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January 30, 2015

Trivia question: What does Yahoo! stand for? See answer below.

 

Prep for WEST

Nominate an energetic professional member from your staff to attend the Leadership Forum, February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. 

 

Contact the PEO C4I & PEO Space Systems program managers' representative to set up a one-on-one meeting with program managers and/or deputy program managers. Meetings will take place 9:30-11 a.m. on February 11 and are by appointment only.

 

Download the WEST 2015 app to your mobile device to stay in the know on the go.

 

Plan to attend the second annual Women's Appreciation Awards at 4 p.m. on February 11. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional details, contact Susan Emert.

 

Small and Large Companies to Meet One-on-One

The Small Business Matchmaking Symposium takes place on March 10 in conjunction with the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. Small businesses will meet one-on-one with large- and mid-size primes and Department of Homeland Security agency representatives. Register online

 

MILCOM 2015 Call for Papers

Unclassified proposals for paper presentations, tutorials and panels are now being accepted for MILCOM 2015, which takes place October 26-28 in Tampa, Florida. Topics that will be explored at the conference include waveforms and signal processing; cybersecurity and trusted computing; and networking protocols and performance. Deadline: April 6.

 

Coast Guard Requirements = Business Opportunities

Rear Adm. Christopher J. Tomney, USCG, assistant commandant for Coast Guard intelligence and criminal investigations, will be among the speakers at the Coast Guard Industry Day on April 2, at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Sign up now to attend this one-day classified event and hear how your solution could meet the Coast Guard's needs.

 

Understanding the Intelligence Community's R&D Strategy

Registration is now open for AFCEA's Spring Intelligence Symposium. This classified event takes place May 20-21 at the NGA Campus East, Springfield, Virginia. Speakers include Dr. Peter Highnam, director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity; Dr. David Honey, director of science and technology, ODNI; and Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director, DARPA. 

 

Membership Committee Forms Military Subcommittee

Add your ideas and insights to AFCEA's Membership Committee by joining this new subcommittee. Your contributions will help shape AFCEA's future activities and enable you to network with other military IT professionals. For additional information, contact Mike Vaner.

 

Check Out the New Corporate Member Benefit 

AFCEA International is partnering with Insperity for special pricing on select human resources solutions. Insperity services enable companies to customize their back-office processes in areas such as time and attendance management, expense tracking and performance appraisals. Additional information is available online.

 

Don't Go Away! PDC Brings Courses to You 

Train your staff right in your workplace! AFCEA offers courses that 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, email the PDC.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

February 2

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

February 3

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

*Ottawa Chapter luncheon, Ottawa, Ontario

February 3-4

*Rocky Mountain Chapter Cyberspace Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO

February 4

*Kaiserslautern Chapter Winter Tech Expo, Ramstein, Germany

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

February 5

*Kaiserslautern Chapter U.S. Air Force cloud workshop, Ramstein, Germany

February 6

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

February 7

*Lexington-Concord Chapter Winter Gala, Bedford, MA

*NOVA Chapter Black-tie Tribute to Wounded Warriors, Vienna, VA

February 9

*Camp Pendleton Chapter charity golf tournament, Poway, CA

February 10

*Hampton Roads Chapter luncheon, Norfolk, VA

February 10-11

*Slovak Chapter Cyber Security Showcase,Vienna, Austria

February 11

*Alaska Chapter luncheon, Anchorage, AK

February 12

*Atlanta Chapter board of directors meeting, Atlanta, GA

*Southern New England Chapter luncheon, Middletown, RI

 

January 31

*Military City USA Radio featuring Maj. Oscar Rodriguez, USMC, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion 

February 10-12

*WEST 2015, San Diego

*Leadership Forum, San Diego

February 24

*Air Force Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

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: Coined in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang, Yahoo! is short for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle.

 

 

January 23, 2015

Trivia question: What was the first hashtag used on Twitter? See answer below.

 

AFCEA Partners With Insperity to Provide New Corporate Member Benefit 

To help its corporate leaders better serve their staffs, AFCEA International is partnering with Insperity for special pricing on select human resources solutions. Insperity services enable companies to customize their back-office processes in areas such as time and attendance management, expense tracking and performance appraisals. Additional information is available online.

 

European Cloud: Vision or Fiction? 

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift in provisioning IT services. However, access to cloud services in Europe is still hampered by a number of uncertainties and challenges that vary from case to case. Hear government and industry leaders discuss this conundrum at the European Cloud conference on January 27 in Brussels.

 

AFCEA Leadership Forum at WEST 2015

Nominate an energetic professional member from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the AFCEA Leadership Forum, taking place in conjunction with AFCEA/USNI WEST 2015. Hosted by the AFCEA Educational Foundation, the forum will be held February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive 1.4 continuing education units from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education.

 

Membership Committee Forms Military Subcommittee

Add your ideas and insights to AFCEA's Membership Committee by applying to join this new subcommittee. Your contributions will help shape AFCEA's future activities and enable you to network with other military IT professionals. For additional information, contact Mike Vaner.

 

AFCEA Announces Women's Appreciation Award Winners

Congratulations go out to:

*Shirley Adams, vice president, General Dynamics Information Technology

*Norma Corrales, former senior director, AFCEA Educational Foundation

*Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president, Inmarsat

*Doreen Jakubcak, member, Educational Foundation board of directors

They will be recognized for their contributions on February 11 at the Women's Appreciation Event at WEST 2015.

 

Coordinated Response, Integrated Security 

Join information technology professionals from throughout the homeland security realm at AFCEA International's Homeland Security Conference March 10-11, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. Invited speakers include DHS leaders and Michael Steinbach, assistant director, counterterrorism division, FBI.

 

NGA Industry Day

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

 

Professional Development Center Brings Courses to You 

Train your staff right in your workplace! AFCEA offers courses that 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, email the PDC.

 

Attention Chapter Officers

Learn how to submit chapter annual reports/delegates to AFCEA headquarters online by participating in the webinar that takes place February 25. The reports and delegates list are due each March. Register for the webinar online. If you missed previous webinars, log in to the portal training section

 

Symposium Explores the Importance of Airspace 

Advances in technology and emerging threats present opportunities and challenges from the ground to the outer limits. The AFCEA Air Operations Symposium will address these topics with military, government and commercial leaders. Join the conversation March 31-April 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio.

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events

Professional Activities and Opportunities

January 23-25

*Pensacola Chapter Cyberthon 2015, Pensacola, FL

January 27

*NOVA Chapter Women in Northern-Virginia luncheon, Vienna, VA

*National Capital Region chapters Young AFCEAN holiday networking event, Arlington, VA

January 28

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

January 29

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*NOVA Chapter Small Business Committee event "New Capture Tactics and 2015 Business Opportunities, Reston, VA

*The Hague Chapter luncheon, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands

February 2

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

February 3

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

February 3-4

*Rocky Mountain Chapter Cyberspace Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO

February 4

*Kaiserslautern Chapter Winter Tech Expo, Ramstein, Germany

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

February 5

*Kaiserslautern Chapter U.S. Air Force cloud workshop, Ramstein, Germany

February 6

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Arlington, VA

February 7

*Lexington-Concord Chapter Winter Gala, Bedford, MA

*NOVA Chapter Black-tie Tribute to Wounded Warriors, Vienna, VA

January 24

*Military City USA Radio, Capt. Erich C. Kramer, USAF, project engineer, 820th Red Horse Squadron

January 27

*European Cloud: Vision or Fiction? Brussels, Belgium

February 10-12

*WEST 2015, San Diego

*Leadership Forum, San Diego

February 24

*Air Force Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

March 10-11

*Homeland Security Conference,

Washington, D.C.

March 16

*NGA Industry Day, Springfield, VA

March 31-April 2

*AFCEA Air Operations Symposium, San Antonio

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused on technology and the Web. On August 23, 2007, #Barcamp became the first hashtag.

 

And just a reminder: Follow and contribute to the WEST 2015 Twitter conversation #west2015.

 

 

January 16, 2015

Trivia question: What's the best way to save money and help the AFCEA Educational Foundation at the same time? Answer below.

 

Acquisition Challenges for LVCs and the Tactical Environment

Listen to and participate in the discussion about the value of live, virtual and constructive (LVC) network models in mission support during the SIGNAL Webinar Series at 2 p.m. on January 22.

 

European Cloud: Vision or Fiction?

Cloud computing is a paradigm shift in provisioning IT services. However, access to cloud services in Europe is still hampered by a number of uncertainties and challenges that vary from case to case. Hear government and industry leaders discuss this conundrum at the European Cloud conference on January 27 in Brussels.
 

Air Force ISR Industry Day Examines State of ISR

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Headquarters U.S. Air Force and AFCEA Intelligence present the third annual classified (SECRET) forum on the state of ISR in the U.S. Air Force on February 24 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Seating is limited, so registertoday.

 

Symposium Explores the Importance of Airspace

Advances in technology and emerging threats present opportunities and challenges from the ground to the outer limits. The AFCEA Air Operations Symposium will address these topics with military, government and commercial leaders. Join the conversation March 31-April 2 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio.


Behind the Curtain: How Program, Procurement and Acquisitions Affect Contracts

The Washington D.C. Chapter's Small Business Committee presents a panel of government leaders who will share their insights into the complex interactions of the procurement process. The seminar takes place on January 22 at the Bloomberg Government offices, Washington, D.C. Register online.

 

Communications and Electronic Warfare: The Global Impact

The lines between cyber operations and electronic warfare are blurring quickly. AFCEA's NOVA Chapter Women in Northern-Virginia (WIN) Committee is bringing Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army, and Darlene Costello, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, to discuss what this convergence means to acquisition, policies, strategies and military operations on January 27 in Vienna, Virginia. Register online.

 

Protecting Cyberspace: Policy, Partnerships and Practical Solutions
The AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter will present Cyberspace Symposium 2015 February 3-5 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hear from thought-provoking military and industry panelists about the cybersecurity challenges they face in projects, programs, training and leadership.

 

WEST 2015 Updates

Speakers

*Robert Work, deputy secretary of defense

*Adm. William E. Gortney, USN, commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command

*Gordon R. England, former deputy secretary of defense and former secretary of the Navy

Panel Topics

*Force providers' priorities

*The network as a key warfighter advantage

*Creative disruption through technology

*Town Hall: What Are the Sea Service Leaders' Priorities?

Cyber Theater Topics

*Zero-Day exploits and cyber weapons

*BYOD challenges

*Insider threat

Continuing Education

*Six sessions qualify as continuing education through CompTIA and/or GIAC

*Leadership Forum: 1.9 continuing education units from the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education

Special Events

*Camp Pendleton Chapter Charity Golf Tournament

*Women in AFCEA Appreciation Event

*Meet the PEO C4I & PEO Space Systems Program Managers

 

Chapter Luncheons and Events  

Professional Activities and Opportunities

 

January 20

*Alamo Chapter luncheonSan Antonio, TX

January 21

*Washington DC Chapter professional development session, McLean, VA

January 22

*Washington DC Chapter Small Business panel discussion, Washington, D.C.

January 23

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

*South Central Pennsylvania Chapter luncheon, Shippensburg, PA

January 27

*NOVA Chapter Women in Northern-Virginia luncheon, Vienna, VA

January 28

*Belvoir Chapter luncheon, Fort Belvoir, VA

January 29

*Dayton-Wright Chapter luncheon, Beavercreek, OH

*The Hague Chapter luncheon, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands

January 27

*European Cloud: Vision or Fiction? Brussels, Belgium

February 10-12

*WEST 2015, San Diego

*Leadership Forum, San Diego

February 24

*Air Force Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

March 10-11

*Homeland Security Conference,

Washington, D.C.

March 16

*NGA Industry Day, Springfield, VA

March 31-April 2

*AFCEA Air Operations Symposium, San Antonio

 

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: Go to ShopforSTEM.org and sign up. Shoppers receive discounts and stores contribute to the foundation to support STEM education. This is the trivia answer, but your support is not trivial!

 

January 9, 2015

Trivia question: On average, which country's citizens spend the most time on social 

networks? Answer below.

 

SIGNAL Magazine January Issue Now Available

The potential of a hypernetwork linking devices ranging from turbines to toasters is becoming more of a reality. SIGNAL Magazine's January issue explores this new level of connectivity. Also in this issue, Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), the new "Incoming" columnist, calls for a new definition of "cyber attack."

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Watch preview.

 

AFCEA Mentoring Continuum Program Presents Matchmaking Reception

Experience and innovation meet in this exciting program that brings together AFCEA members in a symbiotic relationship. The mentorship matchmaking reception takes place January 14 at the AT&T Government Solutions building, Vienna, Virginia. Additional information is available online.

 

Join AFCEA's Cyber Committee

Network with other cybersecurity professionals by applying to join one of the association's most active committees. The committee is open to any AFCEA member who is part of the private sector and is willing to participate on selected subcommittees. Candidates are selected on the basis of personal qualifications that are focused in the area of cyber. Deadline: January 17.
 

Leadership Forum at WEST 2015 

Nominate an energetic member from your staff to learn from senior leaders in business and government at the WEST 2015 Conference AFCEA Leadership Forum February 10-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will receive 1.9 continuing education units from  the George Mason University Office of Continuing Professional Education. The nomination form and additional details are available online.

 

Attention Chapter Officers

Learn tips about nominating candidates for AFCEA awards. Sign up for the webinar "Submitting Nominations for AFCEA International Awards," which takes place January 14. If you missed previous webinars, log in to the portal training section

 

AFCEA Consolidates Cybersecurity Events

The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's new operational role in the cyber domain as network defender creates a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command and the command's military service components. Linked by a commitment to cybersecurity, this community of partners will gather at the 2015 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium May 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Register online.

 

Air Force ISR Industry Day

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Headquarters U.S. Air Force and AFCEA Intelligence present the third annual classified (SECRET) forum on the state of ISR in the U.S. Air Force on February 24 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia. Seating is limited, so register today.


Behind the Curtain: How Program, Procurement and Acquisitions Affect Contracts

The Washington D.C. Chapter's Small Business committee presents a panel of government leaders who will share their insights into the complex interactions of the procurement process. The seminar takes place on January 22 at the Bloomberg Government Office, Washington, D.C. Register online.

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     Chapter Luncheons and Events  

Professional Activities and Opportunities

 

January 10

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

January 12

*Washington DC Chapter luncheon, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

January 13

*Bethesda Chapter breakfast, Bethesda, MD

*Hawaii Chapter luncheon, Fort Shafter, HI

January 14

*Aberdeen Chapter luncheon, Belcamp, MD

*Rome Chapter company presentation, Intergraph, Rome, Italy

January 15

*Lexington-Concord Chapter State of the AFLCMC, Bedford, MA

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

January 21

*Washington DC Chapter professional development session, McLean, VA

January 22

*Washington DC Chapter Small Business panel discussion, Washington, D.C.

January 23

*NOVA Chapter luncheon, Vienna, VA

January 14

*Chapter Officers webinar "Submitting Nominations for AFCEA International Awards"

January 27

*European Cloud: Vision or Fiction? Brussels, Belgium

February 10-12

*WEST 2015, San Diego

*Leadership Forum, San Diego

February 24

*Air Force Industry Day, Chantilly, VA

March 10-11

*Homeland Security Conference,

Washington, D.C.

March 16

*NGA Industry Day, Springfield, VA

March 31-April 2

*AFCEA Air Operations Symposium, San Antonio

For additional information about chapter and AFCEA networking opportunities, 

check the AFCEA calendar and events sections online.

 

Trivia answer: Australians spend the most time visiting social networks at an average of 7 hours and 19 minutes per user per month. 

 

 
 

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