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U.S. DoD Holding Cloud Computing "Show & Tell" Workshop

Companies interested in applying for participation in this workshop should contact DeVenCI via e-mail

For anyone not currently working with US Department of Defense, but are interested in offering the DoD cloud computing & related network technology. The Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) will conduct a workshop this October in the Baltimore MD / Washington DC area to help discover emerging technologies relevant to the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG). The workshop will provide selected innovative companies who do not normally conduct business with the Department of Defense with an opportunity to make short presentations to DoD representatives about their technologies and products.

DeVenCI is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) activity whose dual goals are to speed DoD adoption of promising new commercial technologies and to encourage broader commercial support of the DoD supply chain. DeVenCI uses workshops, technical expositions, industry outreach, and a publically available web portal ( to increase the visibility of DoD needs to commercial companies and technology area experts. It provides timely information to DoD users about emerging technical innovations and pilot opportunities. DeVenCI is a catalyst initiative that does not fund the development of new technologies or businesses. Instead, it focuses on knowledge brokering by encouraging and facilitating the sharing of information to speed adoption of emerging technology solutions to DoD user needs.

Companies interested in applying for participation in this workshop should contact DeVenCI via e-mail at [email protected] for an application. All applications must be received on or before August 7, 2009. Selected companies will be responsible for their travel and all other expenses associated with participation in this workshop which will be held in the October timeframe.

DeVenCI is looking for companies who have potential solutions in the following areas:

Information Assurance

a. Toolkits to scan web applications for vulnerabilities
b. Insider threat detection
c. Safe and dynamic data sharing
d. Authentication of users and devices
e. Malware response toolkits
f. Virtual computing technologies for information assurance

Network Applications and Management

a. Real time network monitoring and response
b. Automation of application development and management
c. Virtual computing technologies for network management
d. Next generation social networking

Large Data Networks

a. Large data search and analysis
b. Real time identification and tagging of data
c. Globally scalable distributed storage and data repositories

d. Data agnostic Service Oriented Architectures
e. High speed optical transmission technologies
f. Cloud computing technologies

Mobile Services

a. Location based services, both for wireless and wired
b. Dual use (commercial and military) mobile digital devices
c. Virtual computing technologies for mobile services


Contracting Office Address:
1777 North Kent Street
Suite 9030
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Place of Performance:
Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative
1777 North Kent Street, Suite 9030
Rosslyn, Virginia 22209
United States

Primary Point of Contact.:
DeVenCI Office
[email protected]

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