Cyber Initiatives

Lt. Gen. Basla is Cyber 1.2 Featured Speaker

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Lt. Gen. Basla is Cyber 1.2 Featured Speaker The Space Foundation’s Cyber 1.2 is a full-day conference that takes place immediately before the official opening of the 28th National Space Symposium. 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. Featured speakers and panelists will provide insight into cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government.

Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., will open the program, discussing the strategic implications and the Air Force Space missions that relate to the cyber domain. 

Cyber 1.2 will be held Monday, April 16, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The conference includes a networking breakfast, a luncheon co-sponsored by General Dynamics and a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon.

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, 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. 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.


This article is part of Space Watch: February 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 2).