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.
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.
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.
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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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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The chapter's Women in NOVA (WIN) group hosted the second annual Fall Networking Social in October with special guests Teri Takai, chief information officer (CIO), U.S. Defense Department, and the 2013 Heroines in Technology (HIT) finalists. More than 120 attendees had the opportunity to meet, mingle and network with public and private sector professionals and to hear Takai share her experiences in the private sector as the CIO for the States of Michigan and California and her vision, priorities and perspectives on the Defense Department's Joint Information Environment. Takai also addressed other Defense Department CIO top priorities such as mobility, data protection and insider threat.
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The chapter's October luncheon featured Brig. Gen. Brian M. Killough, USAF, director, Warfighter Systems Integration. The chapter also recognized the October Young AFCEAN, Rob Lehman with ZAI, and the October Super NOVA awardee, Don Carmichael with WYLE.
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In September, the chapter held its inaugural 5k benefiting veterans scholarships, which will be a yearly event in the future. Attracting more than 200 supporters, the event featured a live DJ and a dance fitness group to kick off the early race at the Fairfax Corner shopping plaza. The runners, media and local business donated funds and in-kind support to make this event a success. The chapter already is in the planning stages for next year and looks forward to seeing attendees there.
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