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04/17/2012
As the featured industry speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium, William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO, Raytheon Company, voiced concerns and sentiments found across the space sector, saying that challenges and opportunities go hand-in-hand.Commenting that the U.S. space sector is at a crossroads, he said that space is a source of economic growth and good jobs - a situation...
04/17/2012
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, bestselling author and host of the upcoming show COSMOS, opened the 28th National Space Symposium with one of the most inspiring talks the audience has heard in years. It is impossible to capture Tyson's enthusiasm in a brief recap so we have posted his remarks here.Tyson's key points included:Even though NASA represents only a...
04/16/2012
The fabulous 28th National Space Symposium Opening Ceremony, held Monday evening, April 16, featured the Colorado Springs Philharmonic playing two selections from Gustav Holst's The Planets, Op. 32: Jupiter, Bringer of Jollility and Mars, Bringer of War. The event, which was co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin, officially kicked off the Symposium. It began with remarks from Space...
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...

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