AFCEA International

AFCEA’s 9th Annual Homeland Security Conference
“DHS – The 7-Year Itch – Renewing the Commitment”
February 24-25, 2010
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

The AFCEA Homeland Security Conference has become the premier event in the Washington, D.C. area to learn about the most current homeland security issues facing our nation. The conference agenda is set by an advisory board made up of the government and industry individuals that are accountable for carrying out the DHS mission.

This is THE venue will you will hear first-hand about the critical issues facing our country in the fight against terrorism. The conference offers an opportunity for you to engage in the dialogue on critical issues with key government and industry executives. CIO’s, Procurement Officials, and Senior Program Managers will be discussing their priorities.

Outstanding Keynote Speaker Line-up includes:

  • Chief Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, District of Columbia
  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Subcommittee Chairwoman for the Committee on Homeland Security- Border, Maritime and Global Terrorism
  • Mr. Ralph Basham, former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Compelling Dialogue:

  • Federal Executive Forum (on-air live broadcast!)
    • Moderator: Mr. Jim Flyzik, President, The Flyzik Group and Chairman, AFCEA Homeland Security Committee
    • Mr. Richard Spires, CIO, DHS
    • Mr. Charlie Armstrong, CIO, CBP
    • Mr. Luke McCormack, CIO, ICE
    • Ms. Sandy Peavy, CIO, FLETC

  • Procurement Executives Roundtable

    • Moderator: Mr. Greg Rothwell, President, Evermay Consulting
    • Mr. Kevin Boshears, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DHS
    • Ms. Soraya Correa, Director, Office of Procurement Operations, DHS
    • Mr. Rick Gunderson, Chief of Procurement, DHS
    • Ms.Tiffany Hixson, Executive Director, SBI Acquisition Office, CBP, DHS

  • Emerging Social Media & Transparency Gap

    • Moderator: Mr. Tony Vanchieri, Executive Vice President, Summit Marketing
    • COL Kevin V. Arata, USA, Director, Army Online and Social Media Division
    • SSG Josh Salmons, USA, Emerging Media Coordinator, Defense Information School
    • Mr. Michael Walsh, Project Director, Forum One Communications

New initiative this year! Innovative, informal discussion on the exhibit floor!
National Information Exchange Model (NIEM):

  • Mr. Anthony Hoang, Acting Director, Emergency Data Management Office and Managing Director, NIEM, DHS
  • Mr. John Teeter, Deputy CIO, HHS

Other Featured Topics:

  • Cyber Security
  • Identity Management
  • Border Security – Government & Industry Perspectives
  • Immigration Reform
  • Information/Intelligence-Sharing

For more information on the conference and to register – please visit .

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