Association Feature

February 2009
By Charlotte Adams

 
Then-Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff gives a keynote address at the AFCEA Solutions Cyberspace conference, held in Washington, D.C., in December.
The digital realm may host key battles in coming conflicts.

January 2009
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Lt. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, cites the need for greater understanding of networks in his keynote address at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2008.
Almost any potential issue with networking or interoperability emerges in the vast area.

January 2009
By Rita Boland

 
Keynote speaker Vice Adm. Emil Lyutskanov, BU N, first deputy chief
of the general staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces (l), addresses the audience at TechNet Europe 2008 as AFCEA Europe General Manager Cmdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.), listens.
NATO members and others mingle to put forth ideas on partnering and removing barriers to collaboration.

November 2008
By Charlotte Adams

 
John Grimes, the assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and Defense Department chief information officer, gives the opening address at the AFCEA Solutions Series’ Information Assurance conference.
Too many hazards, too many vulnerabilities, too valuable a target.

November 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman and Rita Boland

 
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA, U.S. Army chief information officer (CIO)/G-6, kicks off LandWarNet 2008.
Major communications elements deal with budgetary, cultural and technological issues.

September 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

 
“This enemy is not going to go away any time soon.”
—Gen. James N. Mattis, USMC, commander, JFCOM, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander   Transformation
Emphasis on fighting terrorists’ asymmetric tactics leaves services less prepared to fight conventional warfare.

September 2008
By Charlotte Adams

 
Bob Lentz, deputy assistant secretary of defense for information and identity assurance, emphasizes its importance to all information technology activities while speaking at AFCEA’s Solutions Series conference on identity assurance.
The need for assuring identity is clear, but the path to achieving it is not.

July 2008
By Beverly P. Mowery

The need to share and the need to secure are not in competition.

Cultural changes in the U.S. Defense Department are bringing people out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to take advantage of technology opportunities happening around them. The movement toward a service-oriented world is challenging the systems mentality and is leading to a collaboration and information sharing environment that is more agile and responsive.

May 2008
By Charlotte Adams

 
Vice Adm. Nancy Brown, USN, J-6, the Joint Staff, gives a plenary address at the AFCEA Solutions series forum covering information sharing.
The devil is in the details as assets and liabilities are weighed.

April 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses the broad-based approach that is needed to fight terrorism at West 2008.
Adversaries are finding common ground in purpose and tactics.

March 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

Transparent asset garners attention from top down and bottom up.

January 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

January 2008
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Lt. Gen Daniel P. Leaf, USAF, deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, describes Asia-Pacific challenges amid the Global War on Terrorism to the audience at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2007.
Multilevel security, seamless interoperability top wish lists.

“We are at war.”        

December 2007
By Cdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.)

Alliance members juggle interoperability, new missions.

Simulation and training, technology transfer and unconventional warfare were just a few of the topics discussed by a star-studded series of speakers representing some of the highest ranking officers from NATO countries. These leaders spoke at Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT’s) annual Industry Day 2007 (ID-07), held September 26-27 in Warsaw, Poland. For the fourth consecutive year, AFCEA International’s European office was responsible for administering the two-day event.

November 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

 
Secretary of the Army Peter Geren warns against information overload in his address at LandWarNet 2007.
Fast-changing technologies open eyes to possibilities, yet provide no clear path.

September 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

 
“It took us over two years to figure out how to share data with Australia and the U.K., and we still haven’t figured out how to share it with other members of the coalition.”
—Gen. John P. Abizaid, USA (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Central Command
Terrorists’ adaptability compels allies to let go of the old and grab on to the new.

August 2007
By Cdre. Robert Howell, RN (Ret.)

 
Dag Wilhelmsen, director of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control (C3) Agency, discusses how commercial interoperability standards are Web-focused under the umbrella of the NATO Network Enabled Capability.
Military, industry experts review alliance Internet thrust.

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