SAN DIEGO, CA: Sentek Global, a leading provider of IT and cybersecurity services to the Department of Defense is proud of having sponsored the AFCEA NOVA 19th Annual Naval IT Day and their STEM outreach initiatives.
The AFCEA NOVA 19th Annual Naval IT Day took place on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 with Sentek Global’s very own Business Unit Director, Ryan Cox, as the event chairman and emcee.
This year’s theme was “Accelerated Modernization with Emerging Technologies.” The Naval Services leadership discussed their strategies, plans on approaching challenges, and where industry can support modernization activities. The event also had a virtual expo, one on one meeting capabilities, and virtual networking at the end of the day.
The day was kicked off by Aaron Weis, Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer and his team. They spoke on the DON Information Superiority Vision, with its emphasis on modernizing our infrastructure, innovating to deploy new capabilities, and defending our information. With Naval IT Day having a large industry partner audience, he discussed the role of the defense industrial base in defending DON information.
Over 400 people attended the first ever virtual event and the first IT day of the year. The AFCEA chapter also has four more IT Days planned for the year. Next events that are planned are a Small Business Enterprise IT day, Air Force IT day, Army IT day, and an Intelligence Community IT Day. All of the profits from this IT Day went towards STEM initiatives. We are proud to announce that we, in conjunction with the AFCEA NOVA Education Foundation, exceeded the budget in planned STEM outreach for students in Northern Virginia!
The AFCEA NOVA Education Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the critical role science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education plays in shaping America’s future. It fosters excellence in education through educational incentives, opportunities, and assistance for teachers and students engaged in STEM-related course work and extra-curricular activities, and has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarship and grant funding since its inception. The AFCEA NOVA Educational Foundation is always looking for volunteers! If you’re interested in helping support our mission to promote the critical role STEM education plays in shaping America’s future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Sentek Global
For nearly two decades, Sentek Global has provided mission-critical, highly technical expertise to support government and commercial partners. Our Department of Defense certification training and IT project management, military command and control systems engineering, and commercial networking security systems ensure the fidelity of critical systems. As the Relentless Innovators, we approach all we do with surgical precision, steely-eyed determination, and a collaborative spirit. To learn more, please visit www.sentekglobal.com.
About AFCEA NOVA
With over 6,000 individual and corporate members, our chapter boasts the largest membership in the AFCEA International community. Our chapter is blessed with the hometown advantage of having the Pentagon in our back yard, the Nation’s Capital right next door, and the backbone of the Internet at our center. This means that our Monthly luncheons, IT Days, Breakfast and special events connect you with Government speakers that provide current policy and future program technology content with relevant business connections to meet your bottom-line goals. To learn more, please visit nova.afceachapters.org/