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The world is changing; our Nation is changing; and our Services are changing. At EAST: Joint Warfighting 2013, active duty professionals have a say in how the profession of arms will change. This three-day professional development event, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, takes place 14 - 16 May at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
At EAST: Joint Warfighting 2013, active duty military, government, industry and academia will collaborate on the key issues critical to defense and have the opportunity to engage on multiple levels to help set the agendas for future operations, training, and force structure. Keynote speakers and local command leaders will address the overall theme Innovation in an Era of Austerity: What Capabilities Do We Need to Operate in a Non-Permissive Environment?
ADM William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command is confirmed as the opening keynote speaker. Additional confirmed speakers include Gen John Allen, USMC, former Commander, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, and GEN Mieczyslaw Bieniek, Polish Army, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation. Panel discussions will focus on command and control for the operators; budget challenges after the cliff; cyber security; coalition partnerships; development of the future mindset for warfighting; and acquisition.
The conference will also feature three engagement theaters focused on innovation, cyber security, small business and acquisition with over 30 briefings. Many of the panel and theater sessions, as well as AFCEA Professional Development Courses, qualify for continuing education units (CEUs) to help sustain DoD 8570.01-M mandated certifications.
One hundred industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the Services' requirements and needs. Also on the exhibit floor, the NetWars interactive cybersecurity demonstration will feature students and IT professionals competing to solve network security challenges.
EAST: Joint Warfighting 2013 registration for active duty military and civilian government is free.
AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute are both non-profit, non-lobbying membership organizations. These associations have teamed together for the past twenty-two years to create forums for collaboration on the key issues critical to defense.
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.
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AFCEA is accepting speaker/topic proposals through April 3.
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You will only hear back from us if we choose your spaeker or topic, otherwise you will not hear back from us on your submission.
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Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the EAST: Joint Warfighting proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration, in order to photograph and/or videotape at the show. No other photography, audio recording, or videography is permitted.