Given September is National Preparedness Month (supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security); the U.S. has expanded its military operations in the Middle East; and, that this is the anniversary week of the 9/11 tragedies, TechNet Augusta 2014 couldn’t take place at a better time.
Or, so it seems to the many participants – over 1,000 key decision makers – in attendance of the annual AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association)-sponsored conference, which runs September 9-11, in Augusta, Georgia.
Here, key military professionals representing the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Department of Defense (DoD), are discussing relevant issues and sharing ideas for improvement. Likewise, more than 140 vendors, Send Word Now® included, are showcasing their products and services, to help these organizations meet their current and future objectives.
Themed “Achieving Force 2025 Through Signals and Cyber,” the focus of TechNet Augusta 2014 is on Army ground forces, including Joint component interface, other DoD organizations, inter-agency, industry and academia. Presentations, as indicated on the event website, highlight empowerment of soldiers on the battlefield through training, different methodologies for connecting through enhanced technology, and command and control functions, enabling the U.S. Armed Forces to dominate the battlefield.
Specifically, the conference addresses the transformation of Fort Gordon to the Cyber Center of Excellence, and highlights the continuation of Signal training.
Over the course of the three-day event, subject matter experts representing government, industry and academia, are addressing a variety of topics, including the importance of the network, security issues, and training to enable operational forces to modernize, and ultimately be ready to meet emerging challenges in 2025 and beyond.
Meanwhile, critical communication, namely mass notification and personnel accountability, seems to be a hot topic for conference attendees, as many are inquiring about Send Word Now’s award-winning, DIACAP-certified Alerting Service. Among those representing Send Word Now during TechNet Augusta, and providing hands-on demonstrations of the service, is company president and CEO, Tony Schmitz.
Send Word Now is located in booth #723. _