AFCEA News

Gray Steers AFCEA Into the Future

May 15, 2018
DeEtte Gray, president of U.S. operations for CACI International Inc, has been elected to serve as AFCEA International’s chair of the board of directors. Read more...

AFCEA Announces Small Business Awards Winners

April 23, 3018
These award winners have demonstrated dedicaton to the association's ethical and professional standards as well as their clients' needs. Read more...

AFCEA Announces Spring 2018 Award Winners

April 19, 2018
Through its awards program, AFCEA International honors the extraordinary contributions of individuals in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information technology disciplines. Among the award winners... Read more...

Army Moves to Adapt-and-Buy Strategy

March 7, 2018
The U.S. Army is overhauling its relationship with technology providers to incorporate a new class of capabilities. As part of a new approach, the service asked industry to propose solutions to four of its top problems. Read more...

Big Data Can Lead to Big Problems

February 13, 2018
The billions of bits and bytes that make virtual government services, information sharing and even shopping easier also open the doors for adversaries to gather intelligence that aids their nefarious pursuits. AFCEA International’s Cyber Committee has published a white paper that describes several ways big data analytics can help cybersecurity analysts close those doors or at least shrink the gap and lessen vulnerabilities. Read more...

AFCEA International Recognizes Exceptional Individuals

February 6, 2018
Distinguished professionals who support the military and government will be recognized with AFCEA awards for their accomplishments at WEST 2018 in San Diego this week. The winners comprise members of industry, the military services and academia. Read more...

Building a Cyber Team Through Education, Research and Training

January 9, 2018
AFCEA International is hosting the first Cyber Education, Research and Training Symposium (CERTS) connecting military and agency stakeholders with solution providers from academia, business and research centers. The event takes place January 17-18 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Augusta. Read more...

Partnerships Fortify Protection Posture
November 6, 2017
Collaboration among organizations that support homeland security missions has improved during the past several years; however, significant roadblocks, including regulatory hurdles and policy constraints, impede additional improvements. These are the conclusions detailed in the AFCEA Homeland Security Committee white paper now available online. Read more...

Military Leaders Take a Closer Look at Innovation Requirements
October 2, 2017
Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, chief information officer/G-6, U.S. Army, describes the relationship between the military and industry as one that’s changing and includes an increased need to adapt rapidly. Read more...

DISA Moves Beyond Conventional Biometrics
August 30, 3017
Within the next year, a U.S. Defense Department pilot project aims at developing a prototype system to authenticate a mobile user’s identity through individualistic characteristics such as gait, routines and typing cadence. Read more...

DNI Coats and Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert to Keynote 2017 Intelligence & National Security Summit
August 14, 2017
Fourth annual AFCEA-INSA conference to foster discussion of U.S. intelligence in a time of transition, challenge and innovation. Read more...

U.S. Army Leaders Delve Deep Into Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Issues
August 1, 2017
A battlefield without borders presents a menagerie of challenges. Next week, experts in fighting in what’s been named the fifth domain are gathering in Augusta, Georgia, home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, to discuss these challenges. Read more...

Unmanned Systems the New Weapon for Terrorists
July 13, 2017
Long a tool of allies trying to foil improvised explosive devices, unmanned systems now may be entering the fray against friendly forces. Read more...

DISA Describes Cyber Challenges, Requirements
June 21, 2017
When it comes to security, a lot rides on the blossoming ecosystem known as the Internet of Things. Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, USA, said critical to what the U.S. Defense Department seeks—both in-house as well as from industry—is bold innovation that delivers security. Read more...

Innovation, Efficiency Drive Defense Information Systems
June 6, 2017
Staying ahead of cyberthreats in a time of constricting budgets is a major challenge for the Defense Information Systems Agency today. To confront this quagmire, the agency's officials are open to the private sector's newest ideas and innovative technologies—even those that aren't fully developed. Read more...

AFCEA International Announces Award Winners
May 22, 2017
Distinguished professionals who support the military and government have been chosen to receive AFCEA International's top awards. Read more...

CompTIA Offers Mini-Boot Camp on Latest Cybersecurity Certification
May 22, 2017
A mini-boot camp on CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), the newest certification from CompTIA, will be offered next month at the AFCEA International Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. Read more ...

Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium Focuses on Connect and Protect
May 11, 2017
Experts at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) are preparing to share an extensive view of the challenges it faces and how industry can solve them. Read more...

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