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04/16/2012
Cyber 1.2 featured speaker: Lt. Gen. Henry (Trey) Obering, III, USAF, Ret., senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, began his presentation by saying that he is interested in exploring the best ways to integrate cyber and space, citing three things that need to happen: Cyber must be recognized as a domain; we must have networks to protect our cyber networks; we will need a large training...
04/16/2012
The Cyber in the Global Community panel moderated by Maj. Gen. Robert D. Rego, USAFR, mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, looked at the global implications of cyber security. Key points covered by the panelists included:Maj. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, USAF, Ret., president, JHLSolutions, LLC: Cyber security is critical to modern warfare and...
04/16/2012
In the second cyber industry panel of Cyber 1.2, the panel discussed challenges organizations face in adapting structure, strategy, processes and workforce. Key points made by panelists - in both their opening remarks and in the Q&A session - include:John Higginbotham, chairman & chief executive officer, Blue Ridge Networks: Cybersecurity is often seen as a cost, but we...
04/16/2012
The Cyber 1.2 event was punctuated with a luncheon for all attendees, sponsored by General Dynamics. Corporate Host John Jolly, vice president and general manager - Cyber Systems Division, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, opened the luncheon by stressing the need for enhanced situational awareness in cyber defense. He then introduced featured speaker, The...
04/16/2012
Cyber 1.2 featured speaker Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24 Air Force, began her April 16 talk by recognizing high school students participating in the CyberPatriot competition and welcoming international participants in the audience.She outlined the Air Force Space Command vision: global access, persistence and awareness for the 21st century. Vautrinot said there...
04/16/2012
At April 16's Cyber 1.2 event, the Cyber Industry Dialog I Panel took on cyberspace issues.Panel members included:Moderator Col. Ed O. Rios, USAF, Ret., president and chief executive officer, CyberSpace Operations Consulting, LLCLt. Gen. Charles E. Croom, Jr., USAF, Ret., vice president - cyber security solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global ServicesSteve K...
04/16/2012
The second speaker of the Cyber 1.2  event was Riley Repko, president and chief executive officer of Trusted Cyber Solutions, LLC. He prefaced his talk by saying that cyber attacks are both a threat to networks and information and a threat to physical systems.  In order to address the dynamic threat environment, he said, more speed and openness toward more creative, "even...
04/16/2012
As the first featured speaker of the April 16 Cyber 1.2 event, which preceded the 28th National Space Symposium, Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, focused on the development of the Air Force Network (AFNet), as well as risk mitigating strategies for cyber operations. Basla began by asserting that cyberspace is part of every Air Force war...
04/15/2012
Saving Hubble, a new independent documentary feature film that tells the story of America's fight to save the Hubble Space Telescope from an untimely death in 2004, will be screened for participants of the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium at noon on April 17 in the Broadmoor Theater at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The free showing of the 68-minute-long film will...
04/13/2012
On April 13, the Space Foundation brought three astronauts to Colorado Springs to inspire students' interest in space, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. The local "Audience with an Astronaut" program, part of the Space Foundation's national education program, gives school children the opportunity to hear inspirational stories about the experience of being an...

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