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Federally Focused Technology Event Calendar: A reference for enterprise CTOs


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There are dozens of technology related events every single week. Even with recent decisions aimed at cutting back on the number of events that the government is involved with, industry, academia and even government continues to have a strong need for bringing people together to work on hard problems. Which means there are still an incredible number of events in the government space. Our friends at GovEvents do a terrific job of capturing government-focused events and can help people find the right event to engage with. We can contribute to your decision making as well, especially if you are a technologist.

We track events based on a simple criteria. If we believe enterprise CTOs with a government focus should consider attending we add it to our event tracking system and publish it on our events list. For an event to be on our list it must be one with special relevance to enterprise technologists.

You can find a list of the events at the bottom of this post. We also list coming events on the sidebar of and maintain a full reference at a special events page at:

As you can imagine, this is heavy on events associated with topics we report on, including Big Data, Analysis, Cloud Computing, Mobility and Cyber Security.

We maintain this list for your reference and would appreciate your feedback and input.

Do you have events we need to consider adding to our reference list?  If so, visit our events page and look for a link to submit your event to us. We will review it and add it and get it out to our network.

And remember to visit for the latest on events of interest to federally focused enterprise technologists.

February – October 2013

Introduction to Data Science - Building Recommender Systems
Course Summary This hands-on course is suitable for software engineers, data analysts and statisticians. It is problem-driven and focuses on helping participants understand what a [...]
Big Data for Defense and Government 2013 @ IDGA
Monday – Wednesday all-day
Big Data for Defense and Government 2013 @ IDGA | Alexandria | Virginia | United States
BIG DATA : NO LONGER HYPE, BUT A TANGIBLE, IMPACTING REALITY With close to 90% of Fortune 500 companies investing in Big Data projects, the [...]
IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook New Products and Techniques Lunch and Learn @ IBM\'s Institute for Electronic Government
Monday @ 22:30 – 13:30
IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook New Products and Techniques Lunch and Learn @ IBM\'s Institute for Electronic Government | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook New Products and Techniques Lunch and Learn New Features to Increase Your Analytical Productivity Your tried and true Analyst's Notebook and its family have [...]
Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
The United States Intelligence Community (IC) invites you to attend the fourth annual IC Virtual Career Fair – a free online event – on Tuesday, February [...]
Data Center Brainstorm @ Newseum
Thursday all-day
Data Center Brainstorm @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Data center consolidation continues to be a high priority as we move closer to OMB's rigorous 2015 deadlines. How is the intersection of consolidation, cloud, [...]
Third Annual Government Big Data Forum @ Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
Thursday all-day
Third Annual Government Big Data Forum @ Mayflower Renaissance Hotel  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Third Annual Government Big Data Forum Big Data in the Age of Analytics: From Infrastructure to Sensemaking The concept of big data has come a long way [...]
SINET 7th Annual IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) @ Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
Tuesday – Wednesday all-day
SINET 7th Annual IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum (ITSEF) @ Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center | Stanford | California | United States
T Security Entrepreneurs' Forum (ITSEF 2013) Innovate - Inspire - Engage... March 19, 2013 ITSEF Workshops March 20, 2013 IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum Stanford University, [...]
GigaOM’s Structure:Data 2013
Wednesday – Thursday all-day
GigaOM's Structure:Data 2013
PUT DATA TO WORK Big Data is past the hype-cycle – it’s time to get to work. At Structure:Data you’ll learn how to make the [...]
DIA Worldwide Mission Conference @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
Monday – Wednesday all-day
DIA Worldwide Mission Conference @ BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER | Baltimore | Maryland | United States
Announcing the 2013 DIA Worldwide Mission Conference Over the past years, the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference has served as DIA’s premier outlet for promulgating its position [...]
MarkLogic World 2013 @ Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Monday – Thursday all-day
MarkLogic World 2013 @ Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States
This is your invitation. To join the BIG DATA NATION. Whether you run a business or sling code, if you are thinking about how [...]
IBM Government Analytics Forum 2013
Government organizations today face unprecedented challenges: global economic pressures, greater demands for services from citizens, reduced sources of revenue, and calls for more accountability. [...]
AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium: Integrated Intelligence and the Changing Nature of War @ NGA Campus East | Fort Belvoir | Virginia | United States
Dear Intelligence Professional: It is often said we are in an "era of enduring conflict." With combat operations in Iraq concluded, the drawdown in progress [...]
GigaOm paidContent LIVE 2013 @ New York | New York | United States
WHERE CONTENT MEETS BUSINESS Rapidly evolving technology, new content creators and distribution platforms have shifted the way the way media is created, distributed and consumed. [...]
Mobile Work Exchange Spring 2013 Town Hall Meeting @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Tuesday all-day
Mobile Work Exchange Spring 2013 Town Hall Meeting @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Mobilology    [moh-buhl-ol-uh-jee] noun 1: the science of working remotely Where work happens, where ever you are. Smartphones, tablets, and collaboration tools allow us to stay connected [...]
FOSE 2013 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Tuesday – Thursday all-day
FOSE 2013 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
FOSE is where NEW technologies, NEW strategies, NEW initiatives, NEW developments and even NEW announcements are introduced, providing solutions to solve all your technology challenges. [...]
GovSec 2013 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Tuesday – Wednesday all-day
GovSec 2013 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
AnDevCon Android Developers Conference @ Westin Boston Waterfront
Tuesday – Friday all-day
AnDevCon Android Developers Conference @ Westin Boston Waterfront | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
        AnDevCon Spring, May 28-31, Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one [...]
Cyber Security Brainstorm @ Newseum
Tuesday all-day
Cyber Security Brainstorm @ Newseum | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Cyber security is not a new priority for those in the government's IT and management trenches. But it is a growing priority for the [...]
GEOINT Symposium @ Tampa Convention Center
Sunday – Wednesday all-day
GEOINT Symposium @ Tampa Convention Center | Tampa | Florida | United States
The GEOINT 2013 Symposium takes place Oct. 13-16 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year. The [...]


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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

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