Posts Tagged: Force

Air Force Information Technology and HP

As we wrap up a busy week at the Air Force Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, I’m excited to announce that HP has been selected once again to provide new workstations, desktop PCs and other products to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) as a part of its enterprise IT purchaseRead… Read more »

“A Reason to Put Your Shoes On In The Morning” – An Air Force Pilot’s Thoughts on Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! What does everyone have planned for this weekend? As I take this time off for Memorial Day, I’ll be thinking of the service men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and safety. But I’m also happy to work with a number of men and women at HP who haveRead… Read more »

Air Force names 2011 Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame inductees

Congrats to all the inductees, but especially for my colleague General Harry Raduege! He chairs Deloitte’s Center for Cyber Innovation ( and it’s a pleasure and honor to work with him. Original article link: 3/14/2011 by Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs 3/14/2011 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Five AirmenRead… Read more »

Air Force Information Technology and HP

I recently returned from the annual Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) in beautiful downtown Montgomery, Alabama. While Montgomery may seem like an unusual choice of location for a military technology conference, Montgomery is home to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and the Gunter Annex, which is one of leading Air Force information technology centers inRead… Read more »

Success Rule # 3 – Volunteer for more work

Yup that’s right. I find, when asked, most people WANT more work – as long as it’s meaningful and purposeful. When possible look for those opportunities. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the team, to learn something new, and to gain an appreciation … and greater understanding perhaps of the bigger picture. When you volunteerRead… Read more »

California Space Race

A vocal and well-prepared team of aerospace professionals and backers in California is gaining momentum in its quest to enhance the region’s aerospace prowess. Influential members from myriad economic development, utility, education, government, military, and defense contractor groups have pooled their talent, assets, know-how, and hefty political backing to form the California Space Authority (CSA)Read… Read more »

“Smart failures” ~ Gov2.0 interview with Air Force Emerging Technology Chief

“We shouldn’t be afraid to fail.” “Let’s make smart mistakes.” At TWTRCON DC in October, I had an inspiring and enlightening conversation with Air Force Emergency Technology Chief Capt. Chris Sukach. Capt. Sukach not only gave real-world examples of Gov2.0 success and failure, she addressed the need to have a culture of “smart mistakes” head-on.Read… Read more »

The Military and Web 2.0: Falling Behind and Thriving?

In two separate articles last week, our Armed Forces received a mixed review on their use of Web 2.0 tools: The first article, Army Secretary: We’re Falling Behind, declares: “Senior Army leaders have fallen behind the breakneck development of cheap digital communications including cell phones, digital cameras and Web 2.0 Internet sites such as blogsRead… Read more »