The federal government’s increasing reliance on the cloud will grow as more agencies embrace its potential. The International Data Corporation (IDC) reported in April 2017 that federal investments across all cloud solution types reached $2.2 billion in FY17.
The report added that the growth potential for federal government cloud spending remains solid, with investments predicted to approximate $3.3 billion by 2021.
Rising federal interest in the cloud has many government employees wondering how it impacts their agencies’ work and their day to day jobs. To discuss benefits of moving to the cloud, Pivotal is hosting the SpringOne Platform four-day event on Monday, Sept. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Interested parties can learn more and register here.
The event will bring together cloud experts, enterprises and top software companies for four days of building, deploying, learning and running cloud-native software. Cloud-native software helps developers realize their ideas faster as it can be created and deployed in both public and private clouds.
Multiple sessions at the event are geared towards government employees and will highlight rising cybersecurity concerns and ballooning IT modernization costs at their organizations. Speakers include:
- Davis Gunter will discuss how the cloud helped him as the Air Force’s Chief of Platform Ops.
The Air Operations Center leads the planning and execution of all Air Force air missions, and Gunter will explain how the cloud helped the AOC achieve bigger successes. Gunter will illustrate the cloud’s speed by explaining how the AOC delivered a platform to the Air Force’s Pacific operational theater in 150 days. The Air Force’s past efforts implementing similar scale software systems have taken between three and five years. The AOC is now seeing rapid cultural and organizational transformation as it tries implementing Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) at all its operation sites by 2018’s end, a year’s turnaround. PCF is a Platform-as-a-Service (PasS) that helps entities develop, run and oversee applications without constructing and handling the traditional infrastructure for such tools.
- Two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials will also discuss how the cloud helps their agency adjudicate Immigrant VISA applications and Refugee Asylum processing. Thomas Baird is a software engineer with DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) component, while Matthew Dosberg is Chief of its Digital Innovation & Development (DIDit) team. The pair will illuminate how the cloud improves USCIS’s efficiency, shrinking work processing order requests for a critical immigration form by 98 percent.
- Lauren Knausenberger, the Air Force’s Director of Cyberspace Innovation, and Bryon Kroger, the COO of the military branch’s Project Kessel Run, are additionally speaking.
Plus, there are many other workshops and sessions to attend. Pivotal is providing optional pre-conference training sessions Sunday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 that deliver in-depth, technical courses at a special rate before SpringOne Platform.