The Federal Programs Conference is the most important event on the annual MAPPS calendar. Members will hear briefings from major federal agencies about their budgets, programs, and upcoming contracting opportunities. Members will also visit the offices of their U.S. Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill, advocating for legislation that will benefit private geospatial firms and the clients they serve.
3/12/2013 to 3/13/2013
Tuesday, March 12 & Wednesday, March 13
See Agenda for Details
The Westin City Center
1400 M Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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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.
|8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Speakers and times subject to change
|8:00 AM||Stephen Deloach||United States Army Corps of Engineers||Presentation|
|8:30 AM||David LeBranche||Office of the Secretary of Defense (DISDI)||Presentation|
|9:00 AM||Carl Zulick||USDA Forest Service HQ||Presentation|
|9:30 AM||Mark DeMulder ||US Geological Survey||Presentation|
|10:15 AM||Sandra Broadnax||National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency||(No Presentation)|
|10:45 AM||Dr. Mike McNerney||Federal Aviation Administration||Presentation|
|11:15 AM||Dr. Holly Bamford||National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA)|
National Ocean Service (NOS)
|12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.|
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
Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency
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.
DHS/DOD & NGA
|2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Agency Briefings (continued)|
|2:30 PM||Dr. Jerry Johnston||Department of the Interior||Presentation|
|3:00 PM||Col. Paula Loomis||United States Air Force||Presentation|
|4:00 PM||Paul Rooney||Federal Emergency Management Agency||Presentation|
|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.|
|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|
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Capitol Hill Lunch Sponsor:
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.|
|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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