Adjusting to a New Reality

The way we work will never be the same because of the personal, professional, and cultural changes brought by COVID-19. The Department of Defense has greatly expanded telework capability for millions of workers, deploying a variety of tools. DOD officials are creating a much more robust, enhanced teleworking capability, providing new services and collaboration tools to meet the requirements of a remote workforce. Additionally, the DOD has developed new tactics and techniques that allows the department to ramp up quickly in the case of new incidents and events, DOD CIO Dana Deasy said during a press conference in April. Some of this network capacity capability and teleworking equipment could remain in place long after the coronavirus threat has receded, he said. By mid-April as many as four million DOD military and civilian workers were teleworking. The transition to telework could not have been accomplished without significant help from industry partners who support the large numbers of DOD employees working offsite due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. 

AFCEA DC and the community we serve are coming together to look at the present and future impact of these changes in 2020 and beyond. We are fortunate to have both the technology and the professionals available to not only survive in the new world of Working From Home (WFH) but to prosper and bring innovation to our organizations, customers, and communities. 

Please join AFCEA DC for a virtual symposium on August 18, 2020 to see and hear from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and industry experts that are creating the future each day as they work remotely and move their lives and organizations forward. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

1:30pm  Opening Remarks
1:35pm  Indusry Fireside Chat
2:10pm  DISA Panel
3:00pm  Closing Remarks


Let's Get Social!

Industry Panel Speakers

Bill Anderson
CIS Mobile

Daniel Carroll
Advisory Systems Engineer
Dell Technologies

Dylan Conner

Gary Hix
Hitachi Vantara Federal


Ross Wilkers
Senior Staff Writer
Washington Technology

DISA Panel Speakers

Carlen Capenos
Director, Office of Small Business Programs

Dr. Brian Hermann
Director, Services Development

Carissa Landymore
Program Manager, Cloud Storage

LTC Nikolaus Ziegler
Senior Innovations Officer MILDEP