Engage & Connect Event 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Grand Hyatt Washington 

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET

Registration Rates
AFCEA Member: $79
AFCEA Non-Member: $89
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.
Press: Please contact registrar@afceabethesda.org


Tuesday, March 22, 2022
4:00 PM - 4:30 PMRegistration  
4:30 PM - 4:40 PMWelcome Remarks

Kathleen Cowles, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

4:40 PM - 5:25 PMKeynote Remarks/Q&A 
5:25 PM - 5:30 PMClosing Remarks

Maheen Mirza, Vice President of Engage & Connect, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

5:30 PM - 7:00 PMNetworking Reception  

Reflecting on Cross Agency Challenges and Opportunities

A Fireside Chat with Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat

AFCEA Bethesda’s Engage & Connect Series brings government and industry together. To that end, we are excited to have Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, join us at a fireside chat to reflect on and share observations about her distinguished career in federal service. Ms. Roat will retire from her position on March 31st after serving over 40 years in the federal government, with nearly 20 years in management. During her tenure, she has made a significant impact on government and industry. AFCEA Bethesda is privileged to have her join us at one of her last events before leaving government service.

Please join AFCEA Bethesda on March 22, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Washington from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM to honor Ms. Roat’s achievements. Come out to hear her insights on cross agency challenges and opportunities moving forward. A cocktail networking reception will follow the fireside chat. Government speakers from the current webinar series and members of our Government Advisory Council will be invited to attend, as well. The event is free to government attendees and open to the Press.


Maria Roat 

Deputy Federal Chief Information Officer


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