Leading figures in the DC Government Contractor Industry to discuss challenges and strategies on eve of potential federal government shutdown

Fourth Annual Microsoft Government Contractor Summit to Feature Keynote by the Honorable Thomas M. Davis, III

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microsoft Dynamics Government Contractor Solution Center today announced that the Honorable Thomas M. Davis, III will be the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Microsoft Government Contractor Summit to be held on Thursday, March 17 at the Marriott Fairview Park Hotel in Falls Church, VA. Greg Myers, Microsoft Federal's General Manager for Civilian and Healthcare Agencies, will kick off the event.

The Government Contractor Summit is a unique opportunity for government contractor executive, finance, and business professionals to get their questions answered about Microsoft's strategy for the government contractor vertical market and to see all of the advancements in the firm's multi-billion dollar Dynamics business software solutions product line.  In light of recent federal budget delays, attendees will also hear from Davis, Microsoft executives and other industry experts on their strategies and specific recommendations in planning for a potential shutdown of the federal government

Davis, whose career spans the fields of technology and politics, currently is a director with Deloitte Federal Government Services. Long known and respected as a tech-savvy leader and a dedicated public servant, Davis is a unique speaker with a unique perspective on the issues facing The Federal Government and how it works with its service providers.  In the U.S. Congress, Davis was a leader in promoting the President's Management Agenda and maximizing the performance of government agencies. In addition, Davis led several subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy where he sponsored legislation on e-government, information security and critical infrastructure.

The event will also feature a panel discussion on insourcing, contract competition, and other pressing government contractor issues moderated by Federal News Radio (1500AM) morning anchor Tom Temin. The panel will be comprised of leading government contractor executives including Bob Burleson of Software Process Technologies Inc., Tony Jimenez from MicroTech, David Kriegman of Jacobs Technology, Inc, Ajay Madan of, OST Global. Also, leaders at some of the fastest growing government contractors will speak on how Microsoft Dynamics enterprise business software has helped them better run their companies.

Lisa Malone, Microsoft Partner Account Manager and Industry Market Development Manager, has seen how government contractors have gravitated to Microsoft technologies for the past decade.

"The interest in utilizing Microsoft Dynamics solutions to better optimize contracts, provide real-time reporting, and integrate with other Microsoft technologies grows on a daily basis. At the Government Contractor Summit, executives will have a great opportunity to learn about everything related to Dynamics solutions as well as hearing some fabulous speakers and making important business connections."

She continued, "We are also very excited to have Tom Davis keynote the event for us. He has a unique pulse on the challenges facing government contractors and will provide valuable insight into how to provide optimal service to the government agencies they service."

Bernard Mustafa, Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft Dynamics Partner Pleasant Valley Business Solutions, has been the platinum sponsor for all four events.

"Government contractors are facing many challenges today from expected budget cuts to in-sourcing to competitive threats. The Summit will provide a forum to address some of these topics and to show how best-of-breed business solutions can help them grow and improve their operational capabilities."

About The Microsoft Government Contractor Summit

The Microsoft Government Contractor Summit will bring top government contractor executive, business and finance leadership together to learn about and discuss the critical organizational issues facing them today. To register for the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit, go to: http://dynamicsgovcon.ning.com/page/microsoft-government. To sponsor the Summit, please email lisa.malone@microsoft.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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