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January 31, 2014

This week's trivia question: What does the "i" stand for in products such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone? See answer below.

AFCEA Answers Radio Show Examines Critical Infrastructure Protection
Suzanne Spaulding, deputy undersecretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, and Jill Singer, a partner at Deep Water Point Consulting, discuss the National Infrastructure Protection Plan with Max Cacas. Download this and all AFCEA Answers shows online to listen anytime.

WEST 2014 Updates - PDC Offers Discounts on Courses
Sign up today with a member of your company for a course offered at WEST 2014, and your coworker receives 50 percent off the registration fee. Earn 24 continuing education units for Network+ certification at the Military Satellite Communications course, or learn the secrets to boosting federal contract wins in the Contracting with Uncle Sam course. Special registration offers end February 4. Contact the PDC for more information.

Alamo Chapter Military City USA Radio Series
Alamo AFCEA's Military City USA Radio is about all things military in San Antonio. More information about the weekly show and upcoming guests is available online.

Corporate Success Strategies for Surviving the New Normal

Recent uncertainties in government budgets have changed the landscape of contracting. The Fairfax Chamber and its GovCon Council will help businesses understand best practices and strategies for success today and in the future at the GovCon Symposium on February 25 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Register today for discounted ticket prices.

NATO C4ISR Industry Conference & TechNet International 2014
AFCEA Europe and the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency will organize this event under the Patronage of the Prime Minister of Romania and on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Romania’s accession to NATO. The exposition and conference on "From Assets to Services - Capability Delivery in the 21st Century" will be held on March 25-27 at the RIN Grand Hotel Conference Centre in Bucharest, Romania. Register for the event online.

Become a Member of an Award-Winning Team
SIGNAL Magazine is looking for an energetic and versatile editor/writer to cover the defense arena in AFCEA's print and daily/weekly online publications. Applicants must have reporting, writing, editing, online strategy and content development experience. Find out more online.

Visit the Library
SIGNAL Online’s free Resource Library features a new addition. Learn about "The Future of Internet Governance" from experts on AFCEA's Cyber Committee. Interested in posting white papers or other informative corporate or academic material? Contact Marsha Carpenter.

Experts Examine State of U.S. Naval Information Dominance

Learn about the U.S. Navy's strategy for achieving information dominance at the Navy Information Dominance Industry Day 2014 on May 7 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA. This classified event sells out quickly, so register now.

Spring Intelligence Symposium: Insight from Chaos

Experts from industry and the military will examine the opportunities and challenges that big data pose to the Intelligence Community on May 29-30 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. This classified forum is one of AFCEA's most popular. Don't miss the chance to hear about the IC's needs in this ever-changing environment. Registration is now open online.

DoD Virtual Collaboration in the Joint Information Environment

Log into this virtual conference featuring senior-level military, civilian and research-based subject matter experts sharing insights about the trends, principles, strategic plans and technology that transforming how knowledge is shared virtually among warfighters and support personnel across domains. Sign up online for details about how to participate.

Night for the Children

The AFCEA Bethesda Chapter is hosting “A Night for the Children,” on March 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. The gala benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH and House of Ruth. Information is available online about how you can support this important event, which has raised more than $6 million over the past 15 years.

Office Space Available
AFCEA is now leasing office space within its headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia. Lease term negotiable. Email Rick Haas for information. Fairfax County has recognized AFCEA headquarters as a Best Workplaces for Commuters Employer.

 

Upcoming Events, January 31-February 14, 2014

 

Trivia Answer: The "i" stands for Internet per experts at Apple.

 

January 24, 2014

 

This week's trivia question: Why are Twitter posts limited to 140 characters? See answer below.

WEST 2014 Updates - Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox Confirmed as Keynote Speaker - Fox will open the conference on February 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Hall C of the exhibit hall.

 

Veteran Career Advice and Job Fair - Also while at WEST 2014, learn from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presentations about career progression for veterans. Information includes successful self-marketing plans, a current legislative update for active and retired military, and a Warriors in the Workforce hiring event. Information is available online.

 

4th Generation DHS: Remaining Ever Vigilant

Register now to hear Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.), senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, and 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard, as well as other experts identify what is needed to boost homeland security. AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference, March 10-12 at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C., also will feature the 2014 AFCEA Small Business Partnership Symposium with Matchmaking on March 10, 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Plan to Attend the Joint Information Environment Mission Partner Symposium 2014

AFCEA will host JIE Mission Partner Symposium 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center, May 12-14, 2014. Among the participants discussing the progress and way ahead for JIE will be leaders from the DoD CIO, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CYBERCOM, the military services, the intelligence community, and other government offices and agencies. Suggest topics and speakers for the event online and sign up to be notified when registration opens.

 

Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, will open this symposium in Monterey, California, May 14-15. Register now to attend the event to hear his viewpoints.

 

Night for the Children

The AFCEA Bethesda Chapter is hosting “A Night for the Children,” on March 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. The gala benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH and House of Ruth. Information is available online about how you can support this important event, which has raised more than $6 million over the past 15 years.

 

Upcoming Events, January 24-February 7, 2014

 

Trivia Answer: Because Twitter is a service that relies on mobile-based messaging, its founders decided to stay under the Short Message Service's (SMS) worldwide standard of 160 characters. The 140 character limit leaves 20 characters for a sender's username.

January 17, 2014

Welcome to the AFCEA Weekly Digest! Be sure to check out the training opportunities that are available at our events. New sessions are added regularly.

 

This week's trivia question: When was SIGNAL Magazine’s first tweet? See answer below.

AFCEA Answers Radio Show Features Review of 2013
From cloud to tactical radios, mobility to cybersecurity, and even a friendly debate about big data in the intelligence community, join Max Cacas for today's episode for a look at the hot topics in government and industry in 2013. Tune in at 2:05 p.m. EDT to 1500 AM or download the episode.

SIGNAL Connections

"The Bottom Line" in this month's issue takes a look at predictions for 2014 and how much they have in common with weather forecasts.

WEST 2014: New Sessions Eligible for CEUs

Fifteen sessions at WEST 2014 qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) and CMUs to help attendees sustain their mandated certifications. Details are available online.

ROTC Scholarships Deadline Fast Approaching

The AFCEA Educational Foundation ROTC scholarships are awarded to ROTC students enrolled full-time in C4I-related eligible majors. Fill out one application for numerous scholarships. Apply online. Deadline: February 15, 2014.

Business Intelligence Alert

UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Less than 50 seats remain, so register today for the Air Force Industry Day on February 26. Speakers include Gen. Michael Hostage, USAF, commander, Air Combat Command; Lt. Gen. Robert Otto, USAF, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and Lt. Gen. C.D. Moore II, USAF, commander, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Contact Chris Gogoel for more information.

NATO C4ISR Industry Conference & TechNet International 2014

AFCEA Europe and the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is organizing this event under the Patronage of the Prime Minister of Romania. The exposition and conference on "From Assets to Services - Capability Delivery in the 21st Century" will be held March 25-27, at the RIN Grand Hotel Conference Centre in Bucharest, Romania. Register online.

AFCEA Small Business Awards

AFCEA will honor a small business and a small business champion this year with two new awards. AFCEA’s Small Business of the Year and Small Business Person of the Year awards will be presented at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium, June 24, 2014, in Baltimore. Information is available online under the Small Business section.

Office Space Available

AFCEA is now leasing office space within its headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia. Lease term negotiable. Email Rick Haas for information. Fairfax County has recognized AFCEA headquarters as a Best Workplaces for Commuters Employer.

 

Gala for the Children

The AFCEA Bethesda Chapter is hosting “A Night for the Children,” on March 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. The gala benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH and House of Ruth. Information is available online about how you can support this important event, which has raised more than $6 million over the past 15 years.

 

Upcoming Events, January 17-31, 2014

 

Trivia Answer: SIGNAL's first tweet appeared March 20, 2008. The topic was Web 2.0 Military Style.

January 10, 2014

Welcome to the AFCEA Weekly Digest! It’s deep-freeze time in many regions, and some members of the AFCEA staff are wondering if Underdog’s Simon Bar Sinister or Nicholas Demente from Get Smart, Again! with their weather-controlling technology may have come to life. No matter the cause, we’re staying warm, staying safe and staying connected.

 

This week's trivia question: Who was the first Navy admiral to serve as both the commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Command? See answer below.

 

The Future of Internet Governance

Gain insights from the AFCEA Cyber Committee’s latest white paper, which focuses on the existing and future evolution of the current much-debated Internet domestic and international governance models. This global issue impacts government and commerce, identifying a uniformed approach to managing the Internet. 

 

Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day 2014

Register now for the first AFCEA Intelligence and U.S. Coast Guard co-sponsored one-day classified event. At the April 2 event, experts will delve into the Coast Guard’s unique missions and authorities and explain how industry can help.

 

Office Space Available

AFCEA is now leasing office space within its headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia. Lease term negotiable. Email Rick Haas for information. Fairfax County has recognized AFCEA headquarters as a Best Workplaces for Commuters Employer.

 

AFCEA Small Business Activities

Join us on January 29 to hear Emily Murphy, senior counsel, U.S. Congress, House Small Business Committee, present the Congressional Perspective on Small Business.

 

In addition, AFCEA will honor a small business and a small business champion this year with two new awards. AFCEA’s Small Business of the Year and Small Business Person of the Year awards will be presented at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium, June 24, 2014, in Baltimore. Information is available online under the Small Business section.

WEST 2014 Updates - Register now! Registration is complimentary for active duty military and government.

 

First Women's Appreciation Event and Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Documentary Screening - A networking reception, documentary screening and appreciation ceremony will be held in the keynote area at WEST 2014 on the exhibit floor at 4 p.m. on February 12.

 

Innovative Technologies Wanted - Companies with innovative technologies or solutions can nominate their focus area for the new Industry Briefing Showcase taking place at WEST. Fill out your organization's information online. Indicate "Industry Showcase" in the "Referred By" field.

 

PlugFest - Rear Adm. James Rodman, USN, chief engineer, SPAWAR, and Terry Halvorsen, DON CIO, will be on the judging panel at WEST 2014.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum at WEST 2014 - Submit nominations online for your staff members to attend the Leadership Forum at WEST 2014, February 12 -13. During the forum, six successful senior business and government leaders share real-world examples of the leadership lessons they've learned with 25 rising professionals in the information technology, intelligence, global security and command and control fields. Candidates must be nominated by a leader in their company, command or agency.  

 

Honor Your Military Leaders

Nominations are now open for the AFCEA DC Chapter’s Seventh Annual Military IT Leadership Awards.  Awards will be presented to one enlisted and one officer from each of the armed services. Four additional awards will be presented to service members assigned to a joint billet. Nominations deadline: March 7, 2014, 5 p.m. 

 

Gala for the Children

The AFCEA Bethesda Chapter is hosting “A Night for the Children,” on March 22 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. The gala benefits The Children’s Inn at NIH and House of Ruth. Information is available online about how you can support this important event, which has raised more than $6 million over the past 15 years.

 

Upcoming Events, January 10-24, 2014

 

Trivia Answer: Adm. Jim Stavridis, USN (Ret.), served as the 15th Commander of U.S. European Command and as NATO's 16th Supreme Allied Commander concurrently between July 2009 and May 2013. Adm. Stavridis is now the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

January 3, 2014

Happy New Year to all from the AFCEA International headquarters staff! During the past two weeks, the AFCEA team has been busy preparing for the exciting activities planned for 2014. Make it a resolution to visit the AFCEA and chapter websites often to stay informed about new networking and educational opportunities.

This week's trivia question: How many of the new domain extensions that are being introduced can you name?

Check out the January issue of SIGNAL Magazine

In addition to a focus on defense economics and acquisition solutions, the first issue of 2014 features new "Incoming" author Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA (Ret.). In his inaugural column, Gen. Bolger, who served the nation for 35 years, opines that in the era of social media, Google and Wikileaks, U.S. military operational security is not working.

AFCEA Leadership Forum at WEST 2014: Now Accepting Nominations

Submit nominations online for the Leadership Forum at WEST 2014, February 12 -13, 2014. During the forum, six successful senior business and government leaders share real-world examples of the leadership lessons they've learned with 25 rising professionals in the information technology, intelligence, global security and command and control fields. Candidates must be nominated by a leader in their company, command or agency. Contact Jill Malinchak or Gloria Kirkland for more information.   

Wennergren Leads Roundtable at WEST 2014

David M. Wennergren, vice president, CACI, will moderate the conversation among sea services' IT leaders at the CIO roundtable on February 12 at 8:30 a.m. Attending the roundtable qualifies you for one CompTIA Security+ continuing education unit and/or one GIAC certification maintenance unit.

Tap Into Your Resources

SIGNAL Online’s free Resource Library contains several papers that are relevant to your work as a member of the global defense, security and intelligence community. Interested in posting white papers or other informative corporate or academic material? Contact Marsha Carpenter.

AFCEA Winter Intelligence Symposium: Decision Advantage in a Changing World
Join intel specialists on February 13, 2014, as they discuss the changes affecting the IC's operating environment during the next 10 to 15 years. Featured speakers include Dr. Christopher Kojm, chairman, National Intelligence Council; and Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, and commander, U.S. 10th Fleet. For information, contact Chris Gogoel.

Upcoming Events, January 3-17, 2014


Trivia Answer: During the next 2 to 3 years, more than 1,000 new domain extensions are being introduced. Among them are .solutions, .technology, .equipment and .computer. See more information at http://newgtids.icann.org.

Comments and ideas for this email are welcome! Please contact mlawlor@afcea.org.

 

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