AFCEA DC Defense & Security Emerging Tech Working Group Launches Thought Leadership Series and Names 2014 Co-Chairs

Dec 16, 2013, 14:58 ET from AFCEA DC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the 2013 Emerging Technologies Symposium held this past June, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Washington, D.C. Chapter (AFCEA DC) recently appointed the 2014 Co-Chairs of the Defense & Security Emerging Technologies Working Group - charged with continuing the organization's efforts to foster collaboration between the public and private sector, while creating an ethical forum for discussions, education, and programming around emerging technology issues.  

Tom Greiner of Accenture Federal Services (, Carlo Espiritu of Triple Point Security (, and Sean Singleton of Oglethorpe Capital, LLC. (www.oglethorpe– will lead the Defense & Security Emerging Technologies Working Group (ETWG), under the direction of the AFCEA DC Board of Directors. 

The FY2014 ETWG calendar begins on December 19th with a breakfast panel featuring Steve Dennis, Innovation Director, HSARPA, Science & Technology Directorate, for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Mr. Dennis is the first ETWG guest speaker in a series of thought leaders from across the public and private sector.  Registration is required. 

The ETWG group is a volunteer organization that is seeking new participants from military, government, industry and academia to join in the AFCEA DC ethical forum discussions that embody the creation and commercialization of new, innovative technologies that can benefit end users across both the public and private sector.

To join the ETWG or to register to attend the December 19 Breakfast program, visit  

About AFCEA DC: AFCEA DC delivers monthly informational and networking events, annual symposia, small-group learning and training opportunities, and horizontal "Working Groups" - focused on issues that have the greatest potential for future impact to the Defense & Security community. We follow the technical, policy, program, planning and budget activities of the Government IT marketplace, and we work to ensure that the Mil-Gov community has constant access to innovation. AFCEA DC is blessed with a high level of volunteerism, and an even higher level of participation from small businesses. To learn more about AFCEA DC, visit

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