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"Do you work in the cyber area? Then I have some questions for you. How do we do 100% assured identity and build networks that can respond to and overcome our adversaries' attacks? How do we design the next level of encryption for security? How do we design for the next version of the Internet? These are just a few of the questions that I hope you will help us answer as part of our discussions at the 2016 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium." - LTG Alan R. Lynn

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LTG Alan R. Lynn, USA
Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Networks

LtGen James M. Holmes

Maj. Gen. Sarah E. Zabel, USAF
Vice Director
Defense Information Systems Agency

Major General Scott A. Vander Hamm

Ms. Margaret "Meg" Whitman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

About the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium

Early in 2015, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency’s operational role in the cyber domain as network defender created a formal relationship between DISA, U.S. Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. A little more than one year later, Defensive Cyber Operations remain vital to the Department’s many missions.  The networks within DOD must be adaptive, resilient, and effective across a range of uses and against diverse threats.  Leveraging technology, promoting agile acquisition, and building new processes and procedures are all solution areas we’ll discuss further at the 2016 Symposium through a mix of plenary addresses, panel sessions, and training tracks in engagement theaters. 

Scheduled for 20 – 22 April 2016, the theme of this year’s event is “Rethinking How We Build the Networks:  Synchronizing Industry and DOD for Internet 2.0.”  This is a challenging but important theme. Speakers from the Defense Information Systems Agency, USCYBERCOM, the DoD CIO office, combatant commands, DOD agencies, industry, academia, and the military services will add their own insights to our discussions.  We are glad to foster this conversation in concert with the mission of AFCEA.  We are equally glad to see the growth of interest in this event which serves such vital components of our national security community and expect more than 4,000 people to attend and more than 200 companies to present enabling solutions to advance cyber security.

Participants will include:

Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
U.S. Cyber Command
Government Offices and Agencies
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Military Services