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.

TechNet Augusta: Solution Series Episode Two: "Resilient Communications in a Contested MDO Environment"
04/20/2021 - 04/21/2021

AFCEA will be holding TechNet Augusta as a series of virtual events from January until May, leading up to our regularly scheduled in-person event in August, 2021. Content and networking will focus on key Army actions necessary to successfully Converge Information Capabilities in Support of Multi-Domain Operations.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by PacStar: Raising the Bar on Device Management for Classified Mobility
04/21/2021 2:00 PM ET

Defense organizations responsible for communications have a critical need to improve mobility. From deployed military to remote access for key personnel, the current state of the art for deployed communications systems requires hours of setup, and has security concerns that require high level approvals. Attend this webinar for an in-depth exploration of challenges in mobile device provisioning and management, and how some large-scale organizations overcome challenges with industry-leading secure software with automated provisioning and management.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Vertiv: Secure Desktop Optimization
04/22/2021 1:00 PM ET

With the proliferation of data and where desk space is a premium, situational awareness is a major challenge for today s government and defense agencies. Given the driving need to view different data streams and access data at operational speeds, tools are needed to traverse separate classified levels at the same time. Join Vertiv and Dell to discuss the introduction of the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Device (PSD) version 4.0 to efficiently manage multiple active computers across various classification levels.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Attack IQ: Uniting Threat and Risk Management with NIST 800-53 & MITRE ATT&CK
04/27/2021 11:00 AM ET

How can you ensure that your cybersecurity capabilities defend your organization as best they can? Intruders break past, security controls falter and defenses fail against even basic cyberattack techniques. What should be done? Instead of trying to close every vulnerability, meet every standard or buy the "best" technology, security teams can change the game by focusing defenses on known threats. During this webinar, you'll learn the evolution of the MITRE ATT&CK framework, the revolutionary compilation of known adversarial techniques, tactics, and common knowledge.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by PESA: IP 101: Network Foundations for Secure Next-Gen Architectures
04/29/2021 1:00 PM ET

The Internet Protocol (IP) has been widely adopted, yet the components of its basic underlying parts and functions are often still mysterious, especially for audio and video transport. Learn the basics of network infrastructures and become familiar with key terms as you build your foundation of knowledge. Discover the under-the-hood requirements for building scalable, flexible, and secure AV networks. Learn about OSI, IGMP, Subnets, Unicast, Multicast, LAN, WAN and more. Understand IP Security Requirements and envision new workflow possibilities.

Small Business Webinar series
04/29/2021 2:00 pm ET
Online, Web

Successfully subcontracting on Federal contracts is no easy feat. Issues can arise from both the Prime and Sub perspectives. In this webinar, our panel of industry experts will answer your Subcontracting questions and discuss how to mitigate common pitfalls and challenges.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Palo Alto Networks: Simplifying Security in Multi-Cloud Environments
05/05/2021 1:00 PM ET

Ongoing IT modernization pressures and the unexpected shift to remote work leave all agencies needing to accelerate cloud adoption. Harnessing the power of the cloud for operational efficiency and effectiveness requires solutions which provide operators with security and visibility into hybrid multi cloud environments without stove piping workloads or sacrificing security.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by REDCOM: Enhancing Unity of Effort for C2 at the Tactical Edge
05/06/2021 1:00 PM ET

Future operating concepts across all branches of the U.S. military outline the need to modernize the network; make technology easier to use; become more efficient and mobile; improve the integration with Joint and Coalition forces; and reduce training and lifecycle costs. In line with these directives, REDCOM developed Sigma, a warfighter C2 platform deployed and proven in multiple programs within the U.S. Army PEO C3T. Join us for a discussion on how the new Sigma XRI delivers enhanced Joint/Coalition interoperability, mobility, and ease-of-use to the tactical environment.

SIGNAL WEBINAR/AFCEA Europe Presents: The War on Big Data Is On - How To Win It in the Operational Environment
05/11/2021 9:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM CET

Due to data volume, variety and velocity created in operational environments, defense organizations are awash in big data. It has become nearly impossible for operators to quickly consume the latest available data and extract valuable insight. During the webinar, experts discuss: Analyzing, visualizing and integrating real-time UAV, sensor and other mission-critical data sets; Integrating Luciad technologies into C2 and C4ISR systems to support tactical capabilities; Using modular approaches for satellite imagery intelligence workflows and more!

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by SpiderOak Mission System: Mitigating Insider Threat & Risk with Zero-Trust Based Systems
05/11/2021 1 PM Eastern

Insider Threat incidents make-up roughly 30% of all cybersecurity activity in the federal government, and will likely rise with the surge in COVID-19 related telework and Pentagon directives. The Insider Threat is a User Problem that occurs when persons with authorized access to mission assets intentionally or unintentionally act in a way that negatively impacts the organization, while Insider Risk is a Data Problem that occurs when information disclosure damages the well-being of an organization, its mission or partners. Moving forward Federal CISO s need solutions to both.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Infor: Military Installations: Is Now the time for Digital Transformation?
05/12/2021 1:00 PM ET

While digital technologies are slowly being put to use on military installations, there are significant security, operational, environmental and economic benefits yet to be realized. Effectively managing the safety and maintenance of their facilities, grounds and linear assets, while reducing energy consumption and environmental impact is a big job. Join us to learn how Military Installation leaders are addressing returning to normal post-COVID; growing regulatory pressures; aging buildings; and the road to digital while cyber-attacks on the rise.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Thycotic: Going Beyond Password Managers
05/12/2021 11 AM ET

With up to 80% of cyber security breaches due to compromised credentials, more organizations than ever are prioritizing privileged account security. Global analyst firm Gartner has designated Privileged Access Management (PAM) as the #1 project for organizations for two years in a row. While password managers allow a user to save and use passwords for multiple accounts, Privileged Access Management solutions offer the visibility and control organizations need to protect sensitive data, meet regulatory requirements and manage at scale.

AFCEA Innovation Connection (II)
05/14/2021 3pm ET
Online, Web

The Innovation Subcommittee of AFCEA's Small Business Committee is launching a program to focus on new, disruptive and emerging technologies. Called the Innovation Connection, the program offers the small business community--from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs--the opportunity to gain visibility and showcase innovative technology to a small group from the U.S. government, venture capitalist community and industry. Innovations in all emerging areas, including cyber, IT, AI/ML, blockchain, quantum science and autonomy, are invited to participate.

TechNet Augusta: Solution Series Episode Three: "Developing the Workforce in Support of Multi-Domain Operations"
05/18/2021 - 05/19/2021

AFCEA will be holding TechNet Augusta as a series of virtual events from January until May, leading up to our regularly scheduled in-person event in August, 2021. Content and networking will focus on key Army actions necessary to successfully Converge Information Capabilities in Support of Multi-Domain Operations.

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium (Virtual)
05/25/2021 - 05/27/2021

Join the discussion on the ways in which expanded partnerships at all levels are making a difference now against the hardest intelligence problems. Panelists will examine strategies to innovate with the private sector, exposing areas in which processes and rule sets may unintentionally inhibit industry's ability to provide more creative solutions. Full agenda coming soon!

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by OmniSci: Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Innovation: From Satellite to Cloud to Desktop Analytics
06/03/2021 1:00 PM ET

Join OmniSci, and space-based information providers Spire and Ursa Space, for a session highlighting innovation on making massive scale data actionable at speeds to deliver MDA and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capabilities. Learn how space, civil, defense, and intelligence agencies can analyze billions of historical vessel tracking data, satellite imagery, and other analytic assets to drive global maritime domain awareness including use cases like anomaly detection using OmniSci's Graphic Processing Unit (GPU)-based technology.

AFCEA Innovation Connection (III)
06/11/2021 3pm ET
Online, Web

The Innovation Subcommittee of AFCEA's Small Business Committee is launching a program to focus on new, disruptive and emerging technologies. Called the Innovation Connection, the program offers the small business community--from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs--the opportunity to gain visibility and showcase innovative technology to a small group from the U.S. government, venture capitalist community and industry. Innovations in all emerging areas, including cyber, IT, AI/ML, blockchain, quantum science and autonomy, are invited to participate.

AFCEA/GMU Critical Issues in C4I Symposium 2021
06/15/2021 - 06/16/2021
Virtual, 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: Government-Grade Secure Voice Communications & Conferencing
06/16/2021 2:00 PM ET

When the integrity of trade secrets or national security is on the line, mass-market communications solutions won t cut it. This webinar will present two solutions that are already proven in multiple government agencies and enterprise settings. We ll discuss the REDCOM Secure Voice Gateway, an ACC-Compliant Type 1 Conferencing solution that enables seamless communication between secure and non-secure networks. Then we ll demonstrate the capabilities of REDCOM s robust Conference Manager, a powerful software application that provides complete secure conference control and monitoring.

06/29/2021 - 06/30/2021
Virtual Event, Web

The premier naval conference and exposition world-wide, WEST is now in its 31st year of bringing military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the only event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions.

Corporate Member Briefing - July 2021
07/14/2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Whether you're new to AFCEA or a longtime member, attend from your desktop to learn how to increase your footprint in the federal space; use AFCEA's brand to enhance your visibility; leverage AFCEA's network of global security and defense professionals across DOD and civilian agencies; participate via your local chapter or on national-level committees; and receive discounts on advertising, event registration, sponsorships and exhibits.

TechNet Augusta
08/16/2021 - 08/19/2021
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.

AFCEA Women in the Workforce: A Journey in STEM
09/01/2021 1:00-6:30 pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, Vienna, VA

Discussions will revolve around challenges experienced starting in grade school through the college years and into entry in the workforce, and potential solutions will be discussed. This interactive event culminates with a panel of senior career women sharing their personal journeys. Content will be invaluable for women in their early- to mid-career and for both women and men interested in discovering why more women are not embarking on and staying in a STEM career.

Intelligence & National Security Summit
09/13/2021 - 09/14/2021 0800-1700
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Now in its eighth 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.

TechNet International 2021
09/14/2021 - 09/15/2021
The Square, Brussels, Belgium

We are bringing TechNet International, our largest industry exhibition, back to Brussels in 2021! After a year of event cancellations and virtual events because of the chaos of COVID-19, we are looking forward to bringing military, government, academia and the industry that serves them back together once again at the heart of Europe--Brussels. This exhibition also will feature some conference sessions and industry demos.

TechNet Cyber
10/27/2021 - 10/28/2021
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

The cyberspace battlefield has changed. No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, it is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets still occur, but they are accompanied by a torrent of 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.

Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

Top DoD Opportunities for Small Businesses to Pursue in 2021
04/27/2021 - 04/27/2021

On April 27, join the AFCEA NOVA Small Business Committee for a special, interactive webinar focused on pipeline development and upcoming opportunities designed to help you fill out your pipeline. Two panelists from Red Team Consulting, Mr. Jeff Shen and Mr. Tris Carpenter, will discuss highly relevant DoD opportunities that should be on your radar. The presenters will take a deep dive into 15-20 opportunities from the Army, Air Force, and Navy relevant to the AFCEA NOVA audience. These opportunities will encompass IT modernization, cyber, program management, and professional services. For each opportunity, presenters will offer a high-level analysis, an unbiased perspective, and industry updates that can be used to inform your pursuit efforts and jumpstart your pipeline. Further, Red Team Consulting will share capture strategies that will help companies better understand their overall position to pursue the contract.

AFCEA NOVA Micro Mentoring
04/28/2021 - 04/28/2021

The AFCEA NOVA Jump Start micro mentoring program is for students and young professionals who are considering or entering a career into business development and capture. Our program capitalizes on the vibrant AFCEA community. The experience will include monthly webinars, readings, structured connections with presenters, and periodic round table sessions with program participants. This innovative approach provides an information rich experience customized towards students. Students will be prepared for a great career! As a registered participant you will have access to LATTUS where you can facilitate one on one conversations with panelists!

AFCEA CMD SB Virtual Lunch and Learn- Panel Discussion: Best practices to creating value in your company and enhancing your exit result
04/29/2021 - 04/29/2021 (Please register for link), Web

It is never too soon to plan for your company s exit.  Having a strategic plan for creating value can influence your tactical decisions and lead to better value creation.

Bill Dunahoo, President, Nexxis Solutions, Inc.


  • Roy E White, President, Independent Software, Inc.
  • Chad Price, Vice President of Business Development, Cyber/Intel Sector, Fortego, a BlueHalo Company
  • Bill Graf, Director, M&T Investment Banking Group

This will be a virtual lunch and learn, so feel free to make your favorite food and enjoy it from the comfort of your desk. There will be no cost to register for this event. We will be using Zoom for Government. Please mute your microphone and raise your hand during the Q&A.

2021 Tidewater Integrated Cyber Symposium (TWICS) - POSTPONED
05/03/2021 - 05/06/2021
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Web

AFCEA Tidewater Chapter is hosting the Tidewater Integrated Cyber Symposium (TWICS) to be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (HRCC) in beautiful Hampton, Virginia, 3 May - 6 May 2021.You will be provided access and insight to the senior leader's perspective on currentdevelopments in cyberspace and transforming to multi-domain warfare operationsstrategically with future military cyber and ISR operations battle space challenges.AFCEA Tidewater Chapter TWICS is envisioned as an annual event with a nationaldraw supporting the Government/military, industry, academic communities.Expecting 2,500+ attendees at TWICS 2020.​TWICS 2020 will consist of three full days of expert panels and esteemed keynotespeakers; acquisition updates; and classified discussions.AFCEA is a non-profit organization which directly supports the idea exchangebetween the Government/military, industry, and academic communities throughethical dialogue, professional development, and educational opportunities.The AFCEA Tidewater Chapter has made local and national impacts by providingnumerous scholarships and financial awards to students, school groups, andteachers in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)education .

NAIPE 2021
05/03/2021 - 05/04/2021
Virtual, Microsoft Teams (link provided upon registration approval), MD

The NSA Office of Small Business Programs will host the NSA Acquisition/Industry Partnership Exchange (NAIPE) as a Virtual Event on May 3 and 4, 2021.

Small Business Virtual Breakfast
05/04/2021 - 05/04/2021


AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels
05/11/2021 - 05/11/2021 (Please register for link), Web

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding July and August). When held in person, 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 Young AFCEANs, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Specific event details coming soon...

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