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MIP Notes 4.22.16

  • 22 Apr 2016 1:57 PM
    Message # 3978525
    David Hart (Administrator)

    Montgomery Industry Partners (MIP) is a stand-alone informal association of both Montgomery area industry partners as well as the Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex community.  We are not affiliated with any other organizations.

    NEXT MIP meeting: 29April 2016 0615, Building 500 Interstate Park, Room 507

    Lee Terrell (TSCTI), Arnie Regan, John O’Connor (Windmill)

    The MIP notes are intended for local Montgomery area Industry and Government Partners.  Recipients may choose to forward.  Any email lists associated with MIP should not be forwarded or shared outside of MIP

    FROM the Editor:

    If you have an item that should be included in the notes, please email that to MIPDistro@gmail.com NLT than 5 PM the day before a MIP meeting.  This will insure accuracy when being posted to the notes.  

    CHANGING EMAIL ADDRESS?  Send an email to MIPDistro@gmail.com with the old and new addresses.  It will be updated within a few days.

    RESUMES:  If you want to pass along a resume for distribution, you can also send that directly to MIPDistro@gmail.com. As we mentioned a few months ago, if the resume is for someone you are trying to help, suggest you do a little “peer review/QC” before forwarding on.  Some of the resumes of late that have been received could have used some help.

    Thank you!

    Format Notes:

    • ·       The date at the end of the content indicates when the item was last updated.
    • ·       From the AFA Daily Digest
    • ·       April 2016)
    • ·       Gloves Are Off’ in Cyber says DISA Director.  When it comes to cyber, the gloves are off, said Army LTG Alan R. Lynn, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN), at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in the District of Columbia April 20.  “In cyber, it used to be almost like an intel game -- a gentlemanly sport, if you will.  People would try to break into your network, real easy, real slow, real quiet; then they’d sit still and watch.  Then they’d move a little, maybe take some information, and leave.”  Those days are gone, he said.  “[The enemy is] kicking in the doors. It’s loud and it’s fast. It’s snatch and grab.  The gloves are off.  They’re going after senior leaders at their offices and at home.  It’s a different world,” said Lynn.  DISA and JFHQ-DODIN each play a role in defending against the cyber threat, and are working side-by-side to build and protect the man-made domain we call cyberspace.  DISA Vice Director Air Force Maj Gen Sarah Zabel and JFHQ-DODIN Deputy Commander Air Force Maj Gen (S) Robert Skinner explained each organization’s role, and provided examples of their synergy, via a video message.  Lynn called upon industry partners to help DISA and JFHQ-DODIN meet mission needs by providing ideas and capabilities in support of big data analytics, software defined networking, assured identity, and encryption.  “And you’ve got to give me a good deal,” he said, emphasizing that DISA and JFHQ-DODIN budgets come from the military services, and that budgets are going down across the board.  “We have to all start working together, said Lynn.  “It’s not getting better out there. It’s going to take a change in the way we do business.  We need to find common ground and figure out what the future is going to look like on our networks and to develop better defense into our networks.” (22April 2016)
    • ·       Hap Arnold Lecture Program.  On 26 April 2016 at 1730, the Air War College and Auburn Montgomery AUM will jointly host the Hap Arnold Lecture Program in Goodwyn Hall, Room 109.  A social mixer will follow in the lobby of Goodwyn Hall.  Advance Registration is required at Outreach.aum.edu or 334.244.3804. (22 April 2016)
    • ·       New Retirement Choices Coming for Military (from the Military Times, 15 Apr 16 -Karen Jowers.)  Defense officials are developing four courses to educate the military community about new retirement plan options for the 1.6 million service members who will make big decisions starting in 2018 - about whether to opt in to the new retirement system or stay with the current system.  There will be a course for leaders; a course for the service members who will have to make a choice about their retirement system; a course for personal financial managers working with the military community; and a course for new troops coming in as of Jan. 1, 2018.  "We are working hard to get out the right information to the right places in plenty of time to make an informed decision," said Daniel Feehan, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for readiness.  Feehan is an Army veteran and former middle school math teacher.  "Everyone should feel calm that they will receive educational materials that will make them an empowered consumer and empowered decision-maker" for their financial future, Feehan said.  No one has to make decisions about this in 2016 or 2017.  But in 2018, service members in the active and reserve components who entered the military after Jan. 1, 2006 - about 1.6 million people – will have to decide whether to stay with the current retirement system, or move to the new retirement benefit system signed into law in November.  Troops can make the choice beginning Jan 1, 2018; the deadline for making the decision is Dec. 31, 2018.  Full article is at http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/15/dod-help-way-critical
      -new-retirement-choices/83092974/
      (22 April 2016)
    • ·       AFITC is BACK!!  Registration for AFITC is now open.  Go to the new AFITC website at http://www.au.af.mil/cybercollege/afitc.  You can also get hotel information and registration details at http://www.mc2portal2.com/afitc/ .
    • ·       Additionally, there's an organizational email set up now (AFITC@us.af.mil ); please feel free to pass this along as well if people have any questions, doubts or comments regarding the conference.
    • ·       Hotel reservations for the Renaissance is available now, with all other hotels are listed on the vendor link under the lodging button
    • ·       Chamber of Commerce. Details and registration for these events can usually be found at www.montgomerychamber.com. Select “View Calendar” from the left side of the home page below the “Calendar of Events” listing for a full summary of upcoming events.
    • ·       Business After Hours will be at Arrowhead Country Club on Thursday April 28 from 1700-1900.  (8 April 2016)
    • ·       MOAA The May MOAA Luncheon will be on 12 May 2016, 1130-1300 at the Maxwell Club.  The speakers will be Col Mike “Coyote” Smith and Lt Col Peter Garretson.  They recently submitted a concept proposal on space solar power, which could lead to further development and economic growth here in Alabama.  Go to: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/dispatch/2016/01/17/space-new-frontier-clean-energy/78377028/ for the background story.  Menu choices are Turkey Cranberry Croissant ($13), Parmesan Chicken ($16), or Cobb Salad ($14).  Make reservations by 6 May with John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com 334.220.6532).  (11 March 2016)
    • ·       PMI Dinner meeting will be 12 May 2016 beginning at 1730 at the RSA Plaza, 1730 Washington Street, on the 6th Floor.  Tom Willard will be speaking on the NIST Risk Management Framework.  Register at www.pmisouthalabama.org. You do not have to be a PMI member to attend. (15 April 2016)
    • ·       13th Annual Unisys Golf Tournament.  Once again Unisys will host a golf tournament to benefit the AFCEA Education Foundation.  This year’s event will be at Arrowhead Country Club on April 29th, with registration fees at $75 per person.  .  (4 March 2016)
    • ·       10th Annual ICS Golf Tournament.  The Annual ICS Golf Tournament to benefit the AFCEA Scholarship Education Foundation will be Monday, 16 May at Wynlakes, with all proceeds going to the foundation.  There are numerous sponsorship opportunities.  (4 March 2016)
    • ·       12th Annual Blue Star Salute.  The 12th Annual Blue Star Salute will be held 19-22 May 2106 at the USS Alabama Memorial Park, Mobile AL.  Activities include the Vietnam Veterans memorial commemoration, and on Saturday May 21 (Armed Forces Day) there will be a 5K Run/Walk and a 1 mile Fun Run, beginning at 0730.  For more information, go to http://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/blue-star-salute-celebration. (8 April 2016)
    • ·       MITS. The Sponsorship Committee has started planning for next year’s MITS in May (23-26).  As companies finalize their marketing budgets for 2016, be sure you keep MITS at the top of your agenda.  Several of the sponsorships have already been spoken for.  For information on sponsorships go to http://www.afceamontgomery.org/Sponsorships or email mitsgolf@afceamontgomery.org.  Mr. Rich Aldrich (PEO/BES) has invited the AF Enterprise Services vendors, including NETCENTS-2 primes, ITCC and SEAMLS to attend a meeting during MITS to discuss the contracts. A total of 79 vendors have been invited.  Mr. Aldridge has also indicated that he will resume the contractor outreach events. (1 April 2016)
    • ·       BES Vendor Industry Day.  The next Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Vendor Industry Day event is scheduled for 25 -26 May 2016 in the Building 892 Auditorium.  This event is open to all civilian, military, and contractor personnel.  Beginning at 1345 on 25 May, the BES Divisions will present their upcoming business opportunities and anticipated acquisitions (forecasted over the next 18 month) to our Industry Partners.  Mark your calendars and come out to share in this "information-rich" experience, including what is hoped to be very engaged discussions between BES and the industry partner community. (18 March 2016)
    • ·       Gathering of Eagles Luncheon.  The Annual Gathering of Eagles Luncheon, sponsored by AFA Chapter 102, will be on 31 May 1130-1300 at the Capital City Club.  Honorees this year include one of the Doolittle Raiders, Dick Cole, and several other World War II era heroes.  For reservations and further details, please go to www.afa102.net. (22 April 2016)
    • ·       National Cyber Summit ’16.  The National Cyber Summit will be held this year at the von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL 8-9 June 2016.  Further information, including the working agenda, etc. can be found at www.nationalcybersummit.com. (11 March 2016)
    • ·       Open House at Maxwell in 2017.  In the planning stages is an open house at Maxwell scheduled for 17 April of 2017, with an appearance by the Thunderbirds. (8 January 2016)
    • ·       Visitors:
    • ·       Jeff Philippart, Director, Defense Operations, Robbins-Gioia, 703.706.4022 (office), 571.355.6729, Jeff.Philippart@robbinsgioia.com.
    • ·       Personnel.
    • ·       Dana Abbott passed away this part Wednesday morning.  A private family service was held.  In lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Sympathy notes may be sent to the family at 8117 Oak Alley, Montgomery, AL 36117.
    • ·       From Dick Simpson: RSimpson Consulting Services, LLC (RSCS) has relocated its base of operations to Huntsville, AL to intensify focus on Redstone Arsenal business opportunities (NASA, Army, other DoD commands).  New contact information is Richard Simpson, RSimpson Consulting Services, LLC, 6613 Lizzie Lane SE, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763 (256) 384-3370 Direct, (256) 585-5307 Mobile, rsimpson@rscsllc.com, www.rscsllc.com.  Give us a call if we can help you with future Huntsville business opportunities.
    • ·       Senior Leader Retirement:
    • o   Maj Gen Jocelyn M. Seng, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    • ·       Senior Leader Assignments:
    • o Brigadier General Timothy P. Kelly
      FROM: Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
      TO: Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    • o Col Jeffrey T. Pennington
      FROM: Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
      TO: Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
    Position(s) Available: N/A


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