The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) recently appointed Babel Street’s own Brian Plummer (Account Executive, DoD) to its Technology Committee. This prestigious collection of experienced technology professionals enhances AFCEA's outreach to the information technology (IT) communities. The committee cultivates partnerships and focuses on solutions for the IT and related management problems in support of government, military, industry and nonprofit sector leaders worldwide.
Plummer has been with Babel Street for over five years and currently leads preferred partner, business-to-business (B2B) accounts within our Department of Defense vertical. Prior to joining Babel Street, he served as a communications and technology-focused officer in the United States Marine Corps for over 20 years. Following his distinguished military service, Plummer has spent twelve years professionally in the civilian sector with an emphasis on Tactical and Technical Operations, Specialized Technology Engineering, and Tactical Systems Advisement.
“I’m incredibly excited and honored to serve on this outstanding committee,” said Plummer. “This is an opportunity for me to learn, share, and contribute ideas in support of government technology solutions and their adoption.”
The AFCEA Technology Committee meets monthly in support of its mission. In order to be considered for appointment, individuals must be directly involved with IT technologies as applied to providing management and solutions to government, private, or nonprofit sector organizations. Each candidate is selected based on personal qualifications and not because of company or organizational affiliations.
Following Plummer’s 20-year military career, he challenged himself with new opportunities by learning and leading identity intelligence and digital forensics teams for government clients. These opportunities ultimately exposed him to the technical concepts associated with the Publicly Available Information (PAI) and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) space, and eventually resulted in a chance to grow professionally with the team at Babel Street.
Plummer’s incredibly diverse technology background includes a range of notable certifications. Along with professional experience in communications, digital forensics, biometrics and OSINT tradecraft development, he holds the following technical certifications:
- National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) Certified Cyber Crime Examiner (3CE)
- NW3C Certified Cyber Crime Investigator (3CI)
- McAfee Institute - Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI)
- Department of Defense Certified Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE)
- Department of Defense Certified Digital Media Collector (DMC)
- FCC - Amateur Radio License - KJ3EPN
- GMRS License - WRMA387
This rich professional background and depth of technical knowledge makes him an ideal contributor on the AFCEA Technology Committee. Once selected for committee membership, an individual holds a personal seat (as opposed to a company seat) and they are expected to participate heavily in committee events.
AFCEA enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology to meet the needs of those who serve in critical areas, which include defense, security, cyber and intelligence. With over 30,000 members worldwide, this well-known nonprofit 501(c)6 organization focuses on encouraging innovation and advancing technology to ensure preparedness and security. The association includes individual members and corporate members, and AFCEA's international regional chapter network helps members build networks, grow relationships and expand opportunities.