The term Readiness in government has traditionally been associated with “combat” readiness – having a properly trained and resourced military to meet the mission. But Readiness could apply to the civilian side of government as well. According to The President’s Management Agenda, “modern information technology must function as the backbone of how government serves the public in the digital age. Meeting customer expectations, keeping sensitive data and systems secure, and ensuring responsive, multi-channel access to services are all critical parts of the vision for modern government.” This 30-minute program will bring together thought leaders from the public and private sectors for a look at how Readiness applies to the use of federal IT (i.e. people, process, resilience, and technology).

Appearing on this program with Francis Rose, Government Matters Thought Leadership Network:

  • Margie Graves, U.S. Deputy Chief Information Officer, OMB
  • Robin Thottungal, Chief Technology Officer, National Gallery of Art
  • Robert Osborn, Chief Technology Officer, Federal, ServiceNow
  • Ron Nixon, Technical Director, Army Sector, GDIT
  • Michael Younkers, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, U.S. Federal, Cisco

For more resources from Cisco, please visit

For additional resources on Cloud Ready Networks, please visit:

This show is brought to you by ServiceNow and Cisco. This sponsored program was created in conjunction with the Government Matters Thought Leadership Network. Government employees were not compensated and do not endorse any companies associated with this program.