Registration Fees

Special Notice Regarding Government and Military Attendee Fees

Member Registration Discounts

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions

Symposium Start Times

Security Clearance Certification

Clearance Deadline

Prohibited Items



Special Needs

Registration Questions

Registration Fees

Attendees must be cleared for Top Secret SI/TK

(Registration includes sessions, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and reception)

Active Duty Military/Federal Government  $75
Industry* (AFCEA Member)     $445
Industry* (Non-Member)     $495

*Includes FFRDC and Government Contractor

Special Notice Regarding Government and Military Attendee Fees

AFCEA Intelligence is offering a discounted registration rate for active federal government and military personnel.  This special rate does not apply to contractors who work for or with the government or military.

Member Registration Discounts

On the registration form there is a discounted rate for AFCEA members.  To receive the member rate for conference registration you must be an active AFCEA individual member or designated associate member of an AFCEA corporate member company.  If you sign up for the member rate and do not meet the criteria, you will be charged the correct rate.

To join AFCEA or verify current membership status:
Call (800) 336-4583, ext. 6158 or (703) 631-6158


Click here to join online

Symposium Start Times

The Symposium will begin each day at 8:00 a.m.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions

Refund requests must be emailed to Chris Gogoel and received no later than April 24, 2014.  Cancellation requests received by that date will be refunded in full.  No substitutions are permitted after May 1, 2014.

If you register and later determine that you are unable to attend because you do not have the proper security clearance, you must submit a cancellation request in writing to AFCEA Intelligence, 4400 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA, 22033, prior to April 24, 2014 to be eligible for a refund. Your request must be accompanied by a written statement from your security officer confirming that you do not have a Top Secret clearance with SI/TK access.

Registration Questions?

Chris Gogoel

(703) 631-6210 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6210

Security Clearance Certification

All attendees must be cleared for Top Secret, and currently indoctrinated for SI and TK access at the time you register.**

Attendees WITH IC blue or green badges do not need to pass clearances.

Attendees WITHOUT IC blue or green badges must arrange for their Special Security Officer (SSO) or Contractor Special Security Officer (CSSO) to send an SSO- or CSSO- originated clearance certification message to HQ DIA.

The clearance message must be on official letterhead and include the following:

Attendee’s full name
Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Social Security Number
Rank or Grade
Security Clearance Level and Accesses
Date of Visit: May 29-30, 2014
Purpose of Visit: AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium
SSO DIA POC: Tenise Roberts 

AFCEA POC: Chris Gogoel

Security Officers should pass clearances via:

Unclassified Fax: (202) 231-8892

SSO Message: SSO DIA//XP124CS//

Clearance Deadline: May 16, 2014

Timely passage of your clearance/accesses is important. If your clearance is not passed as required, you will not be able to attend the symposium. Deadline for submitting clearances is May 16, 2014.

All symposium attendees will be required to show a valid state or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a drivers license, state identification card, passport). Non-US citizens will be required to show a valid passport.

The Following Items are Prohibited Inside DIA Headquarters:

Cell Phones

Two-Way Pagers

USB Flash Thumb Drives

Camera/Walkie-Talkie Phones

Personal Laptops & iPads

Wireless/Photographic Capable PDAs

Cassette Players (Recordable)

Computer Media

Picture Frame Key Fobs (Recordable)

Phone/Room Recorders
MP3 Players/iPods

Satellite Radio



From points north of DC:

Take the Capital Beltway (495) to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (295) South. Follow 295 to Exit 1, US Naval Research Lab. As you exit, stay in the right lane and turn right on Overlook Avenue. Proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Overlook Avenue leads directly into the South Gate of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. (This is the only base entrance that will be ready to facilitate your entry.)

From points south of DC:

Take the Capital Beltway (495) to the Baltimore Washington Parkway (295) North. Stay in right “local” lanes in order to exit onto 295 N. Follow 295 to Exit 1, US Naval Research Lab. As you exit, stay in the right lane and turn right on Overlook Avenue. Proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Overlook Avenue leads directly into the South Gate of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.  (This is the only base entrance that will be ready to facilitate your entry.) 

Once on the Base:

Once you are through security at the South Gate, proceed to the DIA Headquarters on Chappie James Boulevard for approximately one and a half miles.  DIA Headquarters will be on your right at the corner of Chappie James Boulevard and MacDill Boulevard.  To enter the DIA HQ, see "DIA HQ Entry" below.

Please be advised that due to this Symposium the South Gate will be very busy and may have delays.  Plan to arrive early and, when possible, carpool with others.

For a Google map of the South Gate, please click here.

Because of security procedures and limited parking, we recommend arriving as early as possible (registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:00 a.m.).  The symposium sessions start at 8:00 a.m.


Please be sure to bring current vehicle registration and current insurance card along with a picture ID card to facilitate entry onto Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.  You likely won’t be asked to produce them, but not having them with you, or if these are expired, could mean you would not be allowed on the base.



On Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, you may park in any open, unrestricted spot, but you likely will find available parking limited.

Two specific parking garages have been designated for symposium attendees.  These garages (two-story cement structures labeled 357 and 358) are located off Thomas Road (once through the South Gate proceed two miles on Chappie James and make a right onto Thomas Road.  The parking garages will be on your left.)  Shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes from the parking garages to DIA Headquarters.

Please note that attendee parking in the Commissary lot is prohibited.


Click here for the Parking Map.


All Symposium attendees must enter DIA Headquarters through the main entrance located at the corner of Chappie James Boulevard and MacDill Boulevard. 

For a schematic showing the DIA Headquarters entrance, click here.


Should you need accommodations, listed below are hotels located relatively close to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling that you may wish to contact.  Please be aware that AFCEA has made no special arrangements with any hotel.

156 Watefront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Hampton Inns & Suites
250 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745


171 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Special Needs

AFCEA International supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call 703-631-6210.


Contact Chris Gogoel or 703-631-6210


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