2018 Agenda:

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Opening Remarks

8:05 AM – 8:35 AM


Grant Schneider
Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management Budget, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President

8:35 AM – 9:20 AM


Get With The Plan: Understanding the New Cyber Strategy

Understanding the new cyber strategy. This summer the White House and the Pentagon each released new plans for how the United States and the Department of Defense should operate in cyberspace. Hear perspectives on what the plans include, what changed, and how the federal government can develop the appropriate response to defend U.S. networks and to take offensive action when needed.


Mark Pomerleau (Moderator)
Reporter, C4ISRNET and Fifth Domain

Dr. Clark Cully
Cyber Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense

Dave Frederick
Chief, Strategic Counter Cyber Operations, National Security Agency

Matthew Rhoades
Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Technology Program, The Aspen Institute

Megan Stifel
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Eric Brown
Vice President and Division Manager Innovative Security Solutions Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions Group, ManTech

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM

Networking Break

9:50 AM – 10:35 AM


Is there Anything New Here? The Evolving Threat Environment

With a renewed focus on China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, what should government and defense leaders expect from those countries?  How can officials overcome simple human error?


Kelsey Atherton (Moderator)
Reporter, C4ISRNET and Fifth Domain

Jonatan Vseviov
Ambassador of Estonia to the United States

Dr. Thomas Wingfield
Acting Chancellor and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs, College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University

Jim Richberg
National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, Office of the Director of National Intelligence 

Neil Jenkins
Chief Analytics Officer, Cyber Threat Alliance

Ricky Smith
Senior Security Engineer, NetCentrics

10:35 AM – 11:05 AM


VADM Nancy Norton
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)

11:05 AM – 11:50 AM


But Can You Do This? What Government Needs Now

Experts discuss what goes into building and buying new capabilities for offensive and defensive cyber.


Justin Lynch (Moderator),
Associate Editor, Fifth Domain

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

Capt. Ed Devinney
Director, Corporate Partnerships and Technology Outreach,USCYBERCOM

Brett Barraclough
Executive Director for Cyber and Information Solutions, ManTech

11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored By: Elastic

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM


Where the Magic Happens: The Next Generation of Government Cyber Operations Centers 

What kind of successes are civilian agencies having with their cyber operations centers? How widespread will they become? Do civilian agencies need to have the ability to hackback?


Amber Corrin (Moderator)
Editor, Federal Times

Col. Chad Harris
Project Manager, Installation Information Infrastructure Communications & Capabilities, PEO-EIS, U.S. Army

Boyden Rohner
Director of Cybersecurity Operations, Information Security Office, Department of Homeland Security

Sallie Sweeney
Director, Federal Cybesecurity, KPMG

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 – 3:00 PM


Richard Driggers
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM


Leadership Perspectives: Senior leaders from the Air Force and Marines Corps will discuss issues unique to service cyber components, how their work is changing, staffing issues and how to help move faster.


Mark Pomerleau (Moderator)
Reporter, C4ISRNET and Fifth Domain

Gregg Kendrick
Executive Director, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command

Brig. Gen. Timothy Lunderman
Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard for Headquarters Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer (SAF CIO/A6), U.S. Air Force

3:45 PM – 3:50 PM

Closing Remarks

3:50 PM – 6:00 PM

CyberBrews Networking Reception

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