FOSE 2014: Day One

May 13, 2014 - FOSE kicked off yesterday in Washington, D.C., offering more than 60 educational sessions covering 8 hot-button tracks: Cybersecurity, Cloud & Virtualization, Big Data & Business Intelligence, Mobile Government, Records & Information Management, Acquisition & Procurement, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism and Project Management.

The morning opened with a keynote address from former National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon, who drew a large crowd as he explored an insider's perspective on America's foreign, defense & cyber policy. Donilon addressed multiple topics including: what a daily presidential briefing entails, how special forces played an integral role in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and the economic opportunities on the horizon relating to U.S.-China relations. Beth Cobert, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget, continued the trend and provided a packed room with insights from the Office of Management and Budget.

Beyond the keynote speakers and conference sessions was the exhibit floor, where attendees could interact and discuss products, services and ideas with organizations offering technology-centric solutions. Many attendees participated in the Passport Giveaway, which required them to receive stamps from select exhibitors, and upon completion they were placed in a drawing for a Dell Tablet. The Passport Giveaway will continue on day two and three of FOSE, and each day a new winner will be announced.

Today, day two of FOSE, will offer the opening keynote from Ed Davis, Former Commissioner of the City of Boston Police Department, Richard Deslauriers, Former FBI Special Agent in Charge, Boston Division, and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Massachusetts State Police Superintendent. They will share insights on how teamwork and partnering with the intelligence community (federal, state and local) and citizens across America helped capture the Boston Marathon bombers. There are also dozens of other exhibit hall activities and educational sessions specific to issues you may be having!

To access the full program agenda for FOSE 2014, please visit

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