WITH AFCEA DAYTON-WRIGHT
Welcome to the Dayton-Wright Chapter of AFCEA. The AFCEA Dayton-Wright Chapter is the Miami Valley’s leading professional communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems organization.
At the chapter’s March luncheon, it honored its newest Lifetime Member, Mr. Bill Fredericks. The chapter was fortunate to have as its guest speaker, Maj Gen Earl D. Matthews. Maj Gen Matthews is the Director, Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Maj Gen Matthews discussed their efforts to address sequestration, the future of the Joint Information Environment, changes in cyber education and training, and efforts to relook at civilian cyber career fields. Luncheon sponsors were Array Information Technology, CDO Technologies Inc., Computer Science Corp., Evanhoe & Associates Inc., Flairsoft Limited Inc., Illumination Works, JJR Solutions LLC, KLSS Inc., Network Integrity Systems, Northrop Grumman, Peerless Technologies, Segue Technologies Inc., and Sumaria Systems Inc.
CSAF Reading List 2013 Released
This month, Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, released the 2013 Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List. Continuing on last year’s expansion of the list to include digital media, this year’s list includes films, music, art, photography, and TED lecture recommendations to the book list.
The recommendations run the gamut from Air Force heritage to current events, to perspectives on innovation. Most of the recommendations are available online or through Air Force libraries and the USAF Digital Media Program. Check out the link below:
January 2013- Lifetime Member Honored
The chapter held its January luncheon with more than 200 attendees to kick off the new year. The chapter presented the newest Lifetime Member, Maj. Stacie A. Rembold, USAF, with her award. Maj. Rembold is stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
In addition, the chapter presented gifts of thanks to the outgoing 2012 chapter officers: Ann Hurley, executive vice president; Brenda Colton, information vice president; Danna Plewe, vice president; Casey Weinstein, vice president for programs; Aaron Miller, vice president for operations; Master Sgt. Daren Zimmer, USAF, vice president for enlisted affairs; Adrianna Templeton, secretary; and Andrea Kunk, treasurer.
The new officers for 2013 are: Linda Skinner; Col. Johnson; Srujal Sheth; Casey Weinstein; Aaron Miller; Lt. Col. John Bommer Jr., USAF; Andrea Kunk; and Adrianna Templeton.
Luncheon sponsors included Booz Allen Hamilton; Credence Management Solutions; Deloitte; Evanhoe and Associates; Flairsoft Limited; Illumination Works; JJR Solutions; LDSS Corporation; Northrop Grumman; Peerless Technologies; Segue Technologies; and TACG. All proceeds from the event benefit the chapter scholarship fund.
January 2013- Chapter President Remembered
Daniel J. Curtis, president of the Dayton-Wright Chapter, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, at the age of 55. As president of Curtis Consulting and before that at BearingPoint (now Deloitte), he was a tireless advocate for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Curtis was a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist, giving generously of his time, expertise and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of individuals in the Dayton community. One of the original employees of the Dayton Development Coalition, where he was on staff from 1995 to 2002, Curtis played an especially vital role in protecting Wright-Patterson during the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure process.
Curtis had a long passion for politics and public policy that began when he was a page and then a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives in the 1970s. Ultimately, he rose to become the executive assistant to the legendary Vern Riffe, former speaker of the Ohio House.
Curtis was about to embark on a second year as president of the Dayton Wright Chapter when he was so quickly taken from us. He held numerous positions throughout his years of involvement in the chapter and was known for his insistence on accountability and responsibility for the chapter’s financial funds. He worked closely with others to create an infrastructure that would ensure future growth. Under Curtis’ leadership, the chapter launched a new internship program in March 2012 aligned with the region's defense and aerospace sectors to support work force development. Partnered with the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE), the program aims to fulfill defense and aerospace work force development capabilities and reduce university and college recruiting costs for participating corporate partners, while at the same time benefiting the AFCEA chapter scholarship fund. Curtis is survived by his wife Amy (Snyder); his children Kevin, Chelsea and Matthew; and a nephew, Michael. Contributions in memory of Dan Curtis can be made to the AFCEA Educational Fund at the Dayton Foundation, 500 Kettering Tower, Dayton, Ohio 45423
December 2012-Enterprise IT Discussions
The chapter welcomed David Garofoli, system program manager, Defense Enterprise Accounting Management Systems, in December. Garofoli discussed the challenges of providing system integration for the program and the challenges of its four contracts. DEAMS is a $1.5 billion ACAT1AM ERP system. More than 250 people were in attendance at the meeting. Luncheon sponsors were AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation, Deloitte, Flairsoft Ltd., Illumination Works, JJR Solutions, Kratos Defense, LDSS Corp., Northrup Grumman, Peerless Technologies, Quantrum, Segue Technologies, STG, Sumaria Systems, TACG and The Greentree Group. Aaron Miller, chapter vice president for scholarships, announced that the AFCEA scholarship and SOCHE Internship Program have received $3.5 million in funding to support internships.
November 2012-Young AFCEAN Honored
Dan Curtis, chapter president, announced another proud chapter achievement in November. Aaron Miller has been selected as Regional Young AFCEAN of the Year. This is an award very much deserved. Miller has performed exceedingly well in his position as chapter vice president for operations, reorganizing the chapter's approach to scholarship assistance from top to bottom and completely modernizing its approach. He has also contributed greatly to the rising success of each and every Young AFCEAN (YAC) event this year and already has garnered extensive underwriting for literally all YAC events in 2013. There are only a dozen or so of these awards given around the AFCEA globe, and Miller is the region's Young AFCEAN of the Year. He'll be honored at the December chapter luncheon.