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, 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 9th 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 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 is holding its Run Geek Run 8K event to raise money 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. $40.

Monday, Aug. 25

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is holding its second annual Entrée Food & Drink Forum. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. Free.