2 Creating Customer Value for Sustained Success. Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner. McLean, Va. This breakfast presentation will highlight the practices of today's marketplace innovators and will feature Fred Wiersema as the keynote speaker. For more information, call (703) 716-0413.

2 Speech-Recognition Seminar. Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Bell Atlantic, the seminar will focus on demonstrating the latest advances in speech-recognition technology. For more information, call (202) 392-0482.

2 On-site Technology Expo. U.S. Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md. For more information, call Tom Needham, (800) 878-2940, Ext. 237.

3 On-site Technology Expo. State Department. Washington, D.C. For more information, call Liz Hood, (800) 878-2940, Ext. 227.

3-4 Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Systems and Applications. National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md. The conference aims to encourage interaction among industry, communication users and government agencies to exchange information about wavelength-division multiplexing systems and develop new applications of the technology. For more information, call (301) 975-4321; Web,

3-5 TeleCon West. Anaheim Convention Center. Anaheim, Calif. This conference focuses on teleconferencing, interactive multimedia and collaborative communications and will feature more than 100 sessions, five keynote presentations and an exhibition with 250 vendors. For more information, call (800) 829-3400; Web,

4 On-site Technology Expo. U.S. Geological Survey. Reston, Va. For more information, call Tom Needham, (800) 878-2940, Ext. 237.

7-12 LISA '99, The 13th Systems Administration Conference. Seattle Conference Center. Seattle, Wash. "The only conference by and for system administrators" will include tutorials, refereed papers, invited talks and informal discussions on every area of systems administration. For more information, visit

8-10 Defense Technology Information Center 26th Annual Users Meeting and Training Conference. DoubleTree Hotel. Arlington, Va. The theme of this conference is "Information Strategies, Policies and Possibilities," and the keynote speaker on Nov. 10 is Richard Kirkland. The conference also will include a two-day technology expo. For more information, call Bob Jeffers, (800) 878-2940, Ext. 226.

8-12 12th Annual Software Development Conference and Expo. Washington Convention Center. Washington, D.C. This five-day event will include more than 150 educational seminars, full-day tutorials, design clinics and an expo floor with more than 150 software companies. For more information, call (415) 905-2702; Web,

10 National Coalition of Minority Businesses First Annual Awards Dinner. Four Seasons Hotel. Washington, D.C. Awards will include the Ronald H. Brown Award for Government Excellence, Government Prime Contractor of the Year and Telecommunications Company of the Year. For more information, call (202) 663-8111.

14-16 The Enterprise Front End - Managing Customer Interactions. The Hotel Viking. Newport, R.I. FCW's fall Government CIO Summit will focus on how advances in customer relationship management are relevant to government environments. For more information or to request an invitation, call Lucy Cooley, (703) 876-5081.

16 Performance-Based Services Contracting. Seminar. Temple University. Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the National Contract Management Association, this seminar will help attendees develop performance-based services contracting solicitations and statements of work. For more information, call (215) 814-5305.

16-18 Connecting Technology Symposium. Town and Country Convention Center. San Diego. This event will bring together technology leaders from the Marine Corps, the Navy and the Coast Guard to examine emerging technologies, Navy information technology policy and current IT issues. For more information, call (619) 524-7540; Web,

18 Beyond Competence: A Dialogue With Susan Kellogg; Tips and Tools for Executive Success. Ritz Carlton. McLean, Va. At Women in Technology's November event, Susan Kellogg, president of Optima Training and Research Inc., will discuss her role as a consultant and coach to organizations and individuals. For more information, call (703) 818-3799; Web,

30-Dec. 2 Federal Wireless Users' Forum. Holiday Inn on the Bay. San Diego. This workshop will help educate users about wireless services and technologies, expose industry to government's wireless needs and share strategies for using wireless communications. For more information, visit


6-8 Enterprise Intelligence World Summit. Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa. Orlando, Fla. This conference, sponsored by the Knowledge Management Consortium International, will explore knowledge management technologies and standards. For more information, call (781) 275- 7493; Web,

6-10 15th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference. Phoenix, Ariz. Sponsored by the Applied Computer Security Associates, this conference will focus on practical solutions to real-world security problems. For more information, visit

8 Security and Privacy: Protecting Your Agency and the Public as you Move Into the Information Age. Washington, D.C. This program will take a strategic look at the issues and solutions involved in providing government services online. For more information, call (301) 320-9121; Web,

9-10 Seminar on Electronic Patient Records. Chicago. This seminar will prepare attendees for the rapid developments in the Information Age and the role electronic health records will play. For more information, call (617) 964-3923, Ext. 223; Web,


6-9 The 2000 International CES - Your Source for Workstyle and Lifestyle Technology. Las Vegas. The conference will showcase the latest products in work style and life style technologies, include electronic commerce, home networking, digital audio and video, and wireless products. Scott McNealy, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems Inc., will deliver the executive perspective keynote address. For more information, visit

24-27 ComNet/Washington, D.C., 2000. Washington, D.C., Convention Center Washington, D.C. This event combines the products, services and technologies used in deploying private and public networks with the strategies for harnessing the power of the public networks within the enterprise. For more information, call (800) 545-EXPO; Web,

-- For more events, go to and click on IT Daybook/Agenda. To submit events, fax a press release to Lauren Hillman at (703) 876-5126 or e-mail, [email protected]


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