FOSE, GovSec, U.S. Law Leverage New Media, Social Networking

Conferences Drive Attendance through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
FOSE 2009
GovSec 2009

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – 1105 Government Information Group, the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology (IT) market, announced that it is promoting FOSE 2009 and the GovSec, U.S. Law Conference and Exhibition via social networking initiatives. Utilizing Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as other blogs and Web forums, FOSE and GovSec, U.S. Law are reaching federal IT managers, creating excitement about the events, and educating previous/prospective attendees about educational opportunities and featured exhibits.

FOSE – the largest trade show for government technology professionals – is co-located this year with GovSec, U.S. Law. The events are scheduled for March 10-12, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“Social networking initiatives are changing the communications landscape and redefining how citizens interact with government,” said Christina Condos, Vice President of Events for 1105 Government Information Group. “We are connecting with hundreds of new and existing show attendees through online communities. Once there, attendees are not only sharing information about the scheduled events, but are also understanding new ways to use social networking initiatives to improve their relationships with taxpayers, vendors, and customers.”

Below are a list of social networking sites with links to information about FOSE and GovSec, U.S. Law:

* LinkedIn

* Twitter

* Facebook

“Social networking sites meet customers where they live and work – on the Internet,” said Mitch Arnowitz, Managing Director, Tuvel Communications. “1105 Government Information Group is truly an early adopter of this technology, helping federal IT managers to understand the benefits of social networking through practical application.”

Since 1976, FOSE has been in the forefront of the government technology revolution, contributing to many technological and creative developments that have helped shape public and private sector initiatives. FOSE remains the premier meeting and solutions marketplace for government technology and program management professionals. Featuring groundbreaking education, smart solutions, and unparalleled networking events and programs, FOSE brings together an audience that shares a passion for computing and technology.

For information on all the conference program and exhibitors participating at FOSE 2009, please visit: or for information about GovSec, U.S. Law, please visit To register as press for both events, contact A.J. Guenther at 571-323-2585, ext. 2130 or [email protected].

About GovSec (March 11-12, 2009

GovSec is the premier conference and exposition for government security. Established in 2002, GovSec features tools, systems, and products that meet the comprehensive security needs of federal, state, and local governments and the U.S. military, including: asset protection; cyber and information protection; and the integration of these critical functions. The 2009 theme, “convergence of physical and logical security” will optimize the event’s co-location with FOSE and explore how physical and IT security can be enhanced by collaboration.

About U.S. Law (March 11-12, 2009

The U.S. Law Enforcement Conference and Exposition provides an unparalleled forum that drives federal, state, and local interaction within the law enforcement communities and offers products and solutions that meet the ever-changing needs and roles of today’s law enforcement agencies. U.S. Law addresses the needs of federal law enforcement and promotes collaboration and coordination between those officers and state and local police. Additionally, this year’s program will focus on public safety IT and how agencies across the nation can better coordinate and collaborate through advancements in IT, information sharing, and interoperable communications. The event also provides state and local officers with insight on how homeland security concerns will affect local jurisdictions and offers them valuable tools to meet these challenges.

About 1105 Government Information Group

1105 Government Information Group is the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Our comprehensive portfolio of print, online, event, custom media and research products distinctively serves the information needs of the government IT buying team—agency executives, program managers, IT managers and systems integrators—across all segments of federal, state and local government. Flagship news and information brands include Defense Systems, Federal Computer Week, FEND, GCN, and Washington Technology. Flagship events include the Federal 100, FOSE, GCN Awards, Government Leadership Summit, GovSec, U.S. Law, Washington Technology Top 100 and a series of conferences focused on collaboration, networking and education.