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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.

December 12, 2014

Trivia question: PACOM has adopted a methodology called twinning. What is it? Answer below.

 

 

 

TechNet Asia-Pacific Speakers Tackle Interoperability 

Gen. Vincent Brooks, USA, the commanding general of the U.S. Army, Pacific, declared that the United States is at the nexus in any ad hoc coalition built in the region. "If we are going to have friends who will not talk to one another but will talk to us, then we are the network," he stated. Read TechNet Asia-Pacific news coverage online.

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Gen. Vincent Brooks, USA, commanding general of the U.S. Army, Pacific

 

WEST 2015 Updates 

Moving Into 2015: A Look at the Economy

The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Business Journal will present the 2015 Economic Outlook on December 16 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia. Panelists include representatives from corporations and the chamber. Register online

 

Professional Development Center Brings Courses to You

AFCEA can help you train your staff right in your workplace. Courses are tailored to specific needs, and instructors are subject matter experts. More than two dozen organizations, including many military commands, have taken advantage of this cost-saving program. For more information, visit the website or email pdc@afcea.org.

 

Air Force ISR Industry Day

Registration is now open for this classified event, which takes place February 24, 2015, at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Lt. Gen. Robert "Bob" Otto, USAF, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, will open the day with his perspectives on the state of Air Force ISR.

 

And, Speaking of Intelligence ...
AFCEA's Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC) Speakers Series continues with a two-hour discussion about intelligence and cyber. Terry Roberts, founder and president of CyberSync and former deputy director of naval intelligence, is moderating the panel. Register online to attend this February 19, 2015, event in Reston, Virginia. 


Cybersecurity: Technical Challenges, Practical Solutions
Join chief security officers from throughout the federal government at the AFCEA Bethesda Chapter's Cyber Security Technology Symposium December 17 at the JW Marriott, Washington, D.C. Agencies represented will include the FBI, NSA, ODNI and DOD.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

December 17

*Belvoir Chapter holiday party, Springfield, VA

*Bethesda Chapter Cybersecurity Technology Symposium, Washington, DC

*South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter Christmas event, North Charleston, SC

December 18

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*Montgomery Chapter luncheon, Montgomery, AL

 

January 7, 2015

*Alaska Chapter luncheon, Anchorage, AK

January 8

*Emerald Coast Chapter board meeting, FL

January 10

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

December 13

*Alamo Chapter Military City USA Radiofeaturing Lt. Col. Michael P. Hoffman, USAF (Ret.), author of Randolf Field, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America book series

December 16

*Fairfax Chamber of Commerce andWashington Business Journal 2015 Economic Outlook, Tysons Corner, VA


January 2, 2015

*Women's Appreciation Award nominations due by midnight

Trivia answer: Twinning matches a U.S. force with an equivalent in another country to build pillars of interoperability. Read more on the subject online.

 

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December 5, 2014

Trivia question: How much are U.S. shoppers planning to spend on holiday gifts this year? Answer below.

 

SIGNAL Magazine December Issue Now Available

Read about DISA's new role in military network defense and several news features that focus on cybersecurity. The issue also includes articles about unmanned systems as well as tactical operations.

 

Small Business Holiday Reception

AFCEA's Small Business Holiday Networking Reception takes place at 4 p.m. on December 10 in Fairfax, Virginia. Celebrate the season and network with members of the Small Business Committee as well as government and industry representatives. Registration is required.

Take a look inside the issue.

 

Symposium Explores DISA's Cyber Operational Role 

AFCEA International will host the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-7, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center. DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, explains that the agency is supporting this event to encourage dialogue and increase outreach to government and industry partners. A DISA Mission Partnership Conference will not be held in 2015. Preregister online

 

TechNet Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum Students to Receive CEUs

Nominate a rising professional on your staff to learn from senior business and government leaders at TechNet Asia-Pacific December 9-11 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu. Attendees who complete the course will receive 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education. "Assured Interoperability" is this year's conference theme. Details online.

 

Relax in the Resource Library 

Stop by online to read about big data, cybersecurity and interoperability. Also available is a free downloadable e-book that comprises big data news features from SIGNAL Magazine.


Call for Nominations

Recognize the AFCEA members (male and female) you know who have gone above and beyond to further women's careers by nominating them to receive a Women's Appreciation Award. The awards will be presented at WEST 2015. Deadline for nominations: midnight EST January 2, 2015.

 

European Cloud: Vision or Fiction?
Join AFCEA Europe and the European Security Round Table on January 27, 2015, at the NH du Grand Sablon, Brussels, to learn more about the roadblocks to cloud service access in Europe. The symposium is taking place in cooperation with the European Commission Directorate General.

NGA Industry Day

Registration is now open for this classified event, which takes place March 16, 2015, on the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Robert Cardillo, the NGA's new director, will open the day with his perspectives on the agency's future requirements.

 

Office Space Available

AFCEA Headquarters in the Fair Lakes region of Fairfax, Virginia, has office space available for lease. Options include single offices, small office suites and large multi-office space. The flexible leasing terms feature full service and discounted pricing for AFCEA members. Immediate availability. 

Email Nancy Temple or call (703) 631-6111 for additional information.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

December 6

December 8

December 9

December 10

December 11

December 12

December 17

December 18

December 6

December 9-11

December 10

 

 

 

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: According to the American Research Group, the average shopper will spend $861 this holiday season, up 8 percent from 2013. Plans to shop online are at an all-time high at 54 percent.

 

 

November 21, 2014

Trivia question: Approximately what percentage of shoppers will purchase most of their 

holiday gifts online this year? Answer below.

 

Big Data E-Book Now Available

Big data is big news and big business. Download this free e-book, which includes recent news features about this important topic.

 

New Member Benefit: Apple Offers Discounts to Military and Government

AFCEA and Apple have teamed up to provide active and retired U.S. military/government members with a discount on select Apple products. The program includes special pricing and free shipping on orders over $50. Information is available in the AFCEA member portal or contact Sean McGowan.

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And Speaking of Your Membership ...

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AFCEA International Presents Its Most Prestigious Awards

Congratulations to David Sarnoff Award winner Rep. Michael J. Rogers (R-MI); Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA winners Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, USA (Ret.), and Anders Fogh Rasmussen; and James M. Rockwell International AFCEAN of the Year Award winners Rear Adm. Robert Day Jr., USCG (Ret.), and Maj. Gen. Koen Gijsbers, Royal Netherlands Army (Ret.). The awards were presented at Honors night on November 18 in Washington, D.C.

 

Office Space Available

AFCEA Headquarters in the Fair Lakes region of Fairfax, Virginia, currently has office space available for lease. Options include single offices, small office suites and large multi-office space. The flexible leasing terms feature full service, and discounted pricing for AFCEA members. Immediate availability.  Email Nancy Temple or call (703) 631-6111 for additional information.

 

New Speaker at TechNet Asia-Pacific

Lt. Gen. James "Kevin" McLaughlin, USAF, deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command, will offer his views as the breakfast keynote speaker on Wednesday, December 10. Tickets are required.

Small Business Holiday Reception

AFCEA's Small Business Holiday Networking Reception takes place at 4 p.m. on December 10 in Fairfax, Virginia. Celebrate the season and network with members of the association's Small Business Committee as well as government and industry representatives. Registration is required.

 

Professional Development Center Brings Courses to You

AFCEA wants to help you train your staff right in your workplace. Courses are tailored to specific needs, and instructors are subject matter experts. More than two dozen organizations, including many military commands, have taken advantage of this cost-saving program. For more information, visit the website or email pdc@afcea.org.

 

DON IT Conference at WEST 2015

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) IT West Coast Conference will take place February 10-12, 2015, in conjunction with WEST 2015.

 

Homeland Security Experts Focus on Threats

Registration is now open for AFCEA's 2015 Homeland Security Conference March 10-11, 2015, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. Speakers and panelists will discuss threats to populations, institutions, systems and infrastructure. 

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

 

Professional Activities and Opportunities

November 22

  • Montgomery Chapter YAAC Turkey Burner Walk/Run, Montgomery, AL

November 24

  • Bonn e.V. Chapter symposium, Bonn Wachtberg, Germany

November 25-26

  • Turkiye Chapter Aviation and Avionics System Seminar conference and exposition, Ankara, Turkey

November 27 

  • Czech Chapter New Cyber Security Strategy and Education, Prague, Czech Republic

November 27-28

  • Turkiye Chapter International Cyber Warfare and Security conference, Ankara Turkey

December 2

  • Bethesda Chapter 7th Annual Health IT Day, Bethesda, MD
  • Washington DC Chapter 39th Annual Winter Gala, Washington, D.C.

December 3

  • Lexington-Concord Chapter Holiday Social, Hanscom AFB, MA
  • NOVA Chapter 13th Annual Air Force IT Day, Vienna, VA
  • Rome Chapter Symposium - Sustainability Aspects of Economic, Social, Technological and Environmental, Cecchignola, Rome, Italy

December 3-4

  • Argentina Chapter course "Digital TV and Telecommunications," Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 5

  • Monterey Chapter 2014 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner, Monterey, CA

December 9-11

  • TechNet Asia-Pacific "Assured Interoperability," Honolulu, HI

December 10

  • Small Business Holiday Reception, Fairfax, VA

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: According to the National Retail Federation's holiday consumer spending survey, 56 percent of shoppers will turn to their computers instead of malls to purchase gifts this year. That's up from 51.5 percent last year.

 

The AFCEA Weekly Digest will not be published on November 28 in honor of Thanksgiving Day.

 

November 14, 2014

Trivia question: 

Why is the time on all iPhone advertisements always 9:41 a.m.? See answer below.

 

What Makes an Effective Leader?

Jill Tummler Singer, former federal chief information officer, offers five tips as the latest contributor to AFCEA's 5 Questions leadership video series

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New Member Benefit: Apple Offers Discounts to Military and Government 

AFCEA and Apple have teamed up to provide active and retired U.S. military/government members with a discount on select Apple products. The program includes special pricing and free shipping on orders over $50. Information is available in the AFCEA member portal  or contact Sean McGowan.

 

TechNet Asia-Pacific Leadership Forum Students to Receive CEUs

Nominate a rising professional on your staff to learn from senior business and government leaders at TechNet Asia-Pacific, December 9-11 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu. Attendees who complete the course will receive 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education."Assured Interoperability" is this year's conference theme. Details online.

 

DON IT Conference at WEST 2015

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO) IT West Coast Conference will take place in conjunction with WEST 2015, February 10-12, 2015.

 

The Leadership Forum also will be offered at WEST 2015, in San Diego, February 11-12, 2015. Check out the website for more information.

 

Share Knowledge, Gain Knowledge

IT professionals at all career stages are invited to join the 2015 AFCEA Mentoring Continuum program as a mentor or mentee. Continuum gatherings, which begin in January, include networking as well as sharing contacts and ideas. Deadline to register: December 19.

 

Gather Some Intelligence

Sign up today to learn about The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? in this unclassified course, November 18-20, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

And Gather Even More Intelligence

Registration for Air Force Industry Day, February 24, 2015, and NGA Industry Day, March 16, 2015, is now open online. Space is limited at these classified events, so register early.

 

VIVA VETS! 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships

AFCEA's Northern Virginia (NOVA) Chapter is hosting its second annual 5K event on November 16 in Fairfax, Virginia, to benefit scholarships for veterans. Service members receive a $5 discount on registration by using coupon code 5VIVAVETS14.

 

Mobile Technology Summit Features Innovation Jam

Register today to participate in the discussion about security, M2M and the Internet of Things. The summit also will feature the Innovation Jam, a gathering of app developers demonstrating their latest mobile solutions. Taking place November 19 at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C., AFCEA's Washington DC Chapter will provide sessions approved to support continuing education requirements for maintaining CompTIA and/or GIAC certifications.

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

November 16

  • NOVA Chapter VIVA VETS 5K Run/Walk, Fairfax, VA

November 17

  • Washington DC Chapter luncheon and cybersecurity panel, Arlington, VA

November 17-21

  • Ottawa Chapter IT security course, Ottawa, Canada

November 18

  • Alamo Chapter Luncheon, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Fort Shafter, HI

November 19

  • Bay Chapter officer meeting, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Rome Chapter Dual Use Electronic Defense for Homeland Security conference, Rome, Italy
  • South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter C5ISR conference and YAC social, Charleston, SC
  • Montgomery Chapter membership mixer, Montgomery, AL
  • Washington DC Chapter Mobile Technology Summit, Washington, DC

November 20

  • Central Maryland Chapter luncheon, Greenbelt, MD
  • NOVA Chapter small business breakfast, Vienna, VA
  • Scott-St. Louis Chapter luncheon, O'Fallon, IL
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg Chapter luncheon, Tampa, FL
  • Vandenberg-Central Coast Chapter lunch and learn, Vandenberg AFB, CA

November 22

  • Montgomery Chapter YAAC Turkey Burner Walk/Run, Montgomery, AL

November 24

  • Bonn e.V. Chapter symposium, Bonn Wachtberg, Germany

November 25-26

  • Turkiye Chapter Aviation and Avionics System Seminar conference and exposition, Ankara, Turkey

November 27 

  •  Czech Chapter New Cyber Security Strategy and Education, Prague, Czech Republic

November 27-28

  • Turkiye Chapter International Cyber Warfare and Security conference, Ankara Turkey

 


November 15

  • Alamo Chapter Military City USA Radio featuring Maj. Gen. Joseph DiSalvo, commanding general, U.S. Army South

November 18

  • AFCEA International Honors, Washington, D.C.

November 18-20

  • The Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? Fairfax, Virginia

December 9-11

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer:  On January 9, 2007, at 9 a.m. Steve Jobs took the stage at the Macworld Conference & Expo. At approximately 9:41 a.m., he introduced the iPhone...and the world has never been the same.

November 7, 2014

Trivia question: Who is described as the "world's first computer programmer"? See answer below.

SIGNAL Magazine November Issue Now Available

During an interview with SIGNAL Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, shared his views on the internal and external challenges PACOM faces. Additional articles explore government technology policy and veteran-owned businesses.

TechNet Asia-Pacific Is Just Around the Corner

"Assured Interoperability" is this year's theme, so you won't want to miss the discussions taking place December 9-11 at the Hilton Hawaii Village, Honolulu. Several of the event's sessions have been approved for continuing education and/or certification maintenance credits. Register today.

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Apple Offers AFCEA Members Discounts to Military and Government Personnel

AFCEA and Apple have teamed up to provide active and retired U.S. military/government members with a discount on select Apple products. In addition to special pricing, the program includes complimentary shipping on orders over $50 and free engraving on all new iPod and iPad models. Information is available in the AFCEA member portal  or contact Sean McGowan.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum Students Receive CEUs

Nominate a rising professional from your staff to learn from senior business and government leaders at TechNet Asia-Pacific. Attendees who complete the course will receive 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education. Detailsonline.

 

The Leadership Forum also will be offered at WEST 2015, in San Diego, February 11-12, 2015. Check out the website for more information.

 

Gather Some Intelligence

Sign up today to learn about The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? in this unclassified course, November 18-20, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Small Business Holiday Reception

Registration is now open for AFCEA's Small Business Holiday Networking Reception, which takes place at 4 p.m. on December 10 in Fairfax, Virginia. Celebrate and network with members of the association's Small Business Committee and government and industry representatives.

 

AFCEA International Recognizes Its Most Prestigious Award Winners

Join us for the AFCEA International Honors black-tie event on November 18 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The association will present the David Sarnoff Award, the Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA and the Gen. James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year awards. 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

November 8

November 11

November 12

November 13

November 16

November 17-21

November 20

November 22

November 13

November 18

November 18-20

December 9-11

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

Trivia answer: Although there is some disagreement, Ada Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Lovelace, countess of Lovelace, is often called the first programmer because of her work with Charles Babbage's mechanical general purpose computer. Her notes on the engine are considered the first algorithm.  

October 31, 2014

Trivia question:  What are the top five most common (and worst!) passwords? See answer below.

 

Sgt. Maj. Alford McMichael, USMC (Ret.), Shares Leadership Tips

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"Understand that you can't be Dinah Shore and Perry Como and expect to communicate and relate to the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlakes of today. It will not work," says Sgt. Maj. Al McMichael, USMC (Ret.), about the characteristics of being a good leader. The 14th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, shares his advice about the qualities of a great leader in our 5 Questions video series

 

DARPA-Funded Project Results in 1-Terahertz Circuit

Researchers at Northrop Grumman have developed the world's fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit. It promises to support capabilities that will improve everything from electronic warfare systems to dental imaging. Full story at SIGNAL Online

 

Women in AFCEA Discuss Importance of Personal Connections

When forming new connections, your simple elevator speech becomes a Hail Mary pass—one shot to get it right—and you can't try again if you fumble. Tips about creating strong professional relationships were shared at the inaugural Women in AFCEA event. Full story on the SIGNAL Blog.


Learn More About Cyber Threats and Defenses

Visit the SIGNAL Resource Library to increase your understanding about optimizing cyberdefenses, boosting your organization's cybersecurity and handling the volume and complexity of today's cyber attacks. Want to share your expertise in the Resource Library to generate leads? Contact Marsha Carpenter.

 

Challenges Ahead for Public Safety Communications

The LTE/LMR Convergence Workshop will explore the challenges that the move from Land Mobile Radio to Long-Term Evolution will cause as the U.S. shifts to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The workshop takes place on November 4 in McLean, Virginia, and comprises both unclassified and classified discussions. Register online to attend.

Scholarships Available

AFCEA scholarship applications for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in STEMWar Veterans and Disabled War Veterans must be received by November 15, 2014. Additional information and applications are available online.

 

TechNet Asia-Pacific Is Just Around the Corner

"Assured Interoperability" is this year's theme, so you won't want to miss the discussions taking place December 9-11 in Hilton Hawaii Village, Honolulu. Several of the event's sessions, including the AFCEA Leadership Forum, have been approved for continuing education and/or certification maintenance credits. Nominate a rising professional from your staff to attend the forum and learn from senior business and government leaders. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education. Click here to see details.


2015 Intel Events Dates

Check out the AFCEA Intelligence Department's events calendar for 2015 so you can reserve the dates in your calendar now. Many of these events have limited seating that fills up quickly. Contact Gretchen Gunning for additional information.

 

AFCEA International Recognizes Its Most Prestigious Award Winners

Join us for the AFCEA International Honors black-tie event, an annual gathering of global security professionals, at 6:30 p.m. on November 18 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The association will present the David Sarnoff Award, the Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA and the Gen. James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year awards. Details are available online.

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

November 1

November 3-4

November 4

November 5

November 6

November 7

November 8

November 11

November 12

November 13


November 4

November 13

November 18

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

Trivia answer: Although numerous "top" lists have been created over the years, five common passwords keep popping up on every one: 12345, 1234567, password, qwerty and 11111.

 

October 24, 2014

Trivia question: In what year was a computer first used to tally the U.S. census? See answer below.

And the Winner Is...

Megan Fackler, Gold Vault Chapter member, is the winner of the first #AFCEAPride contest and receives a $50 Amazon gift certificate for sharing her #AFCEAPride on social media. Want to be a winner, too? Upload a photo of yourself wearing AFCEA attire or holding SIGNALMagazine to AFCEA International's Facebook page or tweet it using #AFCEAPride by February 28, 2015. For more information or to email your submission, contact Sandra Jontz.

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Megan Fackler shows her AFCEA Pride.

Women in AFCEA Fall Event

Come toast to Women in AFCEA at the AFCEA International Women: Risks to Results event beginning at 5 p.m. on October 28 at AFCEA headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia. All are welcome to join in the celebration of amazing women in government and industry.

 

Make a Win-Win Difference in the Future of Education

The AFCEA Educational Foundation's Leadership Society offers you the opportunity to change the future for STEM students and teachers. Membership supports STEM scholarships and features numerous personal benefits. Check out the society online.

 

And, Speaking of Scholarships

Scholarship applications for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in STEM, War Veterans and Disabled War Veterans must be received by November 15, 2014. Additional information and applications are available online.

 

Challenges Ahead for Public Safety Communications

The LTE/LMR Convergence Workshop will explore the challenges that the move from Land Mobile Radio to Long-Term Evolution will cause as the U.S. shifts to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The workshop takes place on November 4 in McLean, Virginia, and comprises both unclassified and classified discussions. Register online  to attend.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Development Center Brings Courses to You

AFCEA wants to help train your people right in your workplace. AFCEA's team collaborates with agencies and organizations to bring classes to their sites, reducing travel costs. For more information, visit the website or email pdc@afcea.org.

 

Want Some Intel?

Sign up  today to learn about The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? in this unclassified course, November 18-20, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum

Nominate a young professional from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the AFCEA Leadership Forum, taking place in conjunction with TechNet Asia-Pacific. Hosted by the Hawaii Chapter, the forum occurs December 9-11 in Honolulu. The nomination form and additional forum details for this session are available online.

Industry-Defense Technical Exchange on Network Management Interoperability

AFCEA and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab are offering an opportunity to share your expertise about this important topic. The Industry-Defense Technical Exchange takes place at the Johns Hopkins Kossiakoff Center on October 28 and features four interactive track sessions. The first 250 government/military registrants can attend for free, but you must register.

 

Learn About The Mentoring Continuum

The kickoff luncheon for AFCEA's Mentoring Continuum program will be held October 30 at Maggiano's in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It will feature a guest panel that includes Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, DISA. More information and registration is available online.

 

AFCEA International Recognizes Its Most Prestigious Award Winners

Join us for the AFCEA International Honors black-tie event, an annual gathering of global security professionals, at 6:30 p.m. on November 18 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The association will present the David Sarnoff Award, the Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA and the Gen. James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year awards. Details are available online.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

October 27

October 27-30

October 28

October 29

October 30

October 31

November 1

November 3-4

November 4

November 5

November 6

November 7


October 25

October 28

October 30

November 4

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

Trivia answer: In 1950, the UNIVAC, an acronym that stands for UNIVersal Automatic Computer, was the first computer used to tally U.S. census data. The resident population was determined to be nearly 150.7 million people, a 14.5 percent increase from the 1940 census.

October 17, 2014

Trivia question: Which was the first technology company in the Silicon Valley? See answer below.

 

SIGNAL Connections October Issue Available Online

Check out the latest News Briefs and Online Exclusives, then be sure to share your insights into STEM education in "The Bottom Line." If you're not receiving AFCEA's e-newsletter in your inbox each month, subscribe now. 

 

Women in AFCEA Fall Event

Come toast to Women in AFCEA at the AFCEA International Women: Risks to Results event from 5-7:30 p.m. October 28 at AFCEA headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia. All are welcome to join in the celebration of amazing women in government and industry.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum

Nominate a young professional from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the AFCEA Leadership Forum taking place in conjunction with  TechNet Asia-Pacific. Hosted by the Hawaii Chapter, the forum will be held December 9-11 in Honolulu.

 

The Leadership Forum also will take place at  WEST 2015, February 11-12, 2015, in San Diego. Space is limited. Nomination forms are available online.

 

AFCEA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Team Up

Take advantage of this opportunity to share your expertise about network management and interoperability. The Industry-Defense Technical Exchange takes place at the Johns Hopkins Kossiakoff Center on October 28 and features four interactive track sessions. The first 250 government/military registrants can attend for free, but you must register.

 

Small Business Entrepreneurs Share Lessons for Success

Hear stories, experiences, challenges and triumphs from small businesses that have made it through the bootstrapping days and experienced growth to become successful/established companies in the federal and Defense Department IT market. The event will be hosted by AFCEA DC on October 22 at the immixGroup office in McLean, Virginia. Register now.  

 

The Mentoring Continuum Begins With Luncheon

The kickoff luncheon for AFCEA's Mentoring Continuum program will be held October 30 at Maggiano's in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It will feature a guest panel that includes Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, DISA. More information and registration is available online.

 

AFCEA International Recognizes Its Most Prestigious Award Winners

Join us for the AFCEA International Honors black-tie event, an annual gathering of global security professionals, at 6:30 p.m. on November 18 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. The association will present the David Sarnoff Award, the Adm. Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA and the Gen. James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year awards. Details are available online.

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

October 22 

October 23 

October 24

October 27

October 27-30

October 28

October 29

October 30

 

October 18

October 28

October 30

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, both Stanford University engineers, started Hewlett-Packard in a Palo Alto garage with $1,538 in 1938.

October 10, 2014

Trivia question: How many microprocessors and computers does the average American depend on every day? See answer below.

 

Is Your Business Cyber Ready?

AFCEA International and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce present the Cyber Security Forum: Is Your Business Prepared for Attack and Recovery, October 16, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia. Event details as well as speaker and panelist information are available online.  

 

Women in AFCEA Fall Event

Come toast the AFCEA women at the AFCEA International Women: Risks to Results event on October 28, 5-7:30 p.m., at AFCEA headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia. All are welcome to join in the celebration of amazing women in government and industry.

 

White Papers Available on Big Data and Cyber

Visit the SIGNAL Resource Library for a wide range of white papers, including four new offeringscovering big data and cyber. How can big data be used to optimize cyber defense strategies? Can big data analytics help us recognize the patterns that represent network threats? Read more

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Professional Development Center Courses Hit the Road

AFCEA wants to help train your people right in the workplace. AFCEA's team collaborates with agencies and organizations to bring classes to your sites, reducing travel costs. For more information, visit the website or email pdc@afcea.org.

 

Want Some Intel?

Sign up  today to learn about The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? in this unclassified course, November 18-20, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum

Nominate a young professional from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the AFCEA Leadership Forum, taking place in conjunction with TechNet Asia-Pacific. Hosted by the Hawaii Chapter, the forum will take place December 9-11, in Honolulu.

 

The Leadership Forum also will take place at WEST 2015, February 11-12, 2015, in San Diego. Space is limited. 

  

Nomination forms for both forums are available online.

 

AFCEA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Team Up

Take advantage of this opportunity to share your expertise about network management and interoperability. The Industry-Defense Technical Exchange takes place at the Johns Hopkins Kossiakoff Center, Laurel, Maryland, on October 28, and features four interactive track sessions. The first 250 government/military registrants can attend for free, but you must register

 

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Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

October 14

October 15-17

October 15

October 16

October 17

October 18 

October 22 

October 23 

 

October 11

October 15

October 18 

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

Trivia answer: The average American depends on more than 250 computers every day. Goes to show why cybersecurity is so important!

 

October 3, 2014

Trivia question: Take a guess: What percentage of Americans only use a mobile device to access the Internet? See answer below.

 

SIGNAL Magazine October Issue Now Available

Watch the video to see what's inside this month's issue of SIGNAL Magazine. Topics covered in include a look at tactical technologies and cloud computing as well as viewpoints about joint force digital interoperability and what shrinking budgets could mean to cyber defense for the military. 

 

TechNet Europe 2014 Examines Industry Solutions for Military Requirements

Register now for TechNet Europe with the theme of "Capability Driven Approach to Fulfill Military Needs - Industry Solutions." The conference will take place October 9 -10 at the Hotel du Collectionneur in Paris, in cooperation with the European Defence Agency (EDA) and under the Patronage of the Minister of Defence, France.


Women in AFCEA Fall Event

Come toast to AFCEA Women at the AFCEA International Women: Risks to Results event on October 28 5-7:30 p.m. at AFCEA headquarters, Fairfax, Virginia. All are welcome to join in the celebration of amazing women in government and industry.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Social Media Security Professional

Sign up to take the Alamo Chapter and AFCEA Professional Development Center's SMSP course at the La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, October 28-29. After completing the course, students are eligible to take the Social Media Security Professional exam and earn the SMSP certification. The exam, which requires separate registration, takes place on October 29 at 3 p.m. This course is approved for 16 CompTIA A+, Security+ and Network+ continuing education units.

 

Want Some Intel?

Sign up  today to learn about  The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What? in this unclassified course, November 18-20, Fairfax, Virginia.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum

Nominate a young professional from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the AFCEA Leadership Forum taking place in conjunction with WEST 2015, February 11-12, in San Diego. Space is limited.

 

The Mentoring Continuum Begins With Luncheon

The kick-off luncheon for AFCEA's The Mentoring Continuum program will be held October 30, at Maggiano's in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It will feature a guest panel that includes Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, DISA.  More information and registration is available online.

 

Challenges Ahead for Public Safety Communications

The LTE/LMR Convergence Workshop will explore the challenges that the move from Land Mobile Radio to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) will cause as the U.S. shifts to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The workshop takes place on November 4 in McLean, Virginia, and comprises both unclassified and classified discussions. Register online to attend.

 

WEST 2015 Registration Now Open

Senior leaders, including the three sea service chiefs, will address "Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?" The 25th annual WEST conference takes place February 10-12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. Registration is free for government and military personnel.

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

October 8

October 9

October 10

October 14

October 15-17

October 15

October 16

October 17

 October 4

 October 6-8

 October 9-10

 October 11

 October 15

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and  events sections online.

Trivia answer: It's estimated that 25 percent of people strictly use a mobile device to jump online.


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