Community Events

If you have an upcoming event that would be of interest to intelligence and national security professionals and would like to see it on this page, please submit event information for consideration to

Decompiling the Government: Getting Technologists and Policymakers to Speak the Same Language
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

With the support of the Hewlett Foundation, the GMU National Security Institute is excited to host this event to bridge the gap between non-technical and technical cyber professionals. We hope to gather technologists, including computer scientists, programmers, data scientists, and engineers, who are interested in learning more about the intersection between policy and technology. While most of the event is reserved for networking, we hope that national security-interested technologists start the process of not only learning how to engage with policymakers but also better acquainting themselves with like-minded tech colleagues. We invite you to join this exciting effort to develop a multidisciplinary community ready to tackle hard cybersecurity problems in the policy arena. Register here.

Catch A Lift's First Annual Northern Virginia Benefit 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tower Club (Tysons Corner, VA)

Join military chairs Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) and Gen. Chuck Wald, USAF (Ret.) for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at this inaugural Catch a Lift benefit.  Founded in 2010 in memory of fitness enthusiast, Army Cpl. Christopher Coffland (KIA, Afghanistan, 2009), the Catch A Lift Fund has helped thousands of post 9/11 combat wounded veterans regain their mental and physical health through gym memberships, in home gym equipment, personalized fitness and nutrition programs and a peer support network. Register here.

Acquisition Excellence 2018 by AT-IAC
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Renaissance Washington DC
999 9th Street, Washington, DC

Acquisition innovation and technological innovation are two sides of a single coin – with each playing a role in enabling the other. Join us as we share the current innovative activity and explore the way that innovations in acquisition are being developed, tested and succeeding. We’ll encourage attendees to test new acquisition approaches from among those presented. Diffusion of successful innovations in acquisition enable faster and better outcomes for missions across the government. Register here. (AT-IAC log-in required)

The Cipher Brief Threat Conference
April 8-10, 2018
Sea Island, GA

This one-of-a-kind, invite-only global threat conference featuring dozens of high-level experts from The Cipher Brief’s Expert Network as well as executives from some of the world’s leading private sector companies. Join us for a non-political presentation of threats and solutions and high-level engagement opportunities focused on understanding national and global security threats.​​​ Apply for an invitation.

RSA Conference - USA 2018
April 16-20, 2018
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Take this opportunity to learn about new approaches to info security, discover the latest technology and interact with top security leaders and pioneers. Hands-on sessions, keynotes and informal gatherings allow you to tap into a smart, forward-thinking global community that will inspire and empower you. Register here.

GEOINT 2018 presented by USGIF
April 22-25, 2018
Tampa, FL

Bringing together 3,883 attendees and 240 exhibiting organizations, the GEOINT 2017 Symposium gathered the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges. The Symposium focused on how next generation capabilities and processes such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, cloud computing, agile and enterprise acquisition efforts, object-based production, and change detection are shaping the face of intelligence analysis. Learn about the 2018 GEOINT agenda and registration information.

2018 Security Through Innovation Summit
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Willard InterContinental Hotel Washington, D.C.

Join the top leaders and innovators from the federal IT community and hear from a dynamic lineup of private and public sector experts exploring the key issues central to the future of federal cybersecurity and IT. From how-to's and best practices to expert panel discussions, this FedScoop/CyberScoop summit will feature sessions and breakouts focused on the implications of the White House's 2017 cybersecurity executive order, the emerging security needs of the Defense Department and military services at home and abroad, the future of programs like FedRAMP and CDM, and much more. Register here.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Forum
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Marriott Marquis
Washington, D.C.

The threat landscape is rapidly changing and our adversaries are constantly evolving to improve their capabilities and stay ahead of defensive measures. Your security program needs to keep pace. Join FedScoop/CyberScoop to learn how to use threat intelligence to focus your security program on the threats that matter to your organization.

Intelligence experts will provide an up-to-date overview of the threat landscape with details on the most dangerous threats to organizations. You’ll come away with the understanding of what a robust, cutting-edge threat intelligence program looks like, and how to go beyond threat data to give you the knowledge needed to protect your organization. Register here.

Aspen Security Forum
July 18-21, 2018
Aspen, CO

To answer critical questions about national and homeland security, the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program presents the ninth annual Aspen Security Forum. Each summer, the key security issues of the day are explored in detail during three days of in-depth discussion by top-level present and former government officials, industry leaders, including large and small national security-related companies, as well as private equity investors, merchant and investment bankers, venture capitalists, and other financiers; thought leaders in other think tanks and academe; and nationally noted print and broadcast journalists. Register here.



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