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Space Foundation Cyber 1.1 Conference to Explore Strategic and Tactical Aspects of Cyberspace

02/13/2011

Space Foundation Cyber 1.1 Conference to Explore Strategic and Tactical Aspects of Cyberspace COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2011) -- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2011) -- Space and cyberspace will intersect at the Space Foundation national conference, Cyber 1.1, to be held Monday, April 11, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. This full-day conference takes place immediately before the official opening of the 27th National Space Symposium.

Similar to last year's Cyber 1.0 conference, but with updated information, Cyber 1.1 will focus on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, including emphasis on developing people to meet the challenges posed by cyberspace. Featured speakers and panelists will provide insight into evolving cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government.

The conference will also include: a networking breakfast sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton; a policy-focused luncheon sponsored by General Dynamics; interactive demonstrations and a networking reception. Co-sponsor Northrop Grumman is providing all-day coffee service.

Registration for the limited-seating conference is now open. Although 27th National Space Symposium registration is not a requirement for attending Cyber 1.1, Symposium registrants will receive a $50 discount off the $495 fee for Cyber 1.1.

For information about package pricing, military rates and how to register go to www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org/Register

Cyber 1.1 confirmed speakers include:

  • Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Retired), president and chief executive officer, SM&A Strategic Advisors and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking on the topic "Are We Beyond Ready to be Ready?"
  • Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and Chief Master Sergeant Kevin G. Slater, USAF, command chief, 24th Air Force, who will address "Cyber Warriors -- Today and Tomorrow"

In addition, panel discussions will explore industry solutions and cyber preparedness. The panel "Industry Solutions: Where is the Technology Leading?" will be moderated by Christian C. Daehnick, Toffler Associates senior associate, with panelists:

  • John Higginbotham, executive chairman, Blue Ridge Networks
  • Maj. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose, USAF (Retired), vice president and general manager, Cyber & Information Assurance, Harris Corporation
  • Keith Uebele, principal strategist, Intel Corporation
  • Kathy J. Warden, vice president, Cyber & SIGINT Systems, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

"The Human Dimension" panel will be moderated by Steven Kenney, business director for Toffler Associates.

What is Cyberspace?
From a military perspective, cyberspace is a domain for both strategic and tactical operations characterized by the use of electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum to store, modify and exchange data via networked systems and associated physical infrastructures. The term cyberspace was coined by the science fiction author William Gibson in his 1982 story "Burning Chrome" and popularized by his 1984 novel Neuromancer.

About the 27th National Space Symposium
The annual Space Foundation National Space Symposium brings together all sectors of space to highlight accomplishments and address opportunities and issues facing the global space community today. The 27th National Space Symposium will feature forums, panels, presentations, speeches, special events and ample opportunity to hear from and network with the space community's most influential leaders.

Cyber 1.1 and 27th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors of the 27th National Space Symposium include a.i. solutionsAnalytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)ARES CorporationATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen HamiltonCisco Systems, Inc.; EuroconsultFisher Space Pen Co.; GMVGeneral Dynamics; IBM; ILA Berlin Air ShowIntegral SystemsIntelsat General CorporationInternational Academy of Astronautics (IAA)International Space University (ISU); Lockheed MartinMaui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MoogNorthrop GrummanParadigm; Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneQinetiQ; Raytheon; SAIC; SES World SkiesSpace Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) ; SpaceSystems/LoralSpaceX; Stellar SolutionsSwedish Space Corporation (SSC)United Launch Alliance; and United Space AllianceSpace News International and Aviation Week are official media partners. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is
a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry - civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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