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Nearly 500 vendors showed off innovative hardware, software and solutions at the 27th annual FOSE show, held April 8-10 at the newly opened Washington Convention Center.

FOSE, the largest information technology exposition serving the government marketplace, drew more than 20,000 IT professionals from business and federal, state and local government agencies. Attendees saw many products demonstrated first-hand at vendor booths, and heard top government and industry leaders discuss the latest technology trends and policies in conference and education sessions.

At FOSE, Mark Forman, associate director for IT and e-government at the Office of Management and Budget, joined a panel of chief information officers from Mexico and Canada to compare approaches to e-government and discuss ways countries can cooperate. Other speakers included Washington Mayor Anthony Williams and Steve Cooper, CIO of the Department of Homeland Security.

FOSE is produced by PostNewsweek Tech Media, publisher of Washington Technology.

An aerial view of the E-Town display, sponsored by Accenture, at FOSE.

The entrance to exhibits.

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams was a keynote speaker

Korea had a group of businesses among the exhibitors at FOSE.

Steve Cooper, Homeland Security Department CIO, was a keynote speaker at FOSE 2003.

Abraham Sotelo, CIO of Mexico; Mark Forman, OMB; Michelle D'Auray, CIO of Canada, and Tom Temin of PostNewsweek Tech Media.

Cyber cafes with Internet hubs were available all over the show.

An aerial view of
the show floor. Nearly 500 vendors took part in FOSE this year.

Segway test drives were offered at the Palm booth during FOSE.

Photos by Henrik G. de GyorPeople mingled in between sessions at the Federal Market Symposium, presented by Federal Sources Inc., at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Va., April 2.

Jeff Handy of Government Micro Resources Inc. (left) and Mark Zelinger of Zelinger Associates

Peter Doran of FSI (left) and Florina Hoffer of Allied Technology

From left, Mike Alagna of Motorola, W. Michael Polster of Calibre and Jeff Wilson of RS Information Systems Inc.

Photos by Henrik G. de Gyor

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