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Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Register Now For This Panel FREE with Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6, 2009, there will be a "Tactical Cloud Computing" Panel, to be simulcast on SYS-CON.TV, in which speakers from Unisys, SAIC and Lockheed Martin will be discussing possible and already existing use cases with GovIT Expo technical chair Kevin L. Jackson, who will be moderating. "Defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to leverage this new and exciting IT capability," says Jackson, who explains that possible use cases might include any or all of the following: “Cloudb... (more)

1st Annual GovIT Expo: Letter from the Technical Chair

Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair I am humbled and more than pleased to serve as the Technical Chair of SYS-CON’s 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com. To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda: Innovation in the Economy: Drive Economic Growth and Solve National Problems By Deploying a 21st Century Information Infrastructure - The President believes that modernized infrastructure is a necessary part of the foundation for long term economic stabil... (more)

CEO of Asankya to Speak on Cloud Acceleration at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

Now that the Obama administration has pegged cloud computing as the next evolution in government technology, it's important to understand the entire scope of the cloud computing spectrum from storage to security. "When looking at the overall size of the government from IT management to remote locations across the entire United States adopting an efficient cloud to cloud approach can be difficult and sending data can be become time consuming with extensive latency issues," notes Scott Ryan, CEO of Asankya who will be giving a breakout session entitled "The Growth of Government Clo... (more)

Slicing and Dicing: Virtualization Technologies for Cloud Computing

What are the benefits and trade-offs of applying the various virtualization techniques within the cloud? Can cloud computing leverage a myriad of Virtualization technologies? Harry Foxwell of Sun Microsystems Federal will answer these and other questions in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. and you can attend both Foxwell's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code... (more)

What's Missing in VDI-Based Disaster Recovery?

Continuity of Operations Planning has been a priority of governmental and non-governmental organizations for a number of years. What are best practices for managing users' personalized environments when VDI is used for continuing operations? Paul Hahn, Director of Technical Solutions at Tranxition, will discuss this as well as emerging technologies in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC... (more)