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March 27, 2015

Trivia question: What one word fits with these three items: data, text and audio? See answer below.

 

Doing Business with the Federal Government Training Course on Capitol Hill

This 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 four-hour session takes place on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. Seating is limited. Register online.

 

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! For more information, contact Sean McGowan.

 

Tap Into Free Knowledge

The Resource Library now features white papers to help federal agencies mitigate cyber risks and techniques for monitoring electronic warfare scenarios.  Access them for free.

 

Learn Leadership Strategies at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

With a focus on practical tips and successful strategies, the AFCEA Leadership Forum offers individuals in mid-level management positions the opportunity to learn from top government and industry leaders. Participants must be nominated to attend. Nominations are now open for the upcoming two-day session at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-6. Upon successful completion, attendees receive 1.2 continuing education units awarded by George Mason University.

 

Blackburn Describes Upcoming Biometrics Summit

Read about the upcoming Global Identity Summit in an interview with Duane Blackburn, S&T policy analyst, the MITRE Corporation. The summit takes place September 21-24 at the Tampa Convention Center. 

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

March 31

*Czech Chapter cybersecurity working group meeting, Prague, Czech Republic

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

April 2

*Okinawa Chapter luncheon, Okinawa, Japan

*Tidewater Chapter board meeting, online

*Washington DC Chapter Cybersecurity Technology Summit, Washington, DC

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

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

March 28

*Military City USA Radio featuring Shannon Drichta, veteran and military spouse

April 2

*Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 30

*Doing Business with the Federal Government, Washington, DC

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

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

 

 

March 20, 2015

SIGNAL Connections March Issue Now Online

If you didn't receive your copy of the March e-newsletter, check it out online to learn about opportunities in your area and to find a wrap up of news from SIGNAL Magazine and SIGNAL Online.

 

Homeland Security Conference Videos and Presentations Available Online

Couldn't make it to the conference? Watch the videos to find out what the speakers had to say about the state of technology and business opportunities at DHS. 

 

Read, Listen and Learn Online

Visit the Resource Library to read Tripwire's new white paper titled "The Insider Threat: Detecting Indicators of Human Compromise." Prefer the listen and interact means to learning? Sign up now to attend the webinar on April 23 to learn new ways to protect machine-to-machine (M2M) systems to the edge of the network.

 

Interested in sharing your organization's white paper or knowledge? Contact Marsha Carpenter to find out how.

 

Coast Guard Requirements = Business Opportunities

Adm. Paul Zukunft, USCG, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, speaks about his vision for investing in the Coast Guard's future at Coast Guard Industry Day on April 2 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Registration for this one-day classified event must be received by COB March 23.

 

DON IT Conference, East Coast 2015

The Department of the Navy Information Technology Conference has been approved for May 5-7 and will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, collocated with the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. 

 

Small Business and the 114th Congress Training Course Scheduled

This four-hour session on April 30 at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339, will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow them to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform small businesses about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) is scheduled to be one of the guests during this training opportunity. Register online.

 

Experts Share Insights on How to Mitigate the Cyberthreat

The AFCEA Washington DC Chapter is holding its 6th annual Cybersecurity Technology Summit on April 2 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. More than 600 thought leaders from multiple federal agencies are scheduled to attend the event. Register online.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

March 21 

*Bethesda Chapter "A Night for the Children,"Washington, DC

March 24 

*Bethesda Chapter breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Kaiserslautern Chapter Business 2 Business mentorship, Ramstein, Germany

March 25

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Lexington-Concord Chapter breakfast, Lexington, MA

*Vandenberg-Central Coast Chapter lunch and learn, Vandenberg AFB, CA

*Wasatch Chapter Hill AFB Information Technology Products and Services Expo, Hill AFB, UT

March 26

*NOVA Chapter Navy PEO EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day, Vienna, VA

March 27

*Atlanta Chapter luncheon, Atlanta, GA

*Bonn e.V. Chapter symposium, Germany

April 2

*Washington DC Chapter Cybersecurity Technology Summit, Washington, DC

March 21

*Military City USA Radio featuring Capt. Denise Smith, USN, commanding officer, Navy Medicine Training Support Center

April 2

*Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 30

*Small Business and the 114th Congress, Washington, D.C.

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: The poet was Lord Byron, father of Augusta Ada King, countess of Lovelace.

 

March 13, 2015

Discover What Went on at the Homeland Security Conference

The opening keynote speech by DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas set the tone for discussions about FirstNet, cybersecurity, small business and especially the state of the acquisition process. Read more coverage online.

 

Be sure to check out Innovative Contracting Case Studies, recommended reading by panelist Doug Rand, assistant director, entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, for all small businesses.

 

Shop, Save and Support STEM Education

Visit 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 buyAppGuard malware protection through ShopForSTEM for $19.95 (a $29.95 value), and Blue Ridge will donate $5 to the AFCEA Foundation for each copy purchased.

 

NRO Industry Day Registration Closes March 20

Don't miss the chance to hear about the National Reconnaissance Office's plans and understand its strategies and challenges at this one-day classified event on April 22 at the NRO's Jimmy Hill Auditorium, Chantilly, Virginia. Registration must be received by March 20.  

 

Small Business and the 114th Congress Training Course Scheduled

This four-hour session on April 30 on Capitol Hill will improve participants' understanding of how Congress operates and allow members to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform small business about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) is scheduled to be one of the guest speakers during this training opportunity for AFCEA members only. Register online.

 

Each One, Reach One: Individual Membership Recruiting Campaign

Through the end of June, AFCEA is recognizing peer-to-peer recruiting through the "Each One, Reach One" initiative. Log into your personal profile in the AFCEA Member Portal, go to "My Account" and click on "My Profile" to share a personalized recruiting link with your colleagues. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into a drawing for an iPad Air. The more new members you recruit, the more chances you have to win! For more information, contact Sean McGowan.


Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Announces Cyber Solutions Showcase
AFCEA International is seeking unclassified cybersecurity solutions to demonstrate during theDefensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Submitabstracts describing the solutions online by March 26. The top 12 solutions selected will be presented on the exhibit hall floor at the symposium on May 6.

 

Learn Leadership Strategies at the Symposium

With a focus on practical tips and successful strategies, the AFCEA Leadership Forum offers individuals in mid-level management positions the opportunity to learn from top government and industry leaders. Participants must be nominated to attend. Nominations are now open for the upcoming two-day session at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium  May 5-6. Upon successful completion, attendees receive 1.2 continuing education units awarded by George Mason University.

 

AFCEA Announces New Educational Preferred Providers

The association welcomes these additional educational institutions to the Preferred Providers program.

*American Public University

*Capella University

*National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

*Johns Hopkins University

 

Dust Off Your Bike

Ride with the Washington DC Chapter to raise funds for science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Cycle for STEM on May 16. The 15-mile ride will take place along the historic George Washington Parkway. Additional information online.

 

 Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

March 16

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

March 17

*Alamo Chapter luncheon, Lackland AFB, TX

*Munich Chapter meeting, Munich, Germany

March 18

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon, North Charleston, SC

March 19

*Belvoir Chapter small business networking reception, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Bonn e.V. Chapter CeBIT 2015, Germany

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*Los Angeles Chapter luncheon, Los Angeles, CA

*Quantico-Potomac Chapter luncheon, Quantico, VA

*Washington DC Young AFCEAN meeting,

 Reston, VA

March 20

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

March 21 

*Bethesda Chapter "A Night for the Children,"Washington, DC

March 24 

*Bethesda Chapter breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Kaiserslautern Chapter Business 2 Business mentorship, Ramstein, Germany

March 25

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Lexington-Concord Chapter breakfast, Lexington, MA

*Vandenberg-Central Coast Chapter lunch and learn, Vandenberg AFB, CA

*Wasatch Chapter Hill AFB Information Technology Products and Services Expo, Hill AFB, UT

March 26

*NOVA Chapter Navy PEO EIS Innovation Cell Industry Day, Vienna, VA

March 27

*Atlanta Chapter luncheon, Atlanta, GA

*Bonn e.V. Chapter symposium, Germany

March 14 

*Military City USA Radio featuring Sig Christenson, senior reporter, San Antonio Express-News

March 16

*NGA Industry Day, Springfield, VA

April 2

*Coast Guard Intelligence Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 22

*NRO Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

April 30

*Small Business and the 114th Congress, Washington, D.C.

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Americans don't engage in the 'net.


March 6, 2015

Trivia question: What was the capacity of the first hard disk drive? See answer below.

SIGNAL Magazine March Issue Now Available

Experts believe that the next big cyber attack on the United States could be on critical infrastructure systems--water, power and transportation networks. This month's issue includes a look at the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team and its plans to protect systems and citizens. Also in this issue, Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), offers advice to innovators.

 

Watch preview video.

 

Shop, Save and Support STEM Education

The "cause shopping revolution" enables consumers to save money and empowers them to support their passions every time they shop. Join us in this revolution by visiting Shop For STEM and receive discounts from 1,000 stores that donate up to 10 percent of your purchases to the AFCEA Educational Foundation

 

Small Business and the 114th Congress Training Course Scheduled

This four-hour session on April 30 on Capitol Hill will improve participants understanding of how Congress operates and allow members to engage with Capitol Hill decision makers. It is designed to inform small business about the people, processes, tools and outcomes associated with legislative processes. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) is scheduled to be one of the guest speakers during this training opportunity for AFCEA members only. Register online.

 

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy

Don't miss out! Already 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 is investing its funds. Register now.


Each One, Reach One: Individual Membership Recruiting Campaign

Through the end of June, AFCEA is rewarding peer-to-peer recruiting with "Each One, Reach One." Log into your personal profile in the AFCEA Member Portal, click on a new section under "My Account" and share a personalized recruiting link with your colleagues. For each new member who signs up through your link, you'll be entered into a drawing for an iPad Air. The more new members you recruit, the more chances you have to win! For more information, email Sean McGowan.

 

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Announces Cyber Solutions Showcase

AFCEA International is seeking unclassified cybersecurity solutions to demonstrate during the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Solutions must be relevant to current cybersecurity objectives in areas such as command and control, cloud computing and mobility. Submit abstracts describing the solutions online. The top 12 solutions selected will be presented on the exhibit hall floor at the symposium on May 6.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

March 7

*Southern New England Chapter INCOSE Systems Engineering Certification Practice Exam Preparation Workshop, Middletown, RI, and online

March 10

*Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Fort Shafter, Honolulu, HI

*Oklahoma City Chapter luncheon, Tinker AFB, OK

*Philadelphia Chapter luncheon, Dover AFB, DE

March 11

*Aberdeen Chapter luncheon, Belair, MD

*Philadelphia Chapter JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst breakfast, McGuire AFB, NJ

March 12

*Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors meeting, Atlanta, GA

*North Carolina Chapter luncheon, Fayetteville, NC

*Northern California Chapter elections results luncheon, Suisun City, CA

*The Hague Chapter presentation and luncheon, Den Haag, Netherlands

*Tucson Chapter TechJunction, Tucson, AZ

March 13

*Hawaii Chapter Winter Social, Honolulu, HI

March 16

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

March 17

*Alamo Chapter luncheon, Lackland AFB, TX

*Munich Chapter meeting, Munich, Germany

March 18

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter luncheon, North Charleston, SC

March 19

*Belvoir Chapter small business networking reception, Fort Belvoir, VA

*Quantico-Potomac Chapter luncheon, Quantico, VA

*Washington DC Young AFCEAN meeting,

 Reston, VA

March 20

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

March 7

*Military City USA Radio featuring Chief Boatswain's Mate Mario Velasquez, senior enlisted leader, Naval Support Activity Bahrain Detachment Bravo, Navy Operational Support Center 

March 10

*Small Business Symposium, Homeland Security Conference, Washington, D.C.

March 10-11

*Homeland Security Conference,

Washington, D.C.

March 16

*NGA Industry Day, Springfield, VA

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: Seagate created the first hard disk drive in 1980. Its capacity was 5 megabytes.


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