Fairfax Committee of 100
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If you are interested in issues affecting Fairfax County and Virginia, we invite you to attend our next
dinner on Thursday Evening, April 2, 2015
The Northern Virginia
Technology Review

Northern Virginia is a global technology center.  
But in the tech business -- if you snooze, you loose!  
And out tech industry isn't sleeping.  

Keep up with this whirlwind of change with our distinguished speakers.

Ms Bobbie Kilberg
President and CEO
Northern Virginia Technology Council

Mr. Lou Von Thaer
President, National Security Sector

What you don’t know about technology can surprise you if you’re not paying attention.

And the biggest challenge facing our technology industry is keeping up with this rapidly changing landscape.

Northern Virginia has long been a critical technology center with a large, tech-savvy workforce.  Every level of government is fostering innovative businesses.  Fairfax County’s Economic Development Authority has extended a high-profile welcoming mat to technology companies around the world.  The Commonwealth’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has been in Fairfax County since 1985.  The US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is headquartered in Arlington.

But the times are always changing. The federal government is cutting back on tech contracts, but cyber security is a growth sector as are medicine and advanced genomic research. And the technology needs of the private sector are expanding rapidly.

So don’t be caught snoozing!

Come hear our distinguished guests tell us what the future holds for our vibrant technology sector.


Amphora Restaurant
377 Maple Avenue, West
Vienna, VA 22180

Dinner Cost:
Members - $39
Non-Members - $49

Seating can only be guaranteed with advanced reservations

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2015
Pre-Meeting Festivities: 7 - 7:30 PM
Dinner and Program:  7:30-9:30 PM

Seating is only guaranteed with an advance RSVP to

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Beef, Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian


Bobbie Kilberg

Ms Bobbie Kilberg
President and CEO
Northern Virginia Technology Council

Ms Kilberg has been President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) since 1998.

The NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.

Prior to joining NVTC, Ms Kilberg served as a White House Fellow on the staff of President Nixon's Domestic Policy Council. Following that position, she was an attorney with the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mount Vernon College. Under President Ford, she served as Associate Counsel to the President. Other positions have included Director of the Aspen Institute's Project on the Future of Private Philanthropy and as Vice President and General Counsel of the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies. For President George H.W. Bush, she was Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Public Liaison and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She has also served on various Virginia committee and commissions.

Ms Kilberg has been very involved in her community. She is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, the board of advisors of the Global Good Fund, the boards of directors of the Equal Footing Foundation, the American Action Forum and Grandma Rita's Children, a special trips camp for at-risk children, and the steering committee of The Leadership Foundry. She is also a member of the boards of directors of United Bank and RG Group Inc. Kilberg formerly served on the boards of trustees/directors of The George Washington University, public television station WETA, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Potomac School, U.S. Naval Academy (Board of Visitors), U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Lab School of Washington and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

Ms Kilberg is a graduate of Yale University Law School (J.D.), Columbia University (M.A.) and Vassar College (B.A.).


Lou Von Thaer

Mr. Lou Von Thaer
President, National Security Sector

Mr. Von Thaer is responsible for leading Leidos efforts in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), cyber, logistics, and systems solutions. The National Security Sector (NSS) provides engineering and development focused on ISR systems, which includes airborne, maritime, and ground collection and processing systems, and biometrics and electronic security systems. The NSS also provides logistics, training, and command and control solutions and cybersecurity services and products. Customers include the U.S. intelligence community, military commands, and other government and commercial customers. The NSS operates large-scale integration and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and operates a cybersecurity-focused security operations center that supports a wide customer base.

Prior to joining Leidos in 2013, Mr. Von Thaer held senior executive positions with General Dynamics. He came to Leidos when Lucent Technologies, his previous employer, was acquired by General Dynamics.

Mr. Von Thaer is a member of the Defense Science Board at the Department of Defense, National Intelligence University Foundation, National Defense Industry Association (NDIA). He currently chairs the Engineering Advisory Board at Kansas State University. He is a member of IEEE and the Optical Society of America. He has previously held advisory or board positions for the International Engineering Consortium, International Council on Systems Engineering, and Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

Mr. Von Thaer holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.

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