Event eNews Websites Deliver Conference Benefits to You

March 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor
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To help government and industry connect, network and learn about requirements and solutions, SIGNAL Media offers Event eNews websites for several major AFCEA International events that feature near real-time coverage as well as daily wrap-ups of speakers and panel discussions. The sites offer attendees the opportunity to follow along or see what they may have missed, and global security professionals who could not attend a conference stay abreast of the discussions that take place there. In addition, Twitter feeds and content comment sections can foster continued conversations well after events come to a close.

AFCEA’s Homeland Security Conference is the latest addition to the Event eNews family. The event, which took place February 26 to 28 in Washington, D.C., featured participants from a variety of government agencies involved in the cybersecurity, intelligence and physical infrastructure communities. Discussions ranged from the continuing importance of sharing information to identifying new challenges in homeland security.

Gen. Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret.), former director of the CIA, shared his views about the president’s recent executive order on cyber as well as the struggle between cyber protection and privacy concerns. Richard Spires, chief information officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), identified another challenge: information technology infrastructure integration. Spires admitted that the amalgamated nature of his agency continues to pose consolidation problems that can hold the DHS back, but he is leaving it up to others to evaluate the extent of the issues.

The Event eNews sites also feature links to videos and presentations from conferences when they are available. For example, the Homeland Security 2013 eNews site includes links to speakers and panel discussions, which enable users to view this material at their convenience.

An event’s site is available approximately one week prior to an event and includes information about the venue and surrounding area so conference attendees can plan their visit to a location. Companies interested in sponsoring a specific Event eNews site, which includes online advertising, should contact Marsha Carpenter.

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