General Information

 

Earn Reserve Credits
Members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserves have been authorized to earn one point retirement credit for attendance. Reserve and National Guard (Army and Air Force) personnel may participate on a non-pay credit basis, with approval of unit commander. Bring unit forms with you to the conference for validation.

 

Dress

Civilian: Business

Uniform Guidance: Summer*

Navy: Khaki

Marine Corps: Summer Service Charlie

Army: Class B Short Sleeves

Air Force: Blues Short Sleeves

Coast Guard: Tropical Blue

International Officers: Service Equivalent

*We encourage Military Students to attend in uniform as outlined above, however, business casual is also acceptable to promote attendance between classes.


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute support the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6238.

 

About AFCEA International

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.

Telephone: (800) 336-4583, ext. 6158 or (703) 631-6158

 

OPSEC NOTE

 

Events like Acquisition Modernization present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. Government employees, academia, defense industry, and other personnel in order to collect our Critical Information.

 

Be a hard target!  Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.

 

Here are some things to think about:

  • Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified Critical Information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
  • Don't make it easy for eavesdroppers to be part of your conversations.
  • Be suspicious of strangers - even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
  • Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing Critical Information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events.
  • Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule.  Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks, etc.
  • If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned) use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity understand that you may expose personal and work-related Critical Information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.

                                   

BE SMART!    BE SAFE!   PRACTICE GOOD OPSEC!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Is the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?
The 1st annual Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium will be hosted by AFCEA in Washington, DC and will highlight “Better Buying Power” as it is applied to government, industry, and academia.  Features of this event will include leaders from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)), Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) (Research, Development & Acquisition (RDA)), along with Industry leaders to provide updates and exchanges among scholars and practitioners of public sector acquisition. Participants and attendees will represent a broad range of acquisition expertise from academe, government, and industry that are shaping acquisition modernization. Speakers will include acquisition leaders from across the spectrum of leadership.  The format will include plenary speakers, panels, and breakout sessions to meet the needs of all attendees.  Attendees will leave with not only a greater understanding of “Better Buying Power”, but also some of the changes and challenges within the acquisition facing government and industry.  This conference will be one of a kind and limited to the first 700 attendees.

 

Who attends the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?

 

How much does it cost to attend Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?

Please go to the registration fees page.

 

How do I register for Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?
You can register for the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium through the online registration form.

 

I registered but did not receive my badge in the mail.
All badges must be picked up on-site.

All registrants will receive a confirmation notice. If you did not receive a confirmation, please contact Scott Amos at (703) 631-6128 or e-mail.

 

How can I exhibit at Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?
For exhibit information, click here or contact:

Connie Shaw or Paul doCarmo

 

Can I register on-site vs. on-line?

Yes, you can register on-site vs. on-line!

 

Are the registration fees different on-line vs. on-site?

No, the registration fees on-line are the same as on-site. We encourage you to register early as to lock in your spot before the event gets sold out!

 

Where is the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?
The event will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. For more information click here.

 

What is the dress code?
The Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium dress code is as followed:

Civilian: Business

Uniform Guidance: Summer*

Navy: Khaki

Marine Corps: Summer Service Charlie

Army: Class B Short Sleeves

Air Force: Blues Short Sleeves

Coast Guard: Tropical Blue

International Officers: Service Equivalent

*We encourage Military Students to attend in uniform as outlined above, however, business casual is also acceptable to promote attendance between classes.

 

Can I earn reserve credits for attending the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium?
Members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserves have been authorized to earn one point retirement credit for attendance. Reserve and National Guard (Army and Air Force) personnel may participate on a non-pay credit basis, with approval of unit commander. Bring unit forms with you to the conference for validation.

 

I need assistance at the conference.
AFCEA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should email Terry Rogers

 

Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the Defense Acquisition Modernization Ssymposium proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration, in order to photograph and/or videotape at the show. No other photography, audio recording, or videography is permitted. 
 
Exhibit personnel may photograph and/or videotape only their personnel and equipment within the confines of their booth.
 
Failure to comply with this policy shall result in confiscation of devices or material and administrative action under applicable government guidelines.
 
Attendees understand that AFCEA and their authorized representatives (Show Management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the Defense Acquisition Modernization Symposium and exhibit hall. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by Show Management in publications or other media material produced for the purposes of symposium promotion including, but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.  Attendees' and exhibitors' registration grants Show Management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.