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FMA Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception - 6/14/18

Join the Fort Meade Alliance Board of Directors for FMA’s Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception on June 14th at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel. Network with leaders from across the region and celebrate another successful FMA year. In addition, we will honor FMA President Steve Tiller, who is retiring after his three-year term at the helm of the Fort Meade Alliance. We also will thank our retiring board members for their service and welcome new board members. Y-Tech is a supporting Patriot Partner Member of FMA.

2018 AFCEA - Montgomery IT Summit - 5/21 – 5/23/18

The event begins on Monday, May 21nd, 2018 with the annual Montgomery AFCEA Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds benefiting the Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Educational Foundation. Since its inception, the Educational Foundation has invested over $3 million dollars in scholarships and other benefits for Montgomery area students, helping to transform Montgomery into one of the fastest growing centers of technical excellence in the Southern United States. On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 the two-day conference portion of Montgomery IT Summit begins. This year’s theme is “Capability @ Speed of Need”. The theme was selected to foster a dialogue around the goals and challenges to achieve the speed of delivery required by the warfighter. The warfighter counts on the reliable and timely delivery of weapons in an environment where positive command & control plus air superiority is foundational. Our delivery of information and decision support capability should be just as assured and timely if we’re to maintain our strategic superiority. Timely delivery requires a portfolio management focus across the enterprise of systems throughout the entire life-cycle, providing incentives for the timely delivery of quality and innovative capabilities at a fair and reasonable price. Timely delivery of these capabilities is impacted by a variety of factors that include everything from requirements development, funding, acquisition; through security, testing, and deployment.

Tidewater Association of Service Contractors (TASC) Networking Event - 5/16/18

Come meet-up with fellow Government Contracting industry mates at the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors (TASC) Networking Event in the Cavalier Hotel on Wednesday, May 16th at 4:00 PM. This event provides a chance for the Government Contracting community to get together regularly to socialize, network and to just have a good time. View more events at

Fort Meade Alliance Mentorship Program - 4/12/18

The Fort Meade Alliance is launching a Mentorship Program for the Rising Stars in our member companies. This program is designed for young professionals to build connections with other FMA members through a series of three meetings with different mentors, giving them the chance to meet with leaders they may never interact with on a regular basis. Please forward this email along to the Rising Stars in your company. We are kicking off this program with a panel made up of two of our mentors, Lisa Decker of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Anne Wagner of Wavestrike. Our mentors will discuss the value of mentorship and how you can connect with leaders in the Fort Meade region through this new program. The event takes place on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:30 pm at Praxis Engineering on 135 National Business Pkwy., Suite 310 in Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. This event is for Fort Meade Alliance Members who are age 35 and younger. There is no charge to attend.

2018 AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days - 4/3 - 4/4/18

Join us for the 2018 AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days on April 3-4, 2018 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD. This popular event had attracted over one thousand attendees and has boasted hundreds of industry participants in the past. This year’s AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days will be bigger than ever with industry and army speakers, and more sponsorship opportunities than ever. The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) – Belvoir Chapter, supports the Fort Belvoir community, by connecting the government with IT industry professionals. Fort Belvoir is home to over 90 diverse tenant and satellite organizations from the Department of Defense, including PEO EIS, INSCOM, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Army Cyber Command, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), DTIC, PEO Soldier, and many others. AFCEA Belvoir serves as a bridge between government requirements and industry capabilities, representing the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of information technology, communications, and intelligence.

2018 INSCOM Industry Day - 3/22/18

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) is sponsoring a full-day CLASSIFIED event dedicated to strengthening partnerships between INSCOM and industry for future mission success at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Allder Auditorium, Springfield, Virginia, March 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the event, leaders from INSCOM and U.S. Army Contracting Command-Warren (ACC-Warren) will discuss INSCOM’s priorities, future contract opportunities, capability gaps, and other information intended to help Industry do business with INSCOM. The event is an opportunity to continue a productive relationship with current industry partners while simultaneously establishing new partners to help the command achieve its stated goals. Industry Day is specifically aimed to enhance dialogue with private sector partners to assist INSCOM’s support to global operations and strengthen the Army’s global intelligence foundation. The event will include a question and answer panel with leaders from INSCOM and ACC-Warren where vendors may ask questions about doing business with INSCOM, INSCOM requirements and gaps, and other related topics. Attendees are encouraged to network with and ask questions of government reps and those from other companies already doing business with INSCOM throughout the day.

FMA Rising Star & Young AFCEANs Happy Hour - 2/28/18

The Fort Meade Alliance and Young AFCEANs are joining together on February 28, 2018, for an exclusive event for young professionals to network and meet new colleagues. We will offer pizza and a variety of beers at Black Flag Brewing Company, if you are under 40, the first two drinks are on us! You must be a member of FMA or AFCEA to attend this event. This event is sponsored by Grotto Pizza!

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division (Newport) Pre-Solicitation Conference - 2/27/18

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, RI will host a Pre-Solicitation Conference on February 27, 2018, to provide interested parties with technical information on an upcoming Code 85 requirement for torpedo analysis and fleet engineering support services. This upcoming requirement will consolidate requirements previously provided under three separate SeaPort-e task orders – McLaughlin Research Corporation is the incumbent for all three (N00178-04-D-4083/N455/N457/N458). The Pre-Solicitation Conference will be held at the NUWCDIVNPT Building 80 Gymnasium, Defense Highway, Newport, RI 02841. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM and the brief will begin at 9:00 AM. Interested attendees must pre-register by e-mail to Ms. Carrie Rochelle at Please provide the individual’s name, company, phone and e-mail address. The Government intends to publish a list of attendees. Registrations will be accepted until 12:00 Noon (EST) on February 26, 2018.

AFCEA Belvoir Small Business Networking Event featuring DTRA Small Business Innovations Program - 2/20/18

Mr. Robert Stewart, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Small Business Innovations Program Director on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The event starts at 3:30 pm Registration, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Speaker, Q&A, Refreshments, and Networking while being located at Ft. Belvoir Officers Club.

SPAWAR - Naval Enterprise Solutions IPT Pre-Acquisition Planning Industry Day - 2/15/18

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic requests the pleasure of your company for NAVAL ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS IPT PRE-ACQUISITION PLANNING INDUSTRY DAY, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) N6 Regional Support – PR 1300677128, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Command Information Office (CIO) Information Technology Support – PR 1300677296 on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Trident Technical College Salon A-C, Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406.

SPAWAR - Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Pre-Acquisition Planning Industry Day - 2/14/18

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic requests the pleasure of your company for Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) PRE-ACQUISITION PLANNING INDUSTRY DAY, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Trident Technical College Salon F/G, Main Campus, 7000 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) Breakfast and Conversation Series - 2/8/18

Join us for another one of our popular breakfast discussions with our political, government and industry leaders discussing important topics such as STEM, education and workforce, industry, policy, the budget and our region. The Conversation takes place on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 7:00 am – 9:30 am in the BWI Hilton. Breakfast will be with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin; George Barnes, Deputy Director, NSA and Roger Krone, CEO, Leidos.

AFCEA Luncheon - Montgomery Chapter - State of PEO BES - 1/31/18

Y-Tech’s Executive Vice President – Mr. R. Gregory Freeland will be attending the “State of the BES” Address by the Honorable Richard T. Aldridge – Program Executive Officer, Business Enterprise Systems, Gunter AFB, Wynlakes Golf and Country Club, Montgomery, AL on January 31, 2018.

The Montgomery Chapter of AFCEA presents this event.

Joint Service Provider (JSP) Cybersecurity Stand Down - Pentagon - 1/26/18

Cyber Security Stand Down Day is an opportunity for all members of the Joint Service Provider to pause and consider how the decisions they make affect the Agency’s Cyber Security Readiness, learn better Security practices and complete required training and documentation. Participation in this Stand Down is required by the agency. #NCSAM The Joint Service Provider (JSP) will be hosting this event with an interest in all technologies along with cyber presentations from industry.Joint Service Provider (JSP) provides the full range of information technology equipment, services, solutions, and customer support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer and WHS to meet mission and business requirements.

Industry Day - USAG Wiesbaden Germany - 1/11/18 & 1/12/18

An Industry Day will be held on 11-12 January 2018. USAREUR Headquarters Support Division is preparing to modernize its video teleconferencing and collaboration spaces and would like help from vendors determining the best solution. Headquarters Support Division requests that vendors review the provided Performance Work Statement and applicable Technical Exhibits.

Army S&T Asymmetric Vision/Decide Faster initiative Industry Day - 12/13/17 & 12/14/17

The Industry Day will be held at Fort Belvoir, VA on 13 and 14 December 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for Army S&T to provide some initial information on the Asymmetric Vision/Decide Faster initiative. The Army seeks to identify current and emerging technologies and/or projections of technology-enabled concepts that could provide significant military advantage to the United States (U.S.) Army during operations in complex, contested/congested environments between now and 2028. The desire and capacity to achieve overmatch objectives are already present and ongoing at various levels across the entire Army S&T enterprise as well as across industry. Optimizing these existing investments through increased participation of technologies in experimentation and demonstration events will enable the necessary capabilities needed to support future conflicts.

INSA Leadership Dinner with SOCOM Commander - 12/13/17

On Dec. 13, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance will host Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, as its honored guest and keynote speaker at the Hilton McLean. Attendees can expect to hear how SOCOM meets a wide variety of global commitments and responsibilities today while innovating to meet future challenges. Following his remarks, Thomas will join moderator Mike Vickers, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence, for a conversation, including questions from the audience. Thomas was named the 11th SOCOM commander in March 2016. Previously, he served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., and as associate director for military affairs at the CIA. The reception starts 5:30 p.m., immediately followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 p.m.

TechCelebration: NVTC's Annual Banquet - 12/11/17

Join NVTC and hundreds of leaders from the region’s technology community on Dec. 11 for TechCelebration: the biggest networking event of the year!

Washington Navy Yard IT and Cyber Day - 12/7/17

The Washington Navy Yard Technology Expo will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9:30am – 1:00pm. The expo will focus on information technology products and services. Industry exhibitors are invited to register for this event and have the opportunity to network with Washington Navy Yard personnel about the latest advancements to products and services in the marketplace. Both the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are located at the Navy Yard and will be invited to attend the exposition. CNIC’s mission is to support the three F’s: Fleet, Fighter, and Family.

Federal Small Business Conference, SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) - 11/15/17 to 11/17/17

Pittsburgh, PA – The Small Business Conference gathers together leaders from the A/E/C, environmental, and facility management industries with federal agencies and the DOD with the goal of highlighting future opportunities for small businesses to work in the federal market and showcase the best practices and most effective strategies to enter and successful work in the federal market achieve growth, be competitive, and increase profitability at all stages of development build networks and create teams to successfully manage contracts and deliver projects/programs that meet the needs of federal clients and provide value to our country

Regional Technology & Cybersecurity Days at Fort Carson - 10/26/17

The Regional Technology & Cybersecurity Day, organized by the Federal Business Council, Inc. will take place on 26th October 2017 at the Elkhorn Catering & Conference Center in Fort Carson, CO. The conference will cover areas like cybersecurity and emerging information technology products.

Denver Federal Center Technology Day - 10/26/17

The Denver Federal Center (DFC) is home to over 6200 federal employees from 28 agencies, making this the largest concentration of Federal agencies outside of Washington, DC. There are 44 federal buildings located on the Denver Federal Center 623-acre campus. Some of the major employers at the Denver Federal Center include the US Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BoR), and the US Geological Survey (USGS). Other tenant agencies include GSA, FEMA, USDA, EPA, NARA and the FHA.

Regional Technology & Cybersecurity Days at Peterson AFB - 10/25/17

The Cybersecurity Seminar and IT Expo is a one-day event held on-site where industry vendors will have the opportunity to display their products and services to personnel attending briefings concerning the latest updates in Cyber Security Awareness. This event will be the only FBC managed expo held at Peterson Air Force Base in 2017, making this an excellent and unique opportunity to meet IT personnel from USNORTHCOM, NORAD, Army Space Command, AFSPACE, USSPACECOM, and the 21st Space Wing all in one day.

AFCEA NOVA Luncheon, Talent Management: Digital Transformation for the Warfighter - 10/20/17

Friday, October 20, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:30pm, Sheraton Tysons Hotel. With over 7,500 Chapter members, the AFCEA NOVA Luncheons are the best networking and business development events in the Metro DC area for defense and intelligence professionals – bar none. Large businesses – don’t be left out while your competitors are building the relationships and hearing the information first. Small businesses – get the exposure you need to succeed in the DoD market, plus the chance to network with partners large and small. Government/Military – hear what your peers are working on while you make vital professional connections. Our speakers are the TOP Government IT and C4I leaders – including Service CIOs, Acquisition Leads, and OSD C-Level Executives –and as their schedules allow they always take questions and network with attendees.We get them first so you hear them firstEasy to get to in Tysons Corner, the luncheons fill to nearly 400 attendees each month. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel has expanded their free parking and has enlarged their networking space – all because of the success of our AFCEA NOVA luncheons. The luncheon season begins in Septebmer 2016 and runs through June 2017.

National Reconnaissance Office Cybersecurity Day - 10/19/17

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month in the Federal Government the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is conducting a series of events to highlight the need for Cybersecurity Awareness in the workforce. Training sessions will be held in the J.D. Hill Auditorium and will be open to all NRO personnel and contractors with access to NRO HQ. The event on 10/19/17 will be the only event featuring an Exposition of current Cybersecurity products and services and thus the only chance for vendors to reach the NRO audience. The Expo will be held on the Atrium in the J.D. Hill Conference Center.

DIA Industry Engagement Day - 10/13/17

Please join the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Contracting Operations Division (CF04), for the initial DIA Industry Engagement Day to be held at Northrup Grumman’s Fair Lakes Conference Facility on Friday, 13 October 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST. The event is open to all businesses interested in working with DIA. The session will include unclassified presentations from the Senior Procurement Executive, the Inspector General, the Office of Small Business Programs, and the Senior Acquisition Manager.

CyberMaryland Conference - 10/11/17 & 10/12/17

The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented jointly by The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. The theme, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” captures the event’s intent to provide unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for development of cyber assets on both the human and technological side. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in Cybersecurity. The CyberMaryland Conference includes thought leaders from Maryland’s Cybersecurity sector and also features nationally recognized speakers and panelists on cyber and technology innovations. Sessions cover the most up-to-date information from thought leaders in all facets of the cyber ecosystem. The CyberMaryland Industry Showcase provides a full array of today’s top cybersecurity companies, prime contractors, small businesses, financial organizations, and educational institutions showcasing their products, services, and/or organizations.

MEGA Maryland - 10/11/17

Hosted by the Maryland Chapters of SMPS, SAME, ACEC, and DBIA, the MEGA Small Minority Business Conference will reinforce the need for large, small, and minority-owned businesses to work together through entrepreneurial enterprises and innovative mindsets to achieve success in the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) government marketplace. This conference will bring together a wide range of Maryland AEC businesses for education, networking, and match-making.