Agency, Software Engineering Institute
(SEI). The institute is a nonprofit federally
funded research and development center
at Carnegie Mellon University that was
established by the Defense Department
to focus on software and cybersecurity.
Conway discussed pertinent issues associated with a new post-deployment software
support mission and provided an overview
of the sustainment of software engineering
best practices and the SEI’s software Capability Maturity Model Integration.
Chapter Tours Submarine Library
In November, the chapter enjoyed a
special tour of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine
Force Library and Museum and historic
ship Nautilus. Euro Cantillo, director of
education at the Submarine Force Library
and Museum, led the tour. Lt. Daniel
Mongiove, USN, public affairs officer, provided an overview of the history, mission
and role of the Navy’s Silent Service (
Submarine Force) at the Naval Submarine
Base New London, Groton, Connecticut.
The event included a luncheon at the submarine base galley, followed by a tour of
the Naval Submarine School.
Networking 2020 and Beyond
The guest speaker at the chapter’s November luncheon was Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, USA, commanding general, Network
Enterprise Technology Command (
NETCOM). The topic of discussion was networking 2020 and beyond. Gen. Morrison spoke
about building a joint defensible network
that provides seamless mission command
anywhere and anytime.
Golf Tournament Supports
STEM Education Programs
The chapter held its 30th annual golf
tournament in October in Tampa, Florida, at MacDill Air Force Base. The proceeds from the golf tournament went to
support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education
programs. The chapter has been an avid
supporter of STEM education programs
in the area in an effort to help support
students studying these subjects.
Winter Gala Attracts 500 Guests
The chapter hosted its 40th annual winter gala in December. The marquee holiday event was held at a new location, the
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, which
provided an intimate and historical setting. Nearly 500 guests, including senior
members of government, military and
industry, were regaled with a feast of
savory dishes and cocktails, among a festive backdrop of carolers.
WASHINGTON DC—Carolers perform
during the annual gala in December.
WASHINGTON DC—U.S. Marines representing Toys for Tots attend the December gala.
President Tim Sloms (l) presents a
certificate to a Toys for Tots representative at the December event.
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