IEEE Northern VA Section Newsletter for November 2016

IEEE Northern VA Section Newsletter for November 2016

IEEE Northern VA Section Newsletter for November 2016

In This Issue

  • Section Report
  • Volunteer with the Section – Taking Petition Candidates
  • Acknowledgements
  • Upcoming Events
  • Survey: What Can IEEE-NOVA Do in 2017 to Boost Your Career and Engagement Levels?

Section Report:

IEEE NOVA continues its vitality steak hosting several high-caliber Society chapter, affinity group, and section offerings:

  • IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS): IEEE Semiconductor Memory Day: History, Current Status, and Future of Semiconductor Memory hosted by Micron’s Dr. John Zhang, which included an amazing fab tour!
  • IEEE Northern Virginia Section: 2nd Hands-On Technical Workshop Series: Build an Internet of Things Weather Station, hosting 24 participants and led by Dr. Karl Berger.
  • IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS): Partner events focused on a talk entitled, Understanding Cyber Adversaries with ATT&CK, featuring Dr. Andy Applebaum which allows cyber practitioners to gain a better understanding of the post-exploit threat model; as well as a very timely discussion, led by Ms. DeeDee Smartt Lynch on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, critical roles, and relevant theory on utilizing the Belbin framework to maximize cyber team performance.
  • IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE): offered a virtual webinar focusing on how to take your first steps towards an infosec career, led by Ms. Tracy Z. Maleeff.

For more information or to see events further in advance, visit our web site,

                                                Kate Duncan

                                                2016 IEEE Northern VA Interim Chair

Volunteer for the Section

Section nominations are once again open for officers and directors. The section contines to accept petition candidates through November 22. Reach out to the Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair, Mr. James Magee at:


This month we express our appreciation (alphabetically by first name) to:

  • Dr. John Zhang for coordinating their historically interesting IEEE EDS Memory DAY
  • Mr. Marty Schulman and Dr. Karl Berger for their innovative and experimental Hands on Technical Workshop Series
  • Mr. Jerry Gibbon and Mr. Michael Cardinale for their tireless efforts towards making a phenomenal Globecom 2016 Conference experience
  • Ms. Kate Duncan, Mr. Michael Cardinale, and Dr. Rhonda Farrell for their local arrangement efforts towards a spectacular World Forum on Internet of Things Conference and Reception experience
  • Ms. Emily Sopensky for coordinating the IEEE Council on RFIC (CRFID) Educational Mega-Challenge: SMART Cities

Upcoming Events

Following is a list of events in mid-November through the end of the year brought to our attention that may be of interest to members. Inclusion in this list does not imply section involvement and registration may be required. Follow the link for details, and click on the “Add Meeting to Calendar” link on vTools for an automated import into popular calendar managers.

Thursday, November 17, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

            The Future of Cybersecurity is Civilian?, Ms. Merritt Baer

            Leidos, Reston, Virginia


Tuesday, November 29, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

            Lean Risk Management, Mr. Mike Helton

            MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia


Thursday, December 01 – 03, 2016

            IEEE Women In Engineering Forum USA East

            Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts


Sunday, December 04 – 08, 2016

          IEEE Globecom 2016

          #IEEEGC16: Freedom through Communications

          Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20009

Monday, December 05, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

            Trends in Communication – Young Professionals (and WIE)

            Reception & Networking Mixer

            Washington Hilton, Washington, DC


Thursday, December 08, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

          Security Concerns in Telecommunications 

          Oracle Corp., Reston, Virginia

Monday, December 12-14 , 2016

            IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things

            Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190


Monday, December 12, noon – 1:00 pm

            WIE: 2017 – 2020: A Look Forward

            Virtual Webinar


Monday, December 12, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

            WIE Reception: Innovating Forward Together – Technology Passion, Purpose, and Pride

            Hyatt Regency Reston, Regency Ballroom, Reston Virginia


Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

            SANS & WIS SIG & WIE – SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 – Connect Event

            Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC




Would you like to Volunteer for the 3rd Annual World Forum on Internet of Things? Answer our survey and let us know your volunteer preferences.

What Can IEEE-NOVA Do in 2017 to Boost Your Career and Engagement Levels? Answer our survey and let us hear your thoughts!


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