Oct. 11-12

Conference: Storage to Knowledge: The Data Lifecycle Approach Conference, with Michael Daconta, metadata program manager, Homeland Security Department, Bruce James, Public Printer of the United States. Sponsored by Government Computer News at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington. Contact registrar at 866-424-5323 or visit

Oct. 11-13

Conference: NAVSEA Women-Owned Small Business Conference at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va. Contact Nicolle Hackman at 703-941-0600, or visit

Oct. 12-14

Symposium: 2nd Annual Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Transformation Symposium: Enhancing Net-centric Operations from Space to Mud, with U.S. Strategic Command, National Security Agency and others, at the Millennium Hotel, St. Louis. Contact Tina Dickinson at 301-596-8899, or visit

Oct. 14

Meeting: Washington chapter of AFCEA, lunch meeting with Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Robert Willard as keynote speaker, at the Pentagon City Ritz Carlton, Arlington, Va. Contact Adrienne Osterhuber at 703-883-9000, ext. 131, or visit

Oct. 17-18

Forum: Advances in open standards, hosted by OASIS at the Russell Hotel, London. Contact Jane Harnad at 978-667-5115, or visit

Oct. 18

Breakfast: Federal Executive Breakfast with speaker Greg Rothwell, chief procurement officer of the Homeland Security Department on the agency's plans for technology and investments, sponsored by Input Inc. at the Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, Va. Contact Dana Broersma at 703-707-3543, or visit

Lunch: Government Procurement Rules of the Road, with Carolyn Alston, former assistant commissioner for acquisition at GSA's Federal Supply Service, at The Tower Club, Vienna, Va. Contact Danielle Jackson at 703-610-8700, or visit

Oct. 18-21

Conference: Smart Card Alliance 12th Annual Conference/USA and Latin America at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. Contact general information at 800-228-9290, or visit

Oct. 20

Forum and fundraiser: Women in Technology Connect, disaster planning discussions. Ten percent of registration proceeds go to Hurricane Katrina survivors. At the McLean Hilton, McLean, Va. Contact Natasha Lander at 703-683-4003,

Breakfast: Washington Breakfast Club meets to discuss base reassignment and closings, at the Tower Club, Vienna, Va. Contact Kevin Linck at 301-869-7252, or visit

Oct. 20-21

Conference: 2005 Western Briefing Conference on Government Contacts, with discussions on topics including business ethics and procurements, at the Argent Hotel, San Francisco. Contact Melissa Browning at 703-875-8095, or visit

Oct. 21

Workshop: Technology Start-up Boot Camp on starting an IT venture, at the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom, College Park, Md. Contact Eric Schurr at 301-405-3889, or visit

Oct. 23-26

Conference: On IT, sponsored by the League for Innovation, at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Dallas. Contact Ed Leach at 480-705-8200, ext. 233,, visit

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