Press Release

EADS North America Chairman of the Board and CEO Sean O’Keefe to Keynote NVTC Titans Breakfast

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2013
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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today announced that the Honorable Sean O’Keefe, chairman of the board and CEO of EADS North America, will headline the organization’s Titans breakfast event on Feb. 5, 2013, from 7 – 9:15 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va. O’Keefe will share his perspectives on government contracting, defense and aerospace investments and how cutting-edge technology supports our nation’s armed forces and first responders.

In 2011, O’Keefe was appointed as chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association, America’s leading industry association promoting the defense industry and national security. In this capacity, O’Keefe testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the impact of sequestration on the U.S. aerospace and defense industry.

In addition to his private sector career, O’Keefe has served four times as a presidential appointee. Most recently, he served as the 10th administrator of NASA from 2001 to 2005. Prior to his appointment as NASA administrator, he served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. O’Keefe also served President George H. W. Bush as the 69th secretary of the Navy in 1992-93 and previously as comptroller and CFO of the Department of Defense.

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013

7 – 8 a.m. Registration and networking
8 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast and program featuring Sean O’Keefe

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA

Directions to The Ritz Carlton

To register as a member of the press, please contact Allison Gilmore at 703-904-7878, ext. 287 or email

The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (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 from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation’s leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at
SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council

CONTACT: Allison Gilmore, Northern Virginia Technology Council, +1-703-904-7878, ext. 287 (o), +1-703-946-0318 (c),, or Molly Doyle, Welz & Weisel Communications, +1-703-877-8113,

SpaceRef staff editor.