Weekly Roundup May 10 – May 15 2015

Weekly Roundup
May 10 – May 15 2015

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

Cloud computing adoption in the federal government and the FedRAMP program’s role in that push were the topics of discussion at the Potomac Officers Club’s “FedRAMP Forum” Thursday in Falls Church, Va.

Matt Goodrich, who leads FedRAMP for the General Services Administration, kicked off the event with a keynote address then moderated a panel discussion to overview FedRAMP’s current status and offer an outlook for the year ahead.

Panel participants included Katie Lewin, a FedRAMP architect in her former role as GSA’s cloud computing director; Claudio Belloli, FedRAMP’s cybersecurity program manager; and Chad Andersen, cyber capability lead and FedRAMP program manager at Noblis.

Click here to read GovCon Wire’s full recap of the forum and click here to read a full interview ExecutiveGov conducted with Goodrich prior to the event.

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The Potomac Officers Club will next turn its attention ahead to the June 16 “Internet of Things” summit for a discussion on how the Internet has converged with appliances, automobiles and building systems.

Vint Cerf, widely recognized as a “father of the Internet” and Google’s chief Internet evangelist, will address the executive audience at the half-day event in McLean, Va.

Other speakers include Dan Doney, chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Kevin Kampschroer, GSA’s director of federal high-performance green buildings.

Click here to register for the FedRAMP Forum and the Internet of Things summit, as well as to learn more about the POC and other upcoming events.

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