Virtualization in a Collaborative Information Sharing Environment

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance convened a breakfast forum to host the panel discussion, “Virtualization in Collaborative Information Sharing Environment” to discuss the benefits of virtualization and how the public and private sectors can best work together to share information.

 

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey emceed the event while Kshemendra Paul, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, delivered the keynote.

Moderated by Terry Roberts, co-chair of the INSA Cyber Council and founder & president of WhiteHawk, Inc., the panel featured:

  • George Holland, Vice President, National Security Group & Federal Strategy, Juniper Networks
  • Michael Kennedy, Deputy Program Manager of Technology, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Doug McGovern, CIO and Director of IT Services, National Geospatial Agency
  • Chris Smith, Vice President, Technology, AT&T Government Solutions

Among major themes discussed were helping agencies scale trust, the global and military implications of virtualization and information sharing, and staying focused on the mission.

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In his opening remarks, Paul pointed to the progress federal agencies have made with state and local partners and that going down the path of collaboration builds an appetite for more collaboration.

After the discussion, moderator Roberts, panelists Holland, Smith and Kennedy and other event attendees joined WTOP and Federal News Radio Custom Media Director Jason Fornicola to offer post-panel analysis and where they saw the biggest opportunities for virtualization in the federal government.

Joining Jason Fornicola for an analysis of the panel discussion, “Virtualization in a Collaborative Information Sharing Environment”:

George Holland finalGeorge Holland – Remarks, Bio
Vice President of the National Security Group & Federal Strategy
Juniper Networks
Chris Smith finalChris Smith – Remarks, Bio
Vice President of Technology
AT&T Government Solutions
Terry Roberts finalTerry Roberts – Remarks, Bio
Co-Chair, INSA Cyber Council &
Founder and President, WhiteHawk, Inc.
Kshemendra Paul finalKshemendra Paul – Remarks, Bio
Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Mike Kennedy finalMichael Kennedy – Remarks, Bio
Deputy Program Manager of Technology, Information Sharing Environment
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Jill Singer finalJill Singer – Remarks, Bio
Vice President of National Security
AT&T Government Solutions
Bob Fortna finalBob Fortna – Remarks, Bio
Vice President of the Defense Sector
Juniper Networks