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July 18, 2013 13:12 ET

MeriTalk and Brocade Host Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss the Future of Federal IT

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) -  (NASDAQ: BRCD)


At the 2013 Federal Forum MeriTalk and Brocade will bring together government leaders and C-level industry experts to exchange ideas, expertise and best practices for defining the next generation of IT priorities and technology imperatives. From Big Data to Data Center Optimization to Software-Defined Networking, the 2013 Federal Forum will cover numerous hot-button issues and pressing challenges shaping the government technology landscape. The event also provides an opportunity for attendees to network with government and industry colleagues and to explore the IT initiatives and technologies that will transform the way the Federal government operates.

Attendees will learn how agency IT leaders can:

  • Optimize data centers to maximize agility
  • Leverage Big Data to inform decision-making
  • Empower government agencies to manage virtualized network architectures
  • Dive into emerging technologies like Software-Defined Networking


August 6, 2013
7:15 AM - 3:15 PM


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Terry Halvorsen
Chief Information Officer
Department of the Navy


Scot Atkins
Program Manager Supercomputing & Revenue Protection
Mailing Information Systems
US Postal Service

Thomas Bayer
Chief Information Officer
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Ron Bewtra
Chief Technology Officer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Louis Charlier
Director, Enterprise Services
Office of the Chief Information Officer/Office of the Assistant Secretary

Xavier Hughes
Chief Innovation Officer
Department of Labor

Bernard Mazer
Chief Information Officer
Department of Interior

Wolf Tombe
Chief Technology Officer
Customs and Border Control
Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Michael Valivullah
Chief Technology Officer
National Agricultural Statistics Service


Black Box Network Services
Federal News Radio
Hitachi Data Systems
Intelligent Decisions
Iron Bow
Palo Alto
Tech Data

Follow the conversation at: #FedForum @BRCDcomm @MeriTalk

About MeriTalk
The voice of tomorrow's government today, MeriTalk is a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT. Focusing on government's hot-button issues, MeriTalk hosts Big Data Exchange, Cloud Exchange, Cyber Security Exchange and Data Center Exchange -- platforms dedicated to supporting public-private dialogue and collaboration. MeriTalk connects with an audience of 85,000 government community contacts. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, @meritalk.

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