AFCEA DC Announces Acquisition Panel For May 31st Luncheon

May 22, 2013, 07:14 ET from AFCEA DC

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's DC Chapter (AFCEA DC), a non-profit association dedicated to providing our members with technical, policy, regulatory, program and budget information that directly shapes federal technology decisions in the Defense & Security arena, today announced it's Monthly Luncheon Series May Speaker Line-up. 

The theme of May's Luncheon is"Acquisition in Today's Austere Budget Environment."  Today's changing budget landscape will force a level of innovation not only in the application of technology but around how the Intelligence Community (IC) acquires goods and services.  Listen to the acquisition leadership of the IC and how they are approaching: cost savings initiatives, streamlining acquisition approaches, and transforming business practices to respond to these budget realities.  

The moderator will be Dr. Charlette Watkins, Deputy Acquisition Executive Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI); and her panel members include; Ms. Jennifer Walsmith, Senior Acquisition Executive, National Security Agency (NSA); Ms. Debra Schieder, Director, Office of Contracts, National Reconnaissance Organization (NRO); Ms. Karyn Hayes-Ryan, Director, NSG IT Oversight; Deputy Component Acquisition Executive, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Ms. Judith Oxman, Deputy Acquisition Executive, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

The luncheon is being held at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, 1250 Hayes Street, Arlington, VA  22202.


AFCEA DC represents the professional communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems community.  The Chapter holds regular luncheon meetings that provide a forum in which government, association, and industry leaders can meet to exchange ideas and concept, discuss current problems and solutions, and identify future requirements in all technical disciplines.  The AFCEA Forum encourages and enhances open dialogue essential to national and international cooperation and security.  These meetings feature individual and panel speakers that cover current topics in Industry.  For additional information on AFCEA DC's programs and activities, go to

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