Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
Cyber Intelligence Symposium: Developing Cyber Solutions & Bridging the Gap

Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: George Mason University, Johnson Center (3rd Floor)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Va. 22030

Hosted by George Mason University - Volgenau School, Cyber Intelligent Partners and Water Dragons Consulting

To keep pace with the security environment, organizations must use intelligence to build effective teams and develop holistic cybersecurity solutions. Today, significant gaps exist among an organization’s cyber technology experts, intel analyst teams and executive decision makers - all of whom are responsible for cyber risk assessments, network defenses, intelligence gathering operations, counterintelligence, preventing breaches and responding to a cyber-attack.

Communicating the full scope of how cyber threats actually impact an organization before, during and after an attack is a vital skill that remains challenging even among the most tech-savvy and cyber-aware organizations.

This one-day event offers a unique opportunity to gain a high-level understanding of exactly how to “Bridge the Gap” among these stakeholders by learning from practitioners who have expertise in these roles, as well as the responsibility to ensure their organization's mission success.

Overview: This Symposium will begin with an overview of cyber intelligence definitions, key concepts, stakeholder responsibilities, organizational best practices and high-profile case studies. Attendees will then participate in an experiential learning component, during which they will analyze and respond to a tailored “cyber crisis” incorporating the key concepts and lessons learned. At the conclusion, participants will have a fundamental understanding of how to incorporate cyber intelligence into the larger issues of strategic planning and operations, and how best to convey relevant information to decisionmakers.

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The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program Business Symposium

Date: December 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Peninsula Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, Va. 23666

Please join the Virginia Space Grant Consortium for The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program Business Symposium: Untapped Pipeline for STEM Talent.

Is your organization seeking quality STEM interns? At the Business Symposium, you will hear about how the program links undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students to industry and employers to students. The event will feature speakers, success stories, door prizes and light refreshments.

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Women In Technology Holiday Giving Gala Supporting STEM for Her

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Arena Stage
1101 6th St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Join Women in Technology and STEM for Her in celebrating the holidays and networking with business and technology leaders from the Greater Washington region while supporting girls and young women pursuing STEM-related careers.

Don't miss the opportunity to meet some of the young women who have benefited from STEM-related programs. And join us in saying thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who have made WIT and STEM for Her programs successful throughout the year.

All funds raised from the silent auction and $25 from each ticket will go to STEM for Her. STEM for Her is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports girls and young women pursuing a STEM-related education. Founded by Women in Technology (WIT) in 2003, STEM for Her supports programs such as WIT’s Girls in Technology (GIT) program which provides networking and mentoring to middle school and high school girls with an interest in STEM.

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Service Contract Act Training

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: NRECA Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Va. 22203

This course has been approved for 13 CLE or HRCI credits

The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.

PSC’s updated and enhanced “2018 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.

Course highlights:

  • Instructors include experts with long careers in the service contracting industry, in Dept. of Labor enforcement programs, as procurement agency advisors on contract labor issues, and legal experts specializing in SCA and related labor issues.
  • Attendees participate in interactive exercises, worksheets, and question/answer sessions.
  • The presentation will include one-hour panel discussions. Typically, PSC invites representatives from the Dept. of Labor’s national office to discuss their procedures in administering and enforcing SCA (preparation of wage determinations, processing conformances, enforcement statistics, and any questions the attendees offer). PSC also invites procurement agency labor advisors from the Dept. of Defense, NASA, and other civilian agencies to discuss the agencies’ administration of labor standards on their contracts, including the processing of solicitation and options/extensions where decisions are necessary under SCA and related requirements.

  • Registration:
    Member Price: $945
    Non-Member Price: $1,095

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    Infosecurity Europe 2018 – Exhibit with Virginia in London

    Date: June 5-7, 2018
    Location: London, U.K.

    Join Virginia’s booth and exhibit your company’s products and services at Infosecurity Europe 2018 in the United Kingdom. Virginia cybersecurity companies can exhibit at Infosecurity Europe 2018 for only $2,500 with the Commonwealth.

    Virginia’s booth serves as the ideal ‘home base’ while you walk the show to connect with new partners. Enjoy the convenience of Virginia personnel in the booth to take messages and greet visitors while you network with relevant prospects.

    Interested in competing to speak at the Tech and Strategy talks at Infosecurity Europe 2018? Contact VEDP International Trade Manager Ellen Meinhart before the Dec. 18, 2017 deadline.

    To learn more about exhibiting and this event, and to register, click here.