. Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Modernizing Web Applications and Data walks you carefully through the steps and decision-making process of a cloud migration from the perspective of the fictional Tailwind Traders cloud-migration team. Learn how to migrate everything to the Azure platform so your organization can stay up and running now and in the future. End up with highly scalable, maintainable, and modernized applications and the knowledge you need to take on your own company's next migration project.

Past Meetings


CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, Monthly Meeting

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Wednesday May 6, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: See link below
Description:

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice monthly meetings are for federal government cloud professionals to review and discuss government legislation, policies, practices, technologies, and other topics of importance and interest to the community. Please visit the CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice web page (Authorized Access Required) for future and past meeting agendas, presentation decks, and to join the listserv.


CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, Monthly Meeting

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Wednesday June 3, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
Description:

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice monthly meetings are for federal government cloud professionals to review and discuss government legislation, policies, practices, technologies, and other topics of importance and interest to the community. Please visit the CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice web page (Authorized Access Required) for future and past meeting agendas, presentation decks, and to join the listserv.


CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, Monthly Meeting

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Wednesday July 1, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
Description:

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice monthly meetings are for federal government cloud professionals to review and discuss government legislation, policies, practices, technologies, and other topics of importance and interest to the community. Please visit the CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice web page (Authorized Access Required) for future and past meeting agendas, presentation decks, and to join the listserv.


CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, Monthly Meeting

  • Sponsored by: CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice
  • Date: Wednesday August 5, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Location: Virtual
Description:

The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice monthly meetings are for federal government cloud professionals to review and discuss government legislation, policies, practices, technologies, and other topics of importance and interest to the community. Please visit the CIO Council, Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice web page (Authorized Access Required) for future and past meeting agendas, presentation decks, and to join the listserv.