NDIA Invites you to VetsInTech's Las Vegas Chapter Kickoff
Veterans and Military of all experience levels are welcomed. Meet other veterans in various stages of their careers!!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new VetsinTech Chapter in Las Vegas, Hosted at Lovelady Brewing in Henderson. We'll have a networking happy hour with CEO and founder, Katherine Webster, Seattle Chapter leadership, and guest speakers (TBD).
VetsInTech's goal is to bring together Veterans, Active-Duty Military, reserves, and supporters of Veterans that are currently in the IT field or looking to transition from the Military into the civilian world within IT!
VetsinTech Las Vegas Chapter will offer employment and educational resources to Veterans such as workshops, online courses and more to help make transitioning as smooth as possible. We will also have some of the best Veteran IT folks in the Las Vegas area speaking at the events about their journey from the Military to the civilian world, tech talks, and leadership advice.
What: VetsinTech Las Vegas Chapter Official Launch
When: 10/29/2019 6 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lovelady Brewing, 20 S. Water St, Henderson, NV 89015
Who: Military, Veterans and Mil/Vet Spouses of all experience levels are welcomed.
If you have specific questions about the Education Program, reach out to the Chapter Development Manager, Abdul at email@example.com
Although the Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack realm is heavily Classified (as you can imagine), there are a number of very interesting Unclassified facts that can be discussed with those who attend this very special NDIA event.
As soon as we have a date and location for the event (it will likely be held on Nellis AFB), that information will be posted here on this website.
Here's a little advance reading on the subject: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_warfare
This event familiarized attendees with the layered components required to achieve the Effects-Based Cyber Enterprise, and helped all understand how their business interests may be helpful to the mission.
Cyberspace is: a Warfighting Domain of Operations, where Cyber Operators generate effects differently than the ways we generate effects in Air, Space, Land and Sea.
In the traditional domains, absolutes can be articulated that reflect unchanging characteristics of that domain (mass, acceleration, inertia). In the Cyber Domain all attributes are subject to change (ports, protocols, medium, etc.) and the greatest advantage is given to the combatant that can best manipulate the fabric and/or undiscovered or temporal behavior of this domain to achieve their ends.
Cyberspace is a human-made domain driven by the private industry; a Contested Domain where we must continuously develop new capabilities to maintain our freedom of maneuver, to ensure mission assurance and operate in a degraded or operationally-limited environment.
It is also a complex domain, compounded by the fast pace of technological change and the need to integrate Command and Control with Cyberspace Operations across all domains.
Professor Bashir is presently the Director of the International Office and a visiting Professor of Law and Global affairs at Dixie State University, St. George, UT. He's a member of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law, and has taught interdisciplinary courses and created workshops on Laws, Conflicts and Global Societies.
On August 15th 2019, Dr. Bashir integrated the following themes into the context of his presentation, and described how they relate to future AI & Autonomous Weapons employment:
--The contemporary battlefield and theaters of war
--Wars and weapons of the future (cocktail conflicts)
--The role of the combatant (lawful and unlawful)
--Laws of armed conflict
--Multiverse and lifeforms
--Law, Policy and decision making
--To kill or not to kill ?
--After the death and destruction (post conflict scenario)
MDC2 is the future of interoperable Command & Control between all worldwide allied assets
... a significant problem to solve! This 'global briefing' was given at our event by a key Nellis leader who plays a significant role in this project. The audience consisted of many folks who understand first-hand from their Military experience how important this capability is.
We met the Director of the VIRTUAL TEST & TRAINING CENTER (VTTC), and received a FANTASTIC Unclassified Briefing about the future of the VTTC. The VTTC will be an unparalleled capability for the Air Force…right here in the Las Vegas area!
Here's the official Website for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis, of which the VTTC will be a part:
This event took place 1500-1700 on 27 Feb, and was held in the 549 CTS auditorium (across the street from Freedom Park).
-- At this show we discussed concepts for the proposed Creech pilot project to demonstrate use of a Small-Self Contained Nuclear Power Reactor to meet all their electrical needs (see information about the event we had on 15 Nov)
The WEPTAC (Weapons and Tactics Conference) is an independent Industry Trade show open to all Defense Industry personnel & organizations, including Small Businesses who want to discuss or showcase their existing/future technologies & capabilities. Register early for WEPTAC 2020, or consider attending to just walk the exhibits and exchange ideas with attendees.
This show also presents an opportunity for members of the Defense Industry to meet with Warfighters who currently use, or potentially will use their products. Attendees are also able to obtain direct feedback from the actual Warfighters on what they like and don't like about existing product technology, and hear about products they would like to see in the future.
NevadansCAN Chairman and Energy Security Action Committee Leader, USAF Retired Colonel Bob Frank overviewed the possible path forward to establish Nevada as the National Engineering & Test Center for Carbon Free Power, with direct applicability to Military operations. An immediate application would would be for a small, self contained Nuclear Reactor to 24/7/365 power Creech's unique, global, active war-fighting mission independently from the Civilian Grid.
Included was also a discussion about work in progress to establish a national nuclear fuel recycling and Nuclear Reactor manufacturing center, locally in Nevada.
Be sure to view photos from the event at: https://ndia-snv.org/nuclear-power-for-creech
Building upon the Aug 23rd event, Joey Arora from AFWERX DC gave us a terrific overview of the newly applied AFWERX interface to the SBIR Process. Per Joey's reference, take a look at https://afwerxdc.org/sbir/ for details.
After the formal briefing concluded, Mr. Bob Cunningham http://www.gc2it.com/ and AFWERX Board Member fielded questions from the group, and facilitated a terrific synergy between all participants that continued on for a couple of hours. Many great new Business relationships resulted from the dynamic ensuing conversations.
This was the follow-on to our extremely successful Military Dual Use Briefing of August 23rd held at AFWERX.
Armed with the knowledge from that prior event, attendees had the first-hand background to understand what they do at Creech AFB, meet the Leadership, learn what products & services Creech is in search of, learn the "RPA Roadmap", and understand their unclassified operational issues.
Visit: https://ndia-snv.org/creech-afb-visit to see photos from this event.
Attendees learned how to do business with the Military. This all-inclusive event covered the pertinent topics that open the door to understanding the who, what, when and where of contracting with the Military. This event was also the "Classroom", followed by the Sept 7th event at Creech where attendees met with the Air Force leadership.
Visit: https://ndia-snv.org/dual-use-forum to see photos/video from this event, along with a documentation of all tools provided.
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