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Coming Up: A New and Exciting Alamo AFCEA Gathering

By David Kovach •  October 23, 2014

We’ll see you next week, October 27-30, at the Telos Booth – #30/31

The Alamo AFCEA chapter is dedicated to the ethical sharing of ideas and information between industry and government, serving our members by promoting the exploration of IT-related issues relevant to supporting the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities.  The Alamo AFCEA chapter also places great emphasis on the rapidly-changing cybersecurity, medical IT, homeland security and education and training landscapes.

It was in support of this mission, and to generate support for STEM, IT cyberspace education and training that AFCEA’s Alamo Chapter inaugurated its Alamo AFCEA Conference and Exposition (AACE) in 2010.  Since then, the AACE has broadened its technology and training offerings, incorporating support from national and local DoD/USG and industry organizations alike to become the Alamo AFCEA Chapter Event.

Coming Up: A New and Exciting AACE Gathering

Next week, the 5th annual AACE will convene in San Antonio at the La Cantera Hotel and Conference Center.  With this year’s theme of “Mission Assurance – Strategies for an Integrated Future,” this four-day event will host nationally-recognized industry and government keynote speakers and interactive panel discussions addressing the critical technology and security issues facing our nation.

The 2014 AACE will host more than 1,200 USG/DoD and industry attendees and 70 exhibitors for two days of technology panel discussions and keynote addresses.  New this year – an Industry/DoD Acquisition Day (October 30), with presentations on DoD mission requirements and Acquisition organizations’ strategies/plans.  The AACE draws strong support from local DoD/USG agencies such as the 24th and 25th Air Forces; Defense Information Systems Agency, San Antonio Military Health Services Command; the FBI; National Security Agency – Texas; AF Life Cycle Management Center, and Air Education and Training Command.

Prospective participants can view AACE details, including the full technology and training agendas at: www.alamoace.org.

As an Alamo ACE Chairperson and event planner since its inception, I’ve learned to appreciate the value that we cyber and IT network operators and security professionals gain from taking the time to meet, engage, and discuss the changing landscape of technology, requirements, capabilities and resources.  Each year, the discussion always seems to bring it all back to center: We’re all struggling to meet new and vexing challenges, and we’re all networked together, working toward common goals.

We look forward to seeing you San Antonio for an interesting and rewarding event.


David Kovach

David Kovach

Col. Dave Kovach (Ret.) is the vice president of strategic capture at Telos Corporation. See full bio...

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