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Grant Benefits Local Physics Students
The chapter received a big thank you in February from Linda Muzzey, a physics teacher at Rising Sun High School, for a chapter grant that allowed the school to buy rotary motion sensors for its physics class. From her letter: "The students say this first lab has helped them grasp the understanding of torque and rotation and the relationship to moments of inertia. It is all so amazing and such a blessing to have in the classroom. The chapter is thrilled to hear it has made a difference in local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
New Board Members Announced
March was a month of change, growth and progress for the chapter Board of Directors. A new member, Marci Glennon of Microsoft Corporation, now fills the Awards Committee leadership post vacated in December by Sandra Banks Dance. In addition, Senior Master Sgt. Keith Jordan, USAF, previously the boarcrs vice president of military affairs, is moving over to lead the key Scholarships and Educational Grants Committee. Sgt. Jordan takes the baton from recently retired Col. Clay Perce, USAF, who provided indispensable support to the chapter and his late predecessor, Vic Helbling, for a number of challenging months in 2013 and 2014.
Mayor's Cyber Cup Finalists Receive Chapter Scholarships
The chapter was present-with two very large checks in hand-at the annual Mayors Cyber Cup Challenge held in March in San Antonio. Bill Morrow, chapter president, awarded a total of $12,000 in scholarships to members of two teams: the Open Division champs and Service Division winners. The funds amount to $1,000 in scholarship earnings for each team member. The chapter has budgeted some $90,000 to be distributed in scholarships and educational grants in 2014. The winning teams at the Mayor's Cyber Cup Challenge were Southwest High School (Open Division) and Medina Valley High School Air Force Junior ROTC (Service Division).
Commander Discusses Future ISR Challenges
The commander of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), Maj. Gen. Jack Shanahan, USAF, took the stage at the chapter's February luncheon to discuss the history and accelerating evolution of the ISR mission. From its World War II beginnings in the golden age of code breaking to the blossoming of the Air Force Security Service and space-related technologies, Gen. Shanahan said the ISR mission became increasingly entrenched in 20th century defense philosophy and warfighting tactics. But true integration of capabilities in the international theater has become apparent only in the years and conflicts that followed the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Gen. Shanahan spoke prior to Chief Master Sgt. Maurice James, USAF, command chief master sergeant, 59th Medical Wing, who talked about the challenges of merging disparate medical networks; the daily and monthly tasks and challenges facing his medical command; and the value that military medical personnel bring to the San Antonio community.
FBI Presents Cyberthreats and Impact for Alaska
The chapter held its monthly luncheon at the BP Energy Center in March. A total of 62 attendees caught up on chapter activities and upcoming events with an overview by Master Sgt. Paul Kodiak, USAF, chapter first vice president. Lauren Seawright, an intelligence analyst from the FBI Anchorage Field Office, presented information on cyberthreats and the impact for Alaska. A robust series of questions addressed the nature of cybervulnerabilities, mitigation techniques and the need for a whole-of-government approach to tackle threats across the domain. InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and industry that shares information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States, was highlighted as a key FBI partnership in Alaska, with a more than 100-person InfraGard team in Anchorage. The chapter is looking for opportunities to partner with InfraGard.
Northernmost U.S. AFCEA Chapter Opens at Eielson
Twenty-five members of military, local government and industry weathered minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures in February to kick off the AFCEA Alaska Interior Chapter, serving more than 15,000 Army and Air Force members in the Fairbanks region. Col. Michael Finn II, USAF, director of communications and chief information officer for the Pacific Air Forces, delivered the keynote speech. The new Alaska Interior Chapter will be located above the 64th parallel, only 90 miles from the Arctic Circle.
Emerging Arctic Technological Capabilities
The February chapter luncheon began with chapter corporate sponsor Copper River IT donating $1,100 toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grants and an additional $400 table sponsorship. Lt. Col. Dave Elder, USA, chapter president, then provided a quick update on progress toward the 20132014 chapter goals and upcoming events. The guest speaker, Hans Roeterink, chief operating officer of Quintillion Networks, spoke about emerging Arctic technological capabilities to support the ever-increasing demand for global data. Quintillion is partnered with Arctic Fibre of Canada to lay a 9,600-mile international submarine fiber cable from London to Japan through the Arctic region north of Alaska and Canada. By taking the northern route, the cable covers a shorter distance and will be protected from man-made incidents by the ice cap eight months out of the year. Each fiber pair within the cable transmits 80 distinct colors and 1 terabyte of data at great distances without attenuation.
Cyber Challenges and Opportunities
In March, the chapter welcomed Arthur G. Hatcher Jr., director of communications for Air Force Global Strike Command, as the guest speaker for its monthly membership luncheon. Hatcher is a member of the Senior Executive Service who spent 30 years on active duty with the Air Force and currently leads the staff responsible for managing cyberspace, information technology infrastructure and knowledge operations, supporting 24,000 personnel. In his presentation, "Cyber Challenges and Opportunities in Global Strike Command," Hatcher highlighted the rapidly changing nature of the cyber arena; its implications on evolving global threats; the challenges each pose to the Global Strike's unique nuclear mission; and his directorate's way forward to meet those challenges. Among his directorate's broad purview are 14 nuclear command, control and communications systems. During the chapter business portion of the luncheon, Dean Fox, Texas regional vice president, recognized Lt. Timothy Hoffman, USAF, as the region's Young AFCEAN of the Year.
Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing
In February, Rob High spoke to the chapter at its monthly membership luncheon. High is an IBM fellow and chief technology officer of the Watson Group. IBM selects between four and nine of these distinguished individuals each year and gives them broad latitude to conduct next-generation research and development. Only 246 individuals have earned the title in the program's 50-year history, and only 85 are active employees. Collectively, IBM fellows have generated 7,500 patents and earned five Nobel prizes. In his presentation titled "Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing," High discussed the challenges inherent in advancing the computer field and his team's experiences developing Watson, the IBM supercomputer that competed on Jeopardy! in 2011. Tlie cognitive research behind Watson represents what High believes to be the next era of computing: computers that are able to think contextually and process information at a deeper level than current technological capabilities.
University President Explains Global Research Efforts
In January, the chapter welcomed Dr. Les Guice, president of Louisiana Tech University, as the guest speaker for its monthly membership luncheon. Guice's relationship with Louisiana Tech spans four decades, both as a student and as a faculty member and administrator for 34 years. In February, Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Guice chairman of the Louisiana Innovation Council. At the luncheon, Guice discussed the cutting-edge research being conducted at Louisiana Tech, the numerous accolades earned by its students and faculty and their potential impacts on national security. Among the works cited, Louisiana Tech faculty members were present and played an active role in the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle. In 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching elevated Louisiana Tech University to its Research University High Research Activity (RU/H) category, placing it among an exclusive group of approximately 100 research universities in the United States to earn this classification.
SANS Institute Director Speaks on Cyber Economic Impact
Eric Bassel, director of the SANS Institute, spoke to the chapter during its February luncheon. He discussed the economic implications of a potential cyber attack on critical U.S. infrastructure, including military assets. Bassel added a fresh view about the cyber battlespace from the perspective of an organization whose principal product is training the cyberwarriors of the future. The government has different approaches and standards for how and to what degree the next generation of cybersoldiers are to be trained. Each service has different approaches but with the same desired outcome, presenting a dilemma for the SANS Institute. AFCEA has been a staunch supporter of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and the chapter is laser-focused on supporting programs and public institutions that foster the bedrock education that can eventually lead to making good candidates for the future cyberwar.
Golfers Raise Funds for Education
The chapter hosted the 11th Annual Buck Bragunier Golf Tournament at Maderas Golf Club in Poway, California, in February. More than 130 golfers participated in the event, which raised $9,600. These funds will be utilized to support two Wounded Warrior scholarships along with Science Teaching Tools awards. The chapter wishes to thank all of the golfers who participated, the staff of Maderas Golf Club and the tournament sponsor, Lucas Oil. The chapter gives a special thanks to the Bragunier brothers for their ongoing support each year for this event.
Speaker Highlights Intelligence History
The chapter held its monthly luncheon in February at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland, with more than 500 people in attendance. Bruce Howard of Synergy ECP served as the small business speaker, explaining how the company came up with its name. In the midst of several Batman references, Howard pointed out the meaning behind the name and company focus: the increased effectiveness when two or more entities work together. From the National Cryptologic Museum, guest speaker Patrick Weadon focused on how the museum uses historical examples to chronicle the existence of the National Security Agency. Since it is challenging to make history exciting, the tour guides do an excellent job of telling stories. For example, during the Battle of Midway, agency intelligence assisted bombers in finding four of Japans aircraft carriers and destroying them in one day. Weadon emphasized that these stories were only possible due to the partnerships with the private sector.
9th Annual Valentine's Gala Held
Ed Grimes, chapter president, and Jennifer Smith, chair of the chapters Valentine's Gala, hosted the 9th Annual Valentine's Gala at the BWI Airport Marriott in February. Corporate sponsors, government, military and Wounded Warrior guests enjoyed an evening of networking, dancing and meeting new friends.
Information Sharing Practices Discussed
Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, USCG, has served as commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area since 2010. Previously, Adm. Parker had served as the U.S. Southern Command's director of security and intelligence. He delivered a speech to the chapter in February in which he covered some important practices of information sharing. He stressed the necessity to collaborate with the private sector and create functional relationships with those who do not have a "command and control" attitude. To achieve this, there must be a common governance structure between organizations.
Commander on Pacific Priorities
In March, the chapter welcomed Adm. Harry B. Harris, USN, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), who spoke on the U.S. rebalance to the Pacific and Asia-Pacific security. Adm. Harris assumed command of PACFLT in October 2013. He stressed the importance of a forward presence and readiness for all outcomes from a position of strength. The chapter's Senior Government Leader of the Month was Capt. Dave Carson, USN, commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii. The Senior Government Leader for February was Dr. Kathleen Berg, director, Curriculum Research and Development Group, University of Hawaii. The AFCEAN of the Month was Maj. David A. Young, USAF, Infrastructure and Mission Systems Branch chief, headquarters U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Master Sgt. Joseph Ippolito, USAF, noncommissioned officer in charge of the PACAF Cyber Fusion Center, was recognized as the Young AFCEAN of the Month.
National Guard Impact on Homeland Security
In February, the chapter welcomed Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong, Hawaii Air National Guard, adjutant general, state of Hawaii, who gave an update on the Hawaii National Guard and homeland security. As state adjutant general, he oversees the training and readiness of the 5,500 soldiers and airmen of the Hawaii National Guard. He also is the director of State Civil Defense, provides direct support to the Office of Veterans Services and is the homeland security adviser to the governor. The chapter's Senior Government Leader of the Month was Col. Michael Finn II, USAF, director of communications and chief information officer, headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam, Hawaii. Senior Master Sgt. Torry Hickson, USAF, Pacific Theater Info Grid operations leader, Defense Information Systems Agency-Pacific, was recognized as the Young AFCEAN of the Month. The chapter is proud of its awardees for all they do in the service of others.
UAS Project Manager Outlines Future Opportunities
The chapter welcomed Col. Timothy R. Baxter, USA, as its guest speaker at the February luncheon. Col. Baxter is the project manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office Aviation (PEO Aviation). His other accomplishments include serving in a number of infantry and special operations assignments prior to transitioning to the acquisition corps. After explaining the background and foundation of unmanned aircraft systems, Col. Baxter expressed the current and future importance of unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Army and U.S. Defense Department as a whole. The luncheon included a scholarship component as well. The chapter was proud to select Julian Sy, a junior at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), as the recipient of its annual UAH endowment scholarship in the amount of $2,500. The chapter was proud to present Antonio Moore, a junior at UAH, with the national AFCEA Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.
Winter Technology Expo Held
The chapter hosted the annual Winter Technology Expo at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in February. The event lasted only four hours, but attendance far exceeded expectations. More than 30 exhibitors spent the morning with local distinguished visitors and educated more than 500 visitors on the specific and unique capabilities their companies offer. Live demonstrations and presentations focused on cloud computing, digital imaging and virtualization, just to name a few. Ramsteins Summer Technology Expo is scheduled for July 21-23.
Senior Leaders on Air Force Communications
The chapter hosted Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, USAF, chief of information dominance and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. John Sanders, USAF, Air Force 1 -B functional manager, at its monthly luncheon in January. The chapter took advantage of having tne Air Force's senior communication leadership on hand and asked questions ranging from 8570 certification to the future of the Joint Information Environment while also learning firsthand some of the upcoming changes to the cyber career field. The luncheon was well attended with representation from around the Kaiserslautern military community, including Army, Air Force and NATO members.
$2,000 Grant Presented to STEM School
In February, Jay Kanavos, chairman, Science Teaching Tools Committee, presented a $2,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant to John M. Brucato, executive director, Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA), and Chris Brandes, an AMSA biology teacher. Each year, the chapter supplements funds provided by AFCEA International to help local schools purchase high-technology equipment to foster the interest of young students in the science and technology fields. This year, AMSA received one of two $2,000 grants from the chapter to purchase equipment needed to support the academy's hydroponics and aquaponics unit. The equipment will help 20 to 30 students evaluate the effects of nutrients and light deficiency on plants; selectively breed plants to improve productivity; and conduct cloning experiments to increase the number of edible products with the overall goal to improve production while using fewer resources.
Lowell High School Receives $2,000 STEM Grant
In February, Jay Kanavos, chairman, Science Teaching Tools Committee, presented a $2,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant to Brian Martin, headmaster of Lowell High School, and Bill Jumper, physics teacher. For the past 10 years, the chapter has been supplementing AFCEA International grants with chapter grants to local high schools to foster student interest in math and science. This year, Lowell High School received the second of two, $2,000 chapter grants to purchase a 3-D trajectory data collection and visualization system to evaluate flight characteristics of balsa wood gliders designed by students. By using the flight data output from the 3-D system, students can revise and improve their glider designs. This system will aid the students' understanding of 3-D geometry and flight principles through hands-on measurement and modeling activities. This system will be used to support the students' capstone physics project and will support 25 to 50 students.
Star Member Receives Special Award of Merit
Congratulations to Chuck Giasson, recipient of the AFCEA Educational Foundation Special Award of Merit. This is a richly deserved award reflecting many years of dedicated service and support to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education across AFCEA with outstanding results. The award presentation is scheduled to take place at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium, June 24-25 in Baltimore.
Army Priorities and Industry Support
The chapter hosted its March luncheon and featured Col. Ken Blakely, USA, commander, Command and Control Support Agency, who spoke to attendees about Army priorities and industry support. The chapter also recognized Young AFCEANs Fiona Wass, Deltek, and Tim Patch, Sagent Partners. SuperNOVAs also were recognized and included Cara Odien, ANU Professional Training, and Dave Fraley, Paragone Solutions. Congratulations to the awardees.
Army IT Day Content Packs the House
Attended by more than 800 government and industry professionals, the chapter's Army IT Day in March was a great success. U.S. Army officials covered many topics, which included organizational changes within the Army information technology community (Cyber Command, Network Enterprise Technology Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, Program Executive Offices and G-6); data center migration, status and the future of the Joint Information Environment; applications movement to the data center and/or the cloud (Defense Department or industry); cyber status and priorities; procurement opportunities; and the Army's challenges in maintaining and defending the network. Attendees also enjoyed the rapidly growing small business breakout sessions, where program managers and acquisition professionals spoke about upcoming opportunities.
Joint and Coalition Operation Challenges and Opportunities
In March, the chapter welcomed guest speaker Brig. Gen. R.G. Mazzolin, OMM, CD, Canadian Armed Forces, director of general information management. He spoke on the topic "Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Joint and Coalition Operations."
Canadian Organizations Using Cloud Services
The chapters February luncheon focused on the "Patriot Act Impact on Canadian Organizations Using Cloud Services." The guest speaker was Scott N. Wright, president, Security Perspectives, and the luncheon sponsor was Trend Micro.
Speaker on Canadian Army Signals Challenges
The chapters January luncheon focused on "Signals Within the Canadian Army: Some Current Challenges and Our Way Ahead," featuring guest speaker Col. Stephen W. Hall, Canadian Armed Forces, director of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, the director of land command and information and the Army G-6.
Seminar Addresses Sustainable Marine Activities
In March, the chapter, with the support of the Directorate General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM) of the Portuguese Ministry for the Agriculture and the Sea, organized a seminar titled "RD&I for a Sustainable Future of Marine activities." The seminar's main objective was to support companies with the relevant information on the operational needs of the military and government departments dealing with Portuguese Sea data for European maritime research, development and innovation (RD&I) projects. It attracted nearly 120 attendees. Maria Joao Fernandes, national contact point for bioeconomy on the European Program Horizon 2020 and the "Blue Growth, addressed the financing opportunities for the investigation and innovation of sea and marine ambient. The seminar was organized in two sessions moderated by Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PON (Ret.), and Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT NA (Ret.). Participants also had the opportunity to visit the Coastal Maritime Traffic Control Center Vessel Traffic System.
Southern New England
RVP Presents Specials Awards
Shannon Sullivan, AFCEA regional vice president, presented special AFCEA International awards to Dr. Tim Rudolph from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, and Dr. Gerard M. Exley from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, Rhode Island, in recognition of their innovation, initiative and technical leadership and significant contributions to advance the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy's respective command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) systems capabilities. This special award recognizes those individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions and commitments to advancing the state of the art in communications, electronics and information technologies for C4I applications and increased capabilities. The chapter presented these special awards during a February luncheon with Rudolph as tne key speaker. Rudolph is the systems planning, research, development and engineering level III technical adviser, Air Force Integrated Information Capabilities, AFLCMC.
Chapter Explores Space
While some suffered record-breaking low temperatures the first week in February, the sky was sunny at Vandenberg Air Force Base Pacific Coast Club, where Col. John W. Wagner, USAF, director of the Joint Space Operations Center and commander of the 614th Air and Space Operations Center, shared battlefield space stories with chapter members and guests. Col. Wagner explained why the United States must remain vigilant in maintaining space superiority. He highlighted the contribution of military space power in the Cold War victory and domination in Gulf War I (considered the "first space war" by retired Gen. Charles A. Horner, USAF). However, Col. Wagner also warned that the United States now operates in a congested, contested and competitive space domain. "We are now much more precise, more effective and more lethal, thanks to the global reach and power provided by space capabilities," said Col. Wagner. That advantage requires space situational awareness.
ABERDEEN-Rising Sun High School physics students work together in February to find the moment of inertia of various disks using equipment purchased with the help of a chapter grant.
Workshop Showcases Mobile Technology, Solutions and Devices
Rome In January, the chapter, along with Microsoft Italy, organized a workshop titled "Technology, Solutions and Devices for Mobile Applications" in Rome at The School of Communications and Data Processing of the Italian Army. The event aimed to share Microsoft's strategy on devices and services in the field of security with references to the military. During the workshop, an audience of more than 120 guests heard scenarios and solutions to meet the challenges of digital innovation in public administration with a particular focus toward the military. The event targeted business development management and information technology development management related to the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior and Carabinieri. With this in mind, the Microsoft Italy event, made possible thanks to the contribution of partners such as Nokia, Panosonic, Dell, Asus, K2B and Esri, presented a wide overview of the devices and application solutions presently on the market.
ROME-Lt. Gen. Pietro Finocchio, ITAF (c), chapter president, joins Rita Tenan, director, Public Administration Department, Microsoft Italy, and Gen. Lorenzo Santella, IA, Army School of Communications and Data Processing, for the chapter's January event.
ROMEAttendees visit one of the exhibition desks in the homeroom lobby at the chapter's January workshop on mobile applications.
ROME-In May, the chapter's workshop draws a crowd.
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ALAMO-In March, winners of the San Antonio Mayor's Cyber Cup Challenge Open Division category from Southwest High School and their coach Arthur Celestin (front row, 2nd from I) receive a chapter scholarship and award from Mayor JuliÁn Castro (front row, I) and Bill Morrow (front row, 2nd from r), chapter president.
ALAMO-Maj. Gen. Jack Shanahan, USAF, commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, addresses the chapter in February.
ALAMO-Winners of the Mayor's Cyber Cup Challenge Service Division category from Medina Valley High School Air Force Junior ROTC and their coach Lt. Col. Bob Spracale, USAF (Ret.) (3rd from I), accept a chapter scholarship and award from Col. Bill Poirier, USAF (I), commander, 67th Cyberspace Wing, Mayor Castro (2nd from I) and Morrow (2nd from r) in March.
ALAMO-Chief Master Sgt. Maurice James, USAF, command chief master sergeant, 59th Medical Wing, accepts a thank-you token from Bill Robinson, chapter board member, following the sergeant's March keynote speech.
ALASKA-Twenty-five members of military, local government and industry weather minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures in February to kick off the new Alaska Interior Chapter.
ALASKA-Master Sgt. Paul Kodiak, USAF, chapter first vice president, presents a token of appreciation to Lauren Seawright, an intelligence analyst with the FBI Anchorage Field Office, for her presentation on cyberthreats and the impact on Alaska.
ALASKA-Hans Roeterink, chief operating officer of Quintillion Networks, receives a certificate of appreciation from Col. Elder at the February luncheon recognizing his support of the chapter.
ALASKA-Lt. Col. Dave Elder, USA (I), chapter president, and Laura Bender, chapter secretary, accept a corporate sponsorship check from Kurt Norby (2nd from r) and Kevin MachÓn of Copper River IT at the February luncheon.
ARKLATEX-Arthur G. Hatcher Jr., director of communications for Air Force Global Strike Command, addresses the chapter at its monthly membership luncheon in March.
ARKLATEX-Rob High, chief technology officer of the IBM Watson Group, delights the chapter with a glimpse of the future of computing at its monthly membership luncheon in February. High's presentation highlighted IBM's advancements in the field of cognitive computing and their potential social and economic impacts.
ARKLATEX-In March, Dean Fox (r), Texas regional vice president, thanks Lt. Timothy Hoffman, USAF, for his significant contributions to AFCEA and his community, which earned him distinction as the region's Young AFCEAN of the Year.
ARKLATEX-Lt. Col. Deborah Dusek, USAF (r), chapter president, thanks Dr. Les Guice, president of Louisiana Tech University, for his presentation at the chapter's monthly membership luncheon in January.
ATLANTA-In February, Michelle Brown, chapter president, presents a chapter appreciation token to Eric Bassel, director, SANS Institute.
CENTRAL MARYLANDTogether at the February luncheon are (k) George MacArthur, CACI; John Foster, chapter vice president of Young AFCEANs; an industry attendee; and Jennifer Kauffman, chapter board member.
CENTRAL MARYLANDPatrick Weadon, National Cryptologic Museum, addresses the chapter in February.
CENTRAL MARYLANDBruce Howard, Synergy ECP, serves as the chapter's small business speaker in February.
CENTRAL MARYLAND-Dr. Deb Frincke (I), guest speaker, and Jennifer Stacey, CACI, network during the chapter's Valentine's Gala in February.
HAMPTON ROADS-Lt. Cmdr. Dave Pereira, USN (I), chapter Young AFCEAN chair, presents Treci Dimas with the February AFCEAN of the Month Award.
HAMPTON ROADS-Larry Minnick (I), chapter executive vice president, and Cmdr. Pereira (c) present David Philips with the Cyber Professional of the Month Award in February.
HAMPTON ROADS-Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, USCG, commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, delivers a speech to the chapter in February.
HAWAII-Adm. Harry B. Harris, USN (I), commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, joins Cory Lindo, chapter president, at the March meeting.
HAWAII-Jeff Bloom (I), chapter executive vice president, thanks the February luncheon speaker, Maj. Gen. Darryll D.M. Wong, Hawaii Air National Guard, adjutant general, state of Hawaii.
HAWAII-Award winners at the March meeting are (k) Young AFCEAN of the Month Master Sgt. Joseph Ippolito, USAF, noncommissioned officer in charge of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Cyber Fusion Center; AFCEAN of the Month Maj. David A. Young, USAF, Infrastructure and Mission Systems Branch chief, headquarters, PACAF; Senior Government Leader for February Dr. Kathleen Berg, director, Curriculum Research and Development Group, University of Hawaii; and Senior Government Leader of the Month for March Capt. Dave Carson, USN, commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii.
HAWAII-Together at the February luncheon are (k) Bloom; Young AFCEAN of the Month Senior Master Sgt. Torry Hickson, USAF, Pacific Theater Info Grid operations leader, Defense Information Systems Agency-Pacific; and Senior Government Leader of the Month Col. Michael Finn II, USAF, director of communications and chief information officer, headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
HUNTSVILLE-In February, Bruce Shaw (r), chapter scholarship chair, presents a $2,500 scholarship to Julian Sy, a junior at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
HUNTSVILLE-Antonio Moore (r) receives a $5,000 national AFCEA Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship from Shaw in February.
KAISERSLAUTERN-Ramstein Air Base distinguished visitors receive a demonstration at the Winter Technology Expo in February.
KAISERSLAUTERN-In February, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa/A-6 leadership listens to a presentation during the distinguished visitor tour.
KAISERSLAUTERN-Col. Douglas Barron, USAF (r), chapter president, presents a chapter token to Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, USAF, chief of information dominance and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, following his presentation at the January luncheon.
LEXINGTON-CONCORD-In February, Jay Kanavos (2nd from r), chairman, Science Teaching Tools Committee, presents a $2,000 grant to Lowell High School Headmaster Brian Martin (2nd from I) while physics teacher Bill Jumper (I) and science teacher Anthony larrapino (r) look on.
LEXINGTON-CONCORD-Kanavos (c) presents a $2,000 grant to Chris Brandes (r), a biology teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA), as John Brucato, executive director, AMSA, looks on.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA-In March, the chapter recognized one of its members as an AFCEA International award winner. Chuck Giasson, seen here with his wife at the 2014 chapter Valentine's Ball, is recipient of the Educational Foundation Special Award of Merit.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA-Together at the March luncheon are (l-r) Ron Zieh, chapter president; Fiona Wass, Deltek; Col. Ken Blakely, USA, guest speaker and commander, Command and Control Support Agency; Tim Patch, Sagent Partners; Cara Odien, ANU Professional Training; and Dave Fraley, Paragone Solutions.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA-Speakers address attendees during a panel on the Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems at the chapter's March Army IT Day.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA-In March, Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek, USA, assistant deputy chief of staff, headquarters Department of the Army, speaks at Army IT Day.