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SIGNAL Connections September 2012

The Bottom Line: Email Overload

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

What in the world did people do before the invention of email? How did they communicate? How did they know what work to do? How did they get work done? How did they document what was said or assigned? When they sat down in front of their computer screens, what did they look at?

AFCEA Personality Profile: 1st Lt. Heather Flynn, USAF

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

Even the Energizer Bunny would have a hard time keeping up with 1st Lt. Heather Flynn, USAF. A native of southern California, Lt. Flynn graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2009, spent three years in three different positions at Vandenberg Air Force Base, recently married a KC-135 pilot who is serving in current operations and now is stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, where she is the flight commander of the 4th Communications Squadron's SCO Flight.

AFCEA POCs: Corporate Profile Update Deadline Nears

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

Last month, all AFCEA corporate member points of contact (POCs) received a package that included their current corporate profile and details about how to update this information. Only profiles that have been reviewed, updated and/or approved since January 1, 2012, will be included in full in the January 2013 issue of SIGNAL Magazine. All others will include only a company’s name and contact information. The deadline for reviewing, updating and/or approving the corporate profiles to be included in the 2013 Source Book is September 25, 2012.

Federated ID Campaign Begins

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

In collaboration with the U.S. federal government, AFCEA International has launched the Federated Identity Campaign. As the initial step, association members can now use a number of government-issued identification verification credentials to access the AFCEA Secured Member Portal. Future plans include expanding the ability to provide end-to-end services that involve identification authentication through federated credentials. The capabilities will range from event planning to event attendance.

Professional Development Available Online

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

The AFCEA Professional Development Center (PDC) delivers several courses with the authenticity of classroom instruction and the convenience of an online format. In addition to specific courses presented byAFCEA instructors, the association has arranged for distance learning opportunities through other institutions at significantly reduced prices.

AFCEA Awards: Call for Nominations

September 17, 2012
Maryann Lawlor

It’s time to recognize the Young AFCEANs whose efforts contribute to the success of your chapter, your community and your association. Chapter members must submit nominations for Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA), Emerging Leadership and Chapter Young AFCEAN Program awards no later than midnight EDT Friday, September 21, 2012.

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