Monday, Dec. 2, "The State of Electronic Government: Surveillance, Security and Civil Rights."

7 to 9 p.m., National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor. Sponsor: National Press Club. Cost: $10 nonmembers. No charge for members. Contact: 202-662-7501, lauraf@press.org.

Event Web site: http://www.press.org/programs/security.shtml.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, "What's Hot in Federal IT for 2003." 7:30 to 9:15 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Government Marketing Forum. Cost: $35. Contact: Mary Ellen Amtower, 301-854-9493, meamtower@erols.com. Event Web site: http://www.federaldirect.net.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, "Development, Advancement and Retention of Women Leaders."

8 to 10 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: Women in Leadership and Learning. No charge. Contact: Robin Buckley, 703-533-9805, robin@buckleykaldenbach.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, "What's It Really Worth? The Sell-Side Approach to Business Valuation, Mergers and Acquisition."

8 to 11:30 a.m., Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr., Tysons Corner. Sponsor: McLean Group LLC. Cost: $80, and registration is required. Contact: Eva, 703-827-0200, Ext. 111, ecatlin@mcleanllc.com.

Thursday, Dec. 5, "How to Start a Business."

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, ninth floor. Cost: $40. Sponsor: Service Corps of Retired Executives. Cost: $46. Contact: 202-606-4000, Ext. 287. Event Web site: http://www.scoredc.org.

Thursday, Dec. 5, "The Coolest Phones and Hottest Technologies: A Look at Mobile Marketing."

6:30 to 9 p.m., Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike. Sponsors: New Media Society of Washington, TelecomHub and NetSuds. Cost: $30. Contact: Todd Tweedy, 202-302-3887, todd@newmediasociety.org. Event Web site: http://www.newmediasociety.org.

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