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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Government Affairs Conference & Members Reception
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE & MEMBERS RECEPTION
February 27-27, 2019
Lebanon agreed on a new government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that have added to concerns for its struggling economy and massive public debt. The news boosted Lebanon’s bonds, with a 2037 dollar issue jumping in price by 4.3 cents to its highest si...

Association of Arkansas Counties


The Association of Arkansas Counties serves as the official voice of county government at the state Capitol, and serves as the official spokesperson and liaison of Arkansas counties in dealing with state and federal agencies.

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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Government Affairs Conference & Members Reception
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE & MEMBERS RECEPTION
February 27-27, 2019
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