On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the National Conference Services, Inc., hosted the 7th annual Technology Expo at the Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center here at Fort Carson.<br /> <br /> The expo, which was free to everyone, hosted approximately 29 exhibitors that displayed and demonstrated some of the newest technology from communications to encryption software.<br /> <br /> Katie Rumbolt, an events coordinator for NCSI said the expo was to provide the military with innovative technology to help it deploy logistically and to complete its mission. <br /> <br /> It's a great networking opportunity for the senior leadership that makes the decisions regarding the purchase of new technology, said Rumbolt. "They always want to know what's up and coming", she added.<br /> <br /> Aardvark Tactical, which attracted the largest crowds, with the Taser X26 demonstrations and a display of the latest in military tactical gear. Jacob Stone, an Aardvark Tactical exhibitor said he contacted some of the units that he supplied to inform them about the expo. <br /> <br /> Major Andrew McCormick, with the Fort Carson Provost Marshal Office, and a native of Mendon, Mich., said this was his first time at the expo and he came because he was contacted by Aardvark Tactical. <br /> <br /> He said by coming to the expo he was able to verify some of the products that he ordered from the company.<br /> <br /> Command Sgt Maj. Jeffery Mann, of the 52nd Engineer Battalion and a native of Camarillo, Calif., said that his battalion was new to Carson and he came out to see some of the new things they may be getting.<br /> <br /> Spc. James Baker of the 242nd Ordnance Battalion EOD, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., said he came out to check out the cool new things that the expo had to offer.<br /> <br /> "The expo is a helpful tool for everyone that uses technology," said Rumbolt.<br /> <br /> The expo, which is an annual event, is usually held around the same time each year said Kelly McCarthy, NCSI assistant events coordinator.