SIGNAL Connections June 2013

June 17, 2013

In one of the latest additions to the SIGNAL Online Resource Library, RTI, a real-time infrastructure software company, shares its expertise about achieving interoperability in the realm of licensing and pricing policies for key system software. The white paper describes a new infrastructure community model that facilitates the development, integration and evolution of fully interoperable systems.

June 17, 2013

Current and potential AFCEA International corporate members can now take advantage of new pricing for three-year corporate memberships. Companies that join or renew at the three-year level receive the third year free. This offer saves organizations hundreds and even thousands of dollars yet still provides complete membership benefits.

For example, during this corporate member appreciation promotion, a small business renewing a three-year membership can save $300 over the already discounted renewal rate, and a sustaining member can save more than $2,900.

June 17, 2013

Beginning this fall, AFCEA International will offer a professional-to-professional mentorship program titled The Mentoring Continuum. The initial steps of this membership benefit will take place at a lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, Tysons II, Vienna, Virginia, on July 10, during a panel discussion about the benefits of mentoring programs to industry . Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Government Solutions and Renny DiPentima, former president and chief executive officer, SRA International, will lead the discussion.

June 17, 2013

Lt. Gen. John Dubia, USA (Ret.), will be retiring from his current post as AFCEA International’s executive vice president, defense, effective September 30.

Gen. Dubia has served his nation proudly for more than half a century. He had an exceptionally dedicated and impactful career in the U.S. Army, with command and staff assignments at every level in the artillery and developmental roles in personnel, which culminated with Gen. Dubia as a three-star general and director of the Army Staff.

June 17, 2013

At the AFCEA International Cyber Symposium on June 25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, AFCEA will announce an agreement with the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute to provide a comprehensive online cybersecurity training program.

Based on the U.S. federal government FedVTE, STEPfwd includes access to 34 cybersecurity courses, many of which serve as preparation for key cybersecurity certifications in support of DoD 8570.01-M requirements.

June 17, 2013
By Max Cacas

He may be officially retired from his career in business development, but for Steve Kelley, AFCEA International regional vice president for Virginia, retirement hardly means a lifestyle of serene relaxation.

“I retired in June 2011 after a 37-year career in strategic business development, information technology project and program development/management, and sales/marketing of products and services to the Defense Department,” he says, adding that, “more than 30 of those years were spent with Unisys Corporation.” In the last two years, he has been serving as a part-time strategic consultant for Information Security Solutions LLC.

June 17, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

Current and former military leaders are used to following orders. “Take that hill,” or “Secure that village,” followed by “Yes, sir!” (or ma’am). It is what they’ve done all of their lives. Now, the order is “Reduce that budget,” so of course their response has been “Yes, Congress!” But as the military responds to this order to crunch the numbers, it is now explaining to political leaders that there is an unexpected role reversal they must accept. So, U.S. representatives and senators better pay close attention to what they’re saying.