Dates Announced for the 7th Annual Intelligence Exploitation Summit in National Harbor, MD

 The 7th annual Intelligence Exploitation Summit will bring together senior leaders and decision makers from across the Intelligence Community, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry for two days of critical discussions focused on current IC strategies and initiatives for the advancement of rapid analysis and exploitation of intelligence data to support critical mission objectives.

The Summit will explore initiatives to modernize IC IT systems, deliver cloud-based solutions, enhance cybersecurity, enable interconnected, secure intelligence sharing, foster collaboration among IC partners, and sustain mission-critical enterprise services.

Topics of Discussion Will Include:
– Leading the intelligence community through transformation, modernization, & collaboration
– Driving innovation & advancing digital transformation across the CIA
· Enhancing intelligence driven decision-making to support FBI mission objectives
· Achieving a cost-effective, operational, & secure DoD information enterprise
· Developing & sustaining mission-critical enterprise services & cloud based solutions to support the DoD workforce
· and more

Early Confirmed Speakers Include

– Juliane Gallina, Associate Deputy Director for Digital Innovation, CIA
– Lily Zeleke, SES, Deputy CIO, Information Enterprise, Office of the DoD CIO
– Winston Beauchamp, SES, Deputy CIO, Department of the Air Force
– Tonya Ugoretz, Assistant Director of Intelligence, FBI
– Dr. Bryan Pendleton, Chief Data Officer, Office of Intelligence & Analysis, DHS
– Johanna Leasiolagi, Senior Technical Advisor, DIA
– Event Moderator: Lynn Schnurr, Executive Consultant, GDIT, Former Army Intelligence CIO

Please visit for more information. Sponsor and exhibit opportunities are now available. Active Military and Government Employees attend free.

About Us: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) was created to form a non-partisan, relevant, sustainable, and ethical organization operating primarily within the Department of Defense and Federal Government sectors. Our Founding Partners created DSI with the vision of using their expertise in political/military affairs, government relations and military operations to help advance mission critical success through necessary dialogue and debates amongst the respective offices and industry while at the same time helping to support those that deserve it most: our Nation’s Veteran & Injured Service Members.

Defense Strategies Institute
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Madonna Adds New Dates To The Celebration Tour Due To Overwhelming Demand


Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, January 20th at 10am Local at

Due to overwhelming demand, Madonna today announced the addition of 13 new dates in North America across The Celebration Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 35-city global tour now includes second shows in Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas along with a third show in New York. Tickets for the newly added performances go on sale tomorrow FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH at 10am Local Time alongside the shows already announced in each respective city.

The highly anticipated tour will kick off on Saturday, July 15th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC with stops in Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more before making its way to Europe where she will perform in 11 cities throughout the fall, including London, Barcelona, and Stockholm, among others. The Celebration Tour will wrap on Friday, December 1st in Amsterdam, NL at Ziggo Dome.

Following Madonnas viral video that announced the tour earlier this week, the response has been incredible, with fans looking forward to seeing the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time perform her unmatched catalog of music from the past 40 plus years in a live setting. The tour toasts to the incomparable movement of individualistic celebration, creativity and cutting-edge innovation Madonna has created over the course of her career.

The Celebration Tour will offer a one-of-a-kind experience with special guest Bob the Drag Queen a.k.a. Caldwell Tidicue across all dates on the global tour.

TICKETS: Tickets for newly added dates will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 20th at 10am local time. Visit for complete tour and ticket listing.

ADDITIONAL SHOWS: As previously announced, tickets for performances in Phoenix, Denver, St. Paul, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Atlanta will go on sale Friday, January 27th at 10am local time. Citi is the official card of Madonna The Celebration Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets starting Tuesday, January 24 at 10am local time through Thursday, January 26 at 6pm local time. For complete presale details visit Legacy members of Madonnas Official Fan Club will have a pre-sale opportunity starting Monday, January 23 at 10am local time through Wednesday, January 25th at 5pm local time. Visit for complete tour and ticketing information.

VIP: Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, exclusive access to a behind the scenes tour, group photo on-stage, pre-show reception, limited edition lithograph & more. For more information, visit


Sat Jul 15 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Tue Jul 18 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena

Wed Jul 19 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena JUST ADDED

Sat Jul 22 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center

Tue Jul 25 Denver, CO Ball Arena

Thu Jul 27 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Sun Jul 30 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

Wed Aug 02 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Sat Aug 05 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

Mon. Aug 07 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

Wed Aug 09 Chicago, IL United Center

Thu Aug 10 Chicago, IL United Center JUST ADDED

Sun Aug 13 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

Mon Aug 14 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena JUST ADDED

Sat Aug 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

Sun Aug 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre JUST ADDED

Wed Aug 23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Thu Aug 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Sat Aug 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden JUST ADDED

Wed Aug 30 Boston, MA TD Garden

Thu Aug 31 Boston, MA TD Garden JUST ADDED

Sat Sep 02 Washington, DC Capital One Arena

Tue Sep 05 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

Thu Sep 07 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

Sat Sep 09 Miami, FL Miami-Dade Arena

Sun Sep 10 Miami, FL Miami-Dade Arena JUST ADDED

Wed Sep 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Thu Sep 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center JUST ADDED

Mon Sep 18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Tue Sep 19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center JUST ADDED

Thu Sep 21 Austin, TX Moody Center

Fri Sep 22 Austin, TX Moody Center JUST ADDED

Wed Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Arena

Thu Sep 28 Los Angeles, CA Arena JUST ADDED

Wed Oct 04 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

Thu Oct 05 San Francisco, CA Chase Center JUST ADDED

Sat Oct 07 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

Sun Oct 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena JUST ADDED


Sat Oct 14 London, UK The O2

Sun Oct 15 London, UK The O2 JUST ADDED

Sat Oct 21 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis

Tue Oct 24 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena

Sat Oct 28 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena

Wed Nov 01 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi

Mon Nov 06 Lisbon, PT Altice Arena

Sun Nov 12 Paris, FR Accor Arena

Mon Nov 13 Paris, FR Accor Arena

Wed Nov 15 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena

Thu Nov 23 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum

Tue Nov 28 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena

Fri Dec 1 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

To connect with Madonna:
Website // Instagram // YouTube // TikTok // Facebook // Twitter

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the worlds leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

Dates Announced for ASEAN Ceramics as Messe Munchen & Asian Exhibition Services Collaborate to Stage the Shows from 2022

Messe Munchen, through their Southeast Asian regional operation MMI Asia Pte Ltd (MMI), have joined forces with Asian Exhibition Services (AES) to take ASEAN Ceramics to a new international level of excellence in the two key markets for the region, Thailand, and Vietnam from 2022. The ceramic manufacturing exhibition and conference will continue to alternate annually as ASEAN Ceramics Thailand and ASEAN Ceramics Vietnam, providing complete coverage and access for the industry.
The events will continue to boost the ceramics industry in ASEAN through showcasing the world’s leading equipment, technologies, innovations, and solutions needed to grow and meet the challenges it faces in the years to come. Messe Munchen’s strength through the ceramitec network which includes the show in Munich, ceramitec conference and Indian Ceramics Asia, will enable leading global suppliers to gain access to key buyers in the manufacturing “hot spots” of the booming ASEAN market. This strength is coupled with AES’s strong local positioning and experience to bring together a world-class event in one of the world’s most important ceramic region.

Work will commence immediately on ASEAN Ceramics Thailand, which will take place on
IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok. The events will take on a significant complementing Southeast Asia as an exciting manufacturing focal point for the global industry.

AES will function as a consultant to MMI on the events to provide a comprehensive service to the market and continuity of support, experience and expertise in the market.

The shows will be managed through Messe Munchen’s subsidiary office in Singapore. Michael Wilton, General Manager of MMI Asia Pte. Ltd, “ASEAN Ceramics in Thailand and Vietnam will serve an industry we are very familiar with. It is exciting to bring in the expertise we have in the ceramics industry to help boost the offering to the Southeast Asia market via these shows. With AES fully engaged and in support as our consultant on the projects, their local knowledge and expertise will ensure the shows deliver on the requirement of the industry.”

David Aitken, CEO of Asian Exhibition Services (AES) Ltd. explained that, “The collaborative
world-class event in Southeast Asia, is an exciting opportunity for the industry and indeed the global suppliers of technology and materials for this rapidly evolving market. AES is exhibition and our shared expertise, and team synergies and partnerships will establish the event as one of the most important in Asia.”

Dr. Jurgen Blumm, Chairman of the ceramitec advisory board and CEO of Netzsch says,
“As an active player in these countries and keen exhibitor at ceramitec, we are excited to course our place at the forefront of the development of the industry in this very important region.”

Further details on ASEAN Ceramics Thailand will be made available shortly through the website Suppliers to the industry are encouraged to contact the organisers early.

About ceramitec

ceramitec is the central event at which the entire ceramics industry-from manufacturers through to scientists-comes together. Over the course of four days, over 600 exhibitors from all over the world present their entire portfolios at the ceramics trade fair: machinery, devices, systems, processes, and raw materials. Every branch of the industry is represented, from classic ceramics through industrial ceramics, ceramic engineering to technical ceramics and powder metallurgy.

As a trade fair for suppliers, ceramitec is the meeting point for leading manufacturers, users, and scientists. This is a place to meet people and share your expertise. This forges synergies and raises awareness of new technologies and applications in industry, research, and development.

Find more information about our visitor and exhibitor profiles here (

ceramitec 2022 will be taking place between June 21-24 at the Messe Munchen exhibition center.

About ASEAN Ceramics

ASEAN Ceramics will continue to alternate on an annual basis between Thailand and Vietnam. The exhibitions will provide the ASEAN region access to the world’s leading technologies, equipment, solutions, know-how and best practices available in the market. Suppliers to the industry will meet, network and showcase their expertise to the key buyers from the region, and either strengthen or establish their foothold in the world’s most dynamic region for the ceramics industry.

About MMI Asia PTE. Ltd

MMI Asia is a full subsidiary of one of the world largest and leading exhibition organizers; Messe Munchen GMBH (MMG). MMI Asia established in Singapore in 1992, is now embarking on a significant growth and expansion program, bringing some of MMG’s world leading brands to the ASEAN market. MMG is the owner and organizer of the world’s leading ceramics trade fair ceramitec organized every two years in Munich.

More info:

Julia Kwan
Group Project Director
MMI Asia Pte Ltd

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CBDT extends due dates for electronic filing of various Forms under the Income-tax Act, 1961

On consideration of difficulties reported by the taxpayers and other stakeholders in electronic filing of certain Forms under the provisions of the Income-tax Act,1961 read with Income-tax Rules,1962 (Rules), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to further extend the due dates for electronic filing of such Forms vide Circular No.15/2021 dated 03.08.2021. The details are as under:

  1. The Quarterly statement in Form No. 15CC to be furnished by authorized dealer in respect of remittances made for the quarter ending on 30th June, 2021, required to be furnished on or before 15th July, 2021 under Rule 37BB of the Rules, as extended to 31st July, 2021 vide Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25.06.2021, may be filed on or before 31st August, 2021;
  2. The Equalization Levy Statement in Form No.1 for the Financial Year 2020- 21, which was required to be filed on or before 30th June, 2021, as extended to 31st July, 2021 vide Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25.06.2021, may be filed on or before 31st August, 2021;
  3. The Statement of Income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No. 64D for the Previous Year 2020-21, required to be furnished on or before 15th June, 2021 under Rule 12CB of the Rules, as extended to 15th July, 2021 vide Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25.06.2021, may be furnished on or before 15th September, 2021;
  4. The Statement of Income paid or credited by an investment fund to its unit holder in Form No. 64C for the Previous Year 2020-21, required to be furnished on or before 30th June, 2021 under Rule 12CB of the Rules, as extended to 31st July, 2021 vide Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25.06.2021, may be furnished on or before 30th September, 2021.

            Further, considering the non-availability of the utility for e-filing of certain Forms, the CBDT has decided to extend the due dates for electronic filing of such Forms as under:

  1. Intimation to be made by a Pension Fund in respect of each investment made by it in India in Form No. 10BBB for the quarter ending on 30th June,2021, required to be furnished on or before 31st July,2021 under Rule 2DB of the Rules, may be furnished on or before 30th September, 2021;
  2. Intimation to be made by Sovereign Wealth Fund in respect of investments made by it in India in Form II SWF for the quarter ending on 30th June, 2021, required to be furnished on or before 31st July, 2021 as per Circular No.15 of 2020 dated 22.07.2020, may be furnished on or before 30th September, 2021.

            CBDT Circular No. 15/2021 in F.No.225/49/2021/ITA-II dated 03.08.2021issued today, is available on It is also clarified vide the said Circular that the above forms, e-filed, after the expiry of time limits provided as per Circular No.12 of 2021 dated 25.06.2021 or as per the relevant provisions, till date of issuance of said Circular, will stand regularised accordingly.



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