A tech summit
on government

FedScoop’s sixth annual “Lowering the Cost of Government with IT” summit is Thursday. Speakers include Suparno Banerjee, Hewlett-Packard’s vice president for public sector programs; Don Dixon, a senior vice president at Xerox; and Dave Bennett, chief information officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $195.

Other events of note

Tuesday, Aug. 19: The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop on “Making the Case for Mobile — Beyond Text Messages.” The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 506 Ninth St. NW. Free for members, $25 for everyone else.

Wednesday, Aug. 20: Prince William County Attorney Angela Horan is to speak about “Becoming a Woman of Influence” at the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Series luncheon. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 13930 Promenade Commons St., Gainesville. $35 for members, $45 for everyone else.

Thursday, Aug. 21: The Maryland Women’s Business Center is offering a seminar on IRS small-business rules, regulations and changes. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Bowie Business Innovation Center, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie. $10.

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is holding a construction-industry mixer. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Capitol Hill Medical Center, 700 Second St. NE. Free for members, $25 for everyone else.

Sunday, Aug. 24: The Northern Virginia Technology Council holds its Run! Geek! Run! 8K fundraiser for its charitable arm, the Equal Footing Foundation. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 4100 Monument Corner Dr., Fairfax. $30 advance registration; walk-ups, $40.

Economic calendar

New data are out Tuesday on inflation and housing starts. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s policymaking panel releases its last meeting’s minutes. A day later: An update on existing home sales.

— Compiled by Shawn Selby