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CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Feb 16, 2013
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Annual Valentine's Gala Draws a Crowd

In February, the chapter hosted its 8th Annual Valentine’s Gala at the Marriott BWI location. Approximately 570 people attended and were seated in the ballroom. The welcome ceremony kicked off at 7:30 p.m., and in addition to the traditional tribute to prisoner of war/missing in action soldiers, the chapter led a special moment of silence for Gen. John E. Morrison, USAF (Ret.), who passed away in January at the age of 94. Gen. Morrison was known as “the singing general,” and he had graced the chapter for years singing the national anthem and other musical numbers, and blessing the attendees with his infectious presence. He will be missed. The chapter’s guest speaker, Rob Joyce, deputy director, Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), entertained the guests with a talk concerning the innovative technologies hitting the cellular market. On behalf of the director of the National Security Agency, the IAD is the focal point for cryptography, telecommunications system security and information systems security for all national security systems. That being said, the focal point of his talk, which was lined with humor, was keeping up with today’s technology while developing tools that ensure national security. After a delicious meal, the dancing began with the entertainment provided by Black Tie. It was truly an enjoyable evening.

Event Photographs:

At the chapter’s gala in February, Rob Joyce, deputy director, Information Assurance Directorate, discusses the innovative technologies hitting the cellular market.
At the chapter’s gala in February, Rob Joyce, deputy director, Information Assurance Directorate, discusses the innovative technologies hitting the cellular market.
Chapter volunteers work behind the scenes to put on the annual Valentine’s Gala in February, which attracted more than 570 attendees.
Chapter volunteers work behind the scenes to put on the annual Valentine’s Gala in February, which attracted more than 570 attendees.
In March, attendees hit the dance floor for the 8th Annual Valentine’s Gala.
In March, attendees hit the dance floor for the 8th Annual Valentine’s Gala.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Jennifer Stacey
410-782-8161

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