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Golf Tournament

hosted by AFCEA's Aberdeen Chapter

Monday, 24 June 2013

Diamond Ridge Golf Course, Windsor Mill, MD

More information and registration:

AFCEA Aberdeen & Central Maryland Chapter Young AFCEAN Reception

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Pratt Street Ale House

AFCEA Cyber Symposium Small Business Forum

"Breaking the Code: Doing Business in the Classified Space"

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 ~ 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Room 339

Innovation, agile service, and customer focus—the Cyber and US Intelligence Communities need what small businesses have to offer.  Getting started doing business in the classified space can be challenging.  How do small companies gain the insight, access and knowledge they need to effectively serve this market?  How can they navigate security requirements, and market their products to organizations that operate in a highly classified world?  And, given the hurdles, is it worth it?  
On Wednesday, 26 June, in conjunction with the AFCEA Cyber Symposium, the AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter Small Business Committee will host an information-packed seminar designed to demystify the classified space for small businesses.  This event will address the perspectives of two audiences: businesses that have successfully sold to other parts of the federal government, and those who are just beginning to serve the government.  The take away for attendees will be insights, tools, and resources they can use to achieve success in selling to the Cyber and Intelligence Communities.

Industry registration - $75 Members / $100 Non-members

(Includes day pass and keynote lunch for AFCEA Cyber Symposium

for Wednesday, 26 June)



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Online registration is now closed.

Walk-ins are encouraged. Room 339 one the 300 level


1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Overview


Ms. Anne Smith, Vice President for Events, AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter and President/CEO, WaveStrike

1:40 p.m.

Small Business Forum Session 1

“How the Intelligence Community is Structured”

Speaker: Ms. Maureen Baginski
, CEO, National Security Partners (confirmed)

2:40 p.m.

Small Business Forum Session 2

Intelligence Community – Government OSDBU Session


Ms. Sandra Broadnax, Director, Small Business Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (confirmed)

Ms. Jessica Schmidt, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, National Security Agency (confirmed)

3:50 p.m. 

Comfort Break

4:00 p.m.

Small Business Forum Session 3
Local  Community Organizations Overview

(AFCEA Chapters and other Community Organizations serving Cyber and IC customers will provide short briefs on their organizations, the customers they serve and how small businesses can leverage these groups to increase engagement in this market; e.g. Ft. Meade Alliance, BWCC, AFCEA Chapters (Aberdeen, CMD, D.C., NOVA))


Mr. Ed Grimes, President, AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter and President/COO, SW Complete, Inc.  (confirmed)

Mr. Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance and Director of Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation (confirmed)

Ms. Lexley Bender, AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter Executive Vice President and Business Developer, SMS (confirmed)

Mr. Walt Townshend , Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Representative (confirmed)


5:00 p.m. 


ARCYBER Industry Outreach Session

Thursday, 27 June 2013 ~ 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Room 339

Army Cyber Command/2nd United States Army will host an outreach session to strengthen their important partnership with industry immediately following the AFCEA Cyber Symposium.  Topics will include an overview of the command, challenges (current and emerging), and the process to engage with the command. A briefing will be given by the commanding general, LTG Rhett A. Hernandez followed by a question/answer session.


Separate no-cost registration required -

Online registration is now closed.

Walk-ins are encouraged. Room 339 one the 300 level