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“DISA and Joint Force Headquarters-DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) look forward to participating in the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium every year. As we look to bring innovation into the Department, we rely on venues like this conference to help us start the dialogue with our partners in defense, the Federal government, industry and academia that will influence the IT and cyber landscape for decades to come. We are excited this year to collaborate with you in developing the future of mobility, software defined everything, assured identity, and unified capabilities.”

- LTG Alan Lynn, USA, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Forces Headquarters-DODIN 


Cyber operations are a challenging mission for the U.S. Defense Department and government community that builds, operates and defends networks. Cyber leaders and warriors must continually evolve to adapt to future innovations and develop and leverage cutting-edge tools and technologies. 

To support this effort, AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium provides an ethical forum where government and industry will focus on “Connect and Protect.” Participants will discuss requirements and solutions to ensure that the networks within DoD are adaptive, resilient and effective across a range of uses and against diverse threats. Leveraging innovative technology, advancing cybersecurity and building new relationships are topics experts will examine in depth June 13-15 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. 

Speakers will include leaders in the Defense Information Systems Agency, Joint Force Headquarters-DoD Information Network and DoD Chief Information Office. In addition, through a mix of plenary addresses, panel sessions and training tracks, service cyber components, agencies, industry, academia and the military services will add their own insights to the discussions.