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IT conference held for Air Force, cyber experts in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Thousands of airmen and cyber experts are in Montgomery this week attending the Air Force Information Technology and Cyber Power Conference, being held at the Renaissance hotel.

The purpose of the conference is to expose new waves of technology to top cyber-security officials.

Lou Lalacci, the Chief Information Officer for the City of Montgomery's Information Technology Department says the conference is used as a primary tool for both Air Force and civilian cyber leaders.

"It's the freedom to be able to get the data that you want, and it's reliable data and the security that your data is not being exposed and taken and being corrupted by anyone else. and the productivity is we're using IT to be more productive in everything that we do." Rich Aldridge the Director of Business and Enterprise Systems for Maxwell AFB said. "Whether it's moving material, moving cargo, tracking retail sales, everything we do has a retail component. So what this conference really does is it brings the commercial industry and the technology that they can bring to bear against what our needs in the air force are."

Department of defense personnel, military retirees, government contractors and state employees are all in attendance. This is the first time this conference has been held since 2011.

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