Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Technolink Snapshot August 2018


Technolink congratulates member Yaron Gamburg on his new position as International Affairs Consultant. Mr. Gamburg is a senior diplomat who has just finished his tour of duty at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC where he served as Minister for Public Diplomacy. He worked closely with the US Department of State, the US Department of Veteran Affairs, the State governments of Maryland and Virginia, institutions of higher education, think and fact tanks and the leaders of Jewish, Hispanic and African American communities, religious groups and institutions.

Mr. Gamburg has extensive experience in international cooperation in the areas of Homeland security, economic relations and public diplomacy.  He was also involved in bilateral trade negotiations, made presentations at OECD and at the EuroMed program of the EU, as well as at O’Reilly Gov2.0 global conference. In recognition of his contribution to California-Israel homeland security, he received an award from the California Office of Homeland Security. Mr. Gamburg also served as an official delegate to the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis sponsored by the George W. Bush administration.

Fluent in English, Russian, Hebrew and French, Mr. Gamburg was interviewed and commented to TV, radio, newspapers and digital media worldwide: LA Times, France 24, Le Monde, L’Express, Pervyi Kanal, Izvestia, Kol Israel, Maariv and many others.

An early adapter and enthusiast of Digital Government, he initiated a training program on digital diplomacy that became mandatory for all diplomats within the Israeli Foreign Service. He also blogs about Diplomacy in the age of social media on Small Talk 2.0.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Technolink Snapshot July 2018

Happy 4th of July

It's that time again for baseball games, picnics, and barbecues with family and friends. Over the next few days, I encourage all of us to take a few moments to reflect upon the many great American liberties and freedoms we have today in this great nation because of the selfless sacrifices of our military and public safety heroes of yesterday and today.  
May everyone have a safe and wonderful summer!

Snapshot News 

At this special time of year, we are reminded of the many sacrifices and stories of courage of great heroes. In a recent correspondence with Technolink member Colonel Chris Richie, USMC, instructor at the Air War College in the Department of Leadership and Warfighting, he shared his concept of the "Invisible Medal." 
After 26 years of active duty service, he offers reflection on the true value of servant leadership. Less about performance, mission or profit, it has everything to do with people, relationships and unlocking the full potential in everyone. To learn more, please take a moment and listen to Colonel Richie's recent interview with Ken D. Foster for the Voices of Courage podcast. Listen now >> 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Technolink Snapshot June 2018


Larry D. James of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announces the GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) Follow-On Mission which extends the innovative measurements of the GRACE Mission which ended in September. Among its innovations, GRACE has monitored the loss of ice mass from Earth's ice sheets, improved understanding of the processes responsible for sea level rise and ocean circulation, provided insights into where global groundwater resources may be shrinking or growing and where dry soils are contributing to drought, and monitored changes in the solid Earth.  The Follow-On Mission satellite now orbiting the earth is collecting very precise gravity measurements that allow for the monitoring of data such as the aquifer depletion in California.  


Congratulations to Blake Stephens, Architecture and Drafting Technology Department Chair at Saddleback College, who was recently named the 2017-2018 Faculty Member of the Year in honor of his contribution to the Saddleback College Veterans Education and Transition Services Program. As Architecture and Drafting Technology Department Chair at Saddleback College, Blake Stephens manages 17 faculty members and class schedules for architecture, drafting technology, construction inspection and rapid digital manufacturing courses.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day  

Celebrate the liberty and freedoms
of our great nation.

Take a moment to give thanks
to our military and public safety heroes
for their honor and courage
in defending our democracy.
And, take a moment to thank their families.

Thank you for your continued support of
the Technolink Association.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Technolink Snapshot May 2018

Snapshot News from Technolink Members 

Technolink Supporting Member AeroVironment is the leading supplier of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, to the United States Department of Defense and to more than 40 allies, and a leader in testing and charging systems for electric vehicle development and operation.

On March 6, the Company announced its largest-ever international contract for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  The
$44.5 million contract with the government of a nation in the Middle East reflects strong international demand for the Company’s family of hand-launched UAS, including the Puma AE system with its Mantis i45 sensor suite.  AeroVironment’s small UAS, equipped with advanced sensors, can be carried by troops and deployed within 5 minutes to stream live video from the sky to their operators from up to 10 kilometers away.  The company also delivers its tube-launched Switchblade® Tactical Missile Systems to the U.S. Army to help soldiers protect themselves from enemy attacks in a more precise manner than ever before.

AeroVironment recently began selling its
Quantix hybrid drone and Decision Support System (DSS) to help farmers gain an information advantage in their continuous battle against weather, pests and other uncertainties that can affect their crops.  The Company also announced recently that it had entered into a joint venture with SoftBank Corp. to develop and demonstrate solar-powered High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) that could one-day deliver broadband connectivity from the stratosphere to customers across the globe.

In its Efficient Energy business, nine global automakers have selected AeroVironment’s
electric vehicle charging systems as the preferred solutions for their plug-in electric vehicles.  The company’s newest EV charging systems conform to European and Chinese safety standards to support drivers around the world as they switch to cleaner, more efficient electric mobility solutions.

AeroVironment’s people strive to deliver the actionable intelligence customers need to proceed with certainty.