Innovation in Government from SOF Week 2024

Innovation in Government, presented by Carahsoft and shot on location at SOF Week in Tampa, FL, delves into the latest technological advancements and collaborations shaping the future of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. Hosted by Francis Rose, the program features interviews with leaders from the Defense Department, industry innovators, and technology experts. These conversations highlight the critical role of data, security, and innovative technologies in enhancing the operational capabilities of the SOF community.

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Challenges in Military Shipbuilding

Shelby Oakley, Director at GAO discusses the persistent issues in military shipbuilding, particularly focusing on design maturity and the inefficiencies in the construction process of Navy and Coast Guard vessels

The Expansive Role of AI in Defense

Peter Guerra, Group Vice President, AI & ML at Oracle Government, Defense & Intelligence explores the various applications of artificial intelligence within the military, from predictive maintenance to operational readiness.

Talent Development in the Navy

VADM Johnny Wolfe Jr., Director at the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs discusses the Navy's initiatives to attract and retain top talent through specialized onboarding programs.

Collaborative R&D Across Borders

Robert Newberry, Director of the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate, DoD, sheds light on the organization's international R&D partnerships with countries like the UK, Israel, and Singapore.

Securing the Tip of the Spear

Julie Vida, Vice President of Growth (Defense Sector) at ManTech, highlights the challenges special operations forces face in a cyber-contested environment.

Small Business, Big Impact

Farooq Mitha, Director of the DoD Office of Small Business Programs, reveals how the DoD is fostering small business participation through strategic partnerships and sustained program funding.

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Advances in AI and Its Impact on Federal Workforce

In his first interview in his new role, Rob Shriver, the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), discusses the pivotal role artificial intelligence (AI) plays in modernizing federal operations and workforce management.

Enhancing Human Sustainability in the Public Sector

Kristine Korva, the Human Capital Offering Portfolio Leader at Deloitte, explores the concept of human sustainability in the public sector.

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Advancing Zero Trust Security Initiatives at HHS

La Monte Yarborough, the Chief Information Security Officer at HHS, discusses the implementation of zero trust security measures within the agency.

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Exclusive: Enhancing Federal Cybersecurity and AI Integration

Clare Martorana, the Federal Chief Information Officer, and Harry Coker, the National Cyber Director, were on stage together at Government DX. They joined Francis Rose exclusively after their session.

Implementing Efficient Government Procurement

Christine Harada, Senior Advisor at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB, discussed the Better Contracting Initiative (BCI) aimed at enhancing the efficiency of government procurement.

Enhancing Government Customer Experience through Technology

Matt Mandrgoc, Head of U.S. Public Sector at Zoom, explored the challenges federal agencies face in improving infrastructure to enhance customer experience, as mandated by the President’s Management Agenda.

Strategic Innovations at the Air Force

Air Force CIO Venice Goodwine introduces her leadership team and details their collaborative efforts in advancing the Air Force’s artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity initiatives.

Navy Under Secretary Outlines Key Priorities for 2025

Erik Raven, the Under Secretary of the Navy, detailed key initiatives in the 2025 budget that prioritize readiness, personnel welfare, and industry partnerships

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Innovation in Government from Sea-Air-Space

This show dives into the latest trends and innovations in maritime, aerospace, and cyber technology that are defining the future of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

Transforming Healthcare with AI

John Larson, Executive Vice President & Catherine Ordun, Vice President, AI, Booz Allen explore the vast potential of AI in addressing global challenges such as healthcare costs and climate change.

Data-Driven Transformation in Federal Acquisition

Sagar Samant , ACIO Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) at GSA discusses the journey of integrating technology with security, data, and cloud services at FAS, GSA.

Leveraging Data for Seamless Veteran Care

Joseph D'Auria, Director of Data Analytics at VA shares insights on using data to enhance veteran care at the VA. Focusing on federated enterprise and summit data platforms, D'Auria outlines efforts to provide seamless services to veterans, caregivers, and internal stakeholders.

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Vice Chief of Naval Operations Highlights Strategic Initiatives for Enhanced Naval Efficiency and Learning

Vice Chief of Naval Operations ADM James Kilby discussed the Navy's strategic approach to becoming a more effective learning organization.

"Get Real, Get Better" — Driving Change in Naval Operations

Admiral Daryl Caudle, Commander of Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy, discussed the "Get Real, Get Better" initiative aimed at improving transparency and accountability within Navy operations and with industry partners.

Empowering the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, Director of the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, discusses the importance of talent development for sustaining America's nuclear deterrent.

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Integrating New Tech with Legacy Systems

Troy Bertram, Executive Managing Director, Public Sector Partner Ecosystem at Google Public Sector, discussed the challenges and strategies around integrating AI and advanced technologies with legacy systems in federal agencies.

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The Critical Evolution of Supply Chain Management

Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and founder of Interos, highlighted the heightened relevance of supply chain management in today's business environment, particularly post-pandemic.

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Empowering Decision-Making and Streamlining Workflows with Analytics

Steve Kearney, Global Medical Director at SAS, discussed the transformative impact of analytics and AI within federal agencies and healthcare systems.

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Charting the Course for Responsible AI Use

Terry Halvorsen, Vice President, Federal Client Development at IBM, and former Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense, emphasizes the Pentagon's focus on responsible AI use.

Enhancing Security for Medical Devices in the VA's Network

Amber Pearson, Deputy CISO at the VA, discusses the critical challenge of securing a rapidly expanding array of medical devices connected to the network.

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Bridging the Gap: The Future of Onshore Microelectronics

Dr. Dev Shenoy, Principal Director for Microelectronics at the United States Department of Defense, discusses the establishment of the Microelectronics Commons, an initiative aimed at addressing the challenges of transforming research into viable prototyping within the microelectronics field.

CMS's Strategy for Driving Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Andrea Fletcher, Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Digital Service at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), underscores the agency's commitment to fostering digital transformation within the fragmented U.S. healthcare system.

Revolutionizing Healthcare Delivery

Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, Director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), shares a visionary approach to modernizing healthcare delivery within the military system, focusing on technology integration and care model innovation to better serve a diverse patient base of over 9.5 million beneficiaries.

Enhancing Veteran Care through Interoperability

Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, highlighted the transformative steps the VA is undertaking to improve veteran healthcare through enhanced interoperability.

Empowering Decision-Making and Streamlining Workflows with Analytics

Steve Kearney, Global Medical Director at SAS, discussed the transformative impact of analytics and AI in enhancing decision-making processes and operational efficiency within federal agencies and healthcare systems.

The Navy's Data Future: Maneuverability and Decision-Making

Jane Rathbun, CIO at the Navy outlines the Navy's strategy for enhancing data maneuverability and decision-making capabilities. The strategy focuses on optimizing, securing, and deciding, with a particular emphasis on making data ready, transparent, tagged, and usable.

Modernizing Marine Corps Information Operations

LtGen Matthew Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, USMC discusses the Marine Corps' priorities in readiness, modernization, and leveraging data for operational success.

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Workforce of the Future: A Playbook for Modern Employment

Kimberly Holden, Principal Deputy Associate Director at OPM discusses the "Workforce of the Future Playbook" introduced by OPM, emphasizing its role in transforming federal agencies into model employers.

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