Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014. NSF Funding Opp Webinar and Workshop

NSF Funding Opp Webinar and Workshop
To: "Reeves, Philip (DSLBD)" <Philip.Reeves@dc.gov>

I wanted to send a quick note about the NSF solicitation that is due on June 10th.

1.       As a reminder, you should get in touch with the program manager for your topic if you’re planning to submit a proposal. The email to the program manager should consist of a 1-2 page executive summary discussing the following aspects of the project: 1) the company and team, 2) the market opportunity, value proposition, and customers, 3) the technology/innovation, and 4) the competition.

For more information about the NSF grant (and to see the program manager contact info) please click here

2.       NSF is hosting a webinar about the solicitation on April 30th at 2:00pm. To register for the webinar click here

3.       DSLBD is partnering with Anant Labs to host a proposal workshop around the NSF application on May 3rd. To learn more about the workshop click here


PHILIP REEVES, Manager, Small Business Technology and Innovation
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June 11, 2014. The Eighth (8th) Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference “Contingency Management – How Do Civil Authorities and the Military Work Together”.

The Joint Force Headquarters, Military District of Washington (JFHQ/MDW)
in Collaboration with
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Public Safety Chaplains Subcommittee
The Eighth (8th) Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference
Contingency Management –
How Do Civil Authorities and the Military Work Together

           The Joint Force Headquarters/Military District of Washington’s (JFHQ/MDW) 8th Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference entitled “Contingency Management – How Do Civil Authorities and the Military Work Together” will be held on WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 at the Spates Club at Fort Myer beginning with Registration and Continental Breakfast at 7:30 AM and Opening Prayer at 8:00 AM.  PLEASE MARK/UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS ACCORDINGLY!! 

            The JFHQ-NCR Chaplains, represented by  CH (Commander) Paul Anderson and CH (COL) Michael Brainerd, Command Chaplain, JFHQ-NCR/MDW will have the lead.  As always, it will be another wonderful training day. 

            This training is pertinent also to Police, Fire and Emergency Managers.  This training has been prepared also with Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Manager attendees in mindYour attendance and participation (or proxy) is requested. 


            If you have not already done so, you may register by clicking HERE OR by going to the COG Events Calendar at www.mwcog.org, and following the calendar to Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Please click on the associated registration link towards the bottom of the registration page.

            Continental Breakfast will be provided beginning at 7:30 AM

            Lunch will once again, be provided compliments of the Joint Force Headquarters Military District of Washington.

            Certificates will be provided to all registrants who have registered on or before Monday, June 9, 2014.  You must complete the entire day’s training in order to receive your certificate.  Certificates will only be available at the close of the training at 3:00 PM (1500 Hours).

            Proper Identification will be required in order to enter the military base.  Please be prepared to provide Official Driver’s License and auxiliary ID.
            Please see attached Fort Myer Travel Directions.

            If you have any special dietary needs, e.g., kosher and/or gluten free meals, please contact Sargeant Joshua Nelson at Joshua.T.Nelson.mil@mail.mil at your very earliest convenience.  For your specific groups, please specify how many of the special meals you will need.

            For questions or any other special requests, please contact Dennis Bailey at DBailey@mwcog.org at your very earliest convenience.  You may also reach Dennis Bailey on the morning of the event at 202-441-9104.

            We look forward to another wonderful training event and to seeing you all!

May 20-22, 2014. 4th USAfrica Air Transportation Summit/Expo


The 4th USAfrica Air Transportation Summit/Expo is approximately 3 weeks away,  May 20-22, 2014, and here are few announcements:
We are pleased to let you know that Mr. Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA is our luncheon keynote speaker on Wednesday, May 21.
Francesco Violante, CEO, SITAAdd a descriptionFrancesco Violante has been CEO of SITA since 2006. Under his leadership,  SITA has undergone a dramatic transformation with the merging of previously separate entities into a single company, delivering complex IT solutions to the world's air transport industry.  His vision is to strengthen SITA's position at the heart of the air transport industry by using technology to solve industry and business issues. To this end, he initiated the creation of the SITA Lab as a world class R&D facility and oversaw the opening of a software center of  excellence in Ireland.

Francesco has grown the company to achieve consolidated revenues of  US$1.57 billion in 2012 and employ over 4,500 staff in 200 countries and territories. In addition, over 1,800 people work for SITA in offshore operations, predominantly on software development in India. SITA won over  $1 billion worth of new business for the first time in 2006 and has repeated this achievement every year since.   Read more! 
It's not too late to register, but please do so immediately if you have not
already done so - Register here!      

Hotel Accommodations: We have secured the special rate of $129.00 per night plus applicable taxes at the Summit/Expo hotel, the Double Tree by Hilton located at 711 NW 72 nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33126, Tel: 305-261-3800 

The Doubletree is conveniently adjoins the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC), and offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from Miami International Airport (MIA).
To receive this special rate you  must  register by May 7, 2014,
and use  the special rate code, Group Code:  AVI  to receive  the discount Click here to make hotel reservations!
We look forward to seeing everyone next month!



Could your plans take the scrutiny? Training Opportunity - Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) Series

You’ve written the plans (hazard, pandemic, containment, etc.).

Have you designed your plan, policy, and procedures with any of the exercise types: table-top, drills, functional, full-scale, etc. in mind?

Now that your plans are written part of your planning should have been for the implementation of exercising the plans.  

If not, step back and re-write before final approval.  

Design exercises in your overall project planning, and approval process.


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Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) Series

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The Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) is a three-course series designed to improve the capabilities of emergency management exercise personnel in every phase of the overall exercise process and in accordance with the policy, doctrine, practices and tools in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)...

Emergency Management Institute Mission

To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Read more about EMI's mission...=============

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Google for Education Student Ambassador Program

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Student Ambassador Program
Google for Education

    The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors:
  • Learn about innovative Google products and programs.
  • Plan and host fun events on campus.
  • Act as a campus contact for Google teams.
  • Help Google better understand each university's culture. 

                         Ambassador requirements
      Ambassadors are thrilled by new technology, enthusiastic about Google, and involved in their school communities. They have majors from Computer Science, to Anthropology, to Business, to Zoology! Google Ambassadors have the opportunity to enhance their professional development, leadership, and communication skills, and access to a unique network of Google Ambassadors across the world. Plus, there's swag!
An ideal Student Ambassador is:
  • Enrolled in full-time undergraduate/postgraduate study
  • Available 10 hours per month to spend on Google evangelist work
  • Familiar with Google products including but not limited to Google Docs, Chrome, Search, and YouTube
  • An active Google+ user
  • Involved with student organizations and activities.


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