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Signal leaders gather to share knowledge

Cyber CAMP RIPLEY, Minn- The 2015 North Star Signal Symposium brought together leaders in the military communications and cyber communities for an annual two-day gathering at Camp Ripley Training Center in late January

Those in attendance included signaleers from units throughout the Minnesota Army National Guard, as well as members of the US Army Reserve, National Guard Bureau, and both the Cyber and Signal Centers of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia

Maj Niels Gott and other forward-deployed members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade in Kuwait were able to participate and present a current operational update to the assembled group by video teleconference

"While a goal of this conference is to share knowledge, its primary focus is on building new and strengthening existing relationships while developing our skills, knowledge and abilities as leaders within the signal community," said Lt. Col. Brian Malecha, the G6 for the 34th Infantry Division which organized and hosted the event

Key initiatives at the national level, such as the transition to a DoD-wide Joint Information Environment, were presented by Air National Guard Col Scott Normandeau, the Chief Information Officer and J6 from National Guard Bureau

Discussion of future communications networks focused on ensuring cyber security while maximizing the benefits of shared information resources with mission partners at the federal, state and local levels which is critical to National Guard-enabled support for domestic operations

January 25, 2014
by Maj Scott Ingalsbe
Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs



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