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AFCEA NOVA Military Government Career Transition Seminar


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The AFCEA NOVA Military Government Career Transition Seminar is an opportunity for professionals who are making their transition to network and learn from those who have made a transition before them. This program is a service of the AFCEA NOVA Chapter and is made possible through the support of the event sponsors: CACI, Olgoonik Global Security, ClearedJobs.Net, Deltek, Inc, InTec, LLC, NJVC, Next Tier Concepts, Inc, Novel Applications Vital Information Inc. SAIC, Savantage Solutions, TechExpo, TEKsystems and The Si.

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AFCEA NOVA Military Government Career Transition Seminar

  1. 1. CAREER TRANSITION SEMINAR & BREAKFASTJANUARY 29, 2013PROGRAM AGENDA: EVENT LOCATION:7:00am - Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance, & Breakfast Doubletree Crystal City7:30 to 8:30am - Speaker Presentations 300 Army Navy Drive Arlington, VA 222028:30 to 9:00am - QuestionsThe STAR Program is AFCEA NOVA’s seminar series for Government/Military employees that arein the process of career transition.The event will offer attendees the opportunity to gain insights and lessonslearned from others who have successfully made the transition. It also offersnetworking opportunities with program managers, hiring managers, andstaffing professionals.This breakfast event is for our officer and enlisted members who are eitherretiring or leaving government service for the private sector in the next 12-18 months, and is intended to build upon the information provided by theGovernment transition assistance programs. The event will offer attendeesthe opportunity to gain insights and lessons learned from others who havesuccessfully made the transition. It also offers networking opportunities withprogram managers, hiring managers, and staffing professionals. Seminar PANELISTS• Byron Bissessar, Master Gunnery Sergeant, • Lieutenant Bryan Harris, USNR US Marine Corps, (Ret) • Tim Kirk, Director, Government Services,• Debbie Filippi, SES, DOD (Ret) Supremesoft Corporation
  2. 2. PANELIST BIOGRAPHIES AFCEA NOVA Career Transition SeminarByron Bissessar, Master Gunnery Sergeant, US Marine Corps, (Ret)Byron Bissessar retired in 2011 after completing 30 years of active duty service, which included several Combat tours, with his finalthree years as the 1st Communication Chief for the USMC, where he was the Senior Enlisted, and Technical Advisor to the Directorof Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), Chief Informations Officer (CIO), and Deputy CIO MARFORCYBER forthe United States Marine Corps. He is employed with NT Concepts as a Program Manager, responsible for several projects within theDepartment of Defense.Debbie Filippi, SES, DOD (Ret)Former Director, DOD/VA Health IT Accounts for CSC, previously served as the Director, DOD/VA Interagency Program Office andas a Director, Federal Information Sharing Executive for DOD. Served as the Deputy CIO, US Marine Corps providing IT/IA andInformation Management budget, policy and technical advisor for $2B Service C4 and IT portfolio.Lieutenant Bryan Harris, USNRA native of Alexandria, Virginia, Lieutenant Bryan Harris graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2007 with a Bachelorof Science Degree in General Engineering. Lieutenant Harris completed his division officer tours aboard the destroyer USS OSCARAUSTIN (DDG-79) as the Repair Division Officer, Damage Control Assistant, Ordnance Officer, and Strike Warfare Officer and thenaboard USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN-69) as Tactical Action Officer and OI Division Officer. Lieutenant Harris served as a NavyOperations Center Watch Officer and Current Operations Briefer for the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. During this tourhe functioned as the primary operations briefer for the CNO as well as the deputy CNO (N3N5) and operated as a liaison betweenOPNAV Staff and Joint Staff. Lieutenant Harris has since transitioned into the Naval Reserves where he still serves in this capacity onan as needed basis for active duty support and crisis situations.Tim Kirk, Director, Government Services, Supremesoft CorporationTim Kirk, Master Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps (1986-2012). Tim is the Director, Government Services for SupremesoftCorporation which offers IT Professional Staffing and Technology Consulting Services. Tim served in the Marines as an Engineer,Motor-T Mechanic, and the final 12 years as a Career Recruiter. Tim is an exceptional communicator and facilitator. Tim developsintimate knowledge of his client’s business and industry to drive value-added, long term relationships and business opportunitiesbuilt on trust. Seminar MASTER OF CEREMONIESKevin A. Hoey, Colonel, US Marine Corps (Ret)Currently VP, Space and Missile Defense Programs, General Dynamics IT. Developed and manages a $20M business unit in theprofessional and IT services market for federal and DOD customers. Establishes client support base, markets corporate capabilities,develops and submits business cases and proposals for leading edge technological solutions and information assurance capabilities.Manages execution with full P&L responsibility. Served as Deputy CIO 2004-2005; developed budget and resource requirements forUSMC C4 and IT portfolio; staff supervisory responsibility for USMC IT operations and security center. Chief, Resources Directorate,C4 Department HQMC 2001-2004. Developed civilian and military personnel policy and plans, innovatively managed and marketedhuman capital to meet Service demands; developed and executed $56M O&M budget for IT and IA operations. Served as VP,Government Affairs and is a Past President of AFCEA NOVA Chapter.
  3. 3. COMPANY SPONSOR INFORMATION AFCEA NOVA Career Transition Seminar CONTACT INFORMATION:CACI International Inc Cliff Colley ccolley@caci.comCACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformationfor Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian clients. A member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000Index, CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 14,900 employees working in over 120 offices worldwide.Visit CONTACT INFORMATION:ClearedJobs.Net Rob Riggins rriggins@clearedjobs.netClearedJobs.Net is a veteran owned company focused on providing support to cleared facilities employers in the defense andintelligence communities to connect with security cleared professionals. We support professionals with security clearances findtheir next opportunity by providing career support that is geared toward the specific needs of individuals with security clearances.Through the Cleared Job Board which features positions provided by Cleared Facilities Employers and Cleared Job Fairs we providethe tools and resources for meaningful connections between cleared employer and security cleared professional. CONTACT INFORMATION:Deltek, Inc Deltek Recruiting Team careers@deltek.comDeltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms andgovernment contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock theirbusiness potential. 16,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to researchand identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects.Deltek – Know more. Do more.® CONTACT INFORMATION:InTec, LLC Robert Donaldson robertdonaldson@intecllc.netInTec is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business headquartered in Fairfax, VA with work on site around the WashingtonDC area and St Louis, MO. We provide Program Management, Systems Engineering and Integration, Intelligence Analysis andCollection Management, Training Development and Delivery, and high end Information Technology and Information Assuranceto DoD and the Intelligence Community. Our workforce, which is approximately 60% veteran, is renowned for our expertiseand customer service.For more information on job openings and benefits see our website at CONTACT INFORMATION:NJVC Spencer Nelson spencer.nelson@njvc.comWith a focus on information technology automation, NJVC® specializes in supporting highly secure, complex IT enterprisesin business-critical environments. We offer a wide breadth of IT solutions to our customers, ranging from strategic consultingto flexible managed services in five business areas: Cloud Services, Cyber Security, Data Center Services, IT Services and PrintSolutions. Our global workforce includes dedicated and talented employees, with 94 percent holding security clearances,located at more than 160 customer sites. We partner with our customers to support their missions.
  4. 4. COMPANY SPONSOR INFORMATION AFCEA NOVA Career Transition Seminar CONTACT INFORMATION:Novel Applications of Vital Information, Inc Ivan M Johnson ivan@novelapplications.comNovel Applications, Inc. is a premier business and technology services company that provides solutions in the areas of CyberSecurity, Information Assurance, Systems Integration and Enterprise Architecture. We are a business that combines experience,creativity, flexibility, pragmatism, and cost-effective solutions in order to deliver measurable business value to our clients. Wehold the 8(a), MBE, DBE and SWAM certifications. Our corporate experience spans both the Department of Defense (DoD) & theIntelligence Community (IC). Additionally, the company holds a Top Secret Facility Clearance and its personnel hold both TopSecret/SCI and Lifestyle polygraph clearances.Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and cutting-edge solutions to complex challenges. We endeavor to provideunparalleled service to support both legacy systems and mission critical systems.Novel Applications corporately has over 60 + years of proven experience and our employees experience derives fromemployment within the federal government, military and commercial organizations. CONTACT INFORMATION:NT Concepts Debbie Pearson debbie.pearson@ntconcepts.comA technology solutions company, NT Concepts delivers on our customers’ IT requirements by providing teams of results-focused technologists and managers. Our strategic partnerships with companies such as Google and Microsoft strengthenour high technical aptitude while individual and corporate certifications ensure we apply industry best practices. Since ourinception in 1998, NT Concepts has maintained integrity, trustworthiness, agility, leadership, and teamwork as core ideals. Wehave received the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies award each year since 2009 based on our strong growth rate, and inJuly 2011 we achieved 8th place in Washington Technology’s annual “Fast 50” list of fastest growing small businesses in thegovernment market. CONTACT INFORMATION:Olgoonik Global Security, LLC Kevin Hartford khartford@olgoonik.comOlgoonik Global Security (OGS) provides clients with a broad spectrum of staff expertise to detect and counter technical andphysical security threats to personnel , information, and property by hostile intelligence organizations, criminal enterprises,terrorists, and others. Our core competences include: technical surveillance countermeasures, telecommunication security,technical and physical security system installations, risk and threat assessments, security survey and design, contingencycommunications, life safety and personal security system development and implementation, command center operations andcomputer/network security. As a subsidiary of Olgoonik Development, an Alaska Native Corporation, OGS participates in the SBA8(a) Business Development Program.Learn more at: CONTACT INFORMATION:SAIC Mike Bruni brunim@saic.comSAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledgeto solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, criticalinfrastructure, and health. The Company’s approximately 40,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense,the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selectedcommercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal yearended January 31, 2012.For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
  5. 5. CONTACT INFORMATION:Savantage Solutions Mary Millholland mmillholland@savantage.netSavantage Solutions provides a wide range of consulting, integration, technology and support solutions and services toFederal and military agencies. For over two decades, Savantage Solutions has partnered with organizations in both the publicand private sectors to achieve innovative solutions for customers’ challenges. Savantage Solutions is a woman-owned, smallcompany that values diversity, initiative, and a commitment to learning and growing. Our philosophy is that diversity is an assetto any industry or organization, and that innovation is only nurtured in an environment that embraces creativity and openminds. We thrive on the ideas and perspectives generated by a diverse workforce. CONTACT INFORMATION:TECHEXPO Hiring Events Amanda Alessio Sauve aalessio@techexpousa.comTECHEXPO Top Secret is the Nation’s premiere producer of professional job fairs for Security-Cleared professionals. For nearly 20years, TECHEXPO has consistently produced the most successful hiring events in a multitude of industries with a major focus onTechnology & Intelligence. With over 1,000 shows produced since we began, our team has helped thousands of companies recruitthe best talent in the industry and has provided hundreds of thousands of professionals with a forum to advance their career.Our hiring events target qualified professionals with an active Security Clearance specializing in Security, Intelligence,Engineering, IT, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Project Management, Development, Virtualization & much serves as the country’s leading online career center, where the finest defense contractors, technology companies,consulting firms and numerous agencies of the U.S. Government can virtually recruit and hire experienced cleared professionals. CONTACT INFORMATION:TEKsystems Elizabeth Joy ejoy@teksystems.comTEKsystems assists our customers in achieving their Information Technology program goals. We reduce risk, control costs andincrease efficiencies by employing a broad range of processes, methodologies and practices around human capital services.With a longstanding history supporting over 65 federal agnecies and military commands, our Government Services divisionaddresses government and integrator needs related to people, projects or work functions. No other provider has our reachand proven processes to access and deploy cleared IT resources. We combine this strength with our deep human capitalmanagement insight and proven IT service solutions to position our partners for success. CONTACT INFORMATION:The SI Organization DeeDee Demes helen.d.demes@thesiorg.comThe SI helps the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies make better, smarter decisions ontechnical solutions using a variety of systems engineering and integration services. The SI does not build systems—we ensurethe systems built meet the mission need.
  6. 6. F C E A N O VA A The 12th Annual AFCEA NOVA ARMY IT DAY March 13, 2013 T IT: The Agile Partner for Building the Joint Information Environment I Y DA M and Supporting the Cyber Warfare Mission Y: A R12th Annual Army IT DayWednesday, March 13, 2013 – 8:00am - 5:00pmArmy IT Day is an annual one-day conference focused on issues and challenges facing the future Army. Senior leaderswill describe the Army vision, operational requirements, acquisition strategies and potential opportunities for industry.If you are currently doing IT business with the Army then you absolutely need to be at AFCEA NOVA Army ITDay. Solid industry partnerships will enable the Army transition to a global network enterprise. Industry can bring theinnovative ideas, cutting edge technologies, and the enormous resources to make this transformation a reality; all whileproviding seamless support to Army customers.EVENT LOCATION: Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA Event Cosponsor: SIGNAL CORPS REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATIONS AFCEA NOVA is proud to co-sponsor Army IT Day with the Signal Corps Regimental Association. SCRA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for all active, reserve, and national guard, officers, warrant officers, enlisted members and civilians, as well as any former members of the Signal Corps to aid in preserving for posterity the proud heritage of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regiment, and Signal units throughout the world. SCRA works to enhance the Regiment’s ability to recruit officers and warrant officers, recognize Regiment’s NCO leaders during their NCOES, and contribute to events that encourage the community of our Regiment. The SCRA works to ensure the lessons of history and proud traditions of the Signal Regiment are not forgotten. Sponsorships Available! This is your chance to meet senior leaders from across We are expecting this year’s event to draw a crowd of nearly the Army as they present the Army vision; assess the 1000 of your colleagues in the field. Put your best foot forward effectiveness and shortfalls of current capabilities; discuss to AFCEA NOVA’s partners in government and industry. cyber warfare requirements and directions; outline plans There are three standard sponsorship packages available - for organizing for cyber operations; define emerging Platinum, Gold & Small Business Silver – as well as special technology needs; and, highlight acquisition plans and Premiere slots sponsoring the Breakfast, Luncheon, or programs of particular interest to IT professionals. Closing Reception, & new Diamond Sponsorships, which give you the greatest level of exposure.
  7. 7. AFCEA NOVA UPCOMING EVENTSFebruary 07 May 02Veterans Affairs 2013 Executive Round TableSmall Business Breakfast 6:00pm - 8:00pm7:00am – 9:30am AFCEA NOVA is pleased to announce that registration is now open forThe speaker for this event is TBD. Information will our special invitation-only Executive Round Table (ERT). This annualbe posted on as soon as the speaker is confirmed. event is among the most important and exclusive events that AFCEA NOVA holds each year, and is a key membership benefit offered onlyEvent Location:Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA to Corporate Table holders. Come join us for our annual Executive Round Table, a not-for- attribution and no-press event to have some frank discussion withFebruary 09 DoD acquisition executives of our armed forces about the challenges that the DoD budget will present and what things Industry should be doing to help DoD respond to this challenge. 33rd Annual VALENTINES BALL The 2012 Executive Roundtable agenda will begin with an exclusive networking social where our corporate partners can connect with executives, industry leaders, and VIPs. The formal program will be5:00pm – 11:45pm highlighted by a candid, off the record discussion featuring DoDFor over 30 years, the Valentine’s Ball has been one of the premiere acquisition executives from all of our armed events in Washington, DC. The Ball brings together nearly 700 This event affords our corporate partners and opportunity toindustry, military, and Federal Government telecommunications hear first-hand from senior military leadership on the technologyand IT professionals, including their spouses, in an elegant, fun challenges, mission needs, and long term requirements facing thesocial environment. armed services.Event Location: Event Location:Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VASponsor Levels and Benefits:All sponsors receive a reserved table with space for 3 couples of yourchoice and 2 randomly-assigned military/government couples. “Split”or “shared” tables are not permitted. June 06PLATINUM SPONSORSCACI l CenturyLink Government l Cisco l enlightened l HP l Lockheed Martin 2013 Annual Golf TournamentQinetiQ North America l inmarsat l Raytheon 11:30amGOLD SPONSORS AFCEA NOVA, the largest AFCEA Chapter, is in the process of planningDynetics Inc. the Washington DC area premiere golf tournament for 2013.CORPORATE TABLES AFCEA NOVA offers a wide variety of exclusive and joint sponsorshipsBoeing l CSCI Consulting l IBM l iMC, Inc. l IndraSOft, Inc. for the Annual Golf Tournament to match any budget. The net proceedsIntegrated Systems Solutions l MarkLogic l NTT Data l nisga’a Data Systems from our tournament will be added to the AFCEA Scholarship Fund.Northrop Grumman l powertek l Raytheon l Security University l SUSS ConsultingVirginia Tech Applied Research Corporation l Websense l NTConcepts Event Location: Old Hickory Golf Club, 11921 Chanceford Dr., Woodbridge, VA AFCEA NOVA SCHOLARSHIPSAFCEA NOVA provides over 30 merit-based scholarships each year, to qualified students who are pursuing degrees or advanced trainingin technology-related fields supportive of our national security. Since its inception, the AFCEA NOVA Scholarship program has awardedmore than $1,000,000 to over 400 recipients.Scholarships are for $2,000 for full-time students, and $1,000 for part-time students, paid over the course of two semesters, and can beapplied to undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs, or a certificate.Interested applicants can apply at: must be submitted by February 28, 2013
  8. 8. AFCEA NOVA JANUARY 2013CAREER TRANSITION SEMINAR & BREAKFAST TABLE SPONSORS 100 11 0 1010 0 11 010 10 10 01 10 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 0 01 01 1 01 01 1 00 0 0 10 1 01 01 0 1 00 0 1 1 10 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 01 0 010 010 010 001 001 101 0 100 1010 0 0 1 0 10 0100 100 1 Become an AFCEA NOVA Corporate Table Holder for FY2013. For more information email: | 703.778.4645