Top 5 Virtual Government Contracting Events in January

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With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, events have moved to a virtual setting, making it convenient to connect and stay current with industry information. We’ve highlighted the top 5 virtual events that you should tune into in January.

Event #1: AFCEA DC January Virtual Event – DISA

Date: January 14, 2021
Cost: $45-$55
Location: Virtual Webinar

The Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) conducts Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) operations for the joint warfighter across all fighting domains. As the COVID-19 outbreak spread, DISA was at the forefront working with the Air Force to launch the Commercial Virtual Remote platform to accommodate a large-scale remote workforce. Going forward, DISA will have to sustain the emergency IT capabilities and network enhancements to support telework over the long term.  Meanwhile, DISA is considering how technologies such as Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) can help it provide secure network capabilities across the Defense establishment. In 2021, DISA officials will continue to strengthen cyber defenses, reduce operating costs, enhance cloud and mobile environments, and improve support services across the DoD enterprise.

Please join AFCEA DC for a virtual event to hear DISA officials discuss how the agency will work closely with mission partners and industry to support innovation across the DoD enterprise in key strategic areas, including the cloud, command, control and communications and cybersecurity.

Event #2: SECAF Webinar: ABCs of JVs

Date: January 20, 2020
Cost: FREE (Members), $35 (Non-Members)
Location: Virtual Webinar

Joint Ventures are all the rage in government contracts.  Mentor/Protege joint ventures allow large businesses access to revenue they otherwise would not have.  Small business joint ventures allow smalls to band together to share resources, past performance, and specialized skills, but joint ventures have many mines for the unwary.  Join SECAF and Devon Hewitt of Protorae Law to discuss the ABCs of joint ventures including:

  • The SBA rules applicable to joint ventures
  • Non competes provisions in joint ventures
  • “Control” issues in joint ventures
  • Withdrawal provisions in joint ventures
  • Joint venture logistics
Event #3: AFCEA NOVA Army IT Days 2021

Date: January 21-22, 2021
Cost: $200-$250
Location: Virtual Conference

The description is not yet released. However, here is a peek at the agenda.

AFCEA NOVA Army IT Days 2021 Agenda Day 1
AFCEA NOVA Army IT Days 2021 Agenda Day 2
Event #4: AFCEA Bethesda January Breakfast Webinar: Speed and Security at Scale

Date: January 26, 2020
Cost: $45-$55
Location: Virtual Webinar

This webinar will explore how agencies can apply rapid innovation to cybersecurity while maintaining high degrees of security and compliance. How can automated systems and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, and 5G be effectively applied to detect wrongdoing and safeguard government data assets and critical infrastructure? Speakers will discuss how agencies can deploy technologies, processes, and policies to fortify their security posture amidst today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges while remaining adaptable enough to adjust for what is just over the horizon.

Please join AFCEA Bethesda as federal IT security leaders and decision-makers discuss how agencies can move at speed and scale to detect and thwart threats before they escalate.

Event #5: GovernmentCIO – Health IT: New Horizons in Medicine

Date: January 28, 2021
Cost: TBD
Location: Virtual Event

A discussion of how advances around health IT are improving both patient care and the management of public health, including how new technologies are leading to better outcomes, healthcare interoperability, and crafting sophisticated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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