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Date & Time: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Event Location: 
United States

Right now the Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2020 Census where it estimates it will intake data on more than a billion individuals over the course of the year. But the Census Bureau isn’t the only data-driven agency around; the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to better track nation-wide flight patterns, arrival and departures times, and weather abnormalities.

For decades, the way the government has stored all this data worked for individual missions, but failed to protect valuable data sets and fully integrate data sets across an agency.  However, new ways of thinking about data ingestion and integration services allow agencies to rapidly store more data in lakes for deeper analytics. Data lakes are a type of storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data it its native format. 

So how does your agency take advantage of these solutions? Join CSRA, AWS and GovLoop on Tuesday, October 24th at 2pm ET, as we discuss how agencies are changing the way they think about data storage. 

Specifically, you will learn: 

  • Where current gov data storage is failing and how new solutions can help. 
  • How Amazon Web Services is transforming the way the government thinks about data storage and integration. 
  • The biggest challenges agencies face in implementing some of these new solutions. 


David A. Vennergrund, Service Area Director, Data and Analytics, CSRA

As the Data and Analytics Service Area Director, Dave Vennergrund leads a team that sets CSRA’s strategy for data and analytics solutions that solve customer challenges in data warehousing, big data, data science, and advanced data analytics. Before joining CSRA, Dave was the Director of Salient CRGT’s Data Analytics Innovation Center, where he built self-service data visualization, big data, and predictive analytics offerings. Prior to his time at CRGT, Dave spent 14 years with SRA International, where he led the Data Mining Center of Excellence and Business Intelligence and Analytics Practice that delivered fraud detection solutions to Defense, Intel, Health, and Civil customers. Dave has an extensive background in software development, artificial intelligence, R&D, data mining, text mining, predictive analytics, advanced analytics, and big data.

Frank Konieczny, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

Frank Konieczny, a Senior Level executive, is the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He has primary responsibility to advance the technology landscape of the Air Force. His current focus areas include the developing the technical target baseline, mobile enterprise solutions, data management, IdAM access/claims management, cyber and technology innovation pathfinders and advancing the Joint Information Environment.