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NRRC Video Series, Video 4: Comments by Major General Eric Vollmecke, USAF

Major General Eric W. Vollmecke currently serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Forces

In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration.  Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capability.While this demonstration was designed around lessons learned in the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, the effort showed how a cloud services brokerage approach could be used to quickly provide critical information technology infrastructure support to an unplanned event.

The NCOIC is an international organization for accelerating the global implementation of network centric principles and systems--to improve information sharing among various communities of interest for the betterment of their productivity, interactivity, safety, and security. The NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC) video series supports that mission by broadly disseminating information about the GCC demonstration for the good of the global community.

Major General Eric W. Vollmecke currently serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe/Africa, Ramstein Air Base and Germany. He leads the deployment and integration of reserve forces to support both wartime planning and direct support to ongoing operations throughout both theaters. General Vollmecke also directs the ANG support to the State Partnership Program and was the program director of the NCOIC Geospatial Community Cloud Concept Demonstration. During the 2010 Haiti operations, he commanded two airlift wings and a manned ISR flying detachment that were in direct support of the operations, and one of his bases served a major staging area for U.S. Government response located just outside of Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE