Welcome to the 2015-2016 Program Year!

Hope you all had a great summer and are ready for another exciting year! Our first Chapter Meeting is September 22 at The Front Page in Arlington. Please stay tuned for more information about that and other upcoming Fall events.

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Nationals Game vs. NY Mets

We are pleased to announce an upcoming mid-summer event, a NOVAGA Nationals Game, on Tuesday, July 21, at 7:05 pm at Nationals Park against the New York Mets. Registration is open and available here.

Ticket are $10 each and each member may bring one guest. Please meet us at the box office at the Center Field Gate at 6:20 pm.

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DLA Job Announcement

The DLA has an opening for a  GS-15 Finance Position and is looking externally for candidates. Please see announcement if interested. Position closes on June 3.

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Announcing the Annual Awards Banquet

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants requests the pleasure of your company at our annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Army Navy Country Club. Register here. See the Event Calendar tab for details.

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April 2015 Chapter Meeting

Register now for the April 21st Chapter Meeting, as it will be the last of our monthly Chapter Meetings for the 2014 – 2015 Program Year! Our speaker will be Mr. Bill Stefan, Senior Executive Officer at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Mr. Stefan is the Deputy Director of the Corporate Applications Office in NRO’s Communication Systems Directorate, and the title of his presentation is “Federal Financial Management: Past, Present, and Future.” View his bio here.

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March 2015 Chapter Dinner

Registration is now open for the March 2015 Northern VA Association of Government Accountants (NOVAGA) Chapter Meeting. Our speaker will be Mr. Bill Phillips, Principal In Charge of the Federal Advisory Unit at KPMG LLP. The title of his presentation is “Defense Business Board (DBB) Recommendations to Improve DoD Business Operations,” and he will discuss his involvement with the DBB and a study that he led to improve major DoD business processes. Click here for Mr. Phillip’s bio and see the Event Calendar for more details.

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Tri-Chapter Happy Hour

Please join us after the National Leadership Training on Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, from 5 pm – 7 pm, for a FREE Happy Hour! This Happy Hour is sponsored by the Early Careers Committee, but ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME! Attendees will receive 2 drink tickets and appetizers will be provided. You will have the opportunity to meet Northern VA, Montgomery/PG, and DC Chapter Members. Register here.

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February 2015 Chapter Dinner Meeting

This is a joint chapter meeting between the NOVAGA and Montgomery/PG Chapters! It’s your opportunity to meet and mingle with Montgomery/PG chapter members, so please mark your calendars and register for the February 2015 meeting. It will be at the Hilton-Arlington at 5:30 pm, and our speaker will be Mr. Thomas Steffens, Director for Accountability and Audit Readiness at U.S. Department of the Army. Click here for his bio and visit the Event Calendar page for more details.

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FREE Mentoring and Happy Hour @ Spider Kelly’s

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the AGA is holding an Early Careers Mentoring and Happy Hour event on 1/15/2015.  This event is a collaborative effort between the Early Careers and Membership Committees.  The first hour of the event is the Early Careers Mentoring portion, devoted to our members with fewer than three years of experience.  The mentors, being high-level members of government or the private sector (SES, partner, etc.),  will discuss their experience, give advice and answer questions you may have.

The mentoring event will be held at Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and will be followed by a membership happy hour to thank our current members and hopefully bring in a few more.  We encourage you to stay and enjoy food and drinks with members of the chapter as well as the four mentors who will be in attendance. Please view and distribute the flyer. We look forward to networking with you on 1/15/2015!

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Spring Training Day

Mark your calendars! NOVAGA will host it’s annual all-day Spring Training on Tuesday, March 24. Stay tuned for more information.

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