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LOS ANGELES CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 15, 2014
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Luncheon Features Speaker and Awards

Cordell DeLaPena, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, and director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, spoke at the chapterís May luncheon. He is the primary advisor to the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space for weapon system management, acquisition, integration and analysis. He develops and deploys policies, strategies, processes and tools for these functions across the Space and Missile Systems Center. He is responsible for the training and equipping of more than 900 military and civilian program managers, executing $8 billion annually. They develop, acquire, field and sustain systems in the areas of space superiority, space support, force application and space force enhancement. DeLaPena discussed the challenge that exists to reduce the time of the procurement cycle. Process improvements are being assessed, and he indicated that they need industry support to improve the overall timeline.

Event Photographs:

Adam Feingold, chapter vice president of programs (l) and Steve Quilici, chapter president (r) with May luncheon speaker Cordell DeLaPena, director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Adam Feingold, chapter vice president of programs (l) and Steve Quilici, chapter president (r) with May luncheon speaker Cordell DeLaPena, director, Program Management and Integration Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.
In May, Steve Scott, chapter vice president (l) and Quilici (r) congratulate DC Palter, president of Apposite Technologies, on becoming the newest AFCEA corporate member in the chapter. Apposite provides high-speed, high-precision network emulators to military and commercial clients.
In May, Steve Scott, chapter vice president (l) and Quilici (r) congratulate DC Palter, president of Apposite Technologies, on becoming the newest AFCEA corporate member in the chapter. Apposite provides high-speed, high-precision network emulators to military and commercial clients.
Scott (l) and Quilici (r) celebrate Ahmed Rafi becoming the Los Angeles chapterís newest AFCEA Life Member. Rafi spoke at the May membership luncheon of his pleasure and honor at becoming an AFCEA Life Member.
Scott (l) and Quilici (r) celebrate Ahmed Rafi becoming the Los Angeles chapterís newest AFCEA Life Member. Rafi spoke at the May membership luncheon of his pleasure and honor at becoming an AFCEA Life Member.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Bill Simon
310-559-7456

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