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AFCEA Answers

AFCEA Answers - Identity Assurance

When it comes to cybersecurity, one of the biggest challenges is verifying the identity of the end user, whether it's for an e-commerce site, or a secure government database. The challenge is multiplied by the explosive growth in the use of mobile devices in both the public and private sector. On this edition of AFCEA Answers, we'll look at government efforts in the realm of identity assurance with Ken Gantt, Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) with the Department of Homeland Security. And, we'll examine the work of the multi-institution Center for Identity Technology Research (CITeR), delving into "next-generation" solutions for identity assurance, with its director, Dr. Stephanie Schuckers, a professor at Clarkson University in Pottsdam, NY.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 10:00am EST
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AFCEA Answers - Cyber Security Awareness

The "persistent threat" is becoming the hallmark of how government and industry deal with cybersecurity concerns, particularly threats to the nation's electrical grid and critical infrastructure. Plus: how is industry and government training and retaining top cybersecurity professionals? On this edition of "AFCEA Answers", we'll explore these topics with Dr. Ernest McDuffie from NIST; Mike Peterson, Vice President with URS, former Air Force CIO; and Tom Conway, Director of Federal Business Development with McAfee.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Tactical Radio Communication and Networking

Tactical radios are evolving from devices that merely transmit voice messages from one point to another, into devices that allow warfighters to receive important multimedia information at the edge of the tactical network. But what are the challenges, opportunities - and frustrations - of avoiding past mistakes, and realizing the promise of joint tactical communications devices? We'll explore that on this edition of AFCEA Answers with the Marines CIO, Gen. Kevin Nally USMC, and retired Army General Dennis Moran, Vice President of Government Business Development with Harris RF Communications.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 06:06pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Big Data Part 2

In part two of our look at Big Data, AFCEA Answers explores how the Defense Department is coping with gathering, storing, and analyzing the huge datasets from the growing universe of sensors available to the warfighter. Progress is being made in the five "V's": volume, velocity, variety, veracity, and value, but more work needs to be done, creating potentially profitable business opportunities for innovative firms in the IT industry.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:03pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Big Data Part 1

One of the most pressing matters facing federal government IT experts and industry leaders is Big Data. In the first of two shows, we'll explore the challenges of taming the firehose of information in a large federal agency with Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer with the Department of Commerce, Kapil Bakshi, Chief Solution Architect, Cisco Public Sector and Tony West, VP for Advanced Research & Technologies, Cisco Systems.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Enterprise Services

As recently as a decade ago, enterprise services was seen as a way to cut costs and provide more efficient data and telephone services to civilian offices. But now, with the rise of the Pentagon's Joint Information Environment, enterprise services is taking on a new role in providing tactical information advantage to warfighters in the field, and business opportunities to industry capable of providing both the hardware and software to make it happen.

Joining us to talk about it on this edition of "AFCEA Answers" is David DeVries, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Department of Defense.

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 05:27pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Cloud Computing

In part two of our examination of cloud computing in the federal government, Dave McClure with the General Services Administration, and Edwin Elmore and Mark Lambdin with Cisco Systems in Washington, provide a report card on cloud computing. How are industry and government meeting the challenges of security, acquisitions and 'big data' when it comes to the cloud? And what do government and industry expect from each other when it comes to the business of cloud computing?

Monday - 07/29/2013, 05:14pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Cloud Computing

This AFCEA Answers episode investigates current trends in cloud computing in government and industry. Hear what US Navy CIO Terry Halverson has to say about cloud computing in the US Navy.

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:50pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Cyber Threat Landscape

This AFCEA Answers episode explores the cyber threat landscape and how it impacts government and industry.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 12:04pm EDT
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AFCEA Answers - Mobility

This AFCEA Answers episode tackles issues surrounding mobility for the government and industry community. Find out what Mobility means to Lt Gen Ronnie Hawkins, Jr., USAF, Director, DISA, as he discusses this key disruptive technology with industry experts.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 12:11pm EDT
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Previous Programs

Find out how Virginia is going global for business.
Learn about the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Should an emphasis on Big Data in the IC be a top priority at this time?
Listen to a report card on efforts to educate and train the cybersecurity workforce.
Take a look at government efforts in the realm of identity assurance.
What are the challenges of realizing the promise of joint tactical communications devices?
Explore the challenges of taming the firehose of information in a large federal agency.
Explore how the Defense Department is coping with gathering, storing, and analyzing huge datasets.
Enterprise services is taking on a new role in providing tactical information advantage to warfighters in the field.
Find out about current trends in cloud computing in government and industry.
How are industry and government meeting the challenges of security, acquisitions and 'big data' when it comes to the cloud?
Explore the cyber threat landscape and how it impacts government and industry.
A discussion of issues surrounding mobility for the government and industry community.