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SILICON BAYOU CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 11, 2013
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Chapter Hosts Military IT Day

The chapter held its annual Military IT Day at the New Orleans Federal City Auditorium in April. The keynote speaker was Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.), who spoke on “The Price of Leadership.” In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when chaos took over the Gulf Coast and the city of New Orleans, it was Gen. Honoré who stepped in to restore hope and order. In his keynote address, Gen. Honoré challenged leaders to do the routine things well, to not be afraid to take on the impossible and to not be afraid to act in the face of criticism. He challenged industry leaders to solve national issues like disruption of electrical power, clean water and safe food production. Mark Krause, speaking on Navy Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Information Technology Programs, opened the conference. Krause is responsible for SPAWAR’s support of the Department of Veterans Affairs. George Budz, director of business operations for the 81st Contracting Squadron, spoke on “Doing Business with Keesler Air Force Base,” and Jim Walker spoke on the NASA Shared Services Center at Stennis Space Center, where he is deputy chief information officer. Mike Warlick, AFCEA vice president of regional and chapter outreach and operations, presented “Why AFCEA.” Following the Military IT Day, the chapter hosted a golf tournament fundraiser, proceeds of which will be used for STEM scholarships and support of the local New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy High School.

Event Photographs:

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) (l), guest speaker at the chapter’s April Military IT Day, presents a signed copy of his book “Leadership in the New Normal” to Mike Waters, chapter executive vice president.
Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) (l), guest speaker at the chapter’s April Military IT Day, presents a signed copy of his book “Leadership in the New Normal” to Mike Waters, chapter executive vice president.
George Budz, director of business operations, 81st Contracting Squadron, provides an overview of “Contracting and Doing Business with the Air Force via NETCENTS” to attendees at the 2013 Military IT Day in New Orleans in April.
George Budz, director of business operations, 81st Contracting Squadron, provides an overview of “Contracting and Doing Business with the Air Force via NETCENTS” to attendees at the 2013 Military IT Day in New Orleans in April.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Michael K Waters
504-621-7243

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