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The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia. The Opening Plenary Session will be held in the Regency Ballroom. Registration and information services will be held in Regency Ballroom foyer. All technical sessions will be held in the Regency Ballrooms, Potomac Rooms, Washington Rooms, and the Presidents' Quarters. The Hyatt Regency is conveniently located close to major highways leading into Washington DC, numerous restaurants, shops, and sight-seeing attractions.

Transportation

For those attendees traveling from the Baltimore area, daily bus service will be provided from the parking lot across from the National Computer Security Center (NCSC), Fanx III, 840 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland. This is a convenient location for attendees staying at hotels near Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Buses will depart at 6:45am Monday through Thursday; and 11:00am Monday through Wednesday. Buses will leave from the conference to return to the NCSC at the end of the final sessions each day as well as 2:00pm Monday through Wednesday. Additionally, buses will return to the NCSC following the reception and the Banquet.

Driving directions to the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

More information on the major airports serving the greater Washington metropolitan area can be found at the following Web sites.

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Proceedings

A hard copy and CD-ROM of the conference proceedings will be included as part of the registration packet for all attendees.

Communications

Messages will be taken for Conference attendees between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Messages will be posted on a message board adjacent to the Registration/Information Area. Attendees will not be called out of a meeting except in emergencies. The phone numbers for leaving messages will be posted on the message board.

Evaluation Forms

Evaluation forms will be provided in your conference folder for your comments. Please leave the completed forms in the boxes provided at the registration area. We thank you in advance for your comments since your comments help the committee to develop and improve the Conference program each year. Comments may also be sent to nissconference@dockmaster2.ncsc.mil.

Special Interest Rooms

There will be a limited number of rooms available for special interest discussions ("Birds of a Feather," etc.). These rooms may be reserved in one-hour increments and must not be used for commercial purposes. Call the NCSC Conference Administrator at (410) 850-0272 to make a reservation. The originator should post notice of an open meeting on the message board.

Food Functions

Coffee service will be provided to all the attendees during registration each morning and at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. Attendees will be free at lunch time to explore the convenient restaurants or other sites near the Hyatt Regency. In addition, an awards reception and banquet will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, respectively.

Awards Ceremony and Reception

On Tuesday evening, awards will be presented to vendors that have successfully developed security product lines that have been approved by the NIST Validation Program or the NCSC Trusted Computer System Evaluation Program. An Awards Reception will follow at 6 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom.

Banquet

The conference banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, beginning with a cash bar reception at 6 p.m. and followed by dinner at 7 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom. A coupon for this event, which may be exchanged for a dinner ticket on a first-come first-served basis, will be included in each attendee's registration kit.

Housing

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Please contact the hotel directly (703) 418-1234 or 1-800-233-1234 to make reservations no later then September 6, 1998. Additionally a limited number of rooms at the government rate have been reserved at the Washington Airport Hilton located at 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, (703) 418-6800.

More information about these hotels can be found at the TravelWeb® site (www.travelweb.com).

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