• Big Data
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    The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.

  • Cyber Physical Systems Interagency Working Group (CPS IWG)

    The CPS IWG is to coordinate programs, budgets, and policy recommendations for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research and development (R&D).

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    Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.

  • Health IT R&D
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    The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.

  • Human Computer Interaction & Information Management Interagency Working Group (HCI&IM IWG)

    HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.

  • High Confidence Software & Systems Interagency Working Group (HCSS IWG)

    HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS).

  • High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC IWG)

    The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the High End Computing (HEC) Infrastructure and Applications (I&A) and HEC Research and Development (R&D) Program Component Areas (PCAs).

  • Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group
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    LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance.

  • Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality Interagency Working Group (SPSQ IWG)

    The purpose of the SPSQ IWG is to coordinate the R&D efforts across agencies that transform the frontiers of software science and engineering and to identify R&D areas in need of development that span the science and the technology of software creation and sustainment.

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    Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics

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  • Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Interagency Working Group (WSRD IWG)

    The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.


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Building the U.S. Government’s First Secure Hybrid Community Cloud: Infrastructure on Demand

Anil Karmel



Organizations are faced with dwindling IT budgets and pressure to deliver more with less. Evolving today’s data center to meet these challenges is required to deliver new capabilities to our increasingly mobile workforce. By embracing technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing, IT can realize increased compute capacity, reduce its’ footprint and enhance its’ Green IT posture all within an existing budgetary envelope. Cloud Computing’s promise to change these economics and increase the agility of corporate IT require the assurance that the same level of security is employed as their existing physical counterparts.

Based off of the award winning innovations in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Infrastructure on Demand (IoD) cloud platform launched three years ago, attendees will hear how the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has employed these capabilities in collaboration with industry and government to deliver YOURcloud, the U.S. Government’s first Secure Hybrid Community Cloud. YOURcloud powered by IoD v3.0, allows users complete autonomy to automatically deploy and manage their own workloads within a secure YOURcloud enclave yet leverage a common compute platform whether on premise or in a commercial cloud service provider. Come take a walk with us as we show you how Infrastructure on Demand evolved from a secure private cloud three years ago into the U.S. Government¹s first secure hybrid community cloud: YOURcloud.

About The Speaker

Anil Karmel
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), U.S. Department of Energy

Anil Karmel is the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Within NNSA, Karmel serves as the RightPath Chief Architect and Management and Operations (M&O) Implementation Lead for a range of enterprise information technology (IT) solutions including cloud computing, enterprise mobility, unified communications and enterprise wireless. RightPath is a lean and agile methodology employed via a partnership between the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of the Chief Information Officer and NNSA, delivering IT transformation to DOE by focusing on the key areas of people, process and technology.

Karmel is the inventor and architect of Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) award winning secure hybrid cloud service broker, Infrastructure on Demand, illustrating an innovative partnership between industry and government. He also designed LANL's Enterprise Collaboration Suite, which consists of a suite of tools allowing users to collaborate how, when and where they want on a variety of endpoints including smartphones, tablets and zero clients. These solutions form the basis of the NNSA's Network Vision (2NV) - a RightPath project delivering ONEvoice powered by YOURcloud on the OneNNSA Network, laying the foundation for a dynamic, untethered virtual workforce.

Karmel has been in the IT Industry for over fifteen years, working with various Fortune 500 companies and government in the areas of enterprise virtualization, messaging and collaboration. He and his team have garnered industry and government accolades, including the SANS National Cyber Security Innovators Award for Cloud Security, InformationWeek 500 Top Government IT Innovators, ACT/IAC Excellence.gov and the DOE Secretary's Achievement Award. His team at LANL was also named an ACT/IAC Excellence.gov Finalist two years running. Karmel is a nationally recognized speaker and has been featured at numerous IT conferences and webinars, including VMworld and Gartner.

Presentation Slides

"Building the U.S. Government’s First Secure Hybrid Community Cloud: Infrastructure on Demand"

Building the U.S. Government’s First Secure Hybrid Community Cloud: Infrastructure on Demand