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What to watch: Week of Feb. 11

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a panel discussion Wednesday on “Opportunities and Challenges in Federal Cloud Computing for 2013.”

The speakers are to talk about federal Internet computing efforts for this year, and examine topics including the continued development of the government’s “cloud first” policy; agency planning and priorities for cloud computing; cybersecurity and data privacy issues related to the cloud; and opportunities and challenges for public and private cloud providers.

Panelists include Margie Graves, deputy chief information officer, Department of Homeland Security; Sonny Hashni, chief technology officer and deputy chief information officer, General Services Administration; Casey Henson, director of data management, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Max Peterson, general manager of programs, contracts and capture for Amazon Web Services.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Northrop Grumman, 7575 Colshire Dr., McLean. $75 for members, $45 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Monday, Feb. 11

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is hosting “A Conversation with Ed Whitacre,” author of “American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA.” The event begins at noon at the St. Regis, 923 16th St. NW. $85.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Springfield-based Community Business Partnership is holding a workshop on “The Business Owner’s Guide to HR.” The event begins at 10 a.m. at the organization’s offices at 7001 Loisdale Rd., Suite C, Springfield. $65.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Germantown-Gaithersburg Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kevin Yang, chief information officer of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, is to speak. The event begins at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg. $30.

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation is holding a business matchmaking and networking reception. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Salon C., in Rosslyn. $50-$90 for members, $100 for everyone else.

The Northern Virginia and D.C. U.S. Export Assistance Center is holding a seminar on doing business in Africa. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. at the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development, 441 4th St. NW, Room 1107. $30.

Springfield-based Community Business Partnership is holding a workshop on “Registering Your Business – The Legal Nuts and Bolts.” The event begins at 6 p.m. at the organization’s offices at 7001 Loisdale Rd., Suite C, Springfield. $25.

— Shawn Selby

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