Happy New Year! One of our goals for the new year is to engage more with our corporate members. This is the first edition of the AFCEA Corporate Member newsletter designed to help keep you informed of activities and services relevant to you.
I am honored to join the AFCEA team as the Vice President, Industry Programs. The new Industry department name reflects the importance of our Industry members. The department expansion includes corporate membership programs and small business under Director Julie Lama and staff Barbara Norkus and Dawn Falsinotti. Senior Director Gina McGovern and Theresa Fox will manage Corporate Sponsor Programs. Senior Director Tobey Jackson and Somer Miller will continue to manage Marketing and Public Relations.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on the Industry staff with questions, ideas or concerns. We wish you the very best in 2013 and I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming AFCEA event.
Vice President, Industry Programs
Trivia: Which Company has been an AFCEA Corporate Member the longest?
General Dynamics has been a corporate member of AFCEA since July 31, 1946! General Dynamics is followed by fellow member BAE Systems who joined November 1, 1948, and then Lockheed Martin Corporation who joined April 5, 1960. Congratulations and thank you for your support!
SPAWAR’s Three-Year Acquisition Forecast
SPAWAR has posted an updated 3- year acquisition forecast to its public web portal entitled "SPAWAR 3 Year Acquisition Forecast (11-2012)" at http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/SmallBusiness.aspx.
This forecast includes opportunities for SPAWAR Headquarters, SPAWAR System Centers Atlantic and Pacific. The forecast is informational only and does not constitute an offer or commitment by the Navy to fund, in whole or part, the opportunities herein. Vendors shall not contact any contracting or technical personnel regarding this information and all inquiries shall be submitted via email to SPAWARSBO@navy.mil.
New Procedures for Intelligence System Acquisition
The Director of National Intelligence issued a directive last month prescribing procedures for major system acquisitions by elements of the intelligence community. The directive defines a multi-phase process for identifying critical needs, evaluating alternative paths to meet those needs, and so forth. See Intelligence Community Directive 115, "Intelligence Community Capability Requirements Process," December 21, 2012: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/icd-115.pdf
Venable Client Alert
Venable, an AFCEA member company, has a News & Insights tab on their homepage where interested individuals can register to receive valuable communications, including articles and alerts. They recently released an article in the November 2012 issue entitled, “Crucial Legal Issues in the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy,” which you may find interesting.
For more information, visit www.venable.com/subscriptioncenter.
Corporate Member News page begins
AFCEA has begun an AFCEA Corporate Member News website, available at http://www.afcea.org/membership/corporate/corporatememberspotlight.asp. This page is designed to highlight the accomplishments and good news from our corporate members. Stories submitted will be published after AFCEA review and are subject to AFCEA’s discretion.
Small Business Holiday Networking Reception a Success!
Thanks to our small business members who attended this year’s Small Business Holiday Networking Reception at the Fair Oaks Marriott. Our goal was 200 attendees, including government and industry, and we are excited to report that we had well over 200 people join us for the event. Thanks to all the Industry staff who made this event a success, and special thanks to all who joined us! For more information on AFCEA Small Business events, go to www.afcea.org/smallbusiness.
New AFCEA Events: CYBERCOM Symposium and TechNet Augusta
The 2012 TechNet Land Forces events are being replaced in 2013 by two new events which evolved from the Land Forces series. More details on each are coming soon. Exhibits are currently being sold. Please click on the links below for exhibit contact and/or to be notified when attendee registration is available.
Upcoming AFCEA Events: West and Homeland Security Conference
West 2013: "Pivot to the Pacific:
What are the Practical and Global Implications?" January 29-31, San Diego Convention Center
Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, West 2013 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more.
For exhibit opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited patron and sponsor opportunities still available; contact Gina McGovern
AFCEA Homeland Security Conference: "Securing the Homeland: Working Together, Keeping the Nation Safe" February 26-28, Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C.
The AFCEA Homeland Security Conference is the premier event in the National Capital area to learn about our nation’s most significant homeland security issues. The conference offers an opportunity for you to engage with key Government and Industry leaders on these critical matters.
For exhibit opportunities contact Ben Smith
For patron and sponsor opportunities contact Theresa Fox
Now Hiring: AFCEA Corporate Membership Coordinator
The Corporate Membership Coordinator will be a member of the Corporate Member Programs team, identifying prospective corporate members and assisting in developing a Corporate Membership Engagement Strategy. The position also involves conducting research on issues relevant to AFCEA’s mission and committees, liaising with other AFCEA committees, and assisting in drafting white papers and talking points for senior AFCEA staff. The candidate will assist in developing marketing materials and presentations to promote AFCEA Corporate Memberships and to educate new members and will also conduct research on issues relevant to corporate members to expand and strengthen current memberships. Applicants may send resumes to Nancy Temple, email@example.com by COB January 11.