TechNet Cyber Supporting Partner Opportunities


Stand Out in the Crowd! If branding, lead generation and market visibility are important to your organization, the supporting partner opportunities available at TechNet Cyber 2024 are exactly what you need. This event attracts over 4,000 cyber security professionals, who want to see the leading industry solutions, and take part in networking and business building opportunities.

Have an idea for a supporting partner opportunity you don't see listed below? Let us know! We are happy to discuss possibilities with you. Contact us today!

Deadline to purchase a Supporting Partnership is May 22nd.

Monday, June 24, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: West Pratt Street Lobby
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    Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: West Pratt Street Lobby
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      Tuesday, June 25, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
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        Tuesday, June 25, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
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          Tuesday, June 25, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

          • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
          The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3) is designated as one of seven Federal Cyber Centers – delivering innovative capabilities and expertise to enable and inform law enforcement, cybersecurity, and national security partners. DC3 offers a range of integrated services, including cyber training, digital and multimedia forensics, vulnerability disclosure, cybersecurity support to the Defense Industrial Base, analysis and operational enablement, and advanced technical solutions and capabilities. The Executive Director of the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), Dr. Jude Sunderbruch, will discuss the agency’s innovative and unique cybersecurity capabilities and offerings, the latest in cybersecurity trends, innovative cyber-attack threat deterrence,... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker (confirmed)
          Terrance (Terry) Kalka
          Director
          DC3 DoD-Defense Industrial Base Collaboration Information Sharing Environment (DCISE)
          Tracks:
            • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
            Resiliency, ‘the ability for Commanders to fight through the pain’. Resiliency is key to assuring DOD Priorities and mission success, but also an overall strategy to deter and deescalate adversaries. ‘Cyber Resiliency’ vice ‘Resiliency’. This represents the larger risk we face in the domain of ‘doing cyber for cyber’s sake’ - that cyber exists to enhance, accelerate, and enable operations across the traditional warfighting domains. Measuring success must look at those ends and not solely measures like scorecards or compliance with patching directives....
            Speaker(s)
            Moderator (confirmed)
            CAPT Sean Nelson, USN
            Director, Strategy, Plans and Partnerships
            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
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              • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
              JCWA is a System-of-Systems (SoS) that provides an integrated suite of cyber capabilities and tools to the Cyber Mission Force to allow them to conduct offensive and defense cyber operations. The JCWA system collects, fuses, and processes cyber data and intelligence to provide cyber situational awareness and battle management at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels while also enabling access to a suite of cyber capabilities needed to train, rehearse, and then act in cyberspace. USCYBERCOM is working to synchronize and integrate the JCWA suite of Cyberspace Warfighting Capabilities through an agile software development framework underpinned by a core of mission... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker (confirmed)
              Col Seth Bennett, USAF
              Deputy Director, J9
              U.S. Cyber Command
              Tracks:
                • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                In this panel, DISA experts discuss how the agency assess the level of risk posed by various threats to help prioritize resources and efforts that address the most critical vunerabilities and exposures to enhance DISA's cybersecurity posture.
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                Speaker(s)
                Moderator (confirmed)
                COL Richard Leach, USA
                Director of Intelligence
                Defense Information Systems Agency
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Darrell D. Fountain
                Chief, Cyber Security Services Provider (CSSP) Operations
                Defense Information Systems Agency
                Speaker (confirmed)
                David (Dave) McCarthy
                Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations
                Defense Information Systems Agency
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Matthew Palmer
                Chief Engineer Command and Control Portfolio, PEO Services
                Defense Information System Agency
                Tracks:

                  • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                  The protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that is resident in non-federal systems and organizations is of paramount importance to DoD. To promote safeguarding of DoD information in non-federal systems, Chief of Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Mrs. Stacy Bostjanick, will discuss the importance of securing DIB and networks, what DoD offers at no-cost (programs, products, tools, and services) to assist the DIB, and the DoD CIO's vision for a more resilient DIB -- including anecdotes from the recently released DIB Cybersecurity Strategy....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  Stacy S. Bostjanick
                  Chief Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity
                  Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
                  Tracks:
                    • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                    Advancements in quantum computing and its ability to tackle complex problems with unparalleled efficiency, along with the growing popularity of generative AI models, machine learning and other AI-enabled capabilities, has reshaped the cyber threat landscape. The Defense Information Systems Agency's AI operations and digital transformation journey has seen powerful results using edge computing sensors and a combination of AI/ML and automation techniques. The agency continues to pursue true AI-powered capabilities to evolve warfighter operations and simplify a complex IT operational environment. DISA is also increasing reliance on ML with edge computing for predictive analytics, early problem detection and resolution, with the goal... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Moderator (confirmed)
                    Stephen (Steve) M. Wallace
                    Chief Technology Officer and Director, Emerging Technology Directorate
                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Jason Abernathy
                    Program Manager, Data Analytics Portfolio Management Office, PEO Cyber
                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Jared Sanders
                    IT Cybersecurity Specialist
                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Deepak Seth
                    Electronics Engineer, Emerging Technology Directorate
                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Raju Shah
                    Director, Enterprise Engineering and Governance Directorate
                    Defense Information System Agency
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                      Tuesday, June 25, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                      Tuesday, June 25, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                      Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                      • Room: Hall D
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker (confirmed)
                      Gen Timothy D. Haugh, USAF
                      Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
                      Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
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                        Tuesday, June 25, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                        • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                        The rapid integration of Generative AI (GenAI) within the Department of Defense (DoD) presents novel vulnerabilities, particularly in the areas of supply chain management. This session will address the dual-edge nature of AI deployment in defense contexts, highlighting how the automation and data-processing capabilities of AI can inadvertently expose the DoD to new forms of cyber threats. Specifically, we will explore the unique risks that Generative AI introduces to the supply chain, including data poisoning, model theft, and adversarial attacks, which can all undermine the integrity and security of critical defense operations.   Our discussion will pivot to robust remediation strategies tailored... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        Jeremy Newberry
                        Cyber Security Solutions Architect
                        Merlin Cyber
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                          Tuesday, June 25, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

                          • Room: 349-350
                          As the Department of Defense (DoD) embarks on the implementation phase of DoD 8140, it's crucial to equip yourself and your team with the necessary knowledge to meet impending deadlines. Join us for an interactive session where we'll address your queries and tailor our discussion to suit your needs. Through audience polling and question submissions, we'll delve into understanding the mapping process, deciphering work roles, how to use the marketplace, and what are the qualification options from certification bodies and military schoolhouses. The updated DoD 8140 Qualification Program, initiated in February 2023, offers a holistic approach to managing cybersecurity workforce talent.... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker (confirmed)
                          Brian Correia
                          Director of Business Development
                          GIAC
                          Speaker (confirmed)
                          James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
                          Chief Technology Evangelist
                          CompTIA
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                            Tuesday, June 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                            • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
                            The DoD is implementing a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) that offers a consistent roadmap for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), and beyond, to mature its overall Cybersecurity capabilities in a proactive way to enhance their business case, protect their brand, while protecting our Nation’s Economy and Security. The CMMC ecosystem consists of various organizations managed and coordinated by the CyberAB and the Cybersecurity Assessor and Instructor Certification Organization (CAICO), they currently include:  Organizations Seeking Compliance (OSC)  CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organizations (C3PAO)  Provisional Assessors/ Certified CMMC Professionals/ Certified CMMC Assessors  Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO)  Registered Practitioner (RP)/ Registered Practitioner Advanced (RPA)  Licensed Publishing Partners (LPPs)/ Licensed Training Providers... ...read more...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Moderator (confirmed)
                            Dan Turissini
                            Cyber Security Specialist
                            Provisional Assessor (PA)/ Provisional Instructor (PI)
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Fernando Machado
                            Managing Principal & Chief Information Security Officer
                            Cybersec investments
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Greg Manson
                            Vice President of Tego Advisory Services
                            TEGO
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Tobias Musser
                            CEO MNS Group, RP
                            MNS Group
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Ali Pabrai
                            Chief Executive Officer
                            ecfirst
                            Tracks:
                              • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              Dr.  Bill Layton
                              Technical Director, Cryptographic Solutions
                              National Security Agency
                              Tracks:
                                • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                With a self-imposed cybersecurity mandate to reach “Target Level” Zero Trust (ZT) before September 30th, 2027, the Department of Defense must move efficiently and nimbly to achieve their aggressive deadline. Get up to speed with Randy Resnick, the Chief Zero Trust (ZT) Officer for the Department of Defense (DoD), to hear about their latest progress on their Zero Trust journey. Mr. Resnick will also introduce the Department’s ZT Assessment Process that will increase confidence that DoD ZT outcomes are fully realized....
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                Randy Resnick
                                Director, Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office
                                Office of the DoD CIO
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                                  Tuesday, June 25, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                  • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                  IT infrastructure and operations are rapidly increasing every day. The measurement of diverse compute and data elements in Hybrid Multi-Cloud and Multi-Domain environments is becoming overwhelming to visibly observe and measure. Attend this session to learn about new technology that can span Hybrid Multi-Cloud environments to assess and measure these elements to produce accurate metrics of utilization to help any agency accomplish their mission more efficiently and cost effectively....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                  Jim Cosby
                                  CTO, Public Sector and Partners
                                  NetApp US Public Sector
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, June 25, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                    Tuesday, June 25, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                    • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                    DISA operates one of the largest network infrastructures in the world supporting critical missions and operations globally.  The threat landscape is rapidly changing, and the network needs to be responsive and agile to provide network services where and when it is needed.  The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into network operations and planning can significantly enhance the responsiveness and agility of the network, making it more capable of adapting to changing needs and threats.  Developing effective artificial intelligence and advanced analytics is dependent upon high-quality Data Management as the foundation.   Dean Brewster with Ciena, will discuss how large network operators employ... ...read more...
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                    Brandon Sullivan
                                    Ciena
                                    Tracks:

                                      Tuesday, June 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                      • Room: Hall D Foyer
                                      Join DISA and JFHQ-DODIN senior leaders for an informal outreach session in the Hall D Entrance Foyer. This is your chance to begin conversations and connect with these leaders and subject matter experts. Open to all registered attendees, no prior appointment necessary....
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                                        Tuesday, June 25, 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

                                        • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                        The Department of Defense (DoD) is at the forefront of an AI revolution, seeking to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Generative AI (GenAI) to transform its operations. A critical challenge in this endeavor is the need for high-quality data to train language learning models, particularly in the context of cybersecurity. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) faces a pressing issue with the vast amount of cyber data it ingests daily, which requires effective labeling to train models capable of identifying known attacks and detecting potential new zero-day threats.   Cloudera offers a comprehensive solution to this... ...read more...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                        Tej Tenmattam
                                        Principal Solutions Engineer
                                        Cloudera Government Solutions
                                        Tracks:

                                          Tuesday, June 25, 12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

                                          • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                          Over the last 12 months, SealingTech has conducted research and development efforts into the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) to augment the cyber workforce through retrieval augmented generation (RAG) and AI agents. In this talk, Ed Sealing, Chief Technology Officer at SealingTech, will discuss some of the findings and use cases and demonstrate how AI Agents can interact with DoD cyber defense systems to augment cyber defenders....
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                          Ed Sealing
                                          Chief Technology Officer
                                          SealingTech
                                          Tracks:

                                            Tuesday, June 25, 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

                                            • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                            The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) faces critical challenges in managing a vast array of IT services and software provided by numerous vendors. Given the complexity and diversity of these services, it can be challenging for DISA to maintain an up-to-date understanding of the terms and conditions of each vendor agreement. To ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness in supporting warfighter needs, DISA must proactively divest from outdated technologies that no longer meet these critical demands. Additionally, the agency faces the need to identify and eliminate redundant systems or tools that complicate operations and inflate costs.   This session will explore a strategic... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                            Andrew Scherer
                                            IT Transformation Solution Sales Manager, Federal
                                            ServiceNow
                                            Tracks:

                                              Tuesday, June 25, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                              • Room: Hall D

                                                Tuesday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                • Room: Hall D
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                Lt Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF
                                                Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and
                                                Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network
                                                Tracks:

                                                  Tuesday, June 25, 1:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                  • Room: 349-350
                                                  Let’s get past the theory and cut to the chase about securing AI platforms. For this 3-hour learning session, we have gathered a group of working AI and data professionals. Together, we’ll discuss the subtle nuances and unique best practices involved when protecting AI and the data that feeds it. Our professionals look forward to telling you about their worlds and answering your questions. If you’re interested in getting answers to questions such as “How is protecting AI any different than protecting any other asset?” and “How do we protect the data that we use to feed AI?” and “How... ...read more...
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                  James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
                                                  Chief Technology Evangelist
                                                  CompTIA
                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                  Harold Booth
                                                  Computer Scientist
                                                  National Institute of Standards and Technology
                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                  Robin Hunt
                                                  Co-Founder
                                                  ThinkData Solutions, Inc.
                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                  Pragyansmita Nayak, Ph.D.
                                                  Chief Data Scientist
                                                  Hitachi Vantara Federal
                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                  Zachary Vaughn
                                                  Director, Federal Security Engineering
                                                  Vectra AI
                                                  Tracks:

                                                    Tuesday, June 25, 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

                                                    • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                    At the speed of rapidly shifting AI models and data, the challenge remains for the joint mission on how to leverage generative AI in way to reduce risk and accelerate the mission. Generative AI, like machine learning and other AI models, depend on untampered data to ensure outcomes meet the needs of the mission. Risk further exists for outcome manipulation with improper access to models and training data pools.   To assure the success of the generative AI mission, identity security, particularly assurance of zero standing privilege, is crucial to the mission. Identity security when aligning with the generative AI tools... ...read more...
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    Andrew Whelchel
                                                    Senior Solution Engineer
                                                    Saviynt
                                                    Tracks:

                                                      Tuesday, June 25, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                      • Room: Hall D
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                      Brig Gen Terrence A. Adams, USAF
                                                      Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy
                                                      U.S. Department of Defense
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      Rebecca DeForest
                                                      Senior Resource Analyst
                                                      Department of the Army
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      Joshua Reiter
                                                      Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA)
                                                      Department of the Navy
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      Lt Col Andrew Wonpat
                                                      Interim Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor
                                                      Department of the Air Force
                                                      Tracks:

                                                        Tuesday, June 25, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                        • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                        Complex systems present complex problem sets requiring insight, monitoring, and a constant stream of data to increase awareness of the battlespace. Getting ahead of our adversaries means prioritizing network visibility as the key component to reaching situational understanding across all time horizons. From partnership with industry to leverage the latest in monitoring tools to empowering commanders at all levels, this session will discuss both ongoing and future ways and means to achieve full network visibility.  Note: Nearly every military and civilian employee of DoD uses the DODIN to accomplish some portion of their mission or duties IAW JP 3-12 Cyberspace... ...read more...
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        MAJ Ryan Chanko, USA
                                                        Cyber Operations Planner
                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        Robert (Bob) Landreth
                                                        Technical Director, Capabilities
                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                        Tracks:
                                                          • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                          During this panel, DISA senior leaders will discuss various challenges the agency faces across the cyber domain and identify areas where industry can assist in meeting the DOD’s challenges described in the National Defense Strategy.
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                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                          Christopher Barnhurst
                                                          Deputy Director
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Jeff Marshall
                                                          Director, Hosting and Compute
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Jason Martin
                                                          Component Acquisition Executive and Director of the Acquisition Organization ​
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Tinisha McMillan
                                                          Acting Director of Operations, Plans and Exercises
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Stephen (Steve) M. Wallace
                                                          Chief Technology Officer and Director, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Sharon Woods
                                                          Director of the Global Services
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Tracks:

                                                            • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                            In the rapidly evolving cyber domain, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to execute its cyber mission through the Cyber Workforce Strategy Implementation Plan.  The Department’s multifaceted approach includes programs such as the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF), the revolutionary 8140 Qualification Program, academic outreach, and Cyber Excepted Service (CES).  By leveraging these programs and initiatives, the DoD is not only equipping the warfighter with enhanced capabilities, but also driving the continuous development of a highly skilled cyber workforce.  Through these efforts, the DoD continues to maintain unparalleled readiness in the face of evolving threats. ...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker (invited)
                                                            Mark S. Gorak
                                                            Principal Director for Resources & Analysis
                                                            Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
                                                            Tracks:
                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                              In this panel, DISA experts will discuss how the Defense Information Systems Agency delivers standardized collaborative and communication toolsets to the Department of Defense to enable seamless collaboration efforts across combatant commands, military services, and defense agencies worldwide.
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                                                              ...
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Kimberly (Kim) Lingafelt
                                                              DEOS Program Manager
                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Ed Norwood
                                                              Ed Norwood Acting Director of DoDIN Modernization Directorate, Deputy Chief Information Office for Enterprise IT
                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Dustin Pettigrew
                                                              DEOS Chief Engineer
                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              COL Darcy Saint-Amant, USA
                                                              Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G6
                                                              U.S. Army
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Col Jared C. Voneida, USMC
                                                              Commander
                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency Regional Field Command Pacific
                                                              Tracks:

                                                                Tuesday, June 25, 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

                                                                • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                Despite entering our lexicon nearly two decades ago, objective measurements and metrics of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) remain ambiguous, highly variable, or infrequently adopted. This inconsistency is in part due to varying business and information needs that drive disparate CTI programs, our failure to adopt a universal standard, and an occupational culture that frequently “falls back” on US Intelligence Community (USIC) practices in lieu of independent doctrine. This presentation will seek to review contemporary CTI metrics and their underlying purpose, identify deviations from USIC practices, explain common pitfalls that lead to issues in evaluating program efficacy, and review the “lifecycle”... ...read more...
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                Jason Baker
                                                                Threat Intelligence Consultant, Research and Intelligence Team (GRIT)
                                                                GuidePoint Security
                                                                Tracks:

                                                                  Tuesday, June 25, 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

                                                                  • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                  The current fascination with Large Language Models (LLMs) has ignited both enthusiasm and skepticism in the tech community. While the hype is undeniable, how can cybersecurity professionals actually benefit from these models?   Our team embarked on a journey to answer this question. Utilizing an open-source model named Llama2, we fine-tuned it with a specialized knowledge base to explore a variety of applications within the cybersecurity landscape. The use cases ranged from employing chatbots for automating support queries, to utilizing analytics for a deeper understanding of security stances, to summarizing hefty threat reports into easily consumable information.   So, what worked and what fell... ...read more...
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                  Yihua Liao, Ph.D.
                                                                  Senior Director, AI Labs
                                                                  Netskope
                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                    Tuesday, June 25, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                    • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                      Tuesday, June 25, 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

                                                                      • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                      As the public sector faces technology acceleration, changing demographics, and geopolitical challenges, Lumen introduces ExaSwitch®, an award winning high-capacity optical switching platform. ExaSwitch aims to dynamically route traffic between networks, and provide a flexible, scalable, direct path to cloud providers, helping to reduce costs and network complexity for the DoD community. ExaSwitch is a testament to Lumen’s commitment to innovation, offering a high-performance, low-latency, and scalable solution that enables cloud-native applications and services - with the ability to handle up to 400 Gbps of throughput per port, and support for a wide range of protocols and interfaces, such as Ethernet, IP,... ...read more...
                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                      Jason Yoho
                                                                      Senior Vice President, Public Sector Product and Technology
                                                                      Lumen Technologies, Inc.
                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                        Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                        • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
                                                                        In today's contested cyber battlefield, where sophisticated adversaries constantly probe for vulnerabilities, ensuring data integrity is paramount for the successful operation of critical infrastructure and sensitive systems. Our nation's supply chains, with their complex networks of vendors and interconnected components, present a significant attack surface for malicious actors. Implementing a Zero Trust cybersecurity architecture within this domain offers a robust and proactive approach to mitigating risks and safeguarding data. This panel will delve into the critical need for Zero Trust supply chain security, exploring its potential to prevent the introduction of corrupted hardware, malicious code injections, and other vulnerabilities. Panelists will... ...read more...
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                        Andy Sauer
                                                                        CEO
                                                                        Sentinel Blue
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Kenneth Flowers Jr.
                                                                        Chief Technology Officer
                                                                        National Guard Bureau
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Alison King
                                                                        VP of Government Affairs
                                                                        Forescout
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Bailey Marshall
                                                                        Customer Engineer
                                                                        Google Public Sector
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Greg Tomchick
                                                                        CEO and Partner
                                                                        Valor Cybersecurity
                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                          • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                                          Partnerships that acknowledge shared risks, express shared goals and seek shared solutions are powerful and the current strategic environment requires strong relationships to stay ahead of adversaries. This panel will deliver insight into multiple viewpoints of partnership from multi-national alliances to industry partners and how those collaborations can bridge the C2 of different cyber architectures, combine authorities, pool innovation, and achieve shared outcomes in benefit to all....
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                          CAPT Sean Nelson, USN
                                                                          Director, Strategy, Plans and Partnerships
                                                                          Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                          BRIG Richard Carter
                                                                          Assistant Chief of Staff J3, Defence Digital Operations
                                                                          Chief Information Security Officer, UK Defence Digital
                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                          Wendell E. (Dell) Foster, Jr.
                                                                          Executive Director
                                                                          Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                          Sean Letona
                                                                          Chief of Operations, Vulnerability Management
                                                                          Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                          Joe Lin
                                                                          Vice President of Product Management, Cortex
                                                                          Palo Alto Networks
                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                            • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                            Katie Sutton
                                                                            Chief Technology Advisor & Director of Pentagon Operatons
                                                                            U.S. Cyber Command
                                                                            Tracks:
                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                              DISA is tackling the data challenges across the agency through a comprehensive approach that emphasizes interoperability, standardization, and accessibility. DISA is implementing robust data governance frameworks to ensure disciplined data management practices throughout the organization. Leveraging emerging technologies like Thunderdome and Cyber Analytics, DISA aims to derive actionable insights from vast data sets, enhancing operational agility and threat anticipation. This strategy underscores DISA's commitment to transforming data into a strategic asset, crucial for safeguarding national security and advancing defense capabilities in an increasingly complex landscape. 
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                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                              Stephen (Steve) M. Wallace
                                                                              Chief Technology Officer and Director, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Jason Abernathy
                                                                              Program Manager, Data Analytics Portfolio Management Office, PEO Cyber
                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Darrell D. Fountain
                                                                              Chief, Cyber Security Services Provider (CSSP) Operations
                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Caroline Kuharske
                                                                              Chief Data Officer
                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Christopher (Chris) Pymm
                                                                              Program Manager, Zero Trust Management Office, PEO Cyber
                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                                                This will be a discussion about the changing information/data landscape with its integral relationship to Decision Advantage; and why “Zero Click” for Records Management is as much of an imperative for information superiority as is “Zero Trust” for cyber security.  Beyond the obvious and not insignificant customer experience issue , both cyber security and AI make a gardening analogy useful:  One cannot grow wonderful things in a weed-filled garden overrun with harmful insects. The Department’s “information garden” is its institutional memory.  The Department must tend to its garden (govern), weeding it (“clean its data,” structured and unstructured), and fertilizing... ...read more...
                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                Mark Patrick
                                                                                DoD Records Officer
                                                                                Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
                                                                                Tracks:
                                                                                  • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                  Automation, machine learning, and AI operations continue to revolutionize the cyber domain and has a profound impact on the user experience. As the DoD continues to evaluate and adopt these technologies, they will play an increasingly critical role in ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and resilience of military operations in an evolving threat environment by improving decision-making, mission planning and execution, risk mitigation, human-machine collaboration, and training and simulation. ​
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                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Michael (Mike) Butler
                                                                                  Chief Engineer, DoDNet
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Brig. Gen Michael J. Cornell
                                                                                  Vice Director, Global Services Directorate
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Nathan Hardy
                                                                                  Enterprise Service Center, Operations Division Chief
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Service Provider
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  David (Dave) McCarthy
                                                                                  Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Chris Redding
                                                                                  Technical Director, PEO Services
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Raju Shah
                                                                                  Director, Enterprise Engineering and Governance Directorate
                                                                                  Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                    Tuesday, June 25, 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

                                                                                    • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                    In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the intersection of AI technologies and cybersecurity is paramount for ensuring robust data research and data resiliency. This session delves into the innovative utilization of AI to augment user data research and forensics capabilities while bolstering cyber defenses.   Key topics include: -AI-Powered Data Research: Explore how AI technologies, utilizing Machine Learning (ML), Large Language Models (LLM), Neural Networks, and Deep Learning, are harnessed to enhance user data research processes. Understand the nuances of ML applications and the time considerations involved in training models.   -Cyber Resiliency Foundations: Discover the pivotal role of cyber resiliency, where protection, response, and recovery... ...read more...
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                    Marlin McFate
                                                                                    Public Sector Chief Technology Officer & CISO
                                                                                    Cohesity
                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                      Tuesday, June 25, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

                                                                                      • Room: Room 349-350
                                                                                      The CompTIA Instructor Network (CIN) is a global community of instructors and training organization administrators interested in sharing resources, best practices, and answering questions to support training and to prepare students for certification. In this session we’ll discuss the benefits of CIN, what we do and how the community can assist and improve your training program.  We will also announce future events that CIN will host for instructors covering new and updated CompTIA products happening throughout 2024.  Learn about the newly updated Network+ 009 and Cloud+ 004 both launching in June during this mini-teaching session and understand the incredible value the... ...read more...
                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                        • Room: West Pratt Street Lobby
                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                          Wednesday, June 26, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                                          • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                            Wednesday, June 26, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                            • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                              Wednesday, June 26, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

                                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
                                                                                              The panel discussion on Generative AI and curated Large Language Models (LLM) will explore several key topics, including the development, applications, ethical considerations, and future directions of these technologies. Some of the potential discussion points will include:      1. Development of Generative AI and LLM: The panel will begin with an overview of the progress in generative AI, focusing on how these technologies have evolved. This will include technical advancements, the growing complexity of models, and the challenges of training large-scale models.   2. Applications and Use Cases: Discussion will move to the diverse applications of generative AI, from content creation to practical business applications (like automated... ...read more...
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                              Shivaji Sengupta
                                                                                              Board Member and Chair of Innovative Technology Subcommittee, AFCEA International
                                                                                              Founder and CEO, NXTKey Corporation
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              Shane Barney
                                                                                              Chief Information Security Officer
                                                                                              U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              Caroline Kuharske
                                                                                              Chief Data Officer
                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              Deepak Seth
                                                                                              Electronics Engineer, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                                                                Through outlining cyber as a contested domain provide the perspective of cyberspace-enabled activities in support of global logistics, demonstrating DoD reliance on a secure, well-operated, and defended DODIN in cooperation with adjacent or supporting commercial network segments to assure global sustainment of forces....
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                Col Jessica Haugland, USAF
                                                                                                Chief of Global Logistics, J31
                                                                                                Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                Brig Gen Heather W. Blackwell, USAF
                                                                                                Deputy Commander
                                                                                                Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                Julius (Jay) Gamble
                                                                                                Regional Director, Region 4
                                                                                                Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                Nicholas (Nick) Hull
                                                                                                Deputy Commander
                                                                                                Cyber National Mission Force
                                                                                                Tracks:
                                                                                                  • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                                                  As the battlefield becomes more dispersed and diverse, the Defense Department requires a capability to enable real-time command, control, and communications to achieve mission success. During this panel, DISA experts from the Hosting and Compute Directorate, discuss how they plan to deliver a DISA resilient, globally accessible Defense Enterprise Cloud Environment by 2030.
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                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Col Jared C. Voneida, USMC
                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Regional Field Command Pacific
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Matt (Luke) Lukenbaugh
                                                                                                  JWCC Deputy Program Manager
                                                                                                  J9 Hosting and Compute Defense Systems Intelligence Agency
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Matt Quinn
                                                                                                  Joint Operational Edge (JOE) Product Owner
                                                                                                  J9 Hosting and Compute Defense Systems Intelligence Agency
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Jonathan (Jon) Williams
                                                                                                  DISA OCONUS Cloud Portfolio Manager / STRATUS Program Manager
                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                    • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                                                                    DoD CIO Electromagnetic Spectrum Enterprise Policy & Programs (EMSEPP) will provide a presentation on cyber-secure dynamic spectrum sharing.   Mid-band-spectrum is highly coveted by the mobile wireless industry because of its ideal attributes for 5G/next-G. At the same time, this band is vital to DoD radars.  In September 2023, pursuant to Section 90008 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Department of Defense (DoD) completed the Emerging Mid-Band Radar Spectrum Sharing (EMBRSS) Feasibility Assessment, which examined the feasibility of spectrum sharing between Federal and commercial users in the 3.1 – 3.45 GHz band and recognized some significant challenges in sharing... ...read more...
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Jerome Foreman
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Shelly Frank
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Mary Greczyn
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Vernita D. Harris
                                                                                                    Director, Electromagnetic Spectrum Enterprise Policy & Programs
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Keri Pasquini-Thompson
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Prasanna Satarasinghe
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Col Steven Trueblood, USAF
                                                                                                    Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                                      • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                                      During this panel, we will delve into strategies and innovations aimed at expediting the cyber and IT acquisition process, enabling organizations to efficiently deliver top-notch solutions to address urgent needs with maximum effectiveness and value.
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                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                      Carlen Capenos
                                                                                                      Director, Office of Small Business Programs
                                                                                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                      Samantha Kelly
                                                                                                      Deputy Director, Procurement Services Directorate
                                                                                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                      COL Jeffrey Strauss, USA
                                                                                                      Military Deputy, Programs
                                                                                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

                                                                                                        • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                        The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to deploying future-ready AI programs and harnessing the full potential of Generative AI. To achieve this, it must address common obstacles that impede data agility, including data silos, legacy systems, regulatory compliance issues, and diverse data formats from multiple sources. The solution lies in data fabric, a key enabler that connects disparate data sources, formats, and structures. Enhanced by data virtualization, data fabric serves as a crucial foundation, securely facilitating easy access to and integration of structured and semi-structured data offering the promise of real-time accessibility. This empowers Large Language Models (LLMs) and... ...read more...
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Terry Dorsey
                                                                                                        Senior Data Architect
                                                                                                        Denodo
                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 26, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                          • Room: Room 339-342

                                                                                                            Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

                                                                                                            • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                            The DoD’s significant challenge in managing the immense volume of data it collects daily is complicated by the enormous effort needed for proper data labeling for training language models to augment defensive cyber operations. In order to better assist and automate the need for such labeling, Vectra AI is able to identify all assets and user identities operating in environments and all associated threat detection information in real time using 150+ algorithms in its security-led AI&ML platform. This information, along with the post-process, enriched metadata has all the necessary attributes and information necessary to properly train security-focused large language models... ...read more...
                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Zachary Vaughn
                                                                                                            Director, Federal Security Engineering
                                                                                                            Vectra AI
                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 26, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                              • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                              LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                              President and Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                              AFCEA International
                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                              The Honorable John Sherman
                                                                                                              Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                              Department of Defense
                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

                                                                                                                  In today’s information environment, the Joint Force Commanders’ ability to inform the public at the same pace as the media is complicated by the ability for anyone to produce content quickly and become instant journalists without validating facts or maintaining authenticity. Building and maintaining public trust, especially during military operations, is undermined by vast misinformation spread across multiple communications channels. Part of the challenge is keeping pace with the demand for content from members of the military community and the public while delivering engaging experiences that can change perceptions and build support for military operations.   Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize... ...read more...
                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                  Jeffrey Young
                                                                                                                  Solution Consultant Manager
                                                                                                                  Adobe Systems Federal
                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                    Wednesday, June 26, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    LTG Edward C. (Ed) Cardon, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                    Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
                                                                                                                    Founding Partner and Co-CEO, Touchstone Futures
                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    LTG Maria B. Barrett, USA
                                                                                                                    Commanding General
                                                                                                                    U.S. Army Cyber Command
                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    Nicholas (Nick) Hull
                                                                                                                    Deputy Commander
                                                                                                                    Cyber National Mission Force
                                                                                                                    Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                    Lt Gen Kevin B. Kennedy, USAF
                                                                                                                    Commander, Sixteenth Air Force and
                                                                                                                    Commander, Air Forces Cyber
                                                                                                                    Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                    RDML John C. Vann, USCG
                                                                                                                    Commander
                                                                                                                    Coast Guard Cyber Command
                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                      Wednesday, June 26, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                      • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
                                                                                                                      Learn from the program managers, commercial leads, mission partners, and vendors involved in a DIU commercial solutions opportunity (CSO) on how they leveraged an innovative, secure commercial AI/ML solution to support smart base operations on private and commercial cellular networks.  In partnership with NIWC PAC and OUSD’S R&E FutureG office, DIU delivered an AI/ML solution that started with tagged-on sensors and location-based data and expanded to AI image recognition, geolocation, and secure data transport. The effort quickly expanded to integrate multi-modal data for no-code, user-defined and orchestrated AI/ML processing, exploitation, and alerting – all while reducing cyber risk surface. We will also... ...read more...
                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Justin Fanelli
                                                                                                                      Chief Technology Officer (Acting), Department of the Navy and
                                                                                                                      Technical Director, Program Executive Office (PEO) Digital and Enterprise Services
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Ian Kalin
                                                                                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                      TurbineOne
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Jonathan Rogers
                                                                                                                      Cyber Program Manager
                                                                                                                      Defense Innovation Unit
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Lt Col Kate "Claire" Stowe, USAFR
                                                                                                                      Defense Engagement Team Cyber Lead, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
                                                                                                                      U.S. Department of Defense
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Johnson Wu
                                                                                                                      Cyber Commercial Executive
                                                                                                                      Defense Innovation Unit
                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                        • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                        Once a security tool is fully deployed in the network and environment, it becomes near impossible to change out vendors without significant operational impact. The impact is more than just replacing the existing solution, it's also updating all upstream and downstream integration points, such as custom detection content or log parsers. This leads potentially gaps in coverage due to limitations in the tooling deployed and the tools desired. Not to mention, those golden shackles really hurt the wallet, or security budget. We'll cover the principles, practices, patterns, and other opportunities that help DISA unshackle the golden handcuffs to get the full... ...read more...
                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        Jill Cagliostro
                                                                                                                        Director of Product Management
                                                                                                                        Comcast
                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                          • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                          Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our world, from the way we work to the way we interact with machines. But with this immense power comes immense responsibility. As AI becomes more sophisticated, so too do the potential security risks.   This session will discuss the critical issues at the intersection of AI and security. The speaker will explore:   • Countering malicious use of AI systems by actors with ill intentions, such as criminals, terrorists, or hostile states. • Adversarial attacks on AI, such as attempts to fool or manipulate AI systems by exploiting their vulnerabilities or limitations. • Protection of the massive amounts of... ...read more...
                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Gina Scinta
                                                                                                                          Deputy Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                          Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                            Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                            Wednesday, June 26, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

                                                                                                                            • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                            In the ever-evolving landscape of modern warfare and security challenges, the ability to effectively observe, orient, decide, and act (OODA loop) is paramount for mission success. This abstract explores how harnessing data analytics, including Generative AI, can accelerate the OODA loop and enable organizations to align, adapt, and accelerate mission outcomes against adversaries. By integrating advanced data analytics techniques such as machine learning, predictive modeling, and real-time data processing, organizations can enhance their situational awareness, rapidly assess threats, and make informed decisions in dynamic environments. Moreover, leveraging data analytics enables proactive adaptation to changing circumstances, ensuring agility and resilience in... ...read more...
                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Pragyansmita Nayak, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                            Chief Data Scientist
                                                                                                                            Hitachi Vantara Federal
                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                              • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                              New identities, environments, and attack methods require a modern adaptive Cyber Defense to secure DOD's most valuable resources. Cyber defenders must also incorporate AI into their defensive capabilities as adversaries integrate AI into their attack tool set.   Employees and third-party vendors work from anywhere and on ubiquitous devices. Hybrid and cloud environments are massively complex for an organization to secure, and human and machine identities can be assigned high-risk permissions to become vulnerable "privileged users." Moreover, avenues for attack, such as AI-powered ransomware and complicated software supply chain attacks, are constantly becoming more advanced.   Join our session for insights on: Recent attacks affecting government organizations Identity threat detection and response An identity security approach... ...read more...
                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                              James Imanian
                                                                                                                              Senior Director, US Federal Technology Office
                                                                                                                              CyberArk
                                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                                Wednesday, June 26, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

                                                                                                                                • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                When it comes technology in the DoD, it seems virtually everything has changed in the past couple years. Why is it that the way capital planning and funding are managed looks the same as it did decades ago? In many ways, teams are still working with a traditional capital planning and investment control model that emerged when client/server computing was all the rage. These legacy approaches are inefficient and wasteful and are fundamentally misaligned with the modern technologies and realities of today’s DoD agencies. This session introduces a new approach to program planning, one that is focused on teams rather... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                William Bunce
                                                                                                                                Value Stream Management Specialist
                                                                                                                                Broadcom
                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, June 26, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                                                                                                  • Room: Hall D

                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                    Speaker (invited)
                                                                                                                                    GEN Michael E. Kurilla, USA
                                                                                                                                    Commander
                                                                                                                                    CENTCOM
                                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, June 26, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

                                                                                                                                      • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                      The power of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) is the ability to adapt to almost any data type as long as there is enough data to build a statistical model upon which deep non-linear relationships can be established. This is a perfect for Cybersecurity applications which can generate an absolute deluge of data. Using this massive data resource learning models can create internal representations in lieu of hard labels used in traditional machine leanring. The only limitation is traditional GenAI approaches require billions of parmeters and KiloWatts of power to provide insight into cyberdata. Our approach at DCI solutions seeks to... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Jonathan Mullin, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                      Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                      DCI Solutions
                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, June 26, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                                                                                        • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        LTG Bruce T. Crawford, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                        Former Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                        U.S. Army
                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        Winston Beauchamp
                                                                                                                                        Deputy Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                        Department of the Air Force
                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        Jane Rathbun
                                                                                                                                        Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                        Department of the Navy
                                                                                                                                        Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                                        Brian Campo
                                                                                                                                        Acting Assistant Commandant for C4IT
                                                                                                                                        U.S. Coast Guard (CG-6)
                                                                                                                                        Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                                        Leonel T. (Leo) Garciga
                                                                                                                                        Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                        U.S. Department of the Army
                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 26, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                                                                                          • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                                                                                                          The implementation of zero-trust architecture (ZTA) requires a fundamental cultural change among and within different government agencies. “Never trust … Always verify” is a profound pivot from the current mindset inside the federal government. Unfortunately, as is well documented, the public sector accepts change slowly, which is a problem in this era of rapid technological change. Notably, adversaries of the United States and its allies are not encumbered by the democratic processes that define the U.S. public policy debate. Join us for this panel as experts from the government, industry and AFCEA International’s Cyber Committee delve into the kind of cultural... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          Jim Payne
                                                                                                                                          Vice President, Business Development
                                                                                                                                          SecureG
                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          CAPT Glenn Hernandez, USCG (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                          Senior Consultant and CISO Advisor
                                                                                                                                          OpEdge Solutions
                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          John Kindervag
                                                                                                                                          Chief Evangelist
                                                                                                                                          Illumio
                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          Tarrazzia Martin
                                                                                                                                          Senior Adviser, Enterprise Technology Planning and Change Management
                                                                                                                                          Department of Housing and Urban Development
                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          Randy Resnick
                                                                                                                                          Director, Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office
                                                                                                                                          Office of the DoD CIO
                                                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                                                            • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                                                                                            DISA’s technical landscape is continually evolving based on mission demands, threats, and the progression of technology in general. Join several of the technical leaders from around the agency to learn their perspectives on the evolution of DISA's IT mission, impact of emerging technology on our future, and outlook for the next five years and beyond.
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                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Jeremy Bryan
                                                                                                                                            Senior Technical Strategist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            MAJ David Courter, USA
                                                                                                                                            Chief, CCMD Integration and Plans
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Brian G. Hermann, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                            Director, PEO, Cyber Directorate
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Eric Mellott
                                                                                                                                            Senior Technical Strategist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Desmond Reid
                                                                                                                                            Deputy Chief for Strategy and Plans
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Scarlett Swerdlow
                                                                                                                                            Senior Technical Strategist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Stephen (Steve) M. Wallace
                                                                                                                                            Chief Technology Officer and Director, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                                                                              Operationalizing data is a strategic imperative to translate intelligence into actionable data points leading to better anticipate adversaries’ moves, identify vulnerabilities, and proactively mitigate risks. In this panel, the DISA Chief Data Officer, will discuss why operationalizing data is critical to the Agency’s ability to become more efficient, cost effective, secure, and proactive.
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                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Caroline Kuharske
                                                                                                                                              Chief Data Officer
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              LTC Spencer Calder, USA
                                                                                                                                              Technical Director Intelligence Directorate
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Steve Fernandez
                                                                                                                                              Data Scientist, Office of the Chief Data Officer
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Darrell D. Fountain
                                                                                                                                              Chief, Cyber Security Services Provider (CSSP) Operations
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              David (Dave) McCarthy
                                                                                                                                              Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Rowmean Rodriquez
                                                                                                                                              Data Management Branch Chief
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, June 26, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                With a multitude of IT vendors powering DISA services, understanding the terms and conditions of each solution becomes a challenge. Discover how DISA can best leverage software-defined networking, hybrid multi-cloud strategies, and interconnection capabilities to dynamically deliver services, efficiently operate legacy applications, and rapidly deliver mission-critical data to the warfighter. Gain detailed insights into how vendor-neutral data center options can support DISA's IT investment for enhanced effectiveness, simplified operations, and reduced costs....
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                D.R. Carlson
                                                                                                                                                Senior Director, Segment Marketing for the Americas
                                                                                                                                                Equinix
                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, June 26, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                  • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                  In an era marked by unprecedented data volumes and breakneck advancements in AI, government agencies face the dual challenge of harnessing this technology's unprecedented power while safeguarding sensitive information against neverending and rapidly evolving threats.   This breakout session delves into the intersection of two cutting-edge concepts: Zero Trust Architecture and Universal Confidential Computing, offering insights into how they synergize to bolster the security posture of government AI initiatives. By adopting a Zero Trust – an approach that assumes that no entity, whether inside or outside the network, should be trusted by default – coupled with Universal Confidential Computing – a new... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                  Dwayne Hoover
                                                                                                                                                  Vice President, Solutions Engineering
                                                                                                                                                  Anjuna Security
                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                    • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                    Agency leadership teams should be tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help automate their automation roadmap by evaluating the current state of IT, identifying problem areas that need new innovation, and then measuring the outcomes of newly implemented solutions. By focusing on specific metrics for new solutions, Moveworks enables service teams to understand the addressable impact these new solutions can achieve by correlating service & processing times with natural language within service requests (tickets), which allows leadership teams to address problem areas based on data, not just opinions. This approach helps in setting objectives and measuring key performance indicators, ensuring... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                    Peter Barrett
                                                                                                                                                    Director, Federal
                                                                                                                                                    Moveworks, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
                                                                                                                                                      Join our panel of national security experts in a comprehensive discussion encompassing the evolving landscape of inclusion within the cybersecurity workforce, particularly addressing the challenges and opportunities for individuals who may require different accommodations in the workplace. As we navigate the intricate terrain of cyber threats, it's paramount to acknowledge and integrate diverse perspectives and talents into our defensive strategies. In this session, we'll explore the imperative of fostering an inclusive environment within the cybersecurity sector, where individuals with differing abilities contribute their unique skills and insights to fortify our cyber defenses. From adapting technologies to accommodate various needs to cultivating... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                      Kenneth Flowers Jr.
                                                                                                                                                      Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                      National Guard Bureau
                                                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                      Dustin Cloos
                                                                                                                                                      Chief Growth Officer
                                                                                                                                                      Vision Information Technology
                                                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                      Angela Dingle
                                                                                                                                                      Founder
                                                                                                                                                      DEAFCYBERCON
                                                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                      Monique Outerbridge
                                                                                                                                                      Owner and CEO
                                                                                                                                                      Indigo Executive Solutions
                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                                                                                                                        JFHQ-DODIN is revolutionizing the ways and means of how we measure and quantify risk across our battlespace. The Cyber Operational Readiness Assessment (CORA), which replaced the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), provides a comprehensive approach to addressing battlespace dynamics and significantly enhances cybersecurity resilience. By embracing automation strategies, industry can revolutionize the measurement and quantification of risk across the battlespace, enabling more efficient and effective cybersecurity operations....
                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        John Porter
                                                                                                                                                        Director of DODIN Readiness & Security Inspections
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        Nicholas (Nick) DePatto
                                                                                                                                                        Chief of Inspections
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        Robert (Bob) Landreth
                                                                                                                                                        Technical Director, Capabilities
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        Stephen Moitoso
                                                                                                                                                        Chief of Inspection Plans and Policy Branch
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        Charles (Chuck) Wille
                                                                                                                                                        Deputy Director of DODIN Readiness and Security Inspections (Acting)
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                          Kama L. Stone
                                                                                                                                                          Chief Information Security Officer
                                                                                                                                                          USCYBERCOM
                                                                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                                                                                                            As a combat support agency, DISA has a mandate to fulfill combat support functions for joint operating forces across the range of military operations. The embedded nature of DISA Field Offices and Field Commands within unified combatant commanders across the globe ensures a rapid response to provide unique IT services to the Department of Defense.
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                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            COL Diane E. Klein, USA
                                                                                                                                                            Commander
                                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency Europe
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Col Michael McDaniel, USAF
                                                                                                                                                            Commander
                                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency Global
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Tinisha McMillan
                                                                                                                                                            Acting Director of Operations, Plans and Exercises
                                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            COL Jared Snawder, USA
                                                                                                                                                            Commander
                                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency Central
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Col Jared C. Voneida, USMC
                                                                                                                                                            Commander
                                                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency Regional Field Command Pacific
                                                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                                                                                                                              Join Mr. Savan Kong, the Department of Defense's Customer Experience Officer (CXO), in a highly interactive session to understand the DoD's innovative approach to user experience (UX), outlining the pivotal role of the CXO and the strategic framework guiding their efforts. Then, Mr. Jason Pickart, the CXO's Director of Integration Planning, will present a compelling case study illustrating how the integration of UX best practices transformed communication channels between the DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this session, attendees will gain insights into practical strategies and real-life applications, fostering a deeper understanding of customer-centric initiatives within the... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (invited)
                                                                                                                                                              Savanrith (Savan) Kong
                                                                                                                                                              Senior Advisor, User Experience (UX) Portfolio Management Office (PfMO)
                                                                                                                                                              Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise, Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                                                                                                In this panel discussion, leaders from DISA emphasize the critical imperative to swiftly address technical debt within the DODIN Area of Operations. Technical debt, comprised of outdated, redundant, or partially effective solutions, poses a significant obstacle to achieving agency objectives. It is imperative to expedite the elimination of technical debt to mitigate operational risks, decrease expenditures, and bolster the security of infrastructure and application services.
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                                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Caroline Bean
                                                                                                                                                                Director, Joint Enterprise Services Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Brian G. Hermann, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                Director, PEO, Cyber Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Christopher (Chris) A. Paczkowski
                                                                                                                                                                Director, PEO Transport Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, June 26, 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                                  Artificial intelligence technology has been a valuable business tool for years, but since OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, interest in AI has soared – and that’s putting technology partners under increasing pressure to make an investment in AI systems to keep their companies competitive and relevant.   However, without a clear understanding of the overall business strategy, a clear definition of what opportunity or business problem you are addressing, or how it will fit in with the rest of your technology architecture, an investment in AI will not yield the business outcomes you desire. In this panel discussion, we will discuss... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                  Ron Rintala
                                                                                                                                                                  President and CEO
                                                                                                                                                                  DataInFormation
                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, June 26, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Sharp Street Lobby
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                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 27, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: West Pratt Street Lobby
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                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, June 27, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
                                                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, June 27, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
                                                                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, June 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Room 339-342

                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, June 27, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                                                                                                                              The military internet of things presents challenges in connectivity and interoperability. DISA plays a vital role in developing IT solutions and standards to support Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2) and must continue to interface with the joint force to test, experiment, and refine the concepts over time.
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                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                              John Baase
                                                                                                                                                                              Program Manager - Identity, Credential, and Access Management Branch, PEO Cyber
                                                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                              Kevin Laughlin
                                                                                                                                                                              Acting Director, PEO Spectrum
                                                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                              Matthew Palmer
                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Engineer Command and Control Portfolio, PEO Services
                                                                                                                                                                              Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                              Dickey Rounsaville
                                                                                                                                                                              Transport Planning and Support Branch Chief
                                                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                                                                                                                                                The 91st Cyber Brigade, Virginia Army National Guard (VaARNG), with a footprint in 31 states, is the only National Guard Cyber Brigade. The 91st is an essential element of the Department of Defense Cyberspace Operations. Since its inception in 2017, the 91st has continuously mobilized units performing cyberspace operations for USCYBERCOM, ARCYBER, and Joint-Force Headquarters-Cyber Army. The Brigade’s ability to operate under Title 32, and State Active-Duty authorities allows its units to provide state and local governments cyberspace operational and cybersecurity capacity when not mobilized under Title 10. The 91st Cyber Brigade includes five battalions comprised of a Cybersecurity Company,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                                                                                                                  DISA is driving to provide premiere customer service through IT solutions and delivering DOD’s Network (DODNET) to Defense Agencies and Field Agencies (DAFAs). By providing capabilities and parity across networks through simplifying network architectures, standardization on network services, the Department will advance the global posture to combat strategic threats.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael (Mike) Butler
                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Engineer, DoDNet
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Brian Dagey
                                                                                                                                                                                  Program Manager, Mobility Portfolio Management Office
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  COL Diane E. Klein, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Col Michael McDaniel, USAF
                                                                                                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Global
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  COL Jared Snawder, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Central
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Col Jared C. Voneida, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency Regional Field Command Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, June 27, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall D

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 27, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 27, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Keynote (invited)
                                                                                                                                                                                      ADM Christopher W. Grady, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                      Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                      Joint Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, June 27, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Halls E, F, G and Swing
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, June 27, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Engagement Theater 1: Swing Hall - #3203
                                                                                                                                                                                          Director of the 5G Cross-Functional Team (5G CFT), Mr. Juan Ramirez, along with several panelists, will discuss the DoD's vision for leveraging 5G and FutureG technologies to ensure U.S. operational and strategic advantage. The conversation will examine the Department's efforts to accelerate the adoption of transformative 5G and future generation wireless networking technologies to ensure U.S. forces can operate effectively in any environment. Panelists will also discuss DoD's collaboration with industry and maximizing current 5G capabilities while continuing to advance innovative public-private partnerships for 5G to FutureG wireless technologies. ...
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Demetrius Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mission Engineering Team Lead, 5G Cross-Functional Team
                                                                                                                                                                                          Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          LtCol Benjamin Pimentel, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                          Marine Corps Lead, Warfighter Engagement, Technical Lead, Expeditionary & Tactical Use
                                                                                                                                                                                          Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Juan R. Ramirez
                                                                                                                                                                                          Director, 5G Cross-Functional Team, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications Infrastructure Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Andrew Thiessen
                                                                                                                                                                                          Head of 5G/xG
                                                                                                                                                                                          MITRE
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Engagement Theater 2: Hall E - #2201
                                                                                                                                                                                            The shift from competition to crisis, to conflict can occur quickly. JFHQ-DODIN strives to eradicate cyber threats to DODIN. This panel will share some current capabilities that get after mitigating cyber threats. We solicit your input, thoughts and concerns on how JFHQ-DODIN can “Secure, Operate, and Defend” the DODIN- Smarter, Faster and Better....
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            COL J. Michael (Mike) Reeder, USA
                                                                                                                                                                                            Director of Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            CWO4 Scott Bryson, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                            Technical Advisor, Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ron Dempewolf
                                                                                                                                                                                            Defensive Cyber Operations Lead
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bruce Iversen
                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief, Mission Assurance
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jesse Showers
                                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Chief, Current Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                            Joint Force Headquarters - DOD Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Engagement Theater 3: Hall E - #2434
                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              CAPT Logan Medica, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                              Director, Persistent Cyber Training Environment
                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Cyber Command
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Engagement Theater 4: Hall G - #2999
                                                                                                                                                                                                In the current acquisition landscape, characterized by an unrelenting need for speed to maintain supremacy amidst our peer and near-peer adversaries, testing processes must undergo rapid adaptation and acceleration. Testing stands as the cornerstone for independently verifying a system's adherence to approved technical, operational, and security criteria. This rigorous assessment is the bedrock upon which acquisition decision makers rely at critical junctures and deployment phases. The essence of testing lies in ensuring that our warfighters are equipped with capabilities that not only meet but exceed expectations in effectiveness, suitability, and survivability for their intended missions.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Vanessa Chadwick
                                                                                                                                                                                                Chief, Command & Control/Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2/ISR) Branch (JTC1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Carter Farthing
                                                                                                                                                                                                Enterprise Technology Lead, Automations Branch (JT4B), JITC
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Shawn Kelley
                                                                                                                                                                                                Chief, Automations Branch (JT4B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Gary Morrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                Technical Advisor, 4th Estate Division (JTB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Jay Newhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                Test Lead, National Background Investigation Services (NBIS), Enterprise Services Test Branch (JTA3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Engagement Theater 5: Hall F - #3375
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. William Dunlap, acting Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise, will discuss the Department’s way ahead for modernizing critical IT and software initiatives to advance warfighting capabilities. This will include advancing cloud adoption, OCONUS (classified and unclassified) cloud strategy, DevSecOps (development, security, and operations), and our current software efforts to support advancing cloud adoption....
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (invited)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  William (Bill) R. Dunlap, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Engagement Theater 6: Hall G - #3399
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zero Trust is more than an IT solution, it is a mindset of “never trust, always verify” in securing applications, services, devices, and assets.  Additionally, defending the network with sophisticated perimeter defenses is no longer sufficient for achieving cyber resiliency and securing the Department’s data. In this panel, experts from Program Executive Office Cyber will discuss DISA’s zero trust offering, “Thunderdome,” and outline how the agency will look to provide best value ZT service offerings by 2030.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Baase
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program Manager - Identity, Credential, and Access Management Branch, PEO Cyber
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christopher (Chris) Pymm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program Manager, Zero Trust Management Office, PEO Cyber
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 27, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cybersecurity Landscape: The threat landscape is constantly evolving due to sophisticated cyber attackers and technological expansion. IoT devices, cloud computing, and mobile tech create new attack vectors. These threats, often AI-driven, bypass traditional security. Proactive strategies like AI-based behavioral analytics are crucial for risk mitigation.   Threat-Informed Approach: To combat cyber threats, organizations need a global signal analytics approach. It uncovers malicious network traffic, identifies early attack signs, and enhances defenses. Analyzing external internet traffic beyond organizational perimeters provides comprehensive threat visibility, minimizing blind spots and improving overall security efficacy....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eric Irizarry
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Security Solutions Architect
                                                                                                                                                                                                      MFGS Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, June 27, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: SIGNAL Innovation Theater - Booth #2872
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Department of Defense (DoD) has reportedly experienced a staggering 12,000 cyber incidents since 2015. This relentless assault from cybercriminals and nation-state actors on classified data and DoD systems is not just a security concern but a direct threat to the critical infrastructure and the safety of U.S. citizens.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool for combating these ongoing threats, enabling insights to enhance threat detection and response capabilities. However, DoD must build future-ready AI programs based on quality datasets that account for all data types, including mobile data.   In today's digital era, many government employees use mobile devices during work,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tim LeMaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vice President, Worldwide Systems Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lookout
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, June 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cedric Terry
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief of Encryption Production & Solutions Group; Cybersecurity Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                          National Security Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, June 27, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Pratt Street Lobby
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Following the closing keynote, there will be the opportunity to meet the speakers and continue the conversation at the Meet the PMs informal networking session located in the Pratt Street Lobby. This is your chance to begin conversations and connect with these leaders and subject matter experts.  ...
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