Today, January 28, 2019, is National Data Privacy Day.
According to NationalDayCalendar.com, “Data Privacy Day was first initiated by the Council in Europe in 2007. In 2009 the United States House of Representatives recognized National Data Privacy Day and the United States Senate recognized Data Privacy Day in 2010 and 2011. It has continued through the efforts of various groups and organizations since.”
On January. 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted Senate Resolution 337, which is a non-binding resolution designating Jan. 28 as “National Data Privacy Day.” The designation serves as a reminder to us all about living in a day and age where data privacy should be a focal point in our lives.
According to StaySafeOnline.org, “Data Privacy Day is the signature event in a greater privacy awareness and education effort. Year-round, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) educates consumers on how they can own their online presence and shows organizations how privacy is good for business.”
Lastly, per NationalCalendarDay.com, one way to observe today is by using #DataPrivacyDay on social media posts. For more information on how to be safe with your data, please visit staysafeonline.org.
The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for SBIR, technology, aircraft maintenance, supply, logistics, production, and business development with the DoD. Carl is an avid fan of technology and computers, plus is a member of the Air Force Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and National Association of Corporate Directors.
Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is scheduled to host the upcoming 2019 Air Force Trials from March 1 to March 7, 2019. The Air Force Trails are a Paralympic-style competitive event with adaptive sports tailored to the capabilities of the wounded warrior athletes. 150 competitors are eligible to compete.
According to the Air Force Wounded Warrior website, each “athlete is competing to earn one of 40 slots on Team Air Force in anticipation of being a participant at the Department of Defense Warrior Games” being held from June 21 through June 30, 2019. The 2019 DoD Warrior games will be hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida.
According to the official Facebook DoD Warrior Games page, “the Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports.” Additionally, athletes will participate in “14 events, including archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, track and field, and swimming. There will be three new events this year — golf, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.”
The event is scheduled to bring in a large number of athletes and their families, plus approximately 1,000 coaches and staff members. For more information on the event and the effort underway to host the event, visit this article. For those interested in volunteering, email email@example.com or call 813 826-2854.
The author, United States Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the lead consultant and CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, supply, technology, logistics and production. Brig Gen (ret) Buhler is a supporter of wounded warriors.
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