Twin events focus on technology for government

May 12, 2013

Chatsworth, Calif.-based 1105 Media is holding two government contracting-related events in the District this week.

The first, GovSec, which runs from Monday through Wednesday, focuses on security technology for government and law enforcement agencies.

The second, FOSE, which used to stand for Federal Office Systems Expo, runs from Tuesday through Thursday. This event focuses on technology for government agencies.

Keynote speakers at the events include Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Steve VanRoekel, Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal and former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Thiesman.

Both events take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. Admission varies.

Other events of note
Tuesday, May 14

George Mason University economist Stephen Fuller is to talk about the economic outlook for Montgomery County during Leadership Montgomery’s Breakfast Club event. It begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education at Montgomery College in Rockville. $20 for members, $30 for everyone else.

Wednesday, May 15

FranNet of Virginia is holding its semi-annual Capital Area Franchise Fair for prospective entrepreneurs. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Reston Association Conference Center, 12001 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston. $35.

Thursday, May 16

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women in Government Contracting event features Deb Alderson of SRA International, Babs Doherty of Eagle Ray, Linda Mills of Northrop Grumman, Peggy Styer of Blackbird Technologies and Kathryn Falk of Cox Communications. It begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. $69 for members, $89 for everyone else.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership are holding a roundtable discussion on “Global Opportunities for Virginia Technology Companies. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Vienna. Free.

Nigel Morris, co-founder of Capital One, is speak at an event hosted by Startup Grind of Washington. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at 1776, 1133 15th St. NW, 12th Floor. $20.

Friday, May 17

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Government Contracting Network Procurement Conference. Keynote speakers include A. John Shoraka, associate administrator of government contracting and business development at the Small Business Administration, and Pam Mazza, managing partner of PilleroMazza. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. $95 for members, $110 for everyone else.

— Shawn Selby

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