There are tons of valuable government contracting events in the DC metro area, from networking happy hours to training seminars to opportunity overviews. We’ve narrowed down the top 5 events that you should attend in the upcoming weeks.

While you’re here, check out Red Team’s event calendar for upcoming government contracting events that we are hosting.

Event #1: AFFIRM December Monthly Speaker Series: Federal Technology 2019  & Beyond: Building for Innovation

Date: December 4, 2018
Cost: $70 – $110
Location: Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, DC
The PSC released its five-year trend forecast for the Federal IT Market that sees IT budget increases at defense agencies and points to TBM IT taxonomy and the FITARA scorecard as major IT management influencers. Join AFFIRM for highlights of PSC’s 54th Annual Market Forecast followed by perspectives from a panel of senior government decision makers.

This briefing will discuss the findings of the 55th annual 2019 PSC Vision Federal Market Forecast of defense and civilian projected IT spending with a panel of agency thought-leaders looking ahead to 2019 and their purchasing priorities.

Event #2: Proposal Development 101 Training, Presented by Red Team Consulting

Date: December 5, 2018
Cost: $265 – $295
Location: Plaza America in Reston, VA
Our one-day Proposal Development Training will offer an in-depth look at Red Team’s Proposal Development Methodology that was designed specifically for the federal government’s Request For Proposal (RFP) process. The training will incorporate both lecture and exercise-oriented training to highlight the critical aspects of the proposal process and offers techniques to avoid the common re-work and re-writes that accompanies proposals. You will learn how to:

  • Navigate a federal RFP
  • Build efficient proposal tools to aid your process and keep you on schedule
  • Define the difference between strengths and differentiators
  • Write to the RFP instructions, evaluation factors, and SOWs/PWSs
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of color reviews

At the end of this training, you will have a deeper understanding of the proposal development process and will be armored with a set of customizable tools that you can use on your next federal proposal.

Event #3: FedHealthIT 100 Awards: A Peek at The Year Ahead & Networking Reception

Date: December 5, 2018
Cost: $185 – $245
Location: National Association of Home Builders Building in Washington, DC
The high-energy FedHealthIT 100 Awards will bring together senior healthcare executives from across the federal government and industry to focus on the year ahead and the initiatives and programs that will be driving Federal Health IT in 2019. Meet the individuals that are making an impact, that go above and beyond, drive innovation, challenge conventional wisdom, drive positive outcomes and give back to the larger community.

Event #4: AFCEA Bethesda December Breakfast: Cyber in the Mobile Age

Date: December 6, 2018
Cost: $70 (Member) | $80 (Non-Member)
Location: Bethesda North Marriott in Bethesda, MD
Federal agencies continue to extend the bounds of the enterprise through the deployment of mobile and IoT devices. The challenge now is to ensure the security of this distributed enterprise, protecting the systems, and data without compromising on performance and usability. This panel, the first event in the AFCEA Bethesda 2019 Cyber Sprint series, will discuss how agencies are rising to the challenge. Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • Multi-factor authentication for mobile devices
  • Protecting data on IoT devices
  • New strategies for endpoint security
Event #5: AFCEA DC 43rd Annual Winter Gala

Date: December 13, 2018
Cost: $400
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
Join AFCEA Washington, DC for their 43rd Annual Winter Gala, the must-attend social event of the year for senior leaders from the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, Armed Services, intelligence agencies and industry. Tickets are now available for this elegant, widely-attended black-tie affair returning to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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