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AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum (Brussels)

AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium 70% Sold-Out

AFCEA Hosts Black Tie Affair to Honor Director Clapper

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

AFCEA/NIP Navy Industry Outreach Event


AFCEA/USAF Intelligence Industry Day to Showcase ISR

National Intelligence University Foundation

AFCEA Seeks Intelligence Professionals as Members

AFCEA EPIC Committee --An Opportunity for Younger Intelligence Professionals

NightWatch Subscribers Now at Over 40,000!

AFCEA Intelligence Online Capabilities Directory

Event Planning and Budgeting

Intelligence Scholarships and Your Company

AFCEA Offers Intelligence Courses

Follow AFCEA Intelligence on Twitter

AFCEA Blog Updates

Signal Magazine's Focus on Intelligence


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Welcome to the summer 2012 edition of Intelligence Watch – AFCEA’s online newsletter designed to keep you informed of activities and services supporting intelligence professionals and their community. 

 

In this issue, you will  find details on upcoming AFCEA Intelligence events, including AFCEA's first international event, the 31st Fall Intelligence Symposium, and upcoming Service Intelligence industry days.  Plus you can read about Director James Clapper’s selection as the 2012 recipient of the AFCEA David Sarnoff Award and much more!

 

The table of contents on the left margin includes a listing of all the topics covered in this issue.

 

We hope you are having a refreshing summer, and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming AFCEA Intelligence event!

 

Sincerely,

Steve

 
Steven Ritchey
Vice President for Intelligence
AFCEA International


AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum (Brussels)

On September 20-21, 2012, AFCEA will hold its first international, unclassified Global Intelligence Forum in Le Plaza Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.  For two days, over 30 intelligence and national security experts from the private and public sectors across Europe and the U.S. will engage in an unprecedented dialogue on how the role of intelligence has changed in the last decade and what it means for governments, the public, industry, and you. Keynote speakers include: Mr. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab (Mr. Kaspersky is a specialist in the information security field and computer virology. Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s top-four leading vendors of computer security software, and the world’s largest privately held vendor of software security products.); Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College, London (Sir David was Security and Intelligence Coordinator for Prime Minister Tony Blair and was previously Director of the Government Communications Headquarters and Permanent Secretary of the Home Office.); Mr. Julio A. C. Pereira, Secretary General, Portuguese Republic Intelligence System (SIRP) (Secretary-General Pereira coordinates the directors of the SIED (foreign intelligence) and the SIS (internal security) and reports directly to the Prime Minister.); and The Right Honorable Lord (George) Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG Hon FRSE, PC (Lord Robertson was the former Secretary General of NATO and UK Secretary of State for Defense.) For exhibiting and/or sponsorship information, contact Gretchen Eisenhower at E-Mail or 703-631-6219. 

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AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium - 70% Sold-Out!

Registration is in full swing and seats are filling quickly for the 31st annual AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium on October 24-25, 2012, in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA.  The theme for the two day, classified event is Intelligence Community Enterprise Integration: Driving IT Efficiencies.  Mr. Charlie Allen, Principal, Chertoff Group; Ms. Linda Millis, Director, Private Sector Partnerships, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Mr. Al Pisani, Senior Vice President, Intelligence Group, TASC, (all members of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee) will co-chair the symposium.  The Symposium will explore in depth the delicate and demanding balancing act that is the IC IT Enterprise Initiative.  Speakers from across the IC and from outside the Community will delve into how savings will be achieved, where new investments will be made, and how the private sector can best participate.  For exhibiting and/or sponsorship information, contact Tina Vicioso at email or 703-631-6250.

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AFCEA Hosts Black Tie Affair to Honor Director Clapper

The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr. has been selected as the 2012 winner of the AFCEA David Sarnoff Award.  The Sarnoff Award is AFCEA’s highest honor and recognizes individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions to global peace.  Director Clapper will receive his award on Tuesday, 11 Sept, in the W Washington Hotel, Washington, DC.  The Honor Roll of past David Sarnoff recipients includes The Honorable Duane Andrews; General James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.); Admiral Edward Giambastiani, USN (Ret.); General Al Gray, USMC (Ret.); The Honorable John Grimes; General Mike Hayden, USAF (Ret.); Senator Dan Inouye; General Richard Myers, USAF (Ret.); Admiral James Stavridis, USN; and Senator John Warner.  This affair always draws a strong contingent of senior officials from DoD and other Government agencies.  If you are interested in attending or sponsoring a table, please contact Ms. Julie Lama (703-631-6174) or email).  

 

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AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium

On April 17-18, 2013, AFCEA Intelligence will host its 32nd consecutive Spring Intelligence Symposium in the Defense Intelligence Analysis Center on Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling, Washington, DC.  The symposium theme will be “Integrated Intelligence and the Changing Nature of War.”  Mark your calendar now and click here to be notified when more details are available.

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AFCEA/NIP Navy Industry Outreach Event

On May 8, 2013, AFCEA Intelligence and the Naval Intelligence Professionals will host the fourth U.S. Navy Information Dominance Industry Day.  Speakers from the Information Dominance Corps (IDC) will explore how the private sector can work with the Navy to address the growing importance and vulnerabilities of information in 21st century warfare.  If you have attended any of the previous events in this series, you know they are excellent sources of business intelligence.  To be notified when more details on this classified conference are available, click here

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AFCEA/USAF Intelligence Industry Day to Showcase ISR

On June 6, 2013, AFCEA Intelligence and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Headquarters U.S. Air Force will present the second Air Force ISR Industry Day – a one-day forum examining the state of ISR in the U.S. Air Force and among its mission partners.  This classified program will showcase what the USAF is doing to achieve a global ISR capability and where it is looking for help from industry.  To be notified when more details on this conference are available, click here.   

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National Intelligence University Foundation

The National Intelligence University Foundation, an affiliate of AFCEA International, held its first meeting on July 23.  Former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is the Foundation chairman.  Other Board members include: Mr. Michael Chertoff; Ms. Mary Margaret Graham; Gen Mike Hayden, USAF (Ret.); VADM Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.); LTG Jeff Kimmons, USA (Ret.); Mr. Scott Large, Mr. John McLaughlin, Lt Gen Ken Minihan, USAF (Ret.); Mr. Ron Sanders, Dr. Jennifer Sims, Mr. Mike Sulick, and VADM Tom Wilson, USN (Ret.).  Ms. Stephanie O’Sullivan and RADM Elizabeth Train, USN, serve as government liaisons to the Board.  The mission of the Foundation is to foster, encourage and promote the educational, scientific, literary, and charitable purposes of the National Intelligence University (NIU); promote philanthropy in support of the NIU; and provide advice and counsel to the President of the NIU regarding matters affecting NIU and advancement of the NIU’s mission.  If you are an alumnus of the NIU or any of its predecessor organizations, watch for coming details of the Foundation’s alumni outreach.  If you are interested in learning more about NIU Foundation or would like to contribute financially to its mission, please contact Steve Ritchey at email or 703-631-6131.

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AFCEA Seeks Intelligence Professionals as Members

Are you an intelligence professional in the public or private sector?  Did you know that for over 30 years, AFCEA Intelligence has served intelligence professionals by creating a community where they can connect, network, dialogue, and contribute?  If you aren’t a member of AFCEA, we invite you to join.  A one year membership is only $35 dollars.  You’ll be joining the premier association for intelligence professionals – one that offers you heritage, prestige, and connections.  When you join, be sure and select “intelligence” as your occupational specialty so you will get information tailored for intelligence professionals.

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AFCEA EPIC Committee -- An Opportunity for Younger Intelligence Professionals

As a counterpart to the long established and highly regarded AFCEA Intelligence Committee, AFCEA established a committee specifically focused on the next generation of intelligence professionals.  The committee is called the Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC).  To be a member of the EPIC, you must be under the age of 40, cleared for TS/SCI, and currently working in an intelligence-related job.  If you would like to know more about EPIC, please contact Ms. Erica Andren at erica.andren@baesystems.com.

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NightWatch Subscribers Now at Over 40,000!

AFCEA Intelligence’s partnership with the NightWatch team began in 2004 with barely 900 subscribers.  Today the executive-level worldwide intelligence summary goes to over 40,000 subscribers each night!  The service is free and is delivered direct to your email inbox early each morning.  In about two pages, it’s the perfect way to get caught up on what’s happening around the world. 

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AFCEA Intelligence Online Capabilities Directory

In response to government agency requests, and in conjunction with AFCEA’s SIGNAL Media, AFCEA Intelligence offers a free online service for government and industry that identifies companies with specific intelligence-related services and capabilities.  This is a great resource for both government and industry.  If your company isn’t listed, you can sign up for free, and you don’t have to be an AFCEA member company to be included.

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Event Planning and Budgeting

In this section in each newsletter we summarize upcoming AFCEA Intelligence events to help you better forecast where you might want to use your intelligence marketing dollars,

 

AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum (Europe), September 20-21, 2012, Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium – tabletop exhibits and sponsorships

Fall Intelligence Symposium, October 24-25, 2012, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, VA – tabletop exhibits and sponsorships (limited opportunities remain)

 

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium, April 17-18, 2013 Defense Intelligence Analysis Center (DIAC), Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling, Washington, DC -- tabletop exhibits and sponsorships

 

US Navy Information Dominance Industry Day, May 8, 2013, TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA – sponsorships only

US Air Force ISR Industry Day, June 6,2013, TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA – sponsorships only

 

For more details on any of these events, please contact Tina Vicioso at 703-631-6250 or email.

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Intelligence Scholarships and Your Company

Is your company looking for a unique way to support the Intelligence Community and demonstrate goodwill at the same time?  Consider sponsoring an AFCEA Intelligence scholarship.  For a relatively modest investment you can help attract bright students into intelligence related studies and at the same time position your company as an Intelligence Community benefactor.  Each Intelligence Watch newsletter and each AFCEA Intelligence event spotlight the scholarship companies.  If you would like to join Battelle; CSC; Digital Realty; LinQuest Corporation; and Terremark Worldwide Inc., as an AFCEA Intelligence scholarship company, please contact Ms. Gretchen Eisenhower at 703-631-6219 or E-Mail for more details. 

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AFCEA Offers Intelligence Courses

AFCEA’s Professional Development Center offers a growing list of courses with specific interest to intelligence professionals.   All are taught in small classroom settings by experienced professionals.  Courses range from an overview of the Intelligence Community to an advanced look at intelligence concepts for cyber conflict.

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Follow AFCEA Intelligence on Twitter

You can follow AFCEA Intelligence on Twitter and get advance notices of upcoming events, deadlines, and other special announcements.  The sign-up is easy.

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AFCEA Blog Updates

Mazz-INT Blog:  October Surprises?

Since my last interaction with you just before the 4th of July quite a bit as transpired – most of it troubling to me – but the Olympics, the preseason debut of the Redskin’s RG III, and the Nationals pennant run, all seem to be acceptable diversions in the swelter of the dog days of July and August in DC. The most visceral and immediately painful events, of course, are the mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin perpetrated by troubled lone gunmen.  Both tragedies should be stark reminders to those involved with homeland security of the threat posed by “lone wolf” radicals looking to make some political point.  Of greater concern to me is a transnational terrorist group encouraging either would-be martyrs or disaffected individuals to conduct some type of “lone wolf terror campaign” geared at either interrupting our political processes or slowing our economic recovery.  Surely, there is more intelligence can do to identify potential “lone wolfs” to law enforcement before they strike – such as investigating when 6,000 rounds of ammunition are delivered to a one bedroom apartment… 

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Intelligence and Small Business Blog:  Using the Tools – Part 2

This is part 2 of a short series on tools you can use to increase your efficiency in hunting down targets and understanding your IC and Defense markets.  It would be a challenge to use all of these but without much trouble, you’ll find the right mix for you and your business.  Side Note:  understanding your core market is critical to solving problems in it, especially with technology and innovation.  Put yourself in the shoes of a defense or intelligence program manager: would you listen to someone trying to sell you something if she/he did not understand the larger context of your challenges?  Maybe yes, may no.  Good business developers are constantly trying to remove barriers to building relationships with clients and prospects.  Ignorance of your client’s world is an easy barrier to remove…

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Signal Magazine's Focus on Intelligence

Each month, Signal Magazine, AFCEA’s award-winning monthly journal, includes articles focused on topics of interest to intelligence professionals and companies that support the Intelligence Community.  Below is a sampling of current articles.

         

Securing Military Devices

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Host-Based Security System is evolving to handle today’s wide range and high number of cyber threats as well as to accommodate the prevalence of emerging mobile platforms. With a new contract in place, the experts who employ the system to keep networks safe will train more often in realistic scenarios, preparing them for attacks that would disrupt operations…

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WildCAT Prowls for Wireless Predators

A new technology aimed at finding unauthorized wireless devices on critical infrastructure networks could be fielded within a matter of months. Developed by the departments of Homeland Security and Defense, the system teams physical security forces and cybersecurity forces to enhance protection of the nation’s vital networks…

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New Model Sparks Safeguards to the Grid

A significant modernization effort underway across the national electric grid is seeking a balance between strong cybersecurity capabilities and affordable protections across the sector. To help the private industries that generate and transmit electrical power with their efforts to develop safeguards that correspond with new technologies, the U.S. departments of Energy and Homeland Security have issued a model of voluntary measures. ..

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Medicine Joins Disaster Response

Sharing medical information among public and private entities during emergency situations is entering a new age. A consortium of partners has laid the foundation for a national center that will develop protocols and methodology necessary to enhance current capabilities for handling crisis situations…

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AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit, non-lobbying membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence, and global security.  AFCEA supports local chapters and sponsors events worldwide, brings the solutions of industry to the requirements of government, publishes the award-winning SIGNAL Magazine, promotes education, and provides member benefits – all with the purpose of equipping our members to meet government’s challenges and to further their careers. AFCEA provides a common ground for learning that is unquestioned in its integrity and unequaled in the reach of its relationships.  Through the AFCEA Educational Foundation, AFCEA and its chapters distribute over $2 million dollars annually in scholarships and grants. More than 35,000 individual members and over 2,000 corporate members support AFCEA International for the same reason: We help them succeed and enable them to serve.  For more information or to join AFCEA, please visit our website: intel.afcea.org.


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