U.S. Department of Commerce Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium
Approximately $2.5 billion is spent each year on computer hardware, software and services, networking, telecommunications and IT at the Department of Commerce. To help ensure that the Departments budget is wisely and appropriately used, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) hosts an annual Cybersecurity Awareness Sympoisum, featuring guest speakers from the global technology community, thought-provoking presentations and an exhibit hall. This event is only open to federal agency employees and contractors, all of whom receive promotions about the event (FBC specifically targets all Department of Commerce HQ personnel, particularly those specializing in secure computing and related fields). The event attracts a broad audience throughout the Department of Commerce, its 12 bureaus and the surrounding agencies. Participating capability providers can expect personnel with titles such as: Security Specialist, Telecom Analyst, Program/Project Manager, Engineer and IT Specialist. Exhibiting at the Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium at the Department of Commerce is a great choice for industry partners seeking to get face-to-face time with OCIO personnel, increase brand visibility and build trust with an engaged IT audience. In 2019, attendance was over 250! About the Department of Commerces Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) The OCIO’s mission is to provide information technology leadership that advances the Department of Commerce’s mission, improves IT management effectiveness and delivers superior results to its customers and to the citizens of the United States. The OCIO supports the use of leading-edge IT to enable the Department to accomplish its mission effectively, while delivering excellence in the products and services provided to its customers. This is accomplished in part by leading the Department’s IT strategic and operational planning process and through the development and implementation of policies in the areas of information technology planning and oversight, management, acquisition, enterprise architecture, electronic government and cybersecurity.