AFCEA News

6th Sense Wins EPIC Challenge

September 30, 2020
The AFCEA International Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC) threw down the gauntlet, challenging organizations to demonstrate a way to pull together structured and unstructured data using AI to generate actionable information. The first place winner was ... Read more...

AFCEA Intelligence Committee Welcomes New Members

September 28, 2020
The association welcomes individuals to ensure trusted relationship between the government and industry remains prepared to defend against adversaries. Read more...

Lax Cybersecurity Threatens Missions

September 24, 2020
Experts say data protection must have a seat in the C-suite. AFCEA International's Cyber Committee examined the issue and has several recommendations about how to assess risks and secure systems. Read more...

Education Partnership Opens Opportunities

September 21, 2020
AFCEA International and FedLearn are joining forces to increase the number of online courses the association offers to its members at significant savings. Read more...  

Experts Call for National Preparedness Revamp

August 6, 2020
U.S. national security emergency plans are well documented with a diciplined approach, but their lack of coordination across agencies puts the United States in peril, says a group of government and inudstry experts. Read more...

Robotics Makes a Giant Leap

July 9, 2020
Robots have led the way in numerous forms of exploration, from underground to outer space. A variety of organizations are counting on them to serve as partners in the next round of endeavors. SIGNAL Magazine's July issue features several articles about advances in robot technology as well as The Cyber Edge. Read more...

Intelligence University Foundation Introduces Newest Board Members

June 30, 2020
The National Intelligence University Foundation welcomes the newest members of its board of directors, which assists the foundation by encouraging and promoting the educational, scientific, literary and charitable purposes of the university. Read more...

Association Welcomes New Board Members

June 16, 2020
AFCEA International is pleased to introduce the most recent information technology professionals to serve on the association's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Read more...

AFCEA Introduces SIGNAL Kids Magazine

June 8, 2020
The strength of our future technical workforce depends on motivating children at an early age to follow a science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM) learning path. To make STEM topics more approchable for early learners, AFCEA International, which publishes SIGNAL Magazine, is launching SIGNAL Kids. The magazine, which is sponsored by CACI International, is written for children in 3rd through 8th grades. Read more...

AFCEA International Offers Online Courses

May 5, 2020
To facilitiate education while saving organizations time and money, AFCEA has been presenting course material to personnel where they work at the agencies, military, installations and companies. These same courses are now being presented via the web through the association's Professional Development Center. Read more...

AFCEA International Reveals Its Spring Awards Winners

May 1, 2020
Through its awards program, AFCEA recognizes exemplary service to the government, military and inudstry clients and partners. Among the winners of the top awards for 2020 are... Read more...

AFCEA International Announces Writing Contest Winners

April 14, 2020
The competition was stiff in the first The Cyber Edge writing contest with more than 40 information technology professionals from the military, industry and academia submitting feature articles in hopes of winning. Read more...

Calling All 3D Printer Owners

March 31, 2020
A medically approved computer-aided design (CAD) for 3D-printed masks is now available online free-of-charge through an open-source model. 3D printing or other additive manufacturing experts and hobbyists can produce masks, visors and other critical medical supplies in the U.S. and worldwide. Read more...

Sea Services Examine Threats, Technologies

March 5, 2020
Artificial intelligence development, innovative data-gathering techniques and the Chinese threat were among the top topics sea service leaders discussed at WEST 2020 in San Diego. Read more...

Army Pursues Revolutionary Network Environment

February 28, 2020
The U.S. Army is revamping its approach to networking, and its scientists are working on a multitude of complementary technologies and capabilities that will empower future Army networks. Read more...

U.S. Navy Ups Its Game in Information Warfare

February 7, 2020
Before the end of the fiscal year, the U.S. Navy intends to deliver an early version of the Information Warfare Platform to two ships, the USS Lincoln and the USS Bataan. Read more...

AFCEA International Recognizes Exceptional Engagement

December 20, 2019
Through its awards program, AFCEA International acknowledges individuals for their exemplary service to the government, military and industry sectors. Among the honors are the Women's Appreciation Award, Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award and Emerging Leadership Award. Read more...

Gordon Joins National Intelligence University Foundation

December 3, 2019
Susan Gordon, former prinicipal deputy director of national intelligence, will help lead the National Intelligence University Foundation as the vice chair. Read more...

Association Welcomes New Board of Director Members

May 31, 2019
AFCEA International is pleased to introduce the most recent military and information technology professionals to serve on the association's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Read more...

Military Tackles Cyber, Acquition, Data Challenges

May 17, 2019
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is acquiring an array of cutting-edge technologies using rapid development processes and could begin fielding some of those technologies within the next two years. Read more...

AFCEA International Reveals Its Spring Awards Winners

April 14, 2019
Through its awards program, AFCEA recognizes individuals and companies for exemplary service to their government, military and industry clients and partners as well as the AFCEA community. Read more...

Experts Explore Key Technologies for National Security

February 1, 2019
Military, industry and prominent researchers will gather to discuss innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and the health sciences to meet national security needs and strengthen the U.S. economy. Read more...

Association Establishes Cyber Security Scholarship

January 11, 2019
Helping to prepare future generations of information technology defenders is one of AFCEA International's primary goals. To achieve this objective, the association's Educational Foundation has created a $5,000 scholarship for college students studying cybersecurity. Read more...

AFCEA Small Business Program Receives Top Award

January 4, 2019
AFCEA International received the 2018 Best of Small Business Award as the Best Non-Profit and ranked 16th in the Small Business Top 100. Read more...

Chestnut Family Foundation Supports STEM Education

December 7, 2018
AFCEA International's Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter Education Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the Chestnut Family Foundation to establish the Henry M. Chestnut Scholarship. The funds will be used to recognize two high school student seniors annually. Read more...

Association Announces Name Change

September 21, 2018
To accurately reflect its expanding mission of serving the global security community, AFCEA International is now the official name of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Read more...

Army Cyber Changing Double-Time

August 24, 2018
The U.S. Army has been in a state of internal transformation since earlier this year and will be using other innovative approaches to wrap its arms around emerging advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence to tackle growing threats in the cyber domain. Read more...

National Math and Science Initiative Supports Georgia Area Schools

August 17, 2018
More than $400,000 to be presented to Richmond County school district at AFCEA TechNet Augusta. Read more...

AFCEA International Announces Sarnoff Award Recipient

August 10, 2018
Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN (Ret.), honored for profound contributions to global security. Read more...

Fortna Elected AFCEA International Vice Chairman

May 24, 2018
Bob Fortna, president, Fortinet Federal Inc., has been elected to serve as AFCEA International’s vice chairman of the board of directors. Read more...

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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