AFEI's DI2E Plugfest Demonstrates Interoperability, Latest Technology in Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise

ARLINGTON, Va., May 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), will hold its 2016 DI2E Plugfest from June 1-2, 2016. The event, which provides private companies and government agencies the opportunity to demonstrate advancements in innovation, interoperability and reuse, and present solutions for the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E), will take place at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

The DI2E Plugfest provides an environment of networked, interoperable and reusable components, where vendors are able to deploy and show how their data, tools and products provide flexible, agile and data-driven capabilities to warfighters. The event also includes discussions by Department of Defense officials on current challenges, future needs, the Intelligence Investment Fund (I2F) and the DI2E Storefront.

This year's DI2E Mashup Challenge will once again demonstrate interoperability and re-use in a realistic scenario. Teams include:

• DCGS-N
• DoD CIO
• DIA
• DCGS-SOF

"The DI2E Plugfest provides visibility to companies that can bring emerging capabilities to the defense intelligence community," said Dave Chesebrough, President of AFEI. "We have a great lineup of key decision-makers and technology demonstrations that will help to ensure defense intelligence information can flow seamlessly across enterprise boundaries."

The DI2E Plugfest is open to media. Additional information can be found at plugfest.org.

About AFEI

The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is member-driven, creates communities of interest around current topics, and fosters collaboration between industry members and government stakeholders. AFEI has been serving the businesses and government agencies in the IT community since 1984. AFEI is a part of the National Defense Industrial Association, America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. To learn more about the event visit www.afei.org.

About NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events. For more information, visit www.ndia.org.

CONTACT: Ashley Saunders asaunders@ndia.org 703-247-2579Source:The Association for Enterprise Information