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High-Level Speakers will Cover Multiple Aspects of Cyberspace at Space Foundation Cyber 1.1

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High-Level Speakers will Cover Multiple Aspects of Cyberspace at Space Foundation Cyber 1.1 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 16, 2011) — Four high-level speakers, representing military, industry and policy perspectives of cyberspace, will join a roster of illustrious participants at the Space Foundation’s Cyber 1.1 conference next month.

Cyber 1.1 is a full-day conference that takes place immediately before the official opening of the 27th National Space Symposium on Monday, April 11, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Featured will be Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, discussing “Air Force Space Command’s Evolving Cyber Role.” Roger Cressey, senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, will speak on “Cyberspace: What’s the Interagency Doing?” Gen. Peter Pace, USMC (Retired), president and chief executive officer, SM&A Strategic Advisors and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will address the topic “Are We Beyond Ready to be Ready?”

The Honorable C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, (D-MD), will provide a congressional perspective as keynote speaker at the Cyber 1.1 luncheon, co-sponsored by General Dynamics. John Jolly, vice president and general manager, Cyber Systems Division, General Dynamics, is serving as corporate host.

The conference will open with remarks by Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham and by Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command.

Christine J. Harada, principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, is master moderator for the day. Panel discussions include “Industry Solutions: Where is Technology Leading?” moderated by Christian C. Daehnick, senior associate, Toffler Associates.  The panel comprises:

  • Jerry Edgerton, president, Government Group, Blue Ridge Networks
  • Maj. Gen. Dale W. Meyerrose, USAF (Retired), vice president and general manager, Cyber & Information Assurance, Harris Corporation
  • Robert Rodriguez, chairman and managing principal, Security Innovation Network (SINET)
  • 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. Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Bayuk, program director of the Systems Security Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Steven Hawkins, vice president, Intelligence and Information Systems, Raytheon Company
  • Rear Adm. David G. Simpson, USN, corporate director for information dominance

The conference also includes a networking breakfast co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and interactive demonstrations and a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon. Northrop Grumman is providing all-day coffee service.  

To Register
Registration for the limited-seating conference is now open. For information about package pricing, military rates and registration for both Cyber 1.1 and the 27th National Space Symposium, go to
. Early Bird Discount rates for combined registration end March 18.

About Basla
Basla is vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He assists the commander in organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, United States Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. Previously, he was vice director for C4 Systems, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; served on the staffs of the Joint Staff, U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters United States Air Force, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Communications Command; and served in five operational communications units including commands at detachment, squadron and group levels. He has extensive joint experience, including a tour as director for C4 Systems, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia.

About Cressey
Cressey is a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously, he was the president and founder of Good Harbor Consulting, LLC, a security and risk management consulting firm based in Arlington, Va., and served in senior cyber security and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he was the deputy for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff. Prior to his White House service, Cressey served in the Department of Defense and the Department of State. For the past six years, he has been an on-air counterterrorism analyst for NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.

About Pace
Pace is president and chief executive officer of SM&A Strategic Advisors, which serves multiple vertical markets with proposal and project management consulting services. He served for more than 40 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 2007 from the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces — chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that role, Pace served as the principal military advisor to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Prior to becoming chairman, he served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

About Ruppersberger
In public office for more than 26 years, Congressman Ruppersberger (D-MD) is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was named Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in 2011, making him the committee’s senior-most minority party member and placing him on the elite “Gang of Eight” that comprises the four top members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, House Speaker and House Minority Leader. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee; the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which oversees weapons and space, missile defense and energy-related national security programs; and the Emerging Threats & Capabilities Subcommittee, which oversees Special Operations Forces, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, cyber and homeland defense. Previously, he chaired the Technical and Tactical Intelligence Subcommittee, which oversees space, cybersecurity and signal intelligence agencies.

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 include: ADD STAFFa.i. solutionsAnalytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)ARES Corporation; ArianespaceATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; 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); IridiumLockheed 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 Alliance. Aviation Week; Defense Systems; and Space News International 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 Follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.