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TechAmerica Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for 50th Annual Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference

Conference to Deliver Comprehensive Analysis of Federal Spending and Business Opportunities for Future

Washington, D.C., September 11, 2014 –The TechAmerica Foundation today announced the keynoter line-up for its 50th annual  Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference. The conference takes place October 28-29 at the Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, Va.

“This year’s 2014 Vision Conference is TechAmerica Foundation’s 50th year of providing a federal market forecast that addresses the Defense, Civilian, and Federal Information Technology markets.  For 50 years, volunteers from across our industry have come together to provide accurate and unbiased market analysis and insights resulting in actionable business forecasts,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA “We are proud to provide a forum where business developers and strategists within the IT industry and federal government annually come to together to examine and share the collective work and intellectual analysis of our Vision team.”

“More than 200 industry member volunteers and hundreds of government executives collaborated to build the qualitative and quantitative analysis presented at our Foundation’s Vision Forecast Conference,” said Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice present, TechAmerica.  “Attendees will gain a competitive edge in the federal marketplace as they gather valuable insight into the future of government spending.  I’m looking forward to diving into the research findings and hearing from our all-star keynote line-up.”

Keynote speakers include Frank Kendall, under secretary, U.S. Defense for acquisition, technology & logistics; Mike McCord, under secretary and chief financial officer, U.S. Defense; Stan Collender, national director, financial communications, Qorvis MSLGROUP; and John Streufert, director, federal network resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Under Secretary of Defense Frank Kendall is responsible for acquisition; research and engineering; developmental testing; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base. He is the leader of the Department of Defense’s efforts to increase the department’s buying power and to improve the performance of the defense acquisition enterprise.

Under Secretary of Defense Mike McCord serves as the principal advisor to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on all budgetary and financial matters, including the development and execution of the department’s annual budget of more than $500 billion.

Stan Collender at Qorvis MSLGROUP is one of the foremost experts on the federal budget, federal spending and revenues, the national debt and the congressional budget process. He frequently advises banks, investment banks, hedge funds and other major Wall Street players on fiscal policy, federal budget developments and the likely outcome of current deliberations in Washington. He also works closely with corporations and associations on spending and tax issues.

John Streufer at the Department of Homeland Security leads the agency’s efforts to boost the security, resilience and reliability of the nation’s IT and communications infrastructure. His group within the agency has implemented contracts for continuous monitoring as a service to federal, state and local governments, and for security dashboards to inform and prioritize cyber risk assessments across the government.

The 50th annual TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference will deliver a rich, comprehensive and widely referenced analysis of federal spending and business opportunities for the future. To view the complete agenda, visithttp://www.techamericafoundation.org/vision-agenda.

About TechAmerica Foundation

Launched in 1981, the TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA. The foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, defense and federal IT forecasts, and technology employment and international trade indicators. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings with the public. Learn more about the foundation atwww.techamericafoundation.org.