Eighteen North Carolina-based technology companies had a chance to showcase their products and technology to various government agencies on Friday.

The presentations, organized by the North Carolina Technology Association, were made on the Cisco Systems campus in Research Triangle Park. On hand were representatives of the armed forces, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service and Special Operations Command.

“NCTA organized the event to showcase the capabilities of our member companies,” said Joan Myers, NCTA’s president and chief executive officer. “North Carolina is home to over 2,300 technology companies, many of which offer groundbreaking solutions that are essential to improving our nation’s defense and security needs. We are aggressively showcasing these NCTA member companies to decision-makers in all levels of the Federal government.”

Presenting companies were: Research Triangle Software, CipherOptics, Oak Grove Technologies, IntePoint, Engineous Software, Stonewall Networks, Netdirectsystems, Virtual Heroes, 3Dsolve, VisionAir, Concurrent Technologies, Saffron Technology, Blue Shoe Technologies, Cyberlux, The Whitlock Group, Sierra Nevada, Integrian, and Ballistic Protection Technologies.

NCTA: www.nc-tech.org