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The Washington DC Chapter is the local community of members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The AITP DC Chapter typically meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Alfio's La Trattorio Restaurant in Chevy Chase, MD.

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Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: Sep 8 Dinner Meeting "Cybersecurity Trends – A Perspective from the Overwhelmed" is the topic. Our speaker who is our newest member is Melvin H Barnes, Jr. Melvin has 26+ years of security and program development experience. He is an employee of the National Security Agency. He is currently the IT Security Technical Director for his assigned group. Melvin has worked on programs in the following areas: PKI, Information Operations, Smart Card Technologies, and Information Assurance. Melvin has also worked as a contractor. Clients include the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the electrical energy industry. His consulting company is CIP Assurance, LLC. His thoughts: Everything is connected. Everyone is connected. For better or worse in our society information is the key to wealth and the primary means of survival. As we grow evermore connected the threat fabric increases at an alarming rate. In this talk I will present some of the trends I am seeing in the cybersecurity probable causes and mitigations. I will relate these trends to my clients threat landscape and how it affects the public. In addition I will discuss the certification vs education vs experience in cybersecurity. Go to for details and RSVP asap
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: Tracy Wade was an enthusiastic presenter at the Aug 11 dinner meeting. There was great discussion on techniques on attracting attention from employers and preparing a targeted resume for a specific position. More importantly was the preplanning about who you are and how you like to work and the risk factors you are willing to take to get ahead. Lakisha from his firm, Hire Power also shared her expertise on identifying your strengths and presenting value to prospective employers. The attendance was low but with our web problems and August being vacation time, we had a great time. Mr. Melvin Barnes, our Cybersecurity presenter for Sep 8 attended for the first time as a new member.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: OOOPS: Our website is now active again as of 8/4. Please go to the chapter site and make your reservation at "RSVP for Event". Sorry for any inconvenience.
Posted Thursday, August 4, 2016
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: UPComing Events are described below for August, Sept, Oct. The details for registering are found by selecting "Enter Chapter Site". Please RSVP by the Monday before the meeting. Invite your fellow IT friends to meet your peers, enjoy a good meal, and hear our useful topics presented by experts in the field. __________________________________________________________________
Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: UPCOMING EVENTS: Aug 11 " Tools For Conducting An Effective Job Search" __________________________________________________________________ Our speaker will be Tracy B. Wade, President/CEO of Hire Power, LLC, who will speak on building three separate strategies for your job search. An effective job search begins with a resume that attracts the attention of potential employers. Find out how you can identify your strengths as a candidate and present your value to prospective employers. Come get the facts about selling yourself for a better IT position. This is the second topic on our Job Search theme and follows the July meeting on " How to get a Government Job" by Corliss Jackson. _______________________________________________________________ September 8 "Cybersecurity: Current Concerns/Future Trends" by Melvin Barnes Jr. __________________________________________________________________ October 13 "Ransomeware - Is it Really Give up and Pay Up?"
Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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