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Is one ethics officer enough for 18,674 VA employees?

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Partnership names CDC team Federal Employee of the Year

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The Senate left Washington without confirming several of President Barack Obama's nominees for the executive branch.

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TechAmerica dismisses Mike Hettinger as head of public sector practice

The industry association is once again in turmoil as it gets rid of Mike Hettinger, who was brought in to stabilize the association after a tumultuous year. TechAmerica brings in two consultants, Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt, to handle the day-to-day activities of the organization in the meantime.

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A new government and industry group focuses on healthcare IT.

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Allen Federal Business Partners

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Congress and the Intelligence Community (September)

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Department of Health and Human Services Cybersecurity Awareness Forum

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37th World Energy Engineering Congress

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12th Annual Enterprise Architecture

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DOE HQ Cybersecurity Awareness Day

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Negotiating Strategies for Subcontracts

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Cleared Job Fair

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Benefits Realization and Visualization Tutorial and Roundtable for Government

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2014 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition

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Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair

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Health Insurance Exchanges Forum

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DOD Research & Development

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3rd Internal Controls & DCAA Audits for Government Contractors

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LinkedIn Black Belt Workshop

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Washington Navy Yard

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State Health Issues Conference

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U.S. Army ITA Security Forum

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CA Technologies Government Summit

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KM Institute - Knowledge Management Certification Training

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Contract Compliance Week

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International Government Contracting Week

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3d Printing and Additive Manufacturing Symposium

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Using Cloud Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Monitoring SLA Performance...

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Federal Cybersecurity Update II: Detecting Cyber Intrusions Within

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) IT Security Day

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EMC Federal Summit 2014: Redefine Federal IT

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Library of Congress Cybersecurity Awareness Expo

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2014 Vision Conference

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USDA Cyber Security Symposium and Expo 2014

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AGILE Development in Government Training Workshop IV: Implementing and...

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NCMA 33rd Annual Government Contract Management Symposium

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2014 EDGE Summit

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Military Hiring Conference - Norfolk, VA

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The New Rules for Selling Products to the Government

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Export Documentation Seminar in Washington, DC

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Tariff Classification Seminar in Washington, DC

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Academy BP-103 Federal Technology Customer Relationship Management

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NDIA's Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum 2014

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Corporate Gray Security Clearance Job Fair

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Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards

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Ft. Meade Technology Expo

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NAFTA Rules of Origin Seminar in Washington, DC

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BP-104 Creating an Innovative Technology Environment

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BP-105 Data Information Sharing Across Federal Agencies

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International Letters of Credit Seminar in Washington, DC

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DSI 2014 Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

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NDIA's 19th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

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Navy Capitol Hill Workshop (November)

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U.S. Department of State/Foreign Service Institute/Shultz Center

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SBSN Conference: Teaming and Positioning in the Marketplace

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AFCEA International Honors

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GITEC & AFFIRM: "Information Technology: Catalyst for Innovation, Accelerator...

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Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management 2014 USA

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Government Sales Boot Camp: From Theory to Practice

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Stealing from Uncle Sam

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FedScoop50 Awards

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Government IT Sales Summit

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Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Emergency Planning in the Government...

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Fort Lee Technologoy Expo

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AFCEA Bethesda's 7th Annual Health IT Day

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NDIA Mastering Business Development Workshop

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Government Video Expo

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Fort Eustis Technology Expo

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B2G Content Boot Camp

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Langley Air Force Base Technology Expo

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DIA Technology Expo

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GTRA SecureGOV Council Meeting

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Black Hat Trainings

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Law Enforcement Homeland Security Forum & Technology Expo

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Proposal Development – Beyond the Ordinary!

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Cybersecurity Technology Symposium

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Understanding the SBA's Affiliation Rules Class

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

NDIA's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Briefing

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - Thursday, February 5th, 2015

2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Monday, February 9th, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

TeleStrategies Federal Networks 2015

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Children's Gala: "A Night for the Children"

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 - Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Sea-Air-Space

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

AFCEA Bethesda's Government-wide Initiatives Excellence Awards

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - Thursday, May 14th, 2015

DC EAR Export Controls / ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar Series

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - Thursday, June 4th, 2015

GEOINT 2015 Symposium

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