Dec 05

This week in the Washington, DC area there is an interesting event occurring. FedScoop’s 2nd Annual Cloud Shoot Out is happening this week and will feature discussion of the key issues around cloud computing by C-level Industry leaders. Also, leaders from federal agencies will discuss how they are implementing cloud computing solutions. I find cloud computing to be a fascinating topic and have experience implementing various applications in the cloud via services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, etc. I think the benefits are definitely worth exploring.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

Dave McClure, Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA
Jeff Bergeron, US Public Sector CTO, HP
John Bordwine, CTO of Public Sector, Symantec Corporation
Mark Day, Chief Scientist, Riverbed
Jeff Casazza, Director of Security Technology, Intel
Carl Moses, Senior Manager, Amazon Web Services Security
Kevin Paschuck, VP Public Sector, RightNow Technologies
Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal
Sonny Bhagowalia, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, GSA
Chris Kemp, CTO of IT, NASA
Peter Tseronis, Senior Advisor, Department of Energy

I think the discussions of how to transition current systems to the cloud and security in the cloud will be particularly interesting.

More information is available on the event site at


The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
7th Floor


8:00 am – 11:45 am Thursday, December 9th

If you get to attend please let me know what you found most interesting. I unfortunately won’t be in attendance this year.

2 Responses to “2010 Cloud Shoot Out”

  1. Jin Woo says:

    The Chief Scientist from Riverbed is actually Mark Day, not Mike Day.

  2. dcpatton says:

    Thanks Jin. I have made the correction in the post.

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