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Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command is Cyber 1.2 Featured Speaker

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Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command is Cyber 1.2 Featured Speaker COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2012) — Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., will discuss the strategic implications and the Air Force Space missions that relate to the cyber domain at the Space Foundation national conference Cyber 1.2, to be held Monday, April 16, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Like the 2011 Cyber 1.1 conference, Cyber 1.2 will reveal senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, with emphasis on hot button issues, human capital development, international dimensions and the evolving challenges posed by cyberspace.

Cyber 1.2 is a full-day conference that takes place immediately before the official opening of the 28th National Space Symposium. The conference includes a networking breakfast, a luncheon co-sponsored by General Dynamics and concludes with a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon.

Dynamic Program
Cyber 1.2 will feature speakers from industry and government, and panel discussions, including:

  • Cyber Industry Dialogs I and II
  • Cyber and the New Generation
  • Cyber in the Global Community

Look for updates on speakers and panelists at

To Register
For information about package pricing, military rates and secure online registration for both Cyber 1.2 and the 28th National Space Symposium, go to, which includes a live chat tab for customer service questions.

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, Basla 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. Basla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of New York, Albany, and a Master of Science degree in teleprocessing science, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.

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.

Cyber 1.2 and 28th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ARES CorporationArianespace, Inc.; ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen Hamilton; EuroconsultFluor; GMVGeneral Dynamics; Intelsat General CorporationInternational Space University (ISU); Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; Northrop Grumman; ParadigmPratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; SES Government Solutions; Sherman & HowardSpace Generation Advisory Council; Space Systems Loral; SpaceX; Stellar SolutionsUnited Launch Alliance (ULA). Aviation WeekGovernment Executive; MilSat Magazine and Space News are the official media partners. Sponsorship information can be found at:

About the Space Foundation
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