The calendar

May 2-3

Seminar: Armor Systems and Technologies will feature a detailed overview of armor programs and provide a step-by-step approach on the best way to develop systems that meet mission requirements and defeat new threats. To be held in San Diego. Contact Ken Hood at 310-563-1223 or

May 2

Conference: "How to Sell to the Federal Government." Speakers will focus on strategies such as how to find your target clients and how to find the actual buyer. Also learn about the roles of government acquisition staff in a typical competitive procurement and how decisions are made and proposals are evaluated. To be held at the NRECA Executive Conference Center in Arlington, Va. Contact Katie Smith at 703-807-2758 or

May 3-4

Conference: "Lean Six Sigma." Develop a working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, allowing you to apply this process in your organization. To be held in Washington. Contact Ken Hood at 310-563-1223 or

May 3-4

Workshop: Defense Department Security Clearance training on the importance and process of obtaining a security clearance. To be held at the MarketAccess Training Center in Arlington, Va. Contact Katie Smith at 703-807-2758 or

May 7-9

Conference: Government Customer Support Conference on help desks, contact centers, Web service portals and other customer touch points. To be held at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va. Contact Lisa Prendergast at 978-374-4343 or

May 7-8

Workshop: Managing the threat of suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices. To held at the NRECA Executive Conference Center in Arlington, Va. Contact Katie Smith at 703-807-2758 or

May 7-8

Conference: Military RFID. This conference is specific to military applications of radio frequency identification. It covers systems and new technologies. To be held at Holiday Inn Rosslyn in Arlington, Va. Contact Ken Hood at 310-563-1223 or

May 8-9

Convention: "Smart Cards for Government and Payment." Smart cards are being widely adopted in Mexico and across Latin America ? from smart bankcards to contactless payment and government-issued health care cards. Government and financial services executives are invited to learn about the latest market developments. Conference is jointly hosted by the Smart Card Alliance and GlobalPlatform. To be held at Hotel Presidente InterContinental in Mexico City. Contact Randy Vanderhoof at 609-587-4208 or

May 9-10

Roundtable: 2007 OIC Industry Roundtable addressing key technology issues affecting interoperable communications for emergency responders. Hosted by the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate's Office for Interoperability and Compatibility. To be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Contact Dave Sheldon at 202-449-7182 or

May 9

Roundtable: Executive luncheon on high-stakes mergers and acquisitions. Top government contractors will discuss financial, operational and strategic issues facing them in 2007 and beyond. To be held at the Tower Club in McLean, Va. Contact Ingrid Mendoza at 703-564-7525 or

May 9-10

Conference: "GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready! Conference and Exposition." The conference will cover the homeland security community on the state, local and federal level. To be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington. Contact Jessica Klem at 703-883-9000 ext. 127 or

May 10

Conference: "Building and Securing the Next-Generation IPv6-enabled Internet." Expert speakers and panelists, from government and industry, will provide guidance and advice for building and securing a robust IPv6 network infrastructure. To be held at the Reston Hyatt in Reston, Va. Contact Suzanne Coffin at 703-752-7453 ext. 208 or

May 10-11

Seminar: "Supply Chain Management." This seminar will provide a fundamental understanding of 21st-century supply chain management and practical steps for taking advantage of the dramatic cost, cycle-time and quality improvements it enables. To be held at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego. Contact Ken Hood at 310-563-1223 or

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