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Golf Tournament

hosted by AFCEA's Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter

Monday, 8 September 2014
Award-winning Gordon Lakes Golf Course on Fort Gordon

Gordon Lakes Fairway | AFCEA Augusta Fort Gordon Chapter





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This tournament benefits the AFCEA August-Fort Gordon Chapter's education and scholarship fund. Registration opens at 10:00am and Tee-Off begins at 1:00pm.

Young AFCEAN TechNet Social

hosted by AFCEA's Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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AFCEA Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter Small Business Workshop and Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 ~ 10:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Lamar A


Government Panel

Mr. Dan McGrath

Business Development and Strategic Initiatives

Trowbridge & Trowbridge


Ms. JoAnn Braxton

Business Opportunity Specialist

SBA (Atlanta)

Ms. Susan Caldwell

Area Director

The University of Georgia SBDC

Ms. Nancy Cleveland

Procurement Counselor, CVE Certified Verification Counselor


Ms. Eddye Gates

Chief/Contracting Officer, Fort Gordon Campus

Southern Regional Contracting Office

Mr. Rufus Gates, Jr.

Small Business Specialist

Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command

A roundtable of government professionals with a variety of perspectives will be posed a progressive set of questions to help Emerging Small Businesses better understand the process of government contracting.



Industry Panel

Ms. Amy Tuschen

Director of Cyber and IT Solutions

eScience & Technology Solutions, Inc.


Ms. Karen Trowbridge

President & CEO

Trowbridge & Trowbridge

Mr. Eric Gladman, Sr.

PM/Business Marketing/Development

Quantum Dynamics, Inc.

Mr. Randall Zapata


Zapata Technology

A panel of small business professionals will answer questions pertaining to the evolution of Established Small Businesses. The topics will include building the volume and portfolio of your business, and creating differentiation.


Networking Luncheon

The Small Business Workshop is free to all TechNet Augusta participants.  Separate registration requested for tracking purposes only.  Register here.

For information on AFCEA Small Business Programs, please email Theresa Fox.


Courses offered by AFCEA Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter


Navigating the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

2 CompTIA CEUs for Security+ and CASP, 2 GIAC CPEs

Monday, September 8th ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rains A & B


Mr. Scott M. Stevens (confirmed)

Senior Security Strategist

Dell Federal

Description: Navigating the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (2 hours): DoD is adopting the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework. This session will discuss the fundamentals of the new IT risk management cyber best practices structure as well as illustrate practical applications of the framework to solidify your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

IPV6 Basics

1 CompTIA CEU for Network+, Security+ CASP; 1 GIAC CPE

Wednesday, September 10th ~ 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Estes B


Mr. Brandon Ross (confirmed)

Founder/CEO/Chief Network Architect

Network Utility Force

Description: As the pool of available addresses in the existing Internet Protocol, IPv4, run out, IPv6 is well on it’s way to becoming the new worldwide standard for communications on the Internet.  New protocols inevitably result in potential new attack vectors.  This session will focus on new cyber security threats that the new infrastructure is vulnerable to, as well as a discussion on what is being done to mitigate those threats.  The presentation will focus on 3 main areas of the new protocol, the bootstrapping process, firewalls and exposed infrastructure.

Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON) - Upgrading/Designing/Implementing Green Technologies for Networks - Less Cost, Less Training, Less Space

2 CompTIA CEUs for A+ and Network+, 2 GIAC CPEs

Monday, September 8th ~ 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Rains A & B


Mr. Mike Novak (confirmed)

Senior Systems Engineer

Tellabs Government Systems

Description: This session will focus on the underlying GPON ( Gigabit Passive Optical Network)  infrastructure, the implications to the Layer-1 design, and discuss the impact to the current standards (including TIA- Telecommunications Industry Association  and the BICSI TDMM- Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual) and guidelines for design. The presentation will include a discussion on deployment considerations of a GPON Layer-1 network compared to a traditional copper deployment, fiber distribution design, remote power and ONT ( Optical Network Terminal)  deployment considerations in comparison to current fiber models, testing and acceptance strategies, and a look at the various Layer-1 hardware options available.  The session will include an extensive Q&A period to help the audience learn about the technology, and how it is revolutionizing the market.  Attendees completing this session will gain a deeper understanding of Optical LAN ( Local Area Networking)  infrastructure.

10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Migration Utilizing Parallel Optics - Growing Your Fiber Optic Networks in the Future

1 CompTIA CEU for A+, Mobility+ and Network+

Thursday, September 11th ~ 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Rains A & B


Mr.Tim Schuett (confirmed)

Field Application Engineer

TE Connectivity

Description: This presentation will focus on the drivers for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet transmissions in the Data Center and how best to achieve when it comes to the physical infrastructure used. We will discuss best practices, the standard behind Parallel Optics (IEEE 802.3ba), Multiple-fiber Termination Push-on (MTP) vs Multiple-fiber Push-On Connector (MPO) fiber optic connectors and 24 vs 12-fiber MPO/MTP trunks.  The presenter will also define Difference in Polarity Methods.  This presentation is BICSI approved for one credit hour.

Distributed Antenna Systems - Wireless Technology

1 CompTIA CEU for Mobility+ and Network

Wednesday, September 10th ~ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lamar B/C


Mr. Tim Schuett (confirmed)

Field Application Engineer

TE Connectivity

Description: This presentation will discuss Distributed Antenna Systems also known as DAS. What is DAS? What is driving the need for DAS in the enterprise network space? What are the benefits of DAS? How a DAS system works in conjunction with the wireless carrier network. Issues to be aware of when considering a DAS solution.


Next Generation Network Security

1 CompTIA CEU for Security+ and CASP

Tuesday, September 9th ~ 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Rains A/B


Mr. Paul Wilkens (confirmed)

Senior Systems Engineer

Juniper Networks

Paul Wilkens has more than twenty years experience in the network security technologies industry, and has worked with the Department of Defense for more than ten years.  Before joining Juniper Networks, Paul worked in technical support positions with CheckPoint, Nokia and several security start-ups in Silicon Valley.  

Description: The US Federal Government manages many of the most sophisticated communications networks in the world, and within those networks, agencies create, share, and protect vital national security information.  Historically,  these systems have been designed and deployed to meet the stringent and specific requirements prescribed by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS).  The NSA/CSS Mission Statement states they will lead the Federal Government’s programs for cryptology and secure computer network operations “to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.”  This presentation will provide a discussion on secure network communications in government agencies, specifically focusing on application and user control functions, Suite B cryptography and Common Solutions for Classified (CSfC) components, real time network defenses, and other related topics.


Industry Outreach Session

Thursday, 11 September 2014 ~ 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lamar B/C

Mr. Ned Keeler, SES
Deputy Commander, Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon

COL Sly Cotton, USA
CDID Director

COL Troy Rader, USA
Initial Planning Team Leader - Transformation

LTC Greg Grzybowski, USA
TCM TR Requirements

LTC Charles Johnson, USA
TCM NS Requirements

LTC Steven Oatman, USA
TCM EW Requirements

CPT Isaac Simpson, USA
TCM TR Requirements


Integrated Tactical Networking Environment (ITNE) Operational Workshop

Training Level Info

Wednesday, September 10 1:00-5:00 PM

Rains A/B

Sponsored by:  TCM Tactical Radios

TCM TR Director:  COL Trip Higgins

Speaker:  LTC Greg Grzybowski

Workshop Participants: 

CPT Iaasac Simpson

CW3 Arnold Lewis

SFC Sean West

Free to all TechNet Augusta participants.  Separate registration requested for tracking purposes only.  Register here.


GSA Reverse Auction

Monday, September 8 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Estes B

More information here.