Track 1: Delivering Mission-Critical Services through the Cloud
The government is under enormous pressure to provide efficient and reliable information-sharing services that support military operations, trade and travel security, social services delivery and a wide variety of citizen services. Many agencies are already maximizing cloud solutions to increase information and workloads sharing as technologies continue to evolve into more complex, hybrid public-private clouds, interconnected systems, social and “always-on” networks. But, before making the decision to move your agency’s IT services to the cloud, it is important to examine the pros and cons of the cloud. Attend the sessions in this track to learn how other government agencies are using, developing, managing and securing applications in the cloud to better serve and protect their citizens in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
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Track 2: Empowering a Digital Government
There’s a revolution brewing in government. Since the Obama Administration unveiled the Digital Government Strategy two years ago, government and industry have been working to modernize citizen-facing services, integrating new technologies and processes that allow agencies to build and engage with specific communities. At the same time, as agencies race to bring their operations up to par with the 21st century digital environment, more and more attention is being focused on mobile and social capabilities to create efficiency and drive innovation. This track will take an in-depth look at ever-evolving mobile and social tools, technologies and trends enabling the digital government transformation.
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Track 3: Unlocking the Value of Big Data
In just the past two years, it is estimated that more than 90 percent of the world’s data has been created. As the types and sources of information continue to grow exponentially, the government has the ability to mine this natural resource for new ways to improve how agencies do business. Whether medical researchers are finding new treatments and cures for life threatening diseases or law enforcement agencies are catching once elusive criminals, the government is finding that the massive quantity of available data can help achieve goals that were once unobtainable. This track will cover how big data and analytics hold the key to unlocking the value of big data - transforming and improving how constituents are served, while enabling the government to meet its mission in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
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Track 4: Enabling Healthcare Transformation
How healthcare is provided and paid for in the United States is clearly moving in a new direction. Federal policies and many industry leaders are promoting a healthcare system where providers’ payments will increasingly be based on the quality care of care that they give instead of the current fee-for-service system. Payment models based on the value of care delivered instead of usage are already having major impacts on the healthcare sector. Some issues created by the changing landscape include: how do payers determine the best ways to achieve effective and cost-efficient payment models, what will be the impact of the new payment models on fraud and improper payments and how will technology investments in electronic health record systems along with greater patient involvement in their health, change how healthcare is provided? This track will explore the transformation taking place across government and commercial healthcare, show how cost savings and improved patient outcomes can be realized through the use of analytics, mobility and other IT investments and demonstrate ways to help ensure that appropriate privacy and security safeguards are in place to protect personal health information in this changing environment.
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Track 5: National Security: Ensuring Our National Strategic Advantage to Achieve Mission Success
National security depends upon the U.S. Government’s ability to maintain a reliable and stable IT infrastructure, while protecting the rapidly evolving, complex security environment. As the demand for new technology and mobile devices grows, so will the number of attacks on critical communications systems that are vital to capitalizing on adversarial intelligence. In today’s environment of significant resource constraints and declining budgets, our military forces, law enforcement, homeland security and the intelligence communities are tasked with not only protecting citizens and important national assets, they also have to enhance interoperability, streamline activities, reduce operational inefficiencies and eliminate unnecessary costs. The National Security Track will cover four technology capabilities – Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security - that can help our military commanders and civilian leaders act quickly and effectively in concert with multiple mission partners to provide the information environment they need to achieve their mission.
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