Digital Transformation

The last five years have seen rapid changes in the tools and technologies available to government agencies. These new solutions offer capabilities that expand and enhance the government’s ability to provide services to citizens in a more efficient and manageable way. The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy of Cloud Smart was issued by the Federal CIO in 2019 to support agency ability to achieve savings, security and deliver faster services while taking advantage of the country’s rapid pace of innovation related to cloud technologies.

The TSPi Public Sector Series for 2020 will focus on how agencies can take action to plan and implement currently available technologies to achieve speed to market, secure operations, cost reductions, and improved customer experiences. Hear from our experts, partners, and federal customers at this half-day event.

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Time: 7:00am-12:30pm
Location: City Club of Washington, DC | 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004


  • 7:00 – 8:00am Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:30am Welcome remarks
  • 8:30 – 9:30am Session 1: Cloud Migration
  • 9:30 -10:30am Session 2: Application Modernization
  • 10:30 – 10:45am Networking Break
  • 10:45 – 11:45am Session 3: DevSecOps
  • 11:45 – 12:15pm Networking Lunch
  • 12:15 – 12:30pm Closing Remarks


Nicolas Chaillan, Chief Software Officer, US Air Force

Mr. Nicolas Chaillan is the United States Air Force Chief Software Officer and the co-lead for the Department of Defense Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative with the DoD CIO. He is responsible for enabling Air Force programs in the transition to Agile and DevSecOps to establish force wide DevSecOps capabilities and best practices.

Session 1: Cloud Migration

Taking a cloud-smart approach can improve your agency’s productivity, lower costs, and reduce time to operational capability. We will help you completely rethink your application portfolio to take advantage of cloud technology including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Robert Bohn, Cloud Computing Manager, NIST

Dr. Robert Bohn, of the Advanced Network Technologies Division in NIST/ITL, serves as Program Manager for the NIST Cloud Computing Program. In this role, he manages and coordinates the goals and strategy of the program and also works with industrial, academic and other government stakeholders to address requirements needed for the US Government’s successful and timely adoption of cloud computing as described in the NIST Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap (NIST SP 500-293).

Moderator: Steven Watkins, Founder of Watkins Communications and
former federal editor

Steven Watkins is a content marketing professional. Prior to launching Watkins Communications, he served 15 years as the editor of Federal Times. Under Watkins’ leadership, Federal Times won more than three dozen national and regional peer-reviewed awards for journalism excellence in the categories of investigative reporting, news analysis and government coverage. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events focused on federal management and technology.

Session 2: Application Modernization

Application modernization is a vital component of government operations and the ability to achieve mission goals. According to the Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization, “It is imperative for the Federal Government to leverage science and technology innovations to provide better service for its citizens in the most cost-effective and secure manner.” Hear how you can confidently choose the right technology stack to support your transformation goals.

Session 3: DevSecOps

The transition and evolution from the “classic” software development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology to Secure DevOps requires a change in the fundamental relationships between development and infrastructure teams. We will share how to take full advantage of the agility and responsiveness of a DevSecOps approach with your applications.

Leo Garciga, Director of Information Management, HQDA-DCS-G2, Army

Mr. Garciga is a career civil servant with a diverse background in acquisition, engineering, intelligence and information technology having served in these roles across the Department of the Defense and Intelligence Community since 2003. He provides operational, technical and security expertise and oversight of Army Intelligence Community information management and information technology capabilities across the Army. He is the strategic manager and integrator of intelligence information technology and data systems with Joint, Intelligence Community and National systems, serving as the Army’s Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer. Mr. Garciga is a recognized subject matter expert in digital transformation, secure software development (DevSecOps) and data analytics.

Moderator: Tom Suder, President and Founder, Advanced Technology

Academic Research Center (ATARC) A respected thought leader in the Federal IT community, Tom Suder is Founder and President of the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC). Tom is a two-time winner of a Federal 100 Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes government and industry leaders who played pivotal roles in Federal IT and made a made a difference in the way technology transformed the government. Tom is also the Founder & President of Apcerto, a mobile DevSecOps company, and he serves on a variety of technology advisory boards.


TSPi’s digital transformation partners provide solutions that enable agencies to create user-centric, agile, and streamlined capabilities.