AFCEA Bethesda Monthly Breakfast Series
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Bethesda North Marriott
Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd. 
Bethesda, MD 20852
Registration Closes at 2 PM 
on October 9, 2018
Industry Member:
Online: $70
Onsite: $80
Industry Non-Member:
Online: $80
Onsite: $95
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

Systems Modernization:
Build It, Rebuild It or Just Fix It?

Modernization doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Instead, agencies are forced to make countless decisions about how to proceed—evaluating each system in the current environment for how fits into the vision of the future enterprise and how to get it there. The key question seems simple: Build, rebuild, or fix? But that question raises other questions about evolving requirements, capability gaps, acquisition and funding strategies, and a host of other issues.

This event, the second in AFCEA Bethesda’s three-part Modernization Sprint, will look at the factors that agencies should consider as they begin modernizing their systems and related components. Other potential topics to be addressed include:

  • The impact of GSA’s EIS contract on modernization strategies
  • The chicken-or-egg dilemma: Modernize the infrastructure first or the systems?
  • Where to go beyond the end-of-life of software


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:15 AM - 7:40 AMRegistration and Networking


7:40 AM - 8:00 AMNetworking Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMWelcome Remarks

Brad Barker, Vice President of Breakfast Programs, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

8:15 AM - 9:20 AMModerated Panel
Beth Killoran, HHS
Gwen Miller, US Marshals
Kevin Wince, DHS
Tom Temin, Federal News Radio (moderator)
9:20 AM - 9:30 AMClosing Remarks

Jake Brody, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter