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Come join us on Thursday, 09 Feb 2012 from 11:30 - 1:00 at the Ft Bragg Club as Mr. Richard Allenbaugh, Director of the Ground Intelligence Support Activity (GISA) discusses the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) layout for
the future Army. Discussion topics include Relevant ISR to the Edge, DCGS-A Cloud, and LandISRNet in support of LandWarNet operations

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Mr. Nicholas Nilan, Associate Director for Verizon Wireless, spoke about 4G LTE wireless technology use in government at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) monthly luncheon at The Fort Bragg Club, Thursday, January 12.

A capacity crowd flooded the Iron Mike Room at the Fort Bragg Club to hear Nilan discuss the future of 4G LTE wireless technologies and its implementation for various applications for federal government users. Nilan set the tone by recounting the past and present of wireless technology. He then set the stage for the future of wireless, 4G LTE, and discussed the potential and challenges this technology holds for consumers in both public and private sectors.

Nilan cited various examples of how 4G wireless technology is being used today in government-based applications such as video monitoring and surveillance, telemetry reporting, video conferencing and collaboration as well as large data file sharing and consumption. He further discussed key verticals, such as healthcare and manufacturing, which have latched on the technology and are seeing cost savings and significant ROI returns. He further explained the role reversal that has occurred between government and private industry.

“It used to be that government and military were drivers of technology and its use,” Nilan said. “They were the early adopters of technology, which later filtered to civilians. Now we’re seeing a fundamental shift in that model. Now consumers are driving technology adoption, such as 4G wireless, and government is struggling to catch up.”

Nilan stressed the importance of government, especially the military, to consider the positive impact mobility, especially the advent of 4G, can have on both uniformed and civilian workforce. He said they must embrace the technology faster, and can do so without compromising federal government’s most fundamental element: security. Nilan said in an era where budgets are tightening and resources are fewer, the need for government to spearhead mobility technology adoption is paramount.

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AFCEA Luncheon Nicholas Nilan

January 12, 2012

We are pleased to announce the first membership luncheon of 2012!

The luncheon will be held at the Ft. Bragg Club at 11:30 on January 12, 2012. To show our appreciation for your support the North Carolina Chapter will be providing lunch free of charge, but we have a limit of 60 attendees so it is important that you reserve your seat early. During this meeting we will be sharing some of our 2012 plans for the North Carolina Chapter .

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Nicholas Nilan, Associate Director with Verizon Wireless of Laurel Md. Mr. Nilan will be sharing information about 4G LTE. He has supported the Department of Defense on cellular wireless networking solutions including smartphone and tablet deployment, cellular private network integration, and machine to machine tracking and monitoring solutions. Previously, he led Verizon Wireless marketing efforts to Federal Government and Fortune 500 customers and before that audited internal customer service standards for VzW Federal Government customers. He has been in the wireless industry for over 9 years and holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Regis University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania.

Please RSVP by emailing [email protected], or by calling Vicki Voyles at 910-322-3796.