For 37 years, FOSE served as the nation’s premier government technology event. The show had a long and valuable legacy as a resource for government IT professionals seeking tools and best practices to equip their agency for the 21st century.

While we close this chapter in FOSE history, we are excited to open a new one as we’re making even bigger plans for our next huge tradeshow in D.C.

Goodbye FOSE...

Hello Acquire!
June 8-9, 2016 Washington, D.C.

ACQUIRE is a brand new, two-day educational event and tradeshow for government acquisition and management professionals looking to deliver on their agencies’ missions. ACQUIRE will focus on three key OMB categories: Professional Services, Information Technology and Office Management.

ACQUIRE is composed of seven educational tracks and an interactive expo floor that will showcase products and services available to a full spectrum of titles from acquisition professionals, to program and project managers, procurement specialists, contracting officers and end users—just to name a few.

ACQUIRE will also feature a Happy Fed pavilion, produced by Federal Soup, that is dedicated to helping federal employees achieve a balanced, fulfilled and happy work life. Happy Fed includes inspirational keynotes and helpful clinics that will challenge all of us to recalibrate work, life and future goals.


By facilitating the education, training and professional development of those involved in each stage of the acquisition lifecycle—strategy, acquisition, implementation, program management and end user experience—ACQUIRE’s mission is to help government agencies create, manage and run successful programs.

Learn more at, or talk to an Event Sponsorship Consultant today!

  • FCW
  • GCN
  • DefenseSystems
  • WashingtonTechnology
  • FederalSoup