MIP Notes from Coffee 01-04-2019

  • 06 Jan 2019 5:16 PM
    Message # 6986196
    Joni Ahlers (Administrator)

    NEXT Regular MIP meeting: 11 January 2019
    (Doors open NLT 0530; meeting starts at 0615)

    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.
    • ·         USAF Forms Working Group to Improve Open Architecture Systems.  The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on Dec. 27 awarded eight companies $22.5 million each to form a collaborative working group focused on developing and improving open architecture standards, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.  The working group will be made up of BAE Systems, Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc, Goodrich Corp., Harris Corp., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.  The overall goal is to “promote adaptability, flexibility, and expandability; support a variety of missions and domains; simplify integration; reduce technical risk and overall cost of ownership of weapon system programs; enable affordable technology refresh and capability evolution; enable reuse; enable independent development and deployment of system elements; and accommodate a range of cybersecurity approaches,” according to the announcement.  Work will primarily be conducted in Nashua, N.H.; St. Louis; Poway, Calif.; Westford, Mass.; Clifton, N.H.; Fort Worth, Texas; and Melbourne, Fla.; and is slated for completion by Dec. 31, 2022.  (2 January 2019)
    • ·         AF to Roll Out Special Cyber Defense Teams The Air Force is beginning to build specialized cyber teams across the service whose primary mission is to defend local installations and critical mission tasks from cyberattacks.  For full details go to Fifth Domain or https://www.fifthdomain.com/dod/air-force/2018/12/27/air-force-begins-to-roll-out-special-cyber-defense-teams/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Air%20Force%20-%20Daily%20News%20Roundup(2 January 2019)

    • ·         AFCEA Coming events
    • ·         DATE CHANGE!!!!  Due to a conflict with Mr. Aldridge’s schedule, the Annual State of the BES luncheon will be on 15 January 2019.  (4 January 2019)
    • ·         And of course, MITS, 20-22 May 2019.
    • ·         MITS SPONSORS!!!! Sponsorships are about to be open for reservation.If you want to have the same sponsorship as last year, you need to make your commitment early.  Of
    • ·         MGMWerx held its Leadership Education Development eXperience (LEDX) “pitch night” last evening.  Six concepts were presented and 2 selected for further development.  The associated conference on Diversity at the Intersection of Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation continues today.  (4 January 2019)
    • ·         Robotics.  As we have reported earlier, Auburn University is no longer sponsoring the “War Eagle BEST” robotics tournament.  The event held in December 2018 was the last.  A group has been formed to continue this competition here in Montgomery, and help is needed.  Please contact Lee Sumner at arthur.sumner@nttdatafed.com(4 January 2019)
    • ·         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)
    • ·         MOAA.  The MOAA monthly luncheon will be on 17 January 2019 1130-1300, at the Maxwell Club.  Dr. Mike Pavelec, ACSC Faculty will be the guest speaker, discussing the development of jet aircraft in World War II crews.  Menu choices are Chicken Quesadilla ($15), Lemon Pepper Tilapia ($16) or Cobb Salad ($14).  For tickets or information, contact John O’Connor (sactrndklr@gmail.com) or Lt Col John Camp (campjhj@charter.net).  Reservations need to be made by 11 January 2019!  (4 January 2019)
    • ·         PMI Dinner Meeting will be 10 January 2019 beginning at 1730 at the RSA Plaza, 1730 Washington Street, on the 6th Floor.  Dinner is $21.00.  The speaker for this month will be Lt Col Carmel Weed, Certified Black Belt.  Lt Col Carmel will briefly discuss how the Air Force implements continuous process improvement (CPI) and how personnel are CPI trained and certified.  Additionally, he will discuss the cultural challenges that are tied to change management.  For details, etc. register at www.pmisouthalabama.org.  You do not have to be a PMI member to attend.  (4 January 2019)
    • ·         Chamber of Commerce.
    • ·         24 January 2019: Business After Hours, Staybridge Suites, Bibb and Lee Street, 1600-1800
    • ·         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.
    • ·         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)

    • ·         AFA Issues Luncheon.  Chapter 102 of the Air Force Association will hold its Issue Luncheon at the Maxwell Club, 7 March 2019, 1130-1300.  Seating is limited so early reservations are recommended.  See http://www.123signup.com/home?Org=AFA for further information and to sign up.  (4 January 2019)
    • ·         Visitors:
    • ·         Brian Daugherty, BAH, Daugherty_brian@bah.com.

    ·         Personnel.

    • ·         N/A.
    • ·         Position(s) Available
    • ·      N/A.
    • ·         Calendar of Events.

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