Military Engineering 2010 Conference To Be Held In January

In the current harsh operating environment – Are Military Engineers ready?

There is much debate about how the threat will continue to diversify in current operational theatres, but how can we try and keep one step ahead of these challenges?

Military Engineers involved in NATO operations and US forces operating under ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ in Afghanistan are at the forefront of this ever-evolving environment and their task is becoming ever more diverse.

The growing IED threat and mobility challenges are keeping many operational commanders awake as they seek ways to keep their engineers well trained and equipped. But what equipment is the future military engineer going to need and how is his training and doctrine going to change to meet these tasks?

In January 2010, 200 personnel from armed forces in 40 countries will come together for three days of discussion on the role of the modern Military Engineer, their requirements and their future uncertain challenges.

These discussions will allow attendees to gain critical operational feedback and lessons learned from the front line and will enable you to meet decision makers looking to purchase the latest equipment for their engineers.

Key sessions will include:

- Supporting forward operations in an era of persistent change and conflict – A USCENTCOM perspective by Clyde ‘Redding’ Hobby SES, Deputy Director, Logistics, Contracting and Engineering, USCENTCOM

- Military Engineering in joint force and multi-national operations by Colonel William Haight III, Chief, Engineering Division, J4, Joint Staff, US DoD

- Enhancing capability and successfully meeting the current equipment needs of Military Engineers by Brigadier Barry Le Grys MBE, Engineer-in-Chief (Army), British Army

To see the full programme visit www.military-engineering.com

Be part of this discussion. Make sure you take advantage of the largest gathering of Military Engineers who have challenges they are looking to solve.

Military Engineering 2010 runs from the 26-28th January 2010 in Munich, Germany at the Bayerischer Hof. Munich is in easy reach of all European NATO members and is an ideal airport hub for North American attendees.

“This conference is a unique opportunity for anyone involved in military engineering to get together and share experience and vision” – Colonel Giuseppe Fabio Carbonara, Chief Engineer, NATO SHAPE

For more information visit www.military-engineering.com, email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 067 1831

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Uncertainty About The Defense Budget In Ohio

Dayton and Columbus, Ohio are near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB). This is the location of the U.S. Air Force’s Material Command (AFMC) which oversees all acquisition for that service. As such a large number of contractors small and large have work and facilities there as they provide support to AFMC and the various research labs at WPAFB.

Two recent articles from Dayton’s media reflect the concerns people have about Obama’s future defense plans.

First WHIO reports that MacAulay-Brown, Inc. a local company has won two more contracts and may grow so much it will no longer be considered a small business by the U.S. Department of Defense. There are benefits in being in that category when it comes to bidding on contracts but a larger company is capable of winning bigger contracts with more value and work.

Second is the Dayton Daily News which writes that many companies are concerned with the plans to reduce contractor work forces and add government employees. Nobody is usre how that will work and if the jobs will go away in Dayton and be added somewhere else. Will all the current contractors involved in acquisition the prime work at WPAFB just be absorbed into the government or lose their jobs?

This kind of situation will be faced in communities across the U.S. large and small as the policy is implemented. The direct economic effect of all this could be highly negative if contractors are replaced by government people in D.C. or another state. It might not as the contract work force may just transition to civil service. The key economic affect of these jobs is the good salaries and the spending they generate. If those go away due to program cuts or workforce restructuring the effect on a community can be devastating. Look at what Owego, NY is now facing due to the end of the VH-71 program. This could be mirrored across the country in the months to come.

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Learn.com Publishes Report On Learning Outside The Classroom

May 14, 2009 by · Comment
Filed under: Business Line, Careers, Events, logistics, training 

Learning outside the classroom created a challenge: continuing to provide high-quality, customized training without direct human interaction. In this case study, you will gain insight on strategies used to meld blended learning with a highly collaborative training, from design to implementation, the challenges of the virtual classroom and lessons learned.

The report is available here.

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Navy Awards Advertising Contract

The Navy continued its relationship with advertising firm Campbell-Ewald by awarding a $800 million five year contract. This is the second largest account the company handles next to its Chevrolet advertising. With the recent report that the Obama administration cut the Chrysler advertising budget as part of the bankruptcy deal it may be that Campbell-Ewald best customer will be the Federal government.

As reported with the Army National Guard that despite meeting recruiting goals the Navy will keep advertising. The current economy is credited with much of the recent performance of the services meeting their recruiting goals. While this plays a role a good consistent advertising campaign helps the military keep up the high quality of recruits.

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Henley-Putnam University to offer Strategic Security Scholarship to current and former members of U.S. military – Press Release

March 9, 2009 by · Comment
Filed under: Business Line, Careers, training 

San Jose, CA, March 5, 2009 ― Henley-Putnam University, a premier university for online higher education in the field of Strategic Security, is pleased to announce the creation of the Henley-Putnam Strategic Security scholarship for current and former members of the military who are interested in working in the field of Strategic Security and who wish to pursue a degree in the area of Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and the Management of Personal Protection.

“We at Henley-Putnam know that in this time of great economic turbulence, all of us are facing many hard choices of where to spend our valuable time and resources to secure our future. We also know that it is during these trying times that there is the greatest need for constant vigilance among our Armed Forces to defend and protect our nation. Our government still needs highly qualified men and women who can meet the strategic security needs of our country. We are therefore committed to helping our nation fill these critical strategic security jobs by helping our students prepare for these mission critical jobs.”

- Michael Corcoran, President of Henley-Putnam University

The $5,000 Henley-Putnam University Strategic Security Scholarship will be awarded to qualified prospective students who are active military service members, veterans, or in the reserves and who apply by June 30, 2009 and are admitted and start classes by August 1, 2009.

Interested prospective students can contact our admissions department by calling 1-888-852-8746 to learn more about the scholarship and to take the first step towards continuing their education.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY
A leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism/Counterterrorism Studies, and Management of Personal Protection, and a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam prepares professionals in law enforcement, the military, intelligence, and private industry with skills and insights to advance their careers and protect the future. Committed to building a student/alumni network that serves its community, Henley-Putnam is an accredited member of DETC (www.detc.org) and offers 125+ courses taught by faculty from the CIA, FBI and other institutions. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746.

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Congressional Research Service Recommends Holding Down Military Pay

February 9, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Careers, Commentary, Congress, Department of Defense, Events, Federal Budget Process, Services 

The CRS did a review of the future budget plans for the Pentagon and came to the conclusion they were underfunded. The Federal Times writes that one aspect of this review was a recommendation to reduce future military pay raises. Personnel costs are a large part of the defense budget and the operations over the last seven years have only increased those. The military and Congress have also moved to increase pay and benefits due to the stress military personnel have been under. They recommend reducing future raises and targeting special pay and bonuses. To be honest any attempt that looks like the military were being short changed on pay and benefits would not fly with the Congress, or the American people for that matter.

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Henley-Putnam University Sponsors Teleconference On “Transitioning From Federal Law Enforcement Into The Private Sector” On November 20, 2008 – Press Release

November 17, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Careers, Press Releases, training 

San Jose, California, November 13, 2008 – On Thursday, November 20th at 10 A.M. (PT), Henley-Putnam University will be sponsoring a teleconference on “Transitioning from Federal Law Enforcement into the Private Sector” given by Claude Markham, Former Federal Agent, AFOSI and Private Investigator.

The teleconference will include topics such as:

• Transitioning from the military (USAF OSI) to the private sector (as a private investigator)
• How the private investigation business compares to working as a federal agent

There will be a brief Question & Answer session following the teleconference

To reserve your space in the teleconference, please call 408 453 9900 ext. 9949

About the Presenter

Mr. Markham’s career has included both military and civilian service. Mr. Markham served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-1975. In 1974, he received a BBA in Business from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and an MS in Finance from the University of Houston in 1980. From 1976 to 1982 he was a loan officer and worked his way up to the level of vice president of the Bank of the Southwest. From 1982 to 1987 Mr. Markham was an executive vice president at Central Bank in Houston, Texas. Mr. Markham also served in the U.S. Air Force reserves from 1991 to 2007. During his time in the reserves, he worked as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He was assigned to and received extensive training with the counterintelligence group for much of his time at AFOSI. His expertise includes criminal investigations, fraud investigations, technology protection, counter-intelligence, and dignitary protection. During his time at AFOSI, he served in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, among other locations. In 1996, Mr. Markham founded C.R. Markham and Associates, a private investigation firm that specializes in criminal and civil investigations, and manages this firm full-time today.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY

A leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism/Counterterrorism Studies, and Protection Management, and a Doctorate Degree Program in Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam prepares professionals in law enforcement, the military, intelligence, and private industry with skills and insights to advance their careers and protect the future. Committed to building a student/alumni network that serves its community, Henley-Putnam is an accredited member of DETC (www.detc.org) and offers 125+ courses taught by faculty from the CIA, FBI and other institutions. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at www.henley-putnam.edu.

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Check Out Our New Job Board

January 4, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Careers 

Defense Procurement New is happy to bring you our new job board, in partnership with SimpyHired.com. If you are looking for work in the defense industry, you can search for defense jobs aggregated from postings all across the web. If you are looking to hire an employee in the defense industry, you can advertise to our qualified audience for only $25 for a 120 day listing. Please take a look at defenseprocurementnews.jobamatic.com.

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Dayton Defense contractors’ group launches new Web site

December 22, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Careers 

According to the Dayton Business Journal:

The Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association has launched a new Web site aimed at matching employees and companies in the defense sector. The site, DaytonDefenseCareers.com, is sponsored and supported by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and can also aid former and retiring military members seeking employment in the Dayton region, according to an announcement.  . . . Membership is open to all aerospace industry companies that primarily work with government entities in Ohio and/or their major contractors within a 100-mile radius of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

More details are available in this article.

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