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SIGNAL Magazine Update: Women in NOVA Hold Networking Social

Women in NOVA (WIN) held its third annual networking social in November. Special guests Nancy J. Harned, executive director, strategic planning and program planning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), and Cindy Moran, director of network services, Defense Information Systems Agency, made brief comments and spent the remainder of the evening networking with individuals in attendance. It was a dynamic evening of networking with more than 50 women and men from government and industry.

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SIGNAL Magazine Update: Chapter Hosts 7th Annual Joint Warfighter IT Day

The chapter's 7th Annual Joint Warfighter IT Day in September was a great success. Featured speakers included Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, USA, director, command, control, communications and computers/cyber and chief information officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, USAF, chief, Information Dominance and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force; Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, USAF, director, Defense Health Agency (DHA); Dave Shedd, acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill, USAF (Ret.), Department of Homeland Security deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs; Maj. Gen. Al Lynn, vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); John Wilcox, director, Communications Systems/J-6, U.S.

WIN Coffee Talk - 20 June, 2014

June 20, 2014 - WIN Coffee Talk

Time: 1030-1130,
Place: at the Sheraton Premier Hotel
Tysons Corner, VA.


The WIN Coffee Talk takes place right before the AFCEA NOVA luncheon with Luncheon w/ Gregory Touhill, DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs


We look forward to seeing you there.

SIGNAL Magazine Update: Naval IT Day Content Creates Huge Draw

The chapter hosted its 13th Annual Naval IT Day in June. Attracting both government points of contact and industry, the event offered attendees some of the best networking the federal market has. Both small business and large prime contractors benefited from presenters, including Vice Adm. Ted Branch, USN, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and director of Naval Intelligence, and Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, who outlined Naval priorities and answered questions from the audience.

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SIGNAL Magazine Update: 2014 Golf Tournament Donates $30k to STEM

In June, the chapter hosted the 2014 Golf Tournament at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge, Virginia. This event provided an excellent opportunity for industry and government points of contact to network, share ideas and have fun. Very successfully, this event raised more than $30,000 for the chapter's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholarships and grants.

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SIGNAL Magazine Update: Small Business Committee Tackles the Changing Federal Landscape

On April 29, industry leaders in the federal contracting sector at the chapter's Small Business Breakfast focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the recent changes to the small business contracting laws via the Jobs Act. This event aligned industry leading experts including: Satish Venkatesan, chief executive officer of Technik Incorporated; Kevin Plexico, vice president, Information Solutions at Deltek; Kenyata Watson, associate director, CECOM Small Business; and Ken Dodds, director of policy, planning and liaison, Small Business Administration. The panel engaged in a lively debate and discussion on practical solutions for small businesses that are available in today’s federal marketplace.

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SIGNAL Magazine Update: General on Contracting and Acquisition

The chapter welcomed Maj. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello, USAF, deputy assistant secretary for contracting, as the guest speaker for its April luncheon. Gen. Masiello is responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational and contingency support for the Air Force. The chapter also recognized this year's science fair winners: Aaron Aguhob and Mohamed Adbul Kareem both from Marshall High School. April volunteer and member awards and recognition included: Young AFCEANs Chad Ludwig, Access National Bank, and Rory Williams, KemTech; SuperNOVA Martha Soles, U.S. Cyber Command; Lifetime Member Mike Riha, Avanco International; Val Lyons, CACI, a Large Business Sponsor.

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SIGNAL Magazine Update: Small Business Members Look at Federal Market Trends

The chapter's Small Business Education Sub-Committee sold out another wonderful event in March. Attendees were clued into the upcoming Alliant LB and SB recompete procurement just now shaping up. Bloomberg Government gave an insightful presentation into MAC & IDIQ trends and an outlook forecast. Olessia Smotrova-Taylor followed up with best practices for winning task order work. The chapter thanks its speakers: Christopher Fornecker, director, Center for Government-wide Acquisition Contracts; Miguel Garrido from Bloomberg Government; and Olessia Smotrova-Taylor from OST Global Solutions. Finally, the chapter thanks its location sponsor Access National Bank for supporting the cause.

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Women in NOVA “FY14 Federal Outlook” Event

WIN’s 4 February 2014 – “FY14 Federal Outlook” breakfast was attended by over 65 people. It was a unique and intimate opportunity to hear guest panelists, Sharon Jones, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, DISA, Lucian Niemeyer, recently retired Professional Staff Member, Committee on Armed Services for the U.S. Senate, and George Meyers, Managing Partner, The Meyers Group, share their valuable insights and experience. The morning was full of lively discussion, questions and answers. When moderator Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch asked the panelists to leave the group with one message, each provided advice based on their unique perspective:

SIGNAL Magazine Update: 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, engineer and mathematics education across AFCEA with outstanding results. An anticipated presentation will be at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium June 24-25 in Baltimore.

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