News Briefs: August 14, 2015

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News Briefs


Antiterrorism — This week, the FBI dedicated its new 360,000-square-foot Biometric Technology Center on the campus of its Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The BTC will, once fully operational, encourage even more joint-biometric investigations, along with additional research and development.

Over the past few years, the FBI has been working with the Department of Defense to use biometrics to identify terrorists and criminals who threaten our homeland and our citizens. The BTC facility will enable the Bureau’s CJIS Division, which has the largest centralized collection of biometric information in the world, and the DOD, with its

Photo courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive assistant director Amy Hess, with FBI and DOD officials, addresses assembled guests at the dedication of the BTC.

Executive Assistant Director Amy Hess, with FBI and Department of Defense officials, addresses assembled guests at the August 11, 2015 dedication of the new FBI-DOD Biometric Technology Center located in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

military biometrics database systems, to make advances in a variety of identification technologies like DNA, iris recognition, voice patterns, facial patterns and palm prints. It will also allow us to move these technologies and resulting biometric tools more quickly from the laboratory into the hands of those who work to combat terrorism and protect the public from dangerous criminal activity.

FBI and DOD biometrics experts working side-by-side in the facility will also focus on biometrics product certification, training, standards development, privacy rights and research and development into emerging technologies.


15 / Saturday

HQDA Sends — GoArmyEd will be closed for fiscal year 2015 for centrally funded SF-182 requests, group SF-182 requests and training applications funded by the Career Programs. No new requests or training applications funded by Career Programs will be processed during this closeout period.


18 / Tuesday

Defense Commissary Agency

Defense Commissary Agency

DeCA — Assistant Secretary of the Army Debra Wada is scheduled to attend the 18th annual American Logistics Hawaii show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki. The annual business-to-business show provides Defense Commissary Agency and Army & Air Force Exchange service officials the opportunity to taste-test local products, and to interact one-on-one with Hawaii business owners, before recommending products for commissary and exchange shelves. DeCA and Exchange store directors and buyers will be in attendance.

DeCA grossed over $5.6 billion dollars annually with sales from four Oahu commissaries accounting for over $250 million.



3 / Thursday

94th AAMDC crest

94th AAMDC

Sea Dragon Cup — The 94th Air and Missile Defense Command hosts a tournament at Leilehua Golf Course, open to all ranks and civilians. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and for a little extra, duffers can enhance their averages by purchasing strings and mulligans. Call 448-1589.


5 / Saturday

Walk/Run Remembrance — To raise awareness about the mission of the Tripler Fisher House in Hawaii, come honor warriors lost in combat since 9/11 by participating in an 8K walk/run and boot display.

A motorcycle escort will lead the run and motorcycle clubs wearing proper safety gear are welcome to join. After the 8k, the boots of the fallen will be reassembled on Ford Island at the corner of Enterprise and O’Kane, where they’ll remain until Sept 12. This is one display that will leave you breathless when you see them all in one location and get a visual of the sacrifice made on our behalf.

This event will be opened to the public. Ford Island will be easily accessible from 4-10 a.m.

Visit for full details.


19 / Saturday

RAD — Retiree Appreciation Day takes place at the Nehelani, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with a banquet, guest speakers and info tables manned by retiree service providers. The last day to register by mail is Aug. 29. Call 655-1458/1585.


21 / Monday

IMCOM Mentors — An application call is on for the 2016 IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program.

Following a program revamp, IMCOM Workforce Development is re-announcing the opportunity to compete. Applications will be accepted from today until Oct. 19, with a program target start date of Jan.10, 2016.

Complete instructions will be available online at army/cmds/ imcom_HQ/G1/TMD/SiteAssets/wfd.aspx, no later than Sept. 1. Previous applicants must re-apply for consideration.


30 / Wednesday

FSOT — A new registration process, today, for the Foreign Service Officer Test that will provide the opportunity to update applications during each registration period prior to the test. The U.S. Department of State has consolidated registration process, allowing you to submit an application and select a seat during the same five-week period immediately prior to a specific testing window. You may decide to update your education, experience and/or career track. Once you submit your application, you cannot change it. Your application is valid only for a specific test date and will expire when the testing window closes. You may register up to three days prior to the opening of the testing window. And please remember that you may only take the FSOT once a year!

Additionally, the October FSOT will be offered at specific Pearson Professional Centers abroad and in embassies and consulates as resources permit.




10 / Saturday

History — The Tropic Lighting Museum hosts Living History Day to commemorate the 25th Infantry Division’s organization day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring static exhibits of modern military Soldiers and equipment; military memorabilia; restored military vehicles; re-enactors in period uniforms and hands-on displays of military artifacts.



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