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ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jan 17, 2013
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General Discusses Joint Information Environment

The chapter hosted a luncheon in January at the Peterson Air Force Base Officers Club featuring guest speaker Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Wooton, USAF, director, communications and information, Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Col. Philip Platt, USAF (Ret.), chapter president, presided over the event. During his presentation, Gen. Wooten emphasized the challenges and the dichotomies the concept of the Joint Information Environment (JIE) migration presents to the lead command, AFSPC. He noted that in implementing the "jointness," he has concerns that the air component must retain the necessary tools to complete its mission. He next reminded the audience that we must smartly integrate the JIE under shrinking budgets, and we need to tackle what's hard now as there are repercussions to only implementing the easy fixes first. The general then indicated that his number one priority is the Air Force's migration of the Active Directory and Exchange. He also mentioned that we need to take a hard look at the annual $500 million long haul communications bill, as he believes there are some government savings to be had in that venue. Following the presentation, Gen. Wooten answered several questions from the audience.

Event Photographs:

Col. Philip Platt, USAF (Ret.) (l), chapter president, thanks Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Wooton, USAF, director, communications and information, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, for his luncheon presentation in January.
Col. Philip Platt, USAF (Ret.) (l), chapter president, thanks Brig. Gen. Kevin B. Wooton, USAF, director, communications and information, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, for his luncheon presentation in January.
In January, Gen. Wooten discusses the challenges the Joint Information Environment migration presents to the implementing Air Force Space Command.
In January, Gen. Wooten discusses the challenges the Joint Information Environment migration presents to the implementing Air Force Space Command.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Mikel J Jennings
7192109351

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