WSO2 Federal Systems Director to Speak at the Cloud Computing & Network Services Symposium for Defense, Intelligence & Homeland Security

Presentation will examine how to accelerate the development and fielding of military and government systems by adopting concepts in cloud computing and DevOps

Palo Alto, CA – October 2, 2013 – The federal government has embarked on an ambitious plan to transform IT acquisition and management by implementing cloud computing in every federal agency. WSO2 Federal Systems Director of Solutions Adam Firestone will explore the factors in making cloud computing a reality for defense, intelligence, and homeland security in his talk at the Cloud Computing & Network Symposium for Defense, Intelligence & Homeland Security. The conference runs October 8-9, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Washington, D.C.

The Governed Cloud

Through carefully governed cloud computing, the federal government aims to provide on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable resources that can be quickly established and quickly dismantled. The resulting savings in IT spending within the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and intelligence community could total more than 20 percent of operational costs. However, with these benefits come risks in maintaining security and assurance of services in highly mission critical business and tactical applications.

In his presentation, “The Governed Cloud: Accelerating the Development and Fielding of Military and Government Systems,” Adam will address critical questions that federal agencies and the military face in harnessing the cloud, including:

  • Identification of the system acquisitions problem space.
  • Historical drivers for programmatic and technical inefficiencies.
  • Solution concepts in cloud and DevOps.
  • Bridging ideas, from concept to cloud tooling.

About the Presenter

Adam Firestone is director of solutions at WSO2 Federal Systems, a subsidiary of WSO2 Inc. In this role, he works across the scope of the WSO2 team to understand and craft technology solutions that address the unique challenges facing today’s military, intelligence, law enforcement, and civilian organizations. A former US Army officer and senior defense industry engineering professional, Adam has led the design and development of critical weapons and command and control systems, as well as spearheading the integration of open source software and principles within the defense enterprise. He recently was awarded the Historic Breechloading Smallarms Association’s 2012 President’s Cup and Gold Medal.

About Cloud Computing & Network Symposium

The Cloud Computing & Network Services Symposium For Defense, Intelligence & Homeland Security brings together the key management and technical experts who will address the factors and challenges of instituting cloud computing in the government and military fields. For more information or to register, visit

About WSO2 Federal Systems

WSO2 Federal Systems, a subsidiary of WSO2 Inc., is focused on delivering mission-critical solutions to solve computing challenges across the spectrum of defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and civilian government operations. WSO2 Federal Systems will build on the comprehensive, open and modular capabilities of WSO2’s award-winning enterprise and cloud middleware. A management team with decades of technical, programmatic and engineering experience leads WSO2 Federal Systems. To learn more, visit:

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..