Roundtables

  • Why should you hire a veteran? Here are a few reasons: They possess great leadership skills. They take initiative. They assume responsibility. They’re creative. That’s according to Dan Dougherty, vice president of the federal division…

    June 10, 2013
  • How Health IT Enables Better quality at lower cost. Adapting IT processes to meet evolving public policy requirements is essential to delivering efficient, quality healthcare. Government, health IT professionals, and providers are racing to meet the changing federal and state regulations, while struggling with tightening budgets, sequestration, and mandates to improve care and reduce cost — all while expanding access to millions of new patients. Join us as we explore the many nuances to improving healthcare outcomes through IT policy with our esteemed panel of nationally-recognized experts in the field of healthcare outcomes and IT policy. Join the conversation on these topics and more…at the 9th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. Register today. Registration is now Complimentary for Any Federal Employee or Hospital/IDN/Ambulatory Practice Employees! Just announced Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM and Stephen Warren, Acting CIO of the VA have been added to the speakers for the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition.

    May 01, 2013
  • More than 80 percent of the federal systems count on private sector critical infrastructure to work. Should one of the telecommunications, electricity or other providers be hacked or go down from a natural disaster, agency mission would be in peril. Just take last summer's Derecho that impacted the Washington DC area. One agency lost their connection to the Internet for some time because of the storm even though their infrastructure was in the cloud. Over the past decade or more, agencies have applied the lessons learned from the assortment of man-made and natural disasters that have impacted their services to keep their services running as smoothly as possible. But with the emergence of cloud computing, virtualization, mobile computing and other technologies, what should agencies keep in mind to ensure the continuity of operations? How is the idea of COOP and disaster recovery changing? The panel, Carrying on with Continuity of Operations, will look at how agencies have implemented COOP and disaster recovery over the past decade and where they need to go next.

    March 01, 2013
  • The concept of big data isn't new. The intelligence community and the Defense Department have understood the benefits of analyzing information to find enemies or determine intentions of nation sates. But with the acceptance and move to cloud computing and mobile devices, every federal agency now has the opportunity to make data work for them. But most federal agencies are struggling to manage and use information to make better decisions. This discussion will look at different use cases of how the public and private sectors are dealing with the deluge of information that is coming at them every day, and how they are using that data to make mission-critical decisions.

    February 06, 2013
  • Agencies hope to consolidate 1200 data centers by the end of 2015. Consolidating data centers is more than moving hardware. It's an opportunity to modernize, reduce space requirements, improve performance, and cut energy consumption. The Path to FDCCI Compliance panel discusses technical, financial and operational challenges/successes with executives from NOAA, USDA, ThunderCat Technology and NetApp!

    January 17, 2013