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STEM Students' Innovations Impress Army

April 8, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. Army leaders of the Brigade Modernization Command (BMC) at Fort Bliss, Texas, supported middle and high school students vying for top spots in the fields of science and technology during a recent competition. Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton, USA, commanding general of the BMC, lent support by providing soldiers from his command to help judge the first 5-STAR Innovation Cup science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competition.

White House Announces Steps to Support Entrepreneurs

April 8, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Barack Obama administration has announced a series of efforts to promote successful entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world. The steps include the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, a group of successful American businesspeople who have committed to sharing their time, energy, ideas and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Census Bureau Statistics Pinpoint Your Perfect Neighborhood

April 8, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

Many people dream of moving somewhere new and finding the perfect community. The dwellr app from the U.S. Census Bureau takes out the guesswork by recommending the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle.

AFCEA Honors Inspiring Women at Appreciation Event

April 7, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

The Women Subcommittee of the AFCEA International Membership Committee organized the Women in AFCEA Appreciation Event at West 2014, honoring three women who mentored and inspired female AFCEA members along with screening the documentary "We Served Too."

JIE May Enable Faster Mobile App Deployment

April 7, 2014
By George I. Seffers

Once the Joint Information Environment (JIE) is in place, the U.S. Defense Department may be able to deploy secure mobile apps much more quickly than it can with today’s cumbersome process, according to Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer.

FiberLight Appoints Pierron as CEO

FiberLight, Atlanta, has appointed Paul Pierron chief executive officer.

Schmidle Assigned to Office of the Secretary of Defense

Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., USMC, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and principal deputy director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Tighe Assigned to Lead Fleet Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jan E. Tighe, USN, was approved for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as commander, Fleet Cyber Command/commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Carpenter Assigned to National Guard Bureau

Charles G. Carpenter has been assigned as the director, programs and resources/comptroller (NG-J-8), National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. 

FedRAMP May Replace Defense Department Cloud Classification Process

April 4, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) may ultimately eliminate the need for an information security classification process specific to the U.S. Defense Department, according to Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer. FedRAMP seeks to provide a governmentwide, standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.


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