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AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event: FY19 IT MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES

The City Club (map)

This After Hours event is primarily networking-focused event facilitating one-on-one conversations. In addition, there will be a brief 15-20 minute program in the middle of the event (around 7 pm) that will provide our featured guest with seven to ten minutes to share some of their success stories and advice to the next generation of IT professionals and change agents and answer questions. This event is targeted for people developing their IT government or contractor careers in public service, as well as experienced professionals with experience that they are willing to share.  We believe that Federal public service is supported by Federal employees and their supporting contractors.
 
This is a widely attended gathering.  There will be a cash bar at this event.

This event is part of an annual series of AFFIRM After Hours Networking events, offering our members and guests the chance to connect after working hours. CIOs and other IT professionals from many Federal agencies will be in attendance, along with partners from the IT industry with whom to network and interact.

Registration:

There is no cost to register. A cash bar will be available at the City Club.  Registration is strongly requested, but not required.

Venue: City Club

Metro: Metro Center: Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines

 

Swing for Scholarships: AFFIRM's 11th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf & Tennis Classic

Join the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM), a 501(c)3 non-profit, as we “swing” to raise money for our scholarship program. Proceeds will be dedicated to the AFFIRM Scholarship Fund to support the education of future IT leaders.

Event includes:

  • Donation to the scholarship fund

  • Refreshments throughout the day

  • Raffle prizes

  • Awards reception and Thanksgiving-style dinner

  • Tennis tournament (tennis registration only)

  • Greens fees and carts (golf registration only)

  • Putting and longest drive contests (golf registration only)

  • Morning coffee/pastries and boxed lunch (golf registration only)

Last year, AFFIRM was able to give $50,000 in scholarships due to the great success of this tournament, among other AFFIRM events.  Over the past five years, the AFFIRM golf
tournament has raised over $88,000 for scholarships.  Last year’s golf tournament raised over $21,000.  

AFFIRM has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to colleges and universities in
DC, Maryland and Virginia.  Recipients of the AFFIRM scholarships and endowments include Black Girls CODE, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Urban ED, Year Up, and University of Maryland University College Foundation.

Help us reach our goal of raising $23,000 for scholarships at this year’s event!

This year’s sponsorship opportunities can be viewed by clicking here.

TIME:

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Golf)
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Tennis)

AGENDA:

9:00 am - 10:00 am (Golf) | Registration/Warm-up
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Golf) | Shotgun Start; Scramble
12:00 pm – 1:00pm (Tennis) | Registration/Warm-up
3:00 pm  - 4:00 pm (All) | Awards & Thanksgiving Dinner

REGISTRATION COSTS:

GOLF
Government Members: $75
Government Non-Members: $85.00
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $175.00
Industry Non-members: $200.00

TENNIS
Government: $50.00
Industry: $75.00

AWARDS DINNER ONLY
Government: $30.00
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners & Industry: $65.00

LOCATION:
River Creek Country Club
43800 Olympic Boulevard
Leesburg, VA  20176

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Reception Sponsor
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor
Whiskey & Cigar Sponsors

Morning Coffee Sponsor
Putting Contest Sponsor
Beverage Cart Sponsors

Prize Sponsor
Hole Sponsors


November Monthly Speaker Series: Technology Acquisition in Government: The Marriage of Outcome and Innovation

Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)

As the pace of technological change accelerates, government agencies are looking for ways to keep up the pace by tapping innovative ways to spur the buying process. Techniques such as Other Transaction Authorities promise to cut contract delivery time by 50% in the near future. These procurement approaches encourage innovation while reducing the risk and conserving budget.

This briefing will bring together government agencies leading the charge in pairing rapidly evolving technologies with accelerated purchasing techniques to keep government IT on the leading edge. 

This event is on the record.

AFFIRM is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are 1.25 PDUs available for this program.

Speakers:

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Scott Stewart, Procurement Services Directorate, DISA

Angie Donahoo, Contracting Officer/Project Manager, GSA – FEDSIM

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the Other Transaction Authorities and how the Department of Defense has led in its use.

  • Understand the principles driving procurement reform including policy initiatives, modernization mandates, and organizational leadership.

  • Explain the impact of rapid procurement initiatives on small businesses, academia, and major government contractors.

  • Detail best practices in using acquisition innovation from agencies in the forefront of change.

Schedule:

Registration: 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Registration Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00

 

Register through Eventbrite. Onsite registration adds $10.00 to the ticket price.

Location: 
Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro:
Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking:
Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.

 

AFFIRM After Hours IT Networking Event: IT’S New Positions in AI, Cyber, IOET

The City Club (map)

This After Hours event is primarily networking-focused event facilitating one-on-one conversations. In addition, there will be a brief 15-20 minute program in the middle of the event (around 7 pm) that will provide our featured guest with seven to ten minutes to share some of their success stories and advice to the next generation of IT professionals and change agents and answer questions. This event is targeted for people developing their IT government or contractor careers in public service, as well as experienced professionals with experience that they are willing to share.  We believe that Federal public service is supported by Federal employees and their supporting contractors.
 
This is a widely attended gathering.  There will be a cash bar at this event.

This event is part of an annual series of AFFIRM After Hours Networking events, offering our members and guests the chance to connect after working hours. CIOs and other IT professionals from many Federal agencies will be in attendance, along with partners from the IT industry with whom to network and interact.

Registration:

There is no cost to register. A cash bar will be available at the City Club.  Registration is strongly requested, but not required.

Venue: City Club

Metro: Metro Center: Red, Blue, Orange and Silver lines

 

December Monthly Speaker Series: Federal Technology 2019 and Beyond: Building for Innovation

Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)

Government technology modernization initiatives launched in 2018 have jump-started innovation by expanding the use of modern commercial technologies that are effective, economical, and secure; reducing the impact of cybersecurity risks by safeguarding IT systems, sensitive data, and networks; leveraging common solutions and innovative practices to improve efficiency, increase security, and ultimately meet citizens’ needs.

This briefing will discuss the findings of the 55th annual 2019 PSC Vision Federal Market Forecast of defense and civilian projected I.T. spending with a panel of agency thought-leaders looking ahead to 2019 and their purchasing priorities.

This event is on the record.

AFFIRM is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). There are 1.25 PDUs available for this program.

U.S. Marines will be on hand to accept toys and financial contributions for this year’s Toys for Tots program.

Speakers TBA

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a concise, quantifiable assessment of the budgets, programs, priorities, and issues in a rapidly changing environment in government procurement.
  • Define industry’s role in technology innovation, requirements development, upcoming opportunities, and future needs of government.
  • Understand approaches to encourage greater government / industry communication and interchange on issues, technology, programs and other areas of mutual interest.
  • Explain budgetary priorities across the defense and civilian agencies and the funding for areas of growth.

Schedule:

Registration: 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Registration Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00

In the spirit of this season of giving, AFFIRM will continue our annual tradition of supporting the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. Kindly bring unwrapped toys, books, other gifts or cash/check donations to our December event. We will highlight this annual toy collection and our special Marine Corps guests at this December program. If you cannot attend, please click here to give a gift to Toys for Tots directly.

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Location: 
Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro:
Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking:
Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.

January Monthly Speaker Series: Trailblazing Women in Government IT

  • Clyde's of Gallery Place (map)
  • 707 7th Street Northwest
  • Washington, DC, 20001
  • United States

Since the passage of the Pendleton Act of 1883, it has been a fundamental value of civil service to draw from all segments of society, and the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Civil Service was Treasury Department employee Mary Hoyt in September of 1883.

Now over a century later, diversity of experience and perspective in government continue to flourish.  Women in the public sector have played pivotal roles in moving toward a more open, innovative, and responsive government.

This panel will discuss the path to successfully maintain a workforce that reflects gender-diversity and the attributes that make both men and women successful in information technology fields in the Federal workforce today.

Learning objectives:

·       Detail factors that contribute to government’s leadership over industry in employing women in technology leadership.

·       Review attributes such as collaboration and teamwork where gender diversity enhances results.

·       Delineate common barriers to diversity in STEM-related careers and OPM’s programs to overcome workforce inequality.

Registration: 11:30am
Luncheon: 11:50am
Program: 12:15pm
Adjourn: 1:30pm

Registration Costs:
Government & Academia employees: Complimentary
AFFIRM Sustaining Partners: $70.00
Industry Non-members: $110.00
Onsite registration: $10.00 surcharge.

 

Metro:
Chinatown/Gallery Place (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

Parking:
Parking is available in the building. The entrance to the Gallery Place parking garage is off of 6th Street, NW between H and G streets, NW.