FOSE opening day photo gallery

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Henrik G.de Gyor

Contractors were placing finishing elements of the new Washington Convention Center in place as FOSE exhibitors and staff moved into the huge complex for its inaugural major event. Show attendees got the rare chance to attend a grand opening trade show even as they watched the final rolls of carpet and signage being locked into place.

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Panoramic view of the FOSE show floor, located in Hall C of the new Washington Convention Center. In addition to corporate booths, the exhibit hall includes subject exhibits such as E-Town Pavilion and the Homeland Security Center.

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Micro Warehouse drew attention to its FOSE show floor exhibit (booth 1725) by dropping company promotional leaflets from its colorful blimp stationed overhead.

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Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive in the government operating group of Accenture, gave FOSE's initial keynote Tuesday morning by presenting findings from the company's just published report, "eGovernment Leadership: Engaging the Customer." The speech set the e-gov theme of many Tuesday FOSE events.
Palm representatives offered free rides around the show floor on two models of the Segway Human Transporter, the two-wheeled, self-balancing, electric powered personal transportation device hailed by some as the next revolution in human transportation.

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Unisys Corp., vice president Teresa Weipert addresses the crowd at the seventh annual AFFIRM-FOSE luncheon, sponsored by the professional organization that is affiliated with the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils. Luncheon speakers focused on how to use the federal e-government initiative to "leverage" the role of IT in government.

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Homeland Security Department CIO Steve Cooper gave Tuesday afternoon's keynote address, updating attendees on HSD initiatives including a project that would connect wireless first responder systems across federal, state and local agencies.

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Government Computer News Executive Editor Tom Temin presents representatives of Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. with the top honor at the 2003 Best New Technology Awards ceremony Tuesday. The best-in-show award went to the Panasonic Toughbook 18 Convertible notebook PC. The Toughbook 18 also won in its category'portable computers.

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A representative of the South Korean government sets up a display in the FOSE exhibit hall. FOSE venues this year attracted a significant number of international corporation exhibits and government IT professionals, who were invited to speak on e-government and governance.

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E-Town Pavilion, booth H101 in the exhibit hall, offers FOSE attendees a smorgasbord of learning opportunities on ways government is being transformed by information technology. The well-marked entryway is lined with demonstrations and educational settings for attendees to meet with e-gov project managers.

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