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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.

 

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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.

 

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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