Tactical and Tech Day Expo returns to Vicenza | Article
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Vicenza, Italy – U.S. Army Southern Task Force Africa (SETAF) has partnered with National Conference Services Inc. (NCSI) to host the Tactical and Tech Day Expo at the Golden Lion Conference Center on Caserma Ederle , Vicenza, Italy, October 26, 2022 .
NCSI worked with SETAF prior to the event to develop a list of vendors who would provide technology solutions to bring to our partners in Africa. Having just completed a recent event in Morocco, NCSI was able to identify technology gaps and find vendors capable of deploying solutions in both Italy and Africa.
“Working with specific vendors can help bridge the technology services gap in places like Morocco to provide better, more mobile security and data protection,” said Katia Sears, NCSI events manager.
The exhibition allows companies to showcase their products by providing demonstrations using the latest technology options and services that can meet mission requirements through collaborative efforts with members of the Vicenza military community who can utilize their services. .
The companies showcased products that could help units with communications, language translation, radar, big data analysis, workflow software, signal monitoring and advanced structures on the African continent.
sergeant. 1st Class Simone Loncke, an operations non-commissioned officer in the operations protection directorate, feels some responsibility and vested interest in intelligence for the continent. She says, “Technology is a way of the future and we need to embrace it. I’m impressed with how much we can invest in to protect the continent and how quickly it can be deployed.
While the event aims to cultivate a network of mission-driven partnerships, it also provides opportunities for individual members to develop professional relationships.
“Technology is changing so rapidly and it’s important that the Army’s procurement process gets there early,” the G6 sergeant said. Major Thomas Richard.
Due to Covid restrictions, the Tactical and Tech Day Expo has not taken place in Vicenza since 2019. An annual event, it is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2023.
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force Africa (SETAF-AF) is tasked with achieving the objectives of U.S. Africa Command and the U.S. Army Campaign Plan while conducting all operations, exercises and US military security cooperation on the African continent.
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