Federal Business Council
As part of Cybersecurity Awareness month in the Federal Government the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is conducting a series of events to highlight the need for Cybersecurity Awareness in the workforce. Training sessions will be held in the J.D. Hill Auditorium and will be open to all NRO personnel and contractors with access to NRO HQ. The event on 10/07/19 will be the only event featuring an Exposition of current Cybersecurity products and services and thus the only chance for vendors to reach the NRO audience. The Expo will be held on the Atrium in the J.D. Hill Conference Center.
Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) develops and operates unique and innovative overhead reconnaissance systems and conducts intelligence-related activities for U.S. national Security.
The NRO also maintains ground stations at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as well as a presence at the Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap, Australia, and the Royal Air Force Base Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom. NRO spacecraft launch offices reside at Cape Canaveral AFB, Florida and Vandenberg AFB, California.
The NRO, one of 16 Intelligence Community agencies, was officially established in September 1961 as a classified agency in the Department of Defense (DoD). The existence of the NRO and its mission were declassified in September 1992.
A hybrid organization consisting of some 3000 personnel, the NRO is jointly staffed by members of the armed services, the Central Intelligence Agency, and DoD civilian personnel. The NRO is managed by a Director, a Principal Deputy Director, and a Deputy Director.
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The event takes place in the J.D. Hill Conference Center & Auditorium. The Expo will be held in the Atrium.
1) The security form below must be printed out, completed and emailed to your FBC Account Rep or faxed to the Federal Business Council at (301) 206-2950 by noon on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Please be sure to fill in all fields - if "not applicable," write "N/A." NRO Company Security Form
2) Vendors must also complete Sections I, II, and III of the below Non-NRO Portable Device Electronic Device (PED) Authorization Form for each piece of equipment they will be bringing into the NRO facility.
Please FAX or email the NON-NRO PED AUTHORIZATION FORM to Bob Jeffers @ (301) 206-2950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The security forms linked above require the following information: Company Information: ••All companies must be US owned companies.•• Company Addresses, Company Phone Numbers, Company Website, List of the Board of Directors, Location & Date of Incorporation, Dunn & Bradstreet Number, Products Sold, and a list of any other "intelligence agencies" that they have exhibited at before.
Personal Information: ••All representatives must be US Citizens.•• Representative Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Equipment List and Equipment Serial Numbers. All exhibitors must be U.S. citizens. Please note: If you were born outside the United States (i.e. on a US military base) you will be asked to show proof of citizenship the morning of the event. The make, model and serial numbers of your equipment must be submitted. Any equipment not on the list will be denied access. Exhibiting companies may bring 2 on-site representative(s) to staff their exhibit booth. No additional reps are permitted for this event. You may submit an alternate person, but only 2 may enter the facility. There are two exhibitor reps allowed per booth space. Apples/Macs, wireless, cell phones, Bluetooth Devices, male USB plugs/cables/thumb-drives are not permitted. Laptop computers will have the BIOS accessed to verify Bluetooth, wireless, camera, microphones are disabled. Please submit the security forms, linked above, to the Federal Business Council, Inc., no later than Thursday, September 19, 2019. No Exceptions.
Exhibitors who fail to comply with the security requirements may be denied access to the event site by the hosting agency. FBC will not be responsible and will not provide refunds to exhibitors who are denied admission to or dismissed from the event site due to failure to comply with the security instructions.
Vendors should park at the Visitor's Center where their equipment will be scanned. Only the equipment submitted will be allowed entry. An FBC rep will be with security to verify all equipment entering the facility.
Important Equipment Information
The BIOS of each laptop entering will be accessed in order to turn off all Bluetooth devices, wireless, cameras and microphones.
The NRO does not allow any equipment that has Bluetooth Technology (wireless signals) at all at this event. Any items with Blue Tooth technology will be turned away at the door. (This includes all MAC Products) They also do not allow any equipment that emits any wireless signals. Some examples may include wireless keyboards, mice, or printers, cell phones, PDA`s, iPads/tablets, Blackberry`s, etc. If you think your equipment is in question, please ask when you arrive or leave it in the car. Anyone caught with a device sending a wireless signal, will be escorted out of the event by NRO security.
Your equipment must fit through the screening device at the visitor`s center (similar to an airport.) No large equipment will be permitted (i.e. large electronic whiteboards.) The dimensions are 15" X 24" for the scanner.
Once you clear security, you will be walking outside approx. 200 yards. Please bring a handcart.
The NRO will not allow any shipments for this event at all. Vendors will not need to be escorted from the Visitor's Center and can follow the signs to the J.D. Hill Conference Center entrance to the NRO facility.
Westfields Marriott 14750 Conference Center Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 (703) 818-0300
Holiday Inn Chantilly - Dulles Expo Center 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, Virginia 20151 (703) 815-6060
9800 Patuxent Woods Drive Suite H
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (301) 206-2940
Fax: (301) 206-2950
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