Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Defense Daily’s annual Open Architecture Summit is pleased to announce a partnership with the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a non-profit organization that enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans. Through September 15, 2014, five percent of registration revenue that is submitted will be donated to WCC.
Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes clinically based Canine Connection Therapy to help wounded Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Training a service dog for a fellow Veteran with disabilities provides a valuable opportunity for a Warrior suffering from psychological injuries to reintegrate into civilian life. Working with Golden and Labrador Retrievers specially bred for health and temperament, Warrior Trainers must train the dogs to be comfortable and confident in all environments. In teaching the dogs that the world is a safe place, the Warrior Trainers challenge their symptoms of combat stress.
For more than 50 years, Defense Daily has been the leading daily publication for business leads and defense market intelligence in land, sea, air, and space. Defense Daily is motivated to partner with the Warrior Canine Connection to impact our wounded veterans positively, and believe that attendees at our annual Open Architecture Summit will also be enthusiastic to donate to this positive program.
“A partnership with Warrior Canine Connection is a way for Defense Daily and its annual event to be a part of the veteran community, and show our support. We are excited to get involved and it’s our hope that our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors will appreciate this partnership and assist in our donation to this special organization,” says Kristy Keller, Director of Marketing, Defense Daily.
Defense Daily’s Open Architecture Summit is a venue for top military, government, industry and academic leaders to highlight the increasing importance of open architecture in acquisition. Past topics include implementing open architecture standards and practices, reducing lifecycle costs, controlling data rights and enabling rapid technology refresh. This year’s Summit, the seventh annual event, takes place Nov. 4 in Washington D.C. The OA Summit is a chance for attendees to hear from senior government and military leaders, network with experts on the subject, stay on top of government trends in acquisition and pursue new business opportunities.
Register through September 15 and five percent of registration revenue will be donated to Warrior Canine Connection. The Open Architecture Summit website will also feature a link for attendees and other community members to donate to WCC individually.
For more information about the 2014 Open Architecture Summit and to register, visit http://www.openarchitecturesummit.com.
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About Warrior Canine Connection
A 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, WCC is dedicated to empowering returning combat Veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds while in service to our country. Based on the concept of Warriors helping Warriors, WCC’s therapeutic service dog training program is designed to mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries, while giving injured combat Veterans a sense of purpose, help in reintegrating back into their families and communities, and a potential career path as a service dog trainer. WCC currently provides its program to recovering Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Menlo Park, CA), Ft. Belvoir Warrior Transition Brigade, the NeuroRestorative Residential Treatment Center in Germantown, MD, and at WCC’s “Healing Quarters” in Brookeville, MD.