Thursday, January 19, 2017
Doors Open at 11:30am
Lunch at 12:00 Noon
Embassy Suites Hampton Roads
1700 Coliseum Dr., Hampton
General (Ret) Richard Hawley
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~~ April 12, 2017 ~~
AFA Symposium No-Host Social
following ACC Innovation Summit
~~ April 13, 2017 ~~
Langley AFA Symposium
AFA Salute Dinner
~~ April 14, 2017 ~~
Langley AFA Golf Event
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|New Revised Chapter Constitution
Please review our revised Constitution before the meeting coming up on January 19, 2017. We will vote at the meeting to approve.
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In November, the Langley AFA Chapter stepped outside of the
box a bit and held our meeting at Vintner’s
Winery and restaurant in Yorktown ... a great venue. Our
guest speaker was
Dr. Albert Mitchum,
Foreign Policy Advisor
to ACC. He
provided an overview
of the challenges
the US Air Force
faces in so many
places around the
world. We gained
insight into current
global trends, the
impact of globalization,
and the polarization
and power shifts that are happening
today. It was an exceptional presentation
and a good review of the challenges facing
our Air Force and our nation.
Wrapping up the quarterly luncheon series
in December our
guest speaker was
Mr. Ken Bray, Deputy
ACC A2. His
titled Data Analysis
for the Air Force
and the ISR Enterprise.
He made the
point that the Air
Force has remained
reliant on manual
analysis and exploitation
despite the vast increase
in data collection.
Force is now behind the national intelligence
community in data analytics and
ACC is beginning to explore ways to improve
capabilities in that area. He stressed
the importance of how statistics and decisions work best when you have a lot of data, but
that data needs to be accessible. Effective exploitation
is driven by data which is why the research
into data analytics is so critical in the ISR enterprise.
It was an interesting insight into the ISR
world and gave a good perspective from the A2
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