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Space Foundation Expands Cyber 1.2 Conference Speaker Roster

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2012) —  The Space Foundation has added more dynamic speakers to the program of its third annual cyber event, Cyber 1.2, to be held April 16 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. The full-day conference immediately precedes the Space Foundation’s other annual event, the National Space Symposium.

The Honorable Madelyne R. Creedon, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Global Strategic Affairs, will be the featured luncheon speaker for Cyber 1.2. The luncheon is co-sponsored by General Dynamics.

About Creedon
Creedon was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs on Aug. 2, 2011. She supports the under secretary of defense for policy in overseeing policy development and execution in the areas of countering weapons of mass destruction, U.S. nuclear forces and missile defense and DoD cyber security and space issues. Previously, Creedon was counsel for the Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and was responsible for the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, as well as threat reduction and nuclear nonproliferation issues; served as the deputy administrator for defense programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; and was the associate deputy secretary of energy for National Security Programs at the Department of Energy. Creedon earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Evansville, Ind.  

Other Featured Speakers
Cyber 1.2 will open with comments by Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., who will discuss the strategic implications and the Air Force Space missions that relate to the cyber domain.

The other featured morning speaker is Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Vautrinot is responsible for the Air Force’s component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations.

The morning presentations will also include a Cyber Industry Dialog, featuring panelists:

  • Lt. Gen. Charles E. Croom, Jr., USAF, Ret., vice president, Cyber Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services
  • Steve K. Hawkins, vice president, Information Security Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems
  • Dewey Houck, vice president and general manager, Information Solutions, The Boeing Company
  • John Jolly, vice president and general manager, Cyber Systems Division, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Kathy J. Warden, vice president and general manager Northrop Grumman

To Register
There will be plenty of opportunity to conduct business at Cyber 1.2, which opens with a networking breakfast, and concludes with a networking reception co-sponsored by Raytheon. Look for updates on Cyber 1.2 speakers and panelists at

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.

Cyber 1.2 and 28th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAIAA; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ARES CorporationArianespace, Inc.; ATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing CompanyBooz Allen Hamilton; Cisco Systems, Inc.; DyneticsEuroconsultFluor; GMV USAGeneral Dynamics; Government ExecutiveIntelsat General CorporationInternational Space University (ISU); Lockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); Moog; Northrop GrummanParadigm Secure CommunicationsPratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; Raytheon; SES Government Solutions; Sherman & Howard L.L.C.; Space Generation Advisory Council; Space Systems/Loral; SpaceXSpincraft; Stellar SolutionsUnited Launch Alliance (ULA). Official media partners include Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers and Space News. Sponsorship information can be found at:

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, 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.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes 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. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.