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An Insider's View of DOD Digital Transformation

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

As the Pentagon’s self-styled “geek squad,” the Defense Digital Service has been involved in some of the department’s most high-profile technology modernization efforts. Established to identify tech industry best practices in software development and web design to help the DOD tackle its toughest technical hurdles, DDS launched the DOD’s first bug bounty program, Hack the Pentagon, in 2016. In April, DDS appointed former city of Chicago Chief Information Officer Brett Goldstein as its new director.

Join Bloomberg Government Federal Market Analyst Chris Cornillie and Defense Digital Service Deputy Director Megan Furman for an exclusive webinar, where they’ll discuss:

  • What are the problems the Pentagon is good at solving, and where does it need assistance from industry? 
  • What are DDS’s priorities for fiscal 2020 and beyond?
  • How can the Pentagon better take advantage of automation and technologies such as artificial intelligence?
  • How can the Pentagon address a looming cybersecurity skills shortage?
     

Presenters

Chris Cornillie
  • Federal Market Analyst
  • Bloomberg Government

Chris Cornillie is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Cornillie provides expert analysis on articifical intelligence, cloud, and IT modernization. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he specialized in cybersecurity and information technology at Gartner, a leading advisory and consulting firm, and at Atlantic Media and the Aspen Institute. Chris received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. Follow me @ChrisCornillie.

Megan Furman
  • Defense Digital Service
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense

Megan Furman is the Deputy Director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS). She has served in leadership roles in both government and the private sector.  Ms. Furman comes to DDS from Palantir Technologies, where she led the National Security and Intelligence Community practice areas for six years. She brings deep experience in procurement reform, digital innovation, and organizational change within the technology space.

Ms. Furman received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University.