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This letter announces a conference for Third-Party Software Developers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on February 18 in Arlington, VA.

PublicationDate: 1/28/2000
Summary: This letter announces a conference for Third-Party Software Developers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on February 18 in Arlington, VA.
Author: SFA Communications Team


Posted January 28, 2000
Revised February 3, 2000


SUMMARY: This letter announces a conference for Third-Party Software Developers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education on February 18 in Arlington, VA.


Dear Partner:

The U. S. Department of Education (ED) cordially invites you to attend a conference for Third-Party Software Developers, their customers and mainframe institutions who develop their own software. This conference will be held February 18, 2000 in Arlington, VA. This one day conference will offer participants an opportunity to meet the new Chief Information Office (CIO) management team, learn more about EDÂ’s re-engineering vision and provide an opportunity to build better partnerships. The agenda will include:

Aid Origination & Disbursement IPT Update
SFA IT Vision
Capability Release
New System Architecture
Interfaces & APIs for Developers
New Portals for Customers
VDC Standards & Test Environments
PINs and Digital Certificates
Innovations for Pilot Software Programs


The conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. on February 18 with a continental breakfast and end at 4:00 pm with a wrap up and action items. A working lunch will be provided. There is no registration fee for this conference. The conference will be held at the Arlington Hilton & Towers. Additional information on this conference can be found on the World Wide Web at the
Third-Party Software Developers Conference web site.

To reserve lodging at the special conference rate:

Arlington Hilton & Towers
950 N. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA
Sleeping Room Rate: $125 single or double + 9.75% tax
Name of Room Block: Third Party Software Developers Conference/U.S. Dept. of Education
Reservation Cutoff Date: January 30, 2000
For reservations: (703) 812-5111

The hotel is conveniently located in northern Virginia near Route 66 and next to the Ballston Metro stop on the Orange Line. Please call the hotel for driving directions from your departure point.

Please complete the online registration form or fax a registration form as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding the registration process, please call Lynn Mikelatis at (703) 218-1422 or email:
lmikelat@walcoff.com. If you have questions regarding session content and/or the agenda, please call Susan Thares at (319) 339-6437 or email: susan_thares @ncs.com.

We hope you will join us for this informative and exciting conference to meet my new management team as we chart the course for working together.

Sincerely,



Stephen Hawald
Chief Information Officer
Student Financial Assistance

Last Modified: 02/02/2000