AFCEA News

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...