MSPM In the KNOW: February 4th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top 3 things you need to know for February 4, 2020:

Spring 2020 Graduation Application, due on February 7!

Reminder, degree-seeking students who are completing all program requirements in Spring 2020 must apply for graduation no later than close of business this Friday, February 7.  Late applications will be assessed a $35 fee. 

To apply now, please follow the instructions below: 

Log in to GWeb using your GWID and PIN.

Click Student Records & Registration Menu

Select Student Records and Information

Click  Apply to Graduate

Meet-and-Greet Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge and enjoy networking, conversation and free breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumnus guests Sanaa Abouzaid, PMBA 2003, MENA Regional Corporate Governance Lead, IFC and Anthony Shop, GMBA 2011, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Social Driver

Register for Meet-and-Greet Breakfast Here

Cloud Computing
Mark Forman
VP, Digital Government

Event Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020- 11:30am Networking | 12-1pm Presentation

Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business,Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052 See map: Google Maps

Agenda and Cost. This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. About the Presentation: This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email and include the name of the event.

PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs

Talent Triangle Category: Technical 

About the Speaker: Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, now known as the U.S. Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.  In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide Digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.  Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and Global Head of the Public Sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion. Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

Register Here!


Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
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