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DAYTON-WRIGHT CHAPTER - December 2014

At the December Power Breakfast are (l-r) David Hart of event sponsor Segue Technologies and former chapter president; guest speaker Ramona Vikan of the Ahrens Consulting Group (TACG); and Claire Revelee and Brent Ahlers, the chapter's Young AFCEAN co-chairs. The chapter hosted its December Young AFCEAN Power Breakfast speaker series at First Watch. The speaker was Ramona Vikan of the Ahrens Consulting Group (TACG), who spoke about being a go-getter vs. go-giver. Claire Revalee, chapter co-chair, said more than 20 members attended the ongoing networking event. The event sponsor was Segue Technologies Inc.

LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER - December 2014

Steve Falcone, chapter president (r), presents a new corporate member certificate to Robin Nazarian of Microwave Components Inc. The chapter welcomed two new corporate members in December: Renaissance Electronics Corporation and Microwave Components Inc.

UNH SCREAMING EAGLES - December 2014

Chapter members surround Shannon Sullivan (c), AFCEA regional vice president, during his visit to the chapter in November. With the assistance of the Lexington-Concord chapter, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) stood up its Screaming Eagles chapter, officially recognized by AFCEA International in spring 2014. Evan Taylor, president, presides over the Screaming Eagles—named after its Air Force ROTC detachment mascot—comprised of Air Force ROTC cadets and civilian student members. In the fall, the chapter partnered with the UNH Military Youth and Family Program to assist with its Yellow Ribbon events. It also worked with children of New Hampshire Army National Guard members preparing for deployment and assembled dolls for its Hero Dolls (aka Give-a-Hug Dolls) program. Hero Dolls are camouflage-clad dolls with a clear window on the face inserted with a picture of the deployed parent. Whenever the kids are especially missing their parent(s), they can give a hug to the doll. In November, Shannon Sullivan, AFCEA regional vice president and Google executive, addressed the chapter, offering advice on effect ... READ MORE

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - December 2014

Col. Michael Jiru, USAF, senior materiel leader and chief of the Enterprise Logistics Systems Division, Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, speaks to Business Over Breakfast attendees in December about leadership. The chapter's Young AFCEAN Advisory Council (YAAC) hosted its final installment of the 2014 Business Over Breakfast series in December, bringing in guest speaker Col. Michael Jiru, USAF, senior materiel leader and chief of the Enterprise Logistics Systems Division, Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex. Col. Jiru shared his thoughts on leadership with a crowd of professionals from industry, military and government. He began the discussion by referencing his early years in the Air Force working at the Sacramento Air Logistics Center as a structure engineer for F-111 aircraft. During this first assignment, he learned the importance of the trust subordinates must have in a leader. Good leaders also know their personality traits, as determined through a Myers-Briggs test, Col. Jiru said. In addition, they listen to those with more experience and find senior mentors to look up to who can help enable growth and prosperous leadership. The colonel ... READ MORE

COVILHA STUDENT CHAPTER - December 2014

In December, aeronautical engineering student Diogo Sousa (2nd from r) receives the AFCEA Portugal Student Award from Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president (2nd from l), along with Fernando Moreira, Tecmic chairman of the board (far r), and Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT (Ret.), AFCEA director and regional vice president of the Atlantic Region. The chapter held a ceremony for the opening of the 2014-15 academic year in December at the aerospace sciences department of the University of Beira Interior, Covilha, Portugal. Several entities were represented in the ceremony, including AFCEA Portugal, NAV Portugal, the Portuguese Air Force, the Portuguese Order of Engineers, Instituto Superior Técnico and Tecmic. New students in aeronautical engineering were welcomed, and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president, along with Fernando Moreira, Tecmic's chairman of the board, honored Diogo Sousa with the AFCEA Portugal Student Award. The award recognizes the highest-ranked student in the previous year (licentiate's degree). Pedro Albuqerque, Ph.D. student and first vice president of the Covilha Student Club, promoted the group’s activities and invited new members to the club.

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER - December 2014

Thomas F. Gannon, Ph.D., professor of practice, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (l), receives a certificate of appreciation from Chapter President Lee Rossetti for his December presentation on architecture and design. Thomas F. Gannon, Ph.D., professor of practice, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was the guest speaker for the December chapter meeting. Gannon provided an overview and critique of systems engineering architecture development, design, trade-off study analysis and illustrations of associated architecture product views created as part of graduate coursework in systems engineering architecture and design using a real-world systems example. Gannon will help develop the chapter’s C4I Systems Engineering Certificate Program.

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER - December 2014

Dr. Tom Gannon from Worcester Polytechnic Institute presents a tutorial to chapter members in December. Thomas F. Gannon, Ph.D., professor of practice, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, provided a four-hour tutorial in December titled "Introduction to Concepts of Systems Engineering." He discussed systems engineering as a multifaceted discipline involving human, organizational and various technical variables that work together to create complex systems. This tutorial provided a brief introduction and overview of the methods and disciplines that systems engineers use to define, develop and deploy systems. Topics covered included: systems engineering as a discipline; structure of complex engineered systems; system environment, building blocks, interfaces and interactions; systems engineering models and standards; and systems engineering throughout the system life cycle.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - December 2014

Students from the Tuskegee Institute Middle School (TIMS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, along with Dr. Melvin Lowe, educational director for Macon County's Career and Technical Education Center (back row, far l); William Graham, TIMS principal (back row, 2nd from l); and March Knight, computer essentials teacher at TIMS (back row, 2nd from r), accept a Chapter Initiative Grant in December from Charisse Stokes, director of the chapter's Education Foundation (back row, far r). In December, the chapter's Education Foundation donated $18,408 in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related funding to the Macon County School System. Charisse Stokes, director of the chapter's Education Foundation, presented a $5,000 robotics donation and a $13,408 Chapter Initiative Grant to Macon County Schools during a presentation at Tuskegee Institute Middle School (TIMS). Students from TIMS' Future Business Leaders of America club as well as March Knight, computer essentials teacher at TIMS, William Graham, TIMS principal, and Dr. Melvin Lowe, educational director for Macon County's Career and Technical Education Center, attended the presentation. The robotics donation will support the 37-student Macon County robotics team, which plans to compete in the BEST Competition series, among other robotics competitions. The Chapter Initiative Grant will fund the purchase of new Dell computer systems and monitors as well as finance an upcoming STEM-driven compet ... READ MORE

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - December 2014

Team YAAC gathers before heading out into the Jingle Bell 5K run in December. In December, as part of the ongoing GET FIT Program, members of the chapter's Young AFCEAN Advisory Council (YAAC) "jingled" their way to the finish line in the 25th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Huntingdon College. Team YAAC, represented by military, industry and government participants, finished the 5K race strong. The YAACs were proud to participate in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk again this year in support of the Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for arthritis. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk was the final fitness event in Team YAAC’s 2014 GET FIT Program. The chapter YAAC is already planning future events as part of GET FIT 2015, including the Centerpoint Half-Marathon/5K in February, the Hyundai Half-Marathon in March and the Walk of Life supporting breast cancer awareness/research in April.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - December 2014

Charisse Stokes, director of the chapter's Education Foundation (l), inducts the 2015 chapter board members at the luncheon in December. In December, the chapter hosted a luncheon featuring guest speaker Col. Ronald Jobo, USAF, at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama. Col. Jobo, deputy program executive officer (PEO), Business and Enterprise Systems (BES), spoke to a full house of military, industry and government personnel on the topic "State of the BES." Col. Jobo emphasized the crucial role of the BES in sustaining and managing more than 165 U.S. Air Force applications and centered his discussion around the potential new mantra for the PEO BES: "Without the PEO BES, the USAF will grind to a halt." He also briefly discussed BES priorities for 2015, dividing them into three subgroups: programmatic, strategic and technical. Col. Jobo mentioned that Robert Shofner, USAF, PEO BES, is heavily involved in the Secretary of the Air Force's "Bending the Cost Curve" initiative regarding Air Force spending on information technology. He mentioned a strong push for one information technology infrastructure across the D ... READ MORE

SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER - December 2014

At the December Air Force ROTC Detachment 045 Fall Dining-Out, Bob Moorhead (l), chapter president, and Bob Landgraf, former regional vice president (c), present Steven Wong a scholarship check and certificate. In December, the chapter awarded two scholarships to deserving cadets enrolled in the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) program at San Jose State University. The scholarships, presented to Henry Salazar and Steven Wong, totaled $1,000 for use toward tuition, books or other college expenses. Bob Moorhead, chapter president, and Bob Landgraf, former regional vice president, presented the awards during the AFROTC Detachment 045 Fall Dining-Out. The Fall Dining-Out is the cadet wing's formal event of the school year where more than 175 cadets, alumni, community partners, friends and family celebrate the achievements of the semester. The guest speaker, Col. Matthew Lupone, USAF, commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Sunnyvale, California, spoke to the cadet wing about leadership characteristics necessary to be effective on active duty.

PORTUGAL CHAPTER - December 2014

In December, Capt. Mário Simões Marques, PRT (N) (2nd from l), receives the Medal of Merit Award from Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo (2nd from r), AFCEA director and regional vice president of the Atlantic Region, along with Vice Adm. António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, PON (far r), the Portuguese Navy's materiel superintendent, and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president. Chapter member Capt. Mário Simões Marques, PRT (N), won the AFCEA Medal of Merit Award 2014, which recognizes his commitment and dedicated service to the association and a professional level of excellence as a military member, an industry-defense facilitator and a C4I researcher and developer. In December, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT (Ret.), AFCEA director and regional vice president of the Atlantic Region, presented this award along with Vice Adm. António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, PON, the Portuguese Navy's materiel superintendent, and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT NA (Ret.), chapter president.

LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER - December 2014

Maj. Gen. Craig Olson, USAF, program executive officer for C3I and Networks, addresses guests at the chapter's December social. The chapter hosted its annual December holiday party for members and guests at the Hanscom Air Force Base Minuteman Commons. Maj. Kate Stowe, USAF, vice president, Young AFCEANs, acted as master of ceremonies, welcoming distinguished guests and narrating presentation of the chapter's Unsung Hero awards, which recognize the outstanding contributions that recipients made to their respective organizations during 2014. Steve Falcone, chapter president, joined Maj. Gen. Craig Olson, USAF, program executive officer (PEO) for C3I and Networks; Scott Kiser, director of contracting, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC); Col. Dale VanDusen, USAF, deputy leader, battle management director; Col. Michael Vogel, USAF, commander, 66th Air Base Group; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jesse Boyd, representing the Massachusetts National Guard, in congratulating the awardees. Honorees included Claire Delrle, AFLCMC/PKXB; Debbie Powers, 66th Air Base Group; Patsy Rawnsley, AFLCMC/HNJ; Ray Boucher ... READ MORE

ARGENTINA CHAPTER - December 2014

Attendees listen to speakers during the first day of the chapter's professional development course The chapter sponsored the professional development course "Digital TV and Telecommunications" in December at Military Circle in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Engineers Luis Valle and Claudia Cardama coordinated distinguished speakers who exchanged views and experiences on the roles to be fulfilled by the state, companies, institutions and the university in the operation of new mobile services and digital TV platforms. Among the topics presented were "Spectrum Auction for 3G and 4G"; "Service Advanced 4G Mobile Communications (SCMA)"; "Regulation Mobile Virtual Network Operator OMV"; "National Plan for Digital Communication Services"; "National Standard for Digital Terrestrial TV Service Open"; "Argentina Connected"; "Networks Provincial"; "Over-the-Top OTT"; and "Digital Cinema." The event attracted 20 speakers and 55 attendees.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - November 2014

Master Sgt. Cheryl Chowning, USAF, finishes the Turkey Burner 5K strong in November. In November, the chapter's Young AFCEANs participated in the 14th annual Turkey Burner 5K as part of their Get Fit program. Team YAAC was proud to be a part of this charitable run that supports the Montgomery Area Food Bank by collecting donations of canned goods from race participants to help feed those in need in the community. The run took place in Montgomery, Alabama, and all members of Team YAAC finished the race strong. Team YAAC runs/walks in the Turkey Burner annually and boasted an impressive team this year consisting of 18 participants. Team YAAC is already looking ahead to form teams for upcoming local races, including the Jingle Bell Run in December and the Hyundai Half-Marathon/5K runs in March 2015.

KAISERSLAUTERN CHAPTER - November 2014

Students from the CyberPatriot team at Ramstein High School in Germany receive new laptops thanks to the support of chapter sponsor CDW-G. Thanks to CDW-G, a chapter sponsor, the first-year CyberPatriot team at Ramstein High School in Germany has four new laptops to use in its upcoming annual competition. The students will get hands-on networking experience while developing coding and server programming techniques that would not be otherwise allowed on their school computers or network. They work with local mentors for five hours a week and eight hours one Saturday a month to train for the CyberPatriot challenge, which culminates with state, regional and national finals each year.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - November 2014

The Prattville Girl Scouts Robotics team proudly accepts a donation from Charisse Stokes (far r), director of the chapter's Education Foundation, in November. In November, the chapter's Education Foundation provided a robotics donation valued at $800 to the Prattville Girl Scouts Robotics Club in Prattville, Alabama. The Girl Scout troop is currently building a robot named Victor in preparation for upcoming competitions in Athens, Georgia, and Huntsville, Alabama. The troop is led by Laura Puranen and consists of seven girls who make time after a full day at school to dedicate to tailoring and upgrading Victor. The chapter's Education Foundation is proud to support this bright group of girls and looks forward to watching their continued success as they pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) interests.

WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER - November 2014

Randall Conway, director, C4 and Information Infrastructure, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense, speaks at the chapter's November Mobile Technology Summit. The chapter's Mobile Working Group Steering Committee sponsored the fourth Annual Mobile Technology Summit in November, which focused on tactical applications and policy affecting the mobile industry. The theme of the summit was "Mobility from the Battlespace to Serving the Homeland." The summit featured keynote and breakout panel discussions from government and industry leaders in the mobile technology space. Topics included cybersecurity, emerging technology, wearable mobile technologies, small business innovation and more. This year's summit was unique because it was laser-focused on government-approved, mission-critical aspects of mobility. Unlike consumer-centric mobile conferences, this summit largely engaged attendees in areas ranging from command and control, common operational picture, flight-line operations and inspections, sniper and anti-sniper applications and battlefield triage. The summit also had an Innovation Jam featuring developers showcasing their latest mobile s ... READ MORE

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - November 2014

Members of industry and military network during the membership mixer in November. In November, the chapter hosted its annual membership mixer at local venue the Alley Bar in Montgomery, Alabama. The event drew a full house of local and visiting members of industry, government and military personnel, many of whom were in town to attend a vendor exchange forum event at Gunter Annex earlier that day. The mixer provided a prime opportunity for various AFCEA members from across the country to network and served as a great learning experience for nonmembers who were looking to join the organization. Mixer guests had the opportunity to network not only with each other, but also with various leaders from Gunter Annex, including Robert Shofner, program executive officer (PEO) for Business and Enterprise Systems (BES); Col. Ronald Jobo, USAF, deputy PEO, BES; Richard Lombardi, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition); and Randall D. Culpepper, PEO, Combat and Mission Support. Overall, the evening was a success, and the chapter looks forward to wo ... READ MORE

ARKLATEX CHAPTER - November 2014

Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, USAF (r), accepts the chapter coin from Chapter Executive Vice President Kevin Smith at the November luncheon. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Richard M. Clark, USAF, gave an inspiring talk at the chapter's general membership luncheon in November in Bossier City, Louisiana, about how commitment is being applied by members of AFGSC. Clark outlined commitment as three steps: 1) proclamation, 2) action and 3) long-term achievement. Clark said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's statement in November that "Our nuclear deterrent plays a critical role in ensuring U.S. national security, and it’s DOD’s highest priority mission" was the proclamation of AFGSC's commitment. Clark said AFGSC is currently in the "action" phase, creating new ways to recognize service members to build morale and implementing suggestions solicited from lower-ranked officers about how to improve Global Strike Command's operations. Clark said AFGSC is seeing positive results already during this action phase, and turning the new culture into AFGSC philosophy will make the command's long-term ac ... READ MORE

HAWAII CHAPTER - November 2014

Chapter President Cory Lindo (l) congratulates November luncheon speaker Andy Bonillo, Verizon's director of cybersecurity and public safety. The chapter welcomed November keynote speaker Andy Bonillo, director of cybersecurity and public safety for Verizon's Public Policy, Law and Security organization. He briefed the chapter on the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), which finds that 92 percent of cyber threats can be categorized into nine basic attack patterns. (Download the full report at www.verizonenterprise.com/dbir.) The chapter also recognized deserving award winners. Senior government leader for October was Senior Master Sgt. John Rodriguez, USAF, cyber operations superintendent, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). AFCEA Students of the Month were Marc Ramirez, Waipahu High School, and Joseph Hinz, Maryknoll School. Executive of the Month was Jason Flick, account executive at Aerotek. Young AFCEAN of the Month was Kristen Kawabata, account manager at TEKsystems. AFCEAN of the Month was Master Sgt. Dan Carvalho, USA (Ret.), chapter founding member. Senior Government Leader of the Month was Rear Adm. Nancy No ... READ MORE

WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER - November 2014

Panelists at the chapter's November luncheon include (l-r) moderator Marcus Sachs, vice president, National Security Policy, Verizon; Rear Adm. Kevin E. Lunday, USCG, J-7 director, Exercises and Training, U.S. Cyber Command; Brig. Gen. (retired) Gregory Touhill, USAF, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity operations and programs, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security; and Jeremy Strozer, international security expert and member of the technical staff, CERT Insider Threat Center Software Engineering Program, Carnegie Mellon University.
The chapter sponsored a luncheon in November at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. The event featured a panel of leaders discussing the wide, diverse implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and the impact on government and industry. Additional topics included emerging trends in certification and accreditation and the parenthetical protection profiles. Panelists also discussed challenges in ramping up the cybersecurity workforce and the widely acclaimed Department of Homeland Security Cyber Weather Map's Common Operational Picture. The chapter's monthly luncheon series draws between 350 to 400 senior officers and information technology professionals from across the Department of Defense, armed services and intelligence and civilian agencies to discuss topics of interest to the government information technology community, ranging from information technology networks to mobility to cybersecurity to UAS/sensors.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - November 2014

Supported by the chapter's Education Foundation, Wetumpka High School's robotics team In November, chapter members witnessed the results of one of their long-term Education Foundation sponsorships: The Wetumpka High School Robotics Team conducted a demo sales pitch for their newest robot, NERD Runner 3.0, to the Montgomery Industry Partners group in Montgomery, Alabama. Experienced business professionals critiqued the students and provided invaluable feedback in the areas of marketing, planning, promotion, digital model construction and professionalism regarding their sales pitch in preparation for the upcoming South's BEST Robotics Competition. The team, led by Dr. Virginia Vilardi, recently placed first overall in the War Eagle BEST Robotics Competition. The "SteAm Machine," as the team is referred to, is looking to bring strong competition to South's BEST in December. The Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Education Foundation has continuously supported the hard-working robotics team over the years, most recently with a $5,000 donation to fund essential equipment and other ... READ MORE

TIDEWATER CHAPTER - November 2014

Chapter President Col. Rick Folks, USAF (l), presents Maj. Gen. William Hix, USA, deputy director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the chapter polo shirt at the November luncheon. The chapter hosted a luncheon in November with guest speaker Maj. Gen. William Hix, USA, deputy director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Eustis, Virginia. Gen. Hix relayed an interesting fact that post-Iraqi transformation of the military did not start in Washington, but in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area with Air Combat Command, TRADOC and U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He also highlighted the Army’s multiservice roles and unique missions associated with putting "boots on the ground." Gen. Hix spoke about the dynamic changes that have occurred with the recent growth of nonstate actors (the Islamic State group, al-Qaida, etc.) and the impact that technology advancements have on maintaining global stability. With the advent of social media, revolutions can ignite very quickly, but resolution is a long process. In this redefined operating environment, success depends heavily on globally integrated operations, integration of m ... READ MORE

PORTUGAL CHAPTER - November 2014

Dr. Hugo Rocha (r), M2C project manager in Portugal, receives a corporate membership certificate from Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT (Ret.), chapter chairman, AFCEA director and regional vice president, Atlantic Region, in November.
In November, Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT (Ret.), chapter chairman, AFCEA director and regional vice president for the Atlantic area, presented Dr. Hugo Rocha, M2C project manager, with a corporate membership certificate.

NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER - November 2014

Chapter President Paul Reimers thanks Kimrey Rhinehardt, vice president for federal relations for the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, who spoke at the chapter's November luncheon about the growing relationship between the armed forces and UNC. The chapter welcomed Kimrey Rhinehardt, vice president for federal relations for the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, at its November luncheon. Rhinehardt described the growing relationship UNC has with the armed forces and its commitment to providing useful solutions through an exchange of information and ideas. The partnership has already paid dividends through the National Security Fellowship Program. Rhinehardt emphasized the importance of providing in-state tuition to veterans who should not be penalized for living on post while serving their country.

DAYTON-WRIGHT CHAPTER - November 2014

Col. Gregory Schnulo, USAF, commander of the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio, speaks to November luncheon attendees on mission work between Wright-Patterson Air Force and Springfield Air National Guard bases. The chapter hosted Col. Gregory Schnulo, USAF, commander of the 178th Fighter Wing, Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio, at its November luncheon. As commander, he leads the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. The Guard base lost its F-16 fighter mission in 2010 and changed over to intelligence missions in 2013. Detachment 3 of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Honor Guard presented the colors before the luncheon. The luncheon raffle for the chapter's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarship fund raised $250. Chapter President Linda Skinner made a call for 2015 chapter officer nominations. The luncheon's corporate sponsors were AT&T, CSC, Evanhoe and Associates, Northrop Grumman, Peerless Technologies and Segue Technologies.

HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER - November 2014

Rear Adm. Kathy Creighton, USN, chief of staff, Task Force Cyber Awakening, addresses a sold-out November chapter luncheon in Norfolk, Virginia.  Rear Adm. Kathy Creighton, USN, chief of staff, Task Force Cyber Awakening, addressed a sold-out November chapter luncheon in Norfolk, Virginia.

PALMETTO CHAPTER - November 2014

Former Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, USAF (Ret.), communicates the challenges of growing cyber threats to attendees at the chapter's fall luncheon in November. Former Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, USAF (Ret.), spoke to attendees at the chapter's fall luncheon in November at the Carolina Skies Club, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. His speech focused on cyber warfare and the asymmetric threat and how industry is adapting with respect to critical infrastructure protection. The event also featured an Oculus Rift demonstration courtesy of U.S. Air Forces Central Command A6O. Among those in attendance were Col. Stamatis Smeltz, USAF, director of communications, U.S. Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT); Lt. Col. Stew Newton, commander, University of South Carolina Air Force ROTC; and Lt. Col. David McCoy, USAF, 20th Communications Squadron commander.

NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER - November 2014

The chapter team lines up the next shot during the Veterans Day Semiannual AFCEA Scholarship Golf Tournament in November. Twice a year, the chapter hosts a golf tournament to provide members and friends the opportunity to connect during a day of spirited competition that supports the chapter's scholarships and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grants. The chapter thanks sponsors and participants for making the fall Veterans Day tournament a success.

ABERDEEN CHAPTER - November 2014

At the Young AFCEANs' run/walk for STEM in November, Gary Martin, deputy to the commanding general at U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) (r), and Demetrios Chirgott, event chair (l), present first-place finisher and Young AFCEAN John Schaffer with an award.  The chapter's Young AFCEANs hosted their third annual 5K run and 1-mile walk in November at the Ma and Pa Trail in Bel Air, Maryland. The event was the group's largest fundraiser of 2014, raising $5,000 in sponsorships that will directly benefit science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Harford County. The proceeds will aid Edgewood Middle School's FIRST Lego League (FLL), allowing teams of students to independently research, design and program robots for the FLL competition. The 5K race began with opening words from Edgewood Middle School principal Patrice Brown. Gary Martin, deputy to the commanding general at U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), participated in the race and shared closing remarks during a post-race award ceremony.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CHAPTER - November 2014

Women in NOVA's November networking social drew more than 50 women and men from government and industry. Women in NOVA (WIN) held its third annual networking social in November. Special guests Nancy J. Harned, executive director, strategic planning and program planning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), and Cindy Moran, director of network services, Defense Information Systems Agency, made brief comments and spent the remainder of the evening networking with individuals in attendance. It was a dynamic evening of networking with more than 50 women and men from government and industry.

MONTGOMERY CHAPTER - November 2014

Christopher Royal, IT Academy instructor (r), presents Charisse Stokes, the chapter's Education Foundation director (l), with a certificate of appreciation for speaking at the IT Academy Open House in November. In November, Lee High School's IT Academy hosted its annual open house event and featured guest speaker Charisse Stokes, the chapter's Education Foundation director, to discuss the benefits and path to pursuing a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree/career. The event took place at Lee High School and kicked off with a formal dinner immediately followed by student speeches and a presentation by Stokes. Stokes spoke to the audience of current and prospective students and their parents regarding the benefits of a career in STEM. She emphasized to students the importance of hard work, tenacity and practice to achieve success in life. Stokes encouraged students to fully utilize the opportunities presented to them through the IT Academy, in the forms of various certifications they can obtain and more, to set them on an advanced track to a successful future upon high school graduation. Students and parents were receptive to Stokes' motivating presentation. During ... READ MORE

SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER - November 2014

Col. Glenn Kesselman, USA (Ret.), of Hub City Media Inc. opens the November chapter meeting with his presentation on social media, privacy and operational security. In November, the chapter teamed up with the 63rd Regional Support Command in Mountain View, California, to host a panel discussion on the topic of privacy and operational security concerns surrounding the use of social media. Col. Glenn Kesselman, USA (Ret.), of Hub City Media Inc. opened the meeting with a World War II-era graphic stating, "A careless word—a needless sinking," and went on to explain why we may be sharing too much information and completely unaware of how accessible our data is to the public. Kesselman provided an overview of the different types of social media sites: for example, media sharing, microblogging, social news and social networking. He completed his presentation by focusing on the most pervasive social media sites—Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter—and how general users need to understand the privacy settings of each site and determine what level of information they are comfortable with being available publically. The panel discussion also included Col. Char ... READ MORE

ALASKA CHAPTER - November 2014

Noel Janda of DSI outlines Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPONs) to the chapter at the November luncheon. Chapter President Dave Elder kicked off the November chapter luncheon with a quick announcement: The Fairbanks-area military and corporate community is in the process of chartering and establishing the Interior Alaska Chapter. Followed by this exciting news, the guest speaker for the luncheon, Noel Janda of DSI, gave an overview of the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Optical LAN, which is primarily used as a carrier service for the last mile, delivering to homes and offices. GPON is military grade, Joint Interoperability Test Command tested, Defense Department approved, outdoor hardened and allows for rapid deployment. While existing infrastructure can be utilized, new installations use less infrastructure, less air conditioning and less electricity. It can give the look and feel of a LAN, but with advanced security and centralized management. In support of green building technology, a large installation will lower capital costs up to 70 percent, require up to 80 percent less ... READ MORE


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