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AFCEA Weekly Digest is a summary email that goes to all AFCEA members. Not a member? Click here to join AFCEA.

 

May 22, 2015

 

Trivia question: How many Facebook users are active on this social media platform every day? See answer below

 

 

 

 

Capt. Gail Kulisch, USCG (Ret.), Talks About Leadership
SIGNAL Magazine Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman asks Capt. Kulisch about her views on the qualities of successful leaders.

Watch 5 Questions video.

 

Small Businesses Invited to Hear Tips on Working With Government Agencies

AFCEA's new small business initiative, "Navigating the Federal Contracting Process," is a series of several courses. First up is a discussion led by government affairs consultant Barry Levy about investing in the right opportunities. The session takes place  from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 30 at the Scitor auditorium, Reston, Virginia. Seating is limited, so register online today.

 

One Lucky AFCEA Corporate POC Will Win an iPad

Complete your Corporate Associate Roster by May 29 and be eligible to win an iPad. If your roster is already complete, you will be entered into the drawing. To add staff members to the roster, sign onto the AFCEA portal with your POC info. For more details, contact Julie Lama.

 

Army Intelligence Industry Day Announced

Taking place on July 29 at the Engility Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia, this one-day classified event will explore the Army's science and technology priorities. More information and registration is online.

 

 

This issue of the AFCEA Weekly Digest is sponsored by

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Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Takes Place June 16-18 

The event will be located in the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. 

*Registrations for the symposium originally planned for May will be honored.

*The schedule is available online and in the free event app.

*Continuing education: 19 sessions qualify.

*DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 also takes place June 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Details online.

 

Celebrate and Honor Army Cyber Warriors

Join AFCEA International at the Army Cyber Ball on August 15 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia. The evening will include dinner and dancing. Sponsorship info and tickets are available online.

 

Number of Approved CE Sessions at TechNet Augusta Grows

One dozen sessions have already been approved as continuing education. Register now to hear expertise on refining doctrine; convergence capabilities; and training and personnel. The event takes place August 25-27 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Georgia. More conference details are online.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

May 25

*Ottawa Chapter golf tournament and dinner, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 27

*Rome Chapter seminar: Industrial property, intangible asset value, Rome, Italy

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon and biometrics event, North Charleston, SC

May 28

*Bethesda Chapter Law Enforcement IT Day, Bethesda, MD

*Southern New England luncheon and workshop, Middletown, RI

*Washington DC Chapter leadership dinner, Arlington, VA

May 29

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Pentagon City, VA

June 1

*Las Vegas Chapter luncheon, Las Vegas, NV

June 2

*Bay Chapter tech expo, Tyndall AFB, FL

*Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter membership meeting, Fort Knox, KY

June 3

*Naples Chapter Military Metrology for Aerospace, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy

June 4

*Central Virginia Chapter Big Data Engagement Day, Charlottesville, VA

*NOVA Chapter annual golf tournament, Virginia

 

June 11

*Navy Information Dominance Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

June 16-18

*Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

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Are you ready to learn strategies and practices that will empower you to manage critical information in the fight against hackers, terrorists and cyber criminals? The Online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management from The George Washington University was developed for working professionals from the military, homeland security and private sectors. We will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure the country's digital infrastructure. Learn more.

 

Trivia answer: By one estimate, 936 million people are on Facebook daily.

 

May 15, 2015

 

 

 

Guess the Gadget: Here's a hit. It's the next generation of clap on/clap off.

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Takes Place June 16-18 

The event will be located in the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. 
*Registrations for the symposium originally planned for May will be honored.
*The schedule is available online and in the free event app.
*Continuing education: 18 sessions qualify.

*DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 also takes place June 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Details online.

 

Terry Halvorsen to Speak at GMU-AFCEA Symposium

Interoperability between people, technology and the front line will be discussed at the AFCEA Solutions Series-George Mason University Symposium May 20-21 at the GMU Johnson Center, Fairfax, Virginia. The symposium is free to military and government personnel. Register online.

 

One Lucky AFCEA Corporate POC Could Win an iPad

Complete your Corporate Associate Roster by May 29 and be eligible to win an iPad. If your roster is already complete, you will be entered into the drawing. To add staff members to the roster, sign onto the AFCEA portal with your POC info. For more details, contact Julie Lama.

 

 

This issue of the AFCEA Weekly Digest is sponsored by

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Share the Excitement of Being an AFCEAN

Through the end of June, AFCEA is rewarding peer-to-peer recruiting through the "Each One, Reach One" initiative. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into the drawing for an iPad Air. To invite a colleague to become an AFCEAN, sign into the AFCEA portal and send the invitation using your personalized link.

 

Industry Won't Want to Miss This

The Navy Information Dominance Industry Day 2015 takes place June 11 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Among the topics at this one-day classified event is the president's FY16 budget. Registrations must be received no later than May 20.

 

Celebrate and Honor Army Cyber Warriors

Join AFCEA International at the Army Cyber Ball on August 15 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia. The evening will include dinner and dancing. Sponsorship info and tickets are available online.

 

TechNet Augusta Track Session Topics Set

Register now to hear expertise on refining doctrine; convergence capabilities; and training and personnel. TechNet Augusta takes place August 25-27 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Georgia. It features eight sessions approved as continuing education. More conference details online.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events Professional Activities and Opportunities

May 18

*Montgomery Chapter golf tournament, Montgomery, AL

May 19

*ArkLaTex Chapter luncheon, Bossier City, LA

*NOVA Chapter seminar series 4, McLean, VA

*South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2015-2016 officer installation, Shippensburg, PA

May 19-20

*Hampton Roads Chapter 2015 Joint Warfare Symposium, Chesapeake, VA

*Montgomery Chapter Information Technology Summit (MITS), Montgomery, AL

May 19-21

*Czech Chapter IDET 2015, Brno, Czech Republic

*The Hague Chapter, Global Solutions Projects and Defence Exchange conference, The Hague, Netherlands

May 20

*Alaska Chapter JBER AFCEA member and sponsor mixer, Anchorage, AK

*Bay Chapter officer meeting, Tyndall AFB, FL

*Czech Chapter cyber training for non-IT managers, Brno, Czech Republic

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon, North Charleston, SC

May 21

*Aberdeen Chapter annual memorial golf tournament, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

*Alaska Chapter 8th Annual JBER AFCEA IT Expo, Anchorage, AK

*Central Maryland Chapter luncheon, Greenbelt, MD

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*London Chapter Scary Cyber-Speed Dating, London, UK

*Los Angeles Chapter luncheon, Los Angeles, CA

*Portugal Chapter cybersecurity forum, Lisbon, Portugal

*Quantico-Potomac Golf Tournament, Stafford, VA

*Stuttgart Chapter STEM scholarship award presentation, Stuttgart, Germany

May 22

*Jacksonville Chapter 6th Annual AFCEA JAX Golf Classic, Jacksonville, FL

*Rocky Mountain Chapter scholarship awards banquet, Colorado Springs, CO

May 25

*Ottawa Chapter golf tournament and dinner, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 27

*Rome Chapter seminar: Industrial property, intangible asset value, Rome, Italy

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon and biometrics event, North Charleston, SC

May 28

*Bethesda Chapter Law Enforcement IT Day, Bethesda, MD

*Southern New England luncheon and workshop, Middletown, RI

*Washington DC Chapter leadership dinner, Arlington, VA

May 29

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Pentagon City, VA

 

May 20-21

*Spring Intel Symposium, Springfield, VA

*AFCEA Solutions Series, George Mason University Symposium: Critical Issues in C4I, Fairfax, VA

June 11

*Navy Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

June 16-18

*Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

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Are you ready to learn strategies and practices that will empower you to manage critical information in the fight against hackers, terrorists and cyber criminals? The Online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management from The George Washington University was developed for working professionals from the military, homeland security and private sectors. We will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure the country's digital infrastructure. Learn more.

 

We want to hear from you! Please contact Maryann Lawlor with your comments and suggestions

for the AFCEA Weekly Digest.

 

Answer: This device screws into a light socket and enables lights to be turned on, off or dimmed using an app.

 

May 8, 2015

Trivia question: What was Google's previous name? See answer below.

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Takes Place June 16-18 

The is in the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. 
*Registrations for the symposium originally planned for May will be honored.
*Scheduled activities 
will closely follow the planned program.
*The Leadership Forum will take place June 16-17. Nomination deadline: June 11.
*The schedule is available online and in the free event app for your Apple and Android mobile devices. Download the app and plan your schedule.
*Continuing education: AFCEA members can request electronic documentation for the sessions that qualify as continuing education.

*Twitter conversations are already taking place. Join the e-crowd now using #AFCEACYBER.

*DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015 takes place June 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Details are available online.

 

Deadlines Looming for Directive Compliance

SIGNAL Media's Resource Library now features a white paper with ideas about how to facilitate compliance with Directive M-12-18, which mandates e-record keeping by 2019 by all federal agencies. "Easing the Burden of Records Management: Automating Records Capture" is available for free online.
 

Time is Running Short to Sign up for AFCEA Spring Intel Symposium

Only three days are left to register for the AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium. This classified event takes place May 20-21 at the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Featured speakers will include Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity; and Glenn Gaffney, director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA. Deadline to register: May 11.

 

This issue of the AFCEA Weekly Digest is sponsored by

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Attention AFCEA Corporate POCs: Enter Drawing to Win iPad

Complete your Corporate Associate Roster and be eligible to win an iPad. Two drawings will be held, one in May and another in September. As long as your roster is complete at the time of the drawing, your name will be entered. To add staff members to the roster, sign onto the AFCEA portal with your POC ID number. For additional assistance, contact Byron Bissessar.


 

Halvorsen to Speak at GMU-AFCEA Symposium

Interoperability between people, technology and the front line will be discussed at the AFCEA Solutions Series-George Mason University Symposium May 20-21. Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer, U.S. Defense Department, will open the conference, which takes place at the GMU Johnson Center, Fairfax, Virginia. The symposium is free for military and government personnel. Registeronline.

 

Each One, Reach One

Through the end of June, AFCEA is recognizing peer-to-peer recruiting through the "Each One, Reach One" initiative. Open to all AFCEA members, the campaign features a drawing for an iPad Air. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into the drawing. To send a link to a friend or colleague, sign in to the AFCEA portal and visit the new section under "Memberships." For more information, contact Sean McGowan.

 

Industry Won't Want to Miss This

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, USN, deputy chief for naval operations, information dominance, and director, naval intelligence, and Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet, are scheduled to participate in Navy Information Dominance Industry Day 2015. Among the program topics at this one-day classified event is the president's FY16 budget, and identifying areas of growth and risk. The industry day takes place on June 11 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Registrations must be received no later than May 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events Professional Activities and Opportunities

May 9

*South Florida Chapter Young AFCEANs fishing expedition, Miami Beach, FL

May 12

*Bethesda Chapter 8th Annual Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Awards, Washington, DC

*Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Honolulu, HI

May 13

*NOVA Chapter Executive Roundtable, Arlington, VA

*Silicon Valley Chapter presentation, Chinese Threats to the Internet--It's Not Just Hacking, Mountain View, CA

May 14

*Atlanta Chapter board of directors meeting Atlanta, GA

*Central Maryland Chapter WIIG book club, Jessup, MD

*NOVA Chapter 14th Annual Naval IT Day, Vienna, VA

May 18

*Montgomery Chapter golf tournament, Montgomery, AL

May 19

*ArkLaTex Chapter luncheon, Bossier City, LA

*NOVA Chapter seminar series 4, McLean, VA

*South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2015-2016 officer installation, Shippensburg, PA

May 19-20

*Hampton Roads Chapter 2015 Joint Warfare Symposium, Chesapeake, VA

*Montgomery Chapter Information Technology Summit (MITS), Montgomery, AL

May 19-21

*Czech Chapter IDET 2015, Brno, Czech Republic

*The Hague Chapter, Global Solutions Projects and Defence Exchange conference, The Hague, Netherlands

May 20

*Alaska Chapter JBER AFCEA member and sponsor mixer, Anchorage, AK

*Czech Chapter cyber training for non-IT managers, Brno, Czech Republic

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon, North Charleston, SC

May 21

*Aberdeen Chapter annual memorial golf tournament, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

*Alaska Chapter 8th Annual JBER AFCEA IT Expo, Anchorage, AK

*Bay Chapter officer meeting, Tyndall AFB, FL

*Central Maryland Chapter luncheon, Greenbelt, MD

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*London Chapter Scary Cyber-Speed Dating, London, UK

*Los Angeles Chapter luncheon, Los Angeles, CA

*Stuttgart Chapter STEM scholarship award presentation, Stuttgart, Germany

May 22

*Jacksonville Chapter 6th Annual AFCEA JAX Golf Classic, Jacksonville, FL

Rocky Mountain Chapter scholarship awards banquet, Colorado Springs, CO

May 9

*Military City USA Radio featuring Dr. Harry Croft, medical director, San Antonio Psychiatric Center, and medical director, HealthyPlace.com, and Matt Scherer

May 20-21

*Spring Intel Symposium, Springfield, VA

*AFCEA Solutions Series, George Mason University Symposium: Critical Issues in C4I, Fairfax, VA

June 11

*Navy Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

June 16-18

*Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Answer:  In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub. The name officially changed to Google on September 15, 1997.

 

Are you ready to learn strategies and practices that will empower you to manage critical information in the fight against hackers, terrorists and cyber criminals? The Online Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Cyber Operations and Information Management from The George Washington University was developed for working professionals from the military, homeland security and private sectors. We will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders who work to secure the country's digital infrastructure. Learn more.

 

 

May 1, 2015

Trivia question: Why is the main drive on computers designated as the C drive instead of A or B?See answer below.

 

SIGNAL Magazine May Issue Available Now

The magazine's reporters take on one of the most challenging and talked about topics today: defensive cyber operations. Read Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman's article based on interview with DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF. The story explains the formation of the new Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network. Also in the May issue are several articles about dual-use emergency technologies--right on point with current unrest in major cities.

 

Watch video.

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Takes Place June 16-18 

The location remains the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. 
*Registration for the event originally schedule in May will be honored.
*Directions and parking information is available online.
*Registration sign-in and badge pick-up are located in the Pratt Street lobby at the top of the escalators.
*Expedite check-in
 by bringing the barcode emailed to you at time of registration.
*Scheduled activities 
will closely follow the planned program.
*The Leadership Forum will take place June 16-17.
*The schedule will be available online and in the free event app for your Apple and Android mobile devices. Download the app and plan your schedule.
*Continuing Education: AFCEA members can request electronic documentation for the sessions that qualify as continuing education. 

*Keynote luncheons require tickets. A limited number are still available. Log in to your registration record or call (703) 631-6200. 

*Twitter conversations are already taking place. Join the e-crowd now using #AFCEACYBER.

*AFCEA's booth number is 3037. Stop by to learn about new benefits, say hello to old friends or renew your membership.

*SIGNAL booth number is 3082. Talk to the people who produce SIGNAL Media, look into advertising opportunities or offer ideas for feature articles and blogs.

*Read event coverage by SIGNAL Media online.

 

NITEC Talks Training

This year's collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe will focus on the acquisition of applications, education and training services. The three-day conference takes place May 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Join defense experts from NATO, the allied militaries, industry and academia to learn about NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements.

 

Each One, Reach One

Through the end of June, AFCEA is recognizing peer-to-peer recruiting through the "Each One, Reach One" initiative. Open to all AFCEA members, the campaign gives you the chance to win an iPad Air. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into the drawing. The more new members you recruit, the more chances you have to win! To send a link to a friend or colleague, sign in to the AFCEA portal and visit the new section under "Memberships." For more information, contact Sean McGowan.

 

AFCEA Headquarters Building Meets All Your Business Needs

AFCEA is leasing office space within its headquarters building at 4400 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, Virginia, which is close to I-66, hotels, shopping and restaurants. Occupancy includes: 

  • Reception services
  • Mailroom services
  • Utilities
  • Federal Express and UPS pick-up location
  • High-speed photocopier
  • Use of professional conference facilities, including VTC capability
  • Free shuttle service to Vienna Metro station
  • Fitness center on premise
  • Free parking

Lease term negotiable. Email Nancy Temple or call (703) 631-6102.

 

Shop, Save and Support STEM Education

Sign up today at Shop For STEM to receive discounts from 1,000 stores that donate up to 10 percent of your purchases to the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For example, AFCEA members can buy AppGuard malware protection through Shop For STEM for $19.95 (a $29.95 value), and Blue Ridge will donate $5 to the AFCEA Educational Foundation for each copy purchased.

 

 Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

May 5

*Bethesda Chapter breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Ottawa Chapter luncheon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 6-7

*Bonn e.V. Chapter exhibition, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany

May 6

*Bonn e.V. Chapter career starter forum, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany

*Palmetto Chapter luncheon, Shaw AFB, SC

May 7

*Central Maryland Chapter annual awards night, Greenbelt, MD

*Eifel and Kaiserslautern chapters meet at Bonn Tech Expo, Bonn, Eifel, Germany 

*Lexington-Concord Chapter workshop, Lexington, MA

*Palmetto Chapter scholarship golf tournament, Shaw AFB, SC

May 8

*Central Maryland Chapter spring golf outing, Hampstead, MD

May 9

*South Florida Chapter Young AFCEANs fishing expedition, Miami Beach, FL

May 12

*Bethesda Chapter 8th Annual Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Awards, Washington, DC

May 13

*NOVA Chapter Executive Roundtable, Arlington, VA

*Silicon Valley Chapter presentation, Chinese Threats to the Internet--It's Not Just Hacking, Mountain View, CA

May 14

*Atlanta Chapter board of directors meeting, Atlanta, GA

*Central Maryland Chapter WIIG book club, Jessup, MD

*Los Angeles Chapter luncheon, Los Angeles, CA

*NOVA Chapter 14th Annual Naval IT Day, Vienna, VA

May 5-7

*NITEC'15, Madrid, Spain

May 20-21

*Spring Intel Symposium, Springfield, VA

*AFCEA Solutions Series, George Mason University Symposium: Critical Issues in C4I, Fairfax, VA

June 16-18

*Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Answer: In the early days of computing, the  A and B drives were reserved for floppy disks. As a result, the computer's hard drive was labeled C. It is now considered a standard reference.

 

 

April 24, 2015

 

 

 


Guess the Gadget: 
Can you identify this gadget? Here's a hint: You may want to take it on vacation. See answer below.

 

Doing Business with the Federal Government

This four-hour training session will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow them to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform business owners about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. The course begins at 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. Seating is limited. Register online.

 

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy

Less than a week left to register for the AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium. This classified event takes place May 20-21 at the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Featured speakers will include Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX, and Glenn Gaffney, deputy director, science and technology, CIA. Deadline: April 29.

 

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Updates
The symposium takes place May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. 
*Download the event app to your Apple and Android mobile devices. Plan your schedule now.
*Preview the solutions that will compete in the Cyber Solutions Showcase.
*Join the conversation now on Twitter #AFCEACYBER
*18 sessions approved as continuing education. Visit the website for more details.

 *DON CIO East Coast Conference: May 6-7 collocated with the symposium.

 

Shop, Save and Support STEM Education

Sign up today at Shop For STEM to receive discounts from 1,000 stores that donate up to 10 percent of your purchases to the AFCEA Educational Foundation. For example, AFCEA members can buy AppGuard malware protection through Shop For STEM for $19.95 (a $29.95 value), and Blue Ridge will donate $5 to the AFCEA Educational Foundation for each copy purchased.

 

NITEC Talks Training

This year's collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe will focus on the acquisition of applications, education and training services. The three-day conference takes place May 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Joindefense experts from NATO, the allied militaries, industry and academia to learn about NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements.

 

Intel Experts Talk Navy Information Dominance

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, USN, deputy chief of naval operations, information dominance, and director, naval intelligence, and Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, USN, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, U.S. 10th Fleet, are scheduled to be the key participants in this one-day classified event on June 11 at the Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Topics will include a review of the president's fiscal year 2016 budget and where the U.S. Navy is headed in integrating and modernizing its networks and acquisition. Registration is now open.

 

     Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

 

April 28

*Pocono Mountains Chapter AFCEA-AUSA joint luncheon, Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA

*Quantico-Potomac Chapter USMC IT Day: Expeditionary Data Mobility, MCB Quantico, Stafford, VA

April 29

*Bethesda Chapter FEDSIM breakfast, Washington, DC

*Rome Chapter workshop, "Cyber Defense Over Clouds," Rome, Italy

April 30

*ArkLaTex Chapter 2015 AFCEA Scholarship Banquet, Bossier City, LA

*Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter Young AFCEAN pizza party and network social, Fort Gordon, GA

*NOVA Chapter Women in NOVA breakfast, Vienna, VA

May 1

*Alamo Chapter 2015 Spring Golf Revival Tournament, Lackland AFB, TX

*ArkLaTex Chapter Swingin' for Scholarships, Barksdale AFB, LA

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

May 5

*Bethesda Chapter breakfast, Bethesda, MD

May 6-7

*Bonn e.V. Chapter exhibition, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany

May 6

*Bonn e.V. Chapter career starter forum, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany

*Palmetto Chapter luncheon, Shaw AFB, SC

May 7

*Central Maryland Chapter annual awards night, Greenbelt, MD

*Eifel and Kaiserslautern chapters meet at Bonn Tech Expo, Bonn, Eifel, Germany 

*Lexington-Concord Chapter workshop, Lexington, MA

*Palmetto Chapter scholarship golf tournament, Shaw AFB, SC

May 8

*Central Maryland Chapter spring golf outing, Hampstead, MD

May 9

*South Florida Chapter Young AFCEANs fishing expedition, Miami Beach, FL

 

April 25

*Military City USA Radio featuring Col. Denise Hopkins-Chadwick, USA, dean, Academy of Health Sciences, Army Surgeon-General Consultant for Nurse Education/Nurse Enlisted Training, Army Medical Department Center and School

April 30

*Doing Business with the Federal Government, Washington, DC

May 5-7

*AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

*NITEC'15, Madrid, Spain

May 20-21

*Spring Intel Symposium, Springfield, VA

*AFCEA Solutions Series, George Mason University Symposium: Critical Issues in C4I, Fairfax, VA

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Gadget answer: This thumb-size gadget is a speaker that you can carry on a keychain and charge in a USB port.

 

We want to hear from you! Please contact Maryann Lawlor with your comments and suggestions

for the AFCEA Weekly Digest.

 

April 17, 2015

Trivia question: Who is credited with coining the term "cyberspace"? See answer below.

 

Machines Talking to Machines?

It used to be science fiction, but today, it's science fact. However, diminished control of any machine or interface limits the operator's ability to respond effectively in situations when lives may be at stake. Find out about the security challenges M2M reality pose during the "M2M Cybersecurity: Protecting Mission-Critical Systems at the Edge" free webinar at 1 p.m. on April 23.

 

Doing Business With the Federal Government

This four-hour training session will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow them to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform business owners about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. The course begins at 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. Seating is limited. Register online.

 

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy

More than 50 percent of the seats are sold for the AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium. This classified event takes place May 20-21 at the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Featured speakers will include Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX, and Glenn Gaffney, deputy director, science and technology, CIA. Less than two weeks to register. Deadline: April 29.

 

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Updates
The symposium takes place May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland. 
*19 sessions approved as continuing education. Visit the website for more details.
*AFCEA Leadership ForumNominations are now open for the May 5-6 session. Upon successful completion, attendees receive 1.2 continuing education units from George Mason University.

*Confirmed speakers:

*Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer, U.S. Defense Department

*Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, DISA

*Lt. Gen. James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin, USAF, deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command

*David Mihelcic, chief technology officer, DISA

*Meg Whitman, chief executive officer, HP

 *DON CIO East Coast Conference: May 6-7 collocated with the symposium. 


Each One, Reach One
Through the end of June, AFCEA is recognizing peer-to-peer recruiting through the "Each One, Reach One" initiative. Open to all AFCEA members, the campaign gives you the chance to win an iPad Air. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into the drawing. The more new members you recruit, the more chances you have to win! To send a link to a friend or colleague, sign in to the AFCEA portal and visit the new section under "Memberships." For more information, contact Sean McGowan.

 

NITEC Talks Training

This year's collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe will focus on the acquisition of applications, education and training services. The three-day conference takes place May 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Joindefense experts from NATO, the allied militaries, industry and academia to learn about NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements.

 

Office Space Available

AFCEA is leasing office space within its headquarters building in Fairfax, Virginia, which is close to I-66, hotels, shopping and restaurants. Occupancy includes access to meeting rooms, boardroom, on-site workout area and kitchen/lounge. Lease term negotiable. Email Nancy Temple or call (703) 631-6102.

 

Plan Now to Attend TechNet Augusta

Cyber Convergence is the theme of TechNet Augusta, which takes place August 25-27 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Georgia. Featured speakers include:

  • Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, USA, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, USA, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Cyber Command

The conference hotel rooms are filling up fast, so register today.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

April 18

*Central Maryland Chapter Race for Excellence, Columbia, MD

April 20

*North Carolina Chapter opening golf tournament for TechNet Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC

April 20-22

*Marianas Chapter TechNet 2015, Tuman, Guam

April 21

*Alaska Chapter STEM evening event, Anchorage, AK

*Munich Chapter evening lecture, Munich, Germany

*NOVA Chapter mentor-protege "Coffee Talk,"Tysons, VA

April 21-22

*North Carolina Chapter TechNet Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC

April 22

*Atlanta Chapter luncheon, Atlanta, GA

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Central Virginia Chapter Swing for STEM, Charlottesville, VA

April 23

*Bethesda Chapter Young AFCEA Spring Fling, VA

*Central Maryland Chapter luncheon, Greenbelt, MD

*Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter lunch and learn, Fort Knox, KY

*Hampton Roads Chapter lunch and learn, Suffolk, VA

*Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon, Colorado Springs, CO

*South Florida Chapter Mercedes-Benz 5K Race, Miami, FL

*Washington DC Chapter defense and military health panel presentation, McLean, VA

April 24

*Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter Young AFCEAN lunch and learn, Fort Knox, KY

April 28

*Pocono Mountains Chapter AFCEA-AUSA joint luncheon, Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA

*Quantico-Potomac Chapter USMC IT Day: Expeditionary Data Mobility, MCB Quantico, Stafford, VA

April 29

*Bethesda Chapter FEDSIM breakfast, Washington, DC

*Rome Chapter workshop, cloud computing, Rome, Italy

April 30

*ArkLaTex Chapter 2015 AFCEA Scholarship Banquet, Bossier City, LA

*NOVA Chapter Women in NOVA breakfast, Vienna, VA

May 1

*Alamo Chapter 2015 Spring Golf Revival Tournament, Lackland AFB, TX

*ArkLaTex Chapter Swingin' for Scholarships, Barksdale AFB, LA

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

 

April 18

*Military City USA Radio featuring Charles "Chuck" Bunch and Queta Marquez, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 23

*M2M Cyber Security: Protecting Mission-Critical Systems at the Edge, webinar

April 30

*Doing Business with the Federal Government, Washington, DC

May 5-7

*AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

*NITEC'15, Madrid, Spain

Trivia answer: Sci-fi writer William Gibson is credited with creating the term "cyberspace" in his 1982 short story "Burning Chrome." The word later appeared in his 1984 novel Neuromancer, where it was defined as a consensual hallucination experienced daily by millions.

 

 

April 10, 2015

Trivia question: The Imitation Game tells the compelling story of how Alan Turing and his team figured out how to decrypt military messages encrypted using the Enigma cipher machine. But who's credited with inventing the Enigma and what was its original purpose? See answer below.

 

AFCEA International Announces Award Winners

Through its annual awards program, AFCEA recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information technology disciplines. In addition, AFCEA chapters are recognized for outstanding support to the association. The awards will be presented to the winners on May 4 prior to the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium at the Baltimore Convention Center.

 

White Paper Explores Security and the Internet of Things

The security implications of the IoT are significant, and a new ecosystem may be needed to protect both data and privacy. Members of AFCEA's Cyber Committee took a look at this topic. Download it free from the Resource Library.

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Download IoT white paper.

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy

More than 50 percent of the seats are sold for the AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium. This classified event takes place May 20-21 at the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Intelligence Community leaders will discuss the rationale for devoting resources to R&D and where it the IC is investing its funds. Deadline to register: April 29.

 

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Updates
*Currently, 19 sessions have been approved as continuing education, and additional sessions are under review for approval. Visit the website for more details.


*The AFCEA Leadership Forum offers individuals in mid-level management positions the opportunity to learn from top government and industry leaders. Nominations are now open for the May 5-6 session. Upon successful completion, attendees receive 1.2 continuing education units from George Mason University.

 

*Confirmed speakers line-up includes:

*Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, DISA

*Brig. Gen. Robert J. Skinner, USAF, deputy commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Department of Defense Information Networks

*David Mihelcic, chief technology officer, DISA

*Meg Whitman, chief executive officer, HP

 

 *DON CIO East Coast Conference will be collocated with the symposium. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about DISA's plans and requirements.


NITEC Talks Training

This year's collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe will focus on the acquisition of applications, education and training services. The three-day conference takes place May 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Join defense experts from NATO, the allied militaries, industry and academia to learn about NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements.

 

Doing Business with the Federal Government

This four-hour training session will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow them to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform business owners about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. The course begins at 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. Seating is limited. Register online.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

 

April 13 

*Bonn e.V. Chapter Fachveranstaltung, Bonn-Wachtberg, Germany

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

April 14

*Hampton Roads Chapter luncheon, Norfolk, VA

*Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Honolulu, HI

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter spring membership dinner, Charleston, SC

April 15 

*Camp Pendleton Chapter luncheon, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA

*London Chapter cyber dinner, London, UK

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter spring golf tournament, Charleston, SC

April 16

*Bay Chapter officer meeting, Tyndall AFB, FL

*Bethesda Chapter April breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*Los Angeles Chapter luncheon, Los Angeles, CA

*Scott-St. Louis Chapter luncheon, O'Fallon, IL

*Tampa-St. Petersburg Pelican Chapter luncheon, Tampa, FL

April 18

*Central Maryland Chapter Race for Excellence, Columbia, MD

April 20

*North Carolina Chapter opening golf tournament for TechNet Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC

April 20-22

*Marianas Chapter TechNet 2015, Tuman, Guam

April 21

*Alaska Chapter STEM evening event, Anchorage, AK

*Munich Chapter evening lecture, Munich, Germany

*NOVA Chapter mentor-protege "Coffee Talk,"Tysons, VA

April 21-22

*North Carolina Chapter TechNet Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC

April 22

*Atlanta Chapter luncheon, Atlanta, GA

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Central Virginia Chapter Swing for STEM, Charlottesville, VA

*Rome Chapter cloud computing conference, Rome, Italy

April 23

*Bethesda Chapter Young AFCEA Spring Fling, VA

*Central Maryland Chapter luncheon, Greenbelt, MD

*Fort Knox Gold Vault Chapter lunch and learn, Fort Knox, KY

*Hampton Roads Chapter lunch and learn, Suffolk, VA

*Rocky Mountain Chapter luncheon, Colorado Springs, CO

*South Florida Chapter Mercedes-Benz 5K Race, Miami, FL

*Washington DC Chapter defense health panel presentation, McLean, VA

 

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 30

*Doing Business with the Federal Government, Washington, DC

May 5-7

*AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

*NITEC'15, Madrid, Spain

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: German engineer Arthur Scherbius is credited with developing the Enigma machine. It is believed he invented it with the hope of interesting commercial companies in communicating securely.

 

April 3, 2015

Trivia question: What one word fits with these three items: mouse, on and coat? See answer below.

 

SIGNAL Magazine's April Issue Explores Intelligence

The directors of the NRO and NGA spoke with Signal's Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman for articles about how each agency is responding to changing threats while dealing with budget constraints. The April issue also includes a look at cyber education and training. Watch a video preview.

Doing Business with the Federal Government

This four-hour training session will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow them to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform business owners about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. The course begins at 3 p.m. on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. Seating is limited. Register online.

 

Continuing Education Available at Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

The number of sessions at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium have been approved as continuing education continues to grow. Now at 19, additional sessions currently are under review for approval. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from high-level speakers, see the latest solutions and keep certifications current May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Visit the website for more details.

     Also at the cyber symposium, the AFCEA Leadership Forum offers individuals in mid-level management positions the opportunity to learn from top government and industry leaders. Nominations are now open for the May 5-6 session. Upon successful completion, attendees receive 1.2 continuing education units awarded by George Mason University.

 

NITEC Talks Training

This year's collaborative venture between the NATO Communications and Information Agency and AFCEA Europe will focus on the acquisition of applications, education and training services. The three-day conference takes place May 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Join defense experts from NATO, the Allied militaries, industry and academia to learn about NATO C4ISR business opportunities and major procurements.

 

Get On the Calendar

Many AFCEA members first learn about local events in the Chapter Luncheons and Events calendar of the AFCEA Weekly Digest. Be sure your chapter events are included in this section by putting them on the AFCEA Events Calendar. Submit event information online.

 

U.S. Navy Aims for Information Dominance

Join naval intelligence professionals at the Navy Information Dominance Industry Day to learn about the fiscal year 2016 budget, challenges and opportunities for industry, and new acquisition approaches. This classified event takes place June 11 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA. Register online. 

 

Chapter Activities

April 7

*Ottawa Chapter luncheon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

April 8

*Aberdeen Chapter luncheon, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

*Alaska Chapter business meeting and chapter elections, Anchorage, AK

*Jacksonville Chapter luncheon, Jacksonville, FL

April 9

*Atlanta Chapter board of directors meeting, Atlanta, GA

*Central Maryland Chapter corporate partner luncheon, Greenbelt, MD

April 10

*Lexington-Concord Chapter ROTC awards luncheon, Bedford, MA

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

April 13 

*Bonn e.V. Chapter Fachveranstaltung, Bonn-Wachtberg, Germany

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

April 14

*Hampton Roads Chapter luncheon, Norfolk, VA

*Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Honolulu, HI

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter spring membership dinner, Charleston, SC

April 15 

*London Chapter cyber dinner, London, UK

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter spring golf tournament, Charleston, SC

April 16

*Bay Chapter officer meeting, Tyndall AFB, FL

*Bethesda Chapter April breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

April 18

*Central Maryland Chapter Race for Excellence, Columbia, MD

Professional Activities and Opportunities

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 30

*Doing Business with the Federal Government, Washington, DC

May 5-7

*AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, Baltimore, MD

 

Trivia answer: The word is "button." Did you think of a different word that also fits? Let me know at mlawlor@afcea.org.

 

 

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