Tuesday, April 5, IBM Software for the On Demand Operating Environment. Technical briefings offer software-development professionals skill-building and networking opportunities using open-software technologies.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Sponsor: IBM. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Cas Purdy, 512-286-3208, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/techbriefings.
Tuesday, April 5, Understanding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology and its Application in International Trade. An introduction to RFID -- the technology, some of its applications and the effort to develop global standards.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Crowell & Moring LLP and C & M International, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 11th Floor (use Pennsylvania Ave. entrance). Sponsor: Women in International Trade. Cost: Free for members; $10 non-members. Registration is required. Contact: 202-624-2756, email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 6, SBIR Information Workshop. An introduction to the Small Business Innovation Research program, with information on how to develop a commercialization strategy outline.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, A-Level. Sponsor: Washington Emerging Technologies Center. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Darrell Williams, 202-547-1825, firstname.lastname@example.org. Event Web site: www.wetcinc.com.
Wednesday, April 6, Cybersecurity: How Congress is Prioritizing the Issue and its Impact on Homeland Security Initiatives. A panel for business and technology executives featuring members of Congress, journalists and experts.
5 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. forum. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SDG-11. Sponsor: Newsweek magazine. No charge. Registration is required. Contact: Erin Gill, 212-445-4819, email@example.com.
Thursday, April 7, The Impact of ITIL-Best Practices Framework for Government Agencies. Computer Associates and BearingPoint are partners in helping government agencies re-engineer strategies for information-technology service and asset management. Together, they provide a complete service management offering in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
8 a.m. to noon, City Club of Washington, Franklin Square, 555 13th St. NW. Sponsor: CA. No charge. Contact: 1-866-342-5233. Event Web site: www.ca.com/events.
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