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The Navy Charts A Course for Information Dominance

For the U.S. Navy, Information Dominance has become just as important a pillar in its warfighting strategy as fast planes and sturdy warships. This week on AFCEA Answers, our guest, Vice Admiral Ted Branch, USN, the Navy's N2/N6 and Director of Naval Intelligence, explains how industry can benefit from understanding the Navy's priorities when it comes to Information Dominance. He will also explain how he manages to juggle four different jobs that are all related to the mission of Information Dominance.

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Friday - 04/11/2014, 09:12am EDT
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Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 11:51am EDT

Managing Change At The Pentagon

At a time when spending reductions, winding down two decade-long wars, and new threats from new adversaries is the "new normal"; one of the Defense Department's challenges is managing amidst all this change. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers," we'll talk to Kevin Scheid, Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer with DOD about new initiatives to manage the largest federal agency. Hear how a shift in responsibility for business system IT has changed the job of one top DOD official. Plus: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, working on a roadmap to improve management of the Department of Defense.

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Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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Debriefing the Coast Guard CIO

Whether it's network bandwidth, acquisitions, cybersecurity, or the Joint Information Environment, Rear Admiral Bob Day, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard has been involved in answering the service's information technology challenges. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers", Adm. Day, who also serves as Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, reflects on his 5 years as CIO, and his 34 years of military service as he prepares to retire this summer. He considers IT to be a "mission enabler" for the Coast Guard, and points to the recently deployed "Rescue 21" shipboard communications system, which he says, "is taking the ‘search' out of search-and-rescue."

Tags: AFCEA , Max Cacas , Rear Adm. Robert E. Day Jr

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 01:45pm 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.

Tags: AFCEA , Max Cacas , HP , Lance Dubsky , Albert Kinney

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 12:04pm 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.

Tags: AFCEA , cloud computing , HP , Intel , Max Cacas , Terry Halvorsen , Henry Fleischmann , Ruchi Bhargava

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:50pm 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.

Tags: technology , Intel , Hewlett-Packard , Brian Weiss , Dan Doney , Joe Opdahl

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:03pm EDT
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Building An Information Sharing Framework

When minutes count, timely information sharing could be the difference in stopping terrorists and saving lives. This week on "AFCEA Answers", we'll talk to Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. His office spearheads an effort to make possible information sharing between Federal, state and local law enforcment. Its part of a trend toward rapid and secure sharing of critical data when time is of the essence.

Tags: AFCEA , Max Cacas , Kshemendra Paul

Friday - 02/21/2014, 09:14am EST
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Going Global For Virginia Business

In the midst of the current decline in federal defense spending, the Commonwealth of Virginia is taking steps to ensure that companies in the state's multi-billion dollar defense industry are able to find new business opportunities. It's a program that goes beyond the usual "goodwill tour". This week on "AFCEA Answers," we'll examine the "Going Global" initiative with Paul Grossman, vice president of international trade with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership; and Brian Dearing, vice president of business development and government relations with HDT Global. The initiative is designed to help prepare Virginia businesses to find new markets beyond American shores, and develop business strategies to help them win their share of this business.

Tags: Max Cacas

Monday - 02/10/2014, 08:57am EST
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National Infrastrusture Protection Plan (NIPP)

Most people don't think about critical infrastructure until the power goes out, or fresh drinking water doesn't flow from the tap. But the federal government has mapped out a plan with the help of industry, to safeguard the nation's critical infrastructure. On this edition of "AFCEA Answers", we'll discuss the nuances of the newly-released National Infrastructure Protection Plan with Suzanne Spaulding, the acting Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate; and Jill Singer, a partner with Deep Water Point consulting in McLean, Virginia.

Tags: AFCEA , critical infrastructure , Max Cacas , Suzanne Spaulding , Jill Singer

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 09:40am EST
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