2013 Federal Programs Conference
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3/12/2013 to 3/13/2013
When: 3/12/2013
Where: The Westin City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Sally Palatiello

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The Federal Programs Conference is the most important event on the annual MAPPS calendar. At this conference, members will hear briefings from major federal agencies on their budgets, programs, and upcoming contracting opportunities. It would take a firm months and tens of thousands of dollars to compile the Federal market overview you'll get in one day at the MAPPS conference. Members will also go to Capitol Hill to visit their state's U.S. Representative and Senators, advocating for legislation that will benefit private geospatial firms and the clients they serve. If you've never attended, MAPPS staff will prepare you for your Congressional visits. MAPPS is the only organization that hosts an activity like this representing the geospatial profession. This is the only event on the MAPPS calendar that is for
members only.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m.


Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sponsorship Available

Agency Briefings

2013 Speakers
Speakers and times subject to change
8:00 AMStephen DeloachUnited States Army Corps of EngineersPresentation
8:30 AMDavid LeBrancheOffice of the Secretary of Defense (DISDI)Presentation
9:00 AMCarl ZulickUSDA Forest Service HQPresentation
9:30 AMMark DeMulder US Geological SurveyPresentation
10:00 AMBreak

10:15 AMSandra BroadnaxNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency(No Presentation)
10:45 AMDr. Mike McNerneyFederal Aviation AdministrationPresentation
11:15 AMDr. Holly BamfordNational Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA)
National Ocean Service (NOS)

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Merrick & Company Logo

Networking Lunch
MAPPS lunch speakers will discuss implementation of the MAP-21 Act. It includes significant provisions reforming the FEMA flood map program and numerous provisions creating geospatial data and service requirements in the federal highway program

Doug Bellomo
Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency

John Baxter
Associate Administrator for Infrastructure, Federal Highway Administration

2012 MAPPS Geospatial Projects and Services Excellence Awards - Grand Winner
Tim Stagg, AeroMetric, Inc.

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Agency Liaison Meetings

MAPPS has had standing committees with agency partners since 2003. These Federal Agency Liaison committees allow for a dialog between the private sector and their government partners.


2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Agency Briefings (continued)

2:30 PM
Dr. Jerry JohnstonDepartment of the InteriorPresentation
3:00 PM
Col. Paula Loomis
United States Air Force
4:00 PMPaul RooneyFederal Emergency Management AgencyPresentation

4:30 p.m. Legislative Issues & Capitol Hill Briefing

MAPPS staff will provide a brief review the legislative issues MAPPS Members will discuss with their Senators and Representatives.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sponsorship Available

Networking Reception

6:30 p.m.
Sponsorship Available

MAPPS PAC Inner Circle Dinner
This event is by invitation only and open to MAPPS PAC Inner Circle Members. To join the Inner Circle click here.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), serving his 1st term, is a member of five committees: Budget; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC); and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Sen. Johnson was recently named Ranking Member for the HSGAC Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), serving his 1st full term, is a member of three committees: Oversight & Government Reform; Science, Space & Technology; and Transportation & Infrastructure. Rep. Massie was recently named Chair of the Science Subcommittee on Technology.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
7:00 a.m.Check-In
7:15 a.m.
Sponsorship Available

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Capitol Hill Lunch Sponsor:

Sponsorship Available
Congressional Breakfast

Guest Speakers:

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) is serving his second term representing Ohio’s 6th Congressional District. As a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Rep. Johnson is assigned to three subcommittees: Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade; Environment and the Economy; and Oversight and Investigations.

Appointments with members of the U.S. House and Senate
Between appointments, stop by:

Roosevelt/Taft Room (4th Floor)
Capitol Hill Club
300 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Room open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sponsorship Available
Capitol Hill Debrief and Networking Reception*
Bolton Room (3rd Floor)
Capitol Hill Club

300 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

*Please note a NEW reception planned at the conclusion of the day. Most congressional appointments will not end until 5:00 p.m. Departure flights should be planned with his in mind.

Reagan National Airport (DCA)

From Reagan National Airport, you can take Metro to the Westin City Center. Take a blue line train to McPherson Square station. Walk three blocks north on 15th Street, turn right on M Street and the Westin City Center will be on your right.

If you prefer to take a taxi from National Airport to the Westin City Center, the fare is approximately $14, excuding any tip.

If you fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD), you have two options. A Washington Flyer taxi to the Westin for approximately $60 or you can also take a Washington Flyer Coach (bus) to the West Falls Church Metro Station. Then take a Metro Orange Line train to McPerson Square. Walk three blocks north on 15th Street, turn right on M Street and the Westin City Center will be on your right.

If you are arriving at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), the most efficient transfer to downtown Washington, DC is by train. The local MARC trains provide service from the BWI Rail Station to Union Station in Washington, DC. There is a free shuttle bus service between the airport terminal and rail station. Amtrak trains are quicker but a little more costly. Take either train to Union Station, then take a Metro red line train to the Farragut North station. Walk three blocks east on K Street, then 2 blocks north to M Street, and the Westin city Center will be on your right.

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