GBEF 2015 Calendar and Event Synopsis

2015 GBEF Calendar at a Glance

CTO Roundtable at Hickory Hill, McLean, VA

February 4, 2015 3:30PM – 7:00PM

As a follow up to CES Government 2015, a roundtable discussion led by Customs and Border Patrol CTO Wolf Tombe and AMD CTO Mark Papermaster will be held at this historic residence. Participating will be CTOs from government agencies and departments and interested GBEF members as space allows. A reception will follow.

Technology and the War against Global Terrorism

March 18, 2015 3:00PM 8:00PM

The City Club, Washington DC
3:00PM – 5:00PM Program
5:00PM – 8:00PM GBEF reception and dinner (GBEF and invited government guests)

Invited for substantive discussions on the current terror threat to the United States are:

  • Robert O’Neill, author and decorated Navy Seal
  • Hon. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), first Navy Seal elected to Congress

This is the first in a series of GBEF program activities that will integrate into the CES Government 2016 agenda. The program and dinner discussion will include government guests from law Enforcement and homeland security.

Digital Patriots Dinner

April 14, 2015 6:00PM – 9:00PM
National Building Museum, Washington, DC

As part of our partnership with the Consumer Electronics Show and International CES, the GBEF is proud to be a perennial sponsor of this annual recognition dinner for technology leaders in Congress and industry. The GBEF will have a premier table(s) for members and guests.

America's Cyber Threat


Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC
(GBEEF executive director Mary Shea Sutherland is working work with members and the FBI for a date that accommodates most schedules)

An outcome of CES Government 2015 was an invitation by the Cyber Crime division of the FBI for a closed briefing on cybercrime, cyber security and our Nation’s evolving strategy to combat this escalating threat. Members will be required to clear a background check for this briefing. Executive Director Mary Shea Sutherland will contact members to secure appropriate information.

2nd Annual GBEF Richmond-Washington Forum

July Date TBD
State Capitol, Richmond Virginia

Regarded as the GBEF 2014 program highlight, the Forum will feature prominent state and Federal leaders in a disciplined, but informal and highly interactive exchange on the state-Federal connection, and in particular, on the special relationship Virginia government enjoys with Washington as a result of its large Federal footprint. GBEF members will be invited to invite guests as appropriate and as space allows.

GBEF Breakfast Roundtables

The Tower Club, Vienna, Virginia
May 7, 2015
June 18, 2015
September 17, 2015

Three GBEF roundtables will be scheduled with prominent political and career government Technology executives who will be participants of CES Government 2016. Members will be invited to introduce and lead these discussions as interested and appropriate to the issue. We anticipate discussions to relate to the CES Government 2016 program theme.

CES Government Site Visit

August, 2015
Las Vegas

GBEF members will be invited to Las Vegas for a preview of the CESG 2016 conference and program venues. A one-day meeting agenda also is planned and will include briefings on Las Vegas security systems - cyber and physical, together with discussions at the Las Vegas National Fusion Center focused on interoperable communications and information sharing across government jurisdictions and critical infrastructure operations. The exact dates will be communicated when the agenda is confirmed.