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DC TV Station to Air Govt Cloud Computing Special; Mark Weber Comments

NetAppTVshowWashington-based television station WRC will air a 30-minute television program at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday and Sunday on cloud computing in the public sector.

“Gov Innovate: Cloud Computing” will feature two federal panels and a state and local panel that will discuss how agencies can adopt cloud technologies amidst decreasing budgets, NetApp said Monday.

NetApp, Blue River Information Technology, DLT Solutions and World Wide Technology are sponsoring the program that will be hosted on the station’s website starting Monday.

Mark Weber
Mark Weber

“Federal agencies are facing obstacles in moving to the cloud, such as budget pressure, agility, and security, ” said Mark Weber, president of the U.S. public sector at NetApp.

“The objective of the program is to empower government executives to feel confident in their move to the cloud by providing successful case studies on how to overcome transformation obstacles and implement cloud technologies, ” Weber added.

Dave McClure, associate administrator for citizen services and innovate technologies at the General Services Administration, will host each discussion panel.

Federal officials set to participate in the program include:

  • Darren Ash, CIO at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Casey Coleman, CIO at the GSA
  • Joe Klimavicz, CIO at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Keith Trippie, enterprise system development executive director at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Simon Szykman, CIO at the Commerce Department
  • Stephen Warren, acting assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ IT office

State and local officials include:

  • Phil Bertolini, CIO for Oakland County, Mich.
  • Michael Struck, IT infrastructure and development director for the Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association
  • Joe Prchlik, operations and technology director for the Northwest Ohio Computer Association
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