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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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Highlights from April 1,2016
Where there's a will, there's a way." Marta Wilson, inspirational speaker and founder/CEO of Transformation
Systems Inc. (TSI), an award-winning executive strategies and management systems engineering firm, used this axiom to remind the attendees of the second annual GovConnects' Women in Government Contracting Forum that "will" is an
intention. When we have the will, we will discover the way, i.e. the mechanism, to make it happen. These three transformations happen in three distinct areas: Ourselves, our relationships, and our endeavors. Through personal, interpersonal, organization and motivational mastery, people can advance to the leading edge and drive success for themselves and for others. Speaking to an audience of nearly 100 people on April 1, Dr. Marta Wilson delved into the characteristics and ideologies of those people and companies that excel, and those that motivate others to excel.
The afternoon distinguished leadership panel included Kathleen Hutson, Director of Human Resources at the National Security Agency; and Deb Alderson, President & CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions. They discussed their professional career growth, and the importance in times of change to get out there and talk to people you work with. No one gets through adversity alone.
Through break-out sessions dealing with leadership and delegation ("If you can do something with your eyes closed, it's time to delegate to someone else."), crucial business decisions as a company grows ("Do not hire people just like you; hire with a different skill set."), and leveraging business certifications for federal contracts (when to team; when to form joint venture?), attendees gained valuable insight from those who have successfully built their own businesses in the federal market place. In addition, the breaks, lunch, and reception provided ample opportunity for networking and growing business relationships.
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Thank you to our sponsors:
WAVE, CAVU, Vistronix; U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine; Unanet; BB&T; Howard Tech Council; Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny; KGZ Graphics; Sotera Defense Solutions!

Our strategic partners:

Keynote Speaker: Diane Dunshee, NSA
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Homewood Suites, Laurel/Columbia
Ms. Dunshee will discusscurrent NSA Acquisition Initiatives, including Small Business and Socio- Economic goals, Contract Management, and Acquisition Strategy.
Cost: $45 / $65

Limited Table sponsorships are still available!
C-Level Dinner Series
Keynote Speaker: Martin O'Neill
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Stanford Grill
Martin O'Neill has spent the last thirty years in a leadership sandbox. He has operated companiesboth large and small, coached business owners and executives, facilitated hundred
s of strategicplans, and delivered keynote speeches to thousands of next generation leaders. His passionand experiences in the development of corporate culture and leadership resulted in twobooks: Act Like an Owner, of which he is the coauthor, and The Power of an Internal Franchise.O'Neill's experiences leading and exiting from middle market companies led him to writeBuilding Business Value. He now spends his time speaking, coaching and consulting. His latestbook, "Next Generation Leaders" will be available in May of 2016.

Cost: $125 / $150

This is an invitation-only event for C-Level federal contractors. To register, emailLeonardo McClarty
Table sponsor:
Limited Table sponsorships are still available!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
JHU / APL Kossiakoff Center
Seeking sponsors and exhibitors! Please emailLeonardo McClartyor call 410-730-4111.

Early birdRegistrationhas begun!
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Upcoming Events

Attend CAMI's First Signature Event

Identifying, Quantifying, Insuring
& Mitigating Cyber Risk
AnExecutive's Guide to a
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy

April 7, 2016 ·8:30-11 AM
Columbus Center
701 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
An information-packed cybersecurity panel discussion followed by a business exchange and networking hour during which attendees can visit sponsor and MD cybersecurity company exhibits.
Keith Moulsdale- Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Janet Horenberg- NFP Property & Casualty Services
Jim Gfrerer- Ernst & Young LLP
Valerie Corekin- PSA Risk Solutions Group
GovConnects is a supporting member of CAMI

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Celebrate 5% Goal for Women Owned Small Businesses
April 13, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
For the first time ever, the Federal Government awarded 5% of its contracts to women owned small businesses. Join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate this achievement, and to renew our commitment to make sure 5% is a floor, not aceiling!
To secure your complimentary registration, please visit:
Pentagon wants Tech Companies to Pitch Cyber Products
Deadline: April 19, 5:00 p.m.
The Defense Department is inviting companies to make technical product presentations on capabilities including malware detection, insider threat mitigation, and using artificial intelligence in cyber analytics.
Other interest areas include, according to the solicitation:
  • Behavior and pattern recognition
  • Monitoring wireless spectrum
  • Situational awareness for control systems
  • Internet of Things security
  • Low-power encryption
  • Discovery and isolation of malicious activity
  • Cyberattack simulations
  • Data loss prevention
  • Cloud-based analytics
  • Autonomous reasoning
Companies can apply to participate in the cyber "Solutions Meeting" until mid-April.
Health IT Increasingly Relies on the Cloud
Despite security risks and horror stories, a recent Dellreport, "The 2015 Global Technology Adoption Index," shows that healthcare increased its adoption of cloud technology from 25 percent in 2014 to 41 percent in 2015.More...

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