from a combatant command’s perspective.
She clarified that the JIE is a standardized
secure environment that all can join and
benefit from, and she highlighted the JIE
objectives to make networks more effec-
tive and efficient. Kelley covered some JIE
successes, including the implementation
of public key infrastructure credentials,
the Defense Collaboration Services online
tool and the Enterprise Directory Service.
She mentioned a few other initiatives, such
as the Department of Defense Enterprise
Email and the department’s Enterprise Por-
tal Service. She added that the joint frame-
work is better than if each service had pur-
sued its own global communications back-
bone. Kelley noted that by embracing the
move to the JIE, it can be implemented in a
way that will benefit others.
Naval Commanding Officer,
Presents Cyber Award
The chapter hosted a luncheon in June.
The guest speaker was Capt. Matthew R.
Lear, USN, commanding officer for the
Naval Computer and Telecommunications
Area Master Station Atlantic. During the
luncheon, Chapter President Palmer Sims
also presented the Civilian Cyber Professional Award to Alan Balisacan.
Annual Golf Tournament
Supports Scholarship Programs
The chapter held its Elmer J. Fuller Memorial Golf Tournament in June at the Marlborough Country Club in Marlborough,
Massachusetts. This annual event honors
Elmer Fuller, a longtime Hanscom Air Force
Base senior civilian and staunch supporter
of AFCEA who served as chapter president
and board chairman. More than 150 golfers
from government and industry participated
in a shotgun scramble to benefit the chapter’s
Education Foundation. A luncheon followed,
at which Bud Vazquez, former president and
GREATER OMAHA—Lt. Col. Sarah
Cleveland, USAF (r), chapter president,
presents Heartland TechNet keynote speaker
Kerry Kelley, director, command, control,
communications and computer systems, U.S.
Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base,
Nebraska, with a Greater Omaha Chapter coin
as a token of appreciation at the May event.
GREATER OMAHA—Col. Cleveland
presents Capt. Tan Nguyen, USMC, chapter
vice president of programs, with the AFCEAN
of the Month award in May for his efforts to
support Young AFCEAN activities.
GREATER OMAHA—Chapter members and
guests check in for the Heartland TechNet
luncheon in May.
HAMPTON ROADS—Chapter President Palmer
Sims (r) thanks June luncheon speaker Capt.
Matthew R. Lear, USN, commanding officer for
the Naval Computer and Telecommunications
Area Master Station Atlantic.
HAMPTON ROADS—Sims (r) presents the
Civilian Cyber Professional Award to Alan
Balisacan during the June luncheon.
LEXINGTON-CONCORD—First Flight winners
of the annual Elmer J. Fuller golf tournament in
June are (l-r) Col. Amanda Kato, USAF, Justin
Collens, Brian Gray and Roy Santos.
at the Sea Machines facility in May enjoy a
tour and a demonstration of the company’s
LEXINGTON-CONCORD—Fellowship Award recipients, who receive $1,000 scholarships and
paid summer internships, gather at the May banquet. The Gilbert A. Barrett Award winner, Kristie
Lino of Somerville High School (second row, standing), receives an additional $1,000 for her
selection as the top student among all the scholarship recipients.