MIP Notes from Coffee 11-30-2018

  • 30 Nov 2018 10:13 AM
    Message # 6939473
    Joni Ahlers (Administrator)

    NEXT MIP meeting: 7 December 2018
    (Doors open NLT 0530; meeting starts at 0615)

    LAST MEETING for 2018//MIP ANNUAL Pot Luck 14 December

    The Offices at Midtown
    Building 500 Interstate Park Drive, Room 507

    Lee Terrell (TSCTI), Arnie Regan (Macalogic), 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.

    Format Notes:  The date at the end of the content indicates when the item was last updated.

    • ·         From AFA Daily Digest.
    • ·         LeMay Center Hosts Massive War Game Focused on Space, Cyber in the Pacific.  The LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education in October hosted its largest war game ever, bringing in about 350 personnel to focus on space and cyber issues that could develop in 10 years.  The center, based at Maxwell AFB, Ala., hosted Air Force Space Command’s Schriever Wargame 2018, which included general officers and dignitaries from more than 27 agencies, along with representatives from eight other countries, according to a Maxwell release.  The war game focused on a potential peer adversary exploiting cyber and space, focused on the Pacific.  (30 November 2018).
    • ·         BES Building Access.  The BES Campus is implementing the access card security lockdown in a “rollout of one building per week.  Building 892 was the first this past week.  All buildings will be secured by the week of 18 December.  (30 November 2018)
    • ·         MIP HOLIDAY PARTY!!!  Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual MIP Pot Luck Holiday party.  It will be Friday 14 December at the usual 0600 time.  Anything (except Donuts) welcome.  And if you are all good little boys and girls, Santa may stop by to visit (he’s a 2nd cousin of Lee.  You’ll see the family resemblance).  (2 November 2018)
    • ·         AFCEA Coming events
    • ·         YAAC Business Over Breakfast:  The next Young AFCEANs Business Over Breakfast will be Thursday 6 December 2018, 0730-0830, featuring Col Clinton A. Mixon, USAF, Commandant AF Cyber College.  It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1600 Interstate Park Drive.  $5 at the door (cash only, please.)  For questions contact YoungAFCEA@afceamontgomery.org(30 November 2018)
    • ·         16 January 2019 is tentatively the Annual State of the BES luncheon
    • ·         And of course, MITS, 20-22 May 2019.
    • ·         CoWERX46 Closing Down.  The CoWERX46 location in downtown Montgomery is closing on 31 December 2018 after 18 months in operation.  (30 November 2018)
    • ·         Resume Workshop.  Tija Brown (Young AFCEA President) and Tom Wojszynski (Google) are setting up a Resume Workshop in early February 2019.  While the target participants are Young AFCEANs, we are opening the workshop to anyone who's interested in creating a more effective resume.  To assist in the workshop, we are looking for volunteers from MIP who can lend expertise.  If interested in helping, please contact Tija at tija.brown@gmail.com or Tom at twoj@google.com(2 November 2018)

    ·         MGMWerx.

    ·         MGMWerx has begun to move into their permanent facility on Commerce Street.

    ·         The ACSC Department of Leadership will present a Leadership Education Development eXperience: Diversity at the Intersection of Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation.  The event will be held 3-4 January 2019 and feature a number of outstanding speakers and presenters.  For more information go to www.LEDxAU.com(16 November 2018)

    ·         In conjunction with this conference, MGMWerx is hosting a Pitch Night on 3 January 2019 at 1830, MGMWerx, 41 Commerce Street, Montgomery.  The competition will focus on a solution, idea or product that will make the warfighter better, using the theme: Diversity at the Intersection of Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation.  Go to https://mgmwerx.org/submit-an-idea/ for additional information and to register.  (16 November 2018)

    ·         PMI Holiday Social.  On Thursday December 6, 2018, PMI South Alabama will host an informal social at Irish Bred Pub on Dexter Ave. in Montgomery. Anyone interested in project management is encouraged to come by.  This will not be our usual dinner meeting. It's a chance for chapter members and others who are interested in networking to find out more about PMI, the PMP credential, and PM in general. We'll have an open cash bar and some appetizers provided by PMI South Alabama. No admission fee will be charged - buy yourself a drink and come meet PMI South Alabama.  (16 November 2018)

    • ·         MOAA.  The MOAA monthly luncheon will be on 13 December 1130-1300, at the Maxwell Club.  For tickets or information, contact John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (campjhj@charter.net).  (12 October 2018)
    • ·         Chamber of Commerce.
    • ·         Chamber Annual Meeting.  The 146th Annual Meeting of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on December 11, 2018 at the Renaissance.  Tickets for the meeting and luncheon are $65.  Register at the Chamber website.  (16 November 2018)
    • ·         Other Chamber Events. 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.
    • ·         War Eagle BEST Competition This Weekend.  Both the Wetumpka HS and Cornerstone Robotics teams will be competing this weekend at the War Eagle BEST robotics competition Saturday and Sunday at Auburn University.  The completion is open to the public and activities begin at 1300 on Saturday and continue through Sunday afternoon.
    • ·         Speech and Debate Judges Needed.  National Christian Forensics and Communications Association's (NCFCA) Montgomery Speech and Debate tournament will be held January 10-12, 2019 at Taylor Road Baptist Church, Montgomery.  400 judges are needed over the 3 day event to full “three hour” slots.  Lunch will be provided.  The competition will be for both speech and debate.  There will be 2 styles of debate:
    • ·         The team policy debate (2 students debating 2 students) topic is: "Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its foreign policy regarding international terrorism."
    • ·         The Lincoln-Douglas value debate (1 student debating 1 student) topic is: "Resolved: When in conflict, governments should value fair trade above free trade."

    Please go to www.ncfcajudges.com to sign up.  If your schedule permits you can sign up for more than one 3 hour time slot.  See the flyer attached to the notes.  (30 November 2018)

    ·         Personnel.

    • ·         Pete Donohue, who was well known in the Gunter community, passed away last week.
    • ·         John Lucas, the PEO/BES Comptroller for many years, had his retirement ceremony and luncheon yesterday.  Many thanks to John for his service to the Gunter IT world.
    • ·         The new Comptroller will be Mike Coleman, who is coming to Gunter from his position as the CFO for the B-1 PMO at Tinker AFB.
    • ·         Position(s) Available
    • ·      N/A.
    • ·         Calendar of Events.


    Event Name



    December 2018


    YAAC Business Over Breakfast:
    Col  Clinton Mixon, AF Cyber College Commandant

    Hilton Garden Inn
    1600 Interstate Park Drive
    0730-0830, $5 cash at the door.




    PMI Social

    Irish Bred Pub
    Dexter Ave



    MOAA Monthly Luncheon and Chapter Elections

    Maxwell Club 1130-1300

    John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (272-8061)


    Chamber of Commerce 146th Annual Meeting


    MIP Holiday Party

    Last MIP Meeting for 2018


    No MIP Meeting (Christmas)

    January 2019


    New Year’s Day


    Leadership Education Development eXperience: Diversity at the Intersection of Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation.

    Air University
    Maxwell AFB AL



    MGMWerx Pitch Night
    Diversity at the Intersection of leadership, Innovation, and Strategy

    46 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL



    First MIP Meeting of 2019


    AFCEA Luncheon: State of the BES
    Mr. Rich Aldridge

    Wynlakes Country Club



    No MIP Meeting (MLK Holiday)


    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    February 2019


    YAAC Resume Workshop



    AFCEA West

    San Diego, CA



    Alabama World Affairs Council:
    Dr. William “Drew” Wagsrtaff: “China Ascendant”

    Gold Room, Troy University, 231 Montgomery Street

    Free for ALWAC Members; $20 for non members.



    No MIP Meeting (Presidents Day)


    Presidents Day Holiday

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    Gunter NETCENTS documents


    System Engineering Process Web Site


    Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference


    Vendor Forums


    South Alabama Chapter PMI


    Montgomery Chapter of AFA


    Montgomery Chapter AFCEA


    AFCEA International “YouTube” Channel


    FedBizOps DoD Opportunities


    MGM Chapter Military Officers Association of America


    DISA website


    Alabama Technology Foundation


    Montgomery Chamber of Commerce


    Alabama Council for Technology in Education


    Alabama State Office of IT


    Florida 8a Alliance


    Eglin AFB Small Business Office


    Huntsville Area Technical Societies Calendar


    Silicon Black Belt News


    Locations of SWFT Electronic fingerprinting
    (for DSS/OPM security clearance


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