TechNet Augusta 2021 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA has developed an enhanced sponsorship program that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate solutions. Sponsorship opportunities are offered at several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships, Branding Opportunities.

Sunday, August 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

    Monday, August 16, 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

      Monday, August 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Monday, August 16, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

      • Room: Estes
      Learn how and why a zero-trust security philosophy is helping organizations outsmart cyber attackers, and how to simplify operations and complexity while strengthening your security posture and control. A strong security strategy begins with adopting robust software foundation built for hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, with native platform hardening, security auditing and reporting, and protection from network threats. Join us to see how you can remove complexity, increase efficiency, enable cloud-native use cases, and cut costs, but also ensure you’re well-prepared for increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker (confirmed)
      Bryan Horton
      Systems Engineer
      Nutanix
      Tracks:

        Monday, August 16, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: Gordon Lakes Golf Course, Fort Gordon, GA
        The AFCEA Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter is excited to announce the TechNet Augusta Golf Tournament on Monday, August 16, 2021.   Join us on award-winning Gordon Lakes Golf Course, Fort Gordon, Georgia.  Proceeds fund AFCEA's local STEM Education Programs.   Scramble Format with Shotgun Start at 10:00am Lunch, drinks, range balls included $100 Per Player/$45 for Active Duty Military Mulligans available - $5 Each or 3 for $10 Sponsorships and Prize Donations available Click here for more information and to register and/or sponsor!...
        Tracks:

          Monday, August 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

          • Room: Estes
          This lecture will cover the implications for DOD and potentially the rest of government on implementation of the CMMC practice.  Why is this certification needed?  What is different from CMMC than the NIST 800 standards? What is the cost of the certification and is it reimbursable?  The course will conclude with information on the results of the Executive Order on CMMC....
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker (confirmed)
          Tommy Gardner, Ph.D.
          Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal
          Public Chief Technology Officer of the Year for 2021
          Tracks:

            Monday, August 16, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

            • Room: Lamar
            "Oops!  I probably should not have clicked that link" The most terrifying words that a company IT professional ever hear.  While there have been many discussions, publications, and webinars about data security, problem prevention, CMMC, and good cyber hygiene, does a company know what do when there has been a cyber event? This seminar will address the immediate consequences, the fallout and potential costs associated with it, and most importantly, who pays for all of the costs of addressing the mess. Cyber Insurance is one of the most important coverages that a business can have, but most executives know more about putting a... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker (confirmed)
            Andrew Beardall, Esq
            Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
            Government Technology Insurance Company, RRG (GovTech)
            Tracks:

              Monday, August 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

              • Room: Estes
              The Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) security controls described by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Publication (SP) 800-171 require that contractors have an incident response capability.  The DFARS rule also imposes cyber incident reporting as well.  Both of these subjects, incident response and cyber incident reporting, are likely areas where contractors will struggle both in getting their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) certification and actually complying with their contracts.   There are other bombshells and landmines in these requirements as well.  As they often say, the devil is in the details.   This presentation will likely be like no other CMMC presentation... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker (confirmed)
              Greg Fordham
              Celestial Defense
              Tracks:

                Monday, August 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                • Room: Lamar
                Join F5 and NGINX for a training focused on helping organizations meet Federal requirements around protecting applications with a Web Application Firewall (WAF).  Specifically leveraging NGINX App Protect (NAP) to protect applications while supporting the Federal industry shift towards modern application development processes (containers, Kubernetes, microservices, DevOps, and DevSecOps). NGINX App Protect delivers the best in class WAF capabilities you have come to expect from BIG-IP products, while being agile enough to be leveraged in in modern application architectures.  Learn how to deploy NAP as a standalone ADC, a container as an Ingress Controller or even as part of your API Gateway capabilities. During... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Paul Simmons
                NGINX Sales Executive
                F5 Networks
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Mickey Woods
                Channel Sales Engineer
                F5 Networks, Inc.
                Tracks:

                  Monday, August 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                  • Room: Estes
                  Cutting-edge security begins with a rock-solid foundation that includes knowing with certainty what is in a network. While investments in quantum encryption, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and block-chain are interesting, none of it will matter without a strong foundation. The SANS/CIS Top 20-an industry-recognized benchmark focusing on security tasks that have the greatest impact-lists, in priority order, areas upon which an organization should focus; a complete and thorough understanding of the organization's inventory tops that list. Intuitively, this make sense; if a company does not know what it has, it cannot adapt or defend it.  Accepting that inventory is a crucial first... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  Jim Westdorp
                  Principal, Government Architecture and Chief Technology Officer
                  Ciena Government Solutions, Inc. (CGSI)
                  Tracks:

                    Monday, August 16, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                    • Room: Estes
                    Bob Dylan once wrote, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."  Well, when it comes to the cloud, it seems that we're still struggling to figure out how to work securely in the cloud. Join CompTIA's Dr. James Stanger has he discusses insights from working cloud security professionals around the world about what it means to secure the cloud. He’ll discuss seven practices that will help organizations navigate the most pressing cloud security issues of our time....
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
                    Chief Technology Evangelist
                    CompTIA
                    Tracks:

                      Monday, August 16, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

                      • Room: Marriott 9th Street Courtyard
                      Tracks:

                        Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                        • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

                          Tuesday, August 17, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                          • Room: Oglethorpe Lobby
                          Tracks:

                            Tuesday, August 17, 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

                            • Room: Oglethorpe
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker (confirmed)
                            LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
                            President & CEO
                            AFCEA International
                            Speaker (invited)
                            The Honorable Hardie Davis, Jr.
                            Mayor of Augusta

                              Tuesday, August 17, 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

                              • Room: Oglethorpe
                              ...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              BG Paul T. Stanton, USA
                              Commanding General
                              U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
                              Tracks:

                                Tuesday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                                • Room: Oglethorpe
                                Speaker(s)
                                Keynote (confirmed)
                                LTG John B. Morrison, Jr., USA
                                Deputy Chief of Staff
                                G-6
                                Tracks:

                                  Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                  • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, August 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

                                    Tuesday, August 17, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

                                    Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                    • Room: Rains
                                    Overview of the newly developed Army Program Office for Information Advantage and the plan to integrate IA into the Army, define what Information Advantage, Information Advantage Activities is, and how these activities will support Unified Action during Multi-Domain Operations. ...
                                    Speaker(s)

                                      Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                                      • Room: Georgia Cyber Center
                                      The AFCEA TECHNET Military/Collegiate CTF Competition is a 4-hour, jeopardy-Style competition for aspiring and seasoned cyber and cybersecurity professionals. This competition is a learning tool that will measure the participants current familiarity with various cybersecurity topics and will further sharpen the tools they have learned through education, training or self-learning. The CTF provides opportunities to share ideas amongst team members and with other teams, promoting the concept of continual learning for the Soldiers and students. The Jeopardy-style CTF is similar to the actual Jeopardy game as the scoreboard looks like a Jeopardy board with different categories and point values. In this... ...read more...
                                      Tracks:

                                        Tuesday, August 17, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

                                        • Room: Estes

                                          Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                          • Room: Georgia Cyber Center Auditorium
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Keynote (confirmed)
                                          Ross R. Guckert
                                          Program Executive Officer
                                          Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
                                          Tracks:

                                            Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

                                            • Room: Oglethorpe
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                            Brigadier General (OF-6) Armin Fleischmann
                                            Director Plans and Policy Directorate
                                            Cyber & Information Domain
                                            Tracks:

                                              Tuesday, August 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                              • Room: Lamar
                                              The Army is diligently working with industry to develop capabilities to fill operational gaps that have materialized with the shift to Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) and operationalization of Information Advantage (IA) while focusing on Joint interoperability. As Army operations transform to a data-centric mindset from the enterprise to the tactical edge, the Army must ensure data is at the right place at the right time and in a format that can be identified, retrieved, and correlated quickly enough to speed decision cycles and provide commanders decision dominance. Signal and Cyber Warrant Officer (WO) skill sets, focus areas, and education are evolving... ...read more...
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              CW5 Paul Sankey, USA
                                              Command Chief Warrant Officer (Incoming)
                                              US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              CW5 Ivery Torbert, USA
                                              Chief Technical Officer
                                              Joint Staff J6
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              CW5 Ian Traylor, USA
                                              Sr Tech Advisor
                                              Cyber Capabilities Development and Integration Division
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              CW5 Chris R. Westbrook, USA
                                              Senior Network Operations Technician
                                              U.S. Army Signal Regiment at Fort Gordon
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              CW5 Travis W. Ysen, USA
                                              Senior Cyber Warfare Technician
                                              Cyber Center of Excellence
                                              Tracks:

                                                Tuesday, August 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                • Room: Estes
                                                A core component required for any threat operation center is a great SIEM, information presentation system (Dashboard) or some other blinky lights thingy. However, what do your most talented technicians do when the light turns red? Issue a report? Wait for the next alert? Make a power point presentation on the number of times the alert occurred? The number of data generation points surrounding security related events continues to by leaps and bounds especially within the DoD and threat hunters of all skill levels have to become adept at accessing the raw data, not just packets, to aggregate information for different... ...read more...
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                Stephen Scarbrough
                                                Computer Network Defense Engineer
                                                Intelligensis
                                                Tracks:
                                                  • Room: Georgia Cyber Center Auditorium
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                  John Howell
                                                  Deputy Program Executive Officer
                                                  Enterprise Information Systems
                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                  Lee James, III
                                                  Project Director, Enterprise Services
                                                  Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                  COL Jay Shell, USA
                                                  Project Manager, Defense Communication and Army Transmission Systems
                                                  Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                  COL Mark Taylor
                                                  Project Manager, Defensive Cyber Operations
                                                  Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
                                                  Tracks:

                                                    Tuesday, August 17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                    • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot
                                                    Tracks:

                                                      Tuesday, August 17, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Lamar
                                                      Overview of ACM Cyber portfolio and capabilities that will deliver decision dominance. Mission mapping and dependency modeling of mission critical systems to determine how the failure or degradation of a mission system(s) impacts their mission tasks and warfighting functions....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker (invited)
                                                      Theron C. Spurgeon
                                                      Peraton
                                                      Tracks:

                                                        Tuesday, August 17, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

                                                        • Room: Estes
                                                        DoD Weapon Systems are chock-full of digital components and generate massive amounts of Operational Technology (OT) data every day. They are more networked and software dependent than ever before, but many systems were designed before cyber security requirements existed. According to the GAO, during recent operational testing, the DoD routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities that could deny, degrade, or disable weapon systems. But can the data transmitted from these systems hold the key in their cyber defense? During this session, we will discuss the art and science of translating never before seen serial data into human-readable information and how the... ...read more...
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        Ray Cruciata
                                                        Senior Sales Engineer
                                                        Splunk
                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        Mike Weigand
                                                        Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder
                                                        Shift5
                                                        Tracks:

                                                          Tuesday, August 17, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                          • Room: Lamar
                                                          Army Capability Manager Electronic Warfare overview of the rapidly developing electronic warfare systems supporting information advantage and information advantage activities....
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker (invited)
                                                          COL Daniel Holland, USA
                                                          Army Capability Manager – Electronic Warfare
                                                          US Army

                                                            Tuesday, August 17, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                            CSM Tom Clark, USA (Ret.)
                                                            Executive Director
                                                            Alliance for Fort Gordon
                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                            SGM Jack Love, USA
                                                            Command Sergeant Major
                                                            HQDA G/3/5/7
                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                            CSM Ted C. Munter, USA
                                                            Command Sergeant Major
                                                            1st Special Forces Command (Airborne)
                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                            CSM Jack Nichols, USA
                                                            Command Sergeant Major
                                                            Army Cyber Command
                                                            Tracks:

                                                              Tuesday, August 17, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                              • Room: Georgia Cyber Center
                                                              Event Organizer: AECOM and AFCEA International Event Theme:  Assuring an Operationally-Focused LVC Environment – Enabling the Warfighter’s Information Advantage Description: Presenters will discuss their views (and how Govt and Industry should partner) on how best (given the threats and operational to deliver, secure, maintain and modify a realistic, high fidelity persistence training environment to conduct the spectrum of Information Dominance & Cyberspace Operations, providing a holistic, on-demand standardized training platform (s) enabling end-to-end planning, preparation, execution and assessment for Combatant Commands, Service Components (Army) and Strategic-Valued Coalition Partners.  This will include a discussion (at the SECRET Level) of the current and on-the-horizon threats to maintaining our... ...read more...

                                                                Tuesday, August 17, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                                • Room: Lamar
                                                                The U.S. Army Cyber School (USACyS) will present an overview of the Army Cyber Corps focused on accessing, educating and employing the Cyber and Electromagnetic Warfare workforces. Included in this session are required capabilities for the USACyS and the future inclusion of Information Advantage in support Unified Action during Multi-Domain Operations....
                                                                Tracks:

                                                                  Tuesday, August 17, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                  • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                   Information Advantage enables our formations to deter adversaries, and achieve relative advantage through the application of Information Warfare. The 1st SFC (A) concept of Information Advantage is broadened and deepened to integrate multiple aspects of Integrated Information Warfare and is enabled by our global access and placement. It leverages both the technical and cognitive aspects of information to continuously see, sense, and act to compete in the physical and cognitive dimensions. 1st SFC seeks to achieve information advantage when we engage in competition with our adversaries, sustain strategic alliances and partnerships, and shape the operational environment in crisis and high-intensity... ...read more...
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                  MG Richard E. Angle, USA
                                                                  Incoming Commanding General
                                                                  1st Special Forces Command (Airborne)
                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                    Tuesday, August 17, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                    • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot
                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                      Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                      • Room: Oglethorpe Lobby
                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                        Wednesday, August 18, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                                                        • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

                                                                          Wednesday, August 18, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                          • Room: Estes
                                                                          The ever-increasing focus on ICS and IIOT continues to grow exponentially daily. From maritime to airborne to ground operations and everything in between the impact of digitizing everything possible provides both enhancements to operations and also increased vulnerabilities. How does that impact Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)?  In this session, we will discuss: Overview of ICS/IoT Capabilities as well as current and future trends Mapping of trends/implementations to the CEMA models and objectives IoT effects on Cyberspace Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Operational Preparation of the Environment (OPE) Operating and Defending the networks against IoT Threat Vectors IoT for situational Awareness in support of commander's operation Having... ...read more...
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                          Stephen Scarbrough
                                                                          Computer Network Defense Engineer
                                                                          Intelligensis
                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                            • Room: Lamar
                                                                            Modernization of the Army Unified Network to enable decision-making, protection of information, and facilitate information advantage activities....
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker (invited)
                                                                            COL Christian A. Haffey, USA
                                                                            Director, U.S. Army Capability Manager for Tactical Radios/Networks & Services
                                                                            Cyber Center of Excellence
                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                              Wednesday, August 18, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                              • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                              LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, USA
                                                                              Commanding General
                                                                              U.S. Army Cyber Command
                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                Wednesday, August 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                • Room: Georgia Cyber Center
                                                                                This back-to-back keynote and panel session will focus on how the Army is modernizing tactical formations with expeditionary and intuitive communications systems today, and increasing capacity, resiliency and convergence for the future. It will outline the path ahead to Capability Sets 23 and 25, and address how the Army is leveraging Soldier feedback, as well as innovation from industry and S&T, to insert technologies that support Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and Multi-Domain Operations (MDO)....
                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                BG Jeth Rey, USA
                                                                                Director
                                                                                Network Cross-Functional Team
                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                Nicholaus H. Saacks
                                                                                Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer
                                                                                Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                Joe Welch
                                                                                Director
                                                                                Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Center U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                  Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                                                  • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                  To ensure its ability to fight and win in a cyber-contested environment, the Army must transform battlefield software sustainment by enabling rapid capability fielding, real-time cyber protection, and software readiness.  This discussion will focus on the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Software Engineering Center’s pioneering efforts to field better software faster and more cost-effectively, and make cyber patching fast and easy for Soldiers.  It will also focus on opportunities for industry to partner with the Army in this crucial initiative.  ...
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  MG Robert L. Edmonson, II, USA
                                                                                  Incoming Commanding General
                                                                                  CECOM
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  Jennifer Swanson
                                                                                  Director, Software Engineering Center
                                                                                  U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command
                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                    Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                    • Room: Estes
                                                                                    Zero Trust is not just another buzzword in a never-ending list of tech trends. The principles of zero trust eliminates the binary trust/don't trust approach applied to users and assets in yesterday's on-premise, perimeter-centric environments. According to a recent survey, 100% of U.S. Federal Government agencies are storing sensitive data in third-party cloud, mobile, social, big data and IoT platforms, which inherently makes data vulnerable. Traditional perimeter protection does not protect off-premise data, which speaks to the need to take a zero trust approach to data security. Attend this session discussion to learn about the best practices for implementing a zero trust... ...read more...
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                    Kevin Goode
                                                                                    Senior Sales Engineer
                                                                                    Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies (TCT)
                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                      • Room: Lamar
                                                                                      Virtualizing “The Edge”: Edge 2.0 – The edge is currently complex, vulnerable, and fragile. Today’s digital experiences require a combination of multiple networks, clouds, CDNs, and edges that are manually stitched together. This creates complexity because each platform has a unique set of tools and services and exposes new ways for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities. Current edge solutions do not provide the level of functionality or defense required by today’s digital enterprises. Learn how F5+Volterra will deliver a globally distributed app-to-app network that is security first, app-driven with an infinitely scalable edge capability to deliver a new, purely software-defined edge... ...read more...
                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                      Michael Slavinsky
                                                                                      Army Sales Engineer
                                                                                      F5 Networks, Inc.
                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                        Wednesday, August 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                        • Room: Georgia Cyber Center Auditorium
                                                                                        This back-to-back keynote and panel session will focus on how the Army is modernizing tactical formations with expeditionary and intuitive communications systems today, and increasing capacity, resiliency and convergence for the future. It will outline the path ahead to Capability Sets 23 and 25, and address how the Army is leveraging Soldier feedback, as well as innovation from industry and S&T, to insert technologies that support Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and Multi-Domain Operations (MDO)....
                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                        Justin Eimers
                                                                                        Public Communications Specialist
                                                                                        U.S. Army Program Executive Office C3T
                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                        LTC Natashia L. Coleman, USA
                                                                                        Product Lead, Unified Network Capabilities and Integration, PM Tactical Network
                                                                                        Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                        LTC Randall A. Linnemann, USA
                                                                                        Assistant Chief of Staff G6
                                                                                        101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                        Matt Maier
                                                                                        Program Manager
                                                                                        Interoperability, Integration and Services
                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                        Michael Monteleone
                                                                                        Director, Engineering Systems Integration Directorate
                                                                                        DEVCOM C5ISR Center
                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                          Wednesday, August 18, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                          • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot
                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                            Wednesday, August 18, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

                                                                                            • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                            What does the DODIN security architecture look like in light of Zero Trust?  In this panel, DISA leaders will layout the latest in the way ahead for the DODIN security architecture as well as what changes we can expect to see beginning in 2023, which is right around the corner.  If you want to get ahead of the curve, this is a "must see" session....
                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                            MG Garrett S. Yee, USA
                                                                                            Assistant to the Director
                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Angela Landress, Ph.D.
                                                                                            Chief, Cyber Development Directorate
                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Stephen M. Wallace
                                                                                            Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                              Wednesday, August 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                              • Room: Lamar
                                                                                              This session will focus on three key personnel initiatives designed to enhance Signal personnel supporting Multi-Domain formations.  The first initiative is an update on enlisted convergence where we reduce the 25 career field from 17 to 7 MOSs.  Next, we will provide our analysis and the way forward on Data Workforce.  Finally, we will discuss our efforts to enhance our Warrant Officer professional education curriculum. ...
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Speaker (invited)
                                                                                              Robert Collins
                                                                                              Speaker (invited)
                                                                                              Lamar Lauderdale
                                                                                              Speaker (invited)
                                                                                              CW4 Brandon Wilson

                                                                                                Wednesday, August 18, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                                • Room: Estes
                                                                                                Join CompTIA, GDIT, Rackspace Technologies and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to learn more about practical steps to ensure network resilience. This three-hour, online mini-bootcamp will center on the latest best practices for identifying, managing, monitoring and verifying a secure supply chain. This event will include a panel discussing global Cyber Security Operations and how to leverage industry best practices to achieve cost savings, increased security, and greater network and service availability through consolidatedstandardize processes across the Department of Defense Information Networks (DODIN) worldwide. In addition, there will be comprehensive presentations on how secure multi-cloud-as-a-service can help ensure compliance, protect against potential security threats,... ...read more...
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Phil Fuster
                                                                                                Imperva
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
                                                                                                Chief Technology Evangelist
                                                                                                CompTIA
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Allen Whipple
                                                                                                NA Compute Server Management & Server Security SME
                                                                                                HPE
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Ken Witt
                                                                                                Director of Business Development, Army
                                                                                                GDIT
                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                  Wednesday, August 18, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                  • Room: Oglethorpe ABCDE
                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  MG Maria B. Barrett, USA
                                                                                                  Commanding General
                                                                                                  NETCOM
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  CW5 Danny Burns, USA
                                                                                                  Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                  Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Ross R. Guckert
                                                                                                  Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                  Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  BG Jeth Rey, USA
                                                                                                  Director
                                                                                                  Network Cross-Functional Team
                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Nicholaus H. Saacks
                                                                                                  Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                  Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)

                                                                                                    Wednesday, August 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                    • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                    AI/ML is becoming the norm for - and the new battleground between - bad actors and the good guys.  Opportunities in both warfare and business are on the table. On this panel, cybersecurity leaders will discuss how government and industry are quickly adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Topics will include: Identifying key opportunities, threats, and challenges with AI/MI  Implementing AI/MI while maintaining good cyber hygiene to defend against rapidly evolving threats Integrating AI/ML into existing infrastructure   Changing systems   Changing culture   Changing concepts of operations and business practices Developing the workforce to make the best use of what AI/ML will add Approved for 1 CompTIA CEU:... ...read more...
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Carrie McLeish
                                                                                                    Director of Federal Capture
                                                                                                    SANS Institute
                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                    MG Johanna P. Clyborne, ARNG
                                                                                                    Deputy Commanding General – ARNG, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
                                                                                                    Assistant Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard
                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Gokila Dorai, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Assistant Professor, School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
                                                                                                    Augusta University
                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Arlene Espinal, Ph.D.
                                                                                                    Vice President Analytics, Automation, AI (A3), Innovation and Capabilities Office
                                                                                                    ManTech
                                                                                                    Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                    Jennifer Edgin
                                                                                                    Assistant Deputy Commandant for Information
                                                                                                    Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                      Wednesday, August 18, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

                                                                                                      Thursday, August 19, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

                                                                                                      • Room: Oglethorpe Lobby
                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                        Thursday, August 19, 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                        • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

                                                                                                          Thursday, August 19, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                                                                          • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                          LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
                                                                                                          President & CEO
                                                                                                          AFCEA International
                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                          LtGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC
                                                                                                          Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers / Cyber and Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                          Joint Staff J6
                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                          Lt Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF
                                                                                                          Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                          Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network
                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                            Thursday, August 19, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                            • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot

                                                                                                              Thursday, August 19, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                              Thursday, August 19, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                              • Room: Estes
                                                                                                              As more users gravitate to the Cloud and Smart Technologies there is an ever-present transmission of data from one point to another.  With such an increase, it becomes more challenging for collectors and analysts alike to discern between the relevant intelligence information and the clutter.  In this session, we will discuss how applying data science techniques can assist Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) operators in processing Big Data while increasing analytic production.  Specifics include:     Overview of Data Science in Cyber Operations Shining the Light on Dark Data Employing Data Science techniques to target specific information in a large data set Utilizing processed information to satisfy data needs Through... ...read more...
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                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                              Stephen Scarbrough
                                                                                                              Computer Network Defense Engineer
                                                                                                              Intelligensis
                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                Thursday, August 19, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                • Room: GCC Auditorium
                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Mark C. Kitz
                                                                                                                Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                                Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                  Thursday, August 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                  • Room: GCC Auditorium
                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                  Moderator (invited)
                                                                                                                  Mark C. Kitz
                                                                                                                  Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                                  Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
                                                                                                                  Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                  COL Daniel Holland, USA
                                                                                                                  Army Capability Manager – Electronic Warfare
                                                                                                                  US Army
                                                                                                                  Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                  Dennis Teefy
                                                                                                                  Project Director
                                                                                                                  Sensors-Aerial Intelligence
                                                                                                                  Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                  Willie Utroska
                                                                                                                  Deputy Project Manager
                                                                                                                  Electronic Warfare & Cyber
                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                    Thursday, August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                    • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    BG Paul G. Craft, USA
                                                                                                                    Commandant
                                                                                                                    Cyber School
                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    COL Brian Fickel, USA
                                                                                                                    Director
                                                                                                                    US Army Public Affairs Center
                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    COL Joseph M. Pishock, USA
                                                                                                                    Director of Operations, SOCOM Networks and Services
                                                                                                                    US SOCOM
                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    Jeffrey R. Witsken
                                                                                                                    Director, Mission Command Network
                                                                                                                    Integration Mission Command Center of Excellence at US Army
                                                                                                                    Panelist (invited)
                                                                                                                    COL John M. Perrine, USA
                                                                                                                    Deputy G-3
                                                                                                                    U.S. Army Cyber Command
                                                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                                                    Handout(s)

                                                                                                                      Thursday, August 19, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                      • Room: Olmstead/Courtyard/Surface Parking Lot
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                                                                                                                        Thursday, August 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                                        • Room: Estes
                                                                                                                        Networks exist to connect users to services and applications, and network design should start with those services at the core. Total network security is nearly impossible. We must use anomalies to mitigate the damage.  Secure Vector Routing (SVR) is a transformational new routing architecture (non-proprietary) that enables the network to differentiate the way it delivers applications and services with unmatched simplicity, security, and scalability. It replaces tunnel-based network overlays and inefficient provisioning systems with distributed control, simple intelligent service-based routing, and in-band (data plane) session-based signaling. SVR is fully compatible and interoperable with existing network protocols and architectures, allowing it to be gradually introduced into an existing IP... ...read more...
                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        Patrick Melampy
                                                                                                                        Juniper
                                                                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                                                                        Handout(s)

                                                                                                                          Thursday, August 19, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                                                                          • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                          Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          MG Maria B. Barrett, USA
                                                                                                                          Commanding General
                                                                                                                          NETCOM
                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                            Thursday, August 19, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                            • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
                                                                                                                            President & CEO
                                                                                                                            AFCEA International
                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            BG Paul T. Stanton, USA
                                                                                                                            Commanding General
                                                                                                                            U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
                                                                                                                            Tracks: