Justify Your Participation


Event Description and Objective

The overall theme of TechNet Augusta 2013 is “Modernizing for Network 2020 and Beyond:  Empower, Connect, Dominate!”  The overall focus is on Army ground forces, including Joint component interface, other Department of Defense Organizations, Inter-Agency, Industry, and Academia.  Presentations, panels, and track sessions will highlight empowerment of Soldiers on the battlefield through training, different methodologies for connecting through enhanced technology, and command and control functions to enable the U.S. Armed Forces to dominate the battlefield.  Government, industry, and academia speakers will address a broad range of topics and focus on the importance of the network, security issues, and training to enable operational forces to modernize and be ready to meet emerging challenges in 2020 and beyond.

TechNet Augusta registration for active duty military and civilian government is free.


AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.


Event Attendance Guidelines for Government and Military Employees

Due to sequestration and our desire to help enable Government and Military Employee participation, AFCEA International has updated its event attendance guidelines.  It is the opinion of AFCEA International that in accordance with 5 CFR 2635.203(b)(4), all Government employees (including military personnel) may attend this event at no cost and may accept meals and refreshments available to all Government employees at a nominal charge.  This opinion is based on the fact that the conference is open to all Federal employees with an interest in the subject matter.

Employees who wish to attend this conference should seek approval from their supervisor or ethics counselor and ensure that free attendance and nominal meal charges at this conference have been approved.


Government/Military/Federally Reimbursed Contractors
(includes access to plenary sessions, tracks, engagement theater, exhibit floor for three days, morning breaks, and technology reception on exhibit floor; meals available for separate purchase)
Industry AFCEA Members**
(includes access to plenary sessions, tracks, engagement theater, exhibit floor for three days, morning breaks, technology reception on exhibit floor, and all luncheons)

Industry Non-members
(includes access to plenary sessions, tracks, engagement theater, exhibit floor for three days, morning breaks, technology reception on exhibit floor, all luncheons, and a 1-year membership in AFCEA)

$10 (Govt/Mil)
$35 (Industry)

Top 5 Reasons why you should attend TechNet Augusta


1.  Hear from the senior military, government and industry leadership and get your questions answered

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • GEN Dennis L. Via, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA, CIO/G-6, U.S. Army
  • LTG Keith Walker, USA, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Director, ARCIC
  • MG LaWarren V. Patterson, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon

2.  Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Maintain your DoD 8570.01-M Credentials

3.  Participate in valuable training, including Panels, Tracks and Engagement Theater

Panel Sessions include:

  • Senior NCO Panel
    Moderator: CSM Ronald Pflieger, USA, Regimental Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
  • Industry Panel: “Synchronizing the Technology, Performance, and Investment Required to Modernize for Network 2020”
    Moderator: LTG Jeffrey A. Sorenson, USA (Ret.), Partner, A.T. Kearney Public Sector & Defense Services LLC and former U.S. Army CIO/G-6

4.  See and touch the best and newest equipment and technologies industry has to offer

5.  Engage and network with speakers, panelists, industry representatives, and other attendees


Who attends TechNet Augusta

(Based on TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012)


TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 Attendees and exhibitors include military, government, and industry professionals from the following fields, among others:

  • Bandwidth Solutions
  • C4ISR
  • Command /Control
  • Communications
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Education/Training
  • Emergency Communications
  • Engineering
  • Enterprise Data
  • Homeland Security
  • Imaging
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Management
  • Network Integration/Management
  • NetOps
  • Rugged Computers
  • Satellite Communication
  • Secure Solutions
  • Storage Area Network Solutions
  • Systems Engineering & Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Voice Communications
  • VOIP Security Solutions
  • Wireless Communications & Technology


TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 Attendance



TechNet Land Forces Southwest 2012 – Attendee/Organization Description