At WEST in February, chapter member Luke Howe with Sagent Partners received the AFCEA International Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA) Award. Howe serves as president of the chapters Young AFCEANs. He has been an active volunteer since March 2009 and quickly became involved in support of chapter events and the AFCEA scholarship program. Luke has supported all chapter IT Days by helping identify sponsors, acquire speakers and support event logistics. Howe also assisted with the Valentine's Day Ball, the Mentoring Program with the George Mason University subchapter and a large variety of Young AFCEAN initiatives. Since 2011, Howe has been the Pentagon Shuttle Captain for the chapter, coordinating transportation between the Pentagon to the chapter event site.
Chapter member Ryan Cox with Oracle won the National Capital Region Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA) Award in 2011 for exemplary leadership as a chapter Young AFCEAN (YAC). At WEST 2014, Cox received the Emerging Leadership Award from AFCEA International, which recognizes former DYAs who have demonstrated continuous leadership. As a member of the chapter, Cox served as YAC president, and as a result of his performance, he was elected to the chapter board in 2012. Cox served successfully as vice president of information, where he initiated innovative member communications, most notably the NOVA Communicator eNewsletter, and led the adoption of social media for advertising and member coupling.
On January 9, the AFCEA NOVA Small Business Committee hosted its first education event of the year, Navigating the New Normal: Tools for the Trade. John Sammartino, head of contracting activity for the Defense Intelligence Agency, kicked off the meeting by discussing contracting officers view of sequestration trends, including firm fixed price; lowest price, technically acceptable; best value evaluations; rise of protests; and other inclinations of federal procurement. Alexa Tsui with Technik Inc., reviewed the most relevant market intelligence tools, including Bloomberg Government, Govwin and Govini.
January 9th at 4:30PM in Reston
Mr. Sammartino kicks off the meeting by discussing the Contracting Officer’s view of sequestration trends: Firm Fixed Price, LPTA, Best Value evaluations, rise of protests, and other inclinations of federal procurement.
Alexa Tsui with Technik Inc. will be reviewing Bgov, Govwin & introducing Govini. Followed-up by Amy Kirschenbauer from BiDS Consulting leading our BD to Capture Discussion.
Attendance is very limited, so be sure to sign up now and reserve your space.
This year's 12th Annual Air Force IT Day held in December covered important issues ranging from cyber capabilities within the Air Force to how changing budgets in 2014 will affect acquisition and program management. It also touched on how the Air Force is handling new technologies such as cloud computing, mobility and social media. More than 800 top-level professionals attended the event from government, industry and academia.
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December 20, 2013 - WIN Coffee Talk
Place: at the Sheraton Premier Hotel
Tysons Corner, VA.
The WIN Coffee Talk takes place right
before the AFCEA NOVA luncheon with
Major General Jennifer L. Napper -
Director of Cybersecurity Plans and
Policy, U.S. Cyber Command.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The chapter's Small Business Committee is off to a strong start this year. The first breakfast was held in November and covered the 10 do's and 10 don'ts when marketing yourself to the federal government. The dynamic event had more than 120 people attend and was paneled by four former chief information officers and moderated by Robert Katz.
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AFCEA NOVA's Air Force IT Day chair talks about the compelling content at this upcoming event, and why it's important for anyone working in the IT field or with our armed forces to attend. Check it out!
At the chapter's November luncheon, it celebrated the U.S. Marine Corps' birthday, and attendees heard upcoming Marine Corps priorities from Robert S. Jack II, deputy director for command, control, communications and computers/deputy chief information officer, U.S. Marine Corps. The chapter also honored Bill Krayer with ThunderCat Technologies as the month's Super NOVA, and Cara Ogden, ANU Professional Training, as the Young AFECAN of the Month.
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