Events for the week ahead


12:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center will hold a discussion on "Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care." Participants include Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Gen. Keith Alexander , National Security Agency Director and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.
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10 a.m. ACT-IAC will host a panel discussion on “Strategic Sourcing for IT: Promise and Pitfalls.” Panelists include Mike Smith, director of strategic sourcing, Department of Homeland Security; Jack Kelly, a senior policy analyst at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Larry Goss, deputy CIO at the Interior Department; and Robert Coen, acting director of CIO-SP3 at the CIO-SP3 Small Business and ECS III GWAC Program, National Institute of Health Information Technology Acquisition Center.
Westin D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C.
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8 a.m. MITRE Corporation and the Federal Government Service Oriented Architecture  Community of Practice will host a conference called “Achieving Service Re-use.”
MITRE Campus,’s McLean, Va.
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9 a.m. The Bipartisan Policy Center  will host an event on "Accelerating Electronic Health Information Sharing to Improve Quality and Reduce Costs in Health Care," featuring former Senate Majority Leader Bill First.
The Newseum, Washington, D.C.
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Noon. TechAmerica will host a briefing on big data and the federal government, featuring the leadership of TechAmerica's Big Data Commission to present a comprehensive report.
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
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8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber will host a Cybersecurity Summit featuring Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA, among other speakers.
Chamber headquarters, Washington, D.C.


10 a.m The Brookings Institute will host “Riding the Mobile Wave: The Future of Mobile Computing,” a conversation with Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy and author of “The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything.”
Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
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