2015 Summer Events of Note

At the beginning of the year, we highlighted a number of key events happening in the federal market. We're back again to provide a look at some of the events happening this summer we think provide great educational elements as well as access to key thought leaders and decision makers. Before you begin to check out for vacation, review this short list of events happening this summer from GovEvents.[Tweet "2015 Summer Events of Note from @GovEventsGroup #GovEventsBlog"]

  • GEOINT 2015 Symposium (June 22-25)-The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit non-lobbying educational organization, hosts and produces this annual event. It is the nation's largest gathering of intelligence professionals and the preeminent intelligence event of the year. Held in Washington, DC, this year's theme is "Opening the Aperture. Charting New Paths." The show will feature keynotes from high-ranking government officials as well as interactive panels with intelligence experts from the public and private sectors.

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A Look Ahead at 2015 Events

While we've seen a trend toward smaller, more intimate events, 2015 signals the return of a number of conferences and shows that are mainstays of the Government IT industry. Here's what you can expect from the "usual suspects" in the first few months of 2015.

  • Federal Networks (Feb 23-24)- This government-wide conference focuses on net-centric solutions to the government's biggest challenges. The event gives great access to the insight from government CIOs and other high ranking IT officials. Signed up for 2015 are CIOs from Veterans Affairs, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Social Security Administration.
  • AFCEA Homeland Security Conference (March 10-11) -- AFCEA International brings together the people in charge of ensuring success--from subject matter experts to frontline responders--for two days of open discussion about the various aspects of homeland security. Cathy Lanier, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., is a confirmed speaker and will lead a session titled "Ask the Chief."
  • International Wireless Communications Expo (March 16-20) - This show has been around for almost 40 years and in today's mobile world is more relevant than ever. This education-centered conference provides a wide variety of workshops, training, and short courses led by industry and government experts.
  • InfoSec World 2015 Conference and Expo (March 23-25) - This annual show features conference sessions, workshops and summits that address the most pressing matters in information security today. This year's speaker line-up includes a diverse set of voices ranging from the U.S. Secret Service to WalMart.
  • Sea-Air-Space (April 13-15) - This show, run by the Navy League, is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. The event combines a large expo floor displaying the latest in naval technology and equipment with professional development sessions focused on strategy and policy issues, as well as exhibit hall speaker sessions and demos.

What about you? What events are on your calendar for the first quarter?


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AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2013 Brings the Army CIO Community to the Augusta Marriott Convention Center

Originally posted on NBC4i.com

"Modernizing for Network 2020 and Beyond: Empower, Connect, Dominate!"

FAIRFAX, Va. /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA International will host the first TechNet Augusta in the Augusta Marriott Convention Center on September 10-12. The overall theme of this conference and exposition focuses on the Army, including Joint Component interface, other Department of Defense organizations, Inter-Agency, Industry, and Academia, to discuss the importance of the network, security issues, and training to enable operational forces to modernize and be ready to meet emerging challenges in 2020 and beyond. The conference offers numerous training opportunities and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/CMUs.

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AFCEA International Cyber Symposium Comes To Baltimore Convention Center

Originally posted on PR Newswire

"Defining Full Spectrum Global Cyberspace Operations"

FAIRFAX, VA--AFCEA International will bring its cyber symposium to the Baltimore Convention Center June 25-27. The overall theme of this cyber conference and exposition focuses on engaging the key players, including the U.S. Government, the International Community, Industry and Academia, to discuss the development of robust cyberspace capabilities and partnerships. The conference offers numerous training opportunities and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/CMUs.

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Keynote Speakers Announced for MAGIC 2013

Originally posted by ConnellyWorks

Congressional, Industry and Government Leaders to Discuss Today's Top Contracting Challenges, Opportunities  

Herndon, VA--The Partnership for Procurement Excellence (PPE) today announced the keynote speakers for its annual Multiple Award Government and Industry Conference (MAGIC), to include the Honorable Gerald Connolly (D-VA); Thomas Sharpe, Commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS); and Mike McConnell, Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton and former Director of National Intelligence.  MAGIC 2013 will be held July 10-12 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.

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