SIGNAL Connections March 2013

March 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

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.

March 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

With the unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, cardinals journeyed to Rome and were secluded in a papal conclave where they made a decision that will undoubtedly affect at least the near future of the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to the mid 13th century, cardinals could come and go as they pleased during this meeting. But politicking intervened, and Pope Gregory X decreed cardinals be secluded until they chose a new pope. Important decisions? Politicking? A need for expediency? Sounds familiar. When it comes to Congress, it’s time to give this seclusion idea a shot.

March 15, 2013

To help keep global security professionals abreast of business opportunities and changes in the government acquisition landscape, AFCEA International has gathered information about these topics in a new section of the AFCEA website. Called AFCEA Corporate Member Resources, the page features new content about military and government organizations as it becomes available.

March 15, 2013
By Max Cacas

The 2012 Young AFCEAN of the Year and recipient of the Regional Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award, Master Sgt. Kiyon Buckley, USAF, is a radio frequency transmission systems engineer with the 24th Air Force posted to Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He calls receiving the recognition at the 2013 AFCEA/USNI West conference in January “a truly humbling experience,” and the recognition shows that Sgt. Buckley has the leadership, innovative thinking and tenacious focus on success to create an enormously positive impact on Young AFCEANs in the Alamo Chapter and the surrounding region.