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 Cyber
12/01/2020 - 12/03/2020
Virtual Event, Web

Adversaries have taken to cyberspace to wage continuous campaigns against political, economic and security interests. Protecting cyber assets that connect people to information requires more than a single entity. At TechNet Cyber, multiple partners will network, collaborate and create a formidable united front more powerful than individual efforts can achieve alone.

TechNet Augusta/SIGNAL Media Present: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Convergence and 255S Warrant Officers
12/01/2020 1 PM Eastern
Web

Leading up to AFCEA's TechNet Augusta event, SIGNAL Media is hosting a series of webinars featuring experts from within the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications- Tactical (PEO C3T). Your registration will provide you access to attend each webinar live, or to view the webinars on demand post-broadcast and to interact with the sponsors.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Security Compass: Achieving Continuous ATO through Security
12/08/2020 11:00 AM EST
Web

Continuous ATO (Authority to Operate) is an attempt at trying to build security into the software lifecycle from the beginning rather than trying to add it at the end, accepting ongoing security risk. This requires a software factory which includes security requirements as a first order citizen and balances that with the need for speed and automation. In this webinar, we will discuss how to build a continuous ATO process, including tool categories and architecture concepts, how to balance speed and risk and layout a roadmap for achieving continuous ATO.

CMMC Lunch and Learn: CMMC and Small Business
12/11/2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Web

Katie Arrington, CISO for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, will give an update on concerns and opportunities for small businesses under CMMC.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Dell Technologies: Recovering from a Destructive Cyber Attack
12/17/2020 1:00 PM EST
Web

Threat actors continue to develop more advanced tactics to encrypt your organization s data for ransom, destroying backups along the way to ensure their payday. Join us to discuss the threat landscape, data vaults, content analytics and immutability ; how these capabilities may not deliver what you expect; and how you can design a strategy to protect against the full array of destructive threat actors. You will learn about: The nature and types of cybercrime; The regulatory environment and best practices; Secure data vaults and the operation of the Dell Cyber Recovery Solution.

TechNet Augusta/SIGNAL Media Present: Doing Business with Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications Tactical
01/12/2021 1 PM Eastern
Web

Leading up to AFCEA's TechNet Augusta event, SIGNAL Media is hosting a series of webinars featuring experts from within the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications- Tactical (PEO C3T). Your registration will provide you access to attend each webinar live, or to view the webinars on demand post-broadcast and to interact with the sponsors.

Corporate Member Briefing - January 2021
01/12/2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Web

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, sponsorship, and exhibits.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Trustwave: CMMC Webinar
01/12/2021 11:00 AM EST
Web

The DoD has been working to implement changes designed to increase the protection of controlled unclassified information (CUI) throughout the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) supply chain. Effective November 30, the interim DFARS rule will officially implement the CMMC requirement over the next five years. Hear from Darren Van Booven, Lead Principal Security Consultant at Trustwave and former CISO for the United States House of Representatives, as he addresses these common challenges and preparing your organization for CMMC verification requirements.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by SpiderOak: Protecting Critical Communication and Collaboration in Highly Contested Environments
01/14/2021 1:00 PM EST
Web

Protecting digital communication and collaboration is critical to our military and intelligence services in driving mission success. Our ability to secure the local and remote systems we rely on to share and operationalize intelligence to and from even the most remote location is vital to our national security and protecting our people in the field. This panel discussion will address the looming threats to mission communication and collaboration systems, the consequences of failure, and best practices moving forward to ensure the security of information exchanged over any network.

CMMC Lunch and Learn: Current State of CMMC
01/15/2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Online Event, Web

CMMC preparations take longer than suppliers expect. Although timelines have been adjusted because of COVID-19, recent U.S. Defense Department updates indicate the first pilot contract RFPs that include CMMC requirements are expected in Q1FY21. This AFCEA webinar series focuses on updates of the current status of CMMC implementation from Katie Arrington, CISO for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, and Col. Karlton Johnson, USAF (Ret.), chair, CMMC Accreditation Body board of directors.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Perspecta: IT modernization: Finding the balance between innovation and standardization
01/19/2021 11:00 AM EST
Web

Innovation for advantage, one of the pillars of DOD's digital modernization strategy, is the rationale for deployment of cloud, cyber and other improvements that support warfighters. But how do widely available, standards-based technologies fit within the innovation framework? How do DOD leaders approach a modernization effort so they adhere to the overall strategy and still get basic functions accomplished cost effectively and with the lowest risk? This webinar's panelists will provide answers to these and related questions.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by PacStar: Intelligence at the Tactical Edge: How the convergence of distributed compute and intelligent networking is driving the next generation of battlespace situational
01/20/2021 2:00 PM EST
Web

With all domains contested, defense research programs are looking towards multi-function RF and intelligent networking from distributed platforms to combat this threat. This webinar will explore how improved communications and computing are enabling the next generation of applications for vastly improved situational awareness, enhancing the ability to conduct rapid maneuvers, fires, and emerging capabilities such as telemedicine.

TechNet Augusta
01/25/2021 - 01/28/2021
Augusta, GA

TechNet Augusta, which takes place in January and will include the Cyber Education Research and Training Symposium, takes on the intricacies of the cyber domain through several lenses. With assistance from the entire Fort Gordon cyber community and experts from industry and academia, the conference will explore the procurement and workforce challenges the military, government and industry face during these uncertain times. Special focus will be placed on networking opportunities and developing cyber talent and increasing retention.

WEST Conference and Exhibition
02/16/2021 - 02/18/2021
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) presents government, military, industry and academia senior leaders who gather to discuss emerging systems, platforms and technologies that will impact all areas of operations. WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both nonprofit, nonlobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government personnel.

CMMC Lunch and Learn: CMMC's role in SCRM
02/19/2021 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Web

Katie Arrington, CISO for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, will share some thoughts on CMMC's role as a component of a broader supply chain risk management strategy.

TechNet Indo-Pacific
03/02/2021 - 03/04/2021
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.

Corporate Member Briefing - April 2021
04/07/2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Web

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, sponsorship, and exhibits.

TechNet Cyber
06/08/2021 - 06/10/2021
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.

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

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, sponsorship, 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 entry into the workforce, with potential solutions offered. It 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 why more women are not embarking on, and staying in, a STEM career.


Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Convergence and 255S Warrant Officers
12/01/2020 - 12/01/2020
GA
https://www.afcea.org/site/?q=Events

Leading up to AFCEA s TechNet Augusta event, SIGNAL Media is hosting three/four webinars featuring experts from within the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and a member from the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). Your registration will provide you access to attend each webinar live, or to view the webinars on demand post-broadcast and to interact with the sponsors. Webinar Dates:October 20, 2020 at 1pm EST Army Cyber and Electromagnetic Warfare Operators ISO Multi-Domain OperationsNovember 17, 2020 at 1pm EST Gaining an Information Advantage in Multi-Domain OperationsDecember 1, 2020 at 1pm EST Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Convergence and 255S Warrant OfficersJanuary 12, 2021 at 1 pm EST Doing Business with Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications Tactical

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast
01/12/2021 - 01/12/2021
Web
https://afceanova.swoogo.com/Jan2021SmallBuisnessBreakfast

TBD

Doing Business with Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications Tactical
01/12/2021 - 01/12/2021
Web
https://www.afcea.org/site/?q=Events

Leading up to AFCEA s TechNet Augusta event, SIGNAL Media is hosting three/four webinars featuring experts from within the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and a member from the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). Your registration will provide you access to attend each webinar live, or to view the webinars on demand post-broadcast and to interact with the sponsors. Webinar Dates:October 20, 2020 at 1pm EST Army Cyber and Electromagnetic Warfare Operators ISO Multi-Domain OperationsNovember 17, 2020 at 1pm EST Gaining an Information Advantage in Multi-Domain OperationsDecember 1, 2020 at 1pm EST Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Convergence and 255S Warrant OfficersJanuary 12, 2021 at 1 pm EST Doing Business with Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications Tactical

Small Business Breakfast
02/02/2021 - 02/02/2021
Web
https://afceanova.swoogo.com/Feb2021SmallBuisnessBreakfast

TBD

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Professional Development Day
03/02/2021 - 03/02/2021
Web
http://afceanova.org

TBD

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast
04/07/2021 - 04/07/2021
Web
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=53518

TBD

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