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: AFCEA Bethesda February Breakfast Cyber Roundtable
Date: February 19, 2019
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD
The concept of a cyber ecosystem is essential to the administration’s efforts to strengthen the security of the federal IT enterprise. That ecosystem encompasses a broad range of cyber solutions, from data and systems security to automation and orchestration. This roundtable discussion, the concluding event in our 2019 Cyber Sprint series, will explore the evolution of the cyber ecosystem and what it means for agencies’ IT operations.
Potential topics to be addressed include:
- Opportunities and obstacles in cyber automation
- The future of TIC, FedRAMP, and other cyber initiatives
- Next steps in cyber risk management
- What we need now — current gaps that can be addressed quickly
Event #2: HIMSS NCA Healthcare Consumerism: Patient-centered Approaches to Health IT
Date: February 21, 2019
Location: Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn, VA
When asked about healthcare consumerism, many consumers point to the experiences they receive from companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Walmart. Health IT solutions, such as telehealth, interoperability, big data analytics, wearables, and other digital applications are keys to healthcare consumerism. These technologies provide consumers with information about their own health, risks, costs, and choices. They provide awareness and support healthcare decision-making. Consumers must leverage this information to manage their health, as well as to choose which plans and providers will ultimately provide them the most value. The panelists invited to this event will examine the opportunities that consumerism presents, the strategies that will encourage their implementation and success, and the challenges and unintended consequences that might prevent or slow adoption.
Topics addressed include:
- How is the government driving towards the future of healthcare consumerism by increasing choice, transparency, and the availability of healthcare services?
- How can we anticipate the needs of healthcare consumers better and provide more targeted solutions that ultimately prevent and control diseases while leading to a more cost-effective healthcare system?
- How can consumerism benefit both the healthier population and the less healthy population?
- What is the role of technologies such as wearables, telehealth, interoperability solutions, big data and other digital applications?
Event #3: SECAF Gov Con Member Networking Reception
Date: February 26, 2019
Cost: $40 (Members Only)
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy in McLean, VA
This month’s SECAF GovCon Members Networking Reception will be held on Tuesday, February 26. Attending will give you the opportunity to catch up with old colleagues and friends, while building new relationships. This is a must-attend industry event!
Event #4: PSC Federal Law Enforcement Conference
Date: February 26, 2019
Location: NRECA Conference Center in Arlington, VA
The PSC Federal Law Enforcement Conference will bring senior executives from across industry and government together to discuss key law enforcement initiatives. Given the administration’s focus on law enforcement and security, this is an opportunity for industry to engage with key government executives on law enforcement challenges. Speakers from DHS, DOJ, and other law enforcement agencies will discuss their priorities and industry leaders will discuss where the market is headed.
During the course of the program attendees will:
- Gain insights into the direction of security technology initiatives across the government
- Learn the findings of PSC interviews with law enforcement executives
- Engage on the issues and opportunities around government adoption of law enforcement approaches and solutions
Event #5: AFFIRM February Monthly Speaker Series: Trailblazing Women in Government IT
Date: February 28, 2019
Location: The City Club in Washington, DC
Since the passage of the Pendleton Act of 1883, it has been a fundamental value of civil service to draw from all segments of society, and the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Civil Service was Treasury Department employee Mary Hoyt in September of 1883. Now over a century later, diversity of experience and perspective in government continue to flourish. Women in the public sector have played pivotal roles in moving toward a more open, innovative, and responsive government.
This panel will discuss the path to successfully maintain a workforce that reflects gender-diversity and the attributes that make both men and women successful in information technology fields in the Federal workforce today. The learning objectives for the event include:
- Detail factors that contribute to government’s leadership over industry in employing women in technology leadership
- Review attributes such as collaboration and teamwork where gender diversity enhances results
- Delineate common barriers to diversity in STEM-related careers and OPM’s programs to overcome workforce inequality