October 1, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

New common goals open doors for more efficient approaches to information sharing.

Technological and cultural barriers are falling away as intelligence community organizations strive to establish a collaborative environment for sharing vital information. This thrust may be a case of an urgent need overcoming traditional obstacles as onetime rival groups embrace cooperation with the goal of building a synergistic information realm.

August 15, 2013

The AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum takes place at the Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium, December 10-11. This unclassified conference features keynote speakers Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive officer and chairman, Kaspersky Lab; Maciej Popowski, deputy secretary general, European External Action Service, European Union; and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary general and smart defense envoy, U.S. mission to NATO. Registration is now available online.

May 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

Government economics experts agree that sequestration is not—and probably never was—a threat or hard stop to force Congress to approve a federal budget. Instead, senators and representatives intended for the hammer to fall, so they could reduce federal spending yet go back to their constituents with clean hands and say, “It wasn’t me.”

May 15, 2013

Planning for the AFCEA Intelligence symposium has begun, and it’s time to get with the program. This event, which has sold out every year for the past 18 years, is titled “Decision Advantage in a Changing World” and will feature discussions about issues that could define the security environment for the next 20 years. Based on the National Intelligence Council’s “Global Trends 2030” paper, speakers will present their insights about the steps the intelligence community must take within the next decade to remain relevant in a rapidly changing environment.

May 15, 2013

AFCEA International and the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) are sponsoring a national intelligence writing contest (NIWC) that offers a top prize of $3,000 and a three-year membership in both organizations. Essays must address the topic “Pivoting from the Middle East to the Pacific—Implications for Achieving a Balance in Intelligence.” The deadline for entries is June 30, 2013.

April 15, 2013

The 2013 Air Force ISR Industry Day scheduled for June 21, 2013, at the TASC Heritage Conference Center will now take place on October 31, 2013, at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Virginia.

Those who are signed up will remain registered for the new date, or we gladly will issue you a refund. Everyone considering attending who has not registered should do so immediately because these events sell out.

April 15, 2013

As part of the association’s outreach to increase the number of young members, the AFCEA Intelligence Department features the Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC). The group comprises approximately 50 members under the age of 40 that all work in intelligence-related positions in the government or in the private sector.