Events for the week ahead

Some selected upcoming events, online and in-person, worth noting for the week of Sept. 17-21.

A U.S. Census Bureau web conference will preview the Sept. 20 release of the 2011 American Community Survey estimates. The ACS was targeted for defunding in the House's fiscal 2013 appropriations bill for the Commerce Department and related agencies, but as Commerce’s inspector general recently wrote to Congress (, a wide range of federal programs “rely on ACS data to evaluate program impacts and distribute formula grants.”
Online; 1 p.m. ET. Details at  

The Government Big Data Conference kicks off two days of sessions on the direction of big data research and development across the Federal Government. Speakers include McKinsey and Company’s Eric Braverman, NASA’s Dr. Sasi Pillay and others.
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, VA; all day. Details at  

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on "The Impact of International Technology Transfer on American Research and Development." Witnesses include Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation; Dennis Shea, chairman of U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission; and Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of Business Software Alliance.
Rayburn House Office Building; 2 p.m. ET. Details at  

FCW will present a webinar on the use of mobile and cloud computing to enhance federal workforce effectiveness.
Online; 2 p.m. ET. Details at  

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a panel discussion called, "Does the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report Move Spectrum Policy in the Right Direction?"
ITIF, 1101 K Street NW, Washington DC; 9:30 a.m. ET. Details at

The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association will sponsor a luncheon talk by Defense Department Assistant Deputy CMO David Wennergren.
Sheraton Premier Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA; 11:30 a.m. ET.  

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