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Mike Younkers

Senior Director, Systems Engineering

US Public Sector - Federal

Cisco’s US Federal team. His responsibilities include leadership for Cisco’s pre-sales systems engineering team supporting the US Federal Government. This includes direct account responsibilities and integrated team responsibilities for Cisco’s core, advanced and emerging technologies.

Additionally, Mike is responsible for representing US Federal customers within Cisco’s development organization for the aggregation, validation, prioritization and delivery of all US Federal unique requirements. These requirements include new features and functionality and certifications including Common Criteria, FIPS 140, USGv6 and DOD related certifications.

Mike is also responsible for Cisco’s technical competitive posture.

Mike has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications and Computers from George Washington University and a BSEE and BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Articles

May 13, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Feds Relationship with the Cloud: It’s Complicated

Cloud computing is not a new concept for federal IT managers. The idea of transitioning to the cloud has been discussed, evaluated, loved and scrutinized for several years. There has and continues to be tremendous excitement about the benefits cloud computing can offer federal agencies, including increased flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency. However, concerns still remain […]

December 4, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Navigating the Journey to the Cloud

Over the years, cloud computing has been at the center of emerging trends including big data, mobility, security and Internet of Things (IoT). Today’s cloud hosting technology feature capabilities such as rapid elasticity, resource pooling and on-demand self-service. Cloud providers are offering customers the ability to consume theses services with flexible service level agreements. Across […]

October 23, 2014

GOVERNMENT

A New Partnership for OpenStack

What happens when the market leader in cloud infrastructure partners with an open source expert? We witness a very unique opportunity for disruption. Recently, Cisco and Red Hat announced an integrated infrastructure for OpenStack-based cloud deployments. OpenStack is a collaborationf developers and cloud computing technologists aimed at creating new, scalable solutions. This partnership will target […]

August 15, 2014

GOVERNMENT

Changes in #ITConsumption Spark Public Sector Innovation

Information technology advances have changed the way we do everything, from listening to music and reading books to connecting with clients and making the world our mobile office. And as these changes have been introduced, they have also influenced the management style of Chief Information Officers (CIOs), shifting their priorities to focus on consumption, data […]