general health and accomplishments for the
2015-16 board of directors term. Beck highlighted how the chapter remains engaged,
representing its needs at the international
level and recruiting new members and volunteers. He mentioned chapter recognition, including the Model Chapter Award,
a Distinguished Young AFCEAN for the
Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Region and
a Meritorious Service Award. Beck touched
on one key challenge: Income over the last
10 years has not exceeded expenses, which
may change future operations. He concluded
by touching on the chapter’s major calendar events and goals for the 2016-17 term,
encouraging general membership participation and increased support.
Protecting Army Network
The chapter welcomed Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III, USA, commanding general, 311th Signal Command (Theater), in
July. Gen. Brock spoke about protecting the
Army’s network in the Pacific arena, which
by its nature is highly targeted. He reminded
the audience that each person has a responsibility to protect the network and gave an
example of how someone will always click
on one of the phishing email links sent out
during exercises. The general also talked
about the gap in communicating with coalition partners and allies during exercises. He
mentioned the need for a consolidated coalition wide area network allowing everyone to
operate and communicate with each other.
U.S. Pacific Fleet N- 6 Director
Ruth A. Youngs Lew, executive director
for communications and information systems and command information officer for
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (
COMPAC-FLT), spoke at the chapter’s June luncheon.
Lew provided an overview of COMPACFLT’s
communication and information systems’
major functions as the United States continues its pivot to the Pacific. The discussion covered major efficiencies obtained via
data center consolidation, enterprise licenses
and incorporation of unified capabilities.
Other topics included a review of cybersecurity (identify, protect, detect, react, restore);
unsupported software eradication; work force
training; risk management framework transitions; bandwidth requirements; the serial
circuit transition; and the transition to the
Mission Partner Environment (MPE). At the
luncheon, Chapter President Jim Muller also
recognized Executive of the Month Steve
Robertson, executive vice president and chief
information officer, Hawaii Pacific Health,
and Tech. Sgt. Crystal Blunt, USAF, who
received an appreciation certificate.
‘Battle of the Greens’
Supports STEM Education
The chapter held its Crawford-Fuller
Scholarship Golf Tournament in May at
Shaw Air Force Base Carolina Lakes Golf
Course. Members and corporate sponsors supported the event with generous
FORT KNOX GOLD VAULT—Martin Harbolt
(l) and Brad Genet, the chapter’s vice
chairman of the board, accept the 2015
Model Chapter Award at the June meeting.
FORT KNOX GOLD VAULT—Genet (r)
and Chapter President Bill Heidenreich (l)
present a certificate to Sardar in June.
vice president for
data science at
SAIC, speaks at
the June meeting.
3rd Land Systems
Seminar & Exhibition
METU Cultural and Convention Center, Ankara, Turkey
November 7-8, 2016
THE UNIQUE MEETING AND
LAND DEFENCE & SECURITY
Please mark your calendar for our event and join us.
LAND SYSTEMS SEMINAR