2017 Directed Energy Summit

Security & Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) Information


If you registered for the classified session, you must have an active SECRET clearance to attend. Your security clearance/visit request information should be sent directly to the Booz Allen Hamilton security office via JPAS (SMO is 170384) and must reference event POC Patrick Shannon and 2017 DE Summit in the additional information section. Clearances/visit requests can also be faxed to (703) 902-3363 and must specify participation in the March 2017 Directed Energy Summit ATTN: POC Patrick Shannon. Deadline for clearance submission is 17 March 2017. Security clearances must be received before participants will be admitted. Hand carried security clearances/visit requests will not be accepted. Anyone not submitting their clearance by 17 March 2017 may require additional processing time the day of the event, which may cause a delay in entering the meeting on time.

Note that cell phones, PDAs, pagers, laptop computers, fitness trackers, and Blackberrys will not be allowed into the meetings.

For clearance receipt verification, please e-mail contact [email protected] and reference Clearance Validation in the Subject line.


Note to U.S. government attendees: There is no charge or admission fee for this event; however, all attendees may receive free meals and other refreshments, which may constitute a “gift” under regulations applicable to U.S. government employees. You should seek guidance from your designated agency ethics official as to whether your acceptance of free attendance to this event is permitted under your agency’s widely attended gathering (WAG) rule and obtain any determinations required by such rule or other applicable regulations. 5 C.F.R 2635.204(g) and United States Office of Government Ethics memo DO-07-47 dated December 5, 2007. Other exceptions under 5 CFR 2635.204 may also apply.

If the responsible DAEO determines that this event does not qualify as a WAG or you are unable to obtain a WAG determination prior to attending, you or your employer can reimburse the sponsors of this event for the estimated aggregate fair market value expended for each attendee by providing cash or a check at the event registration table via the “fair share” box provided. The estimated per person expenditure for this event is being finalized and will be available by the end of January. Receipts will be provided upon request.

In order to help your ethics official determine if this event qualifies as a WAG, we can provide a detailed Memo upon request.

March 29-30, 2017

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC