Social Media for Defense

Katrina Corns

For Immediate Release

Katrina Corns

Social Media for Defense

Enhancing Communications Capabilities and Security

New York, New York March 21, 2012 –- The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces the Social Media for Defense Summit scheduled for May 21-23, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Members from the DoD and private sector will convene this May to discuss and evaluate the use of Social Media in the Military and how it is being used as a weapon in tomorrow’s battlefields.

IDGA’s 5th Annual Social Media for Defense Summit will cover the recent changes and lessons learned from all areas of military, government and industry. The nature of the ongoing combat operations have reshaped the way the military and government use Social Media, promoting greater collaboration among training organizations and preparing them for future possible scenarios.

The Social Media for Defense Summit has two main conference days that cover topics such as: How the Army is using Social Media to inform, Educate and Connect, OPSEC: Vulnerabilities associated with social networking,, US-CERT: Security Standards and Capabilities for Social Media Platforms and US Security Precautions for Social Networks.

Speakers Include:

  • Brigadier General Walter Lord, Assistant Division Commander, Maneuver, 28th Infantry Division, PA ARNG
  • Major Juanita Chang, Director, Online and Social Media Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, DOA
  • Lee Case, Web Risk Assessment Team Lead, Operations Security (OPSEC)
  • Christine Vanover, Chief of Command Information, III/Corps Ft. hood
  • Tanya Montgomery, Public Affairs Officer, Air Force Public Affairs Agency

The event also offers a Pre Summit Focus day that will examine current Government and Department of Defense social media advances and initiatives. Hear updates from research leaders and platform representatives with regards to the latest trends in social networking

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries.

In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions.

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