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Tech expo returns to Schriever

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- After a 12-year hiatus, the 50th Space Communications Squadron has partnered with National Conference Services, Inc. to bring a technology expo back to Schriever Air Force Base.

"The last time we had a tech expo here was 2003," said 2nd Lt. Christopher Babcock, 50 SCS. "We want to give Schriever members the opportunity to see some of the new tech solutions that are available to them."

Schriever seemed like a logical expansion for NCSI, a private company that provides marketing, event planning and production to the Department of Defense, intelligence community and federal government, according to the NCSI website.

"We have expos at Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base every year," said Kari Sheahan, NCSI event manager. "When going through our records, we discovered a previous partnership with Schriever and decided to reach out to see if there was interest."

Sheahan said NCSI wants to bring industry and the military together to provide networking and education opportunities. The company serves as a liaison between 50 SCS and the vendors.

"SCS tells us what kinds of things they want to see, and we contact vendors who have that technology," Sheahan said.

This year's event will bring approximately a dozen vendors to the fitness center, in a "no buying, no selling" format, to give attendees insight in to new technologies and current technology education available.

"It's free for Schriever personnel and will be a no-stress environment," Babcock said. "We want people to see technology they might not otherwise know is available."

The expo will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the fitness center gym. Some of the featured technologies include: cyber defense, software services, fiber optic equipment, storage hosting, IT training courses, audio/visual technologies and systems integrators.

No registration is required and admission is free for Schriever personnel, retirees and dependents.

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