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Continuing Exercises Help Bridge Defense and Civil Authorities

May 19, 2009
By H. Mosher

Ongoing exercises at the national level are the key to improving inter-agency homeland security processes, according to panelists at Tuesday morning's Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) panel at AFCEA SOLUTIONS. Such exercises contributed to the successful security implementation at the inauguration in January, said Col. Ken McNeill, ARNG, NGB/J-6.

Mission Partners Need Information Sharing

May 19, 2009
By H. Mosher

General Victor E. Renuart Jr., USAF, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, opened the AFCEA Solutions conference on Inter-Agency, Allied and Coalition Information Sharing with a resounding endorsement of the need for continuing conversation about information sharing. But conversation isn't enough, he continued. "Discussions don't move to real solutions very rapidly. Discussion is wonderful, but action is what we need."

AFCEA SOLUTIONS: Information Assurance under way

September 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

If you could not attend the Information Assurance event in Washington DC this week, the event is being streamed live here.

The schedule is here.

AFCEA SOLUTIONS: Are You Who We Think You Are?

June 26, 2008
By H. Mosher

The questions around Identity Assurance seem to boil down to: "Are you who we think you are?" and "Are we who you think we are?" These questions are critically important to warfighters, as Richard Hale, Chief Information Assurance Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency explained this morning in this morning's opening keynote. Read on for information on how to tune in to the rest of the Identity Assurance conference from AFCEA SOLUTIONS.

Identity Assurance Webinar, May 21

May 7, 2008
By H. Mosher

Details have been announced for the next AFCEA Solutions Series webinar, which will be on May 21, 2008, 1-2 p.m. SIGNAL Editor-in-Chief Robert K. Ackerman will moderate the panel, which includes:

Robert Lentz, Director for Information Assurance, OASD NII

Mr. Lentz is the Director for Information Assurance (IA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer. He is the Chief Information Assurance Officer (CIAO) for the Department of Defense (DoD) and oversees the Defense-wide IA Program, which plans, monitors, coordinates, and integrates IA activities across DoD. Mr. Lentz has over 26 years of experience with the National Security Agency (NSA) in the areas of financial management and technical program management.

Mary Dixon, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, DoD

A charter member of the Senior Executive Service, Ms. Dixon (aka Snavely-Dixon) currently serves as the Director for the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a field activity reporting to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).

Morris Hymes, Jr., Director, Program Management Office, DoD PKI

Mr. Hymes has served as the Director Department of Defense (DoD) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Program Management Office (PMO) since May 2006. Prior to his present assignment, Mr. Hymes served as the Office Chief responsible for formulating Information Assurance Policy at the National Security Agency (NSA).

For more information and to register, click here.