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AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2013 Brings the Army CIO Community to the Augusta Marriott Convention Center
Aug 15, 2013 (12:08 PM EDT)

"Modernizing for Network 2020 and Beyond: Empower, Connect, Dominate!"

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA International will host the first TechNet Augusta in the Augusta Marriott Convention Center on September 10-12. The overall theme of this conference and exposition focuses on the Army, including Joint Component interface, other Department of Defense organizations, Inter-Agency, Industry, and Academia, to discuss the importance of the network, security issues, and training to enable operational forces to modernize and be ready to meet emerging challenges in 2020 and beyond. The conference offers numerous training opportunities and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)/CMUs.


Conference speakers and panel participants will voice their points of view and experiences, allowing attendees to benefit from their knowledge and candid discussion. Confirmed speakers include:

  • MG LaWarren V. Patterson, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon (Tuesday September 10, 8:30 – 9:45am)
  • LTG Keith Walker, USA, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (Tuesday September 10, 12:30 – 2pm)
  • LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA, CIO/G-6, U.S. Army (Wednesday September 11, 8:50 – 9:45am)
  • GEN Dennis L. Via, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command (Wednesday September 11, 2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • LTG Mark S. Bowman, USA, Director, C4/Cyber, Joint Staff J-6 (Thursday September 12, 8:00 – 9:00am)

In addition, two panel sessions will provide attendees with opportunities to question experts about the latest policy and technology issues:

  • Senior NCO Panel: "Joint Operations in Cyberspace"
  • Industry Panel: "Synchronizing the Technology, Performance, and Investment Required to Modernize for Network 2020"

AFCEA was founded at Camp Gordon in 1946, during the transition from World War II, by a group of communicators led by David Sarnoff, and they established AFCEA from the U.S. Veterans Signal Association and the American Signal Corps Association with the goal of promoting communication, dialogue, and an open and ethical exchange of information between the public and private sectors. "It makes perfect sense that AFCEA returns to its roots that were founded at then "Camp Gordon". Reflecting on that foundation and looking forward to 2020 and beyond makes attendance at this conference compelling," says General John A. Dubia, USA (Ret.), Executive Vice President, AFCEA International.

TechNet Augusta will also feature several engagement theaters on the exhibit floor and a Small Business Workshop. The exhibits are open to the public (on-site registration required); conference registration is free for military/government; there is a registration fee for industry. For details and registration visit

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit organization serving its members by providing a forum for the ethical exchange of information, and dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members in information technology, communications and electronics for the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. For more information, visit

SOURCE AFCEA International