Agenda

SEPTEMBER

8 Meeting of the Society for Software Quality Inc.'s Washington, D.C., Area Chapter. Greenbelt Public Library. Greenbelt, Md. Vic Basili, professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the executive director of the Fraunhofer Center-Maryland, will speak on "The Experience Factory," an organizational structure developed to support the Quality Improvement Paradigm. For more information, call Chris Dryer, (202) 767-2894.

9 The Federal Information Management Exchange. Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. Attendees must show government ID when entering. For more information, call John Ray, (202) 501-3473; e-mail, john.ray@gsa.gov.

9-10 Advanced Information Technologies for Government Conference. Renaissance Hotel. Washington, D.C. This Internet/intranet-centric conference will provide an in-depth exploration of new and emerging technologies. Independent experts and Federal Computer Week's own test center lab presentation will lead government technologists to an up-to-the-moment understanding of virtual private networks, firewalls and other cutting-edge Internet/intranet solutions. For more information, call (800) 949-3660; Web, www.fcw.com/events/aitg.htm.

9-10 Information Technology for Manufacturing and Engineering: Integration Tutorials. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md. This event is designed to provide a coherent, up-to-date perspective on current and emerging approaches to integrating manufacturing software applications. For more information, call James Fowler, (301) 975-3180; Web, www.mel.nist.gov/msid/sima/simaconf.html.

9-10 Basic Records Operations. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

9-11 New '98 NetExpo Washington. Washington Convention Center. Washington, D.C. This expo will include seminars, vendors and products in areas such as World Wide Web design, electronic commerce, electronic publishing and design, and knowledge management. For more information, call (703) 536-2100; Web, www.newexpo.com.

11 Advanced Records Operations. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

14 10th Annual Five-Year Forecast of Federal Information Systems. McLean Hilton. McLean, Va. This conference will identify IT opportunities in the federal government and help attendees understand key issues in the government's buying decisions. For more information, call (703) 907-7572; Web, www.eia.org/geia.

14-15 1998 Creating and Maintaining Adequate and Proper Documentation. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

14-17 International Symposium on Intelligent Control/International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation/Intelligent Systems andSemotics 98. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md. This event is designed to focus on theoretical issues, engineering methodologies and applications of intelligent control systems. For more information, call Richard Quintero, (301) 975-3445; Web, isd.cme.nist.gov/proj/is98/.

14-17 XML World Conference and Exposition. Palais de Congres de Hull. Quebec. Attendees will learn why XML is having such an impact on the way information is communicated on the Web. For information, call (800) 260-7501; Web, www.interdoc.ca.

15-17 Documentation 98 East. Hynes Convention Center. Boston. The conference will show the latest document technologies and focus on document management, intranet/extranet publishing, and content management and XML applications. Call (781) 871-9000, Ext. 117; Web, www.capv.com/documentation.

15-17 Government Contracting Workshop Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

16 Monthly Meeting of the Federal Information Management Exchange (formerly IIRMPG). Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. Attendees must show government ID when entering. For more information, call John Ray, (202) 501-3473.

16-17 Records Scheduling and Disposition. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

18 Evaluating and Promoting Records Management. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

19 GPRA Implementation Committee Meeting. Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. Attendees must obtain clearance into the Treasury building. Contact Rita McPheeters, (202) 622-0021, or via e-mail, rita.mcpheeters@treas.sprint.com, with your date of birth by the preceding Wednesday if you wish to attend.

21-25 Federal Records Management. National Archives and Records Administration. Archives II Building. College Park, Md. For more information, call George Chalou, (301) 713-7100, Ext. 259; e-mail, george.chalou@arch2.nara.gov; Web, www.nara.gov/nara/rm/tb98.html.

21 Strategies for Successful Web Sites in 1999. Marriott at Metro Center. Washington, D.C. This seminar will examine emerging technologies and systems for enabling agencies to re-engineer services to the public as well as internal work processes. For more information, call (301) 320-4397; Web, www.digitalgovernment.com.

22 Biometric Consortium Fall '98 Workshop. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Washington, D.C. The focus of this workshop, sponsored by the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is to provide a forum in which industry and users can interact and acquire information about recent developments in biometrics technologies, new applications, measurements and standards. For more information, call Fernando Podio, (301) 975-2947; Web; www.nist.gov/bcworkshop98.

22-24 Fingerprint Data Interchange Workshop. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md. This event is designed to re-evaluate the concepts and information contained in the ANSI Fingerprint and Mugshot Data Interchange Standards. For more information, call R. Michael McCabe, (301) 975-2932; Web, www.itl.nist.gov/div894/894.03/fing/stand2.html.

23 Toward a National Standards Strategy to Meet Global Needs. International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building. Washington, D.C. This event is designed to foster discussion of issues in developing, supporting and using national and international standards that significantly affect U.S. manufacturers and exporters. For more information, call Krista Johnsen-Leuteritz, (301) 975-5104; Web, ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/210/summit.htm.

23-25 Defending Cyberspace '98. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Washington, D.C. This event will provide information on cyberspace fraud, security, and related technologies and issues. For more information, call (800) 487-9180; Web: www.nacha.org.

24-25 Spam Conference. Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort. Santa Barbara, Calif. Sponsored by Software.com, this invitation-only event will bring together the most influential companies and individuals in the Internet technology industry so that they can share their thoughts on the topic of spam.For more information, call Christian Hamilton, (650) 827-7047; e-mail,christian@nrwpr.com.

28-Oct. 1 Kalthoff Fall '98 Engineering Information Technology User Forum and Conference. Omni Rosen Hotel. Orlando, Fla. For more information, call (513) 794-3367; Web, www.kalthoff.com.

29-Oct. 1 Data Management Systems Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

30-Oct. 2 ComNet Conference and Exposition. Moscone Convention Center. San Francisco. This event, produced by IDG Expo Management Co., is the largest technology conference and exposition dedicated to global networking using wide-area telecommunications, data communications networking and Internet technologies.For more information, call (800) 545-EXPO; Web, www.comnetexpo.com.

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OCTOBER

4-6 Eighth Annual ELC Conference: Government/Industry Partnership Solutions for the 21st Century. Richmond Marriott. Richmond, Va. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Geoffroy, (703) 218-1965; e-mail, geoffroy@fgipc.org.

5-9 21st National Information Systems Security Conference. Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Arlington, Va. This event is designed to address today's hottest information systems security issues. For more information, call Tim Grance, (301) 975-4242; Web, csrc.nist.gov/nissc/welcome.htm.

6 Technology Assessment Course. Wheeling Jesuit University. Wheeling, W.Va. Presented by the National Technology Transfer Center. For information, call (800) 678-6882; Web, www.nttc.edu.

6-7 Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase. Agriculture Department. Washington, D.C. Presented by the USDA and several other agencies, IDEAS is designed to promote technologies to enhance accessibility for disabled people. For more information, call Nomiki Handakaros at the Federal Business Council, (800) 878-2940.

6-8 Digital Data Communications and Emerging Technologies Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

8-9 Electronic Book '98. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md. This workshop will focus on portable devices for learning, work and entertainment, and the obstacles and advances in making electronic books possible. For more information, contact Victor McCrary, (301) 975-4321; e-mail, victor.mccrary@nist.gov.

8-9 33rd Annual 10-Year Defense and NASA Electronics Forecast Conference. McLean, Va. For information, contact Margo L. Anderson, (703) 907-7570.

14 The Federal Information Management Exchange. Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. Attendees must show government ID when entering. For more information, call John Ray, (202) 501-3473; e-mail, john.ray@gsa.gov.

14-15 OSCAR II User's Conference. Tampa City Center. Tampa, Fla. The theme of this year's conference is "Network Solutions." For more information, call (301) 696-8758.

14-16 1998 Proactive Engineering Symposium: Technology and Infrastructure. Philadelphia Marriott. Philadelphia. This symposium will focus on searching for answers to critical infrastructure issues in engineering information technology. For more information, visit www.bentley.com/conference.

15-16 NCMA Seminar on Past Performance and Best Value in Source Selection. Hyatt Reston. Reston, Va. This seminar will cover the latest government requirements to evaluate best value and yesterday's performance results when making today's award decisions. For more information, visit the National Contract Management Association's Web site at www.ncmahq.org/.

15-16 Electronic Commerce: Building Business Relations for the 21st Century. Chicago. This seminar will explore the process of planning and implementing electronic catalogs, electronic ordering systems, help desks, customer service centers, maintenance messaging, tracking and other interactive customer support services. This event also will be held Nov. 16-17 (New York) and Nov. 18-19 (San Francisco). For more information, contact Advanced Information Technologies, (800) 882-8684; Web, www.iqpc.com. Please provide Code EC7 when registering or inquiring.

17 GPRA Implementation Committee Meeting. Treasury Department. Washington, D.C. Attendees must obtain clearance into the Treasury building. Contact Rita McPheeters, (202) 622-0021, or via e-mail, rita.mcpheeters@treas.sprint.com, with your date of birth by the preceding Wednesday if you wish to attend.

18-20 AGA's Seventh Annual State and Local Government Leadership Conference. Hyatt Hotel. Sacramento, Calif. For information, call (800) AGA-7211, Ext. 110.

18-21 AFCOM's 1998 Fall Conference and IS Expo Trade Show. Dallas Convention Center. Dallas. This year's theme is "In Search of the Enterprise: Managing Beyond the Glass House." For more information, call (714) 997-7966.

19-20 Information Technology Procurement in the Federal Government. Hyatt Regency Reston. Reston, Va. Conducted by Terry Kelly Associates Inc., this seminar, designed for government and industry, will provide information on selling to or buying for the federal government. For more information, call (703) 450-6048.

19-21 1998 Naval Logistics Conference. Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel. Arlington, Va. The theme for the 1998 conference will be "Positioning Naval Logistics for the 21st Century." For more information, visit www.naval-logistics.org/.

19-23 NetWorld+Interop 98. Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta. This networking event will feature exhibitions, tutorials, workshops, a general conference and the InteropNet, billed as the world's largest short-term, real-time network. For more information, call (800) 962-6513; Web, www.interop.com.

20 Seventh Annual Telecommunications Seminar. Orlando, Fla. Sponsored by Leibowitz & Associates. For information, call Patricia Parra, (305) 530-1322.

20-21 Annual Information Management Conference. Pittsburgh. This conference, sponsored by the Energy Department, is designed to promote interoperability, portability and scalability of computerized applications across networks. For more information, call the Federal Business Council, (800) 878-2940; Web, www.fbcinc.com.

20-21 DOD Acquisition for Government and Industry Managers and Engineers Course. Fort Monmouth, N.J. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

20-22 Architecting Information Systems Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

23 NCMA Seminar on Oral Proposals. Doubletree Hotel. Washington, D.C. This seminar will cover the basic principles in requesting, evaluating and presenting oral proposals. For more information, visit the National Contract Management Association's Web site at www.ncmahq.org/.

23-25 American Association for Artificial Intelligence's Fall Symposium Series. Omni Rosen Hotel. Orlando, Fla. For information, call (650) 328-3123; Web, www.aaai.org/Symposia.

23-25 Second Annual Camden Technology Conference. Camden Opera House. Camden, Maine. This event will gather leading thinkers and industry gurus to examine the worldwide societal impact of the intersection of technology and learning. For more information, call (800) 673-4855; Web, www.camcon.org.

26-28 North American ISDN Users' Forum. Embassy Suites Hotel. Scottsdale, Ariz. This event is designed to examine the role of the North American ISDN Users' Forum in hastening the availability of interoperable, conforming Integrated Services Digital Network products and services that meet users' needs. For more information, call the forum's secretariat, (301) 975-2937; Web, www.niuf.nist.gov/misc/niuf.html.

26-29 21st Century Commerce 1998/CALS Expo International 1998. Long Beach Convention Center. Long Beach, Calif. Launched by the U.S. CALS Industry Steering Group and the Defense Department, this event will offer six technical tracks addressing electronic commerce. The theme of the event is "Global Business Solutions for the New Millennium." For more information, call Fred Lash, (703) 247-9462; Web, www.ndia.org.

26-30 SAS Institute's Data Mining Technology Conference. SAS Institute Inc. World Headquarters. Cary, N.C. This conference is designed to help business decision-makers and technical professionals realize the benefits of data mining. For more information, visit www.sas.com/miningconference.

26-30 Principles of Communications With Applications in Military Systems Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

27-28 Speechtek '98. New York Hilton. New York. This is North America's largest exhibition and conference devoted to the growing industry in speech-recognition technology. For information, call Scott Temple, (203) 834-1122; Web, www.speechtek.com.

27-28 Meeting of the ADP Council of the Southeastern States. For information, call Kitty Tucker, (404) 331-1777; Web, www.gsa.gov/regions/4k/adpfall98.htm.

27-29 Annual Conference on Control, Audit and Security of Information Systems. Westin Peachtree Plaza. Atlanta. This conference will cover the technologies, trends and techniques that are critical to audit and security professionals in today's global economy. For more information, call the MIS Training Institute, (508) 879-7999; Web, www.misti.com.

28 11th GAO Technical Conference and Expo. National Building Museum. Washington, D.C. The theme of this event, sponsored by the General Accounting Office, is "Managing Knowledge to Improve Government Performance." For more information, call Michael O'Neill at the Federal Business Council, (800) 878-2940; Web, www.fbcinc.com/events.

28-29 Second East Coast Small Business Conference. Federal Aviation Administration Southern Regional Headquarters. College Park, Ga. This conference will feature briefings on procurement reform, contracting opportunities, the FAA's Mentor-Protege program, the National Airspace System and the Year 2000. For more information, call the Federal Business Council, (800) 878-2940; Web, www.fbcinc.com/events.

29-30 35th Annual 10-Year Forecast of Defense- and NASA-Related Markets' Electronic Opportunities. McLean Hilton. McLean, Va. The conference will focus on "Modernization Within a Constrained Budget." For more information, call (703) 907-7571; Web, www.eia.org/geia.

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NOVEMBER

2-5 Defense Technical Information Center's 25th Annual Users Meeting and Training Conference. Doubletree Hotel. Arlington, Va. The theme of this year's conference is "Maintaining the Information Edge." For more information, call Julia Foscue, (703) 767-8236; Web, www.dtic.mil.

2-6 Military Satellite Communications Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

3-5 Small Business Tech Expo. Hynes Convention Center. Boston. This event will showcase the latest resources and technologies to launch products and develop partnerships. For more information, (360) 683-1828; Web, www.zyn.com/sbexpo.

8-13 19th Global Electronic Document Systems Conference and Exhibit. Opryland. Nashville, Tenn. Sponsored by Xplor International, the theme of this year's event is "Using Documents to Manage Knowledge." Call (800) 669-7567, Ext. 521; Web, www.xplor.org.

16-17 Year 2000 Contingency Planning for Government. Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Arlington, Va. The theme of this conference is "Ensure Your Organization's Survival Into the New Millennium." For information, call (800) 882-8684; Web, www.iqpc.com/1198.y2gv.htm.

16-20 Command, Control and Communications Course. Fairfax, Va. Sponsored by the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For information, call (800) 336-4583, Ext. 6135; Web, www.afcea.org.

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