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FOSE to Bring Together Government Technology Professionals in D.C. May 13-15




FOSE 2014 – the largest, most comprehensive event serving the government technology community



May 13-15, 2014
Tuesday, May 13 to Thursday, May 15 – Conference and Expo

New This Year: Monday, May 12 – Pre-Event Workshops



Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.


In its 37th year, FOSE has gained a reputation as the nation's premier event for government technology professionals. The three-day conference offers comprehensive training in cybersecurity, cloud, mobile government and other hot IT topics. FOSE also delivers policy updates, straight from Capitol Hill and exclusive insights from today’s leading authorities. And, at the FOSE Expo, attendees can see the most comprehensive showcase of technology, tools and best practices in action.


Highlights of FOSE include:

Keynote Addresses

-- “Boston Marathon Bombing: A Collaborative Approach to Catch a Terrorist”

– This new keynote panel format will feature a discussion with Richard DesLauriers, former Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent, Massachusetts State Police; and Edward F. Davis, former Police Commissioner for the City of Boston Police Department; and will be moderated by Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe.

-- Thomas Donilon, former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama – "America's Foreign, Defense & Cyber Policy: An Insider's Perspective”


Educational Conferences

These conferences, which are available for government personnel to attend free-of-charge, provide valuable learning opportunities. Sessions will take place in seven tracks:
-- Cloud & Virtualization
-- Cybersecurity
-- Mobile Government
-- Big Data & Business Intelligence
-- Records and Information Management (RIM)
-- Project Management
-- Acquisition and Procurement


The FOSE Expo will feature more than 200 exhibitors – from local vendors to Fortune 500 companies – that provide critical technology products and services to the government and private industry. Among the solutions that can be found in the Expo are ones for cybersecurity, cloud/virtualization, mobile, records and information management, and big data/business intelligence.

Pre-Event Workshops

Added this year are a series of half- and full-day workshops, which will take place the day before FOSE kicks off. For a fee, individuals can register to attend these workshops and get hands-on, practical training led by industry experts. Workshops and speakers include:

-- Information To Win™: FPDS-NG Beginner/Intermediate – Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of The American Small Business Coalition

-- "It’s the Knowledge Age. Do you know the impact on you personally?" – Douglas Weidner, chairman of the International Knowledge Management Institute and chief CKM instructor for the KM Institute

-- Becoming a Certified Information Professional – Denise Bedford, Goodyear professor of Knowledge Management at Kent State University

-- Guerilla Market Intelligence for Small Federal Contractors™ – Guy Timberlake, chief visionary officer of The American Small Business Coalition

-- Information Assurance (IA) for Managers – Michael Riley, Information Systems Security Line Of Business Manager at Edgesource

-- Introduction to Agile Business Intelligence – Karen Degner, Independent Consultant at BlackBox Partners


Collocation with GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East


FOSE is being held in conjunction with GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East. GovSec is the country’s largest and most dynamic government security event. TREXPO is the definitive event delivering training and showcasing tactical and law enforcement equipment, vehicles, technology and services for law enforcement, military, security and federal agencies. And CPM East is the leading forum for individuals responsible for continuity of operations (COOP) and business continuity, including response and recovery when disaster strikes.

The combination of FOSE, GovSec, TREXPO and CPM East enables attendees from all sectors and levels of government to make integrated buying decisions and meet comprehensive security challenges in a single location.


Increase your sales and improve your company’s visibility with key decision makers by exhibiting at or sponsoring FOSE. For more information on the Expo or available sponsorships, e-mail Louis Helms for companies with names starting with C-O and Scott Samuels for companies with names starting with A, B, P-Z and numbers.



FOSE 2014 offers free conference and Expo admission to government personnel and competitive pricing for non-government employees. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please visit www.fose.com.


About FOSE

For 37 years, FOSE has served as the nation's premier event for government technology professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century. From policy updates—straight from the Hill—to exclusive insights from today's leading authorities to the most comprehensive showcase of technology in action—it's all at FOSE. For more information, visit www.FOSE.com

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