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Hot Topics: Privacy and Procurement

February 25, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

While many conferences suffer from waning interest as panel session after panel session present valuable information over two days, this year's AFCEA Homeland Security conference proved to be quite the opposite. Discussions about upcoming contracting opportunities was at least part of the reason.

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier Describes How Technology Is Changing Police Work in the Capitol

February 25, 2010

Technology has had a significant impact in streamlining the work of Washington D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). This was the message conveyed by D.C. MPD Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier yesterday during a lunchtime address to the attendees at AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference.

Social Media Creates Opportunities and Challenges

February 25, 2010

The popularity and growth of social media networks and blogs offers federal agencies with new tools to get their message to the nation's citizens. However, the openness of social media platforms also presents a security challenge. A panel of government and commercial media experts pondered the implications of widespread adoption of social media platforms at AFCEA's Homeland Security Conference.

Homeland Security Conference Looks At Protecting Physical and Virtual Borders

February 25, 2010

AFCEA's ninth annual Homeland Security Conference kicked off yesterday morning with a panel session focused on cybersecurity issues. The panelists highlighted a variety of ongoing federal initiatives to defend the nation's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks and discussed some of the new threats developing in cyberspace.

Bytes Overtaking Hulls as the Foundation for the U.S. Navy

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

The 21st century U.S. Navy is building around information as it reshapes its force for new challenges, according to the chief of naval operations.

Are Assembly-Line Apps the Future?

February 4, 2010
By Robert K. Ackerman

"We don't have software that can make software."--Thomas Hone, Naval War College Liaison with OPNAV

Naval Ops for Info Dominance Plans Revealed

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

It's rare that an audience of industry and service members at all ranks get the chance to hear first hand from the first of a kind.

Pirates Continue to Plague the Seas

February 4, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

"My answer about how to treat pirates? Kill them." --Col. David W. Coffman, USMC, commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The Truth Behind Emergency Preparedness

February 3, 2010
By Katie Packard

Today was an exciting day at West 2010--and I'm not talking about the dynamic speakers and exhibitors.

From the Exhibit Floor

February 3, 2010
By Maryann Lawlor

FINALLY -- able to blog from booths because I actually got connected to and by the right people. Thanks, Microsoft! Here's a look at some of the capabilities being demo'ed here.

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