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04/08/2013
Can the U.S. detect, thwart and respond to a cyber offensive that would leave our nation vulnerable to other, possibly more conventional, offensive efforts? Visions of a "Cyber Pearl Harbor" are forcing decision makers to take steps to avoid such a calamity.This was one of many timely topics for discussion at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.3 conference, held April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in...
04/08/2013
The Space Foundation's annual cyberspace conference opened April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with featured speaker The Honorable Patrick Meehan (R-PA), who serves as the subcommittee chairman of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies for the House Committee on Homeland Security.In his comments, Meehan said he has been working on current...
03/13/2013
The Space Foundation is offering one last discount through March 15 for its 29th National Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.Register now and save up to $200 on standard industry registration, at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org/register.Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center is SOLD OUTOne of the main reasons to attend the Space Foundation's 29th...
04/23/2012
Last week's 28th National Space Symposium and the companion Cyber 1.2 event, held April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a big hit with attendees, exhibitors and the media. Highlights included:The largest number of exhibitors ever filling up both the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center Pavilion - more than 165 exhibitors,...
04/19/2012
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), began his presentation at the 28th National Space Symposium by listing USSTRATCOM's top strategic imperatives: counter aggression, security of weapons of mass destruction, counter terrorism, cyberspace security, homeland defense and maintaining a nuclear deterrent.Kehler said that the United States'...
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...

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