More than 30 technologies featured at annual event

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  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs
The Information Technology Forum and Expo offers IT professionals an opportunity to hear from industry leaders in security and see the newest products and services.

The March 10 forum will be in the Museum of Aviation's Scott Auditorium and Hangar One. Vendors will be set up in the Century of Flight building.

Training is designed for military and civilian IT professionals. It can also be used as part of the military-required 50 hours of continuing education training for the 8570 certification for those who work in IT at Robins, said Glen Christopher, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program manager for Camber Defense Security & Systems Solutions Inc. at Robins. This event gives attendees five credit hours.

Some of the hot topics in the security world are how to keep information safe against viruses.

"The No. 1 threat is an inside threat," said Frank Kreager, information assurance analyst at Air Force Reserve Command headquarters.

One of the speakers for the event will be Westley McDuffie of IBM whose topic will focus on the best practices for security in the IT world. 

Other speakers include Col. David Shillings of the AFRC/A6, Timothy Nelson, 78th Communications Directorate, and several others from     various firms.

Christopher said Shillings, Nelson and Maj. Colin Williams at the 116th Air National Guard were all instrumental in bringing the training event together.

"All of the IT professionals in the military benefit," Christopher said.

In addition to the seminars, vendors will be demonstrating their latest products and services during a full day Technology Expo featuring innovative solutions in the areas of Risk Management, Network Architecture and Design, Certification and Accreditation and many more.

For a full list of vendors or for IT professionals to register, visit