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NCOIC Holding Full Day Cloud Computing Session

A complimentary workshop on NetCentric Patterns will also be held Wednesday morning that week

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The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) will be holding a one-day cloud computing session during its plenary meetings, 21-25 September at the Fair Lakes Hyatt in Fairfax, VA.

A complimentary workshop on NetCentric Patterns will also be held Wednesday morning that week.

The NCOIC is a unique collaboration of premier leaders in the aerospace, defense, information technology, large-scale integrator and services industries. The Consortium works in tandem with customers from around the world, each with a specific mission, to provide a set of tools that enable the development of network centric capabilities and products.

An example of the consortium's unique capabilities the recent agreement between NCOIC and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to advance the Enterprise Architecture of NextGen, FAA's national airspace (NAS) transformation program.

The NCOIC will analyze and evaluate NextGen's enterprise architecture views, products, plans, net-centric patterns and operational concepts. Working collaboratively, its members will develop "voice of industry" recommendations about applying net-centric standards to the NextGen procurement, as a way to achieve interoperability in the NAS and, potentially, the skies beyond U.S. borders.

The NCOIC expects senior government leadership, both US and international, to participate in both the General Plenary and its regular team meetings. A Cybersecurity panel in Wednesday's General Plenary meeting will include current hi-level government experts, and will provide an opportunity for valuable discussion of this hot topic. Also, this fall marks the fifth anniversary of the formal establishment of NCOIC. To take advantage of this milestone, the organization is planning a panel discussion that will include some of the Emeritus Advisory Council, Executive Council and Technical Council chairs. This promises to be an interesting discussion of the impact of NCOIC to date, and where the NCOIC can position itself in order to provide valuable contributions in the future.

Registration for the plenary is now available at .

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NCOIC Advisors
General (Ret) Harald Kujat Advisory Council Chair, Former Chairman, NATO Military Committee and Chief of Staff, Federal Armed Forces (Germany)

BG Hakan Bergstrom Swedish Ministry of Defence

VADM Nancy Brown Director, C4 Systems Directorate (J6), Joint Staff

Honorable Jay Cohen Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Air Vice Marshall Carl Dixon, RAF Capability Manager (Information Superiority), United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Maj. Gen. Pietro Finocchio General Manager of General Directorate for Telecommunications, Information Technology, and Advanced Technology Italian MoD

Maj. Gen. Koen Gijsbers, RNLA Assistant Chief of Staff, C4I, Allied commander Transformation

Honorable John G. Grimes Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration

Honorable Keith R. Hall Advisory Council Chair Emeritus, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Space) and Director, National Reconnaissance Office

VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr. U.S. Navy Liaison to NCOIC

Maj. Gen. Georges D'Hollander Director NHQC3S

Mr. John C. Johnson, Assistant Commissioner for Service Development, General Service Administration's Federal Technology Service

Honorable Paul Kaminski Advisory Council Chair Emeritus, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Dr. Robert Laurine Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Mr. Charles Leader Director, NextGen Joint Planning and Development Office

Mr. Carlo Magrassi Armaments Director European Defense Agency

Mr. Mark T. Powell U.S. Coast Guard Liaison to NCOIC

BGen Blandine Vinson-Rouchon Director, System of Systems Architecture DGA (Delegation Generale pour l'Armement), French MoD

LTG Jeffrey A. Sorenson Chief Information Officer/G6 HQ, Department of the Army

Honorable John P. Stenbit Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration

Mr. Dag Wilhelmsen General Manager, NATO C3 Agency

Lt. Gen. Ulrich Wolf, German Army Director, NATO Communications Information Systems Services Agency

Mr. Matt Yannopoulos, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer Group. Australian Department of Defence

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at To set up an appointment CLICK HERE