2017 AGENDA:

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM Welcome Remarks
8:05 AM – 8:35 AM Morning Keynote

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
U.S. Senate

8:35 AM – 9:20 AM The Cyberwar Continues

We are gathering a panel of military, intelligence community and homeland security leaders to discuss the latest tactics and techniques for defending the nation’s interests at home and abroad.

William Carter
Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Frank Konieczny
Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

Daniel Smith
Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions, ManTech

Aaron Boyd (Moderator)
Editor, Fifth Domain

9:20 AM – 9:35 AM Networking Break
9:35 AM – 10:20 AM Fighting Terror in Cyberspace

A former deputy defense secretary (in)famously said the military is “dropping cyber bombs” on the Islamic State group. While the term received some jeers from the infosec community, the threat is real, as is the cyber component in the fight against terrorism. “Cyber bombs” might not be an accurate term, so how are the military’s cyber leaders taking the fight to terrorists and other threats in cyberspace?

Brig. Gen. Timothy Haugh
Director of Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Col. Todd Stratton
Director, AFCYBER Forward

Amber Corrin (Moderator)
Senior Reporter, C4ISRNet

10:20 AM – 10:50 AM Keynote

Dr. Brian Pierce
Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA

10:50 AM – 11:35 AM Information Warfare: The Cyber Component

From the 2016 Elections to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, information warfare has been a recurring and powerful theme. While it is almost as old as war itself, the tactic is taking on a new dimension in cyberspace. How are the two things related? What are military and civilian officials doing to combat such tactics in cyberspace? What info/cyber operations are the U.S. conducting?  Hear the answers from our panelists.

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Chair, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

David Wallen
Senior Vice President, Cyber Operations, ManTech International Corporation

Dr. George Trawick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Information and Cyberspace National Defense University

Sean Kanuck
Director, Future Conflict and Cybersecurity, The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Mark Pomerlau (Moderator)
Reporter, C4ISRNet

11:35 AM – 12:35 PM Networking Lunch
12:35 PM – 1:20 PM The New Critical Infrastructure

DHS has designated 16 sectors as critical infrastructure that needs to be protected from cyberattacks, or else risk severe damage to Americans’ way of life. But in the modern age, things like elections, big data/metadata, the internet of things and information itself have become just as critically vulnerable in the digital realm. Panelists will discuss the need and means for protecting these infrastructures and other emerging areas we need to safeguard before it’s too late.

Maj. Gen. John Davis, USA (ret.)
Vice President and Federal Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy (Acting)

Jeanette Manfra
Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

Mike Gruss (Moderator)
Editor, C4ISRNetInformat

1:20 PM – 1:35 PM Networking Break
1:35 PM – 2:05 PM Keynote

Brig. Gen. S.M. Lacroix
Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board

2:05 PM – 2:50 PM Training on the Edge

New technologies pose increasing security risks across the enterprise, but they can also create new opportunities to train the workforce to mitigate them. Federal and military officials will discuss the latest advancements in training, including simulations, gamifying and large-scale exercises.

Joey Muniz
Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco

Deborah Pierre-Louis
Director of Policy, Liaison, and Training Office, Department of State

Trent Teyema
Chief of Cyber Readiness and Cyber COO, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Harry Wingo
Faculty Member at College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University

Jill Aitoro (Moderator)
Editor, Defense News

2:50 PM – 3:35 PM Acquisition Innovation

To truly bolster cybersecurity, agencies need to be able to field the latest technologies quickly, from enterprise to endpoint. 2016 saw the creation of several new cybersecurity acquisition vehicles and the maturation of numerous others and 2017 is following pace. Experts from across government will break down the newest technologies – cloud, secure architecture, automation and information sharing, among others – explain the latest acquisition options and preview what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond.

Jim Piche
Homeland Security Director, FEDSIM, General Services Administration

Greg Wigton
Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Jessie Bur
Senior Reporter, Federal Times

3:35 PM – 3:40 PM Closing Remarks

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