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SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Feb 06, 2014
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RVP Presents Specials Awards

Shannon Sullivan, AFCEA regional vice president, presented special AFCEA International awards to Dr. Tim Rudolph from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and to Dr. Gerard M. Exley from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, Rhode Island, in recognition of their innovation, initiative and technical leadership and significant contributions to advance the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy’s respectively command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems capabilities. This special award recognize those individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions and commitments to advancing the state of the art in communications, electronics and information technologies for C4I applications and increased capabilities. The chapter presented these special awards during a February luncheon with Rudolph as the key speaker. Rudolph, a senior level executive, is the systems planning, research, development and engineering level III technical adviser, Air Force Integrated Information Capabilities, AFLCMC, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He serves in a variety of capacities, including AFLCMC chief architect/chief technology officer (CTO), PEO C3I & Networks chief architect and CTO, and as the secretary of the Air Force-appointed Department of Defense Next Generation Air Transportation System chief architect. Rudolph works with senior technical representatives from the program executive offices across Air Force enterprise capabilities and with representatives from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, the Chief Management Officer and the Air Forces Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Chief Information Officer. As part of the AFLCMC Engineering Directorate, he leads a number of department, multiservice and multiagency initiatives. Exley is a nationally recognized authority on submarine communications and has had a number of technological breakthroughs throughout a career that spans more than 30 years. He has played a pivotal role in guiding the U.S. Submarine Force into the 21st century. Exley is the head of the Under Sea Warfare Electromagnetic Systems Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport and is the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Technical Authority on Submarine Communications. Rudolph spoke on “Moving to the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities.” He outlined the benefits and challenges of having the military use commercial cloud services going forward.

Event Photographs:

In February, Shannon Sullivan (l), AFCEA regional vice president, and Lee Rossetti (r), chapter president, present a special award to Eric S. Spigel on behalf of Dr. Gerard M. Exley from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
In February, Shannon Sullivan (l), AFCEA regional vice president, and Lee Rossetti (r), chapter president, present a special award to Eric S. Spigel on behalf of Dr. Gerard M. Exley from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.
Sullivan (r) and Rossetti (l) present a special award at the February meeting to Dr. Tim Rudolph from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
Sullivan (r) and Rossetti (l) present a special award at the February meeting to Dr. Tim Rudolph from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.
At the February chapter event, Rudolph speaks on “Moving to the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities.”
At the February chapter event, Rudolph speaks on “Moving to the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities.”

For more details regarding this event contact:
Timothy Cathcart
401 533-4744

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