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Small Business and the 114th Congress

April 30, 2015

Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339, Washington, DC

AFCEA is pleased to announce a unique training opportunity for small businesses that want to work with government agencies. This 4-hour session is designed to improve the understanding of how Congress operates and to give participants the opportunity to engage Capitol Hill decision makers. This training will inform small businesess about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes and equip them with the skills they need to engage elected officials and their staffs.

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

May 5- 7, 2015

Baltimore, MD Convention Center

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The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency’s new operational role in the cyber domain as network defender creates a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. The goal is to improve security, but a successful strategy depends on a matrix of participating organizations adapting technical solutions and adopting enterprise management to improve efficiency, security and reliability.

Linked by a commitment to cybersecurity, this community of partners will gather to discuss and present on operational themes such as the the teamwork, relevant guidance and priorities, and associated perspectives of mission partners united in the development of an integrated approach to operating and defending the network.



May 5- 7, 2015

Madrid, Spain

NCI Agency Industry Conference & AFCEA TechNet International--“Enabling C4ISR: Applications, Education & Training.” NITEC is a collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and AFCEA Europe. Held annually, this conference draws high-level defence experts from NATO, the Allied militaries, industry and academia to discuss the latest technological developments and collaborate on NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements. This year the event is under the Patronage of the Minister of Defence, Spain (requested). In addition to the conference sessions, each day during NITEC 2015, NCI Agency representatives will offer advice on how to do business with NATO (contracting mechanisms such as the Basic Ordering Agreement). An exhibition will allow a close look at cutting-edge hardware and software applications and the AFCEA Business-to-Business (B2B) Speed Dating Workshop will provide industry participants a chance to meet with other participants during pre-arranged bilateral meetings to find new business opportunities.

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy:

Opportunities for Engagement

May 20-21, 2015

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Springfield, VA

The 34th annual AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium features leaders from the Office of the DNI, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Intelligence Council who will explain the rationale for IC investments in R&D, where that investment is being directed and how industry, Federally Funded R&D Centers and academia can best contribute to the IC's R&D effort. 


Speakers from industry and academia will explore where they are making research investments and the friction or misalignment that may occur with the IC's Technology Road Map.

AFCEA SOLUTIONS Series--George Mason University Symposium

Critical Issues in C4I

May 20-21, 2015

Fairfax, VA at the GMU Johnson Center

AFCEA and GMU are jointly sponsoring a conference with the goal of bringing academia, industry and government together to consider current critical issues in C4I technology and systems R&D. We believe this is in the U.S. national interest and that of our international coalition partners. The conference will focus on a selected set of hot topics. Our agenda this year will be made up of invited speakers, so no call for papers will be issued. Our advisory committee has been chosen based on their involvement at the cutting edge, and they promise to bring in an exciting group of speakers.


Navy Information Dominance Industry Day

June 11, 2015

TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA

Navy Information Dominance Industry Day provides invaluable business intelligence in the context of the Navy’s Strategy for Achieving Information Dominance. The speaker line-up includes members of the Navy’s senior leadership team. Topics will include a review of the President’s FY16 budget; the challenges and opportunities for industry to assist the Navy to maintain secure and resilient communications; and the future of integrating and modernizing networks as well as the acquisition approach needed to get there.


TechNet Augusta 2015

August 25-27, 2015

Augusta, GA Marriott at the Convention Center

TechNet Augusta provides a forum for key military professionals from the Army and Marine Corps, as well as the U.S. Defense Department, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to discuss issues and share ideas. Government, industry and academia speakers will address a broad range of topics and focus on the importance of the network, security issues, and training to enable operational forces to modernize and be ready to meet emerging challenges in 2025 and beyond.

Global Identity Summit

September 22-24, 2015
Tampa Convention Center, Florida

The Global Identity Summit focuses on identity management solutions for the corporate, defense and homeland security communities. This conference and associated exhibition bring together a distinctive yet comprehensive look at the identity management capabilities, challenges and solutions in the topic areas of biometrics, radio frequency identification, mobile computing, cybersecurity, smart card technology and big data.


October 26-28, 2015

Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

MILCOM 2015 celebrates the 34th anniversary of the premier international conference for military communications. “Leveraging Technology – The Joint Imperative” gathers the leading minds of government, military, industry and academia in an interactive forum to further explore and define the benefits that joint-level collaboration bring to current and future communication challenges. The annual conference will take place October 26-28, 2015, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Leaders from around the world will address the critical role communications plays in military readiness and operations. The Tampa location is ideal for this discussion, with close proximity to the MacDill Air Force Base military community, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and the 6th Air Mobility Wing. MILCOM offers industry the opportunity to discuss communications technologies and services with decision makers from all branches of the armed forces, the Department of Defense, federal agencies and multinational forces.

The conference will feature an outstanding series of technical presentations, discussions and tutorials, as well as nearly 30,000 square feet of industry exhibits all under one roof. It will include more than 300 unclassified and restricted technical presentations, tutorials and panel discussions led by experts in defense communications. Topics will include the spectrum of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) technologies and capabilities that address 21st century communications challenges related to national defense, homeland security, disaster response and interoperability. Continuing education credits will be available to all attendees.

TechNet Asia Pacific 2015

November 17-19, 2015

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

TechNet Asia-Pacific is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and AFCEA Hawaii. It is the largest event in the Pacific Rim focusing on regional defense issues. Keynote speakers, panel moderators and panelists will discuss defense policies and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region and their relevance to both industry and government. Industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the services' requirements and needs. 

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