Small Business Events

Upcoming AFCEA Events With a Small Business Focus

AFCEA International hosts a variety of events with content designed specifically for our Small Business members. Matchmaking with government primes, networking receptions and symposia are just a few examples of our events that take place as stand-alone virtual events, or at AFCEA Headquarters, or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.

AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium
06/08/2022 0900-1630
Virtual Only, Web

For well over a decade, the AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium has connected academia, industry and government annually to address important issues in technology and systems research and development. The audience is typically more than 70% government/military featuring decision makers at all levels looking to advance their understanding of the key C4I challenges being faced now and in the future.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by REDCOM: C2 Communications for Next Generation Superiority: Integrated, Interoperable and Intuitive
06/09/2022 1:00 PM ET

REDCOM Sigma takes formerly disparate hardware and software components and combines them into a lightweight, unified software instance. This provides tactical users with just one platform to buy, configure, deploy and train on, greatly reducing complexity while boosting operational flexibility. Sigma is already proven with multiple programs in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and paves the way toward future concepts such as JADC2 and CMOSS.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by ATDI: Leveraging Communication Networks to Adapt to Advanced Military Threats
06/15/2022 11:00 AM

Learn how 4G/5G and non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) can support innovative new military applications using spaceborne or airborne assets and provide connectivity in areas previously with no coverage or during a crisis. You'll get an overview of the challenges facing LEO satellites and how coverage can be achieved to support data-driven applications.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Curtiss-Wright: Securing Communications at the Tactical Edge Using Hardware Security Modules
06/21/2022 2:00 PM ET

Learn the factors in selecting and using Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for secure generation and storage of private key data and how this plays a critical role in data security and integrity.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by CyberArk: How to Leverage Defense-in-Depth to Minimize Risk (CEU Approved)
06/22/2022 1:00 PM ET

Learn about use cases that illustrate identity security and defense-in-depth strategies, including monitoring and auditing high-risk web sessions, securing access to all types of resources with adaptive MFA, protecting endpoints and enforcing the principle of least privilege and more.

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium
07/20/2022 - 07/21/2022 0800-1700
NGA, Springfield , VA

This classified (TS/SI/TK/NOFORN) two-day flagship intelligence event is a forum for Intelligence Community professionals and an ideal venue for learning and networking.The symposium will focus on the ideas, investments, and priorities needed to maintain equilibrium within the IC while addressing the multiple threats and threat axes captured in the 2022 Intelligence Community Threat Assessment.

TechNet Augusta
08/15/2022 - 08/18/2022
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

TechNet Augusta provides a forum for key military professionals from the U.S. Defense Department, armed services and U.S. Coast Guard to discuss issues and share ideas.

Federal Identity Forum
09/06/2022 - 09/09/2022
Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

The Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government's annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government's toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.

Intelligence & National Security Summit
09/15/2022 - 09/16/2022 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Now in its ninth year, the Summit, powered by AFCEA International and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), brings senior Intelligence Community leaders together to advance collaborative solutions to critical intelligence and national security challenges.

AFCEA Europe Workshop (NEW DATE!)
Brussels, Belgium

Disruption in the supply chain caused by sophisticated cyber attacks has increased. This workshop will explore how we are equipped to eliminate this risk in a highly-collaborative environment at reasonable costs and how we understand the threat landscape. In order to strengthen the resilience at the core of our defence products and services, the goal of this one-day conference is to have an exchange between technologists and policy makers on threat vectors, requirements, mature practices and best practicability in supply chain security.

TechNet Europe 2022 (New Date!)
10/17/2022 - 10/18/2022
Prague, Czech Republic

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise and the European Union plans to issue a comprehensive AI policy next year. C4ISR, Cyber defence, and Operations triggers a wide range of AI applications. Since AI builds on a number of other technological steps (digitalisation, data, cloud, secure connections), this event will consider all these factors comprehensively. Additionally, the two day event will be held under the patronage of the host nation's Minister of Defence (requested). Taking place during the Czech Presidency of the EU, this event will feature high-level speakers from all over the EU and NATO as well as from the host nation.

TechNet Indo-Pacific
11/01/2022 - 11/03/2022
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

TechNet Indo-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 Indo- Pacific region and their relevance to both industry and government. Industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the services' requirements and needs.

WEST Conference and Exhibition
02/14/2023 - 02/16/2023
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Learn and network while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art networking capabilities that support the Sea Services' operations.The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST) is the premier Sea Services event on the West Coast. Senior leaders from government, military, industry and academia will convene to discuss emerging platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future operations. WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. Registration is free for military and government personnel.

TechNet Cyber
05/02/2023 - 05/04/2023
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, the cyber domain is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets are accompanied by continuous assaults on political, economic and security interests. TechNet Cyber is a forum for military, industry and academia to discuss and plan how to achieve persistent engagement, presence and innovation. It is the opportunity to devise a new strategy to build resilience and defend networks.

TechNet Augusta
08/14/2023 - 08/17/2023
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

TechNet Augusta provides a forum for key military professionals from the U.S. Defense Department, armed services and U.S. Coast Guard to discuss issues and share ideas.

Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

AFCEA Hampton Roads Maritime IT Summit
05/23/2022 - 05/25/2022
Hilton The Main, Norfolk, VA

NEW DATES May 23-25 2022!ONSITE Norfolk Hilton & VIRTUAL via DON IT TEAMS.The AFCEA Website - DONCIO website will provide the Status and details for registration as we aim for the opportunity to move forward with our Annual Event Live May 23-25 2022. Thank you! Be Safe and Be Well!The AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter, in concert with NAVY DON IT EAST, It's imperative that we continue to collaborate on operational concepts and technology availability to Modernize Innovate Defend the Mission! The networking between government-industry-academia serves to speed capability to the warfighter that keeps America safe. We will stay engaged during this critical time and will communicate as the situation evolves.Be SMART! Stay SAFE! God BLESS ! If you have any questions please contact our Chapter Committee at AFCEA Hampton Roads in conjunction with the DON IT Conference East. This annual summit held at Hilton Norfolk The Main hotel near the Norfolk waterfront. Key events that are planned include the Emerging Leaders AFCEAN social and small business social. Chapter sponsored luncheons.

May Chapter Luncheon
05/26/2022 - 05/26/2022
Beardmore Event Center, Bellevue, NE

Marc Jones, SVP at CAST Software and CISQ ( volunteer Director of Public Sector Outreach will provide an executive overview of new automatable standards for evaluating security and resilience of software. These ISO standards are supported by NIST, DoD, GSA & DHS with input and support from industry. Marc will provide examples of State, Federal and industry use cases as to how the standards can be applied in your environment. Marc will also touch on CISQ s work in regards to Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for supply chain.

Maximizing Contracting Opportunities at the Department of Veterans Affairs
05/26/2022 - 05/26/2022
Online Webinar, Web

Join the AFCEA Greater Monmouth Chapter to hear more about Veterans Affairs from the Small Business Liaison at the Technology Acquisition Center (TAC).The Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey, is a multi-disciplined organization of acquisition professionals and support staff who provide streamlined business and contracting solutions for a variety of major Information Technology (IT) programs. With staff located in Eatontown, NJ and Austin, TX, the TAC leverages its Contracting, Engineering, Customer Service, and Operations Divisions to provide its customers with innovative acquisition guidance in support of their complex IT procurement needs.The VA Network Small Business Liaisons are small business advisors located at each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to assist small businesses in marketing their products and services with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Other staffing offices Office of Procurement and Logistics (OPAL) that includes; National Acquisition Center (NAC), Technical Acquisition Center (TAC) and Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC) work closely with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to provide maximum practicable opportunities to Service-Disabled Veteran Small Business/Veteran Own Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) socioeconomic and other small businesses in VA Contracting.

Small Business Breakfast
06/02/2022 - 06/02/2022

Virtual Networking 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.; Webinar/Speaker 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels with Deloitte
06/14/2022 - 06/14/2022
Praxis, 135 National Business Parkway, Annapolis Junction, MD

TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding July and August). Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. Typical audience size is 40+. Speakers and attendees range from highly niche technical on-site engineers, consultants, company owners, and business development. TOB is run by Central Maryland's Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

OKC Chapter AFCEA Luncheon
06/14/2022 - 06/14/2022
Midwest City, OK

A talk on the tools and techniques being used by some APTs infecting businesses with Ransomware.

Honoring The Unsung Heroes of Cyber Security
06/14/2022 - 06/14/2022
The Ritz Charles - 12156 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032, Carmel, IN

Please join us as we honor you, our unsung heroes in the trenches of cyber security, includingMSPs, MSSPs, government entities, businesses,DoD contractors and war-fighters.

Small Business Symposium
06/16/2022 - 06/16/2022
Roam Innovative Workspace Perimeter Center , Atlanta, GA

This Small Business Symposium will focus on helping Small Businesses in Teaming, Costing for Proposals, Assessing Overhead, Funding Sources, Growth Strategy and resources for success.

Pensacola Chapter Luncheon - BRING A GUEST
06/16/2022 - 06/16/2022
Pensacola Yacht Club, Pensacola, FL

Business Casual, Buffet Lunch to introduce potential new Members to the Benefits of AFCEA.

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