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04/09/2013
The final Tuesday morning session of the 29th National Space Symposium, Pioneering Leadership and Economic Competitiveness, keyed off recent reports making recommendations for the future of NASA and the U.S. civil space program: the Space Foundation's PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space and the National Research Council (NRC)'s NASA's Strategic Direction and the Need...
04/09/2013
Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation George C. Nield, Ph.D., spoke Tuesday morning at the 29th National Space Symposium.Noting that private industry will be a key player in space transportation because of budget cuts, advances in technology, government policy support and the involvement of wealthy individuals, Nield said, "It...
04/09/2013
Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), set the stage for the 29th National Space Symposium with remarks Tuesday morning. He highlighted potential hurdles in a budget-constraint environment and offered a way ahead."There are people who believe that the status quo is adequate," he said. "I certainly don't know what intelligence they're looking at. I...
04/09/2013
The Honorable C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD), who spoke at April 8's Cyber 1.3 session, opened the 29th National Space Symposium on April 9.Saying that he advocates for space awareness in Congress, Ruppersberger said, "We need to let people know how important space is in their everyday lives."Ruppersberger said that “sequestration undermines our national security,"...
04/08/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium was launched Monday night with a rousing performance by the band, Smash Mouth (pictured bottom center), and presentation of four of the Space Foundation's top awards. Co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the upbeat event focused heavily on the importance of inspiring children, supporting education and aspiring to greater heights. The event opened with remarks from...
04/08/2013
The Honorable C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD) was a featured speaker at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.3 conference on April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and held in conjunction with the 29th National Space Symposium.Ruppersberger is the Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and he opened his remarks by saying, "We are getting...
04/08/2013
The Humans Wanted? Humans Needed? The Future of Cyber panel at Cyber 1.3 was moderated by Jim Kohlenberger, president, JK Strategies, with panelists: Peter G. George, president, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions; Steven K. Hawkins, vice president, Information Security Solutions, Raytheon Company; and Antonio Nucci, Ph.D., chief technology officer, Narus.Kohlenberger...
04/08/2013
The Digital Natives and Their Solutions panel at Cyber 1.3. was moderated by Daniel (Dan) Mosqueda, director, Air Force Programs, Universities Space Research Association, and featured:Joe Heagerty, business development director, Security & Information Operations Business Unit, Cyber Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems CMSgt. Linus Jordan, USAF, command...
04/08/2013
Featured Speaker Kurt Baumgartner spoke at Cyber 1.3 on Targeted Attack Disruptions in the Post-Stuxnet Era.As senior security researcher for the Americas at Russia-based IT security firm Kaspersky Lab, Baumgartner is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas. His remarks covered recent cyber threats, including:Red October: an operation that lasted five years and...
04/08/2013
A global panel, moderated by Space Foundation Special Advisor - International Affairs William V. Parker, discussed Joint Cyber Operations with Friends and Allies at the Cyber 1.3 meeting on April 8. Following are a few key points made by the panelists:Col. Jörg Dronia, branch chief, strategic planning air/space/cyber, German Air Force: Nations must support one another, avoid getting in...

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