GovExec and Carahsoft Host Sixth Annual GovForward ATO and Cloud Security Summit on July 11, 2024

Reston, VA – In an era where cybersecurity and cloud solutions form the backbone of government IT infrastructure, the importance of robust and forward-thinking strategies cannot be overstated. Addressing this critical need, GovExec, in partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., is set to host the sixth annual GovForward: ATO and Cloud Security Summit. This pivotal event is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria in Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

Event Highlights and Learning Outcomes

The 2024 edition of the GovForward Summit promises attendees a deep dive into the latest Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) changes, highlighting how these evolutions influence the wider Public Sector sphere. Key focus areas will include:

  • New FedRAMP guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • The unveiling of the Emerging Technology Prioritization Framework aimed at advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) authorizations.
  • Innovative efforts to streamline and automate the Authority to Operate (ATO) process.
  • An overview of updates for Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Levels 4, 5, and 6 (IL4, IL5, IL6).
  • The future landscape for StateRAMP and TX-RAMP, encompassing the Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. ET; 5:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. PT
Venue: Waldorf Astoria, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Directions and registration can be accessed here.

Engage with Leaders and Experts

The summit is set to host a breadth of government leaders and industry pioneers. Notable speakers include Congressman Gerry Connolly, Michael Boyce of the Department of Homeland Security, and Jeff King from the Department of Treasury, among others.

This platform will also feature insights from esteemed industry partners under Carahsoft’s wing, with discussions expected to cover critical areas like AI, cybersecurity, and cloud solutions.

Additionally, attendees will have the unique opportunity to participate in in-depth interviews with Francis Rose of Fed Gov Today, capturing insights from both government and industry thought leaders.

Continued Professional Education Credits

Participants are eligible to earn up to 6.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits in Information Technology. The event promises not only insights but also productive ways to engage with content for both in-person and digital attendees.

Interested parties in CPE credits should contact Tracy at following the event. Further information on eligibility can be accessed here.

Join the Future of Government IT and Cybersecurity

For those looking to stay ahead in the evolving landscape of government IT and cybersecurity, the GovForward Summit presents a can’t-miss opportunity. This event is complimentary for all government and military attendees. Further details and registration information can be found by contacting the GovForward Team at

About Carahsoft

As The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, Carahsoft supports Public Sector organizations across a variety of levels, including Federal, State, Local Government, as well as Education and Healthcare markets. Through its partnerships, Carahsoft delivers critical solutions in AI and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, and more. For additional information, visit

Contact: Mary Lange, (703) 230-7434,

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