Digital Disruption: How Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is Transforming Government IT

The state of federal IT is untenable. 80% of all funds go to just keeping the lights on. Agencies are so strangled by operation and management (O&M) costs that they cannot afford new solutions for their mission customers. Worse yet, all of this O&M money goes to pay for applications that are not securable.

The long-standing trust in the traditional software and services vendors is vanishing rapidly under the realization that the government was oversold licenses they did not need or use, and is now being burdened by massive operations and maintenance costs for armies of resources running complex stacks of hardware and software. This is leaving almost no funds for true modernization and has driven an upsurge in interest and a need for guidance on new approaches to IT governance.


USDA is leading the way by adopting PaaS and Todd Schroeder, Digital Services Center Chief at USDA, provides an inside look at the groundbreaking moves the USDA is making and the stunning results they have realized.


This on-demand webcast answers the pressing questions being asked by government IT executives today, such as:

  • What are government IT executives looking for?

  • What are IaaS and PaaS and which is best?

  • Is Open Source a good alternative to PaaS?

  • How is USDA leading the way in re-platforming mission applications using PaaS?

  • Are government challenges and solutions proving PaaS as a shared service?

Speaker and Presenter Information

Todd Schroeder

(Former) Digital Services Center Chief

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Relevant Government Agencies

Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, National Institutes of Health, FAA, EEOC, Federal Government

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Tue, Sep 13, 2016

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