December 2008

Dec. 10-11

Cyberspace: Challenges and Solutions
for National Security

Where: Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center, Washington

Why: Cybersecurity remains one of the
most pressing issues facing government
agencies and contractors. Networks are
under seemingly endless attacks, and it is
not just teenage hackers trying to break in.
Cyberwarfare and cybercrime are real
threats. The lineup of speakers includes
Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon
England and Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, director
of the National Security Agency.

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Dec. 12

Deadline for Federal 100

Why: The annual awards program by
Washington Technology's sister publication
Federal Computer Week recognizes the top
leaders and newsmakers in the federal
information technology sector in 2008.
Nominations are open to government and
industry officials. A panel of experts will
choose the winners based on the nominees'
contributions in 2008. One piece of advice:
This is not a popularity contest. The key is

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