Regional Events

Northern Virginia Technology Council
2017 Emerging Infections and Preparedness Summit

Date: October 29-30, 2017
Location: National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 24018

The Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine invites you to attend the 2017 Emerging Infections and Preparedness Summit.

There is a pressing need for Virginia and the nation to better prepare for the consequences of infectious diseases in our increasingly dense population centers. Summit organizer, Dr. X.J. Meng, is an internationally-known virologist and NAS member. Distinguished guests include NAS President Marcia McNutt, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia Secretary of Health Bill Hazel, Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands.

The blue-ribbon group of national and emerging leaders is from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and leading universities. The program is organized by a collaboration of scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia in conjunction with Senator Mark Warner.

Cost: Complimentary

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India: Growth Opportunities for U.S. Firms in IT, Defense & Homeland Security

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 8300 Boone Boulevard, #100
Tysons, Va. 22182

Information Technology Solutions In India

India, with a population of 1.2 billion and a consistent GDP growth of over seven percent is the fastest growing market for global I.T. companies including Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Google and Facebook who have a strong presence in the country. A number of new initiatives under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi like 100 new smart cities, digital payments, 100 new airports, increased spending on education, healthcare and e-governance are resulting in a massive increase in expenditure on information technology solutions. This represents a big opportunity for U.S. information technology companies with solutions capability in these areas.

Defense and Homeland Security Opportunity in India

Expenditure on defense and homeland security in India is amongst the highest in the world and is growing rapidly. It is estimated that cumulative capital spending over the next 10 years would be USD 150 billion. Out of this USD 78 billion will be manufactured in India. The revenue expenditure for maintaining the equipment is over USD 3 billion per annum growing at a CAGR of 9 percent. Large U.S. defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and General Dynamics already have a presence in India. There is a big market in India for small and medium U.S. defense and homeland security companies to partner and be part of the supply chain of Indian manufacturers.

About the Speaker:
Nalin Kohli is the Chairman of Araina Group of companies with business interests in information technology and defense industries. He has over 40 years experience in semiconductor manufacturing, IT hardware, software and defense industries at the CEO and board levels.

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Service Contract Act Training

Date: November 8-9, 2017
Time: 7:30 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 “2017 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.

The course is designed to provide important information for all personnel in your company whose work may involve covered service workers. All of these persons must have relevant knowledge, work together, and communicate with each other in order to be successfully competitive, maintain compliance following award, and avoid unexpected payroll and benefit liabilities.

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Data Protection Requirements in a Shifting Global Regulatory Landscape: Risks & Opportunities

Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce
7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550
Tysons, Va. 22102

We’ve seen remarkable changes in the global regulatory environment. The European court ruling in September 2015 that invalidated the EU-US Safe Harbor agreement – which left many businesses scrambling to determine what they must do to comply with Europe’s strict data protection laws – as well as the historic Brexit referendum has raised many questions for businesses wondering if they have an adequate level of data protection. On the flip side, these regulatory changes present a big opportunity for U.S. cybersecurity companies. Katie Davies, Vice President, International Solution Development for Radius, will facilitate the discussion.

During this event, Davies will discuss:

  • How to become compliant with the current EU data protection directives
  • Key regulatory changes to the current EU data protection directives
  • How the shifting European regulatory environment applies to common scenarios for U.S. businesses
  • What steps can be taken to ensure compliance
  • Opportunities for U.S. cyber companies

  • Learn more and register here.

    Hosted by Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, NVTC, Radius and Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

    Innovative Pipelines for Tech Recruiting

    Date: November 16, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
    2214 Rock Hill Road
    Herndon, Va. 20170

    Hosted by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

    Perhaps more than any single factor, the availability of a skilled labor force affects crucial business decisions; notably whether to stay in a region, whether to expand in the region, or whether to go elsewhere. Recruitment and retention of highly-skilled employees is essential.

    We have invited nine innovative workforce program representatives to share their unique programs with you in an effort to make your job of tech recruiting and retention a little easier.


  • Peyton Brooks, Director, Business Solutions, Per Scholas
  • Crystal Cochran, Senior Manager, U.S. Chamber Corporate Fellowship Program
  • Andrea Garcia-Fernandez, Director, YearUp
  • Ellen Grealish, Co-Founder/Partner, FlexProfessionals
  • Jason Green, Co-Founder, SkillSmart
  • Steve Jordon, Director, NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative
  • John Tansill, Head of Veteran Initiative, FDM Group
  • Joe Vacca, Chief Marketing Officer, Revature
  • Brian Wright, Director of Operations, Data Science Program, GWU Data Science

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    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.

    Learn more about this event, get the latest agenda and register here.