September 15

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State and local governments have had to quickly adapt to rapidly changing circumstances -- including fluctuations in where employees work, a heightened demand for digital citizen services and much more – with no real end in sight. Throughout all of this, the network is the critical key to meeting citizen expectations and ensuring business continuity. But just how flexible have governments’ wide area networks been to meet current demand and scale for the future?

To find out, the Center for Digital Government conducted a survey to better understand agency connectivity challenges and priorities. The survey found government leaders are focused on virtualizing and automating their network functions, and relying on analytics to improve performance. On Sept. 15 at 11am PT/2pm ET, Government Technology and Ciena are joining together to unpack these findings and what they mean for agencies as they move forward from the pandemic and work to build a more resilient and modern future.



Bob Woolley

Bob Woolley — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Governemnt

Daniele Loffreda

Daniele Loffreda

Senior Advisor, State/Local Government and Education (SLED) and Healthcare, Ciena Solutions Development

Wayne Hickey

Wayne Hickey

Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena