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Conferences, Workshops & Symposia

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2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 8th International Conference on Biometrics Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS) will be held Sept. 6–9, 2016, at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls in Buffalo, New York. The theme for the 2016 conference will be “Technology Management for Social Innovation.” BTAS 2016 is a premier research conference focused on all aspects of biometrics. It is intended to have a broad scope, including advances in fundamental signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition, and statistical and mathematical techniques relevant to biometrics. Areas of coverage include biometrics based on voice, fingerprint, iris, periocular, face, handwriting, gait and other modalities, as well as multi-modal biometrics and new biometrics based on novel sensing technologies. For more information, contact Richa Singh at Register online at

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4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit

The 4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit will be held July 12-13, 2016, at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The theme for the summit will be “Advancing Mission Effectiveness Through Enhanced Operational Energy Capabilities.” This year’s event will focus on the efforts to advance military mobile power and energy capabilities. Participants will discuss the methods that have been, or will be put into place in order to meet evolving DoD energy standards. Specifically, this event will highlight the initiatives to reduce the DoD’s energy footprint, while maintaining force structure and capability:

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7th Annual Integrated Air and Missile Defense Symposium

The 7th Annual Integrated Air and Missile Defense Symposium will be held July 14 at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The theme for the symposium will be “The Impact of 3rd Offset Ideas on the Future of Integrated Air and Missile Defense.” This classified, no-media-allowed, not-for-attribution professional, educational symposium, hosted by the teamed National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Missile Defense Division and the NDIA Strike, Land Attack, and Air Defense Division, will give participants unfiltered, unvarnished straight talk and discussion about relevant Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) priorities and challenges from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Missile Defense Agency, and the Services regarding IAMD considerations critical for 3rd Offset program success and the state of IAMD overall, including an update on international maritime integrated air and missile defense activities. Attendees will receive “off the record” insights and information from key decision makers on such issues as:

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World Congress 2016

The National Contract Management Association World Congress 2016 will be held July 24-27, 2016, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The theme for the 2016 World Congress will be “Contract Management Education, Engagement, and Excellence.” World Congress is NCMA’s premier education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government and industry come together to conduct an open dialogue, conquer challenges, and look toward the future of the profession. Whether seeking concentrated training in a specific area, timely keynote addresses, or networking opportunities with 1,800+ attendees, participants are sure to find it at World Congress 2016. Attendees will receive 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for their attendance. Register online at

INCOSE International Symposium 2016

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium will be held July 18-21, 2016, at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. The theme for the symposium will be “Achieving Excellence through Systems Engineering.” INCOSE’s Annual International Symposium is the largest annual gathering of systems engineering professionals for four days of presentations, case studies, workshops, tutorials, and panel discussions. The program attracts an international mix of professionals at all levels, and includes practitioners in government and industry, as well as educators and researchers. The benefits of attending the symposium include the opportunity to share ideas; network; build competency; pursue certification; contribute to the advancement of the profession through collaboration on tools, processes, and methodologies; learn about new offerings in training and education; and forge new partnerships. Register online at

How Washington Works® – Navigating the DoD

The “How Washington Works® – Navigating the DoD” two-day training course will be conducted July 27-28, 2016, at WBB, Inc., in Reston, Va. Ever wondered how the Department of Defense (DoD) goes about buying something from start to finish? The How Washington Works® training course gives those who attend the understanding and insights into the processes that guide DoD actions and decisions for the future. The two-day course is a fast-paced overview of the three principal DoD decision-making support systems and how they are used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide an integrated approach to strategic planning, capabilities needs assessment, systems acquisition, and program and budget development. How Washington Works® is ideal for those who are new to or routinely do business with the DoD. Participants will be provided the fundamental concepts and background of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Defense Acquisition System (DAS), and the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process. Participants will then review how the individual Services and USSOCOM implement the DoD processes through their requirements generation and justification, and PPBE organizations through their tailored internal processes and their current strategic resource priorities. The course is taught by a cadre of highly qualified and experienced instructors who have extensive prior government service (military and civilian) as well as continued expertise through ongoing consulting and technical services. For more information, contact L. Bleich at or 703-247-2588. Register online at

2016 Warheads & Ballistics Classified Symposium

The 2016 Warheads & Ballistics Classified Symposium will be held Aug. 1-4, 2016, at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. This jointly sponsored symposium combines the Ballistic Division’s 16th Classified Ballistics Symposium with the Bomb & Warhead Division’s 64th Annual Bomb & Warhead Technical Symposium. The meeting provides a forum for classified, export-controlled, and limited distribution papers in the areas of ballistics, weapons effectiveness, and bomb and warhead technology. The symposium is classified at the SECRET/NOFORN level and is limited to the following U.S. agencies: Department of Defense, Department of Defense Contractors, Department of Energy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency, and Department of Homeland Security. This symposium is classified SECRET U.S. Only. All attendees must be U.S. citizens holding a SECRET or higher clearance. For more information, contact Loey Bleich at or 703-247-2588. Register online at

2016 IEEE Future Leaders Forum (FLF)

The 2016 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Future Leaders Forum will be held July 28-31, 2016, at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. This forum is designed to help emerging leaders hone their capacities to innovate, collaborate, and lead in a dynamic, challenging world. The Future Leaders Forum will help participants develop the skills and confidence to achieve, whether as a great company leader, successful manager, or the most effective team member. Learn how to assess your leadership style, identify and manage career risk, communicate your worth, and realize your full potential. Register online at

NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Annual Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Conference and Exhibition will be held Aug. 2-4, 2016, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. The purpose of The NDIA Annual Joint Defense Conference and Exhibition is to promote the positive exchange of information (scientific, technical, and operational) relating to the subject of defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction and the ever growing CBRN threat around the world and in the nation’s homeland. This conference will provide both government and industry the opportunity to understand and better support current and future CBRN joint program requirements and to identify potential business opportunities associated with each of them. The conference also will provide a venue by which to spotlight the emerging CBRN defense national and international technologies, along with promising research and development opportunities. For more information, contact or register online at

Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition

The Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Symposium & Exhibition will be held Aug. 2-3, 2016, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland. The theme for the symposium will be “Full Spectrum Protection and Response.” This year’s symposium focuses on training and technology requirements for the Joint Service EOD force, with a focus on interagency interoperability. Concurrently, a Technology Outreach will be conducted by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA)—the agency’s only such event of the year. Hear JIDA’s hard challenges and fiscal priorities, and schedule your organization for one-on-one meetings with their representatives. Participants will also be able to meet EOD Wounded Warriors to hear their personal stories of recovery and resilience first-hand in a unique panel setting. This year, the 75th anniversary of the EOD community (1941-2016), the symposium will host EOD veterans of past conflicts to include Vietnam, Korea, and the Gulf War as conference participants honor their service. For more information, contact Leah Oleszewski at or 703-247-2540. Register online at