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.

Deadline to contract for 2021 Sponsorships is August 4th.

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

      • Room: Estes
      Before you can explore the many ways in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be transformative within cybersecurity, you need to grasp what AI is and is not. In this session, we will define AI, the types of AI, and the various approaches - providing a framework for understanding the practical implications of AI within cybersecurity. At the end of the session, you will be able to identify the concepts that are foundational to AI and major high-level approaches to machine learning and deep learning and how it is being used to transform the technology we are using in our lines... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker (confirmed)
      Jeff Felice
      President
      CertNexus
      Tracks:

        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
                Chief Executive Officer
                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, Inc.
                  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 - 8:00 AM

                          • Room: Oglethorpe Lobby
                          Tracks:

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

                            • Room: Lower Reynolds Street Lobby

                              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
                                                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
                                                US Army 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, USA
                                                    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 A. Holland, USA
                                                            Army Capability Manager – Electronic Warfare
                                                            US Army

                                                              Tuesday, August 17, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                              • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                              CSM Tom Clark, USA (Ret.)
                                                              Executive Director
                                                              Alliance for Fort Gordon
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              CSM Thomas Holland, USA
                                                              Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              CSM Jack Love, USA
                                                              Command Sergeant Major
                                                              HQDA G/3/5/7
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              CSM Sheryl D. Lyon, USA
                                                              Senior Enlisted Leader
                                                              USCYBERCOM
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              CSM Ted C. Munter, USA
                                                              Command Sergeant Major
                                                              1st Special Forces Command (Airborne)
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              MGySgt Scott H. Stalker, USMC
                                                              Command Senior Enlisted Leader
                                                              U.S. Space Command
                                                              Tracks:

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

                                                                • Room: Georgia Cyber Center
                                                                Event Organizer: Amentum 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....
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Todd M. Boudreau
                                                                  Deputy Commandant (A)
                                                                  Army Cyber School
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Shawn Bova
                                                                  Office Chief of Cyber (OCOC)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  CSM Cecil Reynolds, USA
                                                                  Command Sergeant Major
                                                                  US Army Cyber School
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Scott Smith, Ph.D.
                                                                  Leader Development and Education Analyst
                                                                  US Army Cyber School
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  CW5 Travis W. Ysen, USA
                                                                  Senior Cyber Warfare Technician
                                                                  US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
                                                                  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 (confirmed)
                                                                              COL Christian A. Haffey, USA
                                                                              Director, U.S. Army Capability Manager for Tactical Radios/Networks & Services
                                                                              Cyber Center of Excellence
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              BG Robert Parker, USA
                                                                              Deputy Director (DDJ6)
                                                                              The Joint Staff
                                                                              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: Estes
                                                                                              Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments have coexisted for many years with some level of separation and distinction.  Many critical infrastructure sectors have seen the IT and OT worlds converge from a technology perspective many years ago and in recent years there has been a new type of convergence occurring within IT and OT from the perspective of organization charts with a blending of personnel and leadership across traditional IT and OT areas of a company.  These blended, dotted line organizations are pushed to balance the insatiable business hunger for operational data and providing support for the operational... ...read more...
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                              Tim Conway
                                                                                              Technical Director, ICS and SCADA Programs
                                                                                              SANS Institute
                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                • 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
                                                                                                  Chief, Force Integration (Office Proponent)
                                                                                                  US Army Signal School
                                                                                                  Speaker (invited)
                                                                                                  Lamar Lauderdale
                                                                                                  Chief, Force Integration
                                                                                                  US Army Signal School
                                                                                                  Speaker (invited)
                                                                                                  CW4 Brandon Wilson, USA
                                                                                                  Signal Warrant Officer Career Program Manager
                                                                                                  US Army Signal School

                                                                                                    Wednesday, August 18, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                    • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Moderator (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, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                                      • Room: Estes
                                                                                                      Advance registration requested.  Click here to register. 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... ...read more...
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                                                                                                      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, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                        • Room: Oglethorpe
                                                                                                        Approved for 1 CompTIA CEU: A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, CySA+, PenTest+, Linux+, and CASP+; 1 GIAC CPE; 1 CertNexus CFR CEC 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... ...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, DBA
                                                                                                        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
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                                                                                                        Sponsored by:

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

                                                                                                          • Room: Riverwalk Hallway

                                                                                                            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:
                                                                                                                      • Room: Lamar
                                                                                                                      Cyberspace threats are constantly evolving, transitioning between known, unknown, low risk, and high impact.  This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities small businesses have found while trying to survive in the competitive world of government contracting.  We will discuss the impacts and rewards of the Cyber Maturity Model, threat intelligence sharing, and cost management of cybersecurity....
                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Peter Di Giorgio
                                                                                                                      Federal Account Executive
                                                                                                                      Security Onion Solutions
                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Christopher Boan
                                                                                                                      CTO
                                                                                                                      Endictus Corp.
                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Zachary Hodges
                                                                                                                      Vice President and COO
                                                                                                                      Cyber Security Solutions
                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      Joe Teasley
                                                                                                                      CEO and Owner
                                                                                                                      TMPC, Inc.
                                                                                                                      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 (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Mark C. Kitz
                                                                                                                          Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                                          Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          COL Daniel A. Holland, USA
                                                                                                                          Army Capability Manager – Electronic Warfare
                                                                                                                          US Army
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Dennis Teefy
                                                                                                                          Project Director
                                                                                                                          Sensors-Aerial Intelligence
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          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
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                                                                                                                            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: