Government and Military System Administration Workshop

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:30pm5:00pm

Andy Seely, SAIC


The Government and Military System Administration Workshop is for system administrators and technical staff responsible for operating and maintaining computing systems owned by government or military agencies. If you struggle with competing government regulations, work in secure environments, deal with classified data, provide GOTS support, or deploy to remote locations in support of government and military requirements, then this workshop is for you. The audience for this workshop includes contractors, government civilian employees, vendors and suppliers, uniformed military members, and anyone who has a direct hands-on IT support role in the federal, state, and local government and military sectors. The workshop will be a combination of formal presentations and guided discussions on topics like implementation of cloud technologies, data analytics in the government sector, and responding to policy and regulation requirements for IT and information security. This workshop is a great opportunity for sysadmins to compare notes across diverse agencies like DoD, DoE, DoC, NASA, and local governments, and you will take back to work new perspectives on old problems, advanced knowledge on new government mandates, and great contacts in other agencies where your problems may have already been solved. All workshop discussions will be strictly unclassified.

Andy Seely, SAIC

Andrew “Andy” Seely is a Solution Architect for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Tampa, Florida. He got his start in IT as a night shift tier-one and spent the last 20 years in the government and military sector, growing as a sysadmin, engineer, supervisor, and eventually a technical manager for small and large teams. Along the way, he learned that the hardest skill of a good manager is knowing when to be the boss and knowing when to be quiet and listen. Andy shared many of his management experiences in his bimonthly column "/var/log/manager" for USENIX ;login: magazine in 2014 and 2015, and he has chaired the Government and Military System Administration Workshop at LISA almost every year since 2008.

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author = {Andy Seely},
title = {Government and Military System Administration Workshop},
year = {2016},
address = {Boston, MA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec