I received word this week that the venue hosting my special session of TCP/IP Weapons School 3.0 was cancelled! That means no GTEC and no extra DC class.
I'm sad to hear this because I'm receiving word from students wondering what happened.
As best I understand it, the current Federal budget situation made hosting this conference a tough prospect for the DC crowd.
At this point I'm evaluating options, including hosting a class myself. If you would be interested in attending a group class of TCP/IP Weapons School 3.0 in northern VA this year, please email training [at] taosecurity [dot] com. I think a class late in the year, hopefully during FY 2012 (so 1 Oct or later), might be the best option for Federal workers enduring budget woes.
I'd rather teach within another venue, like Black Hat, but if there's enough demand from the cancelled GTEC event I'll see what it takes to offer a solo class.
As noted on my Training site, I am teaching Two Sessions of TWS3 at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this summer. That is another option for those who will miss the GTEC class.
I'm also still working out details to offer training at USENIX Security 2011 in San Francisco in August. I expect word from USENIX on that before the end of the month. Thank you.